Artist Residencies

The quality of the staff and content of the residency are very impressive. Drama class is the highlight of the week for ALL of my students. Every student participates and every student grows from these wonderfully rich sessions. SCT has crafted an ingenious curriculum that builds on students’ drama skills week by week.”   5th grade Teacher, Seattle

Grade-based Residency In-School and After-School Programs:

We design a series of classes to fit your needs. We can explore areas of theatre and other disciplines, using drama and arts-integrated techniques. Residencies range from multiple weeks to months to an entire school year. These classes can take place during the school day to fulfill Common Core Standards and EALRs or as after-school or community-based drama enrichment programs. Please call 206.859.4040 for more information!

Residency Programs Include:

Story Drama, Pre-K - Grade 3

If you have ever wished you could go inside a storybook, then Story Drama is perfect for you. Every session, we read a different book and explore elements of the story through acting, art, and interactive, multi-sensory props. Experience the excitement of drama and working as an ensemble while actively enjoying the best in children's literature.

Dramatic Imagination, grades 1-3

Dive into a world we create together and act out a story that builds from session to session. Play characters and create environments that tie into the session-long adventure. We learn to use imagination, body and voice to work together, overcome obstacles, and develop every aspect of a completely original story.

Building a Positive Community, grades 1 and up

Drama is a gateway to a stronger community. Turn your classroom into an ensemble through a myriad of drama exercises that focus on 21st Century Skills: critical thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration and teamwork.

Acting Zone: Intro to Acting, grades 3 and up

Discover how the professionals act. Learn how to coordinate your voice, body, and mind while you engage in the basics of acting theory: actions, objectives, and obstacles. This class is the foundation of any acting training program, from movement and voice work to character development and scene creation.

Acting Zone 2: Scripts, grades 5 and up

Bring a script to life. Explore scenes from great plays to expand your knowledge of the basic terms, concepts, and approaches to acting. Taking clues from the given circumstances found on the page, actors will embody dynamic characters, create strong relationships, and make choices that transform the words and stage directions into living, breathing scenes.

Special Interests

Using drama exercises, professional teaching artists work with students to explore basic acting skills, theatrical special interest topics, and/or non-theatre curriculum. Choose from our standard curriculum or work with us to design a custom program for your classroom. Below are several options:

  • History-based residencies range from the American Revolution and Civil War, to the Westward Movement and Civil Rights struggle.
  • Theatrical skills-based residencies include: Shakespeare, Playwrighting, Physical Comedy, Stage Combat, Sketch Comedy and Improvisation.
  • SCT Production-based residencies and workshops include: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Stellaluna, The Snowy Day, Into the West, Seedfolks and Fire Station 7.


In-school programs: $100 per hour (up to 30 participants)

After-school programs: $100 per hour (up to 15 participants - SCT does not register students for after-school programs)

(Mileage may be added for locations over 50 miles roundtrip from Seattle Children's Theatre)

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