Missoula Children's Theatre Workshops at Area Schools

Can’t go on a fieldtrip? The Missoula Children’s Theatre can come to your school or classroom for a workshop!

3 dates available: Tuesday, Sept. 13, Wednesday, Sept. 14, or Thursday, Sept. 15
Schedule your workshop from 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Each workshop is approximately 45 minutes.

$150 per workshop for a regular class of up to 30 students
$350 per assembly–style option for 30–60 students

Availability for workshops will be on a first-come basis as our tour director’s time during our residency is limited, so reserve your spot ASAP. To schedule a workshop, contact Rachel Frisby, programming coordinator, at rafrisby@viterbo.edu, (608) 796-3725.

Let us know:

  • the best date/time for you and a backup date/time
  • which workshop you’d like to do (from list below)
  • an approximate number of participants
  • the grade(s) of your students

We will do our best to honor your request. Background checks are a requirement for both tour directors.

This fall we are pleased to offer the following outreach workshops:

  1. Drama Quest   

A grand adventure through a jungle awaits! Using active and energetic role–playing in a dynamic group setting, students will develop problem–solving skills by engaging their communication and imagination skills. Your students will have so much fun they won’t realize that they’re learning!
Grades K–2 max 30 students

  1. Acting 

The basic tools of an actor’s trade–observation, memorization, concentration, and imagination are presented and explored in an entertaining manner.  The students participate in a variety of fun exercises, learning to apply the actor’s tools to both performing and everyday life.
Grades K–2, max 30 students; or grades 3-12 up to 60 students w/assembly–style option

  1. Mime  

People communicate with each other in many ways. Much of that communication is done without ever needing to speak. See how isolations, illusions, key gestures, and body language are all used to tell a story.
Grades K–2, max 30 students; or Grades 3–12 up to 60 students w/assembly–style option           

  1. Improv

Participation and teamwork are emphasized as the students learn to act without a script. This workshop can be geared to all skill levels of students from beginners to more experienced performers.
Grades K–2, max 30 students; or grades 3–12 up to 60 students w/assembly-style option           

  1. Behind the Scenes        

Most people don’t get to see what happens before the curtain rises. This workshop explains how the process of role-play helps to increase communication skills and teaches constructive group dynamics.
Grades K–2, max 30 students; or grades 3–12 up to 60 students w/assembly-style option           

  1. Bored Schmored – Let's Put On A Play! 

An entertaining and interactive assembly–style program designed to expand the imagination. A few chosen audience members create and participate in scenes and short plays to help alleviate the boredom of a "rainy day," all the while learning a little bit about theatre and the power of their own imaginations.
Grades K-6, 600 students max (Assembly/Performance Style)
Grade level adjustments for this workshop can be made to accommodate special circumstances.