Custom Residencies

Touchstone teaching artists are skilled at creating custom residencies tailored to the needs of your students, classroom, community group, etc. Programs include original theatrical productions, literary adaptations of classic or contemporary texts, and short and long-term workshops on a variety of topics.

I. Residencies (5 or more sessions)
Rehearsal & Performance: In partnership with school personnel, Touchstone Theatre artists will cast, design and direct an original or adapted work of theatre featuring student (and sometimes staff!) performers. Participants learn theatre fundamentals of vocal, physical and text-based performance, while developing skills of confidence, listening and working with others towards a final public performance.

II. Short Courses (1-4 sessions)
Theatre Games (Pre K-12): Theatre games cultivate the imagination while teaching important life skills of communication, collaboration, listening and responding. Games and exercises teach characterization, improvisation, using the imagination, vocal skills, storytelling and can be tailored to teacher and classroom goals.

III. Professional Development:
FOR TEACHERS & BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS! Bring Touchstone’s experienced team of professional theatre artists into your school or business. We offer a variety of programs on Creativity in the Classroom or Business, Public Speaking, Community-building or can tailor a program to suit the needs of your group.

Touchstone Teaching Artists will collaborate with leadership to suit the needs of your institution.?Prices vary depending on budget and program type.

For more information about ArtsTouch arts-in-education programming, contact: Jp Jordan, Touchstone Artistic Director at (610) 867-1689 or