Bloomington's Professional Theater Company

Bloomington's Professional Theater Company

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Bloomington, IN 47408
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Workshop Series

Theatrical Teaching in a Digital World

Free Professional Development Workshops for Teachers

April WorkshopCardinal Stage presents a workshop series on Theatrical Teaching. This 3-part series connects the broad values of theater to educational approaches and is designed for primary and secondary educators of ALL disciplines.

Cardinal Stage’s Theatrical Teaching in a Digital World workshop series continues with our third online session on April 24, 2021. Investigation and Experimentation is our theme. The workshop will share a variety of fun and engaging theatre-anchored activities to highlight the creative process.

In this session we will be looking at the process of construction and deconstruction of content. Experimentation can lead to amazing learning.  We will highlight ideas that can be used to build student’s critical thinking and social/emotional skills. Active engagement is a priority, so participants should come ready to have fun. 

Cardinal Stage invites educators to participate in a 90 minute online workshop that will share theatre arts moves and activities designed to build collaborative skills with your students. The Theatrical Teaching series is for educators from all disciplines and all ages. You will learn activities that will excite, engage and motivate students.  Join with fellow educators in a fun, high energy session that will inform and engage.  You will come away with great ideas that you can share with your students right away. 

Our third and final workshop is on April 24th from 10:30am – 12:00pm (EST). For last minute registrations, email Kate Galvin at kate@cardinalstage.org.

Workshop Presenters:

  • Dr. Jim Ansaldo from the Indiana University Center on Education and Lifelong Learning.  Jim is an experienced improv actor and the co-creator of Camp Yes And.  Camp Yes And is a performance camp for neurodiverse students that strives for equity, connections and inclusion.
  • Francesca Sobrer is a recently retired secondary performing arts teacher. This year Francesca created an online drama club for students.
  • Kalei Sabaratnam is a classroom teacher who has worked with 4th through 8 graders.  She has created original curriculum for ten years. In this session she will share how student created role-playing games are an environment for collaborative storytelling, problem solving and investigation. 


  • This workshop series is free for all educators! Enrollment in all three sessions is encouraged. 
  • Professional Growth Points available. (1.5 hours per workshop)
  • This is an interactive workshop and all attendees will need a computer with a camera and microphone to participate fully.
  • Cardinal Stage will be conducting participant surveys throughout the workshop series to get feedback and measure impact of this program.


Workshop #1, Imagination: October 24, 2020 

Workshop # 2, Collaboration: January 30, 2021 

Workshop #3, Experimentation and Investigation:  April 24, 2021


Supported in part by the Innovation & Exploration Fund, a program of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre.