Bloomington's Professional Theater Company

Bloomington's Professional Theater Company

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Bloomington, IN 47408
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Theatrical Teaching Workshop Series

Free Professional Development Workshops for Teachers

Cardinal Stage’s Theatrical Teaching workshop series begins its second year with an online session on September 11, 2021. Community Building is our theme. The workshop will share a variety of fun and engaging theatre-based activities designed to help develop your classroom community.

After a year and a half of virtual, hybrid, socially distanced and interrupted classroom teaching we head into the 2021-2022 school year with high hopes for a return to in-person learning. This return will require intentional work on building a classroom community.  Students may have not had to share space with other learners for quite some time. Skills like communication, listening, sharing and collaboration will be rusty. The challenges are significant.

Cardinal Stage invites educators to participate in a 90 minute online workshop that will share theatre arts moves and activities designed to develop a positive learning community. The Theatrical Teaching series is for educators from all disciplines and all ages. You will learn activities that will excite, engage and motivate students. The process of sharing the stage, listening to your group members and adding to the collective outcome is critical to a healthy learning environment. 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.

Community Building Workshop: Saturday, September 11 10:30am – 12:00pm (EST).

Online registration has closed for this event. For last minute sign ups, email [email protected]

Workshop Presenters:

  • Dr. Jim Ansaldo works at the Indiana University Center on Education and Lifelong Learning. Jim is an experienced improv actor and the co-creator of Camp Yes And, a performance camp for neurodiverse students that strives for equity, connections, and inclusion.
  • Glynnis Kunkel-Ruiz is an actor and educator. Glynnis holds an MFA in Acting from Indiana University and will be appearing in Cardinal’s upcoming production of Ada & the Engine. Glynnis has been an English teacher at various schools in the midwest and currently teaches at The PATH School in Indianapolis.
  • Jim Morrison has been an environmental educator, an elementary teacher, a school leader, a teacher trainer and a consultant. Currently pseudo-retired, Jim still works with literacy learners. Jim serves as the Education Outreach Coordinator for Cardinal Stage.
  • Dr. Gustave Weltsek – Assistant Professor of Arts Education at Indiana University, School of Education, Arts Ed. Gustave teaches graduate courses in imaginative and creative critical performative pedagogies and inquiry and undergraduate courses in drama/theatre in and as education.

Facilitated by Kate Galvin, Artistic Director, and Jim Morrison, Education Outreach Coordinator.


  • This workshop series is free for all educators! 
  • 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.


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