Teaching the Holocaust Through Theater
In partnership with Prime Stage Theater, the Holocaust Center will hold this teacher training at four times during the year in different locations across the county. The program will culminate in a student matinee of the acclaimed play The Soap Myth, starring Ed Asner, taking place in May 2019. Act 48 credit is available.
Training Dates & Locations (select one)
Friday, November 30, Whitehall Library (100 Borough Park Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15236),
Friday, January 11, Location TBA
Friday, February 1, Monroeville Library (4000 Gateway Campus Blvd, Monroeville, PA 15146)
Friday, February 22, Allegheny Intermediate Unit (475 E Waterfront Dr, Homestead, PA 15120)
$40 with Act 48 credit; $25 without
Each training takes place 9am-2:30pm.
In the morning, Prime Stage Theater will discuss principles of theatre, going into specific examples of Holocaust content and how these principles can be applied to interpreting and understanding the stories. In the afternoon, attendees will participate in theatre exercises and participate in an activity based on Flares of Memory, the Holocaust Center’s publication of vignettes written by local survivors.
This training is generously sponsored by the Philip Chosky Charitable Educational Foundation.