Theater Essentials Online is an integrated classroom tool for grades 7-12 consisting of structured 15-minute pre-recorded lessons led by local theater professionals. Designed to be completely flexible for in-person, hybrid or fully remote models of learning, each video lesson connects with state standards and includes study guides, student worksheets and other resources. Using our easy pay-what-you-can structure, teachers can purchase and distribute videos in voice, acting, design and more to students wherever and whenever they are learning.

Check out our first lesson, Light Design, under Technical Theater Basics!



Areas of Discipline

Technical Theater Basics

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  • Lesson 1 | Lighting Design | Register Here

    Check back this winter for the following lessons:
  • Set Design & Construction
  • Makeup & Costumes
  • Stage Management
  • Sound Design & Engineering

Vocal Technique

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  • Breath
  • Head, Chest and Mixed Voices
  • Vocal/Audition Warmups
  • Effective/Healthy singing techniques across different genres
  • Vocal modeling for female vs male students

Acting Technique

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  • Making Discoveries
  • Characterization
  • Carrying out an objective in a scene
  • Embodying physicality 
  • Script Analysis


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  • How to properly warm up
  • Principals of applying choreography
  • Musical Theater Movement
  • Ballet Technique
  • Tap Technique

Professional Development for Teachers

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  • Theatre & Social Justice
  • Dramaturgy
  • Directing Small vs Large Ensembles
  • Creating Accessible Performance Spaces
  • Careers in Broadway 
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Sponsored by the Sunny Durham Foundation and the Producers of Moulin Rouge! The Musical.