Cultural Education at ELTC
Residencies are tailored to the needs of teachers, curriculum, and/or the community, and may be part of the regular classroom experience or after school for 3rd grade through high school. Length: 1-30 days with 5-10 days being the most requested. Artists are working theater professionals uniquely qualified to share their craft with others. Residencies may be process-oriented and/or geared to a full production with students performing their own original scripts or already-written plays. Topics may be based on historic events and people; site specific/oral histories; stories by American writers; and personal experience and/or the imagination. Teacher prep materials available. Residencies meet most if not all of the Core Curriculum Standards for Social Studies, Language Arts Literacy, and the Visual and Performing Arts.Artists-in-residence programs for schools.
Student Theater Workshop: Students ages10-18 have the opportunity to rehearse and perform a play based on an American theme or written by an American author, culminating in a free public performance in July.
Intern program: Students ages 13-21 receive hands-on knowledge of theater from administration through performance. This program is free of charge and only available during the Cape May production season. Small stipends available.
After-Show Q & A with cast and crew: After the performance, first Friday of every production, the audience has the opportunity to ask questions of the cast, director, and crew.
Workshops in other locations for all ages: ELTC also provides workshops for youth, Elderhostels and other adult education programs, including those with special needs. (Currently providing workshops for the Blind Center of the Jersey Cape, etc.) These take place in libraries, museums, hotels, etc.
Touring productions: ELTC’s roster of 16 touring productions include works based on Paul Robeson, Louisa May Alcott, Lizzie Borden, Harriett Beecher Stowe, the Suffrage Movement, 1930’s radio-style plays, and a magic show.
Group Tours at ELTC
ELTC accommodates groups from 10-100 during its June through December, and March Mainstage Production Season in Cape May, coordinating packages for show-only, overnight accommodations + show, and/or restaurant + show.