The Rose - Performing Art for Children and Families

Enriching the lives of children and their families
through live theater and arts education.

School Workshops

The Rose offers several workshops that take place AT YOUR SCHOOL. A professional Rose teaching artist will visit your classroom for three to five days in a one week time period to explore, through drama, a curriculum topic of your choice. To register your class, please contact Lindy Glenn at (402) 502-4625.

Bringing Literature To Life
•   Best for grades K-8
•   $60/Teacher (per in-class hour)

This three- to five-day residency uses statue work, pantomime, and characterization to explore books and stories the class is currently reading such as Dr. Seuss, Where the Red Fern Grows, etc.  These techniques allow students to combine their knowledge of the literature with drama skills to explore the characters, locations, situations, feelings, and experiences of the chracters.

•   Best for grades 4-12
•   $60/Teacher (per in-class hour)

This three- to five-day residency introduces students to the basics of playwriting from proper format, to dramatic structure, to creating settings, developing character voices, and more. Sixth to eighth grade students will focus on writing ten-minute plays about bullying for our regional “Young Playwrights for Change” competition that will qualify one winner to proceed to the national level.

History Through Drama
•   Best for grades 1-8
•   $60/Teacher (per in-class hour)

This three- to five-day residency uses drama skills such as statue work, pantomime and characterization to explore particular moments in history that relate to students’ current studies such as the American Revolution, Lewis and Clark, Civil War, etc.

Meet The Actor in You
•   Best for grades K-8
•   $60/Teacher (per in-class hour)

This three- to five-day residency introduces students to a variety of artistic elements associated with theater.  Students will learn about acting, directing, playwriting, and design.  At the end of the week, the workshop will culminate with the class creating its own play.

New! Telling a Story Through Dance
• Best for grades K-2
• $60/Teacher (per in-class hour)

This one-, two-, or three-day residency introduces students to dance and uses creative movement to explore the story elements of The Little Engine That Could. By creating images, both mental and physical, children will be able to develop their reading comprehension. This occurs because children connect and relate to the characters and become an active participant in the story.

Workshops at Your School generally cost between $720-$1,200. Please inquire about school discounts and bundled rates when you make your reservation. Please feel free to discuss curriculum topics and scheduling requirements when you call. All prices are quoted for locations within the Omaha metro area. The Rose is available to do residencies outside the Omaha area; however, prices are negotiable. Please call for details. Please make sure you have a space available in your classroom or in a common area that can be cleared in order to allow room for the interactive drama activities associated with these workshops.

Free Funding Is Available for Field Trips!
We understand that budgets are tight. That’s why we’re offering two great solutions to help pay for your school’s field trip expenses. Both Nebraska Arts Council and Target Stores are offering financial assistance to help undertwrite the cost of providing your students with experiences such as those provided by The Rose Theater. For more information, please visit (click “Grants” to see all categories) or


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For questions or information, email Lindy Glenn
or call (402) 502-4625.

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