Kaiser Permanente Theatre Program

Now entering our second year of partnership, SCT and Kaiser Permanente’s Free Educational Theater Program has visited nearly 22,000 students and 2,100 Teachers statewide. The Educational Theater Program consists of touring productions, in class residencies, workshops and professional development opportunities for teachers and students alike, all free to qualifying schools. All of our programming is designed to inspire children, teens and adults to make informed decisions about their health and build stronger communities.

To book a performance, please contact Scott Koh, Arts Based Learning Program Manager at scottk@sct.org or 206-443-0807 Ext. 1082.


By Ramón Esquivel

Above, Below, Between is a touring play for middle school audiences that examines the consequences of bullying. The work allows young people to observe the shifting status between the bully, bystander or victim depending on circumstances. Following each show students will have an opportunity to participate in a discussion with the cast aimed to spark further conversation about how conflicts emerge and to brainstorm positive alternatives and outcomes.

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By Trista Baldwin 

Ghosted tells the story of four students as they navigate through a single day of high school. When one of them experiences a bout of anxiety and is sent to the counselor’s office, issues of friendship and honesty lead all of them to reveal hard truths about their personal experiences and lives. Following these disclosures, the characters brainstorm a collective path towards resiliency, personal strength and mutual support. Following the play, the cast will engage with student audiences in a conversation about resiliency. The objective of the conversation is to further examine the themes of the play, and offer students resources and additional information about a healthy personal growth.

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S.T.A.R. Workshop for grades 3 - 5

S.T.A.R. Workshops (Stop, Think, Act, Reflect) are an opportunity for students to practice specific research-based Conflict Resolution Steps, enabling them to identify the problem and their feelings, stay safe and calm, and communicate effectively as they move towards a solution.  After warming up with a drama game, students will help teaching artists resolve a conflict, then work in groups to practice conflict resolution steps in a variety of scenarios.

The S.T.A.R. workshop is designed for classes of 30 students or less. Two Artist/Educators work with each group of students. Workshops last from 45 minutes to one hour.

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Social and Emotional Learning: 2018-2019 Elementary School Residency Program

Over the course of a week, elementary school students in the Puget Sound have fun helping teaching artists and a puppet from outer space learn how to make healthy choices. This is an active, hands-on workshop incorporating movement, drama games, props, a rainbow parachute and a giant puzzle.

Content is designed to work for children from a variety of home settings and family circumstances, including those with limited resources or housing. Topics include managing and expressing emotions and stress in constructive ways, and social engagement, including working with others to achieve specific goals in order to contribute to the well-being of the community.

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