Arthur Miller Theater Program


The Arthur Miller Theater Education Program provides significant mentorship, training and support for new theater teachers, increasing the number of New York City public school students with access to dedicated theater education. A partnership between the Fund for Public Schools, New York City Department of Education Office of Arts and Special Projects, and the Arthur Miller Foundation, this comprehensive program seeks to establish sustainability for theater programs in schools throughout the city.

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The Theater Education Program provides the following methods of support for first- and second-year theater teachers selected to participate:

  • A Mentorship Program for new theater teachers to support their development of curriculum and teaching skills under the guidance of experienced mentor teachers and artists;

  • Resources for theater teachers, including curriculum toolkits and funds for theater field trips to expose their students to NYC's theater and theater-makers;

  • Teaching Artist Residencies in classrooms to partner new theater teachers with New York's most celebrated cultural institutions and arts educators; and

  • Theater tickets and special events for participating teachers to attend professional performances and networking events.

Participants for this program are selected through an application process open to teachers entering their first and second years as full-time DOE certified theater teachers.