Learning Through Theater with Imagination Stage and Planet Word

Two field trips in one! Watch a performance of New Kid by Dennis Foon produced by Imagination Stage, and participate in hands-on theater-inspired activities led by teaching artists. Then, visit Planet Word’s galleries to reflect on all the ways we use language. This excursion will celebrate language-learning, foster empathy for the immigrant experience, and demonstrate how one can communicate important ideas through writing and artistic expression. This program is in direct alignment with the Setting the Score Cornerstone for theater and DCPS ELA goals.

If needed, transportation will be provided free of cost.

Dates and Timeline:
Offered January 23, 2023 – February 3, 2023
Total field trip duration: 2 hours, not including travel time

  • New Kid by Imagination Stage — 45 mins
  • Workshop style activities — 20 mins
  • Self-guided Planet Word gallery time — 50 mins

Best for 3rd grade, but exceptions for 4th–5th grades will be made. For students attending public and charter school in DC only. One adult must accompany every ten students. 

Value and Courtesy Notice:
This experience is a $50-per-student value, being offered to public and public charter students in the District of Columbia at no cost by Imagination Stage and Planet Word. To ensure that no opportunities go unfilled, please register only if confident you’ll be able to attend. If plans change, please let us know as soon as you are able so that we can free up space for other students. We appreciate your cooperation.

Register here