TDF Teacher Seminars and Professional Development

New year. New class.
Happy New Year! If one of your resolutions is to expand your theatre teaching skills in 2020, consider enrolling in TDF's playwriting course offered through the NYC Department of Education's After School Professional Development Program. Teachers can earn professional credits along the way (P-credits and CTLE hours), get to see a free show and receive a complimentary one-year membership to TDF.

Below is the description for the course we're offering this semester. If you have questions, contact Ginger Meagher, TDF’s Director of Education Programs, at

We hope to see you soon!

Be Your Own Hero: A Playwright’s Journey
Exploring playwriting through the origin story.

Target grade levels: secondary and undergraduate educators
Dates: Tuesdays from February 4-May 5, and Thursday, May 7 (excluding midwinter recess)
Location: TDF Conference Room in Midtown Manhattan

Modeled after a TV writers' room, this course focuses on dramatic action in playwriting, television and comic-book writing. Learn how to connect with students through verbal, visual, oral and improv activities, and enhance your storytelling and plotting skills. Create your own plan for how to use these new techniques in a classroom setting. Taught by Crystal Skillman. Read her bio.

SAVE THE DATE: Enrollment opens Jan. 26!