Education

Mahaiwe education programs offer world-class theatrical experiences to students from throughout the tri-state region. It is an important component of the Mahaiwe’s mission to support the community by incorporating arts and humanities into education outreach. Fund education programming.

School-Time Field Trips

Mahaiwe audience youth

Photo by Michael Lavin Flower

Mahaiwe education programs include live performances of dance, theatre and music on location as field trip events.

For more information, contact Education and Community Outreach Coordinator Caitlin Teeley at 413-644-9040 x116 or caitlin@mahaiwe.org.

Upcoming Programs

Snail and the Whale

Snail and the Whale
Available virtually, May 3 – May 22

Recommended for Grades Pre-K—3rd (ages 4-8 years)

Join an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father as they reimagine the story of a tiny snail’s incredible trip around the world, inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved picture book. Watch Trailer.

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Hip Hop Body Rock

Hip Hop Body Rock #1
Available virtually through June

Recommended for Grades K–5

Theatre and dance collide in bite size experiences crafted by world renowned educator and performer Paige Hernandez. Preview Videos (password: Lets Dance!). View Support Materials.

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Rhapsody in Black

Rhapsody in Black
Available virtually through June

Recommended for Grade 7+

The virtual version of Rhapsody in Black, an impactful one-man show about racism, the myriad inequities faced by Blacks in our society, and the challenges of straddling the color line is now available for streaming. Watch Trailer & Testimonial Video.

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In-School Residencies

Hip Hop Theatre with Open Thought Productions

Photo by Michael Lavin Flower

In addition to education programming at the theater, the Mahaiwe provides in-school workshops and residencies around the region.

For more information, contact Education and Community Outreach Coordinator Caitlin Teeley at 413-644-9040 x116 or caitlin@mahaiwe.org.

Upcoming Residencies

There are no residencies scheduled at this time.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION FOR EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS

Mahaiwe interior

Photo by Michael Lavin Flower

Note that the mezzanine and balcony sections of the theater are only available by stairs.

The Mahaiwe welcomes audiences of all abilities. Accessibility information can be found on the Accessibility page. Needs should be discussed with Education Coordinator Caitlin Teeley ​when registering for shows.

Students and/or teachers with mobility issues should be dropped off in front of the theater in a car/van.

LOCATION & PARKING

The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is located at 14 Castle Street. However, school buses must use special student drop off, pick up and parking procedures.

School buses are directed to turn on Taconic Avenue. to drop students and teachers off at the train station.  Students and teachers must walk down stairs and through the tunnel to cross the street to enter the theater.

Buses will be parked off site and return for pick up after the performance.

For more information, contact Education and Community Outreach Coordinator Caitlin Teeley at 413-644-9040 x116 or caitlin@mahaiwe.org.