HOT Workshops

People operating shadow puppets

HOT Workshops are highly interactive, entertaining, and informative sessions that will inspire cross-curriculum instruction for any classroom. Each workshop will address particular grade levels and usually connect to specific shows from the HOT Season for Young People so that teachers gain experience in arts-based strategies to maximize the educational impact of a performance for students.

Additional workshop opportunities often become available throughout the year. For updates and additions, make sure to sign-up for our TPAC Education e-mail newsletter list here.

All HOT Workshops are free to attend but require a reservation below. Registrations open in mid-August. Parking is not included, but Nashville downtown parking listings are here.


From Page to Stage with Mark Cabus
Date and Time: November 29, 2018, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Location: TPAC’s Polk Theater
In-service credit: 2 hours

Presented by Mark Cabus (who will be performing his 1-man show of A Christmas Carol for schools), this interactive workshop will provide strategies for theatricalizing a literary work, pulling text off the page and making it live on stage.


Explore Puppetry with Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Date and Time:   February 28, 2019, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
TPAC’s Polk Theater
In-service credit:  2 hours

Presented by visiting artists from Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, this workshop lets participants interact with the performers and the puppets from the HOT presentation of The Rainbow Fish.



HOT Workshops Registration Form