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 require a reservation below. Parking may not be included. Nashville downtown parking listings are here.


2019-20 HOT Workshops

Diary of a Wombat 
Using the upcoming HOT performance of Diary of a Wombat as inspiration, this interactive workshop will have participants laughing and learning at the same time. Participants will jump into activities steeped in English language arts curriculum, while integrating the science of marsupials – and may get to meet live marsupials in the Zoo along the way!
Date: November 7, 2019, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Nashville Zoo
Parking: Included
In-service credit: 3 hours
Cost: $15.00

Guiding Students in Creative Process 
In this hands-on improvisational workshop, participants explore how to guide young people in the play creation process, including identifying and researching topics, creating dialogue, and performance techniques. Presented by company members of Mad River Theater Works during their week of performances at TPAC of Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks, this workshop will share methods for writing plays that reflect the history and culture of local communities.
Date: November 21, 2019, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: This workshop will take place in a school, exact location TBD. Details will be provided as they are confirmed.
Parking: TBD
In-service credit: 2 hours
Cost: $10.00

All the World’s a Stage 
Shakespeare’s work can be seen across all genres, including the music performance of Shakespeare in Jazz: All the World’s a Stage on the HOT Season for Young People in March of 2020. This workshop will combine theater, music, English, visual art, and social studies curriculum to share teaching strategies that will enliven your Shakespeare lessons.
Date: January 28, 2020, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Lipscomb University – Bison Inn Conference Room
Parking: Included
In-service credit: 2 hours
Cost: $10.00