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Professional Development for Teachers

Two River Theater will offer periodic classes for teachers in a variety of disciplines throughout the season.

Teachers can use our two-hour First Monday Masters classes for professional development, and will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the evening.

Click HERE for more info and to register.

Professional Development for Teachers: Examining the Work of T. Thomas Fortune and August Wilson

Join us on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 for a one-day professional development program, presented as a collaboration between the T. Thomas Fortune Foundation and Two River Theater, in compliance with the New Jersey Amistad Commission.  This program will focus on the work of T. Thomas Fortune (writer, journalist, social justice crusader, and editor of the New York Age Newspaper) and the theatrical work of playwright August Wilson (August Wilson’s American Century Cycle).

Existing in a hostile environment of uncertainty, how does the African American community rise above the degradation of second-class citizenship to exhort its humanity?  Explore the compelling writings of two prominent African American men: T. Thomas Fortune (1856-1928, born into slavery in Florida, lineage white grandfather) and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson (1945-2005, lineage white father). Their work charts a journey of triumph, tragedy and a renaissance of cultural perception.

Teachers in attendance will be given a tour of the National Historic Landmark, the T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center, which is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2018.  Academic Scholar and leading historian, Dr. Walter Greason, (Monmouth University), author of “Suburban Erasure,” will be among the teaching professionals, along with Two River Theater’s Literary Manager Taylor Barfield, and Brandon J. Dirden, director of TRT’s upcoming production of August Wilson’s King Hedley II.

Participating educators will earn seven hours of Professional Development credits. This program is free and spots are limited. Please visit the T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center website for more information, or contact TRT Director of Education Kate Cordaro:  or 732-345-1400 x1814.


New for Two River Theater’s 2018/19 Season!

If you book a student matinee for selected shows in our 2018/19 season, you are invited to learn more about how to tie the production into your curriculum, earn some PD hours, and preview the performance before you see it with your class! Cost for the workshop is $40; ticket to the Wednesday Preview is free with purchase of workshop. All participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the evening.

Pamela’s First Musical                 Wed. Sept. 12                    PD Wkshp 4:00-6:00pm, show at 7:00pm

King Hedley II                               Wed. Nov. 14                     PD Wkshp 4:00-6:00pm, show at 7:00pm

Noises Off                                      Wed. Jan. 16                      PD Wkshp 4:00-6:00pm, show at 7:00pm

The Belle of Amherst                      Wed. April 17                   PD Wkshp 4:00-6:00pm, show at 7:00pm

To book a Professional Development Workshop in conjunction with your student matinee, select PD Workshop on your Student Matinee Ticket Request form, located HERE.

Please check back for updates and new classes!