Virtual Education Resources

Learn About Theater From Home!

With our community staying safe at home in the early phases of the pandemic, Portland Stage created a variety of virtual education resources to continue engaging young people, families, teachers, and students. Resources include: Facebook live-streaming of Play Me a Story Dramatic Readings, Tutorial Videos, Games to Play at Home, Follow-Along Videos, and other Interactive Activities. These resources are designed to get your bodies and creativity moving, all from the comfort of your own home! 

Each resource is accompanied by an age recommendation for ease of access, but you know your students & kids best.

Play Me a Story

Experience the fun and magic of theater with Play Me a Story! A program of children’s stories geared toward ages 4 to 10 but enjoyable for all ages which pivoted to streaming on Facebook throughout the pandemic. Build literacy, encourage creativity and spark dramatic dreams! Click through to watch the archive of these live-streamed performances from the comfort of your home or classroom, or to access information about our current in-person Play Me a Story programming.

Video Tutorials

Learn new skills through engaging tutorial videos on juggling, lighting, & model building.

Model Building Tutorial

Best for Grades 3-12

At-Home Lighting Design

Best for Grades K-12

Juggling with Madi Pt. 1

Best for Grades 1-12

Juggling with Madi Pt. 2

Best for Grades 1-12

Juggling with Madi Pt. 3

Best for Grades 1-12

Warm Ups & Activities

Use your voices, bodies, and imaginations with these follow-along warm-ups and interactive activities.

Physical Warm-up with Kali Quinn

Best for Ages 8-Adult

The Banana Song

Best for Ages 2-10

The Ma Game

Best for Ages 2-10

The One Room Play

Best for Grades 4-12

Theater Games

Learn theater games to play at home! Perfect for families, friends, housemates, and virtual classrooms to get you moving, thinking, creating, and collaborating while staying safe at home.

Games to Play on Zoom

Best for Grades K-Adult

Hacky Sack Challenge

Best for Ages 3-Adult

The Clapping Game

Best for Grades 3-Adult

Modifiable for younger ages.

Storyteller Interrupter Improv Game

Best for Grades Pre-K-Adult

1,2,3 Game

Best for Grades K-Adult.

Play Theater Bingo!

Best for Ages 6-Adult

To get BINGO: Complete 5 of the activities arranged in a line – horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

To start: Choose an activity from the grid. Then decide which direction to go from there (up/down, to the side, or following the diagonal), choose the next tile, and keep playing until you have a line of five!

Who to play with: Play on your own, with your quarantine pals, or challenge friends from afar to a race to BINGO!

Share your accomplishments: Send pictures and videos of you completing the challenges to Portland Stage’s Education Department.

What is a creativity/imagination space? This is a “choose your own adventure” tile. Come up with your own creativity challenge to earn this tile.