Our Working in Theatre series and career content are designed to be accessed both in and out of the classroom to expand students' knowledge of the range and depth of careers in the arts.
Working in Theatre Video Companion Sheets
Designed to accompany our Working in Theatre video series, which features professionals talking about their jobs and career paths, these classroom tools can be printed or used as fillable PDFs. They test for listening and understanding, and then ask students to reflect on aspects of the career profiled, relating them to their own aspirations and personality. Including time spent watching the video, each lesson takes 15–20 minutes, but can be expanded to fill a 45-minute class period with suggested further activities and a classroom discussion. These are wonderful options to leave for a substitute or use as a weekly activity.
Companion sheets are available for download below and at the bottom of each Working in Theatre page.
Additional Classroom Tools
- Explore our Research & Information page.
- Students can take our What's Your Career Path? Quiz and research the career path/type listed under their outcome (Independent Artist, Hybrid, or Manager). The class can learn about the difference between salary and hourly positions, discuss their career aspirations and the kind of lifestyle they want, and present information about the career they researched.
- Our Job Application Video Series can be helpful for high school seniors or college students as they look ahead to joining the workforce. Students can watch a segment and create their own resume and cover letter, or research jobs and internships that interest them.
- Join the Center Theatre Group mailing list and select “Education” to get a heads-up on new career materials, program opportunities for students and educators, and free events like our annual Career Fairs.
Bilingual English/Spanish Career One-Sheets
These one-sheets are designed to be printed front/back in English and Spanish.
- How to Talk to Your Parents About the Arts/Cómo Hablar con Tus Padres Sobre las Artes
- Working in Los Angeles Theatre/Trabajando en el Teatro en Los Ángeles
- College Auditions 101/Audición para la Universidad 101
- College and Career Options for Actors and Designers/Opciones de Carreras Para Actores y Diseñadores en la Universidad
Translatable Skills Gallery
Educators and others are welcome to download and utilize these word clouds/graphics, which we created to illustrate the many career paths theatre students can take that utilize their skills.
Are you using this content in a different way? Would you like to request specific videos or other resources? We would love to hear from you! Contact the Program Director at Internships@CTGLA.org or 213.972.8031.
Our Educator Programs offer a variety of resources and workshops designed to improve the quality and scope of arts education in Southern California.Learn More
Each production is explored with teachers at a pre-performance conference, using informative Educator Resources and thought-provoking student Discovery Guides to introduce the world of the play. Visit show pages if you are looking for resources related to a specific past or upcoming production, or browse our archive by school year.Browse Archive