Past Institutes

Teaching Drama

On April 25, 2016, Humanities Texas held a workshop in Austin on strategies for teaching dramatic texts that frequently appear in middle and high school curricula.


The workshop emphasized close interaction with scholars and the development of effective pedagogical strategies and engaging assignments and activities. Plays covered included Antigone, Oedipus Rex, Romeo and Juliet, The Glass Menagerie, The Crucible, and Death of a Salesman.

In their lectures and afternoon seminars, faculty placed special emphasis on teaching critical reading skills. Strategies and content aligned with the secondary-level English and language arts TEKS.


Workshop faculty included David Kornhaber and James Loehlin (The University of Texas at Austin), Craig Kallendorf (Texas A&M University), and Ann Ciccolella (Austin Shakespeare).

Location and Schedule

The program took place at the Region 13 Education Service Center in Austin. The workshop overview details the schedule and participants.


The workshop was made possible with major funding from the State of Texas, with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Questions about Teacher Institutes

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“Teaching Drama” workshop participants at Education Service Center 13 in Austin.
James Loehlin (left), associate professor of English at The University of Texas at Austin, leads a workshop on using performance-based strategies when teaching Shakespeare's plays.