Past Institutes

Teaching Drama

On February 24, 2017, Humanities Texas held a workshop in San Antonio 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 Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, 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 Paul Sullivan (The University of Texas at Austin), and Antoinette Winstead (Our Lady of the Lake University).

Location and Schedule

The program took place at the Region 20 Education Service Center in San Antonio. Download the workshop schedule.


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

Call 512.440.1991 or email

David Kornhaber, associate professor of English and comparative literature at The University of Texas at Austin, guides a critical reading seminar with workshop participants in San Antonio.
Paul V. Sullivan, lecturer of English at The University of Texas at Austin, helps educators develop tools on teaching critical reading in San Antonio.