Learning & Engagement

Introducing our Learning & Engagement Programs – these initiatives increase awareness of BCP as a local community and creative arts partner, and help focus our impact on nurturing local residents’ engagement with our artistic programs.

BCP’s Learning & Engagement Programs include:

  • Student Matinees
  • Post-show Illumination Talkbacks.
  • Playwriting In-School Residencies
  • High School Summer Internships
  • Workshops

Objectives for Learning & Engagement Programs include:

  • Increase awareness of BCP as a local resource and option for artistic programming, training and engagement amongst local residents and organizations.
  • Consistent, responsive and quality presentation of artistic programs.
  • Long-lasting relationships with local and artistic partners, audiences and community members

Please email margarets@bostoncourt.com call_made or call (626) 683-6801 if you have additional questions.

Boston Court Pasadena’s new student matinee program provides educational and enriching theatrical and concert experiences for students. Productions and concerts feature an engagement portion post-show which usually involves a Q&A or educational activity. Select theatrical productions also include a study guide for students with more information on the production, interviews with the production team and reflection questions.


Grades: Pre-k through 2nd
Dates: February 28, March 1, 2024
Performance Time: SOLD OUT
Engagement: Instrument Petting Zoo

This delightful music programming for ages 3-7 is a live musical storytime event featuring the Click Clack Moo! book by Doreen Cronin set to original music by Helix Collective resident composer, Phil Popham, with narrator Rena Strober. Come meet musicians, explore an instrument petting zoo, and hear Click Clack Moo come to life!

Grades: 9-12
Dates: 5/2, 5/8, 5/9, 5/16
Performance Time: 11AM
Engagement: Post-show Q&A with members of the production team or cast

What does it mean to get lost in America? Anne and David are set to find out as they embark on the perfect American road trip. They have a map, an impressive list of sights to see, and an itinerary that should put them in St. Paul just in time for the birth of their first grandchild. But soon their perfect plan is derailed by a troubling diagnosis and the beautiful impermanence of the world around them. As Anne and David veer off of their intended path, they are forced to grapple with the unavoidably messy and breathtaking journey of their lives.

Grades: 7-12
Dates: 10/2, 10/10, 10/11, 10/16, 10/17, 10/18, 10/23, 10/24, 10/31, 11/1
Performance Time: 11AM
Engagement: Post-show Q&A with members of the production team or cast

Mina is throwing a party for her closest friends and for you, the audience. Over the course of the party, the friends play games, reflect on the current American socio-political landscape, and discover truths about the story of Mina’s parents falling in love and staying in love while fleeing the Iranian Revolution. A Going Away Party Play is a celebration of multicultural identities and an exploration of what it means to leave or lose your home country.


Please email margarets@bostoncourt.com call_made or call (626) 683-6801 if you have additional questions.

Tickets are offered at a discounted rate of $9 per student. Limited scholarships for tickets are available.

Boston Court provides in-class playwriting workshops for middle and high-schoolers that can be tailored to your class and students. Our experienced teaching artists can build a curriculum based on student interests, experience level, and California Common Core Standards. The length of the program can also be adjusted to fit your needs. Our program teaches students the fundamentals of playwriting and helps them complete a short monologue, scene, or play depending on student age, experience level, and length of program offered. Students will gain valuable writing and critical analysis skills while being empowered as storytellers.

Boston Court is currently partnering with John Muir High School in Altadena to provide playwriting workshops to drama and stage tech classes.

If you would like to host an in-school residency at your school, please email margarets@bostoncourt.com call_made or call 626.683.6801 if you have additional questions.

Boston Court Pasadena offers a number of internship opportunities for high school and college students.

College Internship Opportunities

LA County Department of Arts and Culture Internship Program
Boston Court hosts at least one intern through the LA County DCA Internship Program annually, usually a Literary Department Intern. This internship is a paid opportunity. To learn more about the LA County program and apply, visit: https://www.lacountyarts.org/opportunities/arts-internship-program-students/arts-internship-program-students-2023-internships

For-Credit College Internship Opportunities

In the Spring, Boston Court often hosts college interns for credit in the Literary, Artistic, or Engagement Departments. If you are interested in applying for an internship for credit through your college, please email margarets@bostoncourt.com call_made for more information.

High School Internship Opportunities

New Play Reading Festival Internship Program
The New Play Reading Festival Internship offers four high school students a chance to participate in the behind-the-scenes planning and execution of Boston Court’s annual New Play Reading Festival. The internship takes place during the summer in the weeks leading up to the NPRF weekend and is a paid opportunity. Interns will participate in planning meetings for the festival, read the plays included in the festival and learn how to write script coverage, and each intern will serve as a production assistant on one of the festival plays during workshop rehearsals.

Technical Theatre Internships
High school students or teachers are welcome to reach out to margarets@bostoncourt.com call_made about technical theatre internship opportunities during the school year for school credit or to fulfill community service, internship, or career technical education requirements. In the past interns have served as board operators, production assistants, or crew members on Boston Court productions.

In-Class Educational Workshops

We also partner with local schools and teachers to provide in class workshops on technical theatre skills, acting, and musical theatre songwriting! If you are a teacher or school administrator interested in bringing a Boston Court artist or staff member into your classroom, please email community@bostoncourt.com call_made.

Career Day Presentations & Building Tours

Boston Court offers career day presentations, Q&As, and building tours for local school and youth groups. Our career day presentations and Q&As are delivered by Boston Court’s staff who have decades of professional experience in the theatre and entertainment industries. The presentations can be tailored to a specific job within the theatre industry or give an overview of many different career options. Our building tour is led by a Boston Court staff member and gives students a behind the scenes look at the day-to-day operations of a professional non-profit theater. The building tour includes a Q&A with staff.

If you are interested in bringing your students to Boston Court for a building tour, or if you would like Boston Court staff to present at your career day event, please email community@bostoncourt.com call_made.

Classes for Lifelong Learners

Throughout our history we have offered several kinds of classes for lifelong learners on a variety of topics including a Musical Theatre Appreciation in partnership with East West Players, classes on dramaturgy and playwriting, and a Boston Court Book Club. Keep an eye out on our newsletter, website, and social media for upcoming class offerings!