Are you directing a school play or a play for young audiences? Here are some helpful resources to help you with auditions, casting, rehearsals, staging and more!

Tips for Staging Shows for Drama Class

Tips for Staging Shows
Short guide for putting on a show with younger students. Includes expert tips on casting, staging and rehearsing!

How to Put on a Show
Have you been asked to put on a play at your school or with your group, and find it a daunting task? Or have you been doing plays for years and are looking for an easier or less expensive alternative?

How to Put on Short Plays Royalty-free Play Script for Schools-

How to Put on Short Plays
Three-page guide to putting on short plays with young children.

Drama Club Sign up Flyer

Drama Sign-up Flyer Example
Example of a flyer to help promote your show/class/workshop.

Drama Lesson Plans for Schools-Rehearsal Schedule Template

Play Rehearsal Schedule Template
Simple rehearsal schedule outline for school plays and after-school drama programs.

Student Actor Contract
A contract for the cast and crew to sign when committing to a show.

Production Meeting Checklist

Production Meeting Checklist
7-page checklist to use to keep track of your behind-the-scenes roles and dates.

Backstage Expectations Handout

Backstage Expectations Handout
Teach your students backstage etiquette for working in the theatre.

Theatre Etiquette!

Theatre Etiquette!
Theatre etiquette rules for middle school and high school students.

Theatre Etiquette for Younger Students

Theatre Etiquette for Younger Students
Theatre etiquette rules for elementary students.

Attention Getters

Attention Getters
32 ideas for getting your students’ attention in drama class or rehearsal. Perfect for all ages.

How to Cast Young Performers

How to Cast Younger Students
No more hurt feelings when it comes to casting!

Theatre Vocabulary-Drama Lesson Plan for Schools

Theatre Vocabulary
Most comprehensive list of theatre terminology you will find anywhere! Over 11 pages and 150 theatrical terms.

Drama Lesson Plan for Schools-Stage Directions

Stage Directions and Movement
Here are all the basic elements of stage direction and movement in one 13 page tutorial!

Medical Release form for Drama Class

Medical Release Form for Students
Are you putting on a show or running a camp with student actors? Use this ready-made medical release form to make sure that you have the proper permissions to handle medical issues and emergencies.

Play Program Example

School Play Program Template
Easy layout idea for a play program that can be printed on just one sheet of paper.

Rehearsal Notes

Rehearsal Notes
Giving meaningful rehearsal notes is helpful for everyone. These templates help save time and energy. Perfect for stage managers and actors.

Simple Costume Chart

Simple Costume Chart
List of costume items for each individual actor in your play.

Light Cue Sheet

Light Cue Sheet
Simple light cue sheet for your lighting designer and light board operator.

Sound Cue Sheet

Sound Cue Sheet
Simple sound cue sheet for your sound designer and sound board operator.

Prop List

Prop List
Simple prop list sheet for your student prop master.

House Manager Checklist

House Manager Checklist
Two-page checklist for student house managers.

Traverse Staging PowerPoint Drama Lesson Plan for Schools

Traverse Staging PowerPoint
A thirty page PowerPoint presentation that teaches about traverse staging!

Theatre Spaces PowerPoint

Theatre Spaces PowerPoint
Use this PowerPoint and helpful transcript to teach your students about theatre spaces and basic stage vocabulary. Explore the different types of stages, curtains, lights, and more.

Theatre Spaces PowerPoint Transcript

Theatre Spaces PowerPoint Transcript
Use this transcript with our Theatre Spaces PowerPoint Presentation.

Printable Classroom Art - Parts of the Theatre

Printable Classroom Art – Parts of the Theatre
Brighten your classroom with these eight graphics that identify common spaces/elements of a theatre space.

People of the Theatre PowerPoint

People of the Theatre PowerPoint
Use this PowerPoint and helpful transcript to teach your students about the different jobs people hold in theatre.

People of the Theatre PowerPoint Transcript

People of the Theatre PowerPoint Transcript
Use this PowerPoint and helpful transcript to teach your students about the different jobs people hold in theatre.

Printable Classroom Art - People of the Theatre

Printable Classroom Art – People of the Theatre
Brighten your classroom with these eleven graphics that identify common roles in the theatre.

Printable Classroom Art - Acting Terms

Printable Classroom Art – Acting Terms
Brighten your classroom with these seven graphics that define common terms used in acting.

How to Put on a Themed Show
18-page guide that easily walks you through the process of creating a themed-show that is fully created by the students.

How to Run a Drama Camp

How to Run a Drama Camp
20 page guide that teaches you how to set up and run a drama camp for fun and profit!

How to Put on a Stress-free Holiday Show

How to Put On a Stress-Free Holiday Show
Complete guide to putting on an original holiday showcase. 25 pages including rehearsal schedule, set design ideas, monologues, stories, poems and more!

Show and Camp Themes for Drama Class

Drama Camp and Show Themes
Ten pages of ideas for putting on a themed-show with your group.

Public Domain Songs

Public Domain Songs
76 Songs to Use in Your Classroom or School Performance.

Audition Form for Elementary

Audition Form for Elementary
Editable audition form template for elementary or primary school productions.

Audition Form for Secondary

Audition form for Middle School and High School
Editable audition form template for middle school and high school productions.