Special Workshops


Residencies are longer partnerships designed to fit each individual school’s needs. The goal of Second City Education residencies is to provide quality instruction for students while modeling improvisational tools for educators to continue to use in the classroom after the residency is over. Goals of residency can include, but are not limited to, developing literacy skills, exploring curriculum content areas, teaching drama and improvisation skills, or creating and performing an original presentation.

Residencies include one or more of the following components:
- Professional Development for teachers (generally Introduction to Improv for Creative Pedagogy)
- Teaching Artist in Residence - minimum of six visits for short term residency
- Final Presentation (minimum of 30 hours of instruction per class if goal of residency is student created scenes and performance)

Short Term Residencies

$2,500

Focus On One Classroom

Six hours

Consultation and planning with a Second City education specialist. Six one-hour workshops by a Second City teaching artist. One three-hour professional development workshop for the school’s faculty. One non-performance culminating activity for the participating classroom.

$4,000

Focus On Three Classrooms

Six hours

Consultation and planning with a Second City education specialist. Six one-hour workshops by a Second City teaching artist. One three-hour professional development workshop for the school’s faculty. One non-performance culminating activity for the participating classroom. Program supplies and materials.

Long Term Residencies

$6,000

Focus On One Classroom

Thirty hours

Consultation and planning with a Second City education specialist. Thirty one-hour workshops by a Second City teaching artist. Nine-hour professional development workshop for up to sixteen teachers. One performance or non-performance culminating activity. Program supplies and materials.

$12,000

Focus On Three Classrooms

Thirty hours

Consultation and planning with a Second City education specialist. Thirty one-hour workshops by a Second City teaching artist in three classrooms. Nine-hour professional development workshop for up to sixteen teachers. One performance or non-performance culminating activity. Program supplies and materials.