Theatre Breakthrough

Bringing America's Schools to the Stage

Theatre Breakthrough provides a unique opportunity for school age children to witness a live performance at a professional theatre.

Aquila feels it is essential to empower these students with an appreciation of the necessity of theatre in American culture. The students see productions of classical plays and participate in talk-backs with members of the cast to expand their comprehension of the material, and also gain an experience in how to watch, appreciate and participate as an audience member at the theatre.

The only chance many areas get to see serious plays.
— The New York Times
Takes the classics off their pedestals and presents them as live action, flesh and blood adventures.
— Dramatics Magazine

Workshop America

People Sharing in the Art of Aquila Theatre

Aquila offers participatory workshops where people of all ages and backgrounds are invited to join us in an exploration of our creative process. These workshops are held all over the United States in theatres, bookstores, libraries, museums, schools, colleges and drama schools.  The workshops explore:

  • Sessions with Masks

  • Physical Theatre

  • Text & Performance

  • Greek Drama

  • Shakespeare

  • Directing & Design

  • Acting

  • Speech

  • Beginning Theatre

The exposure to performances and workshops such as these elevates our student’s interest in the arts. It also provides lessons that cannot be learned in the classroom.
— Sylvester Perez, Ed. D, Superintendent of Schools, San Marcos CISD