George Street PlayhouseArt Form(s):
George Street Playhouse is proud to commission and produce dynamic educational touring theatre for young audiences. Our touring productions address relevant Character Education themes such as respect, cyber bullying, conflict resolution, peer pressure, health and wellness, and empathy. Each show includes a post-play workshop, which provides an excellent starting point for classroom discussion and can be used to fulfill the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards.
Established in 1974 in an abandoned supermarket with a subscriber base of only 100, George Street Playhouse has gone on to develop a national reputation for its high-quality productions of contemporary work, including the Pulitzer and Tony award-winning play Proof, which was developed in workshop at GSP. As part of its mission to serve community needs, it created a touring company in 1988 that presents 4 to 5 issue-oriented plays a year. The George Street Playhouse Outreach Touring Company now reaches 80,000 students annually with its performances at almost 300 schools in the tri-state area.