Laredo Theater Guild International’s “Class on Stage” series is intended as a four-year cycle of annual presentations of professional quality theatrical productions based upon literary works, classic or contemporary, specifically selected for their direct relevance each year for high school from 9th through to 12th grade.
The selection and timing of the “Class on Stage” series productions are selected in coordination with curriculum directors, administration, and teachers from participating school districts toward direct relevance to their academic curricula.
The timing of the presentations is coordinated to offer the maximum opportunity for integration into the applicable English Language Arts studies, as well as to positively impact reading, writing, and comprehension of the content, as well as test results.
As part of the cooperative partnership, LTGI has offered special morning performances Free of Charge for participating schools, with a post-performance “Content Q&A Luncheon” at the TAMIU Student Center Ballroom, giving the students that attended the play an opportunity to directly question the actors and production team.
The expectation is that a student will complete his high school years having participated with us in the manner relevant to his curriculum each year from 9-12 grades.
LTGI is in the 7th year of its’ Class on Stage Series productions.
- Pilot – Class on Stage 2010 -William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew
- Class on Stage Series 2012 – William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth, (high school seniors)
- Class on Stage Series 2013 – William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (high school freshmen)
- Class on Stage Series 2014 – Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, (high school juniors)
- Class on Stage Series 2015 – Rodolfo Anaya’s Bless Me Ultima. (high school sophomores)
- Class on Stage Series 2015/2016 – The Diary of Anne Frank by Francis Goodrich and Albert Hackett (middle school and high school students)
- Class on Stage Series 2016 – Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream
- Class on Stage Series 2017 – Sandra Cisneros’ The House on Mango Street
LTGI is grateful for the support of the DD Hachar Charitable Trust and the International Bank of Commerce. As part of these cooperative partnerships, Laredo Theater Guild International is able to offer special morning performances with no admission fee to participating schools as well as free admission to all students attending the regular evening performances and weekend matinees. LTGI donates expenses for play licensing, as well as technical and other operational production expenses. A post-performance “Content Q&A” gives the students that attend the play an opportunity to directly question the actors and production team about the production. To date, approximately 9,000 Laredo students have attended our Class on stage Series productions and we will continue to focus on bringing coursework to life for our students! Exposing students to their course material through a live theatrical performance of the exact same piece of literature they are studying can only enhance their learning experience and help ensure their ultimate success.