The Educational Theatre Company is supported in part by a grant from the Virginia Commission of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. The company is also supported in part by the Arlington Cultural Affairs Division of Arlington Economic Development and the Arlington Commission for the Arts.

July 3, 2018

At ETC, our number one rule is: Have fun! We always write it first AND last because it’s that important. In June, I led the first camp of the summer, ETC Beginnings: Animal Tails. ETC Beginnings or “ETCB” is for the youngest side of the 3 to 103 that we teach at ETC. I...

August 16, 2017

For the past four weeks, I have been dancing into work every day! This summer, I am the choreographer for ETC’s two musical theatre camps: Musical Debut (grades 3rd-7th) and Musical Revue (grades 3rd-12th).

From plotting aliens to want-to-get-rich-quick schemers, this y...

March 28, 2017

How do you write an original play? How do you write an original play that’s based on things that actually happened?

These were questions Barrett students had at the beginning of their first Main Stage Residency. These were also questions I had as a first-time director....

December 21, 2016

Upon hearing that a guest artist is coming to your school to teach a workshop, you would be right in expecting an interactive and creative experience for the students. What you might not have guessed is the subject matter. This month, ETC teaching artists led workshops...

June 7, 2016

It’s no secret that I love books. I use picture books in all my classes! It’s a great way to introduce a new concept, share a story, and give visual aid to what we’re learning about. Here are some of my favorite books from Spring after school classes about animals, pla...

May 23, 2016

Change is in the air: days are getting longer and summer is right around the corner. And with summer comes...summer camps!!! I'm wrapping up my last spring class today, and I’m looking forward to those action-packed summer camp days.


I am the Art Director of ETC’s two-...

May 10, 2016

Today is my last class at Hoffman-Boston for the 2015-2016 school year. And what a year it has been! Teaching artist Ms. Kathleen Burnard and I have had the opportunity to teach ETC STEAM after school classes to 1st grade students at Hoffman-Boston all year. We are inc...

April 25, 2016


Students at Tuckahoe Elementary are nearing the end of their intensive ten-week Main Stage Residency with ETC, which culminates in two performances. Over 50 Tuckahoe students, grades 2-5, have worked with ETC teachers to create a new musical. The students’ original st...

April 12, 2016

ETC's Devising Hope brings together two unlikely groups of people who find shared struggles and break down perceptions to create dynamite theatre.



ETC’s newest program, Devising Hope, joins local high schoolers and men and women experiencing homelessness, creating a u...

April 4, 2016

There are many things I love about teaching with Educational Theatre Company. I could wax lyrical about the fabulous teaching artists, enthusiastic administrative staff, and energy that infuses every part of the company. But before I get ahead of myself, I’m going to t...

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