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Watch January's interview on CUNY TV Saving Arts Education! She speaks about the Dramaterials™ and answers the question, "What is the value of having music and theater in the elementary classroom?"
We offer dozens of original plays and musicals to enhance and build your classroom curriculum. Thank you for your patience as we add them to our website. If you do not see the subject you are seeking, please send us an email. Chances are, we have what you are looking for, or can quickly tailor a play to fit your needs.
Classroom tried and true with enough parts for each of your students!
Songs come with lead sheets, instrumental and vocal tracks!
Staging, props and costuming notes from the playwright!
Priced for a teacher's budget!
Price includes the performance license (when not charging admission)!
Formatted in professional, easy-to-read scripts with "director's" case binder, or...
NEW! We now offer instant downloads of all our Dramaterials Theater Kits as a delivery option! Details in the store!
3-Hour Professional Development Workshop for Elementary School Educators...
"Classroom Teacher As Theater Director" Workshop Using Drama to Teach Curricula, Build Character and Satisfy Common Core State Standards
Led by 17-year veteran teacher and award-winning author/playwright/composer, January M. Akselrad
"Having seen many of her plays performed by students, I can definitively say that Ms. Akselrad knows of what she writes. Her original plays are imaginative, engaging and delightful. Following her lead, one can certainly be assured of a successful, educational and fun-filled experience!"
Dr. Miriam Westheimer, Program Director - Teachers College,
"I am in love with your products and I'm glad to have found your company! I've purchased two plays and I really enjoy them. I'll be sure to incorporate at least one Reader's Theater lesson... It will be a dream come true when I can actually put on the show!" ~ Faith Rivera, SPSEA Northeast Region President, Educator
"Any teacher considering mounting a play with elementary school children can’t go wrong!"
Dena Hammerstein, Founder of Only Make Believe
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Check Out Matzah & Miracles Theater Kit!
Dramaterials align with Common Core State Standards in Reading, Speaking and Listening. CCSS Dramaterials List.
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Looking for a family-friendly PASSOVER musical to direct with your day school, synagogue or community theater? Check out the Matzah & Miracles Theater Kit!