The Teacher as Impresario

Teachers know how to teach. But how to be an impresario? If you wonder "how are we going to set the stage" to "how are we going to pay for this," help is here.

A few years back, I asked a panel of teachers to describe the process they went through to put together successful "cabaret in the classroom" programs at their school. As with many arts-in-education projects, the solution starts with winning the support and enthusiasm of administrators, colleagues, parents and community, because—to follow the adage—where there's a will, there's a way.

The following pages have been prepared from their reports and from suggestions gathered by other presenters and teachers. I call these "Guidelines for the Teacher as Impresario". Let them inspire you.