The Redhouse Arts Center

A New Three Theatre Complex at City Center

Professional Development

Redhouse offers Professional Development Services that offer valuable learning experiences that empower staff/faculty. The resources and opportunities provided by our instructors will actively engage all members of your professional community.

Redhouse Arts Center & Daneli Partners Excellence in Education


Professional Development and a Show

This series is designed for educators of all levels as well as those who seek to gain a deeper understanding of theater. These expert instructors will present prior to and after specified performances on lessons pertaining to diversity, equality, and inclusion in your life as well as your classroom.
Scroll below to review each course. If you are interested in purchasing an individual show/session click the Purchase Ticket Now Button. Or attend all four shows/sessions by purchasing the package which is located at the bottom.


If you have questions or require further information email [email protected]

Instructors for all sessions: Temar Underwood (he/him) & Marguerite Mitchell (she/her)

This unique professional development opportunity offers a deeper look into the themes and structure of each performance. The instructors have selected specific topics which connect with each show and offer ways to bring these lessons to your students. This experience will bring a deeper insight of the performance while earning professional development hours or CTLE credits.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels  – June 11, 2022

Making Room for Teachable Moments


Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a story about people behaving badly. This session will focus on how to seamlessly add teachable “life moments” into curriculum and behavior management.


Sister Act – December 4, 2021 – THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING THIS PROGRAM

Creating a Community in the Classroom that can Navigate Difficult Conversations


One of the themes in Sister Act is finding support in unlikely places. Participants will have open dialogue about the challenges students face returning to school and creating a safe space for students to discuss  differences openly in their classrooms.

Guest Speaker: Joshua Noble (he/him)



Incorporating Non-White Experiences into Lesson Planning


How are we creating safe spaces for students of color, incorporating diverse stories and voices into our curriculum? Running in tandem with Fences, educators will unpack and openly discuss how to create comfortably in the classroom by purposefully incorporating nonwhite experiences into lesson planning.

Guest Speaker: Joshua Noble (he/him)


Supporting Identity: Best Practices


In this reimagining of Macbeth, some of the characters diverge from traditional gender identities. The panel discussion will cover best practices in navigating conversations with students around gender neutrality, fluidity, identity etc…

Guest Panelists: Macbeth Cast/Production Members

Purchase all Four Sessions as a Package

Temar Underwood, Instructor


Temar Underwood (he/him) was recently named the Artistic Director of Redhouse Arts Center. Temar recently directed Trophy Room by Mike DiSalvo with the Redhouse, Foreign Bodies by C.A. Johnson with the Obie Award and Drama Desk Award nominated Keen Company and a gender/race swapped production of Othello at the Cafe Cino Award-winning The Brick theatre. Published plays include – Leak, The Lady Drug Dealer and the Heist, Breaking Kayfabe, and A Spot on the Wall. 2011 Person of the Year. Temar will direct Sister Act and Macbeth in the 21-22 Redhouse Arts Center Mainstage Season.


Marguerite Mitchell (she/her) celebrates her 10-year anniversary as the Director of Education at Redhouse Arts Center. Mitchell’s programming brings arts-based education to thousands of Central New York students annually. In 2011, she received the NYSRA Secondary Teacher of the Year award and was nominated for the ACSD’s Outstanding Young Educator Award in 2012. Mitchell has performed in theatre productions, participated in independent and feature- length lm productions, and directed several productions in the CNY Area. She most recently was seen in Steel Magnolias (Shelby Eatenton – SALT winner for Best Actress). In 2014 she made her directorial debut in the Redhouse LAB with Almost, Maine, and has directed and assistant directed over 10 productions since that time.

Interested in Professional Development opportunities at Redhouse? Email Marguerite Mitchell at [email protected] to learn more!