Beyond the Page brings professional theatre artists – actors, directors, instructors – into classrooms. We use theatre and performance to allow students and faculty to experience what they are studying. Our practices allow students to see what they are reading take shape through space and bodies, to hear its voice, and to feel its emotional impact. 

The usual classroom experience is so ‘up here’…it’s very sedentary. You’re here at the desk, taking notes…you’ve been sitting in this chair for so long without moving. To have a class with Beyond the Page was the opposite of that. It was full-body engagement.

Maggie Connolly, Class of 2023, Student in Prof. Deb Evans’ Sophomore Seminar in the Liberal Arts

My classes blend together, but the day that Beyond the Page came stands out.

Kat Finck, Class of 2021, Student in Prof. Tara Affolter’s Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Course

Beyond the Page is a program of the Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English.