New Stage Theatre, a Governor’s Arts Award recipient for professional theater, tours two to three arts-in-education productions during each school year. Students throughout Mississippi have access to performances, theater workshops, post-performance conversations, and classroom visits from experienced theater professionals. Classroom workshops are specifically designed to meet the needs of the organization. Workshops typically take place either before or after the performance. Additionally, teachers will learn activities that can be used to integrate the arts into daily classroom activities and learning, leading to consistent and long-term arts exposure and education. Each year the education program brings literature to life through touring productions that highlight American History, classic children stories, or William Shakespeare’s plays. The production roster rotates, but may include Pinocchio, The Jungle Book, If Not Us, Then Who?, Freedom Rides to Freedom Summer, A Midsummer Night’ s Dream, Welty Voices, Charlotte’s Web, Oh, Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad, Julius Caesar, The Selfish Giant, Walk Don’t Ride, Romeo and Juliet, and many more.