Jeana Whitaker

Award-Winning Theatre Educator

Hello, I am Jeana Whitaker, a leading theater education consultant for over two and a half decades. My wide selection of services is aimed at empowering theatre educators, schools and students through development of strong programs and curricula, exceptional professional development workshops and outstanding individualized coaching.

Program Development

I can develop your educational theatre program.  If you need help developing a youth summer camp or a full 4-year conservatory Scope and Sequence and course curriculum.  Having developed programs for theatre companies, conservatories, charter schools, public schools and juvenile prison systems; I have dealt with every environment and I can help you too.

Jeana Whitaker

Program Development

Jeana Whitaker

Original Classroom Curriculum

New to teaching theatre and looking for a place to start?  Start with my book for teaching drama in the classroom – a full year of curriculum, including tests and keys for beginning theatre classes.

Buy the book here

You can also find individual theatre and technical theatre lessons at my store here:

Original classroom curriculum

Jeana Whitaker


“This has been a lifesaver for this first-year drama teacher! It provides a great guideline for the whole year. It is easy to choose units and activities that fit my goals and time-frames.”

-Yvonne A.

“I have been an English and Spanish teacher for 22 years. This semester, I found myself teaching Theatre I for the first . . . time. . . ever. The former teacher brought me her "resources" . . . a set of VHS tapes and a couple of workbooks and a classroom set of plays that beginners would never do. I got on Teachers Pay Teachers and found Ms. Whitaker's whole year bundle, and it has been a lifesaver. I needed guidance on what units to do in which order to avoid boredom and to make cohesive sense, and that is what this provides. I am so grateful.”

-YRachelle T.

“A great resource for first year Drama teacher. Loved how everything was organized.”

-Julie L.

Professional Development

I can create and provide online or in-person professional development workshops for your school or district.  I am an expert in teaching Shakespeare for English Teachers and can cover a wide variety of topics for theatre and technical theatre teachers including movement, script analysis, script cutting, coaching the student actor, teaching classical and Shakespearean theatre, Commedia Del ‘Arte, and more. 

Jeana Whitaker

Professional Development

Jeana Whitaker

Individual Coaching for Students

Do you need some one-on-one coaching to get that audition piece ready for college auditions? 

Jeana Whitaker

Guest Director

I am available to guest direct your production. Please see my directing portfolio  and Book a Consultation

Jeana Whitaker


The Principal Effect

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Don’t let college auditions spook you.

Start preparing now with these tips to find the perfect piece. It’s that time of year again and college auditions...

Equity in Theatre Education

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How Did Your Audition Go?

If you ever walk away from an audition and wonder if you did well, then you didn’t.  An actor knows...

90 Minutes is Too Long for Shakespeare.

As I presented a proposal to a school committee to pay for a professional performance company to be paid to...

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