Join us on-stage at the Intersection of the Arts & Academic Standards!

GSP partners with New Jersey public school educators to provide standards-aligned lesson plans that accompany the student matinee experience. 

*This experience is currently offered for students grades 6 - 12. 

Join us this school year in our state-of-the-art facility at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC). With an array of productions ranging from world-premiere dramatic plays to musicals, George Street’s Student Matinees provide culturally immersive educational experiences for students and introduce them to the world of professional theatre. At a George Street Student Matinee, students gain valuable insights into society, history, and culture. Most Student Matinees have accompanying lesson plans. ALL Student Matinees have after-show talkbacks with the creative team or scholars on the show's subject matter. Thanks to our generous sponsors, Student Matinee seats are available for a discount. Student Matinee seats are limited and sell out quickly. 

Check back for Student Matinee listings for the 2024-25 School Year!

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Meet Our Education Partners

GSP partners with New Jersey public school educators to provide standards-aligned lesson plans that accompany the student matinee experience.


Colleen Tambuscio is a thirty-two-year veteran New Jersey Public School teacher, President, and Founder of the Council of Holocaust Educators—a professional development organization for educators interested in teaching the Holocaust and Genocide. In 2021, she was appointed by Governor Murphy to the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education. Colleen designed the lesson plans for the GSP production of The Pianist, a play with music. Adapted for the stage and Directed by Emily Mann.


Lizandaa Alburg spent 21 years as a New Jersey Public Schools classroom teacher. In 2022, Ms. Alburg made history by becoming the first New Jersey winner of the Patricia Behring National History Day Middle School Teacher of the Year Award. Recently, as Associate Director in the Professional Development and Instructional Division at New Jersey Education Association, she led 15 educational leaders in the development of shareable, peer-reviewed, curricular resources inclusive of the Holocaust, Amistad, LGBTQIA+, Persons with Disabilities, and Asian American Pacific Islander mandates and other marginalized communities. Lizandaa, designed the lesson plans for the GSP production of Having Our Say. Adapted for stage by Emily Mann and directed by Laiona Michelle.

"★★★★★"

"When asked to rate the overall quality of the lesson plans provided by GSP on a
scale of 1-5 (the response was) '5 out of 5 stars!' "
- Warren Township

"The communications from the program were excellent and informative. 
We received a detailed program summary and how to prepare our students
for the performance, along with billing and arrival information."
- Jersey City Schools