Kathren Martin

Kathren Martin

Kathren “Kat” Martin is a theatre artist from Charlotte North Carolina. Kat is a director, teaching artist, dramaturg, experience creator, and invested community member. Since graduating with her Master’s Degree in, Theatre: History, Criticism, Dramaturgy, and Theory with an emphasis in

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Page to Stage


Program description

Teaching artist Kathren Martin guides students through creative textual analysis that uses theatre games and skills to deepen understanding of literary works. Through customized scaffolded curricula teaching artists work with classroom teachers to meet the needs of classroom syllabi. English curricula units include poetry, novel, short story, essay, and play scripts. Teaching artists create


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Program Detail

Program type: Professional Development, Residency, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Literary Arts, Storytelling, Theater
Cultural Origin: Other
Subject: English, Language Arts, Literacy, Social Studies / History, Theatre Arts
Population served: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Teachers
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Academic School Year

Available times:

Academic school day and After School Programming

Length of program: Curricula will be customized after an initial meeting with classroom teachers. The Page to Stage program can be shaped to fit class room curriculum and scheduling. Recommended 6 classes either consecutive or weekly, but one day intensives can also be scheduled. A pre program meeting between class room teachers and teaching artists required at least 30 days before the program start date.
Space / technical requirements:

The Page to Stage Program works in classroom spaces, multi-purpose rooms, libraries and will be designed to fit available space and tech.


Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System, Mecklenburg County private schools, Mecklenburg County home schools

Fees / Ticketing:
Page to Stage! 1 Day Intensive 6 week Residency
Teaching and Planning (one to one ratio) 45 min-55 min classes: $80.00

90 min classes: $120.00

45 min-55 min classes: $480.00

90 min classes: $720.00

Supplies 45 min-55 min classes: $20.00

90 min classes: $20.00

45 min-55 min classes: $100.00

90 min classes: $100.00

Teacher meeting $30.00 $30.00
Total 45 min- 60 min classes: $130.00

90 min classes: $170.00

45 min-55 min classes: $610.00

90 min classes: $850.00


NC Standard Course of Study:

Reading R4 Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone. Students will determine tone through textual analysis and articulate tone through performance choices.

Speaking and Listening SL3 Evaluate a speakers point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric. Students will place themselves into the speakers point of view through performance and creative writing. Students will analyze rhetoric to determine the goals and tactics of the speaker.

Language L5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language and nuances in word meanings. Students will demonstrate an understanding and an ability to recognize figurative language by creating tableaus and connecting imagery to design elements.

NC Essential Standards:

P.C.2 Use performance to communicate ideas and feelings. Students will use performance to articulate the themes, tone, mood, and imagery of literary pieces.

P.CU.1 Analyze theatre in terms of the social, historical, and cultural contexts in which it was created. Students will be able to create connections between to social, historical, and cultural contexts of literary works through the creation and expression of characters.

P.A.1 Analyze literary texts and performances. Students will be able to apply a close reading analysis to both written text and the performances of their peers and teaching artist.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes


  • Youth bringing a chapter of a novel to life.


Ron Newman Virginia Stage Company: ronnewman@cox.net
Lauren Smith Triad Stage Company: lauren@triadstage.org
Adam Montague Children’s Theatre Charlotte: adamm@ctcharlotte.org
Patrick Mullins Virginia Stage Company: pmullins@vastage.org
Sarah Provencal Winthrop University/Children’s Theatre Charlotte: sarahp@ctcharlotte.org

Cancellation Policy

If the need arises to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances such as illness, injury, inclement weather, Kathren Martin will make every effort to give as much advance notice as possible. Kathren Martin will reschedule when possible, and in a timely way, and will appreciate the same effort from the school/group. If the school/group cancels and cannot reschedule with Kathren Martin, Kathren Martin will refund schools funds. In school/group cancels 7 days or longer in advanced, and the class cannot be rescheduled, Kathren Martin will refund the full amount. In school/group cancels 6 days or less in advance, and the class cannot be rescheduled, Kathren Martin will refund half of the amount (teaching hours will be refunded but not planning hours).