Steve Kohrherr Theatre, Playwriting, Digital Storytelling, Educational Programing


Steve Kohrherr
Afton, VA 22920


Steve Kohrherr is a professional writer, director, performer and residency facilitator. Throughout his 30+ years of creative work, Steve has collaborated with many well-known and respected Virginia organizations. A bulk of his creative work was done in partnership with Marmalade Children’s Theatre and Young Audiences of Virginia. While touring original theater productions throughout Virginia schools and libraries, Steve’s work was enjoyed by more than 400,000 Virginia students and adults. For his excellence in his professional efforts, Steve was twice awarded “Artist of the Year” by Young Audiences of Virginia.

In the 90’s, Steve began writing and directing original educational theatre programs for Virginia organizations to help further and supplement their mission. These organizations include: Young Audiences of Virginia, The Virginia Aquarium, The Chrysler Museum of Art, The Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance, The National D-Day Memorial, and The Virginia Hemophilia Foundation. Steve’s programs are known to authentically blend the organization’s mission with educational SOL’s and CORE curriculum objectives in a fun, interactive theatre experience. Audience participation always play a major role in all of his in-school productions.

Steve is also an accomplished residency and workshop facilitator. He thrives in introducing participants to the simple tools of theater and facilitating their engagement in creating simple, original productions. To date, Steve has developed memorable residency programs for such organizations as: Young Audience of Virginia, ShenanArts, Virginia Aquarium, The Chrysler Museum of Art, and New York University.

For Steve, theatre is a valuable, accessible teaching tool providing meaningful character-building experiences. He is a lifelong practitioner of the creative process and nurtures this connection with every participant in his productions, residencies, or workshops.

Educational Background/Training

  • James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
  • New Actors School, New York City, New York
  • Adaptors Movement Theatre School, Brooklyn, New York
  • Master Clowning classes with James Calder and Avner the Eccentric, New York City, New York


  • Workshop: $150 (minimum 2 hours)
    1- day Residency: $550
    3- day Residency: $1,600
    5- day Residency: $2,500
  • Professional Development Training: $275 for 90 Minute Training, $550 for Full Day
  • Scriptwriting/Program Development: Negotiated on an individual basis.
  • Travel expenses and lodging are not included. Fees are negotiable.


  • Workshops and Residencies: K – 12, Alternative School, Continuing Education
  • Professional Development: Teachers, Corporate Teambuilding
  • Non-profits: Outreach Development


Wednesday – Saturday, please contact me for other availability and week long residency possibilities.

Educational Programs

Creative Express Theatre (Residency)
A 5-day (3 hours per day) residency in which participants choose to be any character, collaborate with others in crafting the story, select simple lines to speak, create simple props and costumes, and perform this original work of theatre in a World Premiere before parents and invited audiences. This is a perfect week-long summer camp/program for kids ages 5 – 16. If there is enough interest and participation, the ages can be split into a young age session in the morning and an older age session in the afternoon. This residency needs additional program volunteers for every 8 participants. For a complete lesson plan of this program visit:

Theatre as a Teaching Tool (Professional Development)
In this interactive workshop, Steve Kohrherr shares theatre exercises and games which can be used in the classroom to supplement and engage students in creative learning. Using simple theatre exercises, participants will explore basic acting tools (Body, Face, Voice) and basic story elements (Who, What, Where). From here, moments in history or literature can be staged in fun ways and simple relationships in science and math be brought to life. Theatre, as a teaching tool, gets students up out of there seats and engaged in a motivating and meaningful learning process.

Original Outreach Scriptwriting (Educational Programing)
Steve Kohrherr has created educational theatre programs for notable Virginia organizations as: Marmalade Childrens Theatre Virginia Aquarium, The Chrysler Museum of Art, Contemporary Arts Center of Virginia, The National D-Day Memorial, Young Audiences of Virginia, and the Virginia Hemophilia Foundation. His original programs are known for their audience engagement and creative sparkle. Writing and Directing fees are negotiated on an individual basis.

Destination America: An Immigration Experience
This 50-minute performance explores the experiences of people coming to America. While this program focuses on the immigration experience between 1900 – 1920, the program’s themes are very relevant to our current immigration discussions and concerns. This interactive production uses 16 onstage volunteers and whole audience participation to explore the challenges and hardships that arriving immigrants faced and reminds us all that “we are all descendants of immigrants”.

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