A young couple sit on a couch and talk in a 50's style living room. Two older people look at the couple while drinking liquor.
Danny Gavigan as Nick and Gregory Linington as George in the Ford’s Theatre production of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf Teacher Resources

Find classroom resources to help your students understand the themes, plot and characters of the play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, by Edward Albee.

Our production resources incorporate ELA and Social Studies curricula, and adhere to Common Core standards. We offer pre-show materials, dynamic lesson plans, and interactive post-show activities.

Pre-show resources include a synopsis and character descriptions. After the show, engage in a grade-appropriate lesson plan that includes discussion questions and a classroom activity to help students understand and communicate about the show.

Common Core Standards


Demonstrate knowledge of eighteenth-, nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century foundational works of American literature, including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics.

Learning ObjectivesCompare and contrast two mid-20th century texts for content, theme and the author’s experience in America.
Guiding QuestionsWhat is the American Dream?What obstacles exist within different populations towards achieving that dream? 

Classroom Resources

Bringing your class to Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Use these classroom resources to enhance your student’s experience.