“What impact does the practice of acting skills have on non-arts teachers’ instruction?” From January-April of 2014, I conducted a study through the City College of New York’s Educational Theatre Program involving three groups of participants in New York City, including non-arts classroom teachers at two public schools, teaching artists, and professional actors and directors. The research focused on professional development opportunities for participants to experience acting exercises for themselves, and reflect on how or if these skills are transferable to teaching, as opposed to how to teach drama.