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Theatre as a Teaching Tool

9/4/2018
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Episode 214: Theatre as a teaching tool The drama classroom is not just a place for games and play time. You can use theatre as a teaching tool - perhaps the most important one students will ever receive. That’s the philosophy of long time drama teacher Michelle Huerta and she has grown and changed over the years as her students have grown and changed. Show Notes Drama Teacher Academy School Daze Episode Transcript Welcome to the Drama Teacher Podcast brought to you by Theatrefolk – the...

Duration:00:27:18

Happy Birthday Frankenstein!

8/21/2018
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Episode 213: Happy Birthday Frankenstein! It’s Frankenstein’s Birthday this month! Or more accurately, it’s the birthday of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, the author of the classic gothic romance Frankenstein. Drama teacher and playwright Laramie Dean talks about writing his adaptation of the novel (Frankenstein Among the Dead), what it’s like to take on this iconic work and writing for his students. How do you adapt it to the high school stage and high school budgets? How do you adapt it so...

Duration:00:36:43

Drama Teachers: Take back the classics

8/7/2018
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Episode 212: Drama Teachers: Take back the classics Julie Hartley wants you to take back the classics. Lose the idea that Shakespeare is high brow and just for people who only have a grasp of the language. Listen in to learn a practical and classroom driven approach to a classical text. Show Notes Julie Hartley website Centauri Arts Camp Drama Teacher Academy Episode Transcript Welcome to the Drama Teacher Podcast brought to you by Theatrefolk – the Drama Teacher Resource Company. I’m...

Duration:00:26:42

Putting together a touring high school show

7/24/2018
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Episode 211: Putting together a touring high school show How do you put together a touring show with your students? Drama Teacher Mike Yoson and his advanced production class completed their first tour this past year. Listen in to hear the successes and struggles of this fabulous project. Show Notes The Bright Blue Mailbox Suicide Note Episode Transcript Welcome to the Drama Teacher Podcast brought to you by Theatrefolk – the Drama Teacher Resource Company. I’m Lindsay Price. Hello! I hope...

Duration:00:29:29

Facilitating a student led production

6/26/2018
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Episode 210: A Facilitating a student led production Have you ever sat back and let your students take control of a play? How do you let students learn from the struggles throughout the process, rather than making the decisions for them? Drama teacher Saran Hankins shares her experience facilitating a student driven production. Show Notes Shuddersome The Myths at the Edge of the World Drama Teacher Academy Episode Transcript Welcome to the Drama Teacher Podcast brought to you by Theatrefolk...

Duration:00:27:12

Page to Stage: What can you learn in 48 hours?

6/12/2018
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Episode 209: Page to Stage: What can you learn in 48 hours? What can you learn when you put up a show from page to stage in 48 hours? Teacher and playwright Scott Giessler shares his experience. If you want your students to have an immediate lesson in problem solving this is the conversation for you! Show Notes Life, Off Book Finishing Sentences Oddball Episode Transcript Welcome to the Drama Teacher Podcast brought to you by Theatrefolk – the Drama Teacher Resource Company. I’m Lindsay...

Duration:00:32:27

Production Case Study: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown

5/29/2018
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Episode 208: Production Case Study: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown Bekah Schneider is a teacher in South Korea and there was a lot to overcome with this production: students not knowing the source material, fear of failure, and doing choreography by Skype. After all that this was her best production experience in 20 years. Listen in to learn why! Show Notes Drama Teacher Academy Click the photo below to see more from the show! Episode Transcript Welcome to the Drama Teacher Podcast brought...

Duration:00:37:04

A Fabulous Theatre Fundraiser

5/15/2018
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Episode 207: A Fabulous Theatre Fundraiser Don’t you want to learn more about a fabulous theatre fundraiser idea? Of course you do. Listen to drama teacher Alyssa Pitner talk about creating a haunted house with her students. Take notes now, implement in the fall! Show Notes Horror Movie 101 Shuddersome: Tales of Poe The Legend of Sleepy Hollow The Bottom of the Lake Frankenstein Among the Dead Frankenstein vs the Horrendous Goo Ashland Falls Close Encounters of the Undead Kind The Haunting...

Duration:00:28:25

Monologue Competitions: How to compete confidently

5/1/2018
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Episode 206: Monologue Competitions: How to compete confidently How can you encourage your students to compete with confidence? Learn from the source! Student Kelsey Gilmore was chosen as critics choice for monologues and best in show in her district for her monologue performance. What did she do? How did she prepare? Show Notes All things monologue at theatrefolk.com Stressed Have You Heard Puzzle Pieces Myth-o-logues A Box of Puppies Episode Transcript Welcome to the Drama Teacher Podcast...

Duration:00:27:30

Talking Tech Theatre Programs

4/17/2018
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Episode 205: Talking Tech Theatre Programs We’re talking tech theatre in the classroom. What’s the first thing you should buy to build your tech theatre program? How do you design a set when you don’t have a theatre program? These questions and more! Show Notes www.techiegreenroom.com Drama Teacher Academy Episode Transcript Welcome to the Drama Teacher Podcast brought to you by Theatrefolk – the Drama Teacher Resource Company. I’m Lindsay Price. Hello! I hope you're well. Thanks for...

Duration:00:32:36

When a Play Goes Wrong

4/3/2018
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Episode 204: When a Play Goes Wrong Have you been there? The cast is fighting, no one knows their lines, maybe the flu has swept through the entire school. There are times when opening night is approaching and you are sure you won’t be ready. Drama Teacher Lea Marshall shares her experience with the play that went wrong, what she learned and what she’ll change for next time. In educational theatre, EVERYTHING is a learning experience! Show Notes Drama Teacher Academy Poster: It's Fun to Do...

Duration:00:33:55

Drama: The Creative and Critical Process

3/20/2018
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Episode 203: The Creative and Critical Process The creative and critical analysis processes are defined parts of the arts curriculum in Ontario. Students learn the steps to help them acquire knowledge and skill in the arts and then develop their ability to craft an informed response to a work of art. Teacher Luke Bramer talks about his experience using the Creative and Critical process in his classroom. Show Notes Creative Process Creative Process: Reflecting on Original Theatrical Works...

Duration:00:33:30

Shakespeare on a Shoestring

3/6/2018
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Episode 202: Shakespeare on a Shoestring What does Shakespeare on a shoestring mean? It means no set, no elaborate costumes, all sound done onstage and life. Just like Shakespeare would have done in his day. If you’re looking for a doorway to Shakespeare, if you’re looking for a show to tour or take to a festival when you don’t have any teck at your disposal, then the shoestring philosophy will be right up your ally. Tune in to learn more! Show Notes Shakespeare on a Shoestring: Cymbeline...

Duration:00:31:11

Production Case Study: Annie

2/20/2018
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Episode 201: Production Case Study: Annie Where do you start with a play? How do you come up with a vision that spans across character development, light, sound, set, costuming? How do you execute on that vision? And then how do you put all that into an entertaining musical? Listen in to this production case study on the musical Annie. Show Notes Drama Teacher Academy The Myths at the Edge of the World The Perils of Modern Education Episode Transcript Welcome to the Drama Teacher Podcast...

Duration:00:33:18

The 48 Hour Play Project

2/6/2018
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Episode 200: The 48 Hour Play Project In this episode we talk to a middle school teacher who takes her students from script to production in 48 hours. How does she do it? How can you do it? Listen in to find out! It’s a mega mix of skills: creative thinking, critical thinking, collaboration and communication. Show Notes Drama Teacher Academy Episode Transcript Welcome to the Drama Teacher Podcast brought to you by Theatrefolk – the Drama Teacher Resource Company. I’m Lindsay Price. Hello!...

Duration:00:31:48

Shakespeare in the Rough

1/23/2018
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Episode 199: Shakespeare in the rough Have you ever thought about performing outside with your students? What’s it like to rehearse and perform Shakespeare outside? In this episode we talk to Hilo Community Players about their Kids Shakes production. Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Show Notes Mmmbeth Theatrefolk Shakespeare category Episode Transcript Welcome to the Drama Teacher Podcast brought to you by Theatrefolk – the Drama Teacher Resource Company. I’m Lindsay Price. Hello! I...

Duration:00:39:34

Going big with a production in China

1/9/2018
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Episode 198: Going Big with a production in China Kimberly Mack is an English Teacher in China at an International School. This past year she wanted to go “big” with her first year middle school speech class. And big they went! Listen in to her about her students experience putting on their musical, doing the set, sewing costumes, and singing in their non native language. Show Notes FAQ Link Episode Transcript Welcome to the Drama Teacher Podcast brought to you by Theatrefolk – the Drama...

Duration:00:28:35

Production Case Study: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

12/12/2017
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Episode 197: Production Case Study: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Tracy Garratt’s students wanted to be challenged and show what they could do. In this Production Case Study we’re talking Shakespeare. More specifically, student driven Shakespeare. Show Notes Drama Teacher Academy Episode Transcript Welcome to the Drama Teacher Podcast brought to you by Theatrefolk – the Drama Teacher Resource Company. I’m Lindsay Price. Hello! I hope you're well. Thanks for listening! This is Episode 197 and...

Duration:00:30:10

Theatre Program Fundraising Idea: Do your own coffee house

11/28/2017
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Episode 196: Fundraising idea: Do your own coffee house Listen in for the details of an awesome fundraiser event. Low cost, easy to plan, all you need is a space and your students. You too can fundraise for your program without losing your time or your mind! Show Notes Google form for Auditions Winter Coffee House Poster Spring Coffee House Poster Episode Transcript Welcome to the Drama Teacher Podcast brought to you by Theatrefolk – the Drama Teacher Resource Company. I’m Lindsay Price....

Duration:00:25:40

Drama Teachers! We’re talking rubrics

11/14/2017
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Episode 195: Drama Teachers! We’re talking rubrics Drama teacher Lindsay Johnson loves rubrics. And she wants you to love them too! Listen in to learn her process for creating assessments and making them effective for your classroom. Show Notes Theatrefolk Facebook Page Shreds and Patches Episode Transcript Welcome to the Drama Teacher Podcast brought to you by Theatrefolk – the Drama Teacher Resource Company. I’m Lindsay Price. Hello! I hope you're well. Thanks for listening! This is...

Duration:00:31:24