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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 you...

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


Production Case Study: The Laramie Project

10/31/2017
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Episode 194: Production Case Study: The Laramie Project In 2014 drama teacher Zach Schneider produced The Laramie Project in Casper, Wyoming. Not only is Zach from Casper, he grew up with Matthew Shepard. When he asked his students how many of them had heard of Matthew Shepard, almost none of them raise their hands. Listen in to hear to hear Zach’s experience with this unique and emotional production. Show Notes The Laramie Project Drama Teacher Academy Episode Transcript Welcome to the...

Duration: 00:31:19


Drama Teachers: How do you run an effective Q and A session?

10/17/2017
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Episode 193: Drama Teachers: How do you run an effective Q and A session? In the 21st century, the world is at our fingertips. That means your students can interact with the playwright of their next play through Skype, do a Google Hangout with a professional actor, or talk to a set designer on Facebook Live. But how do you run a question and answer session that’s valuable for your students and gets the most out of your guest? Listen in for some insight and for a Q and A in action! Show...

Duration: 00:33:18


Marketing the Arts

10/3/2017
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Episode 192: Marketing The Arts You are overwhelmed with production tasks and the last thing you want to do is add marketing to your overloaded plate. But marketing is important, even in a school setting. Marketing allows you to educate your community on the value of your program. Where do you start? Right here! Our guest gives you the four questions you need to answer when marketing your show. Show Notes Drama Teacher Academy Episode Transcript Welcome to the Drama Teacher Podcast brought...

Duration: 00:27:38


Production Case Study: Peter and the Starcatcher

9/19/2017
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Episode 191: Production Case Study: Peter and the Starcatcher 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? If you’re one of the hundreds of schools putting on Peter and the Starcatcher this year, tune into this great production case study episode. Show Notes Drama Teacher Academy Peter and the Starcatcher Episode Transcript Welcome to the Drama Teacher Podcast...

Duration: 00:35:01


Theatre is my life line

8/22/2017
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Episode 189: Theatre is my life line At 15, Amy Oestreicher believed that she was going to be a performer and go to Broadway. Life threw a curveball at Amy to make Broadway the farthest possible goal imaginable. How did she use theatre as a life line? How was she able to harness her creativity? You don’t need to think you’re an artist to create. This is a story everyone should listen to. Show Notes Drama Teacher Academy Follow Your Detour Ted Talk Amy Oestreicher, Great Comebacks Recipient...

Duration: 00:39:12


Drama Teachers: An awesome festival op!

8/8/2017
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Episode 188: Drama Teachers: An awesome festival op! Playwright Wendy-Marie Martin (Breathless) created an amazing 10 play festival that takes place around the world. It’s all about creative thinking and collaboration! Not only will she share how she put together such an event but also how you too can get involved. Student acted, directed, designed, tech fest anyone? Show Notes Breathless Billy Houck - A Box of Puppies Red Eye 10s International Play Festival Music credit: ”Ave” by Alex...

Duration: 00:33:09


How to build a drama program

7/25/2017
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Episode 187: How to build a drama program When Sylvia Davenport-Veith started teaching drama she did everything by herself. Over the years she was able to build a program that supported three drama teachers. How did she do it? What was her vision for her classroom? What’s her advice? Listen in to learn how one teacher built a drama program. Show Notes Prom Night Episode Transcript Welcome to the Drama Teacher Podcast brought to you by Theatrefolk – the Drama Teacher Resource Company. I’m...

Duration: 00:37:38


Production Case Study: Look Me in the Eye

7/11/2017
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Episode 186: Production Case Study: Look Me In the Eye 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? In this episode we have another production case study for our play Look Me In The Eye. If you’re a director, want to be a director, or want your students to learn about directing, this is the podcast for you. Show Notes Look Me In the Eye Drama Teacher Academy Episode...

Duration: 00:36:03


A play from two perspectives: Student-director & Playwright

6/27/2017
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Episode 185: A play from two perspectives: Student-director & Playwright At Theatrefolk we have a play by a playwright who for many years chose to be anonymous. When a student director (after winning his state festival!) asked to be put in touch with the playwright, it started the ball rolling to this podcast. We have the student director talking about the play Anonymous and what it’s like to be a student director. And the playwright, a teacher, revealing her identity. Listen in for these...

Duration: 00:45:30


Production Case Study: To Kill A Mockingbird

5/30/2017
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Episode 183: Production Case Study: To Kill A Mockingbird Drama Teacher Lea Marshall talks about producing To Kill A Mockingbird this year. We talk everything from vision to staging, from fundraising to marketing. How do you visually represent a theme? It’s a production case study and you’re going to want to take notes. Show Notes How Do You Visually Represent a Theme Sponsorship Example Episode Transcript Welcome to the Drama Teacher Podcast brought to you by Theatrefolk – the Drama...

Duration: 00:38:26


Devising and Moment Work with Barbara Pitts McAdams

5/16/2017
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Episode 182: Devising and Moment Work with Barbara Pitts McAdams Barbara Pitts McAdams is a company member of the Tectonic Theatre Project and was an original cast member/co-creator of The Laramie Project. The Laramie Project is a devised, interview-based play about the beating and death of Matthew Shepard. Since the play was published it’s been in production somewhere in the world, every day for 17 years. Listen in as we talk devising and moment work in The Laramie Project as well as with...

Duration: 00:37:47


Putting Together a Drama Class Adaptation Project

5/2/2017
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Episode 181: Putting Together A Drama Class Adaptation Project Middle school teacher Shelby Steege takes us through step by step of the adaptation project she does with her students. Listen in to catch the details so that you can do it for your own drama classroom. Hint! Casting happens before the script is written. Show Notes Frankenstein vs the Horrendous Goo Episode Transcript Welcome to the Drama Teacher Podcast brought to you by Theatrefolk – the Drama teacher resource company. I’m...

Duration: 00:32:47


Technology in the Theatre Classroom

4/18/2017
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Episode 180: Technology in the Theatre Classroom Have you wanted to find some new ways to enhance your classroom with technology? Have you been told you need to integrate technology in your classroom but don’t know where to start or what would even make sense to use in the drama classroom? Anna Porter was in the same boat. She started by getting an endorsement in educational technology and a whole world opened up. Listen in to find out how you too can incorporate technology into the...

Duration: 00:31:10


The Production Classroom

4/4/2017
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Episode 179: The Production Classroom Have you considered putting on a play with an advanced class, during class time? Have you ever tried an in-class production and struggled with the process? In this podcast Karen Loftus highlights the steps she went through to create and implement The Production Classroom. Show Notes The Perils of Modern Education Drama Teacher Academy - The Production Classroom Episode Transcript Welcome to the Drama Teacher Podcast brought to you by Theatrefolk – the...

Duration: 00:33:30