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Teacher Spotlight: Deborah Carlson — Columbia Central High School
In this new monthly feature, we chat with teachers from around the country, picking their brain about their theater program and the art of teaching theater. First up: Deborah Carlson of Columbia Central High School, fresh off their run of the pop musical Cyrano de Burgershack.

What made you decide to teach high school theater?

I love teaching teenagers. I have been blessed with incredible talent and my kids love doing what they do—and what’s really cool is that they come from all areas of the school…band and choir, football and basketball and ...
Jeremy Desmon talks about Cyrano de BurgerShack

Cyrano de Burgershack explores the themes of selflessness, self-esteem, self-fulfillment, and of course, the generation that brought you the "selfie". This modern day retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac blends well-known pop songs, a present day setting, and relevant young adult formalities (cue the use of cell phones and the hashtag) while thematically exploring the importance of being true to one's self. The playwright, Jeremy Desmon, discusses his own writing techniques, his works, and his own grand romantic gestures.

While teaching ...

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