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Teacher Spotlight: Molly Rice of St. Stephens High School
We bring you another installment of our Teacher Spotlight series, where we chat with teachers from around the country, picking their brain about their theater program and the art of teaching theater. This month we spoke with Molly Rice of St. Stephens High School Tractor Shed Theatre program about her recent production of Jeremy Bloom's Peter/Wendy, where she finds design inspiration, and the importance of presentness in both theater and life.

What made you decide to teach theater?

Theatre literally saved me. I had a rough upbringing, and ...
Teacher Spotlight: Steven Slaughter of Rosslyn Academy in Kenya
We bring you another installment of our Teacher Spotlight series, where we chat with teachers from around the country, picking their brain about their theater program and the art of teaching theater. This month we spoke with Steven Slaughter of Rosslyn Academy about his unique experience  teaching theater in Kenya and his recent productions of The Internet is Distract—OH LOOK A KITTEN and Brief Interviews with Internet Cats.

How would you describe your theater department at Rosslyn Academy?

Rosslyn is an international k-12 school of ...
Teacher Spotlight: Aidan O’Hara of Weston Middle School
We bring you another installment of our Teacher Spotlight series, where we chat with teachers from around the country, picking their brain about their theater program and the art of teaching theater. This month, we talked to Aidan O'Hara of Weston Middle School in Massachusetts, fresh off their run of Emma! A Pop Musical by Eric Price

What made you decide to teach middle school theater?

 I, myself, was a product of a great junior high and high school drama program. Values, like friendship, camaraderie, team work and family, continue to ...
Teacher Spotlight: Juliette Beck—Public Academy for Performing Arts
In this monthly feature, we chat with teachers from around the country, picking their brain about their theater program and the art of teaching theater. This month we speak with Juliette Beck of Public Academy for Performing Arts in New Mexico, fresh off their run of Deborah Craig's Orphan Trains.

How did you decide to teach theater?

I am a performing arts nerd. I grew up studying art, ballet, rock ’n’ roll and theater.

What do you love most about teaching?

I love being able to create art with my amazing students. I love ...
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 ...
   
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