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Teacher Spotlight: Danielle Filas of Village Academy
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 Danielle Filas of Village Academy about cross-curriculum collaboration, taking "the note," and her recent production of Failure: A Love Story by Philip Dawkins.

What made you decide to teach theater?

The huge salary, the fame, the glamour, and the massive public respect. Sure, the paparazzi can feel overwhelming at times, ...
We chat with the always delightful Philip Dawkins about his two new plays, “Failure: A Love Story” and “The Homosexuals”
Failure: A Love Story is a magical, musical fable about the the three Fail sisters, who, by the end of 1928 will all be dead. Moving backwards through time, The Homosexuals follows Evan, a gay man, and his close-knit group of friends and lovers as they navigate the changing meaning of being gay in America. We talk with playwright Philip Dawkins about Chicago, the writing process, and finding inspiration in unusual places.
What was your inspiration for writing Failure: A Love Story?
It was two-fold. One source of inspiration was a kind of visual ...

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