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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 ...
When a Cast and Director Surprise and Inspire a Writer
Peter/Wendy is a lyrical, atmospheric, and low-tech adaptation of J.M. Barrie's classic with the concept of "happy thoughts" playing a central role. In this guest blog post, playwright Jeremy Bloom talks about Indiana Area Senior High School's production and their unique approach to "happy thoughts."

This is the only note about what the set should (or could) look like for Peter/Wendy:

"There is writing all over—actual happiest thoughts of the moment like, 'Hyacinthes' or 'Parmigiano-Reggiano' or 'Uncle Dave' or 'World peace.' They ...
We talk “happy thoughts” with Jeremy Bloom, author of “Peter/Wendy”
Peter/Wendy is a mashup of two J.M. Barrie classics--Peter and Wendy and The Little White Bird. Lyrical, atmospheric, and low-tech, this is Peter Pan stripped down to its emotional essence. We talk with playwright Jeremy Bloom about taking on a classic, characterization, and "happy thoughts."
Why Peter Pan?
When I read the novel, Peter and Wendy, I knew I had to make a play of it. Written after Barrie's original ...
   
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