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More Conversation, Less Controversy: Plays for Teens and Their Communities
If you teach drama, you have a unique perspective on the issues teens face, and the opportunity to use theatre as a tool to talk about them. But when part of a school community, it isn’t always the easiest for everyone to agree on what level of content teenagers are ready to handle. It’s often a grey area when it comes to appropriate language and exploration of mature themes with any group. It’s the perennial struggle: How do you start tough conversations without swear words stealing the spotlight from the thematic content and relevance?

So what titles does one turn to ...
Teacher Spotlight: David Boone of White Station 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 David Boone of White Station High School in Tennessee about how he keeps teaching fresh, the many ways theater benefits students, and his recent production of Nora’s Lost.


What inspired you to become a theater educator?

I was inspired by the work of Stephen Slaughter at Bossier Parish Community College. Stephen started the ...
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, ...
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 ...
Mr. Dawkins, We Mustache You Some Questions
Something pretty wonderful happened today, but before I get into that I guess I need to introduce myself.  My name is Courtney Hooper, and I am a second year teacher at Liberty Middle School in Madison, Alabama.  I teach eighth and ninth grade here.  This year I've been doing a good deal of experimenting with technology in my classroom.  It's quite addictive, actually, and the kids L-O-V-E it. Isn't it wild that we can see and talk to someone anywhere in the world with the click of a mouse?  That brings me to today's wonderfulness....

Today in my ninth grade Introduction ...
   
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