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How Broadway Has Changed

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I have not acted in a legit show on Broadway since A Streetcar Named Desire in 1992, having chosen the not-for-profit route on Broadway or regional for my last four shows.
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Introduction to Theatre -- The Director

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GOOD overview of "What is a director?"

 

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Choir director makes lifelong impact on students (Article and Video) - Akronist

Choir director makes lifelong impact on students (Article and Video) - Akronist | Teaching Theatre | Scoop.it
Sally Schneider retires, receives choral room dedication – Sally Schneider’s favorite moments of her 32-year career teaching choral music haven’t been winning the Teacher of the Year award, or a particular concert, or even her choirs doing well at a competition. Her favorite moments have been seeing the impact of her teaching on the hundreds …
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Schneider knows from her teaching experiences how important the role of a teacher is. Her advice for any future teacher? 


“Make sure that you love people and respect people and feel responsible for their development. And if you do, then you’ll take whatever your medium is and whatever your subject is, whether it’s art history, English, calculus, music, and that’s going to become a tool to build a better person. It’s not about test scores. Those matter, those are doors that open opportunities for you, but ultimately we are building people.”

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The Real-Life ‘Glee’ in Levittown, Pa.

The Real-Life ‘Glee’ in Levittown, Pa. | Teaching Theatre | Scoop.it
How one high-school theater teacher transformed generations of students.
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This is the kind of theater program I want to establish!

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Turning Chaos Into Theater, With a Cast of 200

Turning Chaos Into Theater, With a Cast of 200 | Teaching Theatre | Scoop.it
The Public Theater’s musical adaptation of Shakespeare draws on unconventional performers from the five boroughs, including ex-offenders, nannies, children and the elderly.
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NPR Snap Judgment Performance of the Year / Noah St. John, "The Last Mile"

Get tickets for the all-NEW Snap LIVE at Ann Arbor's Power Center this Sat, June 29th! http://tickets.a2sf.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=1548 After explodi...
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Amazing storytelling from a teen!

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Playing it smart

Playing it smart | Teaching Theatre | Scoop.it
None of these teenagers clustered around a high school theater stage seems shy, self-conscious or unwilling to stand up and speak to a crowd.
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Drama Student Succeed Academically

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How Broadway Has Changed

How Broadway Has Changed | Teaching Theatre | Scoop.it
I have not acted in a legit show on Broadway since A Streetcar Named Desire in 1992, having chosen the not-for-profit route on Broadway or regional for my last four shows.
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by Alec Baldwin

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Effective Strategies for School Transformation: Our Beliefs

Effective Strategies for School Transformation: Our Beliefs | Teaching Theatre | Scoop.it
My book, The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation, was released this week. It offers a coaching framework and dozens of tools which can used by a range of educators.
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Theatre Education Associated with Higher Academic Achievement | District Administration Magazine

News, Articles and Community for district-level decision makers in K-12 education. Magazine published monthly, with daily news and blogs and online content. Archives available.
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An article explaining the importance of Drama Education in schools, and it's role in improving student's academic achievements.

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Theater Education Programs Are in Demand for Workforce Creativity

Theater Education Programs Are in Demand for Workforce Creativity | Teaching Theatre | Scoop.it
A significant number of young people today, when they enter the workforce, will never have been exposed to the valuable skills that come with arts education and specifically the theater experience. This is a missed opportunity.
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The Arts in STEM: STEAM

The Arts in STEM: STEAM | Teaching Theatre | Scoop.it

Arts funding has been under attack for years as schools look for ways to increase funding for the core subjects. Want another science teacher? We’ll have to cut an art teacher. Or the music teacher. But there is growing evidence that the arts are a necessary part of education, and STEM education in particular.

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Katie Finneran Takes on ANNIE as Ms. Hannigan (her love of acting and why it's still difficult)

Katie Finneran Takes on ANNIE as Ms. Hannigan (her love of acting and why it's still difficult) | Teaching Theatre | Scoop.it

Even though she's a two-time Tony award winning actress, Katie Finneran still has difficulties when taking on new roles... a great lesson to hear for anyone who wants to work in the theatre!

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How to Become a Good Stage Manager

How to Become a Good Stage Manager | Teaching Theatre | Scoop.it
In the world of professional theatre, the stage manager is the one of the most important players. The most important job of the Stage Manager is to maintain the artistic integrity of the show once it has opened.
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Figure 53 | Tony can you hear me?

Figure 53 | Tony can you hear me? | Teaching Theatre | Scoop.it
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Tony Awards Administrative Committee decides NOT to give award for Sound Design. This is the best response I've read about it. #tonycanyouhearme

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Should High Schoolers Perform The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? | HowlRound

Should High Schoolers Perform The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? | HowlRound | Teaching Theatre | Scoop.it
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A debate on what kind of theater is "too inappropriate" for high school students

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All-Woman Shakespeare: A Dying Tradition?

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The Psychological Power of Storytelling

The Psychological Power of Storytelling | Teaching Theatre | Scoop.it
Stories leap frog technology, taking us to authentic experience
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Frieda Karipi's curator insight, September 9, 5:09 AM

I agree that - Stories have always been a primal form of communication. They are timeless links to ancient traditions, legends, archetypes, myths, and symbols. They connect us to a larger self and universal truths.

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3 Reasons a Theater Degree is Important

3 Reasons a Theater Degree is Important | Teaching Theatre | Scoop.it
We need a new and more effective way of talking about the value and power of a degree in the performing arts. Here are three reasons why a degree in theater is important.
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1. Theater is a business.

2. The business of theater is good preparation for other careers.

3. Social importance and salary do not always correlate.

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Cassia's curator insight, November 19, 2013 12:51 PM

My Thoughts:

While I agree with the point of this article, I have a bit of an issue with the second point. This article's second point states that a theatre degree is good preparation for other careers. This is true, because it gives you good public speaking and people skills. However, the tone of the second paragraph leads me to believe that the author does not see theatre as a legitimate career. Yes, a theatre degree can be used to help in non-art-related careers, but it can also be used to pursue a career in musical theatre, film, and voice acting. I do agree with the other two points of the article, especially the third point. Many people have told me that I should go for a different degree in college, like business or a pre-med, and then when I get a "real job" I can just do theatre on the side for fun. These people don't understand that theatre really is a full-time job, and you can't have a job that requires a lot of commitment, because what are you going to do? Quit every time you book a role? I've never really cared about having a large salary as long as I can continue to do theatre for the rest of my life. How much money you make isn't as important as how happy you are. I think this article does a good job at expressing why I'm choosing to get a theatre degree, and why other theatre students serious about their craft shouldn't hesitate to do the same.

Frieda Karipi's curator insight, September 9, 5:11 AM

Seeing Theatre as a business and being professional to enable the audience to pay for it and appreciate its value.

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The Impact of Shakespeare on Teachers and Students

The Impact of Shakespeare on Teachers and Students | Teaching Theatre | Scoop.it
William Shakespeare was the R-rated writer of his time. His plays were potentially more sexy than any E.L. James novel and oft-times more violent than any Quentin Tarantino film. The words of th
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Things I Wish I Had Been Told in Theatre School

Things I Wish I Had Been Told in Theatre School | Teaching Theatre | Scoop.it
Theatre school was great. It is great. But it can omit some of the more fundamental and important career lessons. School is, after all, a bubble. It's not a natural professional environment. So, wi...
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The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains

The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains | Teaching Theatre | Scoop.it
A good story can make or break a presentation, article, or conversation. But why is that? When Buffer co-founder Leo Widrich started to market his product through stories instead of benefits and bullet points, sign-ups went through the roof.
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It's Worth It: Kevin Costa

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https://www.mcdonogh.org/worthit/kevin/index.cfm?SSLLoginSuccess=1

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'Thinking is an art': A case for arts education

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The first Chicago Public Schools Arts Education Plan was created to improve, expand and strategically coordinate arts education across the district.
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Teach Shakespeare However You Want -- Just Keep His Language Alive

Teach Shakespeare However You Want -- Just Keep His Language Alive | Teaching Theatre | Scoop.it
This article accompanies the feature "Teachers Shake Up Shakespeare with Digital Media."


William Shakespeare is the great shape-shifter of English literature, maybe of all literature.
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A Playwright's Production Notes

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A funny look at playwrights' notes to actors :)

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