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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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Lin-Manuel Miranda: “Life’s a gift, it’s not to be taken for granted”

Lin-Manuel Miranda: “Life’s a gift, it’s not to be taken for granted” | Teaching Theatre | Scoop.it
“I knew y’all would come. It’s the rest of the world I couldn’t have anticipated.” That was what Lin-Manuel Miranda admitted about his extraordinary recent success with the musical Hamilton to some…
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Major benefits for students who attend live theater, study finds

Major benefits for students who attend live theater, study finds | Teaching Theatre | Scoop.it
Field trips to live theater enhance literary knowledge, tolerance, and empathy among students, according to a study. The research team found that reading and watching movies of Hamlet and A Christmas Carol could not account for the increase in knowledge experienced by students who attended live performances of the plays. Students who attended live performances of the play also scored higher on the study's tolerance measure than the control group by a moderately large margin and were better able
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I Do Community Theatre

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Writer and actor Eli Keel describes how his relationship with the terms “professional” and “community” theatre has evolved throughout his life. 
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How a MacArthur “genius” is using theater to fight inequality in Baltimore and beyond

How a MacArthur “genius” is using theater to fight inequality in Baltimore and beyond | Teaching Theatre | Scoop.it
The television star and celebrated performance artist Anna Deavere Smith is taking on a new subject for her next one-woman play -- the school-to-prison pipeline plaguing cities like her hometown of Baltimore.
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ANNA DEVERE SMITH: "What is the relationship of art to action?"

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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

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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

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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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Race and the New Generation of Musical Theatre Writers

Race and the New Generation of Musical Theatre Writers | Teaching Theatre | Scoop.it
I woke up recently to a video on Facebook advertising the cast and creative team of a new musical premiering this month at Arena Stage in Washingon, DC. The musical is called Dear Evan Hansen and i…
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Re: the "Re" in Theatre

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Why do we spell it 'theatre'? As with many questions of language, there's a simple answer but not a 'right' one.
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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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The Psychological Power of Storytelling

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Stories leap frog technology, taking us to authentic experience
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Frieda Karipi's curator insight, September 9, 2014 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, 2014 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

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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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