Category: Theatre Education

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Theatre Education

Who’s the Best Theatre Teacher You Know?

Nominate an outstanding educator for an EdTA award Over the past two years, theatre teachers have shown incredible creativity, resilience, innovation, and dedication to keep their programs going. For some,

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Theatre Education

Harness the Power of Student Voices

|  by Cory Wilkerson  | Each year when we launch the DemocracyWorks Essay Competition I fondly recall the time it took my students to get me into Pennsylvania state capitol

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Theatre Education

Not a Hair Out of Place

By Kimberly Uslin THE WORLD OF WIGS is complicated but crucial. After all, it’s unlikely that a good wig will garner any attention, but a bad one makes any production

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Theatre Education

2021 Play Survey

Top 10 High School Musicals, 2020-21 1. The Addams Family Credits:  book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice  music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa   Licensing: TRW Visit the website 2. You’re a Good

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Theatre Education

Spring cleaning

It’s almost summer and theatre teachers can finally start thinking about something other than grades, scripts, and rehearsals. But wait a minute: before you put the ghost light on stage,

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Theatre Education

Directing the chorus

It takes more than lead actors to create a successful musical By Joe Deer Performing in a large-scale musical can be one of the most enduring and powerful learning experiences

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Theatre Education

2020 Play Survey

According to the annual school play survey conducted by EdTA, The Addams Family, Clue, and Check Please received top billing for the most produced musical, full-length play, and short play, during the 2019-20 school year,

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Theatre Education

Dramaturgy 101

Illuminating the world of the play By Amy Steele I vividly remember when I first learned about dramaturgy. A friend of mine who is primarily a lighting designer was dramaturging

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Theatre Education

The superobjective

There’s what you want, and there’s what you really want By Jon Jory In January, we talked about tactics: the different ways you go about getting what you want. Now

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Theatre Education

Character is action: Part 1

The first of three articles on how to use the tools of acting By Bruce Miller When I began teaching acting twenty years ago, I was determined to make the

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Theatre Education

Managing the show

Training student stage managers By Lisa Mulcahy The job of stage manager is arguably the most demanding task one can tackle in the theatre. Think about it: what other role

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EdTA News

Introducing Monthly Town Hall Webinars

EdTA is launching a series of monthly webinars to help members make the most of their membership. Hosted by Executive Director Julie Cohen Theobald and featuring different guest speakers from the

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