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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Theatre & Social Change: How Do Plays Influence Society? by Kevan Dunkelberg

From exploring some of history’s biggest moments to tackling important issues, let's take a look at some plays that have impacted society beyond Broadway.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Transfer Your Theatre Skills to Non-Theatre Jobs by Kevan Dunkelberg

Being a theatre person gives you a host of diverse skills! Discover just some of the non-theatrical career paths for anyone with a theatrical skill set.

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Friday, March 8, 2024

Discover the Art of Silence by Kevan Dunkelberg

Silence in various forms has a long history in theatre. Discover the roots of silence and the different ways theatre artists use it to great effect.

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Friday, February 2, 2024

How to Rehearse a Monologue by Kevan Dunkelberg

You’ve found the perfect audition monologue. It’s everything you need to land the starring role. Now what? Discover how best to rehearse a monologue and secure a stand-out audition.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Playing with Actions – Using Actions & Tactics by Kevan Dunkelberg

If you’ve taken an acting class, you’ve probably heard about actions or tactics. But what are they and how do they enhance a performance? Let's find out!

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

When Should Teenagers NOT Play Teenagers? by Kevan Dunkelberg

There are plenty of great teenage roles out there, but when are they appropriate for teenagers to play them and when do questions need to be raised? Let's explore!

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Monday, October 30, 2023

Improv Tips for the Terrified Actor by Kevan Dunkelberg

Improv can put the fear into an actor, but it doesn't have to be scary! Let's discuss some tips on how to embrace it as a valuable acting tool.

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Thursday, October 5, 2023

How Do You Cast School Plays? by Kevan Dunkelberg

Casting a school production throws up a host of tricky questions and issues that can be hard to navigate. How do you support your students, make it fair, and achieve the best possible produc…

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Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Help! Time Management for the Tired Theatre Teacher by Kevan Dunkelberg

Your days are filled with teaching and evenings are filled with rehearsals. And not to mention grading. So how do you balance the workload? Check out our top tips on time management!

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Saturday, August 5, 2023

Michael Chekhov: A Crash Course in Psycho-Physical Acting by Kevan Dunkelberg

You probably know his uncle, but how familiar are you with the actor and practitioner Michael Chekhov? Find out more about Chekhov and psycho-physical acting.

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Tuesday, July 4, 2023

My Child Wants To Do Theatre…Now What? by Kevan Dunkelberg

Congratulations, you have a theatre kid! But how do you nurture your child’s aptitude for theatre if you have no idea where to begin? Don't panic, we have some great advice to start you of…

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Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Navigating Tough Conversations in the Drama Classroom by Kevan Dunkelberg

Drama classrooms are a place of learning and community, where education and vulnerability collide. Challenging conversations often arise, but how do we deal with them effectively?

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Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Self-Care for the College Theatre Student by Kevan Dunkelberg

Being a theatre student can be a grueling, exhausting experience. It’s a tough lifestyle but we have some self-care tips to stay physically and mentally fit.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Three Decades of Angels: Looking Back as Angels in America Turns 30 by Kevan Dunkelberg

It's 30 years since Angels in America, an epic examination of HIV & homosexuality in the USA, first hit the stage. We explore why it's still so relevant today.

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Monday, February 27, 2023

How to Use Social Media Inside and Outside the Drama Classroom by Kevan Dunkelberg

Social media + a drama program?! Where do you start? Let's look at using social media as a tool to grow your drama program both outside and inside the classroom

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Monday, January 30, 2023

Where Should I Go For Acting Training? The 4 C’s of Conservatory vs College by Kevan Dunkelberg

The approach of spring means it’s officially audition season for drama schools and high school seniors are dusting off their Shakespeare monologues on the quest to earn a spot in…

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

How We Look at How We Look: Identity-Conscious Casting in Theatre by Kevan Dunkelberg

We're in the midst of an important shift in the discussions had in the rehearsal and audition room around identity-conscious casting. Let's discuss!

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

On The Road: The Power of A Community-Based Drama Curriculum by Kevan Dunkelberg

We tend to think school theatre belongs in a confined place. But it's also a valuable tool for communities beyond the walls of a theatre or drama classroom!

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Monday, August 1, 2022

Minding all Minds: Designing the Neurodivergent-Friendly Drama Classroom by Kevan Dunkelberg

As the school year starts you're likely thinking about your drama classroom set up. How do we make sure that neurodivergent students also feel comfortable?

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022

A Guide to Summer Training Programs by Kevan Dunkelberg

Oh, those heady summer days. The sun may be shining and the beaches might be calling, but it's also a great time to reap the benefits of an acting program! Let's look at what you can get out…

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Monday, January 3, 2022

Much Ado About the Assistant Director by Kevan Dunkelberg

Define the role of the assistant director. Regular coffee bringer or another pair of expert eyes? In our latest blog post, we explore this tricky role on the production team.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Pandemic Drama: Tales of a First-Year Drama Teacher in a COVID World by Kevan Dunkelberg

We're all in the midst of a semi-post-pandemic-but-not-really world, but what's it like to start your teaching career in this uncertainty? New drama teacher Kevan Dunkelberg gives us the low…

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Monday, October 18, 2021

Clowning Around! (What I Learned in Clown Class) by Kevan Dunkelberg

You’re trapped in the middle of a circle. And the only one way out is to make every single person around you laugh. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. Welcome to the world of clown! Read on to discover w…

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Friday, September 24, 2021

The Gist of Gister by Kevan Dunkelberg

There's not shortage of acting techniques out there, but today we're exploring the work of an often-overlooked pioneer in acting training, Earle Gister. Let's take a look at his method and h…

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Monday, August 23, 2021

A Beast of a Time: How I Directed Disney in a Pandemic by Kevan Dunkelberg

Let's take you on a journey! In our latest blog post, we discover the highs and lows of directing Beauty and the Beast during a global pandemic.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Shining the Spotlight on Great Contemporary Female Playwrights by Kevan Dunkelberg

We continue to commemorate Women’s History Month with a celebration of some brilliant contemporary female playwrights! Who else would you add to this list?

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Friday, February 26, 2021

Anna Deveare Smith & Verbatim Theatre by Kevan Dunkelberg

As we come to the end of Black History Month and celebrate the diverse artists who have helped shape the theatre, we take you on a quick journey through verbatim theatre and explore the powe…

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