Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Theatrefolk Production: Puzzle Pieces by Lindsay Price

Welcome to Toot Toot Tuesday, where we feature Theatrefolk’s productions by schools and student performers from all over the world. Today we are tooting the horn for Keigan Page at Th…

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Theatrefolk Production: Cobweb Dreams by Lindsay Price

We love these pictures of James River High School’s production of Cobweb Dreams. Director Allison Oyler said about their experience that “We thoroughly enjoyed putting up Cobweb Dreams l…

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Drama Class Exercise: Poll Your Class by Kerry Hishon

“I’ve got so much to say / if only you would listen!” That’s one of my favourite lyrics from School of Rock: The Musical. Students truly wish to be heard, and as teachers, it’s our…

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Theatrefolk Production: Sixteen in 10 Minutes or Less by Lindsay Price

Welcome to Toot Toot Tuesday, where we feature Theatrefolk’s productions by schools and student performers from all over the world. Today we are tooting the horn for Jane Purdy and C…

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Drama Teachers: How do you give student writers feedback? by Lindsay Price, The Drama Teacher Podcast

Episode 173: Drama Teachers: How do you give student writers feedback? Nick Pappas wears many hats. He is a playwright, a director, he teaches and he’s a dramaturg. This conversation took …

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Theatrefolk’s Top 10 Plays: Small Cast by Ally Cooper

You need scripts. For your classes. For your after school program. For competition. But where do you start? How many catalogues are stacked on your desk right now? Sometimes it’s a jungle …

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Theatrical New Year’s Resolutions for Teachers by Kerry Hishon

It’s a new year and a fresh start! If you’ve been teaching the same classes for a long time, your curriculum might be feeling a bit stale. Yes, it’s always going to be different when y…

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Theatrefolk Production: Deck the Stage! by Lindsay Price

Welcome to our very first Toot Toot Tuesday, where we feature Theatrefolk’s productions by schools and student performers from all over the world. Today we are tooting the horn for Ma…

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Monday, January 2, 2017

Theatrefolk New Play Feature: Pandora’s Fire by Judith White by Lindsay Price

Welcome to our New Play Feature. Today we take a journey Ancient Greek choral storytelling with a modern twist! Pandora’s Fire brings the greek myth of Pandora’s box to life. Pandora was…

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Monday, December 26, 2016

How Do You Measure Success in the Drama Classroom? by Kerry Hishon

Success in the drama classroom can be a challenging thing to measure. Not all students who take drama want to go on to become professional performers or technicians. Many students take drama…

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Theatrefolk’s Top 10 Plays: Classical Adaptations by Lindsay Price

You need scripts. For your classes. For your after school program. For competition. But where do you start? How many catalogues are stacked on your desk right now? Sometimes it’s a jungle …

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Sharing What We’ve Learned: Developing a Class Showcase by Kerry Hishon

A class showcase is a great way to share and celebrate what your class has learned in drama class. It gives your students the opportunity to demonstrate the skills they have acquired and put…

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Critical Thinking: Theatre in another language by Lindsay Price, The Theatrefolk Podcast

Episode 172: Critical Thinking: Theatre in Another Language Have you ever watched a piece of theatre in another language? Theatrefolk partners in Crime Lindsay Price and Craig Mason put on t…

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Monday, December 12, 2016

10 Ways to Publicize Your Show by Kerry Hishon

So, you’ve decided to produce a play at your school this year. You’ve considered all the possibilities of shows to produce and have made a great selection. You have a vision for the show…

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Theatrefolk’s Top 10 Plays: Large Cast Plays by Lindsay Price

You need scripts. For your classes. For your after school program. For competition. But where do you start? How many catalogues are stacked on your desk right now? Sometimes it’s a jungle …

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Coming to the End: Reflecting on Your Process by Kerry Hishon

Coming to the end of a show’s run is an incredibly emotional experience. You’ve put hours and hours of work into a project that, in the end, has ceased to exist. Yes, you have the memori…

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Divergent Learning in the Drama Classroom by Lindsay Price, The Theatrefolk Podcast

Episode 171: Divergent Learning in the classroom There is no more class that is more divergent than the drama classroom. You have the vast number of different students who end up in your cla…

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Monday, November 28, 2016

How to Effectively Use a Student Assistant Director by Kerry Hishon

Directing a show for your students can be a daunting task. Teachers are busy people! On top of in-class time, lesson planning, marking, administrative tasks, and all the other jobs that aris…

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Theatrefolk’s Top 10 Plays: Middle School Plays by Lindsay Price

You need scripts. For your classes. For your after school program. For competition. But where do you start? How many catalogues are stacked on your desk right now? Sometimes it’s a jungle …

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Monday, November 21, 2016

The Ensemble in Middle and High School Plays by Lindsay Price

Ensemble Definition A unit or group of complementary parts that contributes to a single effect; all the parts of something considered together and in relation to the whole; the general or to…

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

A Comparison of Rehearsal Blocking Techniques by Kerry Hishon

Teachers, when working in rehearsals with your students, are you more of a planner type or a go-with-the-flow type? Do you map out all the blocking and movements in advance, or do you allow …

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Musical Theatre in the Drama Classroom by Lindsay Price, The Theatrefolk Podcast

Episode 170: Musical Theatre in the Drama Classroom Have you ever considered including musical theatre in the drama classroom? Does the thought of singing in front of others scare your stude…

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Directing the School Musical – 5 Tips for Success by Lindsay Price

Directing a musical is a daunting feat. We spoke with three teachers about their experience directing musicals at the school level . From their experiences, we’ve got 5 tips to share that…

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

How to “Pre-Block” a Scene by Kerry Hishon

When directing a show, it can be very useful to “pre-block” a scene ahead of time. “Pre-blocking” means to plan all basic character movements in advance of the rehearsal. This can sa…

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Theatrefolk’s Top 10 Plays: All Girls Plays by Lindsay Price

You need scripts. For your classes. For your after school program. For competition. But where do you start? How many catalogues are stacked on your desk right now? Sometimes it’s a jungle …

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Saturday, November 5, 2016

5 Ways for Students to Practice Outside of Rehearsal by Kerry Hishon

Rehearsal time is precious–there’s usually never enough of it–so when rehearsing a school production, you and your students will want to use your time together as effectively as possib…

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Drama Teachers Directing Shakespeare for the First Time by Lindsay Price, The Theatrefolk Podcast

Episode 169: Drama Teachers Directing Shakespeare for the First time If you’re a drama teacher, at some point Shakespeare should make it on to your stage. But what if you’ve hated him si…

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

3 Tips: How to Stage a Show on a Small Budget by Lindsay Price

For many drama teachers, a dwindling production budget is an ongoing struggle. How do you put up a full production with limited funds? Beth Goodwin portrays the double whammy she works in a …

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Theatrefolk’s Top 10 Holiday Plays by Lindsay Price

You need scripts. For your classes. For your after school program. For competition. But where do you start? How many catalogues are stacked on your desk right now? Sometimes it’s a jungle …

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Preparing for Auditions from the “Other” Side of the Table: 5 Tips for Success (and Sanity!) by Kerry Hishon

All right! You’ve decided on the show your school is going to produce this year. You’ve obtained the performance rights and paid for the royalties. You’ve got the show dates in place, …

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

10 Tips from Do-It-All Directors by Lindsay Price

We recorded a podcast featuring 9 teachers from all over the country, in both middle school and high school programs, to find out what makes them able to do it all when directing a play. He…

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