Education Series

David Dudley looks at the different models of theatre education around the country through interviews, with the hopes that a new student will have an easier time finding the model that works for them.

Your Guide to Theatre Education
Essay

Your Guide to Theatre Education

Atlantic Theater Company

1 December 2016

David Dudley talks with Mary McCann about the unique training opportunities available at the Atlantic Theater Company.

Your Guide to Theatre Education
Essay

Your Guide to Theatre Education

Make Trouble: A new training program in Shakespeare, Ensemble, and Devising

2 April 2016

David Dudley interviews the founder of Make Trouble, a new training program in Staunton, Virginia.

Your Guide to Theatre Education
Essay

Your Guide to Theatre Education

Ping Chong + Company

15 February 2016

In this installment, David Dudley interviews Ping Chong and Sara Zatz from Ping Chong + Company. 

Your Guide to Theatre Education
Essay

Your Guide to Theatre Education

Professional Playwriting Program at Ohio University

15 January 2016

David Dudley interviews Charles Smith, Head of the Professional Playwriting Program at Ohio University.

Your Guide to Theatre Education
Essay

Your Guide to Theatre Education

Dell’Arte International

16 November 2015

David Dudley interviews Joan Schirle, Founding Artistic Director of Dell’Arte International, about their unique School of Physical Theatre.

Your Guide to Theatre Education
Essay

Your Guide to Theatre Education

Towson University

10 October 2015

David Dudley interviews Naoko Maeshiba about the opportunities in Towson University’s MFA in Theatre Arts program. 

Your Guide to Theatre Education
Essay

Your Guide to Theatre Education

Double Edge Theatre Company

10 August 2015

In this installment, David Dudley interviews four members of Double Edge Theatre Company about the company’s unique approach to training and living.

Your Guide to Theatre Education
Essay

Your Guide to Theatre Education

Anne Bogart, Ellen Lauren, and Leon Ingulsrud

7 July 2015

In this installation, David Dudley talks with the three artistic directors of the SITI Company about what makes their program different and successful. 

Your Guide to Theatre Education
Essay

Your Guide to Theatre Education

Goddard’s Elena Georgiou

1 June 2015

In this installment, David Dudley talks with Goddard’s Elena Georgiou about the benefits of earning an MFA in a low-residency model, and how that can help shape a writer’s voice.

Your Guide to Theatre Education
Essay

Your Guide to Theatre Education

Shakespeare Academy at Stratford

13 April 2015

David Dudley talks to Colleen Sullivan of Shakespeare Academy at Stratford, where they are about to begin a second season of educating theatremakers in ensemble and Shakespeare.

Your Guide to Theatre Education
Essay

Your Guide to Theatre Education

Christopher Shinn at The New School’s MFA Playwriting Program

3 March 2015

In this installation, David Dudley interviews Christopher Shinn of The New School’s MFA playwriting program about how this educational option works.

Your Guide to Theatre Education
Essay

Your Guide to Theatre Education

David Henry Hwang

20 January 2015

In this installation, David Dudley interviews David Henry Hwang of Columbia University’s MFA Playwriting Program, a program that believes there is more than one way to write a good play.

Your Guide to Theater Education
Essay

Your Guide to Theater Education

Caridad Svich

8 December 2014

David Dudley talks to Caridad Svich of NoPassport about the origins of the alliance, and what kind of education her model can offer potential collaborators.

Your Guide to Theater Education
Essay

Your Guide to Theater Education

The Theatre School at DePaul University

22 October 2014

The Theatre School at DePaul University has been around for a long time. It's no wonder, given that they offer degree programs in nearly every discipline one could hope for, from playwriting to directing, scenic design to arts management, costume design to dramaturgy, one can acquire a top-notch education at DePaul, where theory and practice are afforded equal emphasis. This round, I interview John Culbert, Dean of The Theatre School at DePaul.

Your Guide to Theater Education
Essay

Your Guide to Theater Education

Steppenwolf

15 September 2014

Since 1984, Steppenwolf Theatre Company has offered internships to students, graduates, and others to experience the inner workings of a professional theater from every angle. The company has developed a collection of programs purposed to identify, train and mentor a diverse group of students, graduates and early-career professionals in arts administration, stage management and production.

Your Guide to Theater Education
Essay

Your Guide to Theater Education

Introduction

11 August 2014

Making the decision to acquire an education is more often than not an easy one. To do most any job in America, one must acquire a bachelor's degree. For those who wish to pursue a career in the theater, this is no different: one must undertake a program of education or work-related training. If you have decided to pursue a career in the theater, and are in the process of gathering meaningful information to help determine which programs you ought to give serious consideration, this blog series is for you.

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