High School Theatre

A snapshot of today's high school theatre educators across the country sharing about what they do and how and why they do this work.

Dance and Social Justice
Essay

Dance and Social Justice

22 November 2013

Many of us can attribute our path to the theater to a dynamic teacher in school: the teacher that inspired us or showed us a new side of ourselves. This series is a snapshot of today's high school theater educators across the country sharing about what they do and how and why they do this work.

Every Actor's Nightmare, Inverted
Essay

Every Actor's Nightmare, Inverted

21 November 2013

Acting is a physical function. It starts with the body. The body is the instrument. A theater without actors is not a theater; yet theater without words exists the world over.

 

High School Theater Arts in India
Essay

High School Theater Arts in India

20 November 2013

Mitch Mattson offers an overview of the work accomplished by Voices of Now: India.

Portrait of Carrie Wood
Miracle Kid
Essay

Miracle Kid

20 November 2013

Carrie Wood as a teacher has seen how theatre in high school can develop students.  Turning the tables, one student came into her program and shaped her and her husband’s lives forever.

Devising Theater With High School Students
Essay

Devising Theater With High School Students

19 November 2013

When we devise theater with students, we can look at the abilities that can guide us in our creation of a piece.  Devised work allows students to be in a brave space of not knowing.   

Portrait of Jennifer Brynner.
Theater is Life, Film is Art, TV is Furniture
Essay

Theater is Life, Film is Art, TV is Furniture

18 November 2013

Jennifer Bryner writes about the many benefits to being a high school teacher, and the joy of helping young artists discover what they're capable of.

Assessing Theater Education or
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Assessing Theater Education or

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Grading

17 November 2013

Wyckham Avery talks about her reluctance with grading high school theatre and how she overcame it. 

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