It can be difficult to find the perfect book to inspire your next showstopper, especially when there are so many elements to look for: multiple characters with simple lines, a variety of activity levels, and – the most important element – a fun and entertaining plot! Instructors new to incorporating storybooks into their students’ performances… Read More

The 15 PECS You Need for Theatre Teaching theatre to students with special needs is an amazing life work.  How to best support each actor’s needs?  A one-on-one onstage?  A spot marker for them to stand on?  Headphones?  Their lines in a tablet?  The list goes on and on.  For most supports we were able to find what we needed.  But there was one… Read More

I get emails all the time from concerned parents, “Your website says, ‘Theatre for all’ but my son… you see…” and the sentence usually fades away. In the world of special education there is an unintentional hierarchy: Fantastic summer camp opportunities with horseback riding will have an asterisk “for children who are high functioning.” Clubs… Read More

Valentine’s Day Theatre Games Valentine’s Day is the perfect time of year to add some theatrics to the classrooms.  Below are four of our favorite games with a Valentine’s Day twist.  To get musical and acting games you can play all year round, check out our eBook. Four Corners This is a favorite!  Normally one… Read More

Six Must-Dos for the First 10 Minutes of your First Class When I was studying for my teaching certificate, I came across Harry and Rosemary Wong’s book “The First Days of School.” It wonderfully outlines the importance of setting up a routine, classroom management, and all-around positive classroom atmosphere. (If you haven’t already read it, I… Read More

Character Study is an essential part of any actor’s process, no matter how experienced.  It involves creating and internalizing the details of your character’s life.  These details can range from personality traits, to history and family background, to even the most mundane details like favorite color or favorite food.  The more thought that an actor… Read More

When you’re working with beginning actors of varying abilities, encouraging participation can sometimes be difficult.  However, many students are already accustomed to singing songs in a “repeat after me” style.  This style of singing can create a safe environment for all to participate, and it is a good support for students who do not enjoy… Read More

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