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

Holy cow, have we been on a media roll lately! Word is really getting out about 4th Wall Theatre Company and our work in the community. Just goes to show the impact theatre can have on students of all abilities; The ripple effect caused by exposure the arts reaches not just our students, but their… Read More

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