Episode 32: Talk with the Educational Theatre Legend Craig Hertel

• April 5th, 2020

This is the first in a series of interviews with Educational Theatre Legends around the country. Today's episode interview is with Craig Hertel

Craig Hertel has directed over 25 UIL one-act plays in high school, including six State Champions, has served as chair of UIL's OAP Advisory Committee, been on the Board of Texas Thespians, and is currently the Chair-Elect of TTAO. He has been a Contest Manager and judge many times, including the State Contest. He has directed many times at the college level (including ACTF), for summer camps and for community theatre. He has also been an Academic Coordinator, guiding his school to 15 State Academic Championships.

Topics in our discussion include:

  • advice to teachers
  • distance learning
  • directing tips
  • and much more

 


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Episode 31: Pandemic Episode

• March 29th, 2020

Billy and Annie discuss grief, normalcy, play reading and teaching theatre during quarantine.

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Episode 30: Advice for Teaching and Directing in a Small School

• March 22nd, 2020

Billy and Annie talk to Jacki Maenius about what it is like to teach and direct in a small school. 

 

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Episode 29: Ideas For Planning Online Learning During School Closures

• March 15th, 2020

Annie and Billy share the crazy excuses that students give for missing a rehearsal. Many school districts are considering closing school for the rest of the school year and are going to use online/distance learning. This is a totally new concept for many theatre educators because theatre arts is a performance based class, but Annie has some ideas about how to being planning and for online learning. 

The key for theatre educators is to keep your online content exciting

  • Focus on 'Active' Learning 
  • Plan the Lessons in 10 minute chunks. 
  • Group Discussions and projects should be done with small groups.
  • Be Present & but use your time effectively
  • Embrace Multi-media Assignments

Sources

Sharon O'Malley - Author

https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/article/2017/07/12/7-guidelines-effective-teaching-online

www.Dragmatics.org

www.schooltheatre.org

www.EducationalTheatreConsultants.com

 

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Episode 28: Living Newspaper

• March 7th, 2020

This week, Billy and Annie discuss a successful PBL project for an upper level class called, "The Living Newspaper." The unit takes 6-7 weeks, and our version of the unit lesson plan can be found at our website, www.EducationalTheatreConsultants.com

Living Newspaper https://www.britannica.com/art/Living-Newspaper

They also discuss rehearsing your rehearsal when preparing for your one-act play contest. 

Theatre in Our Schools Month info can be found at  www.SchoolTheatre.org

Please send us an audio recoring of the craziest or silly excuss for missing a rehearsal that you have every received. You can email us the audio file/voice memor to adragoo@me.com.

 

 

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Episode 27: Are You Taking Care of Yourself?

• March 4th, 2020

Annie talks about the symptoms of stress that theatre teachers have and enocourages you to manage the stress. If this is a topic that you think we could do more often and give indepth training in stress management, please let us know. Email Annie at adragoo@me.com

Sources: 

https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/what-is-stress-management

http://changingminds.org/explanations/stress/stress_symptoms.htm

 

This week's Sponsor is Ludlam Dramatics!

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Episode 26: Playwriting with Tom Dudzick

• February 16th, 2020

Playwright, Tom Dudzick, discusses the inspiration and process of playwriting. Tom Dudzick is one of those rare playwrights who makes a living at it. He lives in Nyack, NY and can be reached through his agent Jack Tantleff at the Paradigm Talent Agency (JTantleff@paradigmagency.com).

Today's Sponsor

Today our episode is sponsored by Ludlam Dramatics,  Creator of Educational Theatre Posters and other Dramatics Resources for the Dramatics Classroom. They are one of the only places you can get Theatre Specific Classroom posters. You can learn more about them and see some of their amazing products at www.LudlamDramatics.com You Can use the code Afterpiece15 to get 15% off of your entire order during checkout from www.LudlamDramatics.com

 

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Episode 25: Overcoming & Avoiding Burnout

• February 9th, 2020

Annie and Billy share some ideas to help theatre educators avoid or overcome burnout.

  • Read. 
  • Go see theatre
  • Shut Off the Electronics
  • Learn to say no
  • Priortize your health
  • Spend time with friends outside of school
  • Travel
  • Observe the world
  • and many more...

Today's episode is sponsored by LUDLAM DRAMATICS. 

Today our episode is sponsored by Ludlam Dramatics, Creator of Educational Theatre Posters and other Dramatics Resources for the Dramatics Classroom. They are one of the only places you can get Theatre Specific Classroom posters. You can learn more about them and see some of their amazing products at www.Ludlam Dramatics.com   

You Can use the code Afterpiece15 to get 15% off of your entire order during checkout from LudlamDramatics .com

 

Sources for this espidoe. 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/theatreblog/2010/mar/23/theatre-director-10-top-tips

https://www.positivediscipline.com/articles/self-care-teachers

https://www.theatricalrights.com/firsttimetheatreteachers/

https://www.wgu.edu/heyteach/article/how-achieve-work-life-balance-teacher1807.html

 

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Episode 24: Gai Jones on Theatre Education

• January 26th, 2020

Today, Billy and Annie share their discussion with Gai Jones. 

Gai, Founder of CA Youth in Theatre, entered educational theatre by way of a small liberal arts college for women in Oklahoma which offered a specialized degree, BA in Speech and Drama, an equivalent of a BFA. While teaching eighth grade Speech/Drama in Fullerton, CA, she completed an MA in Theatre as the first woman to receive the degree at CA State University, Fullerton in 1968. For her thesis she performed a one- woman show based on the evolution from Elocution to modern Oral Interpretation of Literature. She taught Theatre at El Dorado High School, Placentia, CA, for thirty-four years. Upon retirement, the Black Box Theater was named The Gai Jones Theater. Served on SCETA board, CETA SO and CETA boards as member-at-large, then President; Regional Director of Educational Theatre Association; CA State Thespian Director. Named to Who’s Who in Secondary Education, Young Leaders of Education, Who’s Who in Women Educators; Inductee into the ED TA and CA Thespian Hall of Fames; Recipient of CETA Outstanding Educator; Founder of CA Youth in Theatre, EdTA Presidents Award.

www.GaiJones.com

This Episode is sponsored by Ludlam Dramatics

Today our episode is sponsored by Ludlam Dramatics,  Creator of Educational Theatre Posters and other Dramatics Resources for the Dramatics Classroom. They are one of the only places you can get Theatre Specific Classroom posters. You can learn more about them and see some of their amazing products at LudlamDramatics.com   That's LudlamDramatics.com

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Episode 23: Promoting Your Productions

• January 20th, 2020

Billy and Annie discuss ways to promote your productions in your school and community. Have you consider using more that the typical publicity poster and intercom announcements? 

 

Devising Musical Theatre Curriculum Professional Development Online Course

We are offering a professional development online class. It will be a fun and interactive way to build a musical theatre curriculum for your school. Click on the link below to register. 

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References 

https://soldoutrun.com/promote-a-show-with-your-actors/

https://www.blog.print-print.co.uk/how-to-better-promote-a-theatre-production/

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Today’s episode is sponsored by Dragaud Sojourns

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Michael@dragaudsojourns.com

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