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Summer Drama Camp in 1-week – a Simple How-To Guide

Recently I have been contacted multiple times on how to run a 1-week summer drama camp and questions around it. So, I figured I would write a post on how to do it and hopefully help any others who want to get kids excited about Shakespeare and drama! First of all, YES, yes you can…

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Switching Roles – Warm Up Game

I came across this great game and thought I would share. The original article is located here. By the website: theatrefolk.com, written by Kerry Hishon. I love how it allows the students the opportunity to look at their own character, especially when they may feel stuck in the forest on a developmental point of their…

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Theatre vs. Drama, what’s the difference?

I’ve been in the drama education world for quite some time now, and I just figured out the actual difference between drama and theatre. So, to help clarify for anyone else, I thought I’d share the difference between theatre vs. drama. First of all, theatRE vs. theatER, what’s the difference? Well, truthfully, nothing. The ‘er’…

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Not STEM… STEAM

Including Arts in our future scientists and engineer’s programs will allow more creativity and better solutions.

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Play’s the Thing, Where Education is King!

I’ve always been a firm believer that drama is critical to our educational process.  In this short video, I talk briefly about empathy, creativity, and the power of drama in education.    

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3 Quick Tips for New Drama Teachers

I am often asked by teachers, when I present to their classes, to give their kids my top two or three tips they should focus on while they rehearse. Although there are so many tips that one could give, it always comes down to the following three for me: 1) PROJECT YOUR VOICE – One…

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Christmas Carol Costumes

A few costumes to make The Christmas Carol for Kids play that much easier to perform.  Here are the links… Marley’s chain Top Hat Bed sheet to make Marley’s Ghost – and don’t pay for that sheet, get it free here! Vests – check with your local Goodwill or thrift store … finding vests with…

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Olivia Twisted – a twist on Twist

This post is about a fantastic twist on Twist for those wishing to do an all-female version of Oliver Twist for Kids! Unfortunately, most plays are male-centric, with few female leads. There are some, such as Pride and Prejudice for Kids and Little Women for Kids (not yet released) that have more roles for females…

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“SHATNER!” Drama Improv Game

Ok, this is a REALLY FUN improv drama game that your kids will LOVE! It’s called, SHATNER! (At least the adults of the kids will surely love it!) 🙂 (I did not think of this game, and due credit goes to where I heard of it from; the Facebook group, Homeschool Snark.) We all know Captain…

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EMPATHY – Part 8 of Why Drama is so Important in School

Part 8 of the 12 part series: Why Drama is so important in School. – EMPATHY EMPATHY defined: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Empathy is something that we as parents and educators try to instill in our kids from a very early age. Understanding what another person is going through or feeling can…

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