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Subject: Good School Theatre Web sites - Recommendations?

1.  Good School Theatre Web sites - Recommendations?

Posted 9 days ago
Does your school have a good web site for students, families, the community to access?
Do you know of a good one that another school has?
I am looking for examples for my students, so please feel free to respond with a link or two!
Thanks.

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Rosalind Flynn
Head of the M.A. in Theatre Education
The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC
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2.  RE: Good School Theatre Web sites - Recommendations?

Posted 9 days ago
This is our website. It is student created and run

https://bashathespians.wixsite.com/theatre

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Shira Schwartz
Chandler Unified School District
Chandler AZ
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3.  RE: Good School Theatre Web sites - Recommendations?

Posted 9 days ago
Check our out-

www.gaplayers.com

I maintain it. it is fairly easy.

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Joshua Sinyard
Director of Theatre
Glynn Academy
Brunswick, GA.
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4.  RE: Good School Theatre Web sites - Recommendations?

Posted 8 days ago
RobinsonDrama.org,
TheatreMcLean.org

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Douglas Rome
Director of Theatre Arts
Fairfax County Public Schools
Burke VA
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5.  RE: Good School Theatre Web sites - Recommendations?

Posted 8 days ago
Hey gang,

Our website for both our troupe and theatre department is: http://www.improvateers.com
I built the site myself using Dreamweaver and hosted with ipower.com (it's inexpensive and provides a tremendous amount of features).  It helps that that's what I used to do before being a real boy (that is, a teacher) and I still dabble a bit in the web design world but shows keep me too busy.  Occasionally, I'll send my honors acting students over to my acting studio site (http://www.dramedyacting.com) in particular the blog where they can get a little dose of acting training outside of the confines of the public school classroom.

I'm happy to help guide, suggest, point folks where I get my resources just shoot me an email:  theatreartsteach@gmail.com

Happy Webbing!
Aaron

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I.T.S. Troupe #1523 Director

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6.  RE: Good School Theatre Web sites - Recommendations?

Posted 8 days ago
Here are the sites we use at Hilliard Davidson. The Davidson Theatre site is our public face and the Tech Crew site is a collection of resources for students.

Hilliard Davidson Theatre
HDVTECHCREW


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Trace Crawford
Drama Director, Hilliard Davidson High School
www.hilliarddavidsontheatre.com
www.tracecrawford.com
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7.  RE: Good School Theatre Web sites - Recommendations?

Posted 8 days ago
​I designed mine in Weebly, and I maintain it. I'm happy to have any feedback!
Shenandoah Valley Governor's School ​Theatre Department
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Shenandoah Valley Governor's School ​Theatre Department
The SVGS Theatre Department is a community of students who are passionate about theatre and committed to artistic and academic excellence. It provides a collaborative, engaging, and fun environment...
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Cassy Maxton-Whitacre
Theatre Department Coordinator
Fishersville VA
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8.  RE: Good School Theatre Web sites - Recommendations?

Posted 8 days ago
Our school's theatre program is called Proscenium Circus and our website is Proscenium Circus Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Theatre.

For a little insight into how we designed our website, check out: The Keys to Designing a Successful Theatre Troupe Website



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Jessica Harms
Theatre Director
Acton MA
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9.  RE: Good School Theatre Web sites - Recommendations?

Posted 8 days ago
I use WIX for our website and I LOVE it. Have used Weebly before and I like WIX much much better. Very easy to use and lots of options to customize. You can really make it your own, as fancy or simple as you please. Easy for my student PR/Historian to use too.

www.alhambrathespians.com

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Rachel Snow
Drama and Technical Theater Teacher
Alhambra High School
Alhambra CA
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10.  RE: Good School Theatre Web sites - Recommendations?

Posted 8 days ago
Edited by Rosemary Bucher 8 days ago
I look at MANY school websites, as I'm sure you can imagine! All of your examples so far are absolutely fabulous.

My mother uses Squarespace for her program's website (phsmusical.org), and I use them for my personal website. I love how clean and elegant their templates are, and I think it's really easy to edit and update content.

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Rosemary Bucher
Licensing Representative, Educational Theatre
Samuel French
New York NY
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11.  RE: Good School Theatre Web sites - Recommendations?

Posted 7 days ago

I use weebly, here are my drama club and class web sites:

http://ebhsdramaclub.weebly.com
http://ebhsmrdavis.weebly.com



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Jeffrey Davis
Plainsboro NJ
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12.  RE: Good School Theatre Web sites - Recommendations?

Posted 7 days ago
Our district website is not especially user-friendly. I have heard they are developing a new one.

I have maintained a website for our theatre program and Thespian troupe for nearly 17 years -- ever since I leveraged the site a student had designed in GeoCities.

This fall I had to quickly create a new website in Wix when I discovered my website software was no longer being supported by the manufacturer. We host on 1and1 but will switch to Wix when the current contract expires.

Here is a link.  www.FirestoneTheatre.com

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Mark A. Zimmerman,

Theatre Director
Akron School for the Arts
Firestone Community Learning Center
470 Castle Blvd
Akron, Ohio 44313

Troupe 5570

mzimmerm@apslearn.org
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13.  RE: Good School Theatre Web sites - Recommendations?

Posted 4 days ago
Thanks so much everyone!
I have collected all the web site addresses and my students will be visiting your sites for ideas and motivation to create their own next semester!
Rosalind
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Rosalind Flynn
Head of the M.A. in Theatre Education
The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC
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14.  RE: Good School Theatre Web sites - Recommendations?

Posted 2 days ago

What a great idea to get high school students thinking about a school theatre website! There's such a wide discrepancy in high school theatre websites, from "Gold Standard" to non-existent.

School theatre websites are important to have for a variety of reasons and uses. In fact, one of the assignments for the students (high school Drama teachers, in this case) in my online Theatre Management class is to create a functional and useful website outline for their school theatre, or to come up with ideas to improve their existing websites. (We don't get into the technical side of creating a website, we primarily address content.) They all do awesome jobs, so I'll pass this on to the students from the recently ended session, and suggest they contact you with their information and ideas. 



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Beth Rand, EBMS
High School Theatre Operations Coach

Next HS Theatre Management Training for Drama Teachers online course: Winter Session starts Jan. 15 (limited to 8 students).

Author of "High School Theatre Operations" and "The High School Theatre Safety Manual" and several more books on Amazon and also at http://www.presett.org/helpful-books-for-you.html.

www.PRESETT.org
Westminster, CO
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