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Latest Discussion Posts

  • I'm an enthusiastic parent who is directing for the second time. We're doing The Little Mermaid Jr. with 60 3rd - 5th graders. Last year we did Annie Jr. and casting was a bit of a breeze because we knew almost immediately who our leads would be. This ...

  • Good afternoon!  We just did Almost, Maine and I am assuming that others out there might be interested in a few of our props. I am including... - seven "bags of love" (mauve) - one tiny matching bag (mauve) for the ring box and ring - Steve's two ...

  • Ok, here's an interesting one...  How do you successfully cast "children" when you are working with only grades 9-12? Of course the obvious is to cast your 9th graders or smaller-in-stature students as the children, or maybe pull from a nearby middle ...

  • The kids will love it. We did Newsies last spring and it was a huge hit. We had girls as newsboys as well and where it got high for the guys, the girls helped out there. I think it works well especially for the ensemble numbers.  Break a leg! ------------------------------ ...

  • I wholeheartedly recommend  Leaving Iowa   by Tim Clue and Spike Manton. It's sort of a love letter to the American family road trip/family vacation. It's especially appropriate for the midwest and was written for a midwestern audience, but the core ...

Community Blogs

  • This is one part of a  series of blogs  about maximizing your experience with our online Community, not only to help newbies get their bearings but to also help experienced users learn more and take the next steps, or assist others. In this blog, ...

  • We recently launched a new Community program called Teaching Artist Directory . This directory is an EdTA members-only benefit that helps you find skilled theatre professionals to lead workshops in your classroom or at an event.  Our latest ...

  • There are undoubtedly a good number of you out there who are just beginning your career as a theatre educator. First of all, let us extend a sincere welcome and CONGRATULATIONS ! You have entered into one of the most rewarding (and at times, challenging) ...

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  • This is one part of a  series of blogs  about maximizing your experience with our online Community, not only to help newbies get their bearings but to also help experienced users learn more and take the next steps, or assist others. In this blog, we'll ...

  • Earlier this year, we launched a brand new Community program called Mentor Match . This unique online networking and career development tool is an EdTA members-only benefit that helps you find, connect, and share experiences with others. Our Mentor ...