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    Theatre arts educators and directors play a pivotal role in establishing an inclusive artistic environment that embraces diversity and is demonstrative of truth in storytelling. This webinar on Thursday, February 25 at 7:30pm Eastern is designed to support participants in evaluating the discriminatory practices and exclusionary behaviors that divide our American stages. Join Nikki Toombs, Director of Education at Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company, for a guided discussion and assessment, in which participants will identify best practices that curate anti-racist theatre that is created for, is a reflection of, and is inclusive to all cultures and communities.

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  • In an effort to rebuild our theatre program (post-pandemic), we are going to offer a two-week summer camp for grades 3 - 6 and would like the camp to be geared around a 30-minute musical.  I would love suggestions and insights into your favorite shows ...

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    I have been teaching makeup safety for years. I agree with everyone's input. Here are some helpful tips. If you are going to use cream makeup and divide it out on plates, Don't use paper, it will absorb the oil. Use plastic plates or containers that ...

  • Hi all, Has anyone done "Almost, Maine" in an outdoor setting? We're looking at doing it this spring, and, to avoid lots of issues, I'm thinking about setting up some chairs and lights in a field and doing it there- makeshift platform stage with minimal ...

  • Good morning, One of my students got a call back to NYU for musical theater.  She has a great range... amazing top. 3 songs from different eras. Suggestions for ballad?! And any contrasting songs if you'd like. ------------------------------ Melinda ...

  • Hi! I just chartered our my first troupe last year, and I've never had the opportunity to actually be in a troupe myself when I was in school.  I've been directing my middle school's theatre program for about 8 years now, and we have a really strong number ...

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  • It has been a year like no other in education. As a theatre educator, like all other teachers, the pandemic demanded that you pivot your instruction and do your best to ensure meaningful learning outcomes for your students -- whether in a virtual, hybrid, ...

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  • One of the main goals for our Theatre Education Community is to help theatre students and professionals from all over connect and identify with each other in order to build resources and support the theatre education field. We shine a spotlight on different ...

  • One of the main goals for our Theatre Education Community is to help theatre students and professionals from all over connect and identify with each other in order to build resources and support the theatre education field. We shine a spotlight on a different ...

  • One of the main goals for our Theatre Education Community is to help theatre students and professionals from all over connect and identify with each other in order to build resources and support the theatre education field. We shine a spotlight on a different ...

  • 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 ...