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  • Hi, I am a new teacher at a large middle school in a large city, though I have relatively few students in my classes.  I was given a budget from the school of $10,000 and was looking for advice on how to spend it.  My classroom is windowless, fluorescent-lit, ...

  • Hey all,  when you directed this show how long was your rehearsal period?  We are planning on performing the week before Valentines day.  I'm worried we won't have enough time.  Am I over thinking it? Or should we push the show back 2 weeks and perform ...

  • We are doing our fall play outside on a 16 x 16 stage. We have these lighting trees (which are foreign to me).  Any advice on how to use these or what would be best to use instead? ------------------------------ Jen Arellano ------------- ...

  • We are producing the non-musical version of A Christmas Story in December 2021.  There is not a props list in the back of the script, and I know I and my stage manager can go through and write down all the props mentioned.  However, does anyone know of ...

  • Good point, Jerry! I was basing my advice on what I saw in the photos - that three lights were patched separately into three dimmers, and the last two (first two, maybe, since they were in "1"?) were patched in the same dimmer. I'd definitely be reading ...

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  • Free money for theatre education (almost) Now that I have your attention, here’s what I want to talk about: federal funding for theatre education programs. That’s right—money from Washington that can actually come directly to your program. This is ...

  • The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is looking for 20-25 theatre educators, currently teaching in the classroom, who would be willing to create ten model lesson plans illustrating the ways in which theatre education can teach social and emotional ...

  • When it comes to deciding where to go for your college education, you may be torn between two or more top universities and colleges for students. You probably also realize that you need all of the top education that you can get since this will mean a ...

  • 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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