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How Theatre Teachers (You!) Can Effect Change

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Take this opportunity as an arts educator to draw your students in and use this ancient theater art to instill empathy, to encourage listening, and to arm these young people with tactics to sort through conflict peacefully. How do we offer guidance when there is no time in a school day? Here are a few ideas for ways to make room for these little changes in your class room.

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Introducing... Shakespeare, Clearly

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These straightforward Shakespeare adaptations mixing contemporary and classical language emphasizes story and character rather than the poetry. Master director and acclaimed playwright Jon Jory has reimagined the classic tales to serve as an early introduction for younger audiences and actors that allows easy involvement. Inventive yet faithful, these adaptations will inspire actors and audiences alike to revisit Shakespeare’s original texts. Gender-neutral casting is encouraged and doubling is possible. Simple stage allows for a fluid and forward moving production.

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Rituals, Games, and Ice Breakers!

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Stage Partners Education Director, Maria McConville, shares her thoughts on starting a new school year and how theatre games can help break the ice. Your approach to the first few weeks of class or residency can set the tone for the rest of year. How will you introduce this group to the ideas of theatre? How will you begin to guide them to trusting one another in order to collaborate and create? Do you want your space to be peaceful and focused or bursting with energy?

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