Teaching Theatre is EdTA’s quarterly journal for professional theatre educators. A typical issue includes an article on acting, directing, playwriting, or technical theatre; a profile of an outstanding educational theatre program; a piece on curriculum design, assessment, or teaching methodology; and reports on current trends or issues in the field, such as funding, standards, or certification.
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Stencils, stamps, and pounce work add rich detail to scenic design.
By Sean O’Skea
These fast, inexpensive paint techniques require only simple tools and very little preparation.
Singing in character
A step-by-step exercise for young actors.
By Arno Selco
The lyrics of songs in musicals contribute to the creation of characters by forwarding action. These sequential steps guide young actors through the process of developing believable, compelling characters when they sing in musicals.
Promptbook: It’s a whole other galaxy
A new teacher boldly goes to Texas—and gets schooled in adaptability.
By Adam Brandner
The author describes some of the valuable lessons he learned in his first year as a drama teacher in a Houston, Texas middle school.
News and Notes
Standards update; a white paper supporting the roles of certified arts educators, and recommendations on college and career readiness from ASCD.