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Life imitating art: Low-prep drama project that kids love

November 3

This project wasn’t my idea. I wish it was but it was inspired by an Art-Recreation challenge reviewed by Kay Kelleher of the New York Times as the ‘only good Instagram challenge’ during quarantine. Kelleher wrote: At a time when museums...

Behind the Scenes

The wheel keeps on turning

November 3

Tossing in his day job promoting the arts and returning to actually making art. ‘Idiocy. Great word,’ says Mike Caemmerer. ‘I'm good at it.’ Hands covered in drying clay, Mike sits with a potter's wheel spinning quietly between his...

Curriculum

Stage combat in the middle school curriculum

September 30

ARRRGH! BIFF! CRRAAACK! KAPOW! OOOOFF! When my colleague Carrie Grev and I were looking to reinvent our middle school classes we were discussing ways to increase the uptake of boys in Drama and the thought of adapting a physical theatre unit into...

Theatre

Creating positive and just arts experiences

September 30

Gwendolyn VanSant, Kristen van Ginhoven, Dawn Simmons and Lee Mikeska Gardner on co-producing Dominique Morisseau's Pipeline while prioritising equity. Originally published at gwendolynvansant.com in June 2020. Republished with permission by...

Inspiration

My educational journey

September 30

In April of 2020 I accepted a place on the Doctor of Educational Theatre programme at New York University. I have spent many years studying and immersing myself in theatre, exploring it from different perspectives and contexts while focusing on ways...

Behind the Scenes

ISTA magic from the eyes of an ISTA alumni

September 30

‘What I learned is that ISTA magic will change you in ways you will forever be grateful for. ISTA has instilled in me the importance and value of how the performing arts is a powerful platform, which essentially, has helped shape who I am...