Sorry Theater Kids, It's Time to Start Working Out

Sorry Theater Kids, It's Time to Start Working Out

Theater kids have long lived under the assumption-- self-imposed or otherwise-- that physical strength, stamina, and coordination have nothing to do with being a performer, and that many people who identify as performers simply don’t have those skills. I don’t think it will come as a surprise to many of you when I tell you that this assumption is simply not true.

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The Value of Empathetic Thinking: How We Can Use Theatrical Practices to Create a Kinder Generation

The Value of Empathetic Thinking: How We Can Use Theatrical Practices to Create a Kinder Generation

Emotional intelligence and empathy are just as essential to living a healthy, meaningful, and successful life as critical thinking is. If we want to impart these skills onto a new generation of students, we would be wise to use the foundations of theater as our first step.

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Designers Are Artists, Too: The Necessity of Supporting Tech in Educational Settings

Designers Are Artists, Too: The Necessity of Supporting Tech in Educational Settings

In many theater programs, design is considered a luxury. Either due to budget constraints or simply a lack of interest and energy, many educational and community theater settings keep things simple out of necessity. There is absolutely something to be said for sleek, clean designs, but I worry that this mentally of seeing technical elements as an indulgence creates a misunderstanding of what design has the capacity to be, and hinders the enthusiasm of students who might be interested in pursuing it.

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