Artist or Educator?

When we teach Drama or Theatre, are we artists or educators?How much of the artist is in the teacher?Do we need to be practising our art form while teaching, in order to be better educators?Personally, apart from the traditional stuff in plays and musicals at high school, I haven’t really acted on the amateur or…

Good Night. And, Good Luck.

I recently saw the wonderful film ‘Good Night. And, Good Luck’ which received rave reviews when it opened in America late last year. It is now nominated for several Oscars including George Clooney (Supporting Actor, Direction) and David Strathairn (Actor in a Leading Role), among others. For those not familiar with the plot, the film…

|

Moodle It!

Who’s heard of Moodle (homepage)? If you want to incorporate online technologies in your Drama program (or any other subject, for that matter), then Moodle (explanation, history etc.) is for you! Don’t stress, even if you’re a self-confessed technophobe, this baby is easy to understand. And no. Age is no barrier. It’s never too late…

Wicked

Our school auditioned for the musical Godspell yesterday and got about half the usual participants rocking up. There were probably several reasons why, but in the words of one of my Year 12 students, ‘hardly anyone in my year level has ever heard of Godspell’. So this got me thinking. Which Stephen Schwartz musical had…