Can't join us in Los Angeles? Get a taste from afar.
For the first time ever, we've created a hybrid event so that anyone can share in the spirit and fun of the Theatre Education Conference – whether you're in Los Angeles with us or thousands of miles away. We're thrilled to be able to offer a virtual experience with select programming you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.
(All times presented below are Pacific Time.)
|Friday, September 30|
|10:00 - 11:00 a.m. PT||Workshop: The Story Behind "110 Stories", presented by Sarah Tuft
Step back in time with instructor Sarah Tuft, as she recounts what it was like to wake up, twenty-one years ago, to the Twin Towers already collapsed, and how her instinct to “run towards the flames,” led her to write the docu-play, “110 Stories.” In this workshop, Sarah will share, not just her experience, but also tips on creating documentary theatre, including how to build trust when engaging with a community in crisis, how to identify and conduct the right interview, and how to structure those interviews into a moving play that tells the story you want to tell.
|12:00 - 1:00 p.m. PT||Workshop: First Do No Harm, presented by Jonathan Dorf
You don't have to be a playwright to help your students write better plays. Starting at "first, do no harm," workshop participants will gain a clearer understanding of common playwriting problems and learn the right questions to ask on their way to guiding and empowering young writers.
|2:15 - 3:15 p.m. PT||Workshop: Mathematics of Acting = Voice + Face, presented by Dréa Lewis
If you've ever wondered why people sound the way they do and how actors can make certain choices to create memorable characters, then this course is for you! Students will gain an understanding of a few vocal tools and how to combine certain vocal textures to create at least 8 character voices. Attendees will also gain awareness of how certain muscles can be manipulated to create compelling faces.
|Saturday, October 1|
|9:00 - 10:00 a.m. PT||Workshop: Creative Chaos - Student Voice and Choice in the Theatre Classroom, presented by Jessica Shaw
This workshop will explore multiple theatre projects that emphasize student voice and choice while aligning to national standards. These projects are designed to be flexible, easily adaptable to any teaching environment and theatre program. Attendees will receive curriculum resources and an overview of the process for developing student-centered project-based curriculum.
|12:00 - 1:00 p.m. PT||Workshop: Comedy Brainstorming, presented by Brooklin Green
Comedy Brainstorming! Let's do more comedy!! Teach your students how to use their comedic voice. This course will introduce comedy brain techniques. Brooklin’s experience in multiple forms of comedy will cover various ways to create comedy material for sketches, punch ups, stand-up, and headline jokes. Let your brain play.
|2:15 - 3:15 p.m. PT||Workshop: Honoring Student Identity and Voice as an Approach to Inclusion, presented by Josh Streeter
This session explores the transformational inquiry framework – an appreciative, strength-based method for scaffolding identity exploration through four domains of learning (personal, social, cognitive, and action). The presenter will share examples of how to create an inclusive classroom by using drama and theatre to amplify student voice and choice through reflective and interactive teaching processes.