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Matthew Webster

Matt Webster is a Theatre Educator and former tenured professor who has taught at universities, public schools and professional theatre companies around the country. Matt is also a playwright and author. His works are available through Theatrefolk.

In addition, Matt is a director and actor who has worked with both adults and children for community and professional theatre companies from coast to coast; including the Silver Bear Theatre in Albuquerque, Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Seattle Children's Theatre, Davidson Community Players, Theatre Charlotte, Matthews Playhouse and Children's Theatre of Charlotte. As a director, Matt has staged dozens of plays and musicals including Annie, Sleeping Beauty, One Bad Apple, Einstein is a Dummy, Tartuffe, Sleuth, The Tempest and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). 
 
Matt is also the Curriculum Consultant for the Drama Teacher Academy, the host of the monthly DTA Professional Learning Community (PLC), and a frequent contributor to the site. He also servers as an adjunct professor at Winthrop University. 

Matt lives in North Carolina with his beautiful and supportive wife Karen.

Plays and Resources by Matthew Webster

Adapt Now: Adapting Drama Classroom Materials to Different Distance Environments

by Lindsay Price, by Matthew Webster, by Karen Loftus

Learn how to adapt things that were originally written for traditional classrooms to different environments.

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Arctic Adventure Theatre: The Case of the Crazed Crashers

by Matthew Webster

A big fun online-friendly show in the style of a radio serial.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 3 M + 4 W + 13 Any Gender
  • Radio Play
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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Methods of Teaching Theatre: A Teacher Toolkit

by Matthew Webster

If you are a new teacher, or are still in your teacher training, this book will prepare you to plan for and execute a well-run classroom.

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The Myths at the Edge of the World

by Matthew Webster

Four campers are not only lost in the wood, they are lost at the edge of the world with no land, water, stars or sun. The only way to bring life back is to ask the right questions that will release stories from the wind.

  • About 50 minutes
  • 2 M + 3 W + 2 Any Gender, Expandable to 30
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 42 pages

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The Perils of Modern Education

by Matthew Webster

A comedic romp through the stresses and struggles of making it through the school day.

  • About 35 minutes
  • 3 M + 19 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 39 pages

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