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Auditions Exercise Part 2: Mock Auditions
Auditions Exercise Part 2: Mock Auditions
Auditions Exercise Part 1: Perform on Video
Auditions Exercise Part 1: Perform on Video
Create and Perform a Radio Play
Create and Perform a Radio Play

Featured Articles

Summer Tasks for Drama Teachers
Featured Article
Summer Tasks for Drama Teachers
Most drama teachers find that their summers are just as busy as the school year. There are always lots of things to do. Let us help you get organized with some suggestions for tasks you can complete in the summer to set yourself up for success come September. We’ve even included a handy checklist at the bottom of this post.
Your Classroom Stage Makeup Toolkit
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Your Classroom Stage Makeup Toolkit
Stage makeup isn't just an optional extra in the drama classroom; it's a game-changer.
The Drama Teacher Theatrical Timelines Toolkit
Featured Article
The Drama Teacher Theatrical Timelines Toolkit
MAP OUT THE PRODUCTION PROCESS FROM AUDITIONS TO AUDIENCE!
Theatrical Affirmations for Drama Students
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Theatrical Affirmations for Drama Students
To affirm: To state positively; to state as true; to support by giving approval or encouragement
Featured Play - The House
Featured Article
Theatrefolk Featured Play - The House
Welcome to our Featured Play Spotlight. Are you ready to visit The House (https://www.theatrefolk.com/products/the-house) by Lindsay Price? Perfect for a class project or large cast production, with roles for all levels and possibly doubling. So much for your technical students to dive into!
July Reading List: Issue-Based Plays
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July Reading List: Issue-Based Plays
As you start planning for the new school year, why not explore some incredible issue-based plays? These thought-provoking scripts tackle real-world challenges and spark meaningful conversations in your classroom or on stage.

Latest Articles

Approaching Issue-Based Plays in the Drama Classroom
Approaching Issue-Based Plays in the Drama Classroom
July Reading List: Issue-Based Plays
July Reading List: Issue-Based Plays
The Classroom Set-up Toolkit
The Classroom Set-up Toolkit
Featured Play - The House
Theatrefolk Featured Play - The House
How to Use a Small Cast Play in Your Drama Classroom
How to Use a Small Cast Play in Your Drama Classroom
Be Ready for the Start of the School Year
Be Ready for the Start of the School Year

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Acting

Acting in Everyday Life
Acting in Everyday Life
Acting the Issue Play
Acting the Issue Play
Onstage “Awareness” Improv Game: Sit, Stand, Kneel
Onstage “Awareness” Improv Game: Sit, Stand, Kneel
Questioning Your Character (Without Judgment)
Questioning Your Character (Without Judgment)
“Let’s Try That Again”: Taking Direction in an Audition
“Let’s Try That Again”: Taking Direction in an Audition
How to Practice Cold Reading
How to Practice Cold Reading

Classroom Exercise

How to Use a Small Cast Play in Your Drama Classroom
How to Use a Small Cast Play in Your Drama Classroom
Playwriting Exercise: One Moment, Many Perspectives
Playwriting Exercise: One Moment, Many Perspectives
Playwriting Exercise: Quill, Fountain, and Glitter Gel Pen Scenes
Playwriting Exercise: Quill, Fountain, and Glitter Gel Pen Scenes
Exercise: Creating a Styled Theatrical Photograph
Exercise: Creating a Styled Theatrical Photograph
Blocking Exercise: Same Scene, Different Stages
Blocking Exercise: Same Scene, Different Stages
Creatively-Staged Scenes with  Middle School Students
Creatively-Staged Scenes with Middle School Students

Classroom Management

Getting to Know Your Students: How I Like to Learn
Getting to Know Your Students: How I Like to Learn
Developing Classroom Routines and Systems
Developing Classroom Routines and Systems
“I’ll Just Do It Myself…” Encouraging Students to Work Together
“I’ll Just Do It Myself…” Encouraging Students to Work Together
Inclusion in the Drama Classroom: Assessing Your Space
Inclusion in the Drama Classroom: Assessing Your Space
Pros and Cons: Assigned Groups vs. Class-Chosen Groups
Pros and Cons: Assigned Groups vs. Class-Chosen Groups
The Inclusive Classroom: Drama Class for Students with Special Needs
The Inclusive Classroom: Drama Class for Students with Special Needs

Directing

Issue-Based Plays in Rehearsal
Issue-Based Plays in Rehearsal
The Last Few Weeks Before Showtime
The Last Few Weeks Before Showtime
Round-up: Production Preparation
Round-up: Production Preparation
Working With Co-Directors, Assistant Directors, and More
Working With Co-Directors, Assistant Directors, and More
Pros and Cons: Food and Drink Onstage
Pros and Cons: Food and Drink Onstage
Tips for Casting a Musical Revue
Tips for Casting a Musical Revue

Distance Learning

Character Study: Self-Awareness
Character Study: Self-Awareness
Making Connections: Students’ Strengths and Character Strengths
Making Connections: Students’ Strengths and Character Strengths
Theatrefolk Featured Play – Virtual Platform by Claire Broome
Theatrefolk Featured Play – Virtual Platform by Claire Broome
Improv Game: Combining Skills
Improv Game: Combining Skills
Improv Game: Imposter
Improv Game: Imposter
Exercise: Outdoor Virtual Monologues
Exercise: Outdoor Virtual Monologues

Diversity

Tips for Supporting Nonbinary Drama Students
Tips for Supporting Nonbinary Drama Students
Theatrefolk Featured Play – Characters Behaving Badly by Lindsay Price
Theatrefolk Featured Play – Characters Behaving Badly by Lindsay Price
Theatrefolk Featured Play – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Theatrefolk Featured Play – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Theatrefolk Featured Play – Moonbow Miraculous by Kirk Shimano
Theatrefolk Featured Play – Moonbow Miraculous by Kirk Shimano
Theatrefolk Featured Play – The Pretty Princess Dollhouse for Pretty Princesses by Emma Fonseca-Halverson
Theatrefolk Featured Play – The Pretty Princess Dollhouse for Pretty Princesses by Emma Fonseca-Halverson
Theatrefolk Featured Play – Finding Jo March by Laramie Dean
Theatrefolk Featured Play – Finding Jo March by Laramie Dean

Featured Plays

Featured Play - The House
Theatrefolk Featured Play - The House
Theatrefolk Featured Play - Rainbows vs. Bunnies: Annihilation
Theatrefolk Featured Play - Rainbows vs. Bunnies: Annihilation
June Reading List: Plays to Celebrate Gender Diversity & Inclusivity
June Reading List: Plays to Celebrate Gender Diversity & Inclusivity
neeT Teen
Theatrefolk Featured Play - neeT Teen
May Reading List: Animal Titles
May Reading List: Animal-Inspired Play Titles
Theatrefolk Featured Play - The Happiness Shop
Theatrefolk Featured Play - The Happiness Shop

Games

Physical Warm-Up Game: Shadows
Physical Warm-Up Game: Shadows
Gamify Your Choice Board: Bingo
Gamify Your Choice Board: Bingo
Warm-Up Game: Emojis
Warm-Up Game: Emojis
Improv Game: Row of Hats
Improv Game: Row of Hats
Improv Fun & Games: Speed Props
Improv Fun & Games: Speed Props
3 Quick and Easy Warm-Up Games  with a Drama Class Twist
3 Quick and Easy Warm-Up Games with a Drama Class Twist

General

Playwright Spotlight: Get to Know Bradley Hayward
Playwright Spotlight: Get to Know Bradley Hayward
Playwright Spotlight: Get to Know Taryn Temple
Playwright Spotlight: Get to Know Taryn Temple
Playwright Spotlight: Get to Know Dara Murphy
Playwright Spotlight: Get to Know Dara Murphy
Playwright Spotlight: Get to Know Laramie Dean
Playwright Spotlight: Get to Know Laramie Dean
Playwright Spotlight: Get to Know Allison Green
Playwright Spotlight: Get to Know Allison Green
Playwright Spotlight: Get to Know Chris Stiles
Playwright Spotlight: Get to Know Chris Stiles

New Drama Teachers

The Classroom Set-up Toolkit
The Classroom Set-up Toolkit
The Drama Teacher Theatrical Timelines Toolkit
The Drama Teacher Theatrical Timelines Toolkit
Top 5 Rules for Building Relationships with Students
Top 5 Rules for Building Relationships with Students
Top 5 Discipline Mistakes New Teachers Make (And how to fix them!)
Top 5 Discipline Mistakes New Teachers Make (And how to fix them!)
Round-up: Best casting advice for fellow directors
Round-up: Best casting advice for fellow directors
Round-up: Best costuming advice for a new director
Round-up: Best costuming advice for a new director

Playwriting

Playwriting Prompt: Stories About Stuffies
Playwriting Prompt: Stories About Stuffies
Playwriting Exercise: One Moment, Many Perspectives
Playwriting Exercise: One Moment, Many Perspectives
Playwriting Exercise: Quill, Fountain, and Glitter Gel Pen Scenes
Playwriting Exercise: Quill, Fountain, and Glitter Gel Pen Scenes
Playwriting Exercise: Your Ideal Future
Playwriting Exercise: Your Ideal Future
5 Tips for Writing A Murder Mystery Play
5 Tips for Writing a Murder Mystery Play
Playwriting Exercise: Baby Photo Prompt
Playwriting Exercise: Baby Photo Prompt

Podcast

Theatre as a Teaching Tool
Theatre as a Teaching Tool
Happy Birthday Frankenstein!
Happy Birthday Frankenstein!
Drama Teachers: Take back the classics
Drama Teachers: Take back the classics
Putting together a touring high school show
Putting together a touring high school show
Facilitating a student led production
Facilitating a student led production
Page to Stage: What can you learn in 48 hours?
Page to Stage: What can you learn in 48 hours?

Production

The Last Few Weeks Before Showtime
The Last Few Weeks Before Showtime
Round-up: Production Preparation
Round-up: Production Preparation
Working With Co-Directors, Assistant Directors, and More
Working With Co-Directors, Assistant Directors, and More
Pros and Cons: Food and Drink Onstage
Pros and Cons: Food and Drink Onstage
How to Effectively Create and Use the Audition Waiting Area
How to Effectively Create and Use the Audition Waiting Area
Creative Fundraising Ideas for Your Production
Creative Fundraising Ideas for Your Upcoming Production

Teaching Drama

Admirable Qualities in Drama Students,  and How to Nurture Them
Admirable Qualities in Drama Students, and How to Nurture Them
Issue-Based Plays in Rehearsal
Issue-Based Plays in Rehearsal
Approaching Issue-Based Plays in the Drama Classroom
Approaching Issue-Based Plays in the Drama Classroom
The Classroom Set-up Toolkit
The Classroom Set-up Toolkit
How to Use a Small Cast Play in Your Drama Classroom
How to Use a Small Cast Play in Your Drama Classroom
Be Ready for the Start of the School Year
Be Ready for the Start of the School Year

Teaching Resources

The Rehearsal Companion
The Rehearsal Companion
The Audition Toolkit
The Audition Toolkit
Impowerment Improv
Impowerment Improv
The Drama Classroom Companion: Volume 2
The Drama Classroom Companion: Volume 2
Your High School Improv Show Playbook
Your High School Improv Show Playbook
Scene-Spurs: Writing Prompts for Dramatic Depth – Volume Two
Scene-Spurs: Writing Prompts for Dramatic Depth – Volume Two

Technical Theatre

Your Classroom Stage Makeup Toolkit
Your Classroom Stage Makeup Toolkit
Sets on a Budget: One Signature Piece
Sets on a Budget: One Signature Piece
Costume Organization & Storage Tips
Costume Organization & Storage Tips
Full Class Project: Complete Show Design
Full Class Project: Complete Show Design
Performing Outdoors Part 2: Safety Considerations
Performing Outdoors Part 2: Safety Considerations
Performing Outdoors Part 1: Technical Considerations
Performing Outdoors Part 1: Technical Considerations

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