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The Plucky Pie Murder
Theatrefolk Featured Play - The Plucky Pie Murder
The Female Edison
Theatrefolk Featured Play: The Female Edison
Theatrefolk Featured Play - Beauty and the Bee
Theatrefolk Featured Play - Beauty and the Bee
Theatrefolk Featured Play: Winnie-the-Pooh
Theatrefolk Featured Play: Winnie-the-Pooh
Theatrefolk Featured Play - The Battle of Image vs Girl
Theatrefolk Featured Play - The Battle of Image vs Girl
Theatrefolk Featured Play - She Wrote, Died, Then Wrote Some More
Theatrefolk Featured Play - She Wrote, Died, Then Wrote Some More
Theatrefolk Featured Play - A Lighter Shade of Noir
Theatrefolk Featured Play - A Lighter Shade of Noir
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 – The Haunting of Chip Lake Lodge
Theatrefolk Featured Play – The Haunting of Chip Lake Lodge
Theatrefolk Featured Play – Finding Jo March by Laramie Dean
Theatrefolk Featured Play – Finding Jo March by Laramie Dean
Theatrefolk Featured Play – Passing Period Purgatory by Christian Kiley
Theatrefolk Featured Play – Passing Period Purgatory by Christian Kiley
Theatrefolk Featured Play – The Burgundy Letter by Kirk Shimano
Theatrefolk Featured Play – The Burgundy Letter by Kirk Shimano
Spanish Plays and Translations
Spanish Plays and Translations
Theatrefolk Featured Play – Grim and Gruesome Grimm by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt
Theatrefolk Featured Play – Grim and Gruesome Grimm by Mrs. Evelyn Merritt
Theatrefolk Featured Play – A Recipe of Me by Kate Kilpatrick
Theatrefolk Featured Play – A Recipe of Me by Kate Kilpatrick

Featured Articles

The Plucky Pie Murder
Featured Article
Theatrefolk Featured Play - The Plucky Pie Murder
Welcome to our Featured Play Spotlight! The Plucky Pie Murder (https://www.theatrefolk.com/products/the-plucky-pie-murder) by Dara Murphy is an incredible way to challenge perspectives and find humour in unexpected places. A black comedy extraordinaire!
Playwriting Exercise: Your Ideal Future
Featured Article
Playwriting Exercise: Your Ideal Future
Free writing can be a great way to get your students into the drama class mindset. They have to pause, focus, and write for a specific amount of time without stopping or getting distracted.
November Reading List
Featured Article
November Reading List: Plays for Veterans/Remembrance Day
This month we turn our thoughts to Remembrance Day and Veterans Day. If you're looking for meaningful and impactful performances to mark this important time of remembrance, we have a curated list of plays that will help you do just that.
Physical Warm-Up Game: Doodles
Featured Article
Physical Warm-Up Game: Doodles
The following is a quick, simple warm-up game that works for virtually any age range and skill level. All you’ll need is a stack of Post-it notes or a pile of scrap paper, some writing implements, and your students.

Latest Articles

Theatre Fun & Games: Ruin a Play...
Theatre Fun & Games: Ruin a Play...
Lines From A Bag
Lines from a Bag
Physical Warm-Up Game: Doodles
Physical Warm-Up Game: Doodles
Playwriting Exercise: Your Ideal Future
Playwriting Exercise: Your Ideal Future
The Plucky Pie Murder
Theatrefolk Featured Play - The Plucky Pie Murder
November Reading List
November Reading List: Plays for Veterans/Remembrance Day

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

Lines From A Bag
Lines from a Bag
Spooky Special Effects Challenge
Spooky Special Effects Challenge
Warm-Up Exercise: Positive Self-Talk
Warm-Up Exercise: Positive Self-Talk
Playwriting Exercise: Baby Photo Prompt
Playwriting Exercise: Baby Photo Prompt
Choice Board Exercise: Portraying Emotions
Choice Board Exercise: Portraying Emotions
Scene and Song Analysis Using Emojis
Scene & Song Analysis Using Emojis

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

What Type of Director Are You?
What Type of Director Are You?
What Happens When The Director Gets Sick?
What Happens When The Director Gets Sick?
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
Getting Ready to Direct Your First Virtual Play
Getting Ready to Direct Your First Virtual Play
Tips for First Time Student Stage Managers
Tips for First Time Student Stage Managers

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

Franz Kafka Cancels His Cell Phone Plan
Theatrefolk Featured Play - Franz Kafka Cancels His Cell Phone Plan
The Plucky Pie Murder
Theatrefolk Featured Play - The Plucky Pie Murder
The Female Edison
Theatrefolk Featured Play: The Female Edison
Theatrefolk Featured Play - Beauty and the Bee
Theatrefolk Featured Play - Beauty and the Bee
Theatrefolk Featured Play: Winnie-the-Pooh
Theatrefolk Featured Play: Winnie-the-Pooh
Theatrefolk Featured Play - The Battle of Image vs Girl
Theatrefolk Featured Play - The Battle of Image vs Girl

Games

Fun & Games: Human Chess
Fun & Games: Human Chess
Fun & Games: Creating a Drama Board Game
Fun & Games: Create a Drama Board Game
Theatre Fun & Games: Ruin a Play...
Theatre Fun & Games: Ruin a Play...
Physical Warm-Up Game: Doodles
Physical Warm-Up Game: Doodles
Giants, Elves, Wizards, and More
Giants, Elves, Wizards, and More - DELETE & DO NOT USE
Giants, Elves, Wizards, and More
Giants, Elves, Wizards, and More

General

Theatrefolk: Your Questions Answered
Theatrefolk: Your Questions Answered
Holidays, Celebration and Remembrance Student Playwrights – Chosen Monologues
Holidays, Celebration and Remembrance Student Playwrights – Chosen Monologues
Theatre Educator Profile: Julie
Theatre Educator Profile: Julie
Theatre Educator Profile: Jimmy
Theatre Educator Profile: Jimmy
Theatre Educator Profile: Cynthia
Theatre Educator Profile: Cynthia
Theatre Educator Profile: Michelle
Theatre Educator Profile: Michelle

New Drama Teachers

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 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
Emotion Prompts
Resource: Tons of Emotion Prompts
Resource: Tons of Rainbow Prompts
Resource: Tons of Rainbow Prompts
Playwriting Exercise: The Next Scene
Playwriting Exercise: The Next Scene

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

Tips for Running a Relaxed Performance  of Your Show
Tips for Running a Relaxed Performance of Your Show
Round-Up: All About Time Management & Scheduling
Round-Up: All About Time Management & Scheduling
Creating a Pre-Show Checklist
Creating a Pre-Show Checklist
Performance Options: Live Stage, Virtual or Livestream?
Performance Options: Live Stage, Virtual or Livestream?
Online Performance Tips
Online Performance Tips
Tips for First Time Student Stage Managers
Tips for First Time Student Stage Managers

Teaching Drama

November Reading List
November Reading List: Plays for Veterans/Remembrance Day
Halloween Reading List
October Reading List: Plays for Halloween
Creeptastic Plays and Macabre Musicals for Fall
Creeptastic Plays and Macabre Musicals for Fall
Reverse Icebreakers
Reverse Icebreakers
September Reading List
September Reading List: School-Themed Plays
Emotion Prompts
Resource: Tons of Emotion Prompts

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

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
Exercise: The Tech Effect
Exercise: The Tech Effect
Distance Learning: Technical Theatre
Distance Learning: Technical Theatre

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