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Auditioning: Behind the Table

Todd Espeland shares tips from behind the audition table, to help increase the quality of actors and the quality of the work that actors bring.

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Auditioning: In Front of the Table

Todd Espeland shares his tips for setting yourself up for success in the audition process.

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Auditioning: The Pre-Audition Workshop

Todd Espeland shares his experience running pre-audition workshops, and demonstrates how they can help get your actors ready for the 'real thing'.

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Carla-Jayne Samuelson at Ghost River Intensives

Join Lindsay Price as she speaks to DTA member Carla-Jayne Samuelson, one of the winners of the DTA Travel Scholarship in 2018, about her experience at Ghost River Intensives in Alberta.

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Chris Piner & Cindi Macioce at the Broadway Teachers Workshop

Join Lindsay Price as she speaks to DTA members Chris Piner and Cindi Macioce, twp of the winners of the DTA Travel Scholarship in 2018, about their experiences at the Broadway Teachers Workshop in New York city.

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Debb Adams: Experience at Palmetto State Arts Education Arts Integration Conference

Lindsay Price chats with Debb Adams about her experience at the Palmetto State Arts Education Arts Integration Conference in October 2018. Debb is one of the 2018 winners of the DTA Travel Scholarship.

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Directing First Time Actors

What are the tricks and tips for directing first time actors? Guest: Forrest Musselman.

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Drama Teacher Tune Up

Take a Drama Teacher Tune Up! We look at including mask work in the classroom, the rehearsal process, classroom management, and playwriting.

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Drama Teacher Tune-Up 2

Our second Drama Teacher Tune Up!

We look at including mask work in the classroom, Shakespeare, Close Reading, and Classroom Management..

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Elisabeth Oppelt: Experience at Theatrical Intimacy Education Workshop

Lindsay Price chats with Elisabeth Bell about her experience at the Theatrical Intimacy Education Workshop in February 2020. Elisabeth is one of the 2019 winners of the DTA Travel Scholarship.

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Ginger Alexander: Experience at ABCDE Drama Conference

Lindsay Price talks to Ginger Alexander, one of the winners of the DTA Travel Scholarship in 2017, about her experience at the ABCDE Conference in British Columbia, Canada.

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How do you look for a show?

This video by Todd Espeland is a mini lesson to help you in your search for a show. Todd shares 5 specific tips and tricks choosing a show that is the right fit for your school and program. This lesson comes with a handout sheet and brainstorming sheets to help you narrow down your search.

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Keith Rollins: Experience at FX University

Lindsay Price talks to Keith Rollins, one of the winners of the DTA Travel Scholarship in 2017, about his experience at FX University, a hands-on, professional training event covering prosthetics application, makeup effects, mask making, sculpture, mould making, airbrush and more. See some of Keith's work and hear what he learned in this interview.

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Leslie Infalt at the Broadway Teachers Workshop

Join Lindsay Price as she speaks to DTA member Leslie Infalt, one of the winners of the DTA Travel Scholarship in 2017, about her experience at the Broadway Teachers Workshop in New York city.

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Life As A Drama Teacher

What is life as a drama teacher REALLY like? Guest: Dave Hammers

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Maggie Bell: Experience at Texas Thespians Educator Conference

Lindsay Price chats with Maggie Bell about her experience at the Texas Thespians Educator Conference in February 2020. Maggie is one of the 2019 winners of the DTA Travel Scholarship.

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Mask in a Social Distanced or Virtual Classroom

In this video, Todd Espeland demonstrates how to use Mask in a social distance or virtual classroom setting.

Breakdown of topics/timecodes

0:00 to 6:13: Introduction
-When Todd started working with masks
-Why masks?

6:14 - 15:59: Discussing Mask in the Classroom

16:00 - 25:59: Health and Safety

26:00 - 50:52: Social Distance Classroom

50:53 - 1:00:22: Virtual Classroom

1:00:23 - 1:08: Building a Mask

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One Moment From a Play

This video by Todd Espeland is a mini lesson in creating that 'One Moment from a Play'. Todd shares his experience in devising that moment by making the right creative choices. This lesson comes with a worksheet for reflection.

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Shadow Puppetry

In this resource, Todd Espeland shares the directions on how to make your own shadow puppetry theatre out of a box, shadow puppetry templates, how to use shadow puppets with your students, and a rundown of the development process.

Additional attachments including a bonus video and handout are included if you have students doing this project at home.

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Transform the Ordinary

The video shares a costume design idea executed using simple materials. The accompanying activity has students take ordinary materials and transform them into a crown.

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Using Multiple Tactics

This resource provides a video example of multiple tactics to spark a discussion with your students.

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Vocal Warm-up

Learn a great vocal warm-up "What a to-do" from DTA instructor Todd Espeland. It promotes diction, projection and breath control.

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What I wish I knew... when I started teaching drama

We talk to teacher Christian Kiley about what he wished he knew all those years ago when he started teaching. Great for newbie teachers!"

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