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1 Course, 9 Lesson Plans, and 2 Resources tagged "Lgbtq+" for Drama Teachers.

Courses

LGBTQ+ 101 & Affirming Practices

by c.j Bell

Welcome to LGBTQ+ Inclusion 101 & Affirming Practices. This course is led by c.j Bell, pronouns they/them. By the end of this course, you'll be able to successfully implement LGBTQIA+ and LGBTQ2S+ practices in the classroom. And you will learn more information on how you, yourself, can relate to these specific margins, as an educator.

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Lesson Plans

LGBTQ+ Theatre Designers: Quote Reflection and Expression

by Drama Teacher Academy

Students will review quotes from LGBTQ+ theatre professionals in set design, lighting design, sound design, and costume design. They will write out their first impressions, reflect on the quote, and then create a theatrical design expression. The focus here is time management and self-management. How will students use their time to complete their tasks?

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Tharon Musser: Lighting Designer Pioneer

by Drama Teacher Academy

Students will start with pre-reading questions about lighting design. They will then read an article about prolific lighting designer Tharon Musser who revolutionized the field of lighting design. Finally, students will reflect on what they have learned.

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Machine Dazzle: Room for Art

by Drama Teacher Academy

Students will start with pre-reading questions about costume design. They will then read an article about costume designer Machine Dazzle, who specifically identifies himself as an artist before a costume designer. Finally, students will apply what they have learned about Dazzle’s design philosophy in their own costume designs.

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LGBTQ+ Theatre Designers: Study the Unknown

by Drama Teacher Academy

Students will choose a LGBTQ+ designer that is unknown to them and has not, as of this writing, worked on Broadway. The chosen designer has to have a website with visual examples of their work, a bio or about page, and a resume. Students will analyze the work of the designer using the Analysis Worksheet. They will then reflect on what they have learned. If you want to extend the length of the lesson, have students put together a brief presentation on their designer and share their findings with the class.

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Identity Rewrite

by Drama Teacher Academy

Students will reflect on their own identities and the components of their identities. They will then reflect on how often they see themselves in current entertainment. Students will discuss common
identities in fairy tales and then change a fairy tale character to reflect their identity in a scene. How does the change in identity affect the story? How does the story change?

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The Vito Russo Test

by Drama Teacher Academy

Using a set of criteria, students will watch a movie (or read a play) and analyze it based on the criteria. The Vito Russo is specific to LGBTQ+ representation in a work. Does the movie meet the
criteria and, therefore, pass the test? Students will then reflect on the results: Is the criteria a good way to assess representation? How could the movie be changed to meet the criteria?

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Research, Analyze, and Respond: Jagged Little Pill and the Character of Jo

by Drama Teacher Academy

Students will research the character of Jo from the musical Jagged Little Pill. The character, allegedly, started out as nonbinary and was changed to cisgender for the Broadway run. When
confronted with this change, those involved with the production stated that Jo was always intended to be cisgender and was written as cisgender. This confused many in the LGBTQ+ community. What is the background to this situation? What is the origin story to the character and the actor playing the character? Why did the creative team react the way they did and what was the response to their reaction? Who is right? Students will research, analyze, and come to their own conclusions and then express their conclusions in a response.

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Monologue Character Beyond the Norm

by Drama Teacher Academy

Students will reflect on common societal norms and expectations. Who decided these norms? Why do we follow them? What happens when we don’t? They will then write a monologue for a character who doesn’t fit within the common societal norms and expectations construct.

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Research, Analyze, and Respond: West Side Story and the Character of Anybodys

by Drama Teacher Academy

Students will research how the character of Anybodys was changed from a tomboy in the original West Side Story movie (and musical) to a transgender character (played by nonbinary actor iris
menas) in the 2021 Steven Spielberg version. Students will research the change through articles and video and come to their own conclusions about the change. Students will then apply what they have learned by creating their own scenes with a character change.

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Resources

She Kills Monsters: Reading Questions

She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen is a play that comes up time and time again in our drama class communities. To that end, we wanted to provide questions for reading the play in the classroom.
• The Reading Questions provide pre- and post-reading questions for the play as well as questions throughout.
• The Close-Reading Questions provide in-depth text-dependent questions for one scene of the play.

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LGBTQ+ Inclusive Improvisation

This resource is designed to assist you in making your improvisation work as inclusive as possible. It includes questions to ask yourself, improv guidelines discussion, character names and pronouns, and additional discussion points. Use this guide to help create inclusive, safe spaces for all within an improvisation framework.

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