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  • RE: Puffs, the play


    The show is about to open in Palo Alto, CAThis is their youtube playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzA2VQLfbxnOL_jToiz1kAYZobiAiEQ_V +Puffs production and nfo: https://paplayers.org/event/puffs/ Getting to Bliss! Awele (ah WAY lay)She/Her/Hers Pronouns510-601-0178 "Those who say it can't read more

  • Invite one (or more?) of your admin to have a cameo part in your shows. Once they experience the frustrations of not being able to hear the actors first hand they often change their minds. (The money is always there, it's just how it's distributed.) ------------------------------ Beth Rand, EBMS read more

  • Beauty and the Beast changes?


    Hello! I'm noticing that there are some changes to The Beauty and the Beast that MTI is sending out these days. If you produced it this season what was your experience ? Did it take longer than usual to have your application approved? ------------------------------ Nell] [Lynch] Notre Dame Preparatory read more

  • I am currently making decisions regarding our fall play - would love to read your play! My email is kmaupin@mhbombers.com - We are Troupe 6560. ------------------------------ Karen Maupin Mountain Home High School AR ------------------------------

  • Puffs, the play


    Has anyone out there experience with the production of "Puffs?" Would love to get some feedback on this production. Audience reaction? Actors experiences? Any big pitfalls, etc.? Thank you ------------------------------ Karen Maupin Mountain Home High School AR ------------------------------

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    PCPA Pacific Conservatory Theatre in Santa Maria, CA has a few spots available in our two-year Technical Theatre Conservatory. We start in mid-August. If you have any seniors or graduates who you think might be interested in a career in technical theatre or the technical side of the entertainment industry, read more

  • Hi Sean, Are you able to rent body mics or choir mics? Or perhaps there is an organization you could borrow from? Some choir mics on stands or hung overhead would be beneficial. You can place the handheld mics on stands and block students to be in front of them, but this will still limit their movement read more

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    • Educational Theatre Association Receives $50,000 Grant for NCAS Partnership Work

      CINCINNATI, OH—May 24, 2023—The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded a $50 thousand dollar grant to the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) to support “Creating A Community for All Learners- Reimagining Standards-based Arts Education for Equity & Inclusion." This grant is among NEA-funded projects across the country, totaling more than $31 million, that were selected during this second round of Grants for Arts Projects fiscal year 2023. 

      "Creating A Community for All Learners", a joint initiative of EdTA and other members of the National Coalition for Arts Standards (NCAS), will convene diverse education stakeholders from under-represented populations and experts on culturally responsive teaching practice in arts education. Selected stakeholders will work to craft guidance for inclusive teacher practices as well as discipline specific recommendations for future national arts standards revisions.  

      Along with EdTA, NCAS partnering organizations participating in the project are the National Arts Education Association (NAEA), National Dance Education Organization (NDEO), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Media Arts Committee (MAC), and Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA).

      A panel of culturally responsive experts who guide teachers will be pre-chosen, based on recommendations from the partnering NCAS organizations and a review of suggested applications resumes by grant leadership. Through a process of virtual and in-person convenings, the panel will analyze how the national arts standards could better address the needs and cultural benchmarks of a diverse student population to produce a gap analysis and a report that outlines guiding principles for culturally responsive teaching, along with specific instructional strategies.

      The project will culminate with the work of a cohort of classroom teachers paired with community arts providers who will apply the guidance and recommendations to create and field test standards-based model lesson plans as a part of a toolkit for all arts educators, bringing the guidance to life for arts educators everywhere. 

      According to Cory Wilkerson, Chief Learning Officer for EdTA, "Creating a Community for All Learners" represents the first step towards an expected revision of the 2014 National Art Standards. “We know from experience that the arts standards can have an impact on how arts teachers teach and how students learn,” she said. “This project is an opportunity to consider how we can refine those standards to make them more meaningful and inclusive to a broader teacher workforce and student population.”

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       "Creating a Community for All Learners" is funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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      EdTA's 2023 conference will explore the power within every theatre educator to effect change in their students and the theatre education field: the power of YOU.

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