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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Certificate Includes a Live Web Event on 07/19/2022 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

    In this webinar, Acting Teacher Robyn Cohen (Artistic Director of The Cohen Acting Studio and Professional Actor), will explore with attendees the Meisner technique and its powerful foundations and fundamentals. Through a series of Meisner-based interactive exercises, teachers will discover what it means to “Live truthfully under imaginary circumstances,” and come away with a deeper understanding of Meisner’s methods, as well as concrete ideas, practices and exercises they can share with their classrooms.

    In this webinar, Acting Teacher Robyn Cohen (Artistic Director of The Cohen Acting Studio and Professional Actor), will explore with attendees the Meisner technique and its powerful foundations and fundamentals. Through a series of Meisner-based interactive exercises, teachers will discover what it means to “Live truthfully under imaginary circumstances,” and come away with a deeper understanding of Meisner’s methods, as well as concrete ideas, practices and exercises they can share with their classrooms.

    Robyn Cohen

    The Cohen Acting Studio

    Robyn Cohen: Graduate of The Juilliard School. Professional Actor: 28 years. Performed with The Actors Theatre of Louisville, Lincoln Center (NY), The Ford's Theater (D.C.), The Delaware REP, Bucks County Playhouse, The National Tour of "Cabaret” and more! T.V. credits: “Gravity" for starz network, "Law and Order True Crime," "Cristela," "N.C.I.S.," "The Defenders," "Invasion," "The Closer," "Angel," "N.C.I.S. L.A.," "Starved," "LAX” and 60+ national commercials. Film credits: Wes Anderson's "The Life Aquatic" (opposite Bill Murray), “The Celestine Prophecy," "Road Hard" (with Adam Carolla). Founder of THE COHEN ACTING STUDIO and a contributing writer to “Tips on Auditioning: Ideas for Actors.”

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      • Junior Thespian Troupe Director - Free!
      • Thespian - Free!
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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Certificate Recorded On: 05/10/2022

    This training will help drama teachers identify what areas their actors on the spectrum need support with, along with ideas of how to appropriately offer that support. In addition, we will explore how to build an inclusive acting ensemble where everyone is valued and appreciated for their creativity and unique contributions.

    As of 2021, the CDC says one in 44 children are on the Autism Spectrum, so chances are several are going to end up in your drama class! Each person who has ASD has challenges in similar areas, but each is also unique. This training will help drama teachers identify what areas their actors on the spectrum need support with, along with ideas of how to appropriately offer that support. In addition, we will explore how to build an inclusive acting ensemble where everyone is valued and appreciated for their creativity and unique contributions. 

    Sally Bailey

    Sally Bailey, MFA, MSW, RDT/BCT is Professor of Theatre and directs the Drama Therapy Program at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS. Her books include Barrier-Free Theatre, The Drama Therapy Decision Tree, Drama in the Inclusive Classroom, and Careers in Creative Arts Therapies. A past president of the North American Drama Therapy Association, she is recipient of the 2006 NADTA Gertrud Schattner Award for distinguished contributions to the field of drama therapy and the 2018 NADTA Teaching Excellence Award.  

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      • Non-member - $49
      • Thespian Troupe Director - Free!
      • Junior Thespian Troupe Director - Free!
      • Thespian - Free!
      • Professional Member - Free!
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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Certificate Recorded On: 04/12/2022

    When educators braid in dynamic assessments that measure the content, actions, process, and progress of creative work they can activate their student's ability to construct and navigate their learning. Additionally using peer assessment, self-assessment, and teacher feedback allow students to reflect and elevate their work beyond their expectations. In this session, Lee will present a framework for arts learning assessment that allows educators and students to connect artistic process, Big Ideas, and key soft skills. 

    Putting it Together: Dynamic Assessments 

    When educators braid in dynamic assessments that measure the content, actions, process, and progress of creative work they can activate their student's ability to construct and navigate their learning. Additionally using peer assessment, self-assessment, and teacher feedback allow students to reflect and elevate their work beyond their expectations. In this session, Lee will present a framework for arts learning assessment that allows educators and students to connect artistic process, Big Ideas, and key soft skills. Participants will examine and reflect on the benefits of formative assessment, success criteria, and feedback to elevate the artistry of students.  

    Alysia Lee

    Kennedy Center Citizen Artist, Alysia Lee has a full circle role as an artist, arts educator, teaching artist, and policymaker. This gives her a broad perspective of the arts ecosystem.

    Alysia receives national recognition for advancing access, equity, and decolonization with artists, organizations, and communities. Her methods center on anti-racism, creativity, and justice.

    She is the Founder and Artistic Director of Sister Cities Girlchoir (SCG), the El Sistema-inspired, girl empowerment choral academy in Philadelphia, Camden, and Baltimore in its tenth season. Lee was selected from an international pool of applicants to the third cohort of the Sistema Fellowship at New England Conservatory in 2011.

    Lee is the education program supervisor for Fine Arts Education for the Maryland State Department of Education across five arts disciplines: music, dance, visual art, theatre, and media arts. She supports the statewide arts learning community and advances arts-rich, lifelong learning in and through the arts for all Marylanders. She is the President-Elect of the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE).

    Alysia is the series editor of Hal Leonard’s Exigence for Young Voices, the new choral series uplifting Black and Latino composers for young choir ensembles. Her piece ‘Say Her Name’ is published by Hal Leonard. She has recent composition commissions by Baltimore Choral Arts, Portland Lesbian Choir, and GALA Choruses.

    Lee is a faculty member of the Peabody Conservatory and Long School of Music. Additionally, she is a Board member of Chorus America.

    Recent recognitions include awards from The Kennedy Center, The Knight Foundation, National Association of University Women, Stockton Bartol Foundation, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and BEQ Pride.

    Recent speaking/facilitation engagements include the U.S. Department of Education, The Kennedy Center, Americans for the Arts, Arts Education Partnership, TEDX, Maryland Art Institute of Racial Justice, and many universities/colleges, and national and state professional associations.

    A Baltimore native, Lee is an alumna of Maryland public schools. She earned her graduate degree from Peabody Conservatory. Alysia also completed Executive Education programs at Harvard University and La Salle University.

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      • Junior Thespian Troupe Director - Free!
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      • Professional Member - Free!
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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Certificate

    In this webinar, we will discuss what it means to be equity-minded and culturally competent in educational theatre spaces.

    In this webinar, we will discuss what it means to be equity-minded and culturally competent in educational theatre spaces. The facilitator will provide tools for fostering a classroom and rehearsal environment that includes and supports everyone. Finally, we will explore how to work with content that is right for you that meaningfully connects with your student and community base.

    Francesca Betancourt

    Francesca Betancourt aka Cessa is an actor, intimacy director, facilitator, and producer originally from the Southwest but is now based on the East coast. She has worked as an artist & theatre/dance/consent facilitator in Ireland, India, the Philippines, New York, Washington, Wisconsin, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Florida. She is the founder and lead producer for the storytelling event and podcast "she is FIERCE: stories from the female and genderqueer perspective", a founding member of HERON ensemble (a multidisciplinary theatre collective), and founding collaborator with PNW Theatrical Intimacy. Her work is based in trauma informed social/emotional arts practice, equity, compassion, access, human connection, autonomy, and physical storytelling.  

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      • Junior Thespian Troupe Director - Free!
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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Certificate Recorded On: 03/25/2022

    Dramaturg and theatre artist Lindsay Kujawa makes an important case for understanding the historical and cultural context of a performance piece to become a better actor, director or technician.

    Dramaturg and theatre artist Lindsay Kujawa makes an important case for understanding the historical and cultural context of a performance piece to become a better actor, director or technician in this pre-recorded webinar.  Turn your students on to the power of research for theatre artists!

    Lindsay Kujawa

    Artistic Director

    Re:THEATRE

    Originally from Wisconsin, Lindsay Kujawa is bi-coastal a director and dramaturg, splitting her time between NYC and Seattle. In 2009, she founded Introspect Arts, a fine arts company comprised of individuals under 25 who created, produced, and performed original art to inspire community dialogue. Since moving to the Pacific Northwest, she has pursued her passion of telling and creating stories that encourage empathy through her work onstage and in the classroom at organizations including 5th Avenue Theatre, Intiman Theatre, and Normal Ave. She is the current artistic director of Re:THEATRE and host of the podcast Flipping the Script.

    www.retheatreco.com

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Certificate

    Allison Green presents her Algonquin Grandfather's way of knowing and illustrates what Drama teachers can do in their classrooms to create an inclusive space through indigenous pedagogy.

    Allison Green presents her Algonquin Grandfather's way of knowing and illustrates what Drama teachers can do in their classrooms to create an inclusive space through indigenous pedagogy. Indigenous ways of knowing happen naturally as teachers and students gather in Drama classes: they sit in circle together as equals, they tell stories, they watch, they listen, they do and they learning by sharing.

    Allison Green

    Allison is a storyteller, artist, and teacher.  She is the granddaughter of Andy Green, an Algonquin elder of Talon Lake in Northern Ontario Canada.  It was with great pride that she was gifted the Anishnabwe name Shinawe Pewanak by elders who felt she earned -- “The One who Rattles the Flint”.  Elders saw the passion to pass on her fire through the teaching of young people, new teachers and members of her Indigenous community who have not found their voice.

    Allison’s formal theatrical training began at York University, Toronto, in Theatre Production, Stage Management and Design – where she also returned for her Bachelor of Education.  Allison’s artistry can be seen in her Indigenous artwork, beading, stage design and painting. She is a published playwright as her script “Anonymous” is available through Theatrefolk and she continues to write, direct and stage productions with high school students. She is currently a secondary school teacher in rural Northern Ontario where she teaches drama, social sciences and Indigenous studies.

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      • Junior Thespian Troupe Director - Free!
      • Thespian - Free!
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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Certificate

    Helping your students deal with stress and trauma begins with understanding the continuum of impacts and reactions and having ready some simple strategies.  Join this informative webinar to learn how to recognize a student in distress and what to do when this happens.  Especially important as students return to school in person all while dealing with continued pandemic stress.

    Helping your students deal with stress and trauma begins with understanding the continuum of impacts and reactions and having ready some simple strategies.  Join this informative webinar to learn how to recognize a student in distress and what to do when this happens.   Especially important as students return to school in person all while dealing with continued pandemic stress.  

    Cathy Springfield

    Cathy Springfield teaches, directs, acts, writes and produces theatre. She also has bipolar disorder.

     

    Cathy Springfield is a part of the team who founded the non-profit Stop The Stigma Productions. Cathy is also one of the authors of the show “She’s Crazy: Mental Health & Other Myths,” which Stop the Stigma produces and performs nationally.

    Sherry McCamley

    Sherry McCamley is a teacher, singer/songwriter, pianist, actor, director, and producer. She also has depression.

     

    Sherry McCamley is a part of the team who founded the non-profit Stop The Stigma Productions. Sherry is also one of the authors of the show “She’s Crazy: Mental Health & Other Myths,” which Stop the Stigma produces and performs nationally. 

    Erin McCamley

    Erin McCamley is a teacher, composer, actor, conductor, music director, and activist. She also has depression, PTSD, and substance use disorder.

     

    Erin McCamley is a part of the team who founded the non-profit Stop The Stigma Productions. Erin is also one of the authors of the show “She’s Crazy: Mental Health & Other Myths,” which Stop the Stigma produces and performs nationally. 

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      • Junior Thespian Troupe Director - Free!
      • Thespian - Free!
      • Professional Member - Free!
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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Certificate Recorded On: 02/14/2022

    Theatre teachers are now dealing with an incredible amount of stress and trauma that is impacting the community they strive to create in the classroom and on stage. In Unicorn Teachers: Wellness and Stress Management, participants will explore compassion fatigue in the theatre arts classroom and create a personalized plan for Wellness and Stress Management that is sustainable, authentic, and honors the creative inside!

    Theatre teachers are no strangers to stress! However, teachers are now dealing with an incredible amount of challenges, including stress and trauma, that are impacting the community they strive to create in the classroom and on stage. With this onslaught of challenges, the term “self-care” is tossed out haphazardly—often with a one size fits all mentality—and has become a buzzword that is quickly losing its effectiveness.  

    In Unicorn Teachers: Wellness and Stress Management, participants will explore compassion fatigue in the theatre arts classroom and create a personalized plan for Wellness and Stress Management that is sustainable, authentic, and works for them! 

    Ayesis Clay

    Ayesis Clay is a distinguished Theatre educator, multidisciplinary theatre artist, and educational consultant. Recently she served as a Featured Speaker for the National Educational Theatre Association and for SMART Technologies Summer Reboot Conference. With over 19 years in education, she has written and developed curricula for Prince George’s County Public Schools, the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services, and many local and regional theatre companies. She has held many school and district leadership positions including Theatre department chairperson for the largest magnet program in the district, chairperson for the Prince George’s County Schools Theatre Advisory Board, and served as Co-Founder and Co-Director of the PGCPS Honor's Theatre Ensemble.  

    Combining her extensive background in theatre and education, Ayesis founded Sculpted Clay Productions, where she uses innovative theatre-infused residencies and professional development workshops to help schools create trauma-sensitive spaces that are focused on social-emotional wellness and creativity for teachers and students.  

    Her original plays Standing on the Edge and Sculpting Clay or How I Became Mother of Unicorns are currently touring and can be booked with accompanying professional development workshops and student residencies. 

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Certificate Recorded On: 02/03/2022

    Learn more about creating your own summer camp program that can bring in money to fund your program.

    Are you tired of spending more time trying to raise funds for your program than you spend on producing shows? This one-hour webinar will give you guidelines for creating your own summer camp program that can bring in enough money to fund your program for the whole school year. You’ll get tips for organizing and marketing as well as training for your students to be the directors, designers and producers of a camp musical for elementary students.

    Jeana Whitaker

    Jeana Whitaker is a retired theatre educator and author of Teaching Drama in the Classroom. She is currently living in Europe, continues to write and work as a consultant for educational theatre programs around the world.  www.jeanawhitaker.com

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      • Junior Thespian Troupe Director - Free!
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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Certificate

    The use of data and storytelling can have a positive and powerful impact on your program and arts education advocacy. Join Virginia arts educator and advocate Annamarie Bollino as she brings her perspective and knowledge on advocacy during this webinar.

    Advocacy comes in many forms and each of us have powerful tools to enact positive change for arts education. The stories and data we share with administrators, colleagues, parents, community members, politicians, and other decision-makers can have a profound impact on our programs and arts education. During this webinar, we will dive into advocacy tips and strategies, including the data available at your fingertips to speak with your audience. Join Virginia arts educator and advocate Annamarie Bollino as she brings her perspective and knowledge on advocacy. Whether you are a seasoned arts education advocate or just beginning your journey, there is something new in this session for everyone! 

    Annamarie Bollino

    Facilitator of Fine & Performing Arts

    Stafford County Public Schools

    Annamarie Bollino currently serves as the Facilitator of Fine and Performing Arts for Stafford County Public Schools where she works with 120 music, visual art, and theatre arts teachers while overseeing all aspects of the district’s comprehensive arts program to over 30,000 students. She also leads numerous division initiatives and adult professional learning experiences. Under her leadership, Stafford County Public Schools has been named a Best Communities for Music Education Award Winner by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation. Annamarie has experience working with Pre-K through graduate level students at several Virginia institutions. 

    Annamarie is currently the President of the Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) and represents the Southern Division of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) on the Music Program Leaders Council where she is also Chair-Elect. She has presented at numerous state and national conferences and workshops, most notably VASSP, NAMM, NAfME, NAEA, The Midwest Clinic, and Learning Forward. She is also published in Teaching Music and VMEA Notes.

    Throughout her career, Annamarie has been a passionate advocate for arts education. As an educator and arts supervisor, her daily actions and interactions support arts educators, programs, initiatives, and budgets at the local level. In winter 2021, she founded the inaugural VMEA Hill Day, encouraging music educators to connect with their legislators to advance music education. In addition, she supports arts education at the state and national level through her work during Virginia Arts Advocacy Day and as a delegate during NAfME’s National Assembly in Washington, D.C. Annamarie is proudly spearheading the initiative to bring the Arts Education Data Project to Virginia, enabling the field access to a publicly available interactive dashboard that reflects arts education data for the state. 

    Annamarie received her B.M in Music Education from West Virginia University, a M.M. in Music Education from George Mason University, and an Educational Leadership Certificate from Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition to her academic degrees, Annamarie earned her certification in Orff-Schulwerk at George Mason University. Currently, Annamarie is writing her dissertation to satisfy requirements towards a Ph.D. in music education.

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