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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Certificate Includes a Live Web Event on 02/16/2023 at 7:30 PM (EST)

    In this webinar, Playwright Martine Sainvil (STRANGE HAPPENINGS AT THE SCHOOL LIBRARY published by Next Stage Press) will discuss her experience working with teachers and students to create original work. Topics will include: How to collaborate with working playwrights. Creating new work that is relevant to students. Developing a framework for beginner playwrights.

    In this webinar, Playwright Martine Sainvil (Strange Happenings at the School Library published by Next Stage Press) will discuss her experience working with teachers and students to create original work. Topics will include: How to collaborate with working playwrights. Creating new work that is relevant to students. Developing a framework for beginner playwrights. 

    Martine Sainvil

    Martine Sainvil is a Brooklyn-based Playwright and Communications Strategist. Recent credits: Pursuit (2022 EAG Barbour Award Finalist), The Mary Lou Shine (2022 StatueFest: Monologues about Statue Worthy Women at Purchase College), Strange Happenings at the School Library co-written with Jenny Lyn Bader (Published by Next Stage Press; 2021 Luna Stage), Indispensable (2020 Resonance Ensemble Waldman Play Development Program). Previously, Director of Communications at the Broadway League and was on the publicity team for various Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. For more visit MartineSainvil.com.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Certificate

    This workshop will explore multiple theatre projects that emphasize student voice and choice while aligning to national standards. These projects are designed to be flexible, easily adaptable to any teaching environment and theatre program. Attendees will receive curriculum resources and an overview of the process for developing student-centered project-based curriculum.

    This workshop will explore multiple theatre projects that emphasize student voice and choice while aligning to national standards. These projects are designed to be flexible, easily adaptable to any teaching environment and theatre program. Attendees will receive curriculum resources and an overview of the process for developing student-centered project-based curriculum.

    Jessica Shaw

    Jessica Joy Satryan Shaw has been the Theatre Arts Teacher and Director at Mount Vernon High School in Alexandria, VA since 2016, and she has been developing and presenting on theatre curriculum at the local, state, and national levels since 2010. Previously, she taught music, theatre, and film to grades 5-12 at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia, PA (2009-2016). She holds a Master of Arts degree in Theatre from Villanova University (‘09), and a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Grove City College (‘07).

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Certificate

    This session explores the transformational inquiry framework – an appreciative, strength-based method for scaffolding identity exploration through four domains of learning (personal, social, cognitive, and action). The presenter, Joshua Streeter, will share examples of how to create an inclusive classroom by using drama and theatre to amplify student voice and choice through reflective and interactive teaching processes.

    This session explores the transformational inquiry framework – an appreciative, strength-based method for scaffolding identity exploration through four domains of learning (personal, social, cognitive, and action). The presenter, Joshua Streeter, will share examples of how to create an inclusive classroom by using drama and theatre to amplify student voice and choice through reflective and interactive teaching processes.

    Joshua Rashon Streeter

    Joshua Rashon Streeter, MFA, is an Assistant Professor of Theatre Education at Emerson College teaching in the BFA, MA, and MFA theatre education programs. He previously held a professorship at James Madison University (JMU) where he built the Theatre Education Pre-Professional Licensure Program and the Teaching Artist Concentration, was a faculty associate in the Center for Faculty Innovation (CFI), and on faculty in the African, African-American, and Diaspora (AAAD) studies program. His teaching focuses on pre-service and in-service education in K-16 schools/institutions, drama and theatre education, Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA), musical theatre, and arts integration.

    Joshua’s scholarship analyzes the pedagogies used in rehearsals and classrooms and considers the relationship between process and product in a creative experience. Joshua was also one of the twelve writers for the National Theatre Standards and continues to work as a consultant to numerous state departments of education.

    www.JoshuaRashonStreeter.com

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Certificate

    Step back in time with instructor Sarah Tuft, as she recounts what it was like to wake up, twenty-one years ago, to the Twin Towers already collapsed, and how her instinct to “run towards the flames,” led her to write the docu-play, “110 Stories.” In this workshop, Sarah will share, not just her experience, but also tips on creating documentary theatre, including how to build trust when engaging with a community in crisis, how to identify and conduct the right interview, and how to structure those interviews into a moving play that tells the story you want to tell.

    Step back in time with instructor Sarah Tuft, as she recounts what it was like to wake up, twenty-one years ago, to the Twin Towers already collapsed, and how her instinct to “run towards the flames,” led her to write the docu-play, “110 Stories.” In this workshop, Sarah will share, not just her experience, but also tips on creating documentary theatre, including how to build trust when engaging with a community in crisis, how to identify and conduct the right interview, and how to structure those interviews into a moving play that tells the story you want to tell.

    Sarah Tuft

    Published by Playscripts and produced in over 100 academic and community theaters worldwide, Sarah’s documentary play 110 STORIES was read at Geffen Playhouse, Public Theater, and Vineyard Theatre with actors including Billy Crudup, Edie Falco, Samuel L. Jackson, Tony Shalhoub, and Kathleen Turner. Plays include ABIGAIL (2021 O’Neill finalist, Ashland finalist, Princess Grace Award semifinalist, Athena Projects semifinalist, Inkwell Theater and San Antonio Public Theatre workshops) and MARVEL-OUS MONICA; IN WHICH MONICA LEWINSKY IS A SUPERHERO HELL-BENT ON REVENGE (O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Valdez Theater Conference, BAPF semifinalist, IAMA Theatre Company workshop.) Member Dramatists Guild and Antaeus Theatre Playwrights Lab.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Certificate

    *This On-Demand session will be available beginning November 28, 2022.* If you've ever wondered why people sound the way they do and how actors can make certain choices to create memorable characters, then this course is for you! Students will gain an understanding of a few vocal tools and how to combine certain vocal textures to create characters and character voices. Attendees will also gain awareness of how certain muscles can be manipulated to create compelling faces.

    If you've ever wondered why people sound the way they do and how actors can make certain choices to create memorable characters, then this course is for you! Participants will gain an understanding of a few vocal tools and how to combine certain vocal textures to create at least 8 character voices. Attendees will also gain awareness of how certain muscles can be manipulated to create compelling faces.

    Dréa Lewis

    Dréa Lewis is a 2021 award-winning director by The John F. Kennedy Center for her artistic leadership on “Tilikum” (produced in partnership with the University of Central Missouri). She began her career at Paramount Studios and is highly recommended by Mike Nichols and Tom Hanks. She is the author of "The Mathematics of Acting" and works as a certified Drama teacher at an elementary magnet arts school since (2016). Currently, Dréa Lewis is in post-production phase of the 1st feature length film "The Delilah Factor" from her production company, Dream of Dréa, LLC.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Certificate Recorded On: 08/17/2022

    Everyone deserves access to quality education. But if you’re like most educators, you may feel ill-equipped to offer meaningful curriculum to your students with disabilities. By the end of this webinar, you’ll gain three researched-based teaching strategies, three activities and four resources you can use to create more inclusive, more effective learning environments for students with developmental differences.

    Everyone deserves access to quality education. But if you’re like most educators, you may feel ill-equipped to offer meaningful curriculum to your students with disabilities. By the end of this webinar, you’ll gain three researched-based teaching strategies, three activities and four resources you can use to create more inclusive, more effective learning environments for students with developmental differences.

    Kirsti Lewis

    Kirsti Lewis helped develop an inclusive theater troupe in Florida which inspired her thesis on society’s misguided assumptions about people with disabilities. In 2016, she founded People Like Us, and currently serves as the non-profit’s Executive Director. Along with her team of therapists, educators, and performers with disabilities, she has developed a four-course curriculum that helps educators use the performing arts to create more effective learning environments for students with developmental disabilities. Kirsti also serves as an Executive Board member for Georgia’s Council of Exceptional Children.

    Lauren Modawell

    Lauren Modawell is a performer with an unknown intellectual disability and rare genetic disorder. Her lived experience gives her a unique perspective on the intersection of art and disability. She currently serves as an on-site consultant and course instructor for People Like Us. 

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Certificate Recorded On: 07/20/2022

    This conversation style workshop, for all heritages, shares recent moves to diversify actor training curricula in high schools. Participants will leave with key take-aways from the field of "black acting methods" to help them improve and diversify their classroom materials.

    This conversation style workshop, for all heritages, shares recent moves to diversify actor training curricula in high schools. Participants will leave with key take-aways from the field of "black acting methods" to help them improve and diversify their classroom materials. Teachers will gain culturally specific tools to utilize and more knowledge of the ways that Black performance theory has influenced the field of theatre.

    Sharrell D. Luckett, PhD

    Sharrell D. Luckett, PhD is Director of the Black Acting Methods® Studio and Director of the Helen Weinberger Center for Drama and Playwriting at the University of Cincinnati (UC). At UC, she is also a Drama and Performance Studies professor and collaborates with the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). She is also a K-12 certified drama instructor. A sought-after artist and speaker, Luckett has held residencies at renowned institutions, such as the Lincoln Center, Harvard University and 92Y. She is lead editor of Black Acting Methods: Critical Approaches, a groundbreaking book that highlights diverse performance methods rooted in Afrocentricity. 

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Certificate

    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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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Certificate

    Do you have a small stage or playing space you have been struggling to light? Professional designer Cheryl Williams shares some easy to use practical tips for lighting small stages and odd shaped playing spaces.

    Professional lighting designer Cheryl Williams explores strategies for lighting design and placement specific to small spaces or awkward playing spaces in this informative webinar.  Participants will come away with a better understanding of the challenges of small space lighting and ideas for lighting designs which successfully tell a story and support the script even with the challenges of small spaces.  This engaging presenter will share tips you can use right away illustrated by images from her own work.  Come away inspired and prepared to meet your small space challenges. 

    Send in your lighting challenges or questions prior to the webinar so that Cheryl can address your needs. 
    Use this google form to post your questions:  https://forms.gle/RNqNxZQCenwM...

    Learning goals:

    • Understand techniques for placement of lighting fixtures to light a small stage or awkward playing space.
    • Identify ways to light actors and eliminate shadows when equipment or space is limited.
    • Explore basic design principles applied in small spaces to tell a story with light that supports the script.

    Cheryl Williams

    Lighting Designer

    Cheryl J. Williams is the founder of CJ Williams Consultant.  Cheryl has been a professor of theatre for over 25 years, having taught a wide range of theatre courses, at various universities to include: Morgan State; University of Maryland, College Park and Baltimore County; Old Dominion University, Virginia Union University and the University of Ghana (West Africa).   She also teaches the Metaphysical Interpretation of the Bible and World Religion for the Johnnie Colemon Theological Seminary.  In addition to teaching Cheryl’s professional work includes teaching artist, director, lighting & sound designer, production/stage manager, workshop leader, motivational speaker, and videographer.

    For further information please visit her website: Cjwilliamsconsultant.com

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Certificate Recorded On: 06/09/2022

    Actor, writer, film-maker and activist Pooya Mohseni shares her experiences as a transgender actor, offering insights into the struggles our students may be living.  Learn to make your classroom more inclusive for all by hearing her inspiring story.

    Actor, writer, film-maker and activist Pooya Mohseni shares her experiences as a transgender actor, offering insights into the struggles our students may be living.  Learn to make your classroom more inclusive for all by hearing her inspiring story. 

    Pooya Mohseni

    Pooya Mohseni is an Iranian-American actor, writer & Transgender activist. Her newest film “See You Then” by Mari Walker premiered at SXSW this past March to great reviews and awards and continues to make the festival rounds. Her stage performances  include "She,He,Me" for National Queer Theater, dir Sivan Battat, “Our Town” in Pride Plays, dir Jenna Worsham, “Hamlet" in Play On Shakespeare festival, dir Ellen McLaughlin, an award winning one person show "One Woman", in United Solo at The Theatre Row, dir Joan Kane, "Galatea" for the WP Pipeline festival, dir Mo Zhou and the Audible production of "Chonburi Hotel & The Butterfly Club" for Williamstown Theater Festival, dir Laura Savia. She has guest starred on “Law & Order: SVU“ , “Falling Water" on USA, “Madam Secretary” and a recurring guest star on the drama "Big Dogs" on Amazon Prime. She is a member of the advisory council for Ackerman Institute's Gender and Family Project. 

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