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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!
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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Certificate Includes a Live Web Event on 07/13/2022 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

    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 Includes a Live Web Event on 07/12/2022 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

    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

    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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  • 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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      • Thespian Troupe Director - Free!
      • Junior Thespian Troupe Director - 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!
      • Thespian - Free!
      • 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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  • 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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  • 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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