Educators Go 'Into The Woods' to Be Reminded That 'Children Will Listen'
In Classroom Connections, Center Theatre Group invites groups of educators to enjoy a night out at the theatre—followed by a discussion of the show and where they found inspiration over food and drinks. The goal is to talk about the bridges we can build between the craft of theatre and the craft of classroom teaching.
Conversations from the Classroom: A Teacher’s Guide to Directing Musicals
Spring has arrived, and with it, the season of the spring musical. At this very moment, school auditoriums all over the country are filled with students who are singing, dancing, and acting their hearts out.
Conversations from the Classroom: Teaching Theatre Students About Access, Equity, and Inclusion
The American Civil War is the backdrop of Suzan-Lori Parks’ new play, Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3), which plays the Mark Taper Forum April 5–May 15, 2016. But this tale of a slave who must decide whether to fight in the war on the side of the Confederacy also offers insight into racial dynamics and identity issues w...
Conversations from the Classroom: English Learners Speak the Language of Theatre
Over 50 percent of Los Angeles County citizens live in a home where a language other than English is spoken. I teach theatre at Jefferson Middle School in San Gabriel, about 10 miles east of Downtown L.A.; approximately a quarter of our students are English learners, and they speak 25 different languages. In previous years, I have taught language l...
Conversations from the Classroom: How Do Theatre Teachers 'Start at the Very Beginning'?
Center Theatre Group is excited to connect educators who are bringing high-quality theatre education to students across Los Angeles. At the same time, we want to help those outside the classroom to learn more directly about the challenges of and solutions to teaching theatre in our schools and communities. In our new Conversations from the Classroo...