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: Teaching Theatre Students About Access, Equity, and Inclusion

The Art of Teaching Theatre: Creating Vibrant Post-Performance Dialogues

For many audience members, Lucas Hnath’s The Christians, which plays the Mark Taper Forum through January 10, 2016, doesn’t end when the curtain falls. In fact, the moment the actors take their bows marks the beginning of an even deeper engagement with this play about the mystery of faith: it’s when the post-show discussion begins. Instead of...

The Art of Teaching Theatre: Creating Vibrant Post-Performance Dialogues

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...

Conversations from the Classroom: How Do Theatre Teachers 'Start at the Very Beginning'?