Beyond the Box: Creating Your Online Drama Classroom

Last updated on
Thursday, September 10th, 2020
Experience type: 
Teacher Professional Development
Program Description

Calling all Drama Teachers! Join us and our friends from the Arts Club Theatre Company for this series of FREE roundtable discussions for Drama Teachers and Teaching Artists.

After a full summer of online programs, many of us have experienced the adventure of adapting our theatre education programs for the digital space. We now invite our theatre education colleagues and enthusiasts to share their discoveries and brainstorm new strategies together. Every Thursday evening in October, we’ll gather on Zoom to discuss, spotlighting two new topics each week.

Sign up now by clicking the topics below that interest you! 

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 25 at noon

 

SERIES SCHEDULE & SIGN-UP

WHEN: October 1st, 2020, from 4-5:30pm

WHAT: WARM UP GAMES & ENSEMBLE BUILDING

  • How do we gently engage young people who'd rather turn the cameras off? How can we adapt our circle games when there is no circle? How can we foster connection and community when we're communicating through technology?

 

WHEN: October 8th, 2020, from 4-5:30pm

WHAT: TRANSITIONS & GROUP DYNAMICS/FLOW

  • How long can we sustain a group activity online? What role can breakout rooms play? How do we support individual expression for all participants? How can we incorporate off-screen activities with time on-screen?

 

WHEN: October 15th, 2020, from 4-5:30pm

WHAT: ACTING SKILLS & SCENE MAKING

  • Which acting skills translate well to this medium? How do we identify and articulate those skills that transcend a specific medium? How do we support the participants' ingenuity in creating work on this platform?

 

WHEN: October 22nd, 2020, from 4-5:30pm

WHAT: ONLINE PERFORMANCES & CELEBRATIONS

  • What tools can we use to create an engaging digital performance in front of a live audience? How can we strengthen our online community celebrations (e.g. parties, ceremonies)?

 

WHEN: October 29th, 2020, from 4-5:30pm

WHAT: PHYSICAL DISTANCING & MASK WORK

  • When we are together for classes and rehearsals, how do we follow public health guidelines? Can we look at physical distancing and wearing masks as artistic opportunities?

 

Beyond the Box is collaboratively organised and facilitated by the Education staff from Arts Club Theatre Company and Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival.

Big Ideas
  • Creative arts experiences can build community and nurture relationships with others.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts each use their own unique sensory language for creating and communicating.
  • Identity is explored, expressed, and impacted through arts experiences.
  • The arts provide opportunities to gain insight into the perspectives and experiences of people from a variety of times, places, and cultures.
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    90 minutes unless otherwise stated.
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    Free.