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Theater theater door design

What better way to welcome students to the theater department than to allow them to make a grand entrance through a decorated door? Many teachers enjoy decorating the doors for holiday pageants, spirit week celebrations, or just to make the classroom look more welcoming. It's also fun for students. So…

Tons of big, huge, huge prompts!

Sometimes you just need a little prompt to serve your purpose, but other times you need a bunch of big, HUGE, GIANT suggestions! To get your students thinking big, we have a gigantic list of 50 gigantic (colossal, enormous) prompts below, with another 50 huge (immense, mammoth) prompts on offer…

Create a giant on stage

One of the (many!) wonderful things about theater is that the magic becomes real on stage. Fantastic stories are brought to life in the most inventive and interesting ways to keep the audience spellbound. Many theatrical performances involve magical creatures such as giants, and they are all created differently. So…

Exercise: Picture scenes for large groups

The following exercise gives students the opportunity to practice active listening, teamwork, leadership, and group problem solving. Acting as an ensemble with a student director, group members will create a tableau scene depicting three moments from a familiar story, using each group member in some way. The word "tableau" comes…

Resource: tons of tiny suggestions

Good things come in small packages, and with them, we've got a great collection of tiny prompts to get your students thinking about the little things. If you want even more requests, you can find 50 more in the giveaway below. Here are four mini-exercises for which you can use…

Small actions, big results

Students often come to drama classes with big goals: get the lead in the show! Become a star performer! And while some students may be making great strides toward achieving these big goals, most don't really know how to get started, or they want too much, too fast, and it's…

The rehearsal companion

You chose the play, paid the royalties, did the script analysis, auditioned and cast the show. Tomorrow is the first rehearsal. Are you ready? Really ready? The rehearsal companion can help! Will you be ready if an actor quits work? Will you be ready for the mid-rehearsal blues? Will you…