• World Teachers Day 2010 (Australia)

    Happy World Teachers’ Day … in Australia, at least. Traditionally celebrated across the world on 5th October each year, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the signing in 1996 of the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers. But in Australia (where The Drama Teacher originates), 5th October usually falls during...

  • Theatre Design and iWeb

    One of my Year 8 Drama classes is currently researching Broadway costume and scenic designers. The task involves them researching the designer’s life, education and career in the theatre, including locating text,  images and videos of their work. Along the way, students must decide which production/s the designer is...

  • Hairspray Review

    If you thought Mamma Mia! was the ultimate feel-good musical of the past decade, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Double that feeling and you’ve got the Melbourne production of Hairspray, now showing at The Princess Theatre. Hands down, this is one of the best musicals this city has witnessed...

  • The Bullying Continues…

    Further to a recent post about unnecessary bullying of Drama teachers in the workplace, my “colleague” is at it again only a few days later! Stupid me left a thank you card from a student in a public place at school, which my “colleague” in question discovered, colour photocopied...

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