Happy 10th Birthday!

10 years ago I began a journey of reflection called The Drama Teacher. It started as a humble little blog profiling my daily life as a high school drama educator. I had hoped that my small blog would help me analyse aspects of my teaching in order to improve my practice in...

Drama Ensemble Topic: Social Media

Below is an ensemble topic suitable for students in Years 9-11 Drama. Use with your students and adapt as you see fit. Use the print button at the bottom of this post. For local readers of The Drama Teacher, this topic is appropriate for VCE Unit 1 Drama as...

Globe Theatre’s Worldwide Tour of Hamlet

Did you know Shakespeare’s Hamlet has been touring the world for 18 months now? Hamlet? Worldwide tour? Did I miss that? Maybe you did, because you probably won’t find this production playing next door to The Lion King. The Globe Theatre’s ambitious performance project to tour the Shakespearean tragedy...

Follow Justin Cash on Instagram

https://instagram.com/justincashdrama Many readers of The Drama Teacher may not be aware I have a public Instagram account that is purely a collection of images about theatre and drama education. At the beginning of this year I decided to post to Instagram as a way for teachers, students and theatre...

Marina Abramovic: Performance Artist

Serbian-born Marina Abramovic is one of the world’s foremost performance artists. Back in my university days, I defined performance art by the work of American Laurie Anderson. Although obtaining a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture, Anderson was also a skilled musician and composer. As a result, her craft centred around the use...

Comedy Unit for Drama

This article outlines a comedy unit or semester-length course suitable for Year 9/10 Drama students (14-15 year-olds). This course comprises four types of comedy: slapstick farce satire Commedia dell’Arte An optional additional type of comedy could easily be added to the existing four: black comedy / black humour Using the...

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