2016 Drama Solo Performance and Theatre Studies Stagecraft Examinations

The 2016 Drama Solo Performance and Theatre Studies Stagecraft examinations have just been published by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. Drama Solo Performance Examination This year’s Drama solo performance exam is an eclectic mix of characters from a range of stimuli. These stimuli include: a poem a novel...

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...

A Steampunked Caravan

From the British television show George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, here’s an episode screened in December last year showcasing¬†two street circus performers who turn an “unremarkable 1970s caravan” into a Victorian mobile theatre space for children’s’ shows. With funding from the Arts Council England and the Fuse Medway Festival, these...

Costume and Set Design

Here’s a nifty little video from The Library Theatre exhibition on the role of costume and scenic designers. This video is appropriate for students who are studying these aspects of theatre design for the first time. It includes sample renderings, designs and models, while discussing the importance of colour...

Cosplay

Sifting through the nerdy side of my personality, checking out details of this week’s E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) in Los Angeles, I came across a term I never knew existed in “cosplay”. As you may have guessed or known already, “cosplay” is derived from the words “costume” and “play”....

Audio and Video Conversion for Drama

There are some great websites out there for audio and video conversion which are very handy if your drama students wish to incorporate multimedia in a class or school theatre performance. Online conversion reigns supreme simply because it is browser-based and works irrespective of your device’s operating system. You...

Sea Odyssey: Amazing Puppetry!

Over three days in Apil 2012, the city of Liverpool experienced an amazing giant outdoor puppet show. French street theatre company Royal de Luxe performed Sea Odyssey featuring a number of enormous marionettes up to 50-feet tall. There were marionettes in water, boats, on cranes, walking down public streets...

pdsounds: Free Sound Effects Library

Free sound effects for drama productions are hard to find on the Internet, as many are copyrighted to their respective owners. pdsounds is a great resource website for drama teachers and students with hundreds of copyright-free sounds placed in the public domain. pdsounds relies on volunteers from across the...

SoundJax: Sound Effects Search Engine

SoundJax is a customised search engine purely for sound effects, which is great for Drama teachers and students. SoundJax grabs sounds from a variety of locations on the web and offers them for playing or downloading to your device. There is also a handy search cloud of sound types...

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