Types of Puppets for Drama Class

There are literally dozens of different types of puppets students and teachers can use in drama class. Puppetry is a fun and exciting way for students of all ages to learn about stagecraft, storytelling and performance. The universal appeal of puppetry enables students to be instantly engaged in both the process and...

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”....

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