King Kong A Hawks Fan

Two of my greatest loves in the one package – Hawthorn and theatre! This Saturday, the Hawthorn Hawks and the Fremantle Dockers will play Australia’s most watched sporting match, the Australian Football League Grand Final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The biggest theatre star in town, King Kong, has...

Bubba Cash

For regular readers of The Drama Teacher, things may have seemed a little quiet recently. Alas, there is good reason! Bubba Cash No.2 arrived last Monday. Little Hugo entered the world a couple of weeks early and this has meant most of my time has been spent settling Hugo’s...

Brecht vs Assange

Last week I watched Theater of War with my current Year 12 drama students. This excellent documentary of the 2006 production of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and her Children in New York’s Central Park was intended among other things to give my students a different perspective of the great theatre...

I Love My Drama Teacher

With the festive season soon upon us, what better time is there to grab a personalised gift with “I Love My Drama Teacher” on it? I grabbed one of these blue t-shirts for my 14-month son who wears his t-shirt with pride! Check out little Georgia O’Keefe, a fellow...

Dad Jokes in Drama Class

Like many male Drama teachers, I have been telling ‘dad’ jokes in class for years now. For those of you who don’t know what a ‘dad’ joke is, it’s one of those jokes, often a pun or play on words, that we hope our students will find amusing. Some...

The Drama Teacher Who Got Punk’d

Yesterday had to be one of the funniest days in my teaching career, as I got punk’d by a pair of identical twin-sister-drama-loving students of mine. Picture this: I send an identical twin from my class to her twin sister’s classroom to get a USB from her, so we...

It’s Been a While…

My apologies to regular readers of The Drama Teacher who may be wondering why there have not been any new posts on this blog the past few weeks. Feeling a bit like one of my own students who haven’t done their drama homework, I have a good excuse, I...

The Drama Teacher Gets Married!

Hey folks, I just wanted to apologise for not making many posts in the past couple of weeks. But, as you can see below, I had a good excuse! I was busy planning my wedding. So it’s back to normal on The Drama Teacher from here on and more...

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