• 2014 Top Class Drama and Theatre Studies Performer Lists

    Local readers of The Drama Teacher will know I am always a big supporter of the annual VCAA Season of Excellence, which includes Top Class Drama and Top Class Theatre Studies concerts. Showcasing some of the very best student performance examinations from 2013, this year’s Top Class concerts will...

  • Drama Victoria Conference 2013

    I hope local readers of The Drama Teacher have booked one or two days for the upcoming Drama Victoria conference at The University of Melbourne this Thursday and Friday. The largest annual conference of its type in Australia, the Drama Vic conference represents a great opportunity for drama and...

  • Discuss Your Ideas On The Forum

    Did you know The Drama Teacher has a forum where you can discuss various aspects of drama education with other like-minded people? Sometimes on The Drama Teacher you can’t find a post that directly relates to what you want to discuss right away. So the forum on this website...

  • Rigour and Discipline in Drama

    Let’s face it, too many students view drama as a soft, easy (or ‘bludge’) subject at school. Sometimes we find ourselves fighting for our own credibility as a subject on the curriculum, so the easiest way to fight back is to create strong, rigourous and academic drama programs. Occasionally...

  • The Best Drama Classes Run Themselves

    I have come to the conclusion over many years of teaching that the best drama classes run themselves. I had a magic moment in a drama class this morning where I stepped back and witnessed my senior class of 21 students in five groups happily undertaking an activity all...

  • Bertolt Brecht Testimony House Committee on Un-American Activities

    For Brecht enthusiasts only! This is the original complete recording of Brecht’s testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in October 1947, first published by Folkways Records. Provided here with excellent commentary and explanations. Article updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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