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Existential Creativity: Making Theatre Sustainable

Katie Mitchell, revered UK theatre director – whose current show Little Scratch opened at Hampstead to rave reviews this month – writes here about...

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Katie Mitchell OBE

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Top resources to celebrate Pride Month

Pride Month is a recognition of the contributions of LBGTQ+ people in our daily lives and in our...

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How to celebrate Juneteenth with your students

The holiday Juneteenth reclaims a misjustice in American history with celebration. Although the...

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8 fun drama games to play with your class

Let's face it: playing games is one of the most fun parts of drama class. They're the perfect way...

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5 devising exercises to spark creativity in your drama classroom

Devising is perhaps one of the trickiest skills for a drama student to master – but also one of the...

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How to practice self-care for teachers and students

You asked and we listened: introducing the Digital Theatre+ How-To Vlogs, short videos that...

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5 ways to use the arts to inspire your English students

Not an actor? Teaching students who have never been on stage? Facing a group of slouching teens...

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Teaching and directing with the Michael Chekhov Technique

This past June, as I set off to attend my first summer of training at the Great Lakes Michael...

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5 ways to prepare your middle schoolers for high school success

It’s often said that Middle School is a type of hell for students. As educators who spend 8 hours+...

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How to make Shakespeare’s language more accessible to students

One of the biggest struggles many students face when studying Shakespeare is the language he uses....

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5 practical activities to engage your students in Shakespeare

Shakespeare. Just the name alone can feel daunting. Once you say the name, your students will...

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8 educators to follow on social media (and 10 hashtags to check out)

It may be that you’re already a social media pro, fully equipped with accounts specifically...

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Teaching Toward a Joy Supreme

As almost goes without saying, creating joyful moments in the classroom has been a hard slog since...

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How to boost your students' speaking and listening skills

Presenting in front of colleagues. Delivering a toast during a celebration. Raising your voice to...

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How to use social media in your classroom

Whether you’re an expert on all things social media or still scratching your head trying to figure...

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4 socially-distanced ensemble building activities

One of the first things teachers do with a theatre class or production company is create an...

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3 simple ways to connect your students with poetry

How do your students feel about poetry? Are they excited by the poems they’re studying? Do they...

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5 digital tools to build community on your course

As we venture back into the classroom and develop new hybrid in-person/online courses, or courses...

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Resources to engage younger learners

With social media now a permanent fixture in the lives – and screens – of most students, it’s no...

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Top 10 icebreaker activities for getting back in the classroom

After a long – and well deserved, might we add – break from the classroom over the summer months,...

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5 silly icebreakers to engage your students

It’s been a challenging year to say the least. As we step back into classrooms, our students are...

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Top resources to celebrate Pride Month

Pride Month is a recognition of the contributions of LBGTQ+ people in our daily lives and in our...

Read more

How to celebrate Juneteenth with your students

The holiday Juneteenth reclaims a misjustice in American history with celebration. Although the...

Read more

8 fun drama games to play with your class

Let's face it: playing games is one of the most fun parts of drama class. They're the perfect way...

Read more

5 devising exercises to spark creativity in your drama classroom

Devising is perhaps one of the trickiest skills for a drama student to master – but also one of the...

Read more

How to practice self-care for teachers and students

You asked and we listened: introducing the Digital Theatre+ How-To Vlogs, short videos that...

Read more

5 ways to use the arts to inspire your English students

Not an actor? Teaching students who have never been on stage? Facing a group of slouching teens...

Read more

Teaching and directing with the Michael Chekhov Technique

This past June, as I set off to attend my first summer of training at the Great Lakes Michael...

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Why Boal Now?

In ‘Why Boal Now?’, our latest Digital Theatre+ webinar, we launched the Boal Collection – an...

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Olivier Award-nominated productions coming to Digital Theatre+

Two productions nominated for Olivier Awards at this year’s ceremony are coming soon to Digital...

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5 ways to prepare your middle schoolers for high school success

It’s often said that Middle School is a type of hell for students. As educators who spend 8 hours+...

Read more

How to make Shakespeare’s language more accessible to students

One of the biggest struggles many students face when studying Shakespeare is the language he uses....

Read more

5 practical activities to engage your students in Shakespeare

Shakespeare. Just the name alone can feel daunting. Once you say the name, your students will...

Read more

8 educators to follow on social media (and 10 hashtags to check out)

It may be that you’re already a social media pro, fully equipped with accounts specifically...

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Teaching Theatre Design Online: A Roundtable

We were delighted to recently join forces with the Performance Design Educator’s Collective, the...

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"Checking Out Me History": Teaching Black Poetry

Our latest Professional Learning Experience "Checking Out Me History": Teaching Black Poetry saw...

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Teaching Toward a Joy Supreme

As almost goes without saying, creating joyful moments in the classroom has been a hard slog since...

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Beyond Actor Training Practice: A Different Way of Being in the World

Alison Hodge – ‘Ali’ to everyone who knew her – was a remarkable actor trainer, and a leading...

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How to boost your students' speaking and listening skills

Presenting in front of colleagues. Delivering a toast during a celebration. Raising your voice to...

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The life and work of Augusto Boal: A rare glimpse into the archive

Augusto Boal created what NYU’s Richard Schechner described as ‘the theatre that Brecht only...

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Lyn Gardner in Conversation with Robert Icke

Former Associate Director of Headlong and Almeida Theatre – where he directed productions such as...

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How to use social media in your classroom

Whether you’re an expert on all things social media or still scratching your head trying to figure...

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Poetry in Action (in action!)

Picture the scene: in a freezing warehouse in north London, the intrepid Digital Theatre team are...

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Digital Theatre+ partners with Artsmark

Engaging young people in world-class arts and culture is one of the major goals of Digital...

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Pandemic theatre: Staging Uncle Vanya in lockdown

As a theatre teacher, one of the biggest joys and challenges is producing and directing plays,...

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Making Feminist Theatre (and Making Theatre Feminist)

How do theatre-makers practice feminism in their work? Leading theatre-makers joined forces for a...

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4 socially-distanced ensemble building activities

One of the first things teachers do with a theatre class or production company is create an...

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Allegiance and AAPI Representation in Musical Theatre

Last month, we welcomed teachers around the world to our first Professional Learning Experience for...

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3 simple ways to connect your students with poetry

How do your students feel about poetry? Are they excited by the poems they’re studying? Do they...

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5 digital tools to build community on your course

As we venture back into the classroom and develop new hybrid in-person/online courses, or courses...

Read more

Resources to engage younger learners

With social media now a permanent fixture in the lives – and screens – of most students, it’s no...

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Reflections on the Music and Drama Education Expo 2021

Last week, we were delighted to attend the ninth annual Music and Drama Education Expo, held in the...

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Teaching Acting, Voice and Movement Online

Produced with the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, this engaging session looked at the...

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Inclusivity and Theatre: Strategies for Teaching and Practice

Our webinar on Inclusivity and Theatre proved to be one of our most popular online events yet!...

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'The Art of Resonance': Anne Bogart and Katie Mitchell in Conversation

How do you make art which resonates, and in particular, how can we make resonant work in these...

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Top 10 icebreaker activities for getting back in the classroom

After a long – and well deserved, might we add – break from the classroom over the summer months,...

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5 silly icebreakers to engage your students

It’s been a challenging year to say the least. As we step back into classrooms, our students are...

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Introducing Unlocked: A new way to engage students with dramatic texts

How do you make something that genuinely helps teachers? It takes time and care to nurture the...

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Watch Kinky Boots, 42nd Street and more on Digital Theatre+

Got a class full of musical theatre fans? Thanks to our exclusive educational partnership with...

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New Blood Brothers series on Digital Theatre+

Looking for resources on Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers?

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