Saturday, June 29, 2013

Live from the International Thespian Festival-TheatreCast with Julie Woffington and Gai Jones

Taken a moment to listen two amazing individuals as they share their love for Theatre, Theatre Education and the  International Thespian Festival.  The International Thespian Festival is an annual event  where Thespians,  Theatre educators, and Theatre professionals share their passion for Theatre. 

Julie Woffington is the executive director of the Educational Theatre Association.  Julie explains the mission of EdTA, shares all the exciting things occurring this week at the Thespian Festival,  and previews some exciting new initiatives that EdTA is starting.  

Gai Jones is a  Theatre textbook author, Educational Theatre Association Board member, and all around Theatre Guru.  Gai shares with me when she knew she was going to be a Theatre teacher, her process of create a Theatre ensemble which is outlined in her textbook Raising the Curtain and we examine all the different 21st century skills Theatre helps to develop in our students

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Prepare for the Thespian Festival by listening to Jason Daunter and others on TheatreCast

The Thespian Festival is almost here.  Get yourself in the Festival mindset by listening to TheatreCast. TheatreCast is a show where Theatre teachers and professionals share a passion for Theatre trends, share practical advice and tips, and ask questions of some of Theatre's most innovative collaborators. 

Last Sunday, we had Jason Daunter join us. Jason is the production stage manager of the 1st national tour of Wicked and serves on the board of directors of the Educational Theatre Association.  Jason shares his passion for live Theatre as he share stories of life on the road, his passion for giving back to Educational Theatre and working with Kevin Kline and Meryl Streep. This is show not to be missed.  Hear him share about Making Magic, Defying Gravity which will be presented Monday night at the Thespian Festival.

You can listen to TheatreCast through a variety of methods: 
2. download the Sticher Radio App in the I-Tunes store- and search for TheatreCast
3. download the Sticher Radio App in the Google Play store- and search for TheatreCast, 

Here are some other episodes to get you in the Thespian Festival spirit.  Listen to them while you travel to the Thespian Festival. 

TheatreCast #14: Technical Theatre Tips and Tricks with Bob Fowler

TheatreCast #09: It is STEAM not STEM- The Power of Theatre

TheatreCast #04: Getting Chatty with @Theatrefolk 

TheatreCast #03: The Festival, the Festival…The Thespian Festival

I am looking forward meeting listeners at the Thespian festival.  If you cannot make it to the Festival, then be sure to go and watch us live from The Thespian Festival. 
Tuesday, June 25- TheatreCast Episode 19- Julie Woffington- Executive Director of Educational Theatre Association at 3:30 pm Central- watch live at

Thursday, June 27- TheatreCast Episode 20- Gai Jones- EdTA Hall of Fame Member and author of Raising the Curtain- Activities for the Theatre Classroom at 9:00 am Central- watch live at