Resources for Teachers

Here are some essays and other writings I've produced over the years that may be of help to drama teachers (or other classroom teachers).  There's an essay I wrote defending the need for drama education that may help persuade administrators to support your program.  There's a discussion of the tricky issue of "appropriateness."  There's a new article, excerpted and adapted from an upcoming book, about ways for directors to reduce the stress of Production Week.  There's a discussion of a technique called "descriptive criticism" (as opposed to "prescriptive") that I use exclusively when conducting peer criticism.  There are a few short acting monologues that can be used in class or for auditions.  Finally, there's a discussion of the meaning of some of the terms used in the other articles and elsewhere on this site.