Theatre Talk With Art Fidler

Theatre Talk With Art Fidler

It's hard to put into words exactly what Art Fidler is. He's an educator, an actor, a director, a company creator... the list goes on and on. Theatrically, he's a jack-of-all-trades, and master of all of them. In London, Ontario, he's a legend. I'm privileged to be able to call him a colleague, mentor, and …

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Theatre Fun & Games: Fairy Tale Tableau

Theatre Fun & Games: Fairy Tale Tableau

I love doing tableau work with kids because it's a fun, easy way to get them up on their feet and creating quickly. Tableau vivante (or, frozen picture) is where kids use their bodies to create, as it says, a frozen picture. Tableau may not use movement or words -- just your body and your imagination. …

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Theatre Fun & Games: Fruit Basket

Theatre Fun & Games: Fruit Basket

Theatre games are a great way to get rehearsals off to a fun start. Kids love playing games, and if you're clever, you can have them play games that also teach skills! Hidden learning -- sneaky AND fun! One of the most popular games I use is called Fruit Basket. It's high energy, great for …

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Recommended Reading: Drama Notebook

Recommended Reading: Drama Notebook

As a director and teacher, I'm always on the lookout for new exercises, lessons, and ideas that I can share with my actors and students. I love collecting new information about theatre and finding games and fun topics I can use in classes and rehearsal. Drama Notebook is a fantastic resource for all that and …

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Recommended Reading: Peter and the Starcatcher

I am obsessed with Peter and the Starcatcher. I saw it on Broadway years ago and went absolutely crazy over it. In its simplest terms, it's the story of Peter Pan and Captain Hook... before they became Peter Pan and Captain Hook. A prequel series written by Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry, it was adapted for …

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