New Directions in Teaching Theatre Arts

  • Anne Fliotsos
  • Gail S. Medford

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Gail S. Medford, Anne Fliotsos
    Pages 1-5
  3. Teaching with Digital Technology

  4. Teaching in Response to Educational Trends

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Jane Duncan, Bradley W. Griffin, Travis Malone
      Pages 83-99
  5. Teaching New Directions in Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Deric McNish
      Pages 139-156
    3. Chris Hay, Kristine Landon-Smith
      Pages 157-173
  6. Teaching Beyond the Traditional

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Jeanne Klein
      Pages 209-224
    3. Sally Bailey, Paige Dickinson
      Pages 225-248
  7. Teaching Collaboratively or Across Disciplines

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 301-310

About this book


This book reflects the changes in technology and educational trends (cross-disciplinary learning, entrepreneurship, first-year learning programs, critical writing requirements, course assessment, among others) that have pushed theatre educators to innovate, question, and experiment with new teaching strategies. The text focuses upon a firm practice-based approach that also reflects research in the field, offering innovative and proven methods that theatre educators may use to actively engage students and encourage student success. The sixteen essays in this volume are divided into five sections: Teaching with Digital Technology, Teaching in Response to Educational Trends, Teaching New Directions in Performance, Teaching Beyond the Traditional, and Teaching Collaboratively or Across Disciplines. Study of this book will provoke readers to question both teaching methods and curricula as they consider the ever-shifting arts landscape and the potential careers for theatre graduates.


Theatre education Teaching theatre arts Pedagogy in theatre Practice-based research Theatre and performance students Teaching with digital technology New directions in performance Collaborative teaching

Editors and affiliations

  • Anne Fliotsos
    • 1
  • Gail S. Medford
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of TheatrePurdue UniversityWest Lafayette, INUSA
  2. 2.Department of Fine and Performing ArtsBowie State UniversityBowie, MDUSA

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