TheatreCast, hosted by EdTech4theater.com’s Nick Cusumano and featuring Danielle Filas, is a show where theatre educators and professionals share a passion for theatre trends, share practical advice and tips, and ask questions of some of theatre’s most innovative collaborators.
Join Nick Cusumano and Danielle Filas as they welcome Rosalie Tenseth, actor, writer, producer of the award winning short Failure Groupies. Rosalie, an actor and acting coach also, will share about making films in order to give her students the experience of being on a professional film set so they’d understand the structure of how they fit in as an actor on a set – have the film experience on their resume, get reel to showcase their work for possible representation and gain exposure to other filmmakers at film festivals.and more.
Join Nick Cusumano and Danielle Filas as Nick shares how to use Google Forms Add on DocAppender by Jesse Spevack and Andrew Stillman of New Visions for Public Schools. Nick and Danielle discuss ways to use the DocAppender for peer feedback and more.
Join Nick Cusumano and Danielle Filas as the welcome Guest Jess Eisenberg and Kendra Augustin of the 365 Women a Year playwrighting project. http://365womenayear.wordpress.com/ This international playwriting project involves over 200 playwrights who have signed on to write one or more one-acts about extraordinary women in both past and present history. The project’s ambitious yet focused goal is to write women back into the social consciousness as well as empower and promote female playwrights around the country.
Bio: Jess Eisenberg grew up playing piano pieces written exclusively by white men, going to see plays exclusively by white men, and wondering in history class ‘where are all the women and people of color who did incredible things?’ It is incomprehensible that in 2015 we are still asking where all the women are or if there’s anyone other than white men who have written or composed. After co-founding Prologue Theatre Company in Chicago, Jess researched for a season based on female painters in history. There was a profound sense of loss. Our canon is a lie, when the names and works of so many are lost to us forever. She knew she had to keep writing about all of these women, thus in 2014 this project was born. Close friend and colleague, Gina Scanlon, quickly joined the fold and helped co-found the projects as it is today. They never could have imagined that number of playwrights who would join the mission in such a short amount of time. There are now hundreds of playwrights from around the world writing pieces and 365 is in its second year.
This week on TheatreCast: Get involved with a global partnership between edtech4theatre.com’s and TheatreCast host Nick Cusumano and dramateachersnetwork.wordpress.com’s Karla O as they share how to celebrate Theatre on a Global stage. Learn how to earn digital badges as participate in the fun activities planned for your students.
This week on TheatreCast:Join Nick Cusumano as he welcomes Jeffrey Bradbury, founder of Teachercast.net. Jeff is a man who wears many hats: conductor of operas and musicals, orchestra teacher, Google Certified Teacher, podcaster and the father of triplets. Listen in as they discuss casting musicals, conducting live performances, opera vs. musicals, and incorporating Ed Technology into the Performing Arts.
Jeff is a highly respected educational consultant. He has presented at ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) as well as other nationally recognized conferences, and was one of the founding organizers of edcampNJ. In 2013 he was honored to be the Keynote speaker at the Pearson Authentic Learning Conference. Additionally the TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network has served educational and medical conventions across the country by providing on site live broadcasting to thousands of educators each week.
Jeffrey Bradbury, the creator of TeacherCast.net and TeacherCast University and is a speaker, writer, broadcaster, consultant and educational media specialist. Jeffrey Bradbury is the Director of Orchestras in the North Brunswick Twp School District where he teaches Music Theory and Music History as well as directs a wonderful high school orchestra that he is very proud of. In 2012, Jeff was recognized as one of top 50 educators using social media at the first ever Bammy Awards. He was also selected as a Google Certified Teacher.
This Week on TheatreCast: Join Nick Cusumano and Danielle Filas as they discuss all the 21 Century skills Theatre provides to students. Nick and Danielle look in detail at the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (www.21stcenturyskills.org).
This Week on TheatreCast: Join Nick Cusumano and Danielle Filas as they welcome Whitney Christiansen, a Theatre teacher in Eminence, Kentucky. Whitney will show how she uses Renaissance Faire experience with her students. This past year, one of students collaborated with her to create a modern version of “Everyman,” (the medieval morality play,) and two years ago they also created a play based on common misconceptions people hold regarding the medieval era, called “Mythconceptions.” On top of their stage shows, the kids also create their own characters, which they then use to populate our fictional Scottish town of Briarwood.
This Week on TheatreCast: Join Nick Cusumano and Danielle Filas as they welcome Catherine Rinella. Catherine is is a radio host and producer, a sound designer for various theatre companies, and a voice over and performing actor
This Week on TheatreCast: Join Nick Cusumano and Danielle Filas as they share ways of making grading more efficient in the Theatre and Film Classroom. Nick and Danielle discuss the use of Google Forms, Flubaroo, Super Quiz, Google Classroom, and Kahoot.