As the school year commences, you may look for new components to add to your theatre curriculum. Along with teaching passionate students about the many tenets of acting, you should consider introducing crew and technical work into the mix.  Along with adding a dynamic new facet to your class, getting students involved with technical work […]

School theatre rehearsals can be both thrilling and demanding. Balancing the fun and productivity in these rehearsals is key to creating a memorable and successful production. By following these tips, you can ensure that your time in the theatre is both enjoyable and rewarding, leaving you and your students with unforgettable memories and a fantastic […]

With the summer sun slowly setting, it’s time to gear up for back to school and an electrifying fall theatre season. Whether you’re a veteran drama teacher or just stepping onto the stage, On The Stage has some actionable steps and helpful resources to help you start your season strong! Set the Stage Literally and […]

Directing a play, musical, or other theatrical showcase is hard work – no matter the scope. Juggling a variety of elements, tapping into your creativity, ensuring your cast and crew are healthy and happy, focusing on fundraising, getting marketing efforts out the door … the list of your tasks goes on and on. Before you […]

Although it’s still (very, very) hot outside, fall is coming quickly – so you should be organizing your theatre lesson plans and planning your curriculum for the upcoming school year.  Although it may seem tempting to go by the book and continue using the same techniques from years past, you’ll benefit both yourself and your […]

On The Stage presents a few reasons why a district-wide production is a great idea for you, your theatre, and your community at large.  A Diversified Talent Pool If you open up auditions to your entire district, you can bring together students from all locations and provide them with a unique experience to widen their […]

The arts are a gateway to imagination, self-expression, and personal growth. A unified approach to arts education can benefit the entire community in a school district. Whether you’re a superintendent, district arts administrator, principal, teacher, or even a student, embracing various art forms and creating a comprehensive district-wide experience can cultivate an environment that nurtures […]

Theatre is a necessity in our schools – not only to foster creativity and personal autonomy, but also to help students develop their own forms of self-expression. As an educator, you can employ a variety of tactics to uplift student voices in the theatre classroom. Let’s explore a few.  Ways to Make Your Classroom Safe […]

There’s no other way to stay it: performance week is hectic for any theatre program. While directors, leads, and techies are likely feeling the pressure, perhaps the most stressed of all is the stage manager leading the charge behind the scenes. As the head of your production, it’s your responsibility to ensure your stage manager […]

Cast chemistry is vital to any successful production. Improvisation is a great way to build confidence, connect with others, and think outside the box. If you’re looking to raise morale and inspire your cast and crew, you won’t want to miss these 23 exciting improv games! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced improviser, these games […]

With Halloween right around the corner, On The Stage suggests some on-theme improv games to get you in the spooky mood.

On The Stage offers 25 suggestions for dynamic and easy-to-execute icebreakers for you to try at your next rehearsal.

With the fall season upon us, it’s time to select your musical programming. On The Stage offers a few suggestions for theatres of all sizes.