Creating the Production
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Grades: 6 - 12

Focus Area Description:  Engaging videos offer insight and examples from playwrights, actors, directors, producers, designers, and other theatre professionals as they work on creating a specific production.

Our current library of 53 videos in this Focus Area are available in the subareas listed to the right; to view them click a thumbnail and become a member of Educate.Today. 

To see sample videos in this area of the collection, click any of the titles below:

New October 2022! Creating an Opera About Harvey Milk
Other Samples:
Creating “Dreaming Zenzile”
“26 Pebbles” – A Student Play About HOPE in the Aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

Quick Ideas for Using our Creating the Production Videos:

  • Foster an appreciation for theatre by gaining a better understanding of what it takes to create a theatre production.
  • Give students the opportunity to learn by example by seeing how professionals have handled situations in creating a production that are similar to what students are dealing with in classroom or school productions.
  • Use the videos with lesson plans you create centered on students problem solving or engaging in a simulation on a production situation as they study a specific role in theatre production such as director, designer, producer, actor, etc.
  • Use the videos to highlight collaboration in theatre.
  • Have students include insights gained through the videos as part of their projects, papers, and presentations on a theatre-related subject by:
    • interpreting and/or summarizing what they saw and learned in the video.
    • citing quotations from the expert in the video.