2019/08/27

Hello Internet;

For the last two days, I’ve been trying to find theater curriculum for youth. This is way harder than I thought it would be. There aren't too many theater education resource books in print. Websites are outdated and linked to sites that don't exist anymore. I have tones of games, a unit outline, and a weekly plan for students. I just want to make sure that what I'm teaching matches the school's curriculum and students educational progression.

I am struggling to find general classroom books related to the students as well. I find myself falling into the books of my youth “Horrible Histories” and “Shakespeare for Dummies” accompanied by the original text. As well as the works of Roald Dahl and Disney. How do regular school teachers find their resources?

On a more positive note, a couple of cool things are happening this week. "Downtown Dances" is giving its final performances tomorrow in downtown Moncton. You can catch me on the street working as security. "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" also opens tomorrow night at the Capitol Theater. If you're in Moncton, come check these events out.

Downtown Dances Moncton. Atlantic Canada Ballet. 2019.

Downtown Dances Moncton. Atlantic Canada Ballet. 2019.

-Laura-Beth Bird