Author: Anita Martin

Anita Martin is the former managing editor of Dramatics and Teaching Theatre at the Educational Theatre Association.

Creative Leadership

Creative Leadership

Five questions with Netflix executive Carolina Garcia

Sep 22, 2020

Wishing Upon a Star

Wishing Upon a Star

Five questions with Aladdin’s Michael James Scott

Sep 14, 2020

Break It Down

Break It Down

Five hip-hop moves for musical theatre

Sep 08, 2020

The Corona Monologues

The Corona Monologues

Thespian troupe performs virtual documentary theatre project

Aug 28, 2020

Quarantine Bake-off Inspires Thespian Playwrights

Quarantine Bake-off Inspires Thespian Playwrights

Marco Island Academy students whip up original plays

Aug 07, 2020

It Happened Like This!

It Happened Like This!

Clue: On Stage lands top spot in EdTA’s annual play survey

Aug 03, 2020

2020 Annual Play Survey

2020 Annual Play Survey

New titles join old favorites on school stages this year

Jul 30, 2020

Five Questions with <br/>Maura Toole

Five Questions with
Maura Toole

Two-term ITO nurtures grassroots growth

Jul 23, 2020

Five Questions with <br/>Spencer Angell

Five Questions with
Spencer Angell

Reelected ITO on leadership, one step at a time

Jul 16, 2020

For Good

For Good

Shoshana Bean gives back to school theatre

Jul 13, 2020

Quiz: Broadway Dance

Quiz: Broadway Dance

Think on your feet with this dance trivia

Jul 09, 2020

Five Questions with <br/>Keith Peacock

Five Questions with
Keith Peacock

ITO looks back on events, livestreams, and Thespian “family”

Jul 08, 2020

Guardians of Movement

Guardians of Movement

Dance captains are unsung heroes of choreography

Jul 06, 2020

Five Questions with Sam Kaplan

Five Questions with Sam Kaplan

Thespian Playworks winner on theatre for social change

Jul 01, 2020

Changing Lives

Changing Lives

Stephen Schwartz honors Corey Mitchell with inaugural award

Jun 26, 2020

Five Questions with <br/>Anna Hastings

Five Questions with
Anna Hastings

ITO and lifelong performer has family tradition of giving back

Jun 17, 2020

Festival Profile: <em>Lost in Yonkers</em>

Festival Profile: Lost in Yonkers

Troupe 3964 finds family in high-stakes dramatic comedy

Jun 16, 2020

Festival Profile: <em>Quilters</em>

Festival Profile: Quilters

Troupe 6826 proves the whole is greater than the sum of its parts

Jun 15, 2020

Festival Profile: <br/><em>Something Rotten!</em>

Festival Profile:
Something Rotten!

Thespian Troupe 4982 served up comedic rhythm and fun

Jun 08, 2020

Festival Profile: <em>The Spitfire Grill</em>

Festival Profile: The Spitfire Grill

Marcus High School Thespians transformed by powerful musical

May 19, 2020

Five Questions with Nic Fallacaro

Five Questions with Nic Fallacaro

ITO on passion, leadership, and enjoying the ride

May 18, 2020

Going the distance

Going the distance

School theatre rehearsals move online

May 13, 2020

Festival Profile: <em>Guys and Dolls</em>

Festival Profile: Guys and Dolls

Indiana Thespians bring authentic choices to a beloved classic

May 12, 2020

Aliens, Scientists, Show Choirs

Aliens, Scientists, Show Choirs

Dreamland premieres at Salina South High School

Apr 29, 2020

Dancing Through Life

Dancing Through Life

Resources for online dance instruction

Apr 28, 2020

Five Questions with <br/>Sarah Lina Sparks

Five Questions with
Sarah Lina Sparks

Thespian Playworks winner on the therapeutic nature of writing

Apr 20, 2020

Quiz: Tech Terms

Quiz: Tech Terms

Check your basic technical theatre literacy

Apr 14, 2020

Staying Connected to Theatre   ... at Home

Staying Connected to Theatre ... at Home

Send suggestions for a roundup of ideas for Thespians, by Thespians

Mar 25, 2020

DIY Hip-Hop Theatre

DIY Hip-Hop Theatre

Write a hip-hop musical theatre number in four easy steps

Feb 18, 2020

Mark Your Calendar for TIOS

Mark Your Calendar for TIOS

Prepare your Theatre in Our Schools Month game plan

Feb 10, 2020

Tech Challenge Champs

Tech Challenge Champs

Arkansas has long dominated this event at ITF

Jan 28, 2020

Quiz: Songs of Longing

Quiz: Songs of Longing

Can you identify these “I want” songs from popular musicals?

Jan 21, 2020

Game Changer

Game Changer

2019 Send a Troupe grantees on attending their first ITF

Jan 13, 2020

Nominate Your Inspiring Teacher

Nominate Your Inspiring Teacher

EdTA accepting applications for Inspirational Theatre Educator Awards

Dec 09, 2019

Changing the Tune, Changing the Time, 2000-19

Changing the Tune, Changing the Time, 2000-19

Celebrating 90 years of Thespians

Nov 19, 2019

Never Forget

Never Forget

Troupe visited by man behind Laramie Project character

Oct 23, 2019