Theatre Educators Symposium
Several Years ago, after talking to our colleagues at the TETA TheatreFest, it occurred to us that many theatre educators in Texas can not attend the UIL One-act Play State Championship,
unless there was a professional development opportunity. We have always believed that seeing theatre helped us become better directors, and realizing that because we live in Austin, we could offer an opportunity to collaborate.
This year we are offering our 4th Theatre Educators Symposium, and we hope you can join us. You will get 4 hours (each day) of Professional Development. The evenings are free for you to attend the UIL One-Act Play State Meet. Each participant will receive a certificate.
April 23 & 24, 2019
10:00 - 2:00 pm
Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
10 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701
The registration is online at https://forms.gle/PtsVsrSgSSxNveJa8
Payment can be made online at our website or with cash or check.
1 Day $60
2 Day $100
Make checks payable to Educational Theatre Consultants.
Mail to 4620 W. William Cannon Dr. #19
Austin, Texas 78749
Plays Recommenced for Class Performance
One of the things we try to do is get our students on the stage. We have found that this is where they get the theatre bug...the desire to continue taking theater classes and audition for after school theatre productions. We recommend these plays for class productions:
We work on the productions in the second semester during class time. Most productions have one or two tech rehearsals after school. The performances are performed throughout the school day, and we invite classes to watch. Our upper level classes perform the public in the evening.
Theatre I - The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project performed in conjunction with No Place for Hate.
Theatre II - Antigone by Sophocles performed for sophomore English classes
Theatre III/IV -The Good Doctor written by Neil Simon performed for the public.
Musical Theatre I - Performs a MTI Kid's or Jr musical and invites elementary schools.
Musical Theatre II - Writes a musical and performs for other theatre classes.
Musical Theatre III/IV - Side by Side by Sondheim performed as a dinner theatre (full length)
By working on a production in class, you cover all of the TEKS Strands.
Inspirational Quotes from Musical Theatre
Be encouraged for the last 50 days of school!
You can change the world if you change your mind.
Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise!
Being true to yourself never goes out of style.
Opportunity is not a lengthy visitor.
(Into the Woods)
If we’re always starting over every brand new morning, then we’re always starting out with the end in doubt.
Look inside yourself, Simba. You are more than what you have become.
(The Lion King)
She warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within
(Beauty and the Beast)
Just be who you wanna be.
Climb every mountain, ford every stream, follow every rainbow till you find your dream. (The Sound of Music)
Who cares what happens when we’re dead? We shouldn’t think that far ahead. The only latter day that matters is tomorrow.
(The Book of Mormon)