The March of Makeshift

On July 23, 2011, the students of YPT's Young Playwrights' Workshop stopped by the Capital Fringe Festival to perform Out of the Shadow, their original play tackling the issue of bullying. You can read more about the Workshop here, and check out stories about the Fringe performance on WAMU 88.5 and ABC7/WJLA-TV. In the powerful poem below, YPT student Josie… Continue reading The March of Makeshift

Holly Taylor Petty: It Matters

Jen's Story *Student's name changed to protect privacy School can be a difficult place for students who don't learn in the same way as the majority of their peers. I saw the pain first-hand when Jen, one of my sophomore dance students walked into my classroom. She was not physically handicapped, but I could see… Continue reading Holly Taylor Petty: It Matters

Does our education system kill creativity?

In this highly amusing Ted Talk Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for creativity in the classroom.  He says, "My contention is that creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status." He goes on to say "There isn't an education system on the planet that teaches dance… Continue reading Does our education system kill creativity?

Interview with Katherine Latterner

Theater Educates interviews a different arts educator each month, to get his or her take on our field. This month we talk to Katherine Latterner of Fillmore Arts Center. What is your current position? Katherine: I am currently Principal of the Fillmore Arts Center, a District of Columbia Public School.  Fillmore provides the arts education to… Continue reading Interview with Katherine Latterner