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Wednesday, March 7

9:00am CST

13th Annual Teachers Institute: A Day of Creative Renewal
Registration Cost: $85 | Includes Lunch | www.setc.org/teachers-institute 

Check-in and hospitality begins at 8:30am.

The SETC Teachers Institute is an all-day seminar designed for middle and high school teachers who use or integrate theatre techniques into their classroom, directors of theatre arts programs, teaching artists, and students studying to be theatre educators.

A DAY OF CREATIVE RENEWAL Embracing Your Creative Being: Suzan Zeder will start the day sharing insights about her own plays and writing processes. That discussion will give way to a general conversation about creativity, which will ultimately focus on the need for teachers to nourish their own creative selves.
Melding Body and Mind: The day-long session will move back and forth between talking, moving, drawing, visualizing, writing and more.
  • Jim Hancock will draw upon movement disciplines such as The Form, Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais,  Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Tensegrity.
  • Suzan Zeder will follow up with writing activities of clustering, analog drawing, metaphor, paradox and structural story building.
  • All activities will be participational in nature, but everyone should feel welcome to enter each experience at their own comfort level.
Transcending Subject Matter: The work is equally applicable to teachers of acting, movement, design, and — of course — writing. The exercises and activities truly transcend subject matter, as the real focus will be on the teacher as a creative being. “This will be an Institute FOR them, not merely for their students,” says Zeder.

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Elaine Malone

SETC Secondary School Division Chair
Elaine Malone spent 36 years teaching theatre at The Galloway School in Atlanta, GA and at Durham Academy in Durham, NC. In 2005, Elaine received a Disney Teacher Award for Creativity in Teaching. She was a writer/reviewer for the textbook Basic Drama Projects. Elaine was on the Boards... Read More →

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Jim Hancock

Jim Hancock is a founding faculty member of the Professional Actor Training Program at Southern Methodist University and a nationally known movement specialist and teacher of movement for actors. Hancock and Suzan Zeder are co-authors of Spaces of Creation: The Creative Process of... Read More →
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Suzan Zeder

Friday Keynote / SETC Theatre for Youth Festival Respondent / Masterclass Presenter
Suzan Zeder is recognized internationally as one of the nation’s leading playwrights for family audiences. Her plays have been performed in all 50 states and many foreign countries. Her recent plays include a new musical version of Wiley and the Hairy Man,When She Had Wings about... Read More →

Wednesday March 7, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm CST
Riverview - Jubilee Suite
Thursday, March 8

10:30am CST

Conquering Theatrical Style!
Free to Convention Attendees | www.setc.org/conquering-theatrical-style
What factors make you “the most powerful actor on the stage?” What are “the two most fundamental responsibilities of the actor?” Why do actors love eye contact “more than people do?” Is it possible to increase your accessibility by 75%? And what is the “three second rule?” In short: How can you improve your “presence?”
Through a series of live, hands-on exercises, Tim Mooney (drawing from his popular book, Acting at the Speed of Life, Conquering Theatrical Style) explores the fundamental nature of language and bridges the gap between the classics and our modern sense of realism, demonstrating the distinction between “realism” and “believability,” while finding the modern connection to theatrical conventions that bring them alive.  Exercises from The MisanthropeHamletTartuffe and The Bourgeois Gentleman help knock down the “wall of words” that stand between ourselves and classical drama. “Your asides will never be the same!”

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Tim Mooney

owner / artistic director, Timothy Mooney Repertory Theatre
Over seventeen years of touring, one-man plays such as Molière than Thou, Lot o’ Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Histories, Breakneck Hamlet and Breakneck Julius Caesar, Tim Mooney has won a whole new generation of students over to classical theatre! Tim’s new rhyming versions of... Read More →

Thursday March 8, 2018 10:30am - 1:00pm CST
Mobile Convention Center - 201 B

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