World Theatre Day: A Global Drama Classroom Project

March 27th was World Theatre Day. I only discovered that there was a World Theatre Day in January. I was randomly surfing the net and I came across it. I don’t really remember what exactly I was searching to find it.

I decided that I wanted to do something to celebrate it with my classes. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do but I knew that I wanted to video something. The kids talking about Drama or some such thing. I was stuck for ideas and randomly tweeted “World Theatre Day. March 27th. Anyone want to collaborate?” I pinged a few people: @MoAsh245 @lsmdrama @edtech4theatre. Nick (@edtech4theatre) had the idea of getting our kids to record the famous monologue “All the World’s a Stage” from Shakespeare’s As You Like It. People were keen on the idea and we got our kids together and recorded it. Nick has done a great job editing it and putting it together.

My kids were so excited to be involved. They feel famous and so excited to have virtually connected with students from around the world. They learnt their section of the monologue in a matter of minutes and were able to record it really quickly with very few hiccups. I’m really proud of how it turned out and it’s been so great to finally collaborate on a project with some of my PLN colleagues. I’d been wanting to do this for awhile. Check out our kids in action below and here’s to our next project!



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