During her thirty-seven years as a drama teacher,Margaret F. Johnson produced much more than great shows she inspired many of her students to become theatre professionals. A few of her “kids” are now nationally-known Broadway actors, film stars, and backstage technicians. Among them are Kathleen McNenny, a Broadway actress who was recently seen, with her husband Boyd Gaines, inOur Town; Scott Michael Campbell, a television and film actor featured in the motion pictureBrokeback Mountain; Tom Valach, a freelance designer in the Palm Springs area; and John Shaffner, an Emmy Award-winning designer for many television productions and past president of the The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. When Margaret retired, the high school auditorium where she taught was renamed in her honor. She continues to teach acting at the Osher Life Long Learning Institute at the University of Montana, and when her time permits, she accepts acting roles at the Missoula Community Theatre where she works with former students. She served as the Montana State Thespian Director from 1972 to 1992 and established the yearly state convention in partnership with the University of Montana. She has directed over 190 productions, from children's theatre to full-blown musical shows likeThe Music Manwith a cast of three hundred. Her students performed on the main stage at two International Thespian Conferences. Margaret graduated from Macalester College with a B.A. in Theatre and Speech and earned an M.A. in Direction from the University of Montana. When she isn't acting or teaching, she enjoys living in her restored Victorian home in Missoula, MT with her husband of fifty years and their “children,” Sissi, a Hungarian Puli, and Daphne, a 14 pound domestic shorthair cat.
The Drama Teacher's Survival Guide 2: A complete toolkit for theatre Artsby Margaret F. Johnson
Drama teachers everywhere enjoyed Ms. Johnson's first survival kit so much that she wrote another one! While the first book focuses on everything about a complete stage production, this one covers every aspect of classroom theatre arts. Students will learn group activities, improvisation, technical theatre, choral reading, mime, stage fighting and more. The book… See more details below
Drama teachers everywhere enjoyed Ms. Johnson's first survival kit so much that she wrote another one! While the first book focuses on everything about a complete stage production, this one covers every aspect of classroom theatre arts. Students will learn group activities, improvisation, technical theatre, choral reading, mime, stage fighting and more. The book includes a step-by-step 10-day assignment using monologues for character development and a unit that teaches students how to write their own show. Examples, illustrations and photos all help ensure that the reader understands how to use these proven ideas. Reproducible forms, tests, handouts and a list of additional resources also add value to this survival kit.Both beginning and seasoned drama directors will find this book to be an invaluable aid. As with the original book, it will banish your stress and guarantee your success!
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