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Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Jill Dolan on Theatre Education
Jill Dolan has posted her manifesto about theatre education, "Unhappy Thespians: A Manifesto on Training Theatre Students," which she delivered at the recent Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) conference a few weeks ago. It ought to be read by every theatre department faculty member, especially those who feel they need to be "training" students for the so-called "profession." Things have got to change, both in the theatre world and in the universities that feed it. As Dolan implies, there is something very, very sick about what we do to young artists.