Teaching Drama Online / Remotely
A Growing List of FREE Tools & Resources for Distance Learning
As schools and theatre programs deal with closures due to COVID-19, we thought it would be useful to begin compiling a list of online resources to help keep your drama programs running. This list has been curated by the Beat by Beat Team and posted here with permission from the creators. If you know of any resources not listed here, or have any ideas or lesson plans to contribute, please leave them in the comments below. Thank you!
REMOTE DRAMA ACTIVITIES
Virtual Cabaret (coming soon!)
THEATRE VIDEO CONTENT
Digital Theatre Plus
Watch full plays and musicals, masterclasses, lesson toolkits…FREE till March 29th.
Username: dtremote; Password: dtremote
American Theatre Wing (YouTube Channel)
Performances and interviews featuring Broadway’s top talent.
World’s best storytellers reading children’s stories aloud.
On the Boards
Contemporary performance films free through April.
GENERAL ONLINE TEACHING TIPS/ARTICLES
GENERAL ONLINE TEACHING RESOURCES
Scholastic Learn at Home
Free daily activities categorized by grade level.
VIDEO CONFERENCING TOOLS
Premium features available to all G Suite customers through July 1, 2020
Free Video Conferencing tools for K-12 teachers.
Let’s Make a Musical
Beat by Beat’s 27-episode podcast that documents the creation of Press Start!
Exploration of the groundbreaking show.
Interviews with actors and other theater professionals about their Broadway and off-Broadway endeavors.
American Theatre Wing – Downstage Center
Although no longer updated, contains an incredible archive of high-quality interviews with theatre creators.
The Producer’s Perspective Podcast
Interviews with onstage and behind the scenes Broadway talent by Ken Davenport.
TECHNICAL THEATRE RESOURCES
Intro to Set Design (YouTube 50 Minutes)
Covers the basics of stage spaces, the set design process, elements and principles of design, with an activity at the end.