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Sunday, July 23 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Beyond the Stage: Careers in Educational Theatre

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Join members of the Educational Theatre Association for an engaging panel of industry professionals in the field of Educational Theatre to discuss the robust and rich opportunities teaching theatre can provide. Hear from veteran classroom teachers, teaching artists, education outreach directors moderated by EDTA's Executive Director the panel will provide attendees concreate tips on how to get your start in the wonderful field of Theatre Education.

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Courtney Boddie

Courtney J. Boddie is an executive leader, consultant, creative artist, facilitator, professor, advisor and mentor. A 2021 Crain's New York 'Notable Black Leader and Executive,' and recipient of the 2019 TYA/USA: TYA Community Impact Award. As the VP, Education & School Engagement... Read More →
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Krista Carson Elhai

Krista Carson Elhai Krista taught theatre for 38 years, at both Hemet and Claremont High Schools, where she directed over 300 productions in a department of over 500 students with 13 sections of theatre, including a vibrant IB Theatre program. Her productions have performed mainstage... Read More →
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Lisanne Shaffer-Dickerson

Lisanne Shaffer-Dickerson is an Assistant Professor of Theater Education/Theater for Young Audiences. Prior to her appointment at ECU, she served for nine years as a theater teacher and Director of Musical Theater at Brooklyn High School of the Arts, an esteemed performing arts school... Read More →
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Richard Frazier

Richard Frazier is the current Vice President of the Educational Theatre Association. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Theatre Education from Columbus State University. He serves as the Executive Artistic Director of Theatre Macon in Macon, GA, where he established the theatre’s... Read More →
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Jennifer Katona

Dr. Jennifer Katona is the current Executive Director of the Educational Theatre Association and President of the Educational Theatre Foundation where she works to serve theatre educators across the United States and Canada with comprehensive resources to build, support and sustain... Read More →

Sunday July 23, 2023 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
Winter Garden/Palace