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Nov. 24, 2021

4.15 A Conversation with Matt Ludlam

This week Jimmy talks with Texas theatre teacher Matt Ludlam. He talks about his work with Pre-K through elementary students, his own podcast, and his theatre teacher classroom store!

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Nov. 17, 2021

4.14 A Conversation with Collin Andrulonis

This week Jimmy talks with University of Central Oklahoma professor of theatre education Collin Andrulonis. He talks about the impact of his English teacher, Mr. Houston, building a thriving program, and the importance of the work we do as theatre …

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Nov. 10, 2021

4.13 A Conversation with Teri Ang

This week Jimmy talks with middle school teacher Teri Ang. She talks about having a successful long career as a theatre teacher, working with refugee students, and the benefits of creating professional support groups for theatre educators.

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Nov. 3, 2021

4.12 A Conversation with Amy Acchione Myers

This week Jimmy talks with New Jersey theatre teacher Amy Acchoine Myers. She talks about her work in the professional theatre, her unique magnet school she work at, and her great 3-week intensive at The Globe Theatre.

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Oct. 27, 2021

4.11 A Conversation with Frani Rollins

This week Jimmy talks with Frani Rollins of Mercer University in Georgia! She talks about her involvement in USITT, her athletic background, and tips and tricks for non-technical theatre people!

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Oct. 20, 2021

4.10 A Conversation with Tim Evanicki

This week Jimmy talks with Tim Evanicki of The College Audition! He talks about his coaching services, how it helps students/parents/teachers, and what he wishes teachers knew to better help prepare their students for college auditions!

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Oct. 13, 2021

4.09 A Conversation with Lena Paulauskas

This week Jimmy talks with Texas elementary theatre teacher Lena Paulauskas! She shares about her time growing up in Hawaii, setting boundaries, and what to do when you have a bad day at school.

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Oct. 6, 2021

4.08 A Conversation with Shannon Boatwright

This week Jimmy talks with South Carolina middle school teacher Shannon Boatwright! She talks about her experience in professional theatre, film, and television, arts integration, and being in the right place at the right time.

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Sept. 29, 2021

4.07 A Conversation with Jason Lasky

This week Jimmy talks with Jason Lasky based in Dilijan, Armenia. He talks about his work in theatre all around the world, the experiential classroom, and the importance of collaboration.

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Sept. 22, 2021

4.06 A Conversation with Jason Engleman

This week Jimmy talks with creator and CEO of StageAgent, "a one-stop shop to explore plays, study theatre history and practice, find teaching materials, and learn about theatre industry." He talks about digital curriculums, the importance of the teacher in …

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Sept. 15, 2021

4.05 A Conversation with Marla Britton-Johnson

This week Jimmy talks with Waldorf University professor Dr. Marla Britton-Johnson. She talks about the benefit of theatre in other areas and careers, being a jack of all trades, and the balance of being a mom and a full time …

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Sept. 8, 2021

4.04 A Conversation with Danielle Bazinet

This week Jimmy celebrates his 100th interview as he talks with Massachusetts dance and theatre teacher Danielle Bazinet. She talks about her "can do" attitude, musical theatre at the elementary and middle school levels, and how dance and theatre play …

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Sept. 1, 2021

4.03 A Conversation with Josh Vest

This week Jimmy talks with middle school theatre teacher Josh Vest in Manassas, VA! He talks about his passion for teaching, mental health, and his own teacher podcast The Somewhat Happy Hour!

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Aug. 25, 2021

4.02 A Conversation with T.J. Mannix

This week Jimmy talks with New York film and musical theatre educator T.J. Mannix. He talks about pivoting during the pandemic, working with international students, and how teachers can help prepare their students for college programs.

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Aug. 18, 2021

4.01 A Conversation with Marc Weaver

This week Jimmy kicks off Season 4 of THED Talks Podcast with Texas elementary theatre teacher Marc Weaver. They discuss first year teaching during a pandemic, mental health, and theatre for social change with elementary voices.

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May 26, 2021

3.37 A Conversation with Kamilah Bush

This week Jimmy wraps up Season three of THED Talks as he talks with Portland Center Stage Literary Manager Kamilah Bush. She talks about her work in theatre education, dramaturgy, and her award winning new play Nick & the Prizefighter …

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May 19, 2021

3.36 A Conversation with Maria Beilke

This week Jimmy talks with junior theatre education major Maria Beilke. She talks about her experiences at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, imposter syndrome and burnout, and her passion for educational theatre.

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May 12, 2021

3.35 A Conversation with David Morrison

This week Jimmy talks with Illinois theatre teacher David Morrison. He talks about his work in professional theatre including the Moscow Art Theatre, imposter syndrome, and building a theatre program.

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May 5, 2021

3.34 A Conversation with Matt Erickson

This week Jimmy talks with Arizona theatre teacher Matt Erickson. He talks about working with individuals with special needs, adaptive theatre, and his passion for creating a space for kids to play and create without fear of failure!

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April 28, 2021

3.33 A Conversation with Michele Traina

This week Jimmy talks with New Jersey based teaching artist Michele Traina. She talks about her professional work in TYA and her time in the classroom, her exceptional learner oriented theatre company Prop Box Players, and her work in stand …

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April 21, 2021

3.32 A Conversation with Chris Heckman

This week Jimmy talks with Illinois theatre teacher Chris Heckman! She talks about her years of professional work as an actor and a higher ed teacher and her transition to secondary theatre, technology in the theatre classroom, and theatre for …

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April 14, 2021

3.31 A Conversation with Jake Noble

This week Jimmy talks with Junior Theatre Education major Jake Noble. Jake attends Ball State University. In this episode we talk about the impact of a theatre teacher, creating a space for all students, and learning to teach theatre and …

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April 7, 2021

3.30 A Conversation with Michael Berquist

This week Jimmy talks with Colorado theatre teacher, Michael Berquist. he talks about splitting time between Middle and High School, being a second year teacher in the middle of a pandemic, and working with diverse learners and the importance of …

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March 31, 2021

3.29 A Conversation with Britnee Kenyon

This week Jimmy talks with Illinois theatre teacher Britnee Kenyon! In this episode she talks about her work with her students using Verbatim theatre, how her work in arts management has helped her, and the need for relationships outside our …

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