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Feb. 5, 2020

2.20 A Conversation with Bradlee W. Skinner

This week Jimmy talks with Wyoming theatre teacher Bradlee W. Skinner.  He is a multiple teacher of the year winner for his distr…

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Jan. 29, 2020

2.19 A Conversation with Ritchie Jackson

This week Jimmy talks with Niceville, High School theatre teacher Ritchie Jackson.  In this episode he shares about his past life…

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Jan. 22, 2020

2.18 A Conversation with Jeffrey Ott

This week Jimmy talks with York Jr. High theatre teacher, Jeffrey Ott.  Jeff shares his perspective on teaching theatre coming fr…

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Jan. 15, 2020

2.17 A Conversation with Joan Schubin

This week Jimmy talks with triple threat middle school teacher Joan Schubin.  In this episode she speaks about her journey to mid…

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Jan. 8, 2020

2.16 A Conversation with Titus Quinn

This week Jimmy rings in the new year with middle school theatre teacher Titus Quinn.  Titus speaks about his experiences as a ne…

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Dec. 18, 2019

2.15 A Conversation with Wes Skym

This week Jimmy talks to Illinois State University super senior, Wes Skym.  Wes is a theatre teacher education major embarking on…

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Dec. 11, 2019

2.14 A Conversation with Rachel Harry

This week Jimmy speaks with the 2017 Excellence in Theatre Education Tony Award winner Rachel Harry!  She shares some of her favo…

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Dec. 4, 2019

2.13 A Conversation with Krista Carson-Elhai

This week Jimmy speaks with Krista Carson Elhai.  She talks about her involvement with the International Thespian Honor Society, …

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Nov. 26, 2019

2.12 A Conversation with Gai Jones

This week Jimmy talks to educational theatre veteran, Gai Jones!  She speaks about her long and wonderful career in theatre educa…

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Nov. 20, 2019

2.11 A Conversation with Christa Vogt

This week Jimmy talks with Drama Teacher Academy contributor Christa Vogt.  She talks about her career, how she got started with …

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Nov. 13, 2019

2.10 A Conversation with Lindsay Price

This week Jimmy talks with playwright, educator, workshop leader, resident playwright of Theatrefolk, and co-founder of The Drama…

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Oct. 29, 2019

2.09 A Conversation with Madeline Michel

This week Jimmy talks with Monticello High School in Charlottesville, VA drama teacher and the 2019 Excellence in Theatre Educati…

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Oct. 16, 2019

2.08 A Conversation with Julian Lazarus

This week Jimmy talks with middle school teacher Julian Lazarus in Montgomery County Maryland!  He has taught for 18 years at var…

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Oct. 10, 2019

2.07 A Conversation with Brian Smallwood

This week Jimmy talks to James Madison University tech director Brian Smallwood.  he shares lots of tips and tricks for tech thea…

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Oct. 2, 2019

2.06 A Conversation with Dana Taylor

This week Jimmy talks to theatre educator Dana Taylor.  Dana brings 30 years of experience teaching high school technical theatre…

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Sept. 25, 2019

2.05 A Conversation with Mel Edwards

This week Jimmy talks to Texas technical theatre teacher Mel Edwards!  She discusses her journey to teaching theatre, engaging le…

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Sept. 18, 2019

2.04 A Conversation with Kevin Holly

This week Jimmy continues the technical theatre unit as he speaks to technical theatre teacher Kevin Holly from Libertyville, Ill…

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Sept. 10, 2019

2.03 A Conversation with Blake Minor

This week Jimmy talks to Texas theatre teacher, Blake Minor about his journey to teaching theatre, technical theatre, and his own…

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Sept. 4, 2019

2.02 A Conversation with Sam Rosenfeld, Shannon Doering, Dan Esquivel…

This week Jimmy chats with four of his former students who have completed their first year of teaching. They share their successe…

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Aug. 27, 2019

2.01 A Conversation with Marilyn McCormick

Welcome back to Season 2 of THED Talks!  In this first episode of the season Jimmy talks with the 2016 Excellence in Theatre Educ…

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July 3, 2019

1.16 Season Finale-Reflection with Miriam Kuykendall and Jimmy Chrism…

This week the script is flipped!  Educator, colleague, and personal friend Miriam Kuykendall takes over the podcast to talk to Ji…

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June 26, 2019

1.15 PRIDE Part 3- A Conversation with Dr. Adam Carter

This week Jimmy talks with his husband Dr. Adam Carter.  He is a professor of counseling at Northern Illinois University, a licen…

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June 23, 2019

1.14 PRIDE Part 2- A Conversation with Briandaniel Oglesby and Alex F…

This week Jimmy talks with teacher and playwright Briandaniel Oglesby and BFA Acting major Alex Faulkner about their experiences …

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June 19, 2019

1.13 PRIDE Part 1- A Conversation with Harry Culpepper and Annaliisa …

This week Jimmy chats with out queer theatre teachers Harry Culpepper and Annaliisa Ahlman about their experiences as out queer t…

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