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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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June 12, 2019

1.12 A Conversation with Matt Webster

This week Jimmy talks with his mentor Matt Webster.  Matt has been a touring artist for children, a theatre education professor, …

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June 5, 2019

1.11 A Conversation with Corey Mitchell

In this episode Jimmy talks to the inaugural Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre Education winner Corey Mitchell.  Corey shares …

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May 29, 2019

1.10 A Conversation with Marisa Brady

This week Jimmy talks with Marisa Brady, a middle school theatre teacher in Chandler, Arizona.  She talks about her love for midd…

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May 22, 2019

1.9 A Conversation with Briandaniel Oglesby

This week Jimmy talks with progressive alt-ed teacher from Texas, Briandaniel Oglesby.  Listen in to hear about how this playwrig…

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May 15, 2019

1.8 A Conversation with Cyndi Bringer and Ashleigh Worley

This week Jimmy speaks to Cyndi Bringer, a middle school theatre teacher in Illinois AND Ashleigh Worley, Director of Education a…

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May 8, 2019

1.7 A Conversation with Jack Colombo

This week Jimmy talks with one of his theatre education students about his experiences so far as a transfer student, involvement …

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May 1, 2019

1.6 A Conversation with Ruthie Tutterow

This week Jimmy talks to North Carolina theatre teacher Ruthie Tutterow.  She discusses her work in K12 and university teaching, …

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April 24, 2019

1.5 A Conversation with Lea Marshall

This week Jimmy talks with high school director Lea Marshall in Tallahassee, FL.  She shares her unique journey to teaching theat…

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April 17, 2019

1.4 A Conversation with Heidi Breeden

This week Jimmy talks to Heidi Breeden.  She works with her sister, Robin, at a non-profit in Cornelius, NC called Arts for All (…

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