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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 Jimmy and reflect on the first season. Reflective practice is essential to good teaching, good theatre, and good podcasting! This …

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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 licensed counselor, and a specialist in children's grief counseling. They discuss the importance of representation in the work we …

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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 being an out queer teacher and out gender non-binary student. They discuss original works that deal with LGBTQIA topics with middle …

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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 teachers, professional organizations, and representation in the work they do with their students. This is part 1 of a 3-part …

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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, a high school teacher, a consultant for Drama Teacher Academy at Theatrefolk, an actor, a director, a playwright, and …

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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 his stories, experiences, and words of hope for theatre educators and the profession as a whole!

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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 middle schoolers, student travel, parent booster clubs, and much more!

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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 playwright and teacher uses devised theatre to create cutting edge and relevant work with his middle and high school students at …

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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 at Luther Burbank Center of the Arts in California. These teachers bring us stories and experiences about special needs, exploratory …

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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 on campus, self-care, and diversity in the classroom.

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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, working with community organizations, musical theatre, and a unique experience she and her students participate in with Lincoln Center.

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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 theatre and lots of valuable resources for assessment, Shakespeare, and working smarter instead of harder!

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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 (www.RAArts4all.com). In this episode she talks about her classroom experience, self-care, working with administration, and playwriting and …

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April 10, 2019

1.3 A Conversation with Barbara Mager

This week Jimmy talks to his mentor, cooperating teacher, and friend Barbara Mager about her long career teaching theatre, favorite stories and experiences, and advice to new and experienced teachers for a long and fulfilling career in theatre education.

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April 3, 2019

1.2 A Conversation with Sasha Weinsz

In this episode, Jimmy speaks to his former colleague and friend about her experiences and lessons learned while teaching theatre. She also shares a resource she finds very useful called Theatre Teacher Lesson Lending!

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March 21, 2019

1.1 Trailer

Welcome to THED Talks! Meet your host, Jimmy Chrismon and find out what the THED Talks Podcast is all about. Discover how to find us on social media and how to contact us for show ideas, resources, and if you …

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