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June 17, 2020

2.43 A Conversation with Rob Warren

This week Jimmy wraps up Season 2 with Rob Warren. He is a theatre teacher at the Atlanta International School.  He shares about …

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June 3, 2020

2.42 A Conversation with Nicole Johnson

This week Jimmy talks with Texas middle school theatre teacher Nicole Johnson. She shares about her work in the Army and journali…

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May 27, 2020

2.41 A Conversation with Aron Smart

This week Jimmy talks with friend and colleague Aron Smart.  She is a middle school teacher with experience in elementary and uni…

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May 8, 2020

2.40 Book Talks 4 and 5 with Gwen, Bailey, and LeeAnn

This week Jimmy continues the conversations with his junior theatre education majors.  Gwen who read the book Temporary Stages II…

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May 6, 2020

2.39 Book Talks 3 with Jack and Marc

This week Jimmy continues the conversations with his junior theatre education majors.  Jack and Marc read the book Wings to Fly b…

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April 29, 2020

2.38 Book Talks 2 Conversation with Sarah and Abby

This week Jimmy continues the conversations with his junior theatre education majors.  Sarah and Abby read the book Theatre & Edu…

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April 24, 2020

2.37 Virtual PLC 6

This Virtual PLC brings together theatre teachers Nicki Gavin and Melissa Wolf from Illinois and Kathi Nixon from North Carolina …

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April 22, 2020

2.36 Book Talks Conversation with Clay and Cody

This week Jimmy talks to his junior theatre education majors.  Clay and Cody read the book Free Play: Improvisation in Life and A…

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April 17, 2020

2.35 Virtual PLC 5

This Virtual PLC brings together theatre teachers Hali Christopher from South Carolina, Christa Vogt from Virginia, and Dana Dell…

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April 15, 2020

2.34 A Conversation with Chad Tallon

This week Jimmy talks to Illinois elementary and middle school theatre teacher Chad Tallon.  He speaks about his professional exp…

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April 10, 2020

2.33 Virtual PLC 4

The 4th Virtual PLC brings together theatre teachers Titus Quinn and Corrine Tyo from South Carolina and Steven Barker from Maryl…

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April 8, 2020

2.32 A Conversation with KoKo Thornton

This week Jimmy talks to Raliegh, NC theatre teacher KoKo Thornton. She talks about her special collaboration with Frank Wildhorn…

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April 3, 2020

2.31 Virtual PLC 3

In this episode, Jimmy gets 2 of his former colleagues, Megan Link and Stephanie Daniels from South Carolina, together to discuss…

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April 1, 2020

2.30 A Conversation with Jonathon Long

This week Jimmy talks to his former student (high school and college) Jonathon Long, theatre teacher at Palmetto High School in S…

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March 27, 2020

2.29 Virtual PLC 2

In this episode theatre teachers Jerry Seeger (FL), Grace Stanton (CA), and Christie Blewett (MD) come together to discuss creati…

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March 25, 2020

2.28 A Conversation with Meredith Daniel

This week Jimmy talks to Tennessee middle school theatre teacher Meredith Daniel. She speaks about her love of middle school kids…

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March 20, 2020

2.27 Virtual PLC- Middle School Theatre Teachers

In this episode Jimmy gets 4 past guests together to have a virtual PLC for middle school theatre!  Season 1 guest Marissa Brady …

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March 18, 2020

2.26 A Conversation with Dana Dellamonica

This week Jimmy speaks with Las Vegas, NV theatre teacher Dana DellaMonica.  She talks about her experience in the professional w…

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March 11, 2020

2.25 A Conversation with Sarah Derrer

This week Jimmy talks to Bluffton, SC theatre teacher Sarah Derrer.  Sarah was Jimmy's last student teacher he hosted.  Sarah spe…

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March 4, 2020

2.24 A Conversation with Jerry Seeger

This week Jimmy talks with Florida theatre teacher, Jerry Seeger.  He passionately talks about his work with his students, his on…

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Feb. 26, 2020

2.23 A Conversation with George Younts

This week Jimmy talks with friend and former colleague George Younts.  He teaches at Charleston County School of the Arts in Char…

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Feb. 19, 2020

2.22 A Conversation with Ian Doescher

This week Jimmy talks to best selling author Ian Doescher.  He is the mastermind behind the William Shakespeare Star Wars series,…

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Feb. 12, 2020

2.21 A Conversation with Michael Meyer

This week Jimmy welcomes Michael Meyer to the podcast.  He is the Director of Education at the Academy of Makeup Arts in Nashvill…

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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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