This website was created as a project for Raina Ames' Teacher Planning for Theatre class in the Fall of 2013, and revised by the class in the Fall of 2016. It is not intended to represent the University of New Hampshire or the Theatre and Dance Department in any way and is only intended to be a resource for current or aspiring teachers to use in planning for their classes or after school programs. Please visit the following links for more information on the University or the department.
This University of New Hampshire Theatre Education Project strives to provide a comprehensive Theatre Education resource to any student or teacher seeking to improve their knowledge of the performing arts. By providing access to lesson plans, activities, and links to other resources, we hope to make theatre education accessible to all.
What Is DramaHub?
We encourage teachers to recommend our theatre education program to students who hope to teach, and we invite those students looking for a Theatre Education program to come visit! The University of New Hampshire’s Theatre and Dance Department offers an extensive theatre education opportunity, either in Youth Drama or Secondary Theatre Education.
Students may take a traditional path and pursue either Elementary Education certification or K-12 Theatre Arts certification. Students who have completed this program have gone on to teaching positions, but if students are drawn to teaching but do not see themselves in a traditional classroom, UNH’s
Theatre Education courses prepare students to take on teaching artist positions either as independent contractors or as part of the education wing of professional theatres. Some alumni have started their own companies or work at such theatres as Long Wharf Theatre in CT or TADA! Youth Theater in NY.
There are seven courses available which directly address aspects of teaching theatre; students do not just get a general theatre degree and then take separate courses in Education.
For Youth Drama, we have both Introduction to Puppetry and Advanced Puppetry along with Creative Drama and Storytelling. For Secondary Theatre Education, we have Methods of Teaching Theatre. Both emphases take Arts Integration, Teacher Planning for Theatre and Community-Oriented Drama Programs.
We strive to offer practical teaching opportunities for every theatre class so that by the time students graduate, they have wide-ranging experience with lesson plan writing, teaching in the classroom, course and unit development abilities and experience with teacher resume writing and interview practice. Contact Raina.Ames@unh.edu if you have more questions about theatre education at UNH.
UNH Theatre Education
Welcome to DramaHub.org! Finally a place where both teachers and students can get resources ranging from improv games to resume help! Drama Hub is a the final collective brain child of the Teacher Planning for Theatre class at the University of New Hampshire. We have complied a number of resources to aid in your search for meaningful theatre education materials. Our headings include a tab for activities where you will find a collection of theatre-based lesson plans and games that will help in any classroom.