CHAPTER 22 Directing in an Educational Environment


And I’ve said this a million times, but it bears repeating: high school’s the ONE CHANCE YOU GET, as an actor, to play any role you want, before the world tells you what “type” you are. The audience is going to suspend disbelief: they’re there to see their kids, whom they already love, in a play. Honor that sacred time as educators, and use it [to] change their lives. You’ll be glad you did.1

Lin-Manuel Miranda Creator of Hamilton


The word director derives its origin from didaskalos, the Greek word for teacher. There is and always has been a relationship between teaching and directing. In a noneducational environment, the director is the creative artist who develops ...

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