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Educating a new generation of theatergoers

April 11th, 2013 donnahoke

I write a regular theater column for Buffalo Spree magazine. In my latest, I talk to professors about their efforts to to bring theater into the classroom and to bring students out to the theater. Last month, I visited students at D’Youville College to discuss my play, SEEDS, which had recently opened at Road Less Traveled Productions. They had already read the play and prepared questions for me. In two classes, we had lively discussions about the characters, themes, writing, etc. That Thursday, they came to see the play and participated in a talkback afterward. Then, they went back to their classes and wrote reviews, so that they were forced to think critically about what they’d seen and how seeing it live changed what they read on the page. Many of these students had never been to a live play before.

This is the related article that appears in Buffalo Spree this month:

Keeping theater alive

Is it ever going to stop raining?


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