132 episodes

THED Talks is a podcast for theatre teachers and theatre education students. Dr. Jimmy Chrismon, Theatre Education professor at Illinois State University, brings you stories and interviews from experienced K-12 theatre teachers, current theatre education majors, and professors of theatre education that will warm your heart, renew your faith in teaching, and provide resources to better your practice in your theatre classroom. Pour the coffee, relax, and join us for heart-warming conversations and practical advice from practitioners making a difference in students' lives each and every day!

THED Talks Jimmy Chrismon

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    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

THED Talks is a podcast for theatre teachers and theatre education students. Dr. Jimmy Chrismon, Theatre Education professor at Illinois State University, brings you stories and interviews from experienced K-12 theatre teachers, current theatre education majors, and professors of theatre education that will warm your heart, renew your faith in teaching, and provide resources to better your practice in your theatre classroom. Pour the coffee, relax, and join us for heart-warming conversations and practical advice from practitioners making a difference in students' lives each and every day!

    4.36 A Conversation with Dr. Adam Carter

    4.36 A Conversation with Dr. Adam Carter

    This week Jimmy talks with his husband Dr. Adam Carter, Clinical Director for the National Alliance for Children's Grief. He talks about the collective trauma and exhaustion we are all experiencing, burnout and compassion fatigue, and self-care practices for better overall wellness for theatre teachers.

    • 57 min
    4.35 A Conversation with Michael Avila

    4.35 A Conversation with Michael Avila

    This week Jimmy talks with Texas theatre education professor Michael Avila. He talks about his time as an arts administrator, his theatre education program at The University of Texas at Austin, and culturally responsive teaching.

    • 1 hr
    4.34 A Conversation with Maria Beilke and Jake Noble

    4.34 A Conversation with Maria Beilke and Jake Noble

    This week Jimmy talks with two Season 3 alumni checking in on their student teaching experience this spring. Maria Beilke from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and Jake Noble from Ball State University talk about what they have learned this semester, authenticity and representation, and what is next for them!

    • 58 min
    4.33 A Conversation with Emily Hageman

    4.33 A Conversation with Emily Hageman

    This week Jimmy talks with Iowa theatre teacher and playwright Emily Hageman. She talks about creating new work with and for her students, the pros and cons of competition, and body-positive casting.  https://www.yourstagepartners.com/collections/vendors?q=Emily%20Hageman

    • 50 min
    4.32 A Conversation with Jackie Vetter

    4.32 A Conversation with Jackie Vetter

    This week Jimmy talks with Montana teaching artist Jackie Vetter. She talks about her work in psychology and its influence on her theatre work, theatre camps, and new play development with Orphan Girl Children's Theatre.  https://www.orphangirl.org/

    • 56 min
    4.31 A Conversation with Kyle Holmes

    4.31 A Conversation with Kyle Holmes

    This week Jimmy talks with Ranked: The Musical creator Kyle Holmes. He talks about the creation of the hit musical, starting a publishing company, and his desire to provide theatre that matters to young people.  https://www.uproartheatrics.com/  https://rankedmusical.com/

    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Emmamme ,

Thought provoking and joy filled

This podcast never fails to make me smile and consider new ways of approaching my work. Dr. Chrismon and his guests help the world of theatre education feel smaller and more connected. I listen to new episodes on mornings when I need wisdom and laughter in my commute!

KiKee Di ,

Thank you!

There are very few inspirational educational podcasts for drama teachers, to be honest this has been only one I found. Sound quality is good, and the pacing is excellent. The interviews are interesting, and give me solid ideas for my middle school and high school classes. Even when a friend is being a guest, the discussion usually is professional and on track.

TheatreTitus ,

Inspiring and Useful

I’ve never really been a podcast listener until recently. I have really been inspired by all of the podcast so for. I have listened and even responded to the podcast. Yes, I know they can’t hear me but the reaction from first year teacher me has related to so many of the topics touched through these podcast. This is amazing avenue for all teachers to connect, to relate and to be inspired to revamp, to renew, and to rework their teaching.

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