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100 Cold Waiting Rooms
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100 Cold Waiting Rooms

Leah Shaeffer is Gulfshore Playhouse’s Director of Education. She will be blogging every Thursday throughout the 2014-2015 season. Yesterday, I arrived at the Collier County Government Complex just before 8 AM, hunting through the maze of buildings until I found the Facilities Management sign.  I entered the concrete compound to begin a familiar routine: Getting my...

From Shyness to Superhero in 7 Seconds
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From Shyness to Superhero in 7 Seconds

Leah Shaeffer is Gulfshore Playhouse’s Director of Education. She will be blogging every Thursday throughout the 2014-2015 season. Just a few days ago, I began teaching our pre-kindergarten theatre class. Ever since our pre-K class was announced, I’ve been fielding the same question over and over again: “But why—and how—do you teach theatre classes to...

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A Testing Ground for Humanity

Leah Shaeffer is Gulfshore Playhouse’s Director of Education. She will be blogging every Thursday throughout the 2014-2015 season.  By now, I’m sure you’ve all heard that the New Works Festival is over.  The artists have come and (mostly) gone, hearts and minds were touched, and amazing art was made.  But never fear, ladies and gentlemen,...

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STAR Isn’t Just a Catchy Title

Leah Shaeffer is Gulfshore Playhouse’s Director of Education. Leah is spearheading all of The Playhouse’s educational opportunities, including our STAR and ThinkTheatre programs.  Hello, friends!  Since I’m new to Gulfshore Playhouse this season and very new to this blog, I’d like to introduce myself to all of you. My name is Leah Shaeffer, and I...