In this series of articles, Joe Bissex discusses strategies for employing drama in a classroom or other educational setting. The first article provides the ideological basis for drama as a teaching tool, while subsequent articles are practical guides to specific strategies.
About Joe Bissex:
Joe lives in Rockville with his dear family, a mountain of books, two mountains of board games, one or two stray spider crickets (where are the Daleks when you need them?), and a collection of 150 shot glasses. He can rave endlessly about the awesomeness of The Odyssey and The Tempest, much to the annual dismay of a bunch of unsuspecting sophomores. An avid fan of all things theatrical, Joe directs the Omnibus Players of The Heights School, as well as teaching Acting and Production Design. He received a B.A. from Thomas Aquinas College, an M.A. from University of Dallas, and is working on a Masters in Theatre Education at Catholic University of America. In his spare time he practices the fine art of taking 30-second naps. Omnia Omnibus!