Start Date: April 21, 2021 - 6:15pm
Registration Start Date: April 5, 2021 - 8:12pm

This special experience exclusive to CODE members will include:

Access to a livestreamed performance of a new short play, “The Best Friend Blanket Fort Show” by Marie Beath Badian from YPT’s Right Here Write Now online play festival;

A pre-show workshop with a YPT artist educator exploring the themes in the play, to inspire ideas and practical tools that you can bring into your drama classroom as soon as the next day;

A special post-show experience, “In Conversation with Marie Beath Badian”, available exclusively to CODE members.

Start Date: April 29, 2021 - 4:30pm
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Join award-winning playwright Matthew Heiti for a 90-minute virtual workshop. This workshop will discuss how we can use the practice of playwriting to bring students, teachers, and communities closer together, during a time when we can't help but feel the distance between us. We will break down the practical tools of the playwright, and how we can incorporate writing exercises in a classroom setting. More specifically, we will look at how the classroom can use regional 'myth' as a way of engaging students in the process of making personal meaning through the exploration of communal stories.