The Tide Turns … a bit

By Kate Foy

I’m entering into a new phase, or “workflow” of projects right now. Mad Forest is playing out its season this week, so I’m in the room assessing student progress and providing feedback via the group and individual blogs. They are going well. I’m getting some time at last to start writing again! This time, it’s…

Where have I been?

By Kate Foy

Cover of Mad Forest: A Play from Romania There have been very few posts to this blog for a couple of weeks, and for good reason. They have all been made to another (private group) blog of mine, which is currently charting the progress of work on a production with a group of acting majors…

Teaching and Learning

By Kate Foy

This has been the first week back at work; the academic year has opened for business and I’m in the thick of it. As a teacher, so much of what one does, breathes, thinks about in business and the wee hours has to do with one’s students. What this year, can I bring to the…

Get Me Out of Here!

By Kate Foy

It’s “O Week” (Orientation Week) at university. Today was the first day. The place is full of new faces, and some more familiar, with the return today of the second-year acting class about to tackle a production of Mad Forest Caryl Churchill‘s terrific play about the 1989 Romanian revolution. It also happens to be my…

Digital Doodling and Podding, oh my!

By Kate Foy

It’s been a week of mulling over approaches to teaching during the coming academic year. I’m keen to try my hand at preparing a rubric for one of the projects in a performance-based course I teach. Met up with rubrics and the way they operate a couple of years back at the VASTA (Voice and…

The In-Between Time

By Kate Foy

Christmas is over for another year. Can’t say I enjoyed the rampant materialism of the “ka-ching” factor: all-night trading, nightly bulletins trumpeting how much had been taken at the cash-registers etc. The quiet time I spent at home with my son seemed oddly, and wonderfully out of step with what was, and is happening elsewhere.…