CMU School of Drama

Sunday, June 25, 2017

A Teacher's Dedication: Creating A Thespian Troupe, Making Theatre Happen & More

Breaking Character: Jasmine Ammons Bucher educates dozens of young artists a year as the director of Palmyra Area High School’s annual musical. This year, she started a new Thespian troupe (through the Educational Theatre Association) to honor the students and their work in the theatre. She holds a BA in English, an MBA from Lebanon Valley College, and an MA in humanities from The Pennsylvania State University, and specializes in publicity, theatre board governance, and educational programming. She also happens to be my mother! We talked about her journey to theatre education, finding new ways to recognize her students through the International Thespian Society, and how her students inspire her to develop their curriculum.

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