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Master of Education in Teaching and Learning
COVID-19 changed the way theatre was done in a high school setting. Students were required to wear masks and physically distance, and some even did theatre remotely. Doing theatre with limitations was especially difficult because the face and body play a vital role in helping actors tell a story. In this study, the researcher sought to understand what the perceptions of high school theatre students and teachers were while doing theatre during COVID-19. A survey, two focus group interviews, a group interview, and an individual interview were used to collect data, as well as observations in three theatre classes and afterschool rehearsals. The constant-comparative method was used to analyze the data. While there were challenges faced by theatre students and teachers as they did theatre during COVID-19, they still accomplished many of their goals, and COVID-19 restrictions did not discourage them from doing theatre.
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Trujillo, Marissa Lizette, "Theatre During COVID-19: Perceptions of High School Students and Teachers" (2021). Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning. 44.
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