Campus Location

Abilene Campus

Date of Award

Spring 5-7-2021

Document Type

Manuscript

Department

Teacher Education

Degree Name

Master of Education in Teaching and Learning

First Advisor

Andrew Huddleston

Second Advisor

Sam Stewart

Abstract

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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