Posts by Gretchen Nordleaf
Theatre students’ research leads to building and creating Bunraku-like puppets.
“The I in IB truly does stand for International. IB schools are known for their focus on producing global citizens who are educated about the world.”1 This semester the 10th-grade…Read More
Theatre Students Learn Life Skills Through Active Learning.
One of the most common acting exercises in the theatre classroom is the Mirror Exercise. Students imagine they are looking into a mirror, and taking turns leading their partner while…Read More
How the West Sound Academy Pandemic Theatre was born
On March 16th of 2020 the COVID-19 Lockdown hit West Sound Academy, classes were moved into the virtual classroom indefinitely. The after-school theatre program was producing their first musical, Once…Read More
Solving the puzzle in IB Theatre – by leaping in the dark.
During my time at West Sound Academy, I have experienced one of the most exciting and challenging moments in my teaching career. Learning to teach and breathe the IB curriculum…Read More
West Sound Theatre Company Presents “The Importance of Being Earnest” in February
The West Sound Theatre Company (West Sound Academy) will present Oscar Wilde’s endlessly entertaining comedy The Importance of Being Earnestjust in time for Valentine’s Day! Gretchen Nordleaf will direct West Sound…Read More
WSA Theatre Company Presents: See How They Run
The classic 1940’s farce See How They Run, by Philip King, will be performed by the West Sound Academy Theatre Company as their spring drama production at Restore Church, 20081 Viking…Read More