Theatre Arts Teaching Lab
The Theatre Arts Teaching Lab (TATL) is a collaborative, creative opportunity for directors, designers, and actors within a laboratory theatre setting. If the information below does not answer your question, please reach out to us about your specific situation.
The Theatre Arts Teaching Lab (TATL) is open to learners interested in participating in educational theatrical productions.
TATL is an experiential laboratory and training ground for future theatre teachers. Through immersion and training in creative and collaborative educational theatre-making processes, TATL learners are encouraged to experiment, collaborate, and adventure as they lead the production of several laboratory performances each semester; all the while honing skills that will foster their ability to become successful theatre teachers, directors, administrators, and leaders, as well as UIL directors, managers, and adjudicators in the classroom.
The overall guiding principle of the Theatre Arts Teaching Lab is that challenges are opportunities for creative individual and collaborative problem-solving in developing successful theatre learners, teachers, and artists. TATL provides learners with the time and space for self-discovery throughout the process.
From start to strike, TATL productions offer learners invaluable opportunities for individual and collaborative agency and responsibility to emerge and flourish as they explore learning and teaching through theatre-making.