Theatre Educator Research Study
Thank you very much for taking a moment to show interest in this doctoral research study.  Please read the information below which will give you a brief overview of the research process.  If you are interested in participating, please follow the survey link at the bottom of the page.  The survey will simply gather your name, e-mail address, and some basic demographic information.
If you would like any additional information, please feel free to e-mail the researcher, R. Andrew Strickland, at
The study is open to theatre teachers in any grades from Kindergarten through 12th.  Participants may be retired or no longer actively teaching at this time.
Participants will be asked to share their early-career teaching experiences by using MetaScen, a new research method.  This method asks for participants to reflect on their experiences and follow a process that leads to creating and presenting a short performance piece.  The performance will be filmed, and the study will culminate with a 30-60 minute interview with the researcher.
No travel is required of participants.  The researcher will either travel to you or arrange for the study to be completed over the internet or via telephone. 
It is hoped that the data gathered through this study will lead to assisting new theatre teachers make the transition to the classroom.
The study is ongoing.  Participants will complete the process at their own pace. 
Your help is needed!  Please consider sharing your experiences and artistic abilities to help future teachers succeed.  Follow the link below to communicate your interest in the study.