Senior Drama class interview a NZ Playwright, currently living in Vancouver Canada.
Technology in education is a wonderful thing in that it brings the world into the classroom. The Senior Drama class proved this last week when they Skype called NZ Playwright David Geary to interview him about his work for their Level2 Achievement Standard task focussing on a Playwright study.
David Geary now lives in Vancouver Canada, but no matter, Skype meant that students could interview him "face to face" and find out more about his background, interests, work, and inspirations. Students interviewed David for almost an hour and the whole exercise proved to be invaluable, as what better way to learn more about the person you are researching, than to actually talk to them in person.
Students also provided David with a list of questions in advance, via a shared Google Doc, so he could flesh out some more detailed answers to their questions on his work, including two of his plays, "Lovelock's Dream Run" and "The Underarm" (co-written with another NZ playwright).
Students will be presenting their work and research on David in different forms at the end of the term, via keynote presentations, presenting dramatic scenes, or speeches.