About This Site
This site is intended for educational use only. All rights reserved. Copyright 1999. Any fraudulence, misuse, or use without permission of this material and/or images will be reported.
This site was conceptualized, designed, researched, and launched by Gordon Hensley as a thesis project. Gordon originally created this site under the URL http://theatrix.freeyellow.com in May 1999, and it was re-launched as http://www.cre8tivedrama.com in December, 2001.
How is this page funded?
This site was initiated by a small grant from Arizona State University's Katherine K. Herberger College of Fine Arts. The remainder of the operational expenses are absorbed by the author. Hopefully the future will bring ads on the site, email address sales (
), and individual contributions.
The Lesson Plans
Many of the lesson plans on this site were created by Gordon and his colleagues. Some lessons came from Improvisation with Youth and Puppetry classes that Gordon taught at Arizona State University during his graduate career. Student work was published to the Internet with their permission. All lessons have been previewed to be as user-friendly as possible.
This site was imaged by cartoonist Wayne Berg. Please support his work by visiting his personal web page at http://www.wayneberg.com
The quotes on this site from published texts are under the limitation of the doctrine of "fair use," which is given a statutory basis in section 107 of the 1976 Copyright Act, quoted below.
§ 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use38
Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include-
(1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
(2) the nature of the copyrighted work;
(3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
(4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.
More about Gordon:
Gordon Hensley, a North Carolina native, holds a degree in K-12 Theatre Education/Speech Teaching from Appalachian State University, and a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre for Youth at Arizona State University. He has years of extensive experience in performance, production, creative drama, and theatre education.
I owe a gracious thanks to many people (including you) for making this page happen! THANK YOU!
To me, theatre and creative drama is one of the most rewarding and entertaining ways to learn. That is why I have created this site. I know that there are many more ways to use drama in the classroom, but I thought this would be a start.
Please tell others about this site. As educators, we should network, share, and inspire each other. Let's do it! I hope to hear from you soon.
...and send in those lesson plans!