Drama Notebook contains the world’s largest collection of drama games, lesson plans, scripts and drama activities for kids and teens. The materials in Drama Notebook were created primarily by Janea Dahl, who wrote the curriculum to support a team of teaching artists who led drama workshops and in-school artist in residencies in Portland, Oregon.
Originally, the material was given to new teachers in a red notebook and when the collection grew too large to fit in the notebooks, Janea uploaded the material to an early version of the cloud. Janea noticed that her teachers were accessing the curriculum frequently, so she decided to share the collection with teachers around the world.
As of 2018, over 12,500 teachers in 100 countries have joined Drama Notebook and over 90,000 teachers visit the site each month.
Janea has spent nearly fourteen years creating the materials inside of Drama Notebook. What began as a labor of love is now one of the best resources available for drama teachers. Janea’s mission is to inspire and uplift those who are devoting themselves to the important work of teaching drama. She hopes to help teachers: save planning time; introduce new, innovative lessons; and stay energized and positive when guiding their students toward higher creativity.