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Harvey Ostroff

Drama teacher, candidate coach, playwright, workshop leader

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Trudeau's Drama Skills Cast Him as Canada's Next Prime

Trudeau's Drama Skills Cast Him as Canada's Next Prime Minister

Politics is theatre on a grand scale. People go to the theatre neither to watch the actors nor to listen to them. They want to be transported into the world of the play: to suspend disbelief. The politician who can evoke an emotional response is the politician we will inevitably favour.
10/20/2015 01:57 EDT
Trudeau Should Be Proud of Being a Drama Teacher -- And Harper Should Hire

Trudeau Should Be Proud of Being a Drama Teacher -- And Harper Should Hire One

Trudeau's team responded poorly to the attack ads by pointing out he also taught math, rather than challenging the implication that there's little of value in the teaching of drama. I coached drama and taught the subject for more than 30 years. I am extremely proud of what I was able to accomplish for my students.
04/26/2013 11:47 EDT