Dr. Marci Hanks

Lesson Designer

Dr. Marci Hanks is a homeschooling mom who enjoys writing and producing plays. She taught middle school, high school, and religious education classes. She earned her Doctorate of Education in Teaching and Learning Literacy. She also loves coordinating field trips and teaching writing classes for her homeschool group in Wisconsin. To contact Marci, email: drmarcihanks@gmail.com.ci Hanks is a homeschooling mom who enjoys writing and producing plays. She taught middle school, high school, and religious education classes. She earned her Doctorate of Education in Teaching and Learning Literacy. She also loves coordinating field trips and teaching writing classes for her homeschool group in Wisconsin. To contact Marci, email: drmarcihanks@gmail.com.


Course taught by Dr. Marci Hanks

How to Write and Produce a Play: Working together with others, especially if groups of homeschoolers work together on the project of producing the play, helps your student learn organizational and memorization skills, along with learning how to speak in front of an audience. The first semester of the class is spent writing the play, covering topics such as the type of play, the characters, problems, plot, setting, dialogue, and more. The second semester covers the actual play production, including rehearsals, props, costumes, set design and building, etc. Upon successful completion of all lessons in both semesters, the student will earn the equivalent of one-half credit of a high school Introduction to Theater Arts I course. If the student is involved in a full-scale production of the play, an additional one-half credit may be earned for helping with the technical aspects of the production, resulting in a full one credit being earned for this class. As always, please be informed of your own state’s academic requirements.