Visit ELTBOOKS - all Western ELT Books with 20% discount (Japan only)

December 06, 2005

The Play's the Thing

Saturday's Asahi.com carried a feature on former JET and university English teacher Gart Westerhout, who runs a musical theater troupe in a small village in Ishikawa Prefecture. Osugi Musical Theater is based in mountain village of just 75 people, but has 40 members and has been a big success, even receiving recognition from the national government for its regional revitalization activities. Westerhaut, born in the Netherlands and raised in the US, came to Japan on the JET Program in 1987 and taught English for several years at Komatsu College. He is currently an associate professor of early childhood education at Kinjo College in Hakusan.
Tiny village hosts big-hearted troupe
Discuss this on our message board

Share this:  


« Previous | Main | Next »

Recent Headlines

Columns

Columns
Hedbanz / Charades
Helene J Uchida
Columns
Think Read Write
David Lisgo

Features

Useful Links

Organizations

  • ALTEThe Association of Language Testers in Europe
  • British CouncilInformation, resources, and links to other sites
  • Cambridge English Language AssessmentInformation on examination and qualifications for teachers and students
  • IALICInternational Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication
  • IALLTInternational Association for Language Learning Technology
  • IATEFL"Linking, developing and supporting" ELT professionals worldwide
  • TESOL IncPublishing, connecting, events and career development for teachers

Japan

Comments

Events

World Today