Our History

For over 45 years, Karen Erickson worked to integrate the arts into classroom subjects. During that time, she became a nationally recognized leader in Arts Education while consulting with schools and organizations throughout the world. This, in turn, led her to become a National Workshop Leader sharing her expertise with teachers, artists, and administrators on tour throughout the U.S. on behalf of the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.  

Her experience culminated in an extensive published drama curriculum encompassing all grade levels. These highly acclaimed books were reprinted several times over the years and sold over 50,000 copies.

The OneStopDRAMAShop curriculum was originally created to help classroom teachers integrate drama into their instructional day. Many drama educators have found it to be invaluable as well.

We adapted and expanded the original print curriculum, bringing it online to a new generation. Each activity, lesson, and resource is designed to meet national standards in the arts. It progresses in sequence from grade to grade and within each grade level (Fall to Winter to Spring), building skills and knowledge one step at a time, with each lesson connected to the one before. It was also designed (with many positive reviews) for easy and immediate use, including ideas for creating your own lessons, support materials for classroom management, assessments, and teaching techniques.  

Creative Office

1227 C. Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201

 (847) 328-6393
kerickson@onestopdramashop.com


Business Office

4821 Rhoads Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA 93111

(805) 285-3162
Toll Free: (855) 354-1395
 info@onestopdramashop.com

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Meet Karen Erickson, certified K-12 Language Arts, Drama and Theater teacher, professional playwright, actress, and director based in Chicago, Illinois.


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What People Say

"The One Stop Drama Shop has become my go-to resource while I'm lesson planning. I can quickly form a lesson plan for any age group, and know that it will be specific, clear, and a hit with the students."

Teaching Artist

Chelsea Taylor

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“One Stop Drama Shop and the 181 Level One Ideas for Drama book are references in my study guides. These resources make my life and work easier.”

Teaching Artist

Gladys Varga

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“These lessons are the cornerstone of my curriculum! My students love the activities and stories. I love how they are structured to make classroom management easy. ”

Integration Teacher

Beth Bowman

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“[These] classroom resources are well-tested, clear, and easily matched with state standards in all academic areas. The lesson plans are challenging and fun for students, while promoting substantive learning.”

Alliance Theater Institute for Educators

Carol Jones

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teachers-testimonial

What People Say

"The One Stop Drama Shop has become my go-to resource while I'm lesson planning. I can quickly form a lesson plan for any age group, and know that it will be specific, clear, and a hit with the students."

Teaching Artist

Chelsea Taylor

Image is not available

“One Stop Drama Shop and the 181 Level One Ideas for Drama book are references in my study guides. These resources make my life and work easier.”

Teaching Artist

Gladys Varga

Image is not available

“These lessons are the cornerstone of my curriculum! My students love the activities and stories. I love how they are structured to make classroom management easy. ”

Integration Teacher

Beth Bowman

Image is not available

“[These] classroom resources are well-tested, clear, and easily matched with state standards in all academic areas. The lesson plans are challenging and fun for students, while promoting substantive learning.”

Alliance Theater Institute for Educators

Carol Jones

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