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Playwright Q&A with Will Quam, Author of Reunion (After the End of the World)

Posted by Maria McConville on

Playwright and Teaching Artist, Will Quam, talks about his new play Reunion (After the End of the World) with Education Director, Maria McConville. Find out Quam’s inspiration for this beautiful full-length drama that explores the resilience of children in the face of the unimaginable.


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5 Playwriting Principles from Don Zolidis: The Joy of Making Fun of Shakespeare

Posted by Don Zolidis on

Whenever you adapt material, or even satirize or lampoon writing, you also have to gauge how familiar your audience might be with the source. Don Zolidis shares how he found the joy in making fun of theater's most famous playwright (and shares a few tips he learned along the way!).

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Playwright's Guest Blog: Creating Plays For Large Casts

Posted by Alan Haehnel on

We asked playwright and Drama teacher, Alan Haehnel, what he looks for in a production of one of his scripts. His new play MARGARET CRADEMEIR’S CATALOGUE OF MINOR YET HELPFUL UNCANNY ABILITIES is a female driven, large cast play that will be an exciting ride for an ensemble of adventurous young thespians. Find inspiration from the playwright himself as you dive in to this one-act comedy.

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5 Playwriting Principles from Don Zolidis: Dealing with the Visual

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When writing for a digital platform, you need to think about the visual as well. How do you mix it up? How do you create an interesting visual that is going to keep the viewer’s attention? Playwright Don Zolidis shares what he's learned adapting his work for the screen.

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5 Playwriting Principles from Don Zolidis: On Writing Small Parts

Posted by Don Zolidis on

Move over Shakespeare, because Don Zolidis is here to bring new life to "small" characters by giving them big personalities that young actors can dive into! It's the second of Don's five playwriting principles that will supercharge your next production.

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