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Distance Learning: Ideas and Resources for Your Drama Classroom

Posted by Maria McConville on

Since our ability to congregate has taken a pause while we overcome the current health crisis, many educators across the globe must devise tactics for teaching via the internet. How can we inspire our young artists to keep working that creative muscle? How can we teach theatre over the web and on the fly?

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Director's Corner with Jon Jory: The Teacher and the Audition

Posted by Jon Jory on

To celebrate the release of our new collection The Audition: Monologues with Direction we invited the author of all 52 monologues— the brilliant Jon Jory— back to the blog to share his insights as both a master director and theater educator.

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Director's Corner with Jon Jory: 10 Little Directing Tips

Posted by Jon Jory on

There are the BIG things any theater director needs to plan for, but then there are the "little" things. The tiny tips that make or break your production, especially when student actors are involved! Jon Jory shares 10 little tips for building their confidence and setting a professional tone in his Director's Corner!

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Director's Corner with Jon Jory: On Finding and Creating Moments

Posted by Jon Jory on

Master playwright and director Jon Jory shares his advice for finding and creating moments as you work with student actors in rehearsal. Using Romeo & Juliet as an example, Jory offers school theater directors advice they can use in both the classroom and the rehearsal room!

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Playwrights' Guest Blog: Perhaps YOU Must Write It!

Posted by Patty MacMullen and Mandy Conner on

Whether it's 10 minutes or 110 minutes, writing any play can seem like a daunting task, so we asked playwrights Patty MacMullen & Mandy Conner to share their advice for getting started when you're writing a new play for young actors— because sometimes YOU must be the one to write it!

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