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WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE: Exploring different interpretations of the same story

Posted by Jason Pizzarello on

Educator Peter Royston explores two play adaptations of The Jungle Book. His middle schoolers produced Jon Jory's adaptation, here's what they learned.

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Selecting Your Play; or What Am I Doing This Year??

Posted by Maria McConville on

The beginning of a school year can be a bit chaotic. Choosing a play for your season shouldn't be. Education Director Maria McConville offers some tips!

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Audition Tips for Teachers: How to Help Students Get the Part

Posted by Maria McConville on

Ideas for making the auditions process a skill-building process. Get students to show you their best work through these simple tips.

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Rituals, Games, and Ice Breakers!

Posted by Maria McConville on

Stage Partners Education Director, Maria McConville, shares her thoughts on starting a new school year and how theatre games can help break the ice. Your approach to the first few weeks of class or residency can set the tone for the rest of year. How will you introduce this group to the ideas of theatre? How will you begin to guide them to trusting one another in order to collaborate and create? Do you want your space to be peaceful and focused or bursting with energy?

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5 Tips for Talking about Tough Questions with Student Actors

Posted by Morgan Gould on

Teacher and playwright Morgan Gould shares some insights on handling a room of student actors when a sensitive subject inevitably rises. 5 tips to navigate.

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