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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

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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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A Dialogue About Dialogue: An Education Director's Insights

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Stage Partners Education Director, Maria McConville, chats with Katie Miller, the Education Director for NYC’s Theater For a New Audience about playwriting.

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Teaching is Improvisation: A Teaching Artist's Perspective

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Stage Partners Education Director, Maria McConville, got to chat with teaching artist James Miles about improv and his love of classroom collaboration.

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On Building Ensembles: A Teaching Artist's Perspective

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Stage Partners’ Education Director and playwright Maria McConville discusses the importance of building a strong ensemble and how her play #VIRAL can be used to discuss important, but thorny topics through group work.

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