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

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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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Director's Corner with Jon Jory: Sticking to the Story

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Master playwright and director Jon Jory shares a cautionary tale for theater directors in this monthly series from Stage Partners: Your source for new plays for school theater, student theater, and more!

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Maria's Lesson Plans: Tips for the First Rehearsal

Posted by Maria McConville on

No matter if you’ve been doing this for years or if you are the brand new drama teacher, the first day of rehearsal is a big one. If you do your homework, it will be apparent and your actors, design team and admin will have all the more confidence in you and in the process.

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Director's Corner with Jon Jory: Making Auditions Awesome Instead of Arduous

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Master playwright and director Jon Jory shares his tips for student actor auditions in this monthly series from Stage Partners: Your source for new plays for school theater, student theater, and more!

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