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New Takes on Classic Tales: Shakespeare, Clearly

Posted by Maria McConville on

Distance Learning gives theater teachers the opportunity to dive into theater history, Shakespeare, and more! Expert director Jon Jory's "plainspoken" adaptations of the Bard's classics maintains the theatricality while making Shakespeare accessible to young actors and audiences.

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New Takes on Classic Tales: Wild Waves Whist

Posted by Maria McConville on

The pandemic has made fall plans harder to chart than the choppy waters of Shakespeare's The Tempest. Thankfully we have playwrights like Patty MacMullen and her Tempest adaptation WILD WAVES WHIST to keep us grounded!

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Distance Learning: How To Make a Visual Radio Play

Posted by Daniel E. Dobrovich on

When schools closed to shelter-in-place, "Mr. D" didn't cancel the productions of ANTIGONE IN MUNICH by Claudia Haas and I NEVER SAW ANOTHER BUTTERFLY by Celeste Raspanti. Like so many devoted and creative Theatre Teachers, Dobrovich found a new way to do the Cranbrook School Spring Play. Here is how he did it.

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Playwright Q&A with Janet Allard and Michael Bigelow Dixon, authors of Alice in Winter Wonderland

Posted by Jason Pizzarello on

Interview with playwrights Janet Allard and Michael Bigelow Dixon about their new play adaptation for young actors and audiences, Alice in Winter Wonderland. This large-cast imaginative drama comedy comedy is inspired by the stories and characters created by Lewis Carroll. Perfect for schools and community theaters!

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Playwright Q&A with Don Zolidis, author of The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig

Posted by Jason Pizzarello on

In non-chronological order, Amy and Craig dissect and examine their tortuous first love affair in scenes that are both heartbreaking and hilarious. From their initial coupling on a second trip, to a series of increasingly awful disasters, this scabrously funny play tears apart the idea of true love...and maybe puts it back together again?

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