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Playwright Q&A with Rocco Natale and Jason Pizzarello, Authors of The Cast List

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Playwrights Rocco Natale and Jason Pizzarello teamed up to write the hilarious one-act comedy The Cast List. Find out what inspired them to bring the casting process out of the audition room and onto the stage in this interview with Stage Partners Education Director Maria McConville.

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Outdoor Theatre: Q&A with Artistic Director Claire Kelly of Shakespeare on the Sound

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Planning an open-air production this Spring or SummerStage Partners Education Director Maria McConville connected with Outdoor Theatre Veteran and Artistic Director of Shakespeare on the Sound, Claire Kelly, who shares her To-Do list for creating a successful outdoor production.

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Playwright Q&A with Nina Mansfield, Author of Antigone: 3021

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Theater teacher and playwright Nina Mansfield talks about her virtual adaptation of an ancient classic, ANTIGONE: 3021, with Stage Partners Education Director Maria McConville. Find out how Mansfield adjusted her Fall Play to a virtual setting and what she thinks about this new way of creating theater. Photos from the Harrison High School production of Anitgone: 3021, Directed by Nina Haberli An Interview with Playwright Nina Mansfield: STAGE PARTNERS: Before the pandemic, was Antigone the play planned for Spring 2020 with your students? NINA MANSFIELD: Our Spring show is always a student directed play, and last year the students had...

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Playwright Q&A with Will Quam, Author of Reunion (After the End of the World)

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Playwright and Teaching Artist Will Quam talks about his new play REUNION (AFTER THE END OF THE WORLD) with Education Director, Maria McConville. Find out Quam’s inspiration for this beautiful full-length drama that explores the resilience of children in the face of the unimaginable. An Interview with Playwright Will Quam: STAGE PARTNERS: What was the inspiration for this world and what compelled you to write this play? WILL QUAM: In college I read Giovanni Boccacio’s The Decameron, a book of stories told by Florentine nobles as they hide from the plague in a rural villa. Boccacio uses the stories to...

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