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Distance Learning: The Student Written Play and How to Get Started

Posted by Maria McConville on

Remember when we were out and about with each other and we all said, “I just wish I had more time!”? It’s here. COVID-19 has, in some cases, gifted us with timeIt’s time to write that play! No excuses.

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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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Playwright Q&A: Werner Trieschmann, author of Fake News!

Posted by Jason Pizzarello on

This large-cast one-act comedy features two ridiculous KFKE news anchors as they get the real fake scoop including an interview with an unfrozen cave man, a revealing expose on the mysterious Illuminati, and a prospector mining for gold. And stay tuned for the weatherman, Bob Deepmantan, who claims it’s 97 degrees in the middle of January. Will the KFKE’s broadcast end before or after the massive alien invasion?!

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Playwright Q&A: Claudia Haas, author of Antigone in Munich

Posted by Jason Pizzarello on

Sophie Scholl was a member of the White Rose Society in Nazi Germany which encouraged passive resistance against the totalitarian government. Antigone in Munich chronicles her coming of age and development from bystander to witness to activist -- inspired by Sophocles' Greek tragedy Antigone which asks “What do you do when the laws of man contradict the laws of God?”

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Morning Announcements; or the Time I Tried to Interview My Middle Schooler

Posted by Sonya Sobieski on

Playwright Sonya Sobieski sits down with her eleven-year-old daughter to talk about life, theater, and her new play Morning Announcements.

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