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Playwright Q&A with Claudia Haas, Author of Dear Anne, From Nina

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Playwright Claudia Haas has written a poignant and beautiful play based on the pen pal exchange between the Frank sisters and two American sisters in Iowa. Discover how she encountered this story, what inspired her to bring it to the stage, and how she hopes the play will inspire young people in this exclusive Q&A.

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New Takes on Classic Tales: Why Shakespeare?

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In honor of the Bard's birthday find out how Shakespeare continues to inspire Stage Partners playwrights and theatre teachers alike.

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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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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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5 Playwriting Principles from Don Zolidis: Writing More Parts For Girls

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Walk into just about any theatre classroom in the country (or in the world) and you're going to see one thing right away: There are more girls than boys. Playwright Don Zolidis shares his approach for adapting Shakespeare for young actors and writing for girls in this final installment of his Playwriting Principles series.

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