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Rituals, Games, and Ice Breakers!

Posted by Maria McConville on

Stage Partners Education Director, Maria McConville, shares her thoughts on starting a new school year and how theatre games can help break the ice. Your approach to the first few weeks of class or residency can set the tone for the rest of year. How will you introduce this group to the ideas of theatre? How will you begin to guide them to trusting one another in order to collaborate and create? Do you want your space to be peaceful and focused or bursting with energy?

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Directing Your Faults: Peter Royston on "A Wrinkle in Time"

Posted by Maria McConville on

Stage Partners Education Director, Maria McConville, sat down with director and teacher Peter Royston between productions, to chat about why theatre is the BEST teaching tool there is, bar none. He was fresh off his production of A Wrinkle in Time and had plenty to share...

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5 Tips for Talking about Tough Questions with Student Actors

Posted by Morgan Gould on

Teacher and playwright Morgan Gould shares some insights on handling a room of student actors when a sensitive subject inevitably rises. 5 tips to navigate.

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On Building Ensembles: A Teaching Artist's Perspective

Posted by Maria McConville on

Stage Partners’ Education Director and playwright Maria McConville discusses the importance of building a strong ensemble and how her play #VIRAL can be used to discuss important, but thorny topics through group work.

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