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Digital Teaching Tools: A Wind in the Door

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With this new adaptation comes new lesson plans! These lessons from playwright Peter Royston will round out an ensemble’s experience rehearsing this play or help your students get solid grasp of the script when analyzing the text in class.

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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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Digital Teaching Tools: I Hate Valentines Day

Posted by Maria McConville on

Round out your rehearsal process with these helpful discussion questions from playwright, Sonya Sobieski. These play analysis questions can be made into a worksheet, rehearsal handout, or group activity.

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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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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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