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A Tragedy That Made Me Laugh: Emily Feldman Discusses Her Play The Best We Could

Playwright Emily Feldman discusses her play The Best We Could (a family tragedy), a very funny, achingly sad and inexplicably familiar play about a father and daughter’s search for meaning as they travel cross country to adopt a rescue dog.
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A Conversation with Richard Conlon at Hope Springs

In Richard Conlon’s dynamic play Hope Springs, rebellion breaks out at a privately run youth correction facility located on a remote island. We sat down with the playwright to discuss his play for young actors.
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Meeting Charles Ludlam: An Excerpt from Charles Busch’s Memoir, Leading Lady

In this excerpt from his memoir, Leading Lady (Smart Pop, 2023), playwright and actor Charles Busch recounts the moment when he first encountered groundbreaking writer/performer Charles Ludlam, marking the historical union of two theatre greats.
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Axoloris: The Musical – A Conversation with Creator Sean Mendelson

Axoloris: The Musical is an uplifting TYA musical addressing climate change. We caught up with the show’s creator, Sean Mendelson, to discuss his inspiration, vision and hopes for the future.
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A Planning Guide for University Theatre – 2024/5 Season

From classic showstoppers to innovative contemporary works, these plays and musicals are ideal for your upcoming production or showcase at university or drama school.
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The Tales of Custard the Dragon: Brad Ross and Mary Hall Surface Discuss Their Ogden Nash-Based Musical

We recently connected with Brad Ross and Mary Hall Surface, composer and book writer of The Tales of Custard the Dragon, to discuss their meaningful collaboration on the audience-favorite family musical.