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April 5, 2016

Accepting the Call

Dominique Morisseau discusses writing for Keith Josef Adkins’ New Black Fest’s Facing Our Truth.
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March 31, 2016

Top 20 Roles for Strong Leading Males (Part 2)

We’ve compiled a list of some of the top leading male roles perfect for emerging actors or anyone looking for new characters to discover. Grab a copy of one of these scripts and delve into the stories of these men as they face and overcome challenges with work, family, and friends. Check out Part 2!
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March 31, 2016

Top 20 Roles for Strong Leading Males (Part 1)

We’ve compiled a list of some of the top leading male roles perfect for emerging actors or anyone looking for new characters to discover. Grab a copy of one of these scripts and delve into the stories of these men as they face and overcome challenges with work, family, and friends. Check out Part 1!
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March 28, 2016

The Pinnacle of Wordplay: Will Eno’s TITLE AND DEED

Title and Deed is a monologue delivered by one man known simply as “Man.” He is not from here, in fact he is foreign. But that doesn’t stop him from exploring what it means to live everyday life, be it somewhere or nowhere at all.
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March 24, 2016

Mortality That Makes You Laugh

How can you adapt when something occurs that is outside of your belief system? Bekah Brunstetter’s new play explores just that.
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March 24, 2016

Director’s Notes: “Going to a Place where you Already Are”

South Coast Rep’s Artistic Director Marc Masterston is directing the world premiere of Bekah Brunstetter’s GOING TO A PLACE WHERE YOU ALREADY ARE. Check out this Q&A to hear his thoughts on the new play.
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March 23, 2016

Plays of My Life: Bekah Brunstetter

To mark the world premiere of her upcoming play, GOING TO A PLACE WHERE YOU ALREADY ARE at South Coast Rep, Brunstetter shares her thoughts about her literary picks and what inspires her.
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March 16, 2016

Top 10 List of Cult Classics, Sci-Fi Spoofs and Quirky Adaptations

We’ve created a list of the best stage adaptations of cult classics as well as some wacky spoofs and parodies of sci-fi films and horror movies. None of these shows take themselves too seriously, but all are sure to entertain and delight readers and audiences ready for a totally awesome time!
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March 14, 2016

Creating THE AWESOME ’80S PROM: A Trip Down Memory Lane

“I lived through an era of movies like 16 candles and Pretty in Pink,” Davenport said, “And my prom was a very uppity, school tuxedos meet white gown kind of prom.” He did not want that; he wanted to “do something with no dress code and play the music we want.” And that is exactly what you see in The Awesome ’80s Prom.
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March 10, 2016

ADRIFT IN MACAO: A Testimonial to Rolling the Dice

Theatre begets theatre. Learn more in this testimonial from Broadway Rose Theatre’s Dan Murphy.
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March 9, 2016

Photo Journal: ELEGIES Concert at Birdland

Check out photos from a performance of Bill Russell’s ELEGIES at Birdland Jazz Club! The concert benefited Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
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March 7, 2016

Top 10 New Plays for High Schools

We’ve created a list of ten new plays perfect for any kind of high school theater. These shows are perfect for creating new and exciting experiences for both students and teachers. Check them out!
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February 26, 2016

The Impossibility of Black Citizenship

Marin Theatre Company recently produced August Wilson’s GEM OF THE OCEAN, and we are proud to share their dramaturg’s pieces on the impact and influence of Wilson’s work.
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February 25, 2016

Spirituality in GEM OF THE OCEAN

Marin Theatre Company recently produced August Wilson’s GEM OF THE OCEAN, and we are proud to share their dramaturg’s pieces on the impact and influence of Wilson’s work.
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February 25, 2016

Top 30 Roles for Strong Leading Females (Part 2)

We’ve compiled a list of over 30 plays with some of the strongest leading female characters. Grab a copy and join these women as they explore themselves, the world around them, and the many challenges that women have faced throughout history. (Part 2)
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February 25, 2016

Top 30 Roles for Strong Leading Females (Part 1)

We’ve compiled a list of over 30 plays with some of the strongest leading female characters. Join these women as they explore themselves, the world around them, and the many challenges that women have faced throughout history. (Part 1)
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February 24, 2016

GEM OF THE OCEAN, Theatrical Jazz, and an Expansive Blackness

Marin Theatre Company recently produced August Wilson’s GEM OF THE OCEAN, and we are proud to share their dramaturg’s pieces on the impact and influence of Wilson’s work.
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February 23, 2016

When You’re Here, You’re Family: Samuel D. Hunter’s POCATELLO

Check out Contributor Garrett Anderson’s take on Samuel D. Hunter’s Pocatello.
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February 10, 2016

Writing About “It”: The Mystery of Love and Sex

It only takes one small moment to make a large impact. In this beautiful and telling piece, Bathsheba Doran discusses how her journey as a woman, a lesbian and a writer led to her play.
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February 4, 2016

Adrienne Kennedy and Her Disavowal of Time and Space

Writers often play with the constraints of time by creating warped worlds. Playwright Adrienne Kennedy does so by taking you into a character’s mind. Learn how.
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February 3, 2016

Not Just Another War Story: Romantic Comedy According to Qui Nguyen

Dramaturg Andy Knight’s take on Qui Nguyen’s Vietgone.
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February 2, 2016

Smitten & Sweet: The Top 10 Love Plays To Read This Month

This February, make time to choose a script from below, pour yourself a drink, curl up on the couch, and get ready to escape into a (sexy, hilarious, bittersweet) love story. And unlike all those bad dates, we promise you won’t be disappointed.
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January 29, 2016

Openhearted Deadpan: Director George Toles on Will Eno’s MIDDLETOWN

Director George Toles describe Will Eno’s writing as “openhearted deadpan.” Read more to learn why.
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January 28, 2016

The Power of Storytelling: Sarah Ruhl’s PASSION PLAY

Playwright Julia Izumi gives her take on Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play.
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January 28, 2016

What’s So Good About Good: Looking for Answers in Stoppard’s THE HARD PROBLEM

In Tom Stoppard’s 1972 play Jumpers, a character asks, “What’s so good about Good?” Mentioning this line in a note on his new play, The Hard Problem, Stoppard writes “I haven’t gotten any further.”
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January 26, 2016

Re-Imagining The Musical: The Story of BIG NATE

It’s no secret that there is a trend in musical theatre these days. Audiences love to see well-known movies, books, and stories re-imagined as musicals – and comic strips are no exception.
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January 21, 2016

From The Other Side Of The Casting Table: A Directorial Debut With August Wilson’s SEVEN GUITARS

What’s the view like from the other side of the casting table? Especially when it’s your directorial debut, and your wife and brother are in the cast? Two River Theater Company’s Brandon J. Dirden tells all.
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January 19, 2016

An Epic Testament to Theatre: The Premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s PASSION PLAY

Passion Play is an ambitious piece of theatre. We witness three passion plays (which are religious events that reenact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ) in three vastly different eras: Elizabethan England, Hitler’s Germany, and America at the height of the Vietnam War.
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January 15, 2016

Spectacle, Imagination & Vikings: The Making of an Adventure Musical

Emma Katz is a fifth grader searching for her calling. When her teacher assigns her a project about Viking Erik the Red, Emma is gung-ho for an adventure.
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January 12, 2016

Life Isn’t The Things We Do, It’s Who We’re Doing Them With

How often is it we take for the stars for granted? The vast, cosmic expanse of beauty that hangs above us in the night sky humming a symphonic soundscape of ideas, love, and above all, connection.
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January 11, 2016

Imagination, Desire & Getting Personal: Clare Barron, Jennifer Haley and Anne Kauffman in Conversation

Clare Barron’s YOU GOT OLDER. Jennifer Haley’s THE NETHER. How do these contrasting plays connect? Three must-know women of the theatre sit down to discuss.
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January 4, 2016

To Read Or Not To Read: Top 10 Plays About Shakespeare

For a fresh start on the new year, we’re taking a new look at the Bard. From parodies to Shakespearean characters changing up their stories, the below list of Shakespeare-inspired shows will provide endless entertainment during the cold winter months. Go forth and enjoy!
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