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April 14, 2016

Pulitzer Prize in Drama: 100 Years and Counting

Contributor Tyler Mullen shares his excitement for the Pulitzer Prize season, and a list of shows bestowed with the honor that you can perform today!
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April 13, 2016

Top 10 Smaller Musicals for Community Theaters

We’ve created a list of 10 musicals featuring smaller casts that fit perfectly on small stages or more intimate venues.
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April 8, 2016

UGLY LIES THE BONE: A Story of Healing, Small Town America and Magical Realism

“Ugly Lies the Bone is the perfect story to tell during a time when America is trying to heal. Communities all over the country have been slowly but surely climbing out of a deep hole created in the last ten years and Jess’s unique rehabilitation serves as a perfect parallel of this. “
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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March 16, 2015

Forgiveness and Self-Acceptance: A GREAT WILDERNESS

Concord Theatricals playwright and former employee of Samuel French, Julia Izumi, breaks down Samuel D. Hunter’s A Great Wilderness.
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February 10, 2015

A BRIGHT NEW BOISE: Questions of Ambition and Faith

Concord Theatricals’ Vice President of Literary, Amy Rose Marsh, spotlights Samuel D. Hunter’s A Bright New Boise, unpacking the quiet beauty of the quintessentially American play.
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January 22, 2015

THE FEW: A Gritty, Moving Homecoming

This 2015 article from the Samuel French archives breaks down Samuel D. Hunter’s The Few, diving into what’s compelling about the play, and why you might want to produce it in this moment. Read on for a quick overview on the touching piece.
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