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Crossing the Racial Divide in Theater on the Great White Way:

Theater in Transition Color-blind casting has helped diversify roles for actors. In terms of diversifying the world of the stage, though, not so much. To make the world on stage reflect a more diverse audience—characters  of different ethnicities, abilities, and backgrounds need to encounter each other as they do in life. On stage, they need […]

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What in the Heck is a Poem-Play?

Just recently, two of Virginia’s most noted poets, Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda and Robert P. Arthur have combined talents to produce a work for the stage, River Country. Kreiter-Foronda is a former Poet-Laureate of Virginia and an award-winning poetry advocate who tirelessly brings poetry to the community in the form of workshops and readings. Arthur, also a […]

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Verse on Stage – Poets Fight Back

Poetic drama or verse drama has successfully reared its head along the way: Under Milkwood by Dylan Thomas who understood theatricality and resonance and dramatic cadence, for example. I once saw a production of that play by the National Theatre of the Deaf with signing from the stage which was not only functional but as […]

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Poetic drama in the 20th century

Setting the stage for a growing trend in the 21st Century, Verse plays make a comeback as theatre directors discover new audiences. Back in the day, at the beginning of Western drama, the Greeks had it right. Plays and poetry are handmaidens. With the advent of naturalism and realism, poetic drama began to take a […]

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Christmas Play Scripts for Kids – Queens & Princesses

Does your school or college Christmas Play have Royal Characters like a Queen, a Princess or a Duchess? Learning to play a Queen, Princess or Duchess for a school play can be quite a challenge for kids and teens unless you know the rules of Royal Etiquette based on British monarchy rules.  How do you stand? […]

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Theatre vs Theater – Facts and Fancies

Theatre vs. Theater The spelling of the word theater/theatre is one of the most oddly contested issues in the world of drama. For some curious reason, diehards cling to one variation or another with a variety of justifications about which one is “correct.” Well, the answer is: Both and Neither. It depends on your nationality, […]

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Readers Theater – A Show in the Blink of an Eye

Want to celebrate a season but didn’t find the right play and now it’s too late for auditions and a month’s rehearsals? Found a play you’d love to do but don’t know if it will fit your audience? Have too many dark nights that are eating away at your budget with utility bills and rent […]

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