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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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Plays for Teens and Young Adults: Coping with a Crazy World

School shootings, mass violence, and guns have become commonplace in our society. The “stranger danger” mantra of the last decade no longer applies. Looking over our shoulders is not a helpful strategy—our next menace is probably sitting with us at the local fast fooderie, school cafeteria or outdoor concert. And some officials are suggesting arming […]

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3 Ways University Drama Departments Can Build Enrollment Without Breaking the Bank

Attracting Theatre Studies Students Finding competent students has become an increasingly difficult task for most colleges and universities over the years.  This decline is mostly mathematical. Schools and programs have increased more than the number of students likely to populate them. At the Maslow MA/MFA Program for Creative Writing where I teach playwriting, for example, […]

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How Many Bullets Will it Take–Teen Drama fights back

Will we have to find ourselves in a country of over-twenty-ones? Will we bury the last of our school children before our country considers ALL of the deadly dynamics culminating in an historic loss of young lives due to violence? A newly published drama for teens and adults invites audiences to challenge current assumptions about […]

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From Playwright To Librettist – A Contemporary Opera

The Problem With Opera Much of the great operatic literature (contemporary or classic) is plagued with an issue audiences tend to tolerate. The music is riveting.  The plot and the character development –well, not so much.  Candide, of course, is one of the exceptions. Another may be Lucia di Lammermoor. But even then, you have […]

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