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  1. New Releases to Love

    New Releases to Love

    Today we celebrate the love...of new plays!

    Read these new releases for FOR FREE!

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  2. January New Releases

    January New Releases to Read for Free

     "In the cold of winter, laughter is what warms me most."

     -  Chekhov * 

    Read these new comedies for FOR FREE!

    *  Tony Chekhov,

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  3. The Top 10 One-Act and Full-Length Plays of 2023

    The Top 10 One-Act and Full-Length Plays of 2023

    As we start the new year, let's give a round of applause to the most-produced plays of 2023! Curious to see what inspired so many theatre groups? As always, you can dive in right now and read all top 10 full-length scripts and all top 10 one-act scripts online for free! 

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  4. Introducing... Acting Edition Books!

    Introducing... Acting Edition Books!

    Books! Books! Books! Books! Books! Books!

    Sorry, we're just really excited to announce that...

    Stage Partners now offers beautiful Paperback Acting Editions of our plays!

     

    With

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  5. Meet the New Stage Partners Website

    Meet the new Stage Partners website

    We've always thought that finding the perfect new play should be easy, engaging, and exciting.
    Now we're proud to offer more ways to make it happen!

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  6. Establishing an Inclusive and Safe Rehearsal Space

    Establishing an Inclusive and Safe Rehearsal Space

    When playwright Danielle Mohlman wrote Rocky Road, she wanted to create a play that embraced the wide spectrum of LGBTQIA+ identities and the joy that teens feel when they’re unapologetically accepted by their peers. Invigorated by the message of this play, we invited Danielle to share some of her favorite ways to create a safe and inclusive rehearsal room.


    Be Mindful of Language

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  7. Creating a High School Drama Podcast

    When theater teacher Joel Brown reached out and presented the idea of creating an Episodic Podcast with Del Martin’s In the Forests of the Night, we knew we had to figure out how to make it happen. Joel has generously shared his process here. Maybe your next production is a podcast!

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  8. New Play Summer Reading List 2022

    2022 Summer Play Reading List
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  9. A Wind in the Door at The Kennedy Center

    A Wind in the Door at The Kennedy Center

    A Wind in the Door at The Kennedy Center

    A Wind in the Door heroine Meg Murry embarks on an adventure when she learns of a powerful connection between her little brother and the fate of the universe. On our journey to Washington, DC for the premiere of the new stage adaptation of A Wind in the Door, it was clear that some powerful connections had sent us on our adventure, too. All of us at Stage Partners have a strong bond with the work of Madeleine L’Engle: sprawling and intimate, poignant and humorous, her writing is beloved and a new adaptation of her work always gets us excited. You can only imagine our

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  10. Casting Tips from Theatre Teachers for Theatre Teachers

    Casting Tips from Theatre Teachers for Theatre Teachers

    Whether you are casting your 15th show, or holding auditions for the first time, we have tips, tricks, and plans from some seasoned Stage Partners theatre teachers and theatre teacher playwrights to improve the process Before, During and After Audition.

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  11. Tackling a Historical Play: Writing The Book Women

    Tackling a Historical Play: Rachel Bublitz on Writing The Book Women

    Playwright Rachel Bublitz shares how she approached writing a new play about a real-life group of librarians known as the ‘book women’ who delivered books on horseback to rural communities in Eastern Kentucky during the Great Depression

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  12. Haunting Plays for the Fall Season

    Haunting Plays for the Fall Season

    We can officially say it is Fall and this magical season puts us in the mood for haunting tales and spooky mysteries! Whether you are searching for an eerie one-act play or a frightening full-length, this list of new plays might be just perfect for your cast of Middle School actors or advanced High School performers.

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  13. It's Her Say: Meet the Playwrights

    IT's Her Say: Meet the Playwrights

    Get to know the playwrights of IT’S HER SAY, the collection of short plays where females take the lead! Stage Partners was able to get some time to talk with a few of these busy teachers. Find out what inspires these teachers/playwrights, learn a bit more about the scripts, and what these writers hope young performers will take away from working on these short plays.

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  14. My Brother's Gift: An Interview with Claudia Haas and Eva Schloss

    My Brother's Gift: An Interview with Claudia Haas and Eva Schloss

    Watch the video of the in-depth discussion about the new play, My Brother’s Gift, with playwright Claudia Haas, collaborator Eva Schloss, and Stage Partners Education Director, Maria McConville.

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  15. New Play Summer Reading List 2021


    Summer vacation never felt so good! After a year of Zoom and Google Meet and plastic desk dividers and quarantines, Summer Break has been well earned by Theatre Teachers and students alike. Theatres are gearing up for re-opening across the globe. While you linger over your morning coffee or enjoy a day at the beach, we have your New Play Summer Reading List right here.

    Check out these new, exciting plays and consider them for your upcoming theatre season. Need a great fall play to hook your students back in? Want to keep the fun of Outdoor Theatre going in the spring? Planning on creating an Audio Play for the winter months? This list will have you covered. Want to read more? Read all of the plays in their entirety for free!


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  16. Playing On Air: A Free Resource for the Theatre Classroom

    Meet Shelly Horwitz, the Marketing and Education Director at Playing on Air and mastermind behind Playing on Air’s education initiative. Get to know this amazing programming as you plan your curriculum for the next school year.

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  17. Playwright Q&A with Claudia Haas, Author of Dear Anne, From Nina


    Playwright Claudia Haas has written the poignant and beautiful Dear Anne, From Nina based on the pen pal exchange between the Frank sisters and two American sisters in Iowa. Stage Partners Education Director Maria McConville chatted with Claudia to find out how she encountered this story, what inspired her to bring it to the stage, and how she hopes the play will inspire young people to stand up to injustice.


    An Interview with Playwright Claudia Haas:

    MARIA MCCONVILLE: I was fascinated to find out that Anne Frank had, for a brief moment in time, an American pen pal! How did you come across this story? Were you asked to write the Play or did you ask to write the play?

    CLAUDIA HAAS: I saw an article in the BBC about the brief penpal exchange. It sent me on a research mission through google to learn more. When I discovered there was a museum dedicated to the small but important exchange of letters in Danville, Iowa, I knew I needed to pay them a visit. Danville is only about a day’s drive from my home in Minnesota, so it was all just luck that I was able to explore in-person. I had recently come home from a trip to Amsterdam where I visited the Anne Frank House. Seeing the cramped hiding space versus the openness of the farm in Iowa was very poignant. I

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  18. New Takes on Classic Tales: Why Shakespeare?

    In April, we celebrate one of the world’s most famous playwright’s birthday, William Shakespeare. We may be a publisher and cheerleader of new plays, but The Bard always continues to inspire. In his close to 40 plays, Shakespeare explores the many facets of the human condition that connect us all. For his birthday month, we wanted to celebrate Shakespeare by sharing how he inspires our writers and teachers.

    If you are looking to bring Shakespeare into your season, theatre classroom, or community, Stage Partners offers classic adaptations that are easily accessible to all ages. We hope young artists and students fall in love with the characters and desire to dive into the original text. Consider these offerings a gateway into Shakespeare!

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  19. Playwright Q&A with Rocco Natale and Jason Pizzarello, Authors of The Cast List


    Playwrights Rocco Natale and Jason Pizzarello teamed up to write the hilarious one-act comedy The Cast List. Rocco Natale is the Executive Director of the arts organization, Open Arts Alliance, Jason Pizzarello is one of the co-founders of Stage Partners. Even though Rocco sits on the other side of the casting table now and Jason only performs for his two young daughters, these two former theatre students remember all too well what it is like to wait for the cast list to be posted!

    An Interview with Playwrights Rocco Natale and Jason Pizzarello:

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  20. Outdoor Theatre: The Must-Haves For Your Open-Air Performance

    Outdoor Theatre: The Must-Haves For Your Open-Air Performance

    Theatre makers have managed to find a way to create art all through the pandemic virtually. With Spring in our reach, it’s time to get out from behind the Zoom screen and out in the open air for some outdoor theatre. Have the perfect play? Eyeing your location? We have you covered on planning your successful #outdoortheatrewin.

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