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News, thoughts, opinions and advice for the performing arts community.

StageAgent in the Drama Classroom

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How can theatre teachers reach goals set by administrators and state standards when so many theatre classes are group exercises that are project driven? StageAgent for Schools can offer many options for the classroom. Read one teacher’s approach to why and how she uses StageAgent.

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Top 10 Roles for Teenagers in Plays

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It can be tricky navigating your way through plays with good roles that offer an exciting challenge for the modern teenager. After all, there are thousands of plays out there–where do you start? Are you looking for a powerful monologue, a dramatic scene, or a full play that features a lead teenage role?

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Joining Actor’s Equity: When Is the Right Time?

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Every actor’s (or stage manager’s) journey is unique and joining the Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) is a personal decision that only you can make. I suppose it’s appropriate that I weigh in on this topic as it’s a decision I am in the middle of making myself. My life and career have presented an opportunity which begs the question, are you ready? Your path will be different, or perhaps similar! In either case, here I am, an actor teetering on the edge of Equity. What about you?

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Introducing StageAgent for Schools

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StageAgent is proud to announce a new online platform to empower high school drama teachers and students: StageAgent for Schools. With StageAgent for Schools, our mission is to help develop the next generation of actors and theatergoers by improving student literacy in the Dramatic Arts. Read more to learn how make StageAgent a part of your teaching and learning curriculum.

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Staying Healthy and Fit: An Actor Exercises

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Fitness truly comes in all shapes and sizes. The word fit means “able to do a task.” That’s it. Nothing more. But when you get a theatre job, it can actually be a great time to “get in shape,” whatever that means to you. If you’re already strong and fit, maybe your goal is to be stronger. Or maybe you’d like to lose a few pounds. Or maybe you’ve never seriously exercised and want to start. This is a great time for two reasons: the first, you are likely away from home and away from the distractions of your day-to-day life (like friends, a day job, your favorite TV show on the DVR); the second, once your show is running, you have an insane amount of free time. What else are you going to do with all that time?

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News, thoughts, opinions and advice for the performing arts community.