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I Wish I Knew: Tony Nominated Actor Michelle Wilson

I Wish I Knew has made it to Post #5! This week we meet Michelle Wilson, a successful New York actor who was Tony Nominated for her work in SWEAT, Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway play. Michelle gives us advice on staying healthy, starting a career outside of New York, getting notes and more. Check out her amazing interview!

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Single Sign-On Now Available for StageAgent for Schools

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On StageAgent for Schools (StageAgent.org), students at participating schools are provided a one-stop shop to learn about plays and musicals. Our mission is to help develop the next generation of actors and theatregoers by improving student literacy in the Dramatic Arts.  Since we want to increase accessibility to StageAgent’s theatre education resources, we are always looking for ways to make the platform easier for schools to implement. Recently, we launched a single sign-on (SSO) integration with ClassLink so students can discover a world of amazing theater resources at their fingertips without having to remember a new password.

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Celebrate Women in Theatre with The Bridge Initiative

March is Women’s History Month, and throughout the theatre and film industry, women’s achievements are being celebrated. While there have been strides towards gender equity and representation in theatre, there is still work to do.  The Actor’s Equity Association has done a study that identifies the “skew” towards white and male for theatre jobs .

Fortunately, there are dynamic groups dedicated to creating opportunities for women artists.  The Bridge Initiative, created by Brenda Jean Foley and Tracy Liz Miller, is an incredible non-profit organization that incubates and celebrates professional female theatre artists in the Phoenix area. Read more to learn about the origins and ambitions of The Bridge Initiative.

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I Wish I Knew: Interview with Director Amy Anders Corcoran

This week on I Wish I Knew, a blog dedicated to inspiring young artists on their paths to success, I got to interview the fabulous director Amy Anders Corcoran! Amy is a freelance director, the New Musicals Consultant at La Jolla Playhouse and was recently Associate Director of Escape to Margaritaville on Broadway. She is one of my favorite people, one of my mentors, and has a way of distilling wisdom in a way that is simple, clear and illuminating. Take a look!

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Opera Newbies: Where Do I Start?

Perhaps over the festive season you had the chance to catch an opera. You may have been given tickets by a friend, or just fancied a bit of a special night out. Or maybe your new year’s resolutions include something along the lines of ‘I should see more theater’, or ‘involve myself in more cultural activities’ or even, perhaps, ‘go to the opera’, well this is the post for you. If you’re an opera newbie, the vast amount of schedules, houses, and works, can be a little bit overwhelming, and you want to make sure you’re going to enjoy what you’re going to see.

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