Category Archives: Education

Tips for First-Time Directors: Managing the Production

Directing Les Misérables

Congratulations! You’re directing your first show and are probably feeling a little overwhelmed right now — which is totally normal. Whether you are directing at a school or with a community theater, all directors have the same starting point: choosing the show. Selecting the show requires considering many factors, including people, time frame, budget. And then, after the show is chosen, you now have many things to consider before auditions even start, and all of these things can be broken down into two categories: aesthetics and logistics.

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Meet the Interns

Introducing the StageAgent summer interns! StageAgent interns spend four months with us and gain training and insight into the inner-workings of running a major web publishing property. They also get the opportunity to develop their writing portfolio by creating new show guides, improving upon existing guides, and contributing to the StageAgent blog. Recently, two fabulous interns began their summer term working with StageAgent, and we’d like to introduce them to you.

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New Website for Schools

Are you a theatre instructor or administrator? Make sure to bring StageAgent to your school! Check out our new website for academic institutions, StageAgent for Schools. We recently refreshed the design and feature offerings as we prepare to ramp up our program for schools for the coming school year.

StageAgent for Schools helps empower drama teachers and provide students with a one-stop shop to learn about plays and musicals. StageAgent for Schools can be customized for use in grades 7 – 12 as well as college/university.

StageAgent for Schools includes:

  • Digital accounts for all students and educators
  • Access to all StageAgent Pro content including show guides, character breakdowns, audition notices, monologues, scenes and songs.
  • Quizzes and friendly competitions
  • Teacher portal to track student performance and view lesson plans
  • Customization and access controls

Schedule a demo OR go to the StageAgent for Schools Website

 

4 Tips for Responsible Performance Adjudication

Performance adjudication is an important component of classroom assessments, thespian events and festivals, and high school awards competitions. Performers and directors revel in the compliments and bristle at the criticisms. Adjudicator comments can vary widely, even for the same show. Responsible adjudication, especially when dealing with students, is vital. Students are still in the process of learning, and as adjudicators, our job is to give feedback that will teach.  If you are an adjudicator, follow these four guidelines to ensure that you do your job correctly and help students improve.

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Summer Interns

Are you a college student who is passionate about theatre and has solid writing skills? Then you should apply to join the StageAgent team as a summer intern!

StageAgent is excited to announce the launch of our new summer internship program. Our interns will have the opportunity to develop their theatre research and writing skills and have their content published on our renowned theatre websites that boast over 600k global readers every month.

Full internship details here!

Deadline to apply is June 8

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