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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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College Auditions: Preparing to Shine

As a high school teacher, I worked with a lot of students to help them prepare for their college and scholarship auditions. And sitting in on audition committees helped shape my perspective even more. While auditioning for colleges is very similar to any other audition, this moment isn’t for a job, but for a mutual investment for the next two to four years. There are some really important things to remember before stepping into that audition room.

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Shakespeare’s History Plays: Unraveling the Kings

While many English or Theatre teachers (myself included) embrace William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Macbeth, or A Midsummer Night’s Dream, I actually really enjoy the history plays. Richard III is one of my favorite plays to teach because of the intriguing villain, dynamic poetry, and fascinating characters. However, in order for my students to make sense of it, I realized I had to make sense of the English history Shakespeare was using to write Richard III. In that endeavor, I tumbled down a rabbit hole and into a quagmire of complex English history mired in international and civil wars.

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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

 

StageAgent: A Great Cross-Curricular Teaching Tool

How can theatre teachers find new and interesting way to engage non-theatre students? With the advent of the new StageAgent for Schools program, it’s now easier than ever to integrate theatre into cross-curricular learning projects. Whether you want to brush up your Shakespeare in an English Literature class by having students perform monologues and scenes, or bring American History alive through the musical presence of the smash hit Hamilton, here are some ideas on how to integrate Theatre and other subjects such as Literature, Writing, History, Music, and Dance with the help of StageAgent for Schools. Read guest blogger Amanda Whitford Grundy’s post to see how you can use StageAgent for Schools and the many tools it offers to engage your students in all levels of theatrical learning.

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