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Blog Roundup: The Theatre Articles & News You May Have Missed in September

Behind on your theatre news? We got you. In this monthly feature, we share our favorite theatre articles and news from around the web that you may have missed this month.

tap3 Steps to Making Experimental Theatre that Sells Out and Gets Great Reviews
Neo-Futurist alum and 44 Plays For 44 Presidents author, Andy Bayiates, shared his tips for experimental theatre success.

Postscript: Edward Albee, 1928-2016
Rest in peace, Edward Albee.

The Top 20* Most-Produced Playwrights of the 2016-17 Season
American Theatre released its list of most-produced playwrights. We couldn’t be more thrilled for I and You author Lauren Gunderson, the most-produced living playwright in the country!

11 Tips For Applying Your Own Stage Makeup taught us how to do makeup like a pro.

A New Theater Company Is Building Its Model Around Promoting Other Theaters’ Shows
We thought this was a pretty cool idea.

If I Loved You: The Evolution of the Conditional Love Song in Musical Theatre
HowlRound took a look at the musical theatre convention of the conditional love song.

Free Reads Corner
From David Ives to Don Zolidis, we gave you a brand new batch of 20 full plays to read for free.

A Short History of Ancient Theatre
We brushed up on our theatre history.

I Wrote That? Playwrights Look Back at Their Teenage Work
Whether brilliant right away, or, less-than-brilliant, they all had to start somewhere.

The Gaudy, Glittery, Gorgeously Subversive World of Taylor Mac
The title says it all. We <3 Taylor Mac.

Teacher Spotlight: Gay Brasher of Leland High School
We spoke with Gay Brasher of Leland High School about the school’s award-winning speech and debate team, what makes a good competition piece, and celebrating her 50th year as a teacher.

Finding Your Niche in the World of Theatre
Because there are many roles in the theat-uhh.

The State of the Play: A Critic Addresses the Theatre Nation
One critic contemplates whether we’re in a Golden Age of playwriting.

We published plays!
Everyone Gets Eaten by Sharks by Marshall Pailet, Lost in Place: 6 Short Plays by Lewis BlackThe Shout by Mark Rigney, and Miles and Ellie and Nooses Off by Don Zolidis were published this month.

The Making of a Musical: ‘Like You Like It’ (Part 1)
Sammy Buck and Daniel Acquisto discussed how their Shakespeare-’80s mashup musical Like You Like It (soon-to-be published!) came to be.

The Power of Creative Cross Training: How Experimentation Creates Possibility
We were reminded of way all art can improve our theatre craft.

I love theatre and I’m blind.
The Guardian gave us this fantastic essay about how theatre works for the blind.

6 Questions with Lia Romeo
We spoke with the playwright about the inspiration behind her new play and the importance of a good day job.

How to Think Like Shakespeare
The Chronicle of Higher Education pondered how to think creatively in an era of standardized testing.

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