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

Behind on your theatre news? You’ve found the right place! In this monthly feature, we share our favorite theatre articles and news from around the web that you may have missed this month.

tapLauren Gunderson’s Inauguration Day Gift: A Free ‘Taming’
Lauren Gunderson offered free performance rights to groups wishing to stage her feminist political farce on Inauguration Day.

41st Humana Festival of New American Plays 
The Actors Theatre of Louisville announced the lineup for this year’s Humana Festival, the premiere festival showcasing some of the most exciting voices in American theatre.

The Best Songs Cut From Hamilton, Oklahoma!, Into the Woods, and 10 Other Beloved Broadway Musicals
Some new hits from your old favs!

What goes on in the wings
From knitting, to cheese-eating, to pre-show anxiety, eight stars of the stage shared their backstage secrets.

Educational Theatre Association releases annual high school play survey
We are proud to publish 9 of the top 11 most-produced short plays in the country.

Website building for playwrights (content, structure, & design)
The Playwrights’ Center outlined the basics of setting up your very own internet website. 

Tips For a Smooth Tech Week
OnStage Blog gave us this guide for surviving the so-called hell week.

How to Master an Accent
Actress Sarah Jones shared her tips on how to nail that accent.

Holiday Gift Guide for Theatre Lovers
It’s not too late to find something special for the theatre geek in your life!

Nine Ways the Arts Can Heal Our Hurting Civilization
Feeling blehhh? Here’s how you can harness the political power of theatre.

Acting Concepts Through the Lens of Physics
Research-scientist-cum-actor Jithesh Kuyyalil on his unique approach to acting. We love this type of arts/science crossover.

Free Reads Corner
From hilarious one-acts to critically-acclaimed dramas, we gave you a new batch of 20 plays to read totally free.

From Whole Cloth: Building a Theatre Program
A fantastic how-to guide for getting your theatre program off the ground.

Theatre People FAQ: A Cheat Sheet
How to handle those pesky questions about what you do.

We talk theatre education and puns with playwright Jim Peterson
We spoke with Importance of Being Ellie playwright Jim Peterson about the inspiration behind his new play, the legacy of Oscar Wilde, the benefits of a theatre education, and puns.

Researchers have quantified what makes us love Harry Potter
Why stories like Harry Potter and Romeo & Juliet move us.

Break a leg: A history of British theatre
Brush up on your theatre history!

Tonys Seek Nominees for Third Annual Theatre Education Award
Know a great theatre teacher? Here’s a cool chance to honor a teacher that’s inspired you.

Watch Conan O’Brien Master Modern Dance at Alvin Ailey Theatre
Conan O’Brien stopped by the Alvin Ailey Theatre for a little dance lesson, with hilarious results.

14 Worst Scene Partners And How To Deal
Because let’s face it, we’ve all been there.

At a Brooklyn High School, Plenty of Drama Before the Curtain Goes Up
The New York Times gave us this behind-the-scene’s look at the often unseen work of student techs.

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