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

Happy new year! The holidays are a busy time, so if you’re behind on your theatre news, we don’t blame you! You’ve found the right place to catch up. In this monthly feature, we share our favorite theatre articles and news from around the web that you may have missed this month.

tapBest Theatre of 2016 Lists
It was December, so we saw a lot of best of lists! Here was the best theatre of the year according to the New York Times, TimeOut, Chicago Tribune, and The Guardian.

8 Teachers on the Benefits of Theatre Education
We talked to eight drama teachers about the transformative power of theatre.

Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, a Mother-Daughter Act for the Ages
We lost two legends this month. They will be missed.

15 Networking Tips And Tricks For Thespians taught us how to network. Breaking out into song always worked for us!

“For the Love of Originality”: NYMF’s Discussion on Inventing New Stories in Musical Theatre
HowlRound gave us this discussion from from the New York Musical Festival in praise of original works in musical theatre.

We published a lot of plays!
Kissed the Girls and Made Them Cry by Arlene Hutton, Mythical Creatures and How to Approach Them by Travis Greisler, Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook by Allison Gregory, Everyone Gets Abducted by Aliens by Marshall Pailet, The Shape of the Grave by Laura Lundgren Smith, and dEAD dOG pARK by Barry Malawer came out this month.

Education Research Highlights From 2016
Edutopia looked at the research that made an impact in 2016, from growth mindset in science class to effective stress-reduction strategies for teachers and students.

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

5 Ways to Best Handle Rejection
Because it happens to the best of us, especially when you’re in theatre.

Theatre: A Counterweight for Heavy Times
American Theatre reminded us why theatre’s mandate to serve as a town hall is important as ever.

SNL: Emma Stones leads high school theatre showcase
We got another installment of Saturday Night Live’s high school theatre show.

6 Questions with Marshall Pailet
We spoke with playwright Marshal Pailet about the inspiration behind his new plays, his advice for aspiring playwrights, and his deepest, darkest fears (hint: it’s sharks).

Lin-Manuel Miranda answers 20 questions about 2016
We learned more about Lin-Manuel Miranda and 2016!

9 Lesser Known Tongue Twisters Of The Theatre
We learned some new tongue Twisters like “Yoko Ono’s MoMA no-nos” courtesy of Funny Or Die (Mild Adult Content).

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