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Don Zolidis on the Top 10 Essentials of Teaching Playwriting
So you want to teach playwriting, but where to start? In this guest blog post, playwright and former high school teacher Don Zolidis shares his advice on teaching playwriting to teenagers.

A lot of teachers I meet are a bit cautious when teaching playwriting. Most theater teachers learned about acting and directing in college, and very few of them really dove into the specifics of playwriting. The good news, however, is that playwriting is basically just acting on the page. If you can act, you can write. The great difference of course, is that when you’re writing ...
9 Playwrights Share Their Advice for Aspiring Writers
Over the years, we’ve had the chance to speak with numerous playwrights about their craft. One question we love to ask writers is what their advice would be for writers starting out—what wisdom they might impart to their younger selves. Here, we share with you some of that advice.
“Keep writing. Find people you want to work with who inspire you. Keep asking questions, keep pushing yourself. Stay curious. The world is big and strange and wondrous. Explore. And as you do, try to be kind to yourself and to others. Also, be patient. Writing is a lifelong process. There ...
Advice for Playwrights: 10 Expert Tips for Marketing Your School Plays from Don Zolidis
This article originally appeared on on May 13, 2015, and has been reposted with permission.

Today’s guest poster, Don Zolidis, has taught both middle school and high school, and is a former playwriting professor. Currently living in Texas with his wife and two children and working on a musical, Zolidis is originally from Wisconsin, and received his B.A. in English from Minnesota’s Carleton College and an MFA in Playwriting from the Actor’s Studio Program at the New School. His work has received numerous honors, including the Princess Grace ...

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