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Earnest

With the excitment of the attending International Thespian Festival next week in Lincoln, Nebraska, I found myself going through our titles that I thought would be a great fit for high schools. One such title which came up many times in my head was Earnest or What's In A Name?, a comic, witty "what if" musical that hypothesizes a scenario where Oscar Wilde and Arthur Sullivan (from Gilbert and ...

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Hamilton Tops Tony Awards With 11 Wins

By Robert Viagas   Posted 6.13.2016   On Stage, Broadway, TonyAwards, Theatre
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Hamilton, the groundbreaking rap musical about Founding Father Alexander Hamilton that has been dominating headlnes and talk shows for most of the season, also dominated the 70th Annual Antoinette Perry Awards, winning 11 awards including Best Musical. 

 

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Grant writing is a time consuming, sometimes annoying fact of nonprofit life. Government grant deadlines cluster together on our calendars and back up into private foundation deadlines making us all crazy. It’s easy to think “I’m not going to get his grant anyway, so I won’t bother applying.” 

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Way back in middle school (okay, three years ago,) I was in a production of "Hoodie" by Lindsay Price. If you know this play, then you know that it is a daunting show for a group of 7th & 8th graders. It pushes you to look at the lives of the misfits, the odd balls, and the popular. 

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"Modesty is a virtue that can never thrive in public… A man must be his own trumpeteer, he must write or dictate paragraphs of praise in the newspapers, he must dress, have a retinue, and equipage, he must ostentatiously publish to the world his own writings with his name, and must write even some panegyrics upon... them . . . and must perpetuate his fame." - John Adams

I started writing plays just over ...

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