YAA Lion King, Jr.

This past January I got an interesting phone call from Good Counsel alumnus, Rolando Sans.  About five years ago,...

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Directors Note: Titanic

Godspeed Titanic In every age mankind attempts to fabricate great works, at once magnificent and impossible… I’m struck by...

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I Hope I Get It: Five vital questions, one essential answer about College Auditions

So you wanna be a theatre major, eh?  As this school year winds down, you juniors (and maybe even...

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Director’s Note: Taming of the Shrew

At Good Counsel Theatre Company, we’ve pushed the boundaries on what it means to produce high school theatre.  So...

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Director’s Note: Into the Woods

This year Good Counsel Theatre Company has explored non-traditional theatre spaces in both of our Main Stage productions. This...

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The lesson plan lay-up: Proscenium, Thrust, & Arena Stages

Fellow Theatre Educators, After returning from an IB Theatre conference last month, I have had the great pleasure to...

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Opportunity is NOT a lengthy visitor

A couple of weeks ago at OnStage Blog, I came across an article entitled, “Dear Theatre Students, Don’t Throw Away...

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Enduring relationships: how to build relationships with students and parents

At my school, a Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Catholic school, we have a charism that we live by: build enduring...

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The lesson plan lay up: teaching action & tactics

Fellow Theatre Educators, If you’re anything like me, you’re approaching the malaise that sets in at the end of the...

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How to be the actor that everyone wants to work with

As Taming of the Shrew rehearsals progress into off-book work-throughs (which is when the actors first rehearse the scenes without...

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