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Learn about some of opera’s most revered female artists as they talk about their talents, performances, and orchestral works.
At a recent student matinee of A Christmas Story at the Cleveland Play House, two young girls clutched each other’s hands before the show started. Pamela DiPasquale, education director for Cleveland Play House, asked the girls if they were nervous. She recalls them asking, “‘Is it going to be scary...
A round-up of inspirational quotes to motivate us to work on our art.
Give it up to these women artists doing incredible in the arts!
Jenn Colella and Caesar Samayoa discovered at a young age the place they would call home: the theater. Though their origin stories as actors vary somewhat, they both share the experience of having fallen in love with the craft of acting first as audience members. Now, as working actors, they create...
For deaf individuals, the inherently verbal nature of theater poses obvious, often prohibitive challenges. While some theaters have made closed captioning available to audiences, others approach deafness as a unique artistic opportunity rather than as an obstacle to be worked around. One of the...
Like many actors, Cassie Beck knew at a young age that she wanted to perform. Her journey began with competitive Irish step dancing. Then, she went on to act competitively throughout the South. Dr amatic acting, however, wasn't her primary passion; that spot was reserved for musical theater. One...
Our Milestone videos celebrate the nation's foremost arts organizations.
Former NEA Chairmen celebrate the legacy of the NEA's fourth chairman, Frank Hodsoll.
This past July, Angel Rodriguez of Puget Sound Adventist Academy High School in Seattle, Washington, became the National Champion of the Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge for High School Students, a pilot initiative of the NEA and Playbill, Inc., with additional support provided by Disney...

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