The 2015-16 school year is over and for Indie Theater Now it’s been our best ever. It’s wonderful how many schools, drama teachers, students have found ITN so very useful. Students at Fordham, Williams College, University of Georgia, Curtis Institute of Music, Rowan University (to name a few) were introduced to ITN and used it as a resource for their classwork.
At Curtis, the instructor chose the plays that were to be read. At Williams the students in an acting class chose their own plays, selected monologues and created a unique piece (all were produced in an evening of theater). The instructor at Rowan chose a “play of the week” to read and discuss as part of a playwriting class.
In addition, several high school students found monologues on ITN to use in the National Speech and Debate competition (we know of two who got to the finals).
We surveyed a sampling of these students and they were just about unanimous in their praise for the quality and diversity of plays on ITN. Also they told us they found it easy to work with and would recommend it to others. How very nice! The student comments say it even better:
“I like the plays that were included. Especially SMOKER and SO, I KILLED A FEW PEOPLE…”
“Great site. Found it very useful with good quality plays.”
“I really enjoyed using Indie Theater Now and think that it is an awesome place to look for theater productions.”
“I really enjoyed the different types of plays that were available. “
We’d like to do reach out to many more students and schools next year. Please forward this post to anyone who you feel would be interested. ITN offers academic subscriptions tailored to the size of the class. ITN offers collections geared to the needs of the class. For more information, please contact me.