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BWW Review: Talented Cast Shows there Is More than Science to Mad Cow's PHOTOGRAPH 51BWW Review: Talented Cast Shows there Is More than Science to Mad Cow's PHOTOGRAPH 51
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 26, 2015

In the last two years, Orlando's Mad Cow Theatre has assumed the mantle as one of the Southeast's leaders in producing 'Science Plays.' In addition to their Second Annual Science Play Festival, which begins Friday, February 27th, the Church Street theatre recently premiered Anna Ziegler's affecting play PHOTOGRAPH 51, about the race to discover the structure of DNA. On first blush, such a technical topic doesn't seem like the most obvious choice for a compelling drama, but what Ziegler and director Denise Gillman obviously understand is that a good play, no matter its subject, is best when focused on human relationships and emotions. PHOTOGRAPH 51, which seems as if it was written for Mad Cow's intimate Zehngebot-Stonerock Theatre, provides plenty of science, but truly excels when the actors pull back the layers on their characters' intricacies. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company's 2015-2016 Season to Feature a World Premiere, Philadelphia Premieres, and MoreLantern Theater Company's 2015-2016 Season to Feature a World Premiere, Philadelphia Premieres, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015

Lantern Theater Company announces its 2015-2016 season comprised of two Philadelphia premieres bookending the season, a world premiere at the centerpiece of the year, a remounting of a Barrymore Award-winning production, and the annual Shakespeare production. The season features Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler, Underneath the Lintel (An Impressive Presentation of Lovely Evidences) by Glen Berger, Oscar Wilde: From the Depths by Charles McMahon, William Shakespeare's As You Like It and 36 Views by Naomi Iizuka. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Sets PHOTOGRAPH 51 Cast, Opening 2/20Mad Cow Theatre Sets PHOTOGRAPH 51 Cast, Opening 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Mad Cow Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for its upcoming run of Photograph 51, by Anna Ziegler, set to open February 20, 2015 in The Zehngebot-Stonerock Theatre as part of Season 18. (more...)

Playwright Nick Payne & More Set for MTC's Sloan Panel for CONSTELLATIONSPlaywright Nick Payne & More Set for MTC's Sloan Panel for CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club announces the upcoming Sloan Panel Discussion on Constellations, which will be held following the Thursday, January 15 performance of the play at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street), and is open to anyone attending the evening's performance. The panel, which will be presented in partnership with the World Science Festival, will focus on the role of science in the play and will feature playwright Nick Payne and Brian Greene, professor of Physics and Mathematics at Columbia University and co-founder of the World Science Festival. Social commentator Faith Salie will moderate. (more...)

The Old Globe Hosts 2nd Annual New Voices Festival This WeekendThe Old Globe Hosts 2nd Annual New Voices Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

The Old Globe today announced it will present the Second Annual New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, this weekend, December 12 - 14, 2014. (more...)

The Old Globe to Host 2nd Annual New Voices Festival, 12/12-14The Old Globe to Host 2nd Annual New Voices Festival, 12/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

The Old Globe today announced it will present the Second Annual New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, December 12 - 14, 2014. (more...)

9 Filmmakers And 8 Projects Selected For The Film Independent 2014 Producing Lab9 Filmmakers And 8 Projects Selected For The Film Independent 2014 Producing Lab
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival, is pleased to announce the producers selected for its 14 th annual Producing Lab. The 2014 Producing Lab is supported by lead funderTime Warner Foundation. Additional funding is provided by theAlfred P. Sloan Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts. The four-week intensive program is designed to help filmmakers develop skills as creative independent producers.Producers participate with a feature length narrative project that they are in the process of producing. Through the lab, Fellows develop a strategy and action plan to bring their current projects to fruition. The lab also helps to further the careers of the Producing Fellows by introducing them to film professionals who can advise them on both the craft and business of independent producing. (more...)

Aizzah Fatima's DIRTY PAKI LINGERIE Plays Leicester Square This WeekendAizzah Fatima's DIRTY PAKI LINGERIE Plays Leicester Square This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

The critically acclaimed one woman play Dirty Paki Lingerie directed by Erica Gould comes to London after sold out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Toronto, NYC, Pakistan, and Turkmenistan. Award winning actress and comedy writer Aizzah Fatima debuts her solo play Dirty Paki Lingerie on the West End today, October 24 at Leicester Square Theatre at 9pm, and then plays at Rich Mix Cultural Arts Centre on Saturday, October 25 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Aizzah Fatima's DIRTY PAKI LINGERIE to Play Leicester Square Theatre, 24-25 OctAizzah Fatima's DIRTY PAKI LINGERIE to Play Leicester Square Theatre, 24-25 Oct
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

The critically acclaimed one woman play Dirty Paki Lingerie directed by Erica Gould comes to London after sold out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Toronto, NYC, Pakistan, and Turkmenistan. Award winning actress and comedy writer Aizzah Fatima debuts her solo play Dirty Paki Lingerie on the West End this Friday, October 24 at Leicester Square Theatre at 9pm, and then plays at Rich Mix Cultural Arts Centre on Saturday, October 25 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Juliana Nash, Nell Benjamin, Nathan Jackson, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Greg Pierce and More Among MTC's Alfred P. Sloan CommissionsJuliana Nash, Nell Benjamin, Nathan Jackson, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Greg Pierce and More Among MTC's Alfred P. Sloan Commissions
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) announce recent recipients of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiative commissions for Manhattan Theatre Club. The commissioned writers are Jeff Augustin (Little Children Dream of God), Courtney Baron (A Very Common Procedure) and Juliana Nash (Murder Ballad), Nell Benjamin (The Explorers Club), Madeline George (The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence), Tom Holloway (And No More Shall We Part), Nathan Jackson (Broke-ology), Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon), Greg Pierce (Slowgirl), and Alexandra Wood (The Initiate). (more...)

Michael Yates Crowley, Sarah Gancher & More Named 2014-15 Playwrights Realm Writing FellowsMichael Yates Crowley, Sarah Gancher & More Named 2014-15 Playwrights Realm Writing Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The Playwrights Realm has selected four early-career playwrights for its 2014-15 Writing Fellows program: Michael Yates Crowley, Sarah Gancher, Emma Goidel, and Tony Meneses. (more...)

The Playwrights Realm's MY MAÑANA COMES Opens TonightThe Playwrights Realm's MY MAÑANA COMES Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

The Playwrights Realm's World Premiere production of MY MAŅANA COMES by Elizabeth Irwin, directed by Chay Yew, opens tonight, September 4, at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). The show runs through September 20th, 2014 only. (more...)

Swandive Theatre's 5th Annual Veggie Stock Theatre Returns to Corcoran Neighborhood, 8/23-9/13Swandive Theatre's 5th Annual Veggie Stock Theatre Returns to Corcoran Neighborhood, 8/23-9/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Swandive Theatre returns to the backyard this summer for the 5th annual Veggie Stock Theatre! The summer play-­reading series, taking place over four Saturdays (Aug 23rd, 30th & Sept 6th, 13th), invites patrons, friends, and neighbors into the Corcoran backyard for a potluck, a play reading, and a discussion. Read by a talented group of professional Minneapolis actors, each of the scripts tell stories that explore magic in the everyday, a hallmark of Swandive Theatre productions. Veggie Stock Theatre prompts conversations with members of Swandive's audience to find out first-­?hand what they enjoy and what they might want to see as a fully staged production sometime in the future. (more...)

terraNOVA Collective Now Accepting Submissions for 2014-15 Groundbreakers Playwright GroupterraNOVA Collective Now Accepting Submissions for 2014-15 Groundbreakers Playwright Group
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

terraNOVA Collective is now accepting online submissions for the 2014-15 Groundbreakers Playwright Group. The Groundbreakers Playwrights Group will run from September 2014 - February 2015. (more...)

PEW-ISH Premieres in NYC TomorrowPEW-ISH Premieres in NYC Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

PEW-ISH, an unusual new project to expand the conversation about Jewish identity, especially among unaffiliated Jews, will launch with a special dramatic production of 10 new plays tomorrow, June 26, at the Loft at Judson Memorial Church in New York. (more...)

Braden Abraham Named Acting Artistic Director of Seattle RepBraden Abraham Named Acting Artistic Director of Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Seattle Repertory Theatre's Board of Trustees announced today Braden Abraham's appointment as Acting Artistic Director, effective immediately. Abraham formerly served as Associate Artistic Director and has been on the artistic staff of Seattle Rep since 2003. The appointment, extending through June 30, 2016, comes on the heels of the death of Artistic Director Jerry Manning, who passed away suddenly in April. (more...)

The Playwrights Realm to Kick Off 2014 INK'D READING FESTIVAL, 5/12The Playwrights Realm to Kick Off 2014 INK'D READING FESTIVAL, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

The Playwrights Realm will present the annual INK'D Reading Festival from May 12 through May 15 at The Studio Theatre at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street). The 2014 festival features the plays of Elizabeth Irwin (My Maņana Comes), Lila Rose Kaplan (123), Jason Gray Platt (The There There) and Amelia Roper (Lottie in the Late Afternoon). As previously announced, My Maņana Comes will receive a full production at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street) from August 26 to September 20, 2014. (more...)

Kenopsia Productions and Blind Pug Arts Collective to Present FAULT LINES: TWO ONE ACT PLAYSKenopsia Productions and Blind Pug Arts Collective to Present FAULT LINES: TWO ONE ACT PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Kenopsia Productions and Blind Pug Arts Collective have announced the run of Fault Lines: Two One Acts, a compilation of two bold and biting one act plays that explore the boundaries of familial love, and the dangers of parental protection going too far. The show begins with The Rest, is Silence by rising playwright Kelsey Jayne Hogan, and concludes with frag by Michael John Garces, Artistic Director of Cornerstone Theatre Company. Emerging director Elizabeth Schneider will direct these two complimentary, yet stylistically contrasting pieces that expose the fissures of family dysfunction. (more...)

Playwrights Realm to Celebrate 7th Anniversary with WRITERS BLOCK PARTY, 4/7Playwrights Realm to Celebrate 7th Anniversary with WRITERS BLOCK PARTY, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

The Playwrights Realm will celebrate its seventh anniversary with the annual Writers Block Party on Monday, April 7, 2014 at The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse in the Samuel B. & David Rose Building (70 Lincoln Center Plaza; 165 West 65th Street). (more...)

F*It Club Announces Cast and Creative Team of THE SPRING FLING: FIRST LOVE, 5/1-11F*It Club Announces Cast and Creative Team of THE SPRING FLING: FIRST LOVE, 5/1-11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, continues its annual series of short, commissioned world-premiere plays with The Spring Fling: First Love, six new short plays by Halley Feiffer (How to Make Friends and Then Kill Them), Kate Gersten (Benefit of the Doubt), Jason Grote (Mad Men, Smash, Hannibal, 1001), Mark Sitko (Rocky Philly, Tube), Tommy Smith (White Hot, Pigeon), and Lauren Yee (The Hatmaker's Wife). Performances will be Thursday, May 1st through Sunday, May 11th with Wednesday through Saturday night performances at 8pm and Sunday matinees at 2p. (more...)

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