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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...)

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company to Present DETROIT 67 in 2015Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company to Present DETROIT 67 in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Artistic Director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company have announced its production of the 2014 Kennedy Award Winner for Drama, Dominique Morisseau's Detroit '67 directed by Hi-ARTS Artistic Director Kamilah Forbes. The music of Motown fuels this riveting new play about family and friendship set in America's Motor City at a tumultuous time in American history. (more...)

KING OF THE YEES Set for UNC's Process Series TonightKING OF THE YEES Set for UNC's Process Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The Process Series at UNC will feature an engaging new work by an acclaimed playwright in November. Commissioned by the Goodman Theater in Chicago, Lauren Yee's King of the Yees will be performed tonight and tomorrow, November 6 and 7, 2014, at 8:00pm in Studio 6 of Swain Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill. The performance is free and open to the public with a $5 suggested donation. (more...)

Raven Theatre Presents Douglas Post Comedy in Fully Staged Reading Now thru 11/5Raven Theatre Presents Douglas Post Comedy in Fully Staged Reading Now thru 11/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Noted Chicago playwright Douglas Post will join Raven Theatre's [Working Title] new play development series with a fully staged workshop production of his comedy Forty-Two Stories, to be directed by Jessica Fisch and performed on the Raven Theatre East Stage now through Wednesday, November 5. (more...)

KING OF THE YEES Set for UNC's Process Series, 11/6-7KING OF THE YEES Set for UNC's Process Series, 11/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2014

The Process Series at UNC will feature an engaging new work by an acclaimed playwright in November. Commissioned by the Goodman Theater in Chicago, Lauren Yee's King of the Yees will be performed November 6 and 7, 2014, at 8:00pm in Studio 6 of Swain Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill. The performance is free and open to the public with a $5 suggested donation. (more...)

Raven Theatre Presents Douglas Post Comedy in Fully Staged Reading 11/03-05Raven Theatre Presents Douglas Post Comedy in Fully Staged Reading 11/03-05
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2014

Noted Chicago playwright Douglas Post will join Raven Theatre's [Working Title] new play development series with a fully staged workshop production of his comedy Forty-Two Stories, to be directed by Jessica Fisch and performed on the Raven Theatre East Stage Monday, November 3 through Wednesday, November 5. (more...)

Staged Reading of FORTY-TWO STORIES Set for Raven Theatre, 11/3-5Staged Reading of FORTY-TWO STORIES Set for Raven Theatre, 11/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Noted Chicago playwright Douglas Post will join Raven Theatre's [Working Title] new play development series with a fully staged workshop production of his comedy Forty-Two Stories, to be directed by Jessica Fisch and performed on the Raven Theatre East Stage Monday, November 3 through Wednesday, November 5. Curtain times for all three performances will be 7:30 pm. (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre to Present THE GOD GAME Through TodayStark Naked Theatre to Present THE GOD GAME Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Following a critically-acclaimed third season, Stark Naked Theatre Company opens its fourth season on September 5th with the southwest regional premiere of The God Game, written by award-winning playwright Suzanne Bradbeer. Critics praised The God Game in its world premiere earlier this year, calling it "a superb new drama" and "the sort of new work that theatre fans long to see." And just in time for election season, Houston audiences will likewise be enthralled with Stark Naked's production of this exciting political drama. The God Game is a relevant and thought-provoking new play that deftly examines the role of faith on the national political stage. Running through September 20th at Stark Naked Theatre's STUDIO 101, The God Game is directed by Jennifer Dean and features perennial favorites Justin Doran, Philip Lehl, and Kim Tobin-Lehl in the lead roles. (more...)

Lark Play Development Center Announces 2014-15 Playwrights Workshop FellowsLark Play Development Center Announces 2014-15 Playwrights Workshop Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The Lark Play Development Center named five New York City-based playwrights as Playwrights' Workshop Fellows for the 2014-15 season. The group spans a wide range of backgrounds and professional experiences and will meet regularly throughout the year to develop new plays. (more...)

New York Madness to Launch Fifth Season with Chisa Hutchinson, 9/21New York Madness to Launch Fifth Season with Chisa Hutchinson, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

New York Madness (NYM) is about to start its Fifth Season. With a focus on emerging artists, NYM hosts a hot night of short plays based on a theme proposed by the more established Featured Guest. The Theme is announced one week prior to the event. NYM has been hosted by the Cherry Lane Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, ESPA/Primary Stages, INTAR Theatre, IATI Theater and they will be at The COW (Former home of The Living Theatre) for their Season Launch on September 21st at 8pm. The Season Launch will include Featured Guest Chisa Hutchinson (Blue Man Group, New York NeoFuturists, Partial Comfort, Atlantic Theater Company, Rattlestick Theater, New Dramatists) along with playwrights Cecilia Copeland*, Judith Leora*, Shaun Bennet Fountleroy, Jeffrey James Keyes, and more TBA. (*denotes Founding Member) (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre to Present THE GOD GAME Through 9/20Stark Naked Theatre to Present THE GOD GAME Through 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Following a critically-acclaimed third season, Stark Naked Theatre Company opens its fourth season on September 5th with the southwest regional premiere of The God Game, written by award-winning playwright Suzanne Bradbeer. Critics praised The God Game in its world premiere earlier this year, calling it "a superb new drama" and "the sort of new work that theatre fans long to see." And just in time for election season, Houston audiences will likewise be enthralled with Stark Naked's production of this exciting political drama. The God Game is a relevant and thought-provoking new play that deftly examines the role of faith on the national political stage. Running through September 20th at Stark Naked Theatre's STUDIO 101, The God Game is directed by Jennifer Dean and features perennial favorites Justin Doran, Philip Lehl, and Kim Tobin-Lehl in the lead roles. (more...)

NNPN Unveils Twelve Productions of Three Rolling World PremieresNNPN Unveils Twelve Productions of Three Rolling World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK (NNPN), the country's alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces its 44th, 45th, and 46th Rolling World Premieres: Nathan Alan Davis' Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea, Andrew Hinderaker's Colossal, and William Missouri Downs' Women Playing Hamlet will receive a total of 12 productions through the Network's Continued Life of New Plays Fund in the 2014/15 season. (more...)

Anna Chlumsky, Jason Danieley, The Skivvies & More Join WTF's 2014 Season; Lauren Ambrose Withdraws from FOOL FOR LOVE with Chris PineAnna Chlumsky, Jason Danieley, The Skivvies & More Join WTF's 2014 Season; Lauren Ambrose Withdraws from FOOL FOR LOVE with Chris Pine
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced additional casting on both the Main Stage and Nikos Stage as well as special events for the 2014 Season. On the Main Stage: Diana DiMarzio, Rick Holmes, and Timothy Shew join the WTF Resident Company, appearing in both June Moon and The Visit. (more...)

Playwrights' Center Sets 2014-15 Fellows & Core WritersPlaywrights' Center Sets 2014-15 Fellows & Core Writers
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

The Playwrights' Center today announced its 2014-15 roster of playwriting fellows and new Core Writers, who together will receive more than $200,000 in awards and additional development funds. The Playwrights' Center is an internationally renowned play development center and artist service organization dedicated to supporting the development of playwrights and new plays. Core Writers and fellows are selected by independent panels composed of nationally recognized theater artists and leaders. (more...)

Public Studio's THE URBAN RETREAT & MANAHATTA Begin Performances TonightPublic Studio's THE URBAN RETREAT & MANAHATTA Begin Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

The Public Theater will begin performances for Public Studio's two inaugural plays, THE URBAN RETREAT by A. Zell Williams, and MANAHATTA, by Mary Kathryn Nagle, tonight, May 15. The two plays will be presented as pared-down productions and run in repertory through Sunday, May 25 in The Public's Shiva Theater. (more...)

Public Studio's THE URBAN RETREAT & MANAHATTA Begin Performances on 5/15Public Studio's THE URBAN RETREAT & MANAHATTA Begin Performances on 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

The Public Theater will begin performances for Public Studio's two inaugural plays, THE URBAN RETREAT by A. Zell Williams, and MANAHATTA, by Mary Kathryn Nagle, on Thursday, May 15. The two plays will be presented as pared-down productions and run in repertory through Sunday, May 25 in The Public's Shiva Theater. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for The Public Theater's THE URBAN RETREAT and MANHATTA, 5/15-25Tickets on Sale for The Public Theater's THE URBAN RETREAT and MANHATTA, 5/15-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that single tickets are now on sale for Public Studio's two inaugural plays, THE URBAN RETREAT and MANAHATTA. The two plays will be presented as pared-down productions and run in repertory from Thursday, May 15 to Sunday, May 25 in The Public's Shiva Theater. (more...)

Douglas Post Receives American Blues Theater's Blue Ink Playwriting AwardDouglas Post Receives American Blues Theater's Blue Ink Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside of American Blues Theater announces the recipient of the Blue Ink Playwriting Award is Douglas Post and his play Comden Mall Community Activists. (more...)

Rep Stage Presents THE PIANO TEACHER, Now thru 2/23Rep Stage Presents THE PIANO TEACHER, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

'The Piano Teacher' opens February 5, 2014, with a limited run through February 23 in the Smith Theatre of the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA) on the campus of HCC. For tickets and additional information, visit www.repstage.org or call 443-518-1500. Press performance is Saturday, February 8, at 8 p.m. (more...)

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