Arts Council News

American Theater Group Brings Topical New Play to SOPAC Loft Staged Reading of A GOOD FARMERAmerican Theater Group Brings Topical New Play to SOPAC Loft Staged Reading of A GOOD FARMER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

American Theater Group, the South Orange Performing Arts Center's  new theatre company in-residence, presents a staged reading of A Good Farmer by Sharyn Rothstein on Sunday, April 2 at 7 p.m.  The powerful story, set in upstate New York, tells a compelling tale of one family's struggle to maintain their farm through adversity. The wheels of crisis are set into motion when they hire a Mexican immigrant to help them. The topical play highlights the humanity of those whose only crime was to come to American and make a better life for their families, and the bonds we all share as immigrants seeking the American dream.  (more...)

Cast Announced for Inua Ellams' BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES at the NationalCast Announced for Inua Ellams' BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES at the National
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES, a new play by Inua Ellams, begins previews at the National Theatre from 30 May, with press night 7 June, in repertoire until 8 July 2017, in a co-production with Fuel and West Yorkshire Playhouse. Directed by Bijan Sheibani. (more...)

Lincoln to Host Free Screening of POST FROM THE ROADLincoln to Host Free Screening of POST FROM THE ROAD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

America-land of the weird and home of the wonderful-sings out its marvels at every turn. Emmy Award-winning performer Robert Post has created a delightfully quirky video series that sings along. (more...)

Rosie Kay Dance Company Returns to Home with MK ULTRARosie Kay Dance Company Returns to Home with MK ULTRA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Rosie Kay, one of the UK's leading choreographers, renowned for her athletic movement, rigorous research and intelligent theatricality, presents her company's new show MK ULTRA, which calls in at HOME on Wednesday 3/Thursday 4 May. (more...)

New Dance Alliance Announces 31st Annual Mix Festival, 6/8-11New Dance Alliance Announces 31st Annual Mix Festival, 6/8-11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

New Dance Alliance is pleased to announce the lineup for the 31st annual Performance Mix Festival. “The most elaborate festival of the unpredictable” (The New York Times), the 2017 festival will feature works by 20 local and international dance artists, as well as Performance Mix's annual community breakfast, a dance party, and more. (more...)

DECLARATION to Embark on UK Tour this SummerDECLARATION to Embark on UK Tour this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Declaration examines the faces we wear to fit in and what happens when we are forced to declare our differences. Developed in consultation with medical professionals, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) and mental health support groups, Declaration challenges stereotypes with a curious, comic and candid look at ADHD, mental health and diagnosis in the 21st century. (more...)

16th Kalanidhi International Festival of Indian Dance Announces Live and Live-Streamed Performances, Symposium and Film Retrospective16th Kalanidhi International Festival of Indian Dance Announces Live and Live-Streamed Performances, Symposium and Film Retrospective
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The 16th Kalanidhi International Festival of Indian Dance: Whirling Streams is just around the corner, running Tuesday March 28 to Sunday April 2, 2017 at Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre. Tickets are available by calling the Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416-973-4000 OR online at: www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps OR visit www.kalanidhifinearts.org (more...)

Milford Arts Council presents WORK IS THE CURSE OF THE DRINKING CLASSESMilford Arts Council presents WORK IS THE CURSE OF THE DRINKING CLASSES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Arts Council (MAC), is excited to announce a special one-night only theater event, Work Is The Curse Of The Drinking Classes, written by Neil Titley and performed by Johnson Flucker. This performance takes place April 2nd at 4 pm at the Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue, Milford, CT.  This event has cabaret seating and it is BYO-everything.  So bring a bottle of your favorite wine, a snack and enjoy this wonderful performance. (more...)

Kent Monkman's SHAME AND PREJUDICE Begins Canadian TourKent Monkman's SHAME AND PREJUDICE Begins Canadian Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

After premiering at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto with over 23,000 visitors, Kent Monkman's Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience will begin its national tour, travelling between Canadian coasts for the next three years. Calgary's Glenbow Museum is the first stop to welcome Monkman's searing critique of Canada's colonial policies in response to the Sesquicentennial of Confederation. (more...)

Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Musical to Headline Cleveland Play House's 2017 New Ground Theatre FestivalDisney's FREAKY FRIDAY Musical to Headline Cleveland Play House's 2017 New Ground Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Cleveland Play House (CPH) will debut four inventive and bold new works during their 2017 New Ground Theatre Festival. This year's New Ground will run from May 11-20. (more...)

Richmond Ballet Returns to The Joyce for Four NY Premieres, 5/9-14Richmond Ballet Returns to The Joyce for Four NY Premieres, 5/9-14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Richmond Ballet returns to The Joyce Theater for the first time since 2010 to perform four NY premieres from the more than 60 works commissioned by the Company since its inception. Under the 37-year leadership of founder Stoner Winslett – one of the longest tenured artistic directors of a major American ballet company and one of the few women in this position – Richmond Ballet has grown into one of the most respected midsized companies, presenting its body of works around the world. For their 2017 New York season, the Company has selected pieces by four gifted choreographers including Chinese-born Ma Cong, Warsaw-born and New York-resident Katarzyna Skarpetowska, San Francisco-based Val Caniparoli, and Richmond Ballet's Artistic Associate, Malcolm Burn. (more...)

LADY DAY, TRUE WEST and More Set for Rep Stage's 25th Anniversary SeasonLADY DAY, TRUE WEST and More Set for Rep Stage's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, announces its 25th anniversary season lineup of three contemporary classics-'The Heidi Chronicles,' 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill,' and 'True West'-and a world premiere play about Baltimore's eccentric Cone sisters in Susan McCully's 'All She Must Possess.' (more...)

Former ENO Artistic Director, John Berry, Launches New Opera Company, OPERA VENTURESFormer ENO Artistic Director, John Berry, Launches New Opera Company, OPERA VENTURES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Former English National Opera Artistic Director John Berry has launched a new, not-for-profit company called Opera Ventures.  It will produce opera and mixed media performances, workshops, classes and training. (more...)

Brand New Theatre From Young Birmingham Playwright Is Set To Make Some NoiseBrand New Theatre From Young Birmingham Playwright Is Set To Make Some Noise
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Emerging Midlands playwright and producer, Thomas Moran presents the premiere of NOISE at The Old Rep Birmingham, a heart-warming story of identity and togetherness in a time when division in society seems increasingly prevalent. (more...)

Howard County Arts Council Announces Performers for CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS GalaHoward County Arts Council Announces Performers for CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Howard County Arts Council has announced the guest performers for the 20th annual Celebration of the Arts in Howard County gala. (more...)

Pride Films and Plays Announces the Great Trans* Play Contest^Pride Films and Plays Announces the Great Trans* Play Contest^
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Chicago-based performing arts company Pride Films and Plays announces its inaugural The Great Trans* Play Contest. The international competition is open exclusively to playwrights who are transgender, gender queer, gender fluid, non-binary, or of other gender nonconforming identities, all referred to here as 'trans*.' The mission of this new competition is to specifically encourage new stories touching the trans* community and its members which are told with authentic trans* voices and thereby provide valuable opportunities for trans theatre artists in the disciplines of performance, direction, and management. In the process, Pride Films and Plays will foster trans* identified authors and help amplify their work within the queer and general theatre communities. (more...)

Postmodern Take on LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD to Kick Off Spring at Asheville Creative ArtsPostmodern Take on LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD to Kick Off Spring at Asheville Creative Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Asheville Creative Arts (ACA), Asheville's professional children's theatre announces the first mainstage of its spring season, THE LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD SHOW, a postmodern take on the classic tale written by Russell Davis and co-directed by ACA co-founder Abby Felder and resident company member, Katie Jones. (more...)

Baltimore Playwrights Festival to Stage Readings of WHAT DID HAPPEN and DIE, MR. DARCY, DIE! at FPCTBaltimore Playwrights Festival to Stage Readings of WHAT DID HAPPEN and DIE, MR. DARCY, DIE! at FPCT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Join us for free staged reading of new plays submitted by local playwrights for this summer's Baltimore Playwrights Festival. The next readings are this Saturday, March 25, 11 am and 1 pm, at Fells Point Corner Theatre, 251 South Ann Street. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMUtah Shakespeare Festival presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Utah Shakespeare Festival is once again hitting the road with its Shakespeare-in-the-Schools touring production-this year performing the magical and enchanting story of A Midsummer Night's Dream. From January to April, the Festival will take its production of A Midsummer Night's Dream to more than 25,000 students in five western states. (more...)

Tony-Winning Play ALL THE WAY Opens This Friday at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle TheatreTony-Winning Play ALL THE WAY Opens This Friday at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????Political intrigue takes center stage at Actors' Playhouse in the Tony Award-winning drama All The Way by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

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