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Kitchen Theatre Company Announces its 26th SeasonKitchen Theatre Company Announces its 26th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

 Kitchen Theatre Company's 2016-17 season marks the start of the theater's second quarter century. From the world premiere of Wendy Dann's Birds of East Africa to the hilarious encore production of Precious Nonsense, it promises to be one to remember. Darian Dauchan's Death Boogie showcases his mastery of multi-character solo work, accompanied by live musicians on bass and violin. It is a hip hop musical that is part performance, part concert and all Darian. Clean Alternatives by Brian Dykstra was ahead of the curve when first produced, with its focus on the environment and our shared responsibility to ensure a sustainable planet. Alexander Thomas' Throw Pitchfork is a brilliantly performed solo performance by one of KTC's favorite actors.Sex With Strangers by Laura Eason explores the high-powered, cutthroat world of publishing and two passionate writers' relationship to fame and to each other. Opening the season is the irreverent, buckle-your-seat-belts, Tony-nominated Hand To God by Robert Askins. (more...)

World Premiere of New Play by Theresa Rebeck: SEAREDWorld Premiere of New Play by Theresa Rebeck: SEARED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) begins its fourteenth season with the tasty World Premiere Seared by powerhouse playwright Theresa Rebeck. Searedis a special commission by San Francisco Playhouse. Margarett Perry will direct. (more...)

Bedlam, Elevator Repair Service and More to Take Part in Access Theater Residency ProgramBedlam, Elevator Repair Service and More to Take Part in Access Theater Residency Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Access Theater has announced the companies and artists who will participate in its inaugural RESIDENCY PROGRAM for the 2016-2017 season: Elevator Repair Service (The Sound and the Fury), Bedlam (Sense and Sensibility, Saint Joan), Frank Pugliese (House of Cards), Waterwell (w/ Arian Moayed of The Humans), The Drilling Company, New Light Theater Project, Primitive Grace (w/ David Zayas and Paul Calderon), Everyday Inferno, Not Without Rage, The Boom! Agenda Theatre Collective, Kristen Adele, and New Dance Company. (more...)

Theresa Rebeck's SEARED to Make World Premiere at San Francisco Playhouse This FallTheresa Rebeck's SEARED to Make World Premiere at San Francisco Playhouse This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse begins its fourteenth season with the World Premiere SEARED written by powerhouse playwright Theresa Rebeck. SEARED is a special commisson by San Francisco Playhouse (450 Post Street, San Francisco, California). Margarett Perry will direct. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Announces 2016-2017 Sandbox Season of World PremieresSan Francisco Playhouse Announces 2016-2017 Sandbox Season of World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse Artistic Director Bill English and Producing Director Susi Damilano continue to build on the momentum of the Award-Winning Sandbox Series-now celebrating its eighth season-by announcing three world premieres, two of which will be presented in the Rueff space at the Strand Theater. (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival's New Play Reading Series Presents Brian Dykstra's Employee of the MonthDorset Theatre Festival's New Play Reading Series Presents Brian Dykstra's Employee of the Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

From the mind of actor, playwright, HBO Def Poet Brian Dykstra comes a play in which a middle-management woman who is being denied access to a staircase asks what the difference is between a staircase being 'out-of-service' and 'out-of-order. The underpaid security guard replies, 'You're not going to like my answer.' His response sets off a chain reaction that becomes a sly commentary on office politics, glass ceilings, income inequality and racism in Corporate America. (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival Receives Generous Grants in Support of New Play Development ProgramDorset Theatre Festival Receives Generous Grants in Support of New Play Development Program
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The National Foundation for the Arts, the Edgerton Foundation and the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust have all awarded prestigious grants to the Dorset Theatre Festival this season in support of their New Play Development Program. (more...)

2016 Ice Factory Festival to Present Seven New Works at New Ohio Theatre2016 Ice Factory Festival to Present Seven New Works at New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Artistic Director Robert Lyons presents the 23rd annual OBIE Award-winning Ice Factory Festival. Ice Factory 2016 takes place at New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Ice Factory 2016 will present seven new works over seven weeks, running from June 29 - August 13, 2016. (more...)

SEARED, THE CHRISTIANS and More Set for San Francisco Playhouse's 2016-17 SeasonSEARED, THE CHRISTIANS and More Set for San Francisco Playhouse's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse Artistic Director Bill English and Producing Director Susi Damilano have announced five of six selections for the 2016-2017 Mainstage season. (more...)

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, NOISES OFF & More Set for San Francisco Playhouse's 2016-17 SeasonLA CAGE AUX FOLLES, NOISES OFF & More Set for San Francisco Playhouse's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse Artistic Director Bill English and Producing Director Susi Damilano announced their 2016-2017 Mainstage season. Complete information is available at www.sfplayhouse.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Human Race Theatre Co's ONE SLIGHT HITCHPhoto Flash: First Look at The Human Race Theatre Co's ONE SLIGHT HITCH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Spring has sprung and while love is in the air at The Human Race, April showers loom for the characters of the theatre company's latest production, ONE SLIGHT HITCH. The production at The Human Race's downtown Dayton home at The Loft Theatre is directed by Margarett Perry and features actors Brian Dykstra and Rita Rehn, with Dana Berger, Alex Curtis, Cecily Dowd, Kyle Nunn and Alex Sunderhaus. The preview performance of ONE SLIGHT HITCH is tonight, April 7. Opening night is tomorrow, April 8. The production runs through April 24. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Access Theater Welcomes New Artistic and Producing DirectorsAccess Theater Welcomes New Artistic and Producing Directors
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Access Theater announces the selection of Sarah Norris and Michael Aguirre as the new Artistic Director and Producing Director, respectively. Founder and owner Jacqueline Christy will shift to the new position of Executive Director as Access Theater enters its 24th season. (more...)

Lewis Black's ONE SLIGHT HITCH Coming to The Human Race Theatre, 4/8Lewis Black's ONE SLIGHT HITCH Coming to The Human Race Theatre, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Spring has sprung and while love is in the air at The Human Race, April showers loom for the characters of the theatre company's latest production, One Slight Hitch. Life in suburban Cincinnati is good for Doc and Delia Coleman on the morning they're about to throw their eldest daughter the perfect wedding they never had, that is until her vagabond exboyfriend arrives on their doorstep and turns their best laid plans into total chaos. The result is a zany, door-slamming comedy about stressed-out parents, less-than-helpful siblings and interruptions galore from the mind of comedian Lewis Black. Will their daughter make it down the aisle or will the day end up a perfect disaster? The production at The Human Race's downtown Dayton home at The Loft Theatre is directed by Margarett Perry and features actors Brian Dykstra and Rita Rehn, with Dana Berger, Alex Curtis, Cecily Dowd, Kyle Nunn and Alex Sunderhaus. The preview performance of One Slight Hitch is Thursday, April 7. Opening night is Friday, April 8. The production runs through April 24. (more...)

BWW Review: IDEATION at 59E59 Theaters is CaptivatingBWW Review: IDEATION at 59E59 Theaters is Captivating
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 22, 2016

See 'IDEATION' at 59E59 Theater through April 17th. This thought-provoking play is insightful and humorous. (more...)

Kitchen Theatre Company Artistic Director Announces RetirementKitchen Theatre Company Artistic Director Announces Retirement
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Kitchen Theatre Company Artistic Director Rachel Lampert has informed the Board of Directors that the 2016-2017 / 26th Season will be her final season at the theater. 'Next season will be my twentieth as Artistic Director, and I feel that is a milestone and an appropriate time to start new endeavors - my third act. I wanted to be sure the Board of Directors had ample time to find the next Artistic Director, so I have let them know of my plans,' says Lampert. Lampert's tenure has been marked by Kitchen Theatre Company's evolution from a struggling upstart to an established cultural center for Ithaca, Tompkins County and Central New York. She has championed the work of artists of color, women and LGBTQ writers, directors and actors. As a producer, she is recognized for her savvy ability to choose seasons that keep subscribers returning while provocatively pushing the envelope and always maintaining the core mission that 'important conversations happen in the Kitchen.' (more...)

The Human Race Theatre Company to Present Lewis Black's ONE SLIGHT HITCH, 4/7-24The Human Race Theatre Company to Present Lewis Black's ONE SLIGHT HITCH, 4/7-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Spring has sprung and while love is in the air at The Human Race, April showers loom for the characters of the theatre company's latest production, One Slight Hitch. Life in suburban Cincinnati is good for Doc and Delia Coleman on the morning they're about to throw their eldest daughter the perfect wedding they never had, that is until her vagabond ex-boyfriend arrives on their doorstep and turns their best laid plans into total chaos. The result is a zany, door-slamming comedy about stressed-out parents, less-than-helpful siblings and interruptions galore from the mind of comedian Lewis Black. Will their daughter make it down the aisle or will the day end up a perfect disaster? The production at The Human Race's downtown Dayton home at The Loft Theatre is directed by Margarett Perry and features actors Brian Dykstra and Rita Rehn, with Dana Berger, Alex Curtis, Cecily Dowd, Kyle Nunn and Alex Sunderhaus. The preview performance of One Slight Hitch is Thursday, April 7. Opening night is Friday, April 8. The production runs through April 24. (more...)

Casts, Creative Teams Announced for Theresa Rebeck & Tanya Saracho Premieres in DenverCasts, Creative Teams Announced for Theresa Rebeck & Tanya Saracho Premieres in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) has announced full casting and creative teams for the Theatre Company's world premiere productions of Theresa Rebeck's The Nest and Tanya Saracho's FADE. (more...)

PolitiKos 2015 Set for This Week at The Kraine TheaterPolitiKos 2015 Set for This Week at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

politiKos 2015 (Israela Margalit, Founding Artistic Director) NYC's only political theater festival, is happy to announce five special guest poets as part of their OPEN MIC event tonight, November 5th. (more...)

PolitiKos 2015 Set for the Kraine Theater This WeekPolitiKos 2015 Set for the Kraine Theater This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with Moonlight Theatre Productions will present the first annual politiKos 2015 (founding Artistic Director, Israela Margalit), a new political theater festival of drama, comedy, satire, songs, and opinions from left, right and center, that gives voice to celebrated as well as to emerging playwrights, poets, and performers. (more...)

PolitiKos 2015 Set for 11/5-8 at The Kraine TheaterPolitiKos 2015 Set for 11/5-8 at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

politiKos 2015 (Israela Margalit, Founding Artistic Director) NYC's only political theater festival, , is happy to announce five special guest poets as part of their OPEN MIC event on Thursday, November 5th. Poets will include Advocate of Wordz (Nuyorican Slam Team Member), MuMs da Schemer (star of the HBO series OZ),Mahogany Browne (Slam Mistress of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe), Yadira De La Riva (Jerome Foundation Grantee), and Adam Bowser "ShadowKat" (2-time Grand Slam Nuyorican Finalist). The event will be hosted by Darian Dauchan (New Word Artist for Urban Word NYC) and open to anyone who wants to sign up and participate. (more...)

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