Chay Yew News

Photo Flash: First Look at Andre De Shields' CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. at Victory GardensPhoto Flash: First Look at Andre De Shields' CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2016

Dennis Zacek and Grippo Stage Co., Inc., are presenting CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P., written and performed by two-time Tony nominee and Emmy winner Andre De Shields, and directed by Samuel G. Roberson Jr. and Dennis Zacek. The cast also includes Kimberly Lawson and Donica Lynn. (more...)

Media Rites' Theatre Diaspora Announces Cast for A LANGUAGE OF THEIR OWNMedia Rites' Theatre Diaspora Announces Cast for A LANGUAGE OF THEIR OWN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

MediaRites' Theatre Diaspora will perform two staged readings of A Language of Their Own, directed by Andrew Klaus-Vineyard, co-artistic director at defunkt theatre) with associate director Samson Syharath, at Portland Center Stage (128 NW 11th Avenue, Portland) on Saturday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m.and at Portland Actors Conservatory (1436 SW Montgomery St., Portland) on Sunday, September 18 at 2:00 p.m.  (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Supports Quiara Alegria Hudes' Response To Controversial IN THE HEIGHTS CastingLin-Manuel Miranda Supports Quiara Alegria Hudes' Response To Controversial IN THE HEIGHTS Casting
by Michael Dale - Aug 15, 2016

The white actor of Italian descent defends his being cast as Usnavi. (more...)

Victory Gardens' Teen Arts Council to Present SHOTS HEARD ROUND THE WORLDVictory Gardens' Teen Arts Council to Present SHOTS HEARD ROUND THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater's Teen Arts Council presents Shots Heard Round the World, an evening of spoken word poetry and performance in response to the state of the world and how it affects our youth. (more...)

EST and Radio Drama Network to Present WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS?EST and Radio Drama Network to Present WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE (EST) and The Radio Drama Network are proud to announce the first production of the 2016-2017 season, the limited engagement of WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS?, written and performed by Brian Quijada and directed by Chay Yew. (more...)

PlayMakers Kicks Off PRC2 Season With World Premiere of DRAW THE CIRCLEPlayMakers Kicks Off PRC2 Season With World Premiere of DRAW THE CIRCLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

PlayMakers Repertory Company opens its 2016-2017 Season with the world premiere of Mashuq Mushtaq Deen's 'Draw the Circle' directed by Chay Yew. Deen will perform his one-man show Aug. 24-28 as the first presentation in PlayMakers' new PRC² second stage series. (more...)

Alex Weisman to Lead Chicago Premiere of HAND TO GOD; Cast Announced!Alex Weisman to Lead Chicago Premiere of HAND TO GOD; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces casting for its first show of its 42st season, Hand To God by Robert Askins, directed by Gary Griffin. (more...)

Chay Yew's A LANGUAGE OF THEIR OWN Coming to MediaRites' Theatre DiasporaChay Yew's A LANGUAGE OF THEIR OWN Coming to MediaRites' Theatre Diaspora
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

MediaRites, a nonprofit organization that provides innovative, award-winning radio, theater and documentary programs, today announced that it will produce A Language of Their Own by award-winning playwright Chay Yew. (more...)

Victory Gardens Completes Casting for 2016 IGNITION Festival of New PlaysVictory Gardens Completes Casting for 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces casting for each of the 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays selected works, including The Wayward Bunny by Greg Kotis; BREACH: a manifesto on race in America through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate by Antoinette Nwandu; EOM (end of message) by Laura Jacqmin; Kill Move Paradise by James Ijames; Gaza Rehearsal by Karen Hartman; and Girls In Cars Underwater by Tegan McLeod. (more...)

Victory Gardens Presents HAND TO GOD by Robert Askins, September 16 - October 16, 2016Victory Gardens Presents HAND TO GOD by Robert Askins, September 16 - October 16, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces the first show of its 42st season, Hand To God by Robert Askins, directed by Gary Griffin. Hand To God runs September 16 - October 16, 2016, with the press performance on Friday, September 23, 2016, at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

2016 Mimi Awards Date Set; Honoree to be Announced in September2016 Mimi Awards Date Set; Honoree to be Announced in September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust today announced that the Ninth Annual "Mimi" Awards will be presented on Monday, November 14, 2016 at Lincoln Center Theater.  The "Mimi" Awards are presented annually to honor the outstanding artistry and accomplishments of some of the most gifted American playwrights. (more...)

Victory Gardens Lays Out 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays LineupVictory Gardens Lays Out 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces the lineup for the 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including The Wayward Bunny by Greg Kotis; BREACH: a manifesto on race in America through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate by Antoinette Nwandu; EOM (end of message) by Laura Jacqmin; Kill Move Paradise by James Ijames; Gaza Rehearsal by Karen Hartman; and Girls In Cars Underwater by Tegan McLeod. The 2016 Festival runs August 5-7, 2016 at Victory Gardens Theater, located at 2433 N Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

PlayMakers Repertory Company to Open 2016-17 Season with World Premiere of DRAW THE CIRCLEPlayMakers Repertory Company to Open 2016-17 Season with World Premiere of DRAW THE CIRCLE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

PlayMakers Repertory Company has announced that the world premiere of "Draw the Circle" written and performed by Mashuq Mushtaq Deen, directed by Chay Yew, will lead off its 2016/17 Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND at Victory GardensPhoto Flash: First Look at THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater concludes its 41st season with Midwest Premiere of The House That Will Not Stand by Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. The House That Will Not Stand runs June 10 - July 10, 2016, with the press performance on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Victory Gardens to Host Benefit Peformance of THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND in Support of Chicago Artist Sam RobersonVictory Gardens to Host Benefit Peformance of THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND in Support of Chicago Artist Sam Roberson
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater will host a special benefit performance of The House That Will Not Stand by Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley, directed by VG Artistic Director Chay Yew, in support of Congo Square Theatre's Artistic Director Sam G. Roberson, Jr. on June 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm. Victory Gardens will donate fifty percent of the proceeds from the performance to assist Roberson with housing, food and medical care as he waits for a heart and kidney transplant. The evening will include a pre-show reception starting at 6:30 pm to celebrate Sam followed by the performance at 7:30 pm. Tickets for this performance can be purchased at www.victorygradens.org or by calling the box office at 773.871.3000. Victory Gardens Theater is located at 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. Additional donations to support Roberson can be made at https://www.gofundme.com/samgjr. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater to Offer Series of Free Play Readings This MonthVictory Gardens Theater to Offer Series of Free Play Readings This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces the June lineup for The VG Reading Series. This regularly scheduled program of play readings provides playwrights a platform to develop their plays-in-progress, and will give audiences opportunities to experience exciting new work throughout the year. The Reading Series adds to VG's current programming of world premieres and new plays and the IGNITION Festival of New Plays. (more...)

VIDEOS: B.D. Wong Tells #MyYellowfaceStory, Panelists Discuss Inclusion at Beyond Orientalism ForumVIDEOS: B.D. Wong Tells #MyYellowfaceStory, Panelists Discuss Inclusion at Beyond Orientalism Forum
by Michael Dale - May 5, 2016

The tony-winner has a message for white actors playing Asians: 'You're in the wrong part.' (more...)

'MARLOWE', WAR PAINT, JERUSALEM, TWELFTH NIGHT and More Among Summer Theatre Highlights in Chicago'MARLOWE', WAR PAINT, JERUSALEM, TWELFTH NIGHT and More Among Summer Theatre Highlights in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Chicago theater community will present a wide variety of plays and musicals, as well as dance and concert offerings this summer. In support, the League of Chicago Theatres will once again create a comprehensive Summer Theater Guide that will be available at hotels, theaters, events, and destinations across the Chicago area. (more...)

American Academy of Dramatic Arts to Present THE SHOTGUN MESSAGE WorkshopAmerican Academy of Dramatic Arts to Present THE SHOTGUN MESSAGE Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The American Academy of Dramatic Arts is pleased to announce the expansion of the Main Stage Live program for new play development with the presentation of a workshop production of The Shotgun Message by A. Rey Pamatmat, directed by Adam Fitzgerald.  (more...)

Seattle Repertory Theatre Sets HERE LIES LOVE, A RAISIN IN THE SUN & More for 2016-17 SeasonSeattle Repertory Theatre Sets HERE LIES LOVE, A RAISIN IN THE SUN & More for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Artistic Director Braden Abraham today announced Seattle Repertory Theatre's 2016-2017 Season. The season is headlined by the electrifying musical Here Lies Love from David Byrne (Talking Heads) and Fatboy Slim, a new production ofthe award-winning Broadway smash King Charles III, and the timeless classic A Raisin in the Sun. The season runs from September 2016 through May 2017, and subscriptions are available now through the Seattle Rep Box Office at (206) 443-2222, as well as online at SeattleRep.org. Single tickets will go on sale this fall. (more...)

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