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Victory Gardens to Offer Backstage Peek at World Premiere of COCKEDVictory Gardens to Offer Backstage Peek at World Premiere of COCKED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces Backstage at the Biograph: Breathing Life into a New Play. This behind-the-scenes event focuses on Cocked by Sarah Gubbins, directed by Joanie Schultz, running February 12 - March 13, 2016. Backstage at the Biograph: Breathing Life into a New Play examines the process of developing and staging a world-premiere production. Backstage at the Biograph: Breathing Life into a New Play is Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Teatro Vista to Premiere WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS?Teatro Vista to Premiere WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Teatro Vista, in association with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and Victory Gardens Theater, presents the world premiere of Where Did We Sit on the Bus?, created and performed by Brian Quijada and directed by Victory Gardens' Artistic Director, Chay Yew. The production will take place at the Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph St. Chicago. Opening/Press night is Thursday, March 17 at 7:30 pm.  Regular performances are from Friday, March 18 through Sunday, April 10. Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Preview performances run from Thursday, March 10 through Wednesday, March 16. All tickets are $15. Students and seniors (65+) with valid I.D. are $12. Discounts are also available for groups of 20 or more. Tickets may be purchased at all HotTix locations or by visiting www.teatrovista.org. (more...)

UW School of Drama Celebrates & Honors the Northwest Asian American TheatreUW School of Drama Celebrates & Honors the Northwest Asian American Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The University of Washington School of Drama's historic 75th anniversary continues to celebrate the Seattle theatre community's rich history. With their Seattle Theatres Lost and Founded Series, produced in partnership with the UW World Series and One Coast Collaboration, the School of Drama pays tribute to inspiring companies no longer up and running, including: Alice B. Theatre, Bathhouse Theatre, Empty Space Theatre, Northwest Asian American Theatre, and the Seattle Group Theatre. (more...)

Jackalope Theatre Company Welcomes New Artistic DirectorJackalope Theatre Company Welcomes New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Jackalope Theatre Company, the Edgewater-based theatre company currently in its 8th season, announces that Gus Menary will become its third artistic director, effective immediately. Menary had been serving in an interim capacity since March 2015. Additionally, longtime collaborators Paloma Nozicka and Corinne Bass have been named as Jackalope's newest company members. (more...)

Ellen McLaughlin, Leo Marks, Richard Kind and More to Star in ALLEY ALL NEW Festival This WinterEllen McLaughlin, Leo Marks, Richard Kind and More to Star in ALLEY ALL NEW Festival This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

The Alley Theatre's ALLEY ALL NEW FESTIVAL, January 28 - February 7, features six playwrights and more than 25 actors from around the country who will be presenting new work through a series of readings and workshop performances. (more...)

World Premiere of Sarah Gubbins' COCKED to Play Victory GardensWorld Premiere of Sarah Gubbins' COCKED to Play Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 41st season with the World Premiere of Cocked by Sarah Gubbins, directed by Victory Gardens Theater Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz.  Cocked runs February 12 - March 13, 2016 with the press performance on Friday, February 19, 2016, at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

UW Drama Launches New Play Workshop SeriesUW Drama Launches New Play Workshop Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

As part of its 75th Anniversary Season, the University of Washington School of Drama is hosting a New Play Workshop Series with the goals of championing new and diverse voices in both the regional and national theatre community. (more...)

Victory Gardens Announces Departure of Managing Director Christopher MannelliVictory Gardens Announces Departure of Managing Director Christopher Mannelli
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

?Victory Gardens Theater today announces the departure of Managing Director Christopher Mannelli.  Mannelli has accepted a position as Executive Director of the Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, NY.  Mannelli will remain at Victory Gardens through February 26, 2016.  The board of directors has begun a national search for his successor.  (more...)

SONGS FROM MRS. MANNERLY and More Join Alley All New Festival 2016 LineupSONGS FROM MRS. MANNERLY and More Join Alley All New Festival 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Alley Theatre announces the full line-up for the inaugural Alley All New Festival, featuring recent additions - Songs from Mrs. Mannerly, a musical in progress, music by Michael Moricz, lyrics by Jack Murphy, based on the play by Jeffrey Hatcher and directed by Alley Artistic Director Gregory Boyd; The Harassment of Iris Malloy by Zak Berkman, directed by Alley Resident Assistant Director Brandon Weinbrenner and a special Early Draft Preview, featuring works in progress by Kenneth Lin and Janine Nabers.  (more...)

The Neo-Futurists Receive Grant; Create Neo-Access and MoreThe Neo-Futurists Receive Grant; Create Neo-Access and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

The National Endowment for the Arts announced Tuesday that The Neo-Futurists are the recipients of an Art Works grant for the development of Neo-Lab's inaugural production, Saturn Returns, as well as its companion event The Neo-Futurist Kitchen (a micro-festival on art and performance). The Neo-Futurists also announce the creation of Neo-Access, a 3-pronged initiative to break down barriers and create inclusive and collaborative work for audiences and artists. (more...)

The Wilma Theater Continues 2015-16 season with New Stoppard Play THE HARD PROBLEMThe Wilma Theater Continues 2015-16 season with New Stoppard Play THE HARD PROBLEM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Tom Stoppard's first new play since Rock 'n' Roll introduces us to Hilary, a 22-year-old psychology student applying for a coveted position with the Krohl Institute for Brain Science. As Hilary prays for strength to move beyond personal regrets, she passionately explores the blurred lines between science and psychology with her colleagues and her sometimes-lover Spike. Ethics are called into question as they delve into the 'hard problem' of consciousness versus gray matter, and debate whether altruism even exists. Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre in London, the Wilma-'America's foremost interpreter of the playwright's work' (Philadelphia Magazine)-is proud to be among the first to bring The Hard Problem to U.S. audiences. (more...)

Cast Announced for East Coast Debut of Lynn Nottage's SWEAT at Arena StageCast Announced for East Coast Debut of Lynn Nottage's SWEAT at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The new drama Sweat by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined; By The Way, Meet Vera Stark) comes to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater following a critically-acclaimed debut at Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of a co-commission between the two theaters. Hailed by The New York Times as an 'extraordinarily moving drama' that 'brims with the kind of ripe, richly imagined life associated with the work of the great August Wilson,' the play is directed by Nottage's longtime collaborator Kate Whoriskey and runs January 15-February 21, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Victory Gardens to Stage Sarah Gubbins' COCKEDVictory Gardens to Stage Sarah Gubbins' COCKED
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater announces the next show of its 41st season, the World Premiere of Cocked by Sarah Gubbins, directed by Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz. Cocked runs February 12 - March 13, 2016 with the press performance on Friday, February 19, 2016, at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Jo Bonney, Rachel Chavkin, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Kathleen Marshall Join SDC Executive BoardJo Bonney, Rachel Chavkin, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Kathleen Marshall Join SDC Executive Board
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

On November 16, 2015, at the Annual Membership Meeting in New York City, SDC announced the results of the 2015 Executive Board Elections. (more...)


by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Nov 17, 2015

Just last night, the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust hosted the 2015 Steinberg Playwright Awards honoring Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Dominique Morisseau at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023). The event featured readings byJocelyn Bioh, Marc Damon Johnson, Jason Dirden, Austin Durant, Dominique Fishback, Lynda Gravatt, Nikiya Mathis, Chris Myers, Carra Patterson, Will Rogers, Michele Shay and Brian Tyree Henry. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Dominique Morisseau Honored Tonight at 2015 Mimi AwardsBranden Jacobs-Jenkins and Dominique Morisseau Honored Tonight at 2015 Mimi Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust will host the 2015 Steinberg Playwright Awards (the 8th Annual 'Mimi' Awards) honoring Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Dominique Morisseau tonight, November 16, 2015 at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023). (more...)

Victory Gardens Stages John Logan's NEVER THE SINNER, Beginning TonightVictory Gardens Stages John Logan's NEVER THE SINNER, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater announces the next show of its 41st season, Never the Sinner by John Logan, directed by Gary Griffin. Never the Sinner runs now through December 6, 2015 with the press performance tonight, November 13, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Works by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Dominique Morisseau to Take the Stage at 2015 Mimi AwardsWorks by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Dominique Morisseau to Take the Stage at 2015 Mimi Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Theatre luminaries will gather on Monday, November 16, 2015, to honor Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Dominique Morisseau at the 2015 Steinberg Playwright Awards, presented by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. Scenes highlighting their previous and new work will be presented at the 8th Annual 'Mimi' Awards, which will take place at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.  (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Dominique Morisseau to Receive 2015 Steinberg Playwright Awards at Starry Ceremony Next WeekBranden Jacobs-Jenkins and Dominique Morisseau to Receive 2015 Steinberg Playwright Awards at Starry Ceremony Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust will host the 2015 Steinberg Playwright Awards honoring Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Dominique Morisseau on Monday, November 16, 2015 at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023). (more...)

Victory Gardens to Stage John Logan's NEVER THE SINNER This WinterVictory Gardens to Stage John Logan's NEVER THE SINNER This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater announces the next show of its 41st season, Never the Sinner by John Logan, directed by Gary Griffin.  Never the Sinner runs November 6 - December 6, 2015 with the press performance today, November 13, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

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