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Date Of Birth:
December 26, 1822
Date Of Death:
September 18, 1890 (67)
Birth Place:
IRELAND
Gender: Male
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Dion Boucicault News

Date of Birth: December 26, 1822
Date of Death: September 18, 1890 (67)
Birth Place: IRELAND
Gender: Male
Shaw Festival's A.D. Tim Carroll Announces Casting for 2017 SeasonShaw Festival's A.D. Tim Carroll Announces Casting for 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The Shaw Festival proudly announces casting for Artistic Director Tim Carroll's first season. The Shaw's 2017 ensemble is a mix of new faces and Festival favourites - each actor ready to entertain and excite audiences in this season's 11 productions. (more...)

BWW Review: Must See AN OCTOROON Will Confound and Maybe Frustrate Some at DobamaBWW Review: Must See AN OCTOROON Will Confound and Maybe Frustrate Some at Dobama
by Roy Berko - Oct 24, 2016

Theater represents the era from which it comes! In 1859, when THE OCTOROON opened in New York, the United States was in racial chaos. The slaves of the South had been 'freed,' but, in reality, they weren't free from their years of enslavement. Yes, blacks, the only mass group of people who came to this country against their free will, were the center of much controversy. (more...)

PSMITH, SUNDIAL, FORTY-TWO STORIES and More Set for City Lit's 2016-17 SeasonPSMITH, SUNDIAL, FORTY-TWO STORIES and More Set for City Lit's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

City Lit Theater's 37th season will honor its traditions while bringing Chicago audiences four plays that will be new to nearly all audience members. The season lineup announced today by City Lit artistic director Terry McCabe includes a mix of three world premieres (two of them adaptations of novels and one original new comedy), plus a classic comedy of the 19th Century that has not been seen in Chicago in 120 years. (more...)

SAINT JOAN, AN OCTOROON and More Slated for Shaw Festival's 2017 SeasonSAINT JOAN, AN OCTOROON and More Slated for Shaw Festival's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Shaw Festival is pleased to announce the playbill and directors list for the 2017 season; the company's 56th and the first led by Artistic Director Designate Tim Carroll. (more...)

BWW Review: AN OCTOROON Brings Hilarity and Hard Truths to Woolly MammothBWW Review: AN OCTOROON Brings Hilarity and Hard Truths to Woolly Mammoth
by Ellen Burns - Jun 6, 2016

"Out of every eight drops of my blood, seven are red, but one is black." In those words, spoken with despairing apology in An Octoroon by Zoe, the titular octoroon, the illegitimate daughter of a plantation owner, are revealed the most profound and internalized depths of racism. Like a root vegetable, where the substance of the plant is buried under the ground, it truly visible only when you yank it out to examine what has grown underneath. In this case, what's above ground is a brilliant adaptation by playwright, 2016 Pulitzer finalist (for Gloria), and DC-native Branden Jacobs-Jenkins of an 1859 play by Anglo-Irish Dion Boucicault; a play that caused controversy and sold-out houses in somewhat equal measure when it played at the Winter Garden Theatre in the looming shadow of the Civil War. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Adds AN OCTOROON to 2016-17 SeasonBerkeley Rep Adds AN OCTOROON to 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Today, Berkeley Repertory Theatre revealed that Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Obie Award- winning play, An Octoroon, will be the seventh and final production in its upcoming 2016-17 subscription season. The West Coast premiere of the reworking of the mid-19th-century play will be performed in the Peet's Theatre in June 2017. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Kravis Center This SpringTickets on Sale for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Kravis Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

One of the most romantic stories ever written, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY won the 2014 Tony Awards® for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations. The musical adaptation of the best-selling novel and popular film will play at The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts April 26 - May 1. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' AN OCTOROON Begins at the Wilma TheaterBranden Jacobs-Jenkins' AN OCTOROON Begins at the Wilma Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

What if all of the white actors in your play quit? AN OCTOROON begins tonight, March 16, 2016; and opens today, March 23, 2016. (more...)

Toronto Based Playwright Hannah Moscovitch Wins $150k Literary PrizeToronto Based Playwright Hannah Moscovitch Wins $150k Literary Prize
by Toronto Newsdesk - Mar 1, 2016

The Windham-Campbell Prizes today announced the annual slate of nine prize recipients that have left their mark on the world of literature and theater or have been judged by their peers as exceedingly likely to do so. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: AN OCTOROON Takes Race Relations down the Rabbit HoleBWW REVIEW: AN OCTOROON Takes Race Relations down the Rabbit Hole
by Jan Nargi - Feb 24, 2016

Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins has assaulted the fourth wall and countless racial stereotypes in his funny and audacious new play AN OCTOROON. Adapted from an 1859 melodrama titled "The Octoroon" by Irish playwright Dion Boucicault, Jenkins' piece weaves a biting contemporary narrative within Boucicault's stock storytelling to turn familiar antebellum tropes into jarring racial commentaries. Imagine "Gone with the Wind" down the rabbit hole and you get the idea. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' AN OCTOROON to Play the Wilma TheaterBranden Jacobs-Jenkins' AN OCTOROON to Play the Wilma Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

What if all of the white actors in your play quit? AN OCTOROON begins on Wednesday, March 16, 2016; and opens on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Mixed Blood Theatre's AN OCTOROON is Kinda Brilliant in a Crazy Sort of Way, and Has Lots to Say About Race in America Past and PresentBWW Review: Mixed Blood Theatre's AN OCTOROON is Kinda Brilliant in a Crazy Sort of Way, and Has Lots to Say About Race in America Past and Present
by Jill Schafer - Oct 26, 2015

The word octoroon is defined as 'a person of one-eight black ancestry.' THE OCTOROON is a 19th Century play by Irish playwright Dion Boucicault about which Wikipedia says, 'among antebellum melodramas, it was considered second only in popularity to Uncle Tom's Cabin.' AN OCTOROON is a new play by playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, who adapted the play and added himself as a character, writing the play and playing all the while male parts in white face, with the original playwright and his assistant playing roles in redface and blackface, while a rabbit seems to pull the strings behind the scenes. Got all that? Believe me, it's a lot to take in, and the play says some pretty profound things about race and racism in the past and present. But despite being a little perplexing and intentionally offensive (in a way that's not really offensive because it's satire), the whole thing is kinda brilliant in a crazy sort of way. (more...)

AN OCTOROON, THE UPSTAIRS CONCIERGE Among Mixed Blood Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonAN OCTOROON, THE UPSTAIRS CONCIERGE Among Mixed Blood Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Mixed Blood Theatre has inhabited the historic firehouse on the West Bank for 40 years and is celebrating its anniversary with the first phase of a major venue renovation, a revitalized commitment to its West Bank community, and an ambitious season of new work! (more...)

BWW Opinion: Why You Should Go See Exhibit B (or Let it See You)BWW Opinion: Why You Should Go See Exhibit B (or Let it See You)
by Chris McCormack - Jul 17, 2015

The Anti-Racism Group that Campaigns Against Exhibit B around the World are now demanding Galway International Arts Festival to cancel its run. (more...)

AN OCTOROON, THE UPSTAIRS CONCIERGE Among Mixed Blood Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonAN OCTOROON, THE UPSTAIRS CONCIERGE Among Mixed Blood Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Mixed Blood Theatre has inhabited the historic firehouse on the West Bank for 40 years and is celebrating its anniversary with the first phase of a major venue renovation, a revitalized commitment to its West Bank community, and an ambitious season of new work! (more...)

The Wilma Theater Sets 2015-16 Season: ANTIGONE, AN OCTOROON & MoreThe Wilma Theater Sets 2015-16 Season: ANTIGONE, AN OCTOROON & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

The Wilma Theater has announced the four plays that will make up its upcoming 2015/16 Season. The Wilma will open the season with Sophocles' Antigone translated by Marinanne McDonald and directed by Theodorus Terzopoulos, the renowned founder of Attis Theatre in Athens, Greece. (more...)

AN OCTOROON Extends Again Off-Broadway Through March 29AN OCTOROON Extends Again Off-Broadway Through March 29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Due to popular demand, Theatre for A New Audience's production of Soho Rep.'s An Octoroon has been extended again and will play through March 29, Theatre for a New Audience Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz announced. (more...)

Review Roundup: AN OCTOROON Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: AN OCTOROON Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Feb 26, 2015

Theatre for A New Audience presents Soho Rep.'s An Octoroon. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's widely acclaimed play, directed by Sarah Benson, Artistic Director, Soho Rep, opens tonight, February 26, and plays through March 15, 2015. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Soho Rep.'s AN OCTOROON, Opening TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at Soho Rep.'s AN OCTOROON, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Theatre for A New Audience presents Soho Rep.'s An Octoroon. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's widely acclaimed play, directed by Sarah Benson, Artistic Director, Soho Rep, has played to sold out houses since previews began on February 14 and as a result of strong ticket sales, has added eight additional performances. Originally scheduled to end its run on March 8, An Octoroon will now play through March 15 at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn. Opening night is tonight, February 26. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Theatre for A New Audience Extends AN OCTOROON Through 3/15Theatre for A New Audience Extends AN OCTOROON Through 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Due to popular demand, Theatre for A New Audience has put a new block of tickets on sale for its production of Soho Rep.'s An Octoroon. An Octoroon will now play through March 15 at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. Opening night is February 26. (more...)

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