Drama Department News

Local Report: South Williamsport High School Cancels SPAMALOT, Cites 'Inappropriate' Content
by Marakay Rogers - Jul 04, 2014

The South Williamsport Junior/Senior High School has ordered its Drama Department to scrub Monty Python's SPAMALOT as too controversial for its area. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Jersey Boys' Quinn VanAntwerp Latest Vlog FROM CALIFORNIA BOY TO JERSEY BOY
by Stage Tube - Jul 01, 2014

UCI Alum Quinn VanAntwerp sits down with one his mentors from the UC Irvine Drama Department, Daniel Gary Busby! Quinn is also no stranger to SCFTA, having taken part in a master class here growing up. (more...)

TWELFTH NIGHT @ THE MACBETHS to Run 2-6 June at Arena Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

TWELFTH NIGHT @ THE MACBETHS is the final production of the UCT Drama Department's Autumn Season. A highly entertaining and witty collage, drawing from several Shakespearean plays but rooted in his delightful TWELFTH NIGHT, the play has been devised and directed by Christopher Weare and will be performed by the graduating class. (more...)

OCPA Studios Present DEALING DREAMS, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

Millennials are graduating from college with high hopes, high debt, and long odds of finding a decent job. Without meaningful work, it is easy for their lives to feel meaningless. Playwright Jeffrey Lo examines this dilemma in his new comedy-drama Dealing Dreams. On June 14 at2:30pm, the Orange County Playwrights Alliance proudly presents a staged reading of the work at Anaheim's popular Stage Door Repertory Theatre. This is the latest installment of the OCPA Studios full-length play reading series. Andy Lowe (East West Players) directs this reading; 50% of the box office proceeds from this event go to SDRT. (more...)

Bradley Cooper's Acting Coach to Teach Master Class in Perth, 7/14-19
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

COMING to Perth this July is Elizabeth Kemp, acting coach to Bradley Cooper - star of The Hangover trilogy, The A-Team and Silver Linings Playbook. (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Extends THE FEW Through 6/21
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that following strong reviews, the New York premiere of The Few, written by Samuel D. Hunter (Backstage's 2014 Future Broadway Power List) and directed by Davis McCallum, will extend two weeks through Saturday, June 21 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LION ON THE PATH a Jolly Night for All at the Rosebank Theatre
by David Fick - May 17, 2014

Nine students from the University of Cape Town's Drama Department take on the time-honoured task of storytelling, providing an hour or so of rib-tickling entertainment as they make their way through ten tales from Southern Africa (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/11/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

FAILURE: A LOVE STORY Receives West Coast Premiere at MTC, 6/5-29
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

To close its 47th Season, Marin Theatre Company will produce the West Coast premiere of Failure: A Love Story by the 'hugely talented Chicago writer' (Chicago Tribune) Philip Dawkins. Directed by MTC's artistic director Jasson Minadakis, this 'enchanted and enchanting' play about love and loss will feature five actors playing multiple characters, using puppets and playing live music both original (by MTC's frequent collaborator Chris Houston, a Berkeley-based composer and musician) and from the era of the play - 1920s Chicago. (more...)

Rattlestick's THE FEW Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long present the New York premiere of The Few, written by Samuel D. Hunter and directed by Davis McCallum, at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. The official opening night is set for tonight, May 8 at 7pm; The Few is scheduled to run through Sunday, June 8. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Double the Laughs in UCT Drama's DIE BUFFEL / THE OPEN COUPLE Double Bill
by David Fick - May 07, 2014

Watching DIE BUFFEL and THE OPEN COUPLE is an audience friendly experience of watching a television sit-com on stage, followed by a deconstructed sit-com. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 5/04/2014
by BWW - May 04, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/04/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

University of Connecticut Offers New Online Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration in Fall 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

The University of Connecticut announces a new online graduate certificate in Arts Administration beginning in the fall semester, 2014. For information about the certificate and new online classes in arts administration, visit artsadmin.uconn.edu or contact Frank Mack, Associate Professor, Arts Administration at 860-486-1210. Arts Administration is new program within the Drama Department of the School of Fine Arts and the certificate is being offered through UConn's eCampus. (more...)

TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

Known as the 'Granddaddy of Interactive Theater,' Tony n' Tina's Wedding set the gold standard for the genre with an all-inclusive two-part event where audience members take on the roles of family and friends of the bride and groom. Now beginning this spring, the celebration is coming back to the heart of Times Square. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/27/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/27/2014 for Cleveland (more...)

Rattlestick's THE FEW Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced that performances of the New York premiere of The Few, written by Samuel D. Hunter and directed by Davis McCallum, begin tonight at 7pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place. The official opening night is set for Thursday, May 8 at 7pm; The Few is scheduled to run through Sunday, June 8. (more...)

UCT Drama Opens Autumn Season at Rosebank Theatre on 30 April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The University of Cape Town Drama Department is staging their Autumn Season at the Rosebank Theatre. Three productions, all directed by the prolific Christopher Weare, will be performed between 30 April and 17 May 2014. (more...)

BWW Interviews: "BETWEEN Boy" Oskar Brown is Back in Town!
by David Fick - Apr 18, 2014

It's been about almost two years since we last caught up with Oskar Brown and we thought it might be time to see what he has been up to! (more...)

David Sedaris Will Return to the State Theatre, 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

David Sedaris, internationally acclaimed New York Times bestselling author and National Public Radio humorist, returns by popular demand for his annual visit to the State Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Sedaris is one of America's pre-eminent humor writers with more than seven million copies of his books in print. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 18. Visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org or call 1.800.982.2787 for tickets or more information. (more...)

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