Elena Araoz News

World-Premiere of KIDNAP ROAD by Catherine Filloux Set for Spring at La MaMaWorld-Premiere of KIDNAP ROAD by Catherine Filloux Set for Spring at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

KIDNAP ROAD - a new play by Catherine Filloux, based on the real-life story of a female presidential candidate held in captivity for six years by terrorists in Colombia - will be given its world premiere production this spring, presented by La MaMa at its First Floor Theatre (74 E. 4 St.), with previews beginning April 27 prior to the official press opening on April 30.     (more...)

Shakina Nayfack Named 2017 Beatrice Terry Artist In Residence Fellow By The Drama LeagueShakina Nayfack Named 2017 Beatrice Terry Artist In Residence Fellow By The Drama League
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director), has named Shakina Nayfack the 2017 Beatrice Terry Artist in Residence Fellow, the second recipient of the award named in honor of the late Beatrice Terry, an alumna of The Drama League Directors Project. (more...)

PlayPenn Announces Spring 2017 Mini-Conference of New PlaysPlayPenn Announces Spring 2017 Mini-Conference of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

PlayPenn, the Philadelphia-based organization dedicated to the development and nurturing of new plays and playwrights, is partnering with Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Contemporary American Theatre Festival to present workshops of two new works by acclaimed writers Mickey Fisher (creator of CBS's EXTANT with Halle Berry) and Kara Lee Corthron. (more...)

Martin Zimmerman's SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN to Continue The Sol Project at RattlestickMartin Zimmerman's SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN to Continue The Sol Project at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The Sol Project, the New York-based theater collective devoted to producing Latinx playwrights in NYC and beyond, continues their work with the initiative's second production, Martin Zimmerman's Seven Spots on the Sun, directed by Weyni Mengesha, who makes her New York directorial debut. (more...)

Lineup Set for 8th Annual The Fire This Time Festival at The Kraine TheaterLineup Set for 8th Annual The Fire This Time Festival at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Now in its eighth season, the Obie Award winning The Fire This Time Festival will run January 16-February 5, 2017 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). (more...)

Latina/o Theatre Commons and The Public Host 2016 LTC ConveningLatina/o Theatre Commons and The Public Host 2016 LTC Convening
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that the Latina/o Theatre Commons (LTC), in partnership with HowlRound, will co-host and co-produce the 2016 LTC New York City Convening, celebrating the vibrant history and exciting future of Latinx theater in NYC. The 2016 LTC New York City Convening will take place on December 1-4, 2016 at The Public Theater and other allied theaters across the city, in association with La Cooperativa of NYC Latinx Theatre Artists, Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, Teatro Circulo, INTAR, Repertorio Español, Teatro SEA, and the Lark. (more...)

Arts Integrity Initiative Publishes Warren Leight's UNION SQUARE INCIDENT OnlineArts Integrity Initiative Publishes Warren Leight's UNION SQUARE INCIDENT Online
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Union Square Incident, a short play by Warren Leight that premiered on November 14 as part of 'The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway,' was published online today at the website of the Arts Integrity Initiative, a program of The New School of Drama at The New School College of Performing Arts. (more...)

16th Annual THE 24 HOUR PLAYS on Broadway Offers Mobile Rush16th Annual THE 24 HOUR PLAYS on Broadway Offers Mobile Rush
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway announced today, in collaboration with the theater ticket app TodayTix, the launch of a mobile Rush for its 16th annual flagship event at American Airlines Theater this upcoming Monday, November 14, 2016. The TodayTix mobile Rush will offer $40 tickets to the event. (more...)

A.R.T./New York Sets 2017 Season at New Performance SpacesA.R.T./New York Sets 2017 Season at New Performance Spaces
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, New York City's leading service and advocacy organization for nonprofit theatre, today announced its initial roster of programming through June 2017 - to be presented by 11 nonprofit companies - at its new A.R.T./NEW YORK THEATRES (the Gural and Mezzanine), two affordable, state-of-the-art performance spaces located at 502 West 53rd Street - designed by award-winning architect Toshiko Mori. (more...)

Cast Announced for Hilary Bettis's ALLIGATOR at A.R.T./New York TheatresCast Announced for Hilary Bettis's ALLIGATOR at A.R.T./New York Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

New Georges will kick off their 25th anniversary season in collaboration with The Sol Project to present the World Premiere of ALLIGATOR, written by Hilary Bettis (The Americans on FX) and directed by Elena Araoz (Dipika Guha's Mechanics of Love with To-By-For Productions; Hook & Eye's She-She in the Ice Factory Festival). (more...)

HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Donates to The Sol Project for ALLIGATORHAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Donates to The Sol Project for ALLIGATOR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Sol Project, the new New York-based theater collective raising visibility for Latinx playwrights, has received funding to support the initiative's first production, Hilary Bettis's Alligator, directed by Elena Araoz, presented in collaboration with New Georges at the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theatres, November 27-December 18, 2016. (more...)

Cast Complete for TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, Starring Nia Vardalos, at The Public TheaterCast Complete for TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, Starring Nia Vardalos, at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, based on the acclaimed book by best-selling author Cheryl Strayed and adapted for the stage by Academy Award-nominated writer Nia Vardalos, with direction by Thomas Kail. This richly funny, uplifting new show is co-conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail, and Nia Vardalos and will also feature Vardalos as the anonymous online advice columnist 'Sugar.' (more...)

Daveed Diggs, Jenna Ushkowitz and More Sign on for THE 24 HOUR PLAYS on Broadway; Cast Complete!Daveed Diggs, Jenna Ushkowitz and More Sign on for THE 24 HOUR PLAYS on Broadway; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway announced today additional cast members, playwrights, and directors for its anticipated annual production at American Airlines Theater on November 14, 2016. (more...)

SHIP OF FOOLS Launches HERE's 2016-17 Season with Audience on a Turntable TonightSHIP OF FOOLS Launches HERE's 2016-17 Season with Audience on a Turntable Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

HERE launches its 2016-2017 producing season with Ship of Fools, conceived by Jessica Scott, and devised by Jessica Scott with Anonymous Ensemble. This HERE Resident Artist and Dream Music Puppetry Program production plays 15 performances, tonight, October 12, through October 22 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). (more...)

New Georges to Premiere ALLIGATOR at New A.R.T./New York Theatres This FallNew Georges to Premiere ALLIGATOR at New A.R.T./New York Theatres This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

New Georges will kick off their 25th anniversary season in collaboration with The Sol Project to present the World Premiere of ALLIGATOR, written by Hilary Bettis (The Americans on FX) and directed by Elena Araoz (Dipika Guha's Mechanics of Love with To-By-For Productions; Hook & Eye's She-She in the Ice Factory Festival). (more...)

NYTW's 2050 Fellowship Program Seeks Applicants for 2017-18 SeasonNYTW's 2050 Fellowship Program Seeks Applicants for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) is currently accepting applications for the 2017/18 season of its 2050 Fellowship program for emerging playwrights and directors. Applications are due October 17, 2016 at 5pm EST. (more...)

BWW Review: MECHANICS OF LOVEBWW Review: MECHANICS OF LOVE
by Courtney Savoia - Sep 20, 2016

The way we love speaks volumes about who we are as people and how we relate to others. Dipika Guha's MECHANICS OF LOVE tests the boundaries of the power of love with a unique foursome who couldn't be more different. (more...)

To-By-For Productions' MECHANICS OF LOVE Begins Tonight at The Paradise FactoryTo-By-For Productions' MECHANICS OF LOVE Begins Tonight at The Paradise Factory
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

To-By-For Productions is proud to present the New York Premiere of Dipika Guha's MECHANICS OF LOVE, directed by Elena Araoz (She-She-She in Ice Factory Festival; Architecture of Becoming with Women's Project) at The Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) tonight, September 8, through September 24. (more...)

To-By-For Productions to Present NY Premiere of Dipika Guha's MECHANICS OF LOVETo-By-For Productions to Present NY Premiere of Dipika Guha's MECHANICS OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

To-By-For Productions is proud to present the New York Premiere of Dipika Guha's MECHANICS OF LOVE, directed by Elena Araoz at The Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) September 8-24. (more...)

SHIP OF FOOLS to Launch HERE's 2016-17 Season with Audience on a TurntableSHIP OF FOOLS to Launch HERE's 2016-17 Season with Audience on a Turntable
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

HERE launches its 2016-2017 producing season with Ship of Fools, conceived by Jessica Scott, and devised by Jessica Scott with Anonymous Ensemble. This HERE Resident Artist and Dream Music Puppetry Program production plays 15 performances, October 12 - 22 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). (more...)

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