Ensemble Studio Theatre News

Pan Asian Rep to Stage NO NO BOY in Washington D.C. & NYC in JunePan Asian Rep to Stage NO NO BOY in Washington D.C. & NYC in June
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

 Tisa Chang, Artistic Producing Director of PAN ASIAN REPERTORY THEATRE, announces for its 39thseason a special limited run of NO-NO BOY by Ken Narasaki, directed by Ron Nakahara, and based on the groundbreaking novel by John Okada. Set in the aftermath of WWII as Japanese Americans return to the West Coast and called "eloquent…elegant and searing" by LA Weekly, NO-NO BOY will run from June 18-19 at the Burke Theatre in Washington, DC (701 Pennsylvania Ave.); June 21-25, 2016 at the Studio Theatre at Theatre Row in New York City (410 W. 42nd Street); and June 26 at Flushing Town Hall in Flushing, NY. Official opening in Washington DC will be June 18 at 7:00pm and in New York on June 21 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Rajiv Joseph's ARCHDUKE, 'SOMETHING WICKED' and More Set for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 2016 New Works FestivalRajiv Joseph's ARCHDUKE, 'SOMETHING WICKED' and More Set for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 2016 New Works Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Continuing its commitment to developing new works, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will gather playwrights and composers from across the nation for its 2016 New Works Festival at Palo Alto's Lucie Stern Theatre, where the public can attend performances, participate in a panel discussion with the artists, and share in the journey of developing new works for the American theatre. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company and Columbia University School of the Arts have announced the winners of Columbia@Roundabout's New Play Reading Series. (more...)

ACT to Stage World Premiere of Political Thriller DAISYACT to Stage World Premiere of Political Thriller DAISY
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

With a Presidential election looming, a group of advertisers working for Lyndon B. Johnson unleash the most infamous political commercial ever conceived, the "Daisy ad". The ad played once, but it carved a scar into the American psyche. Based on actual persons and events, ACT presents the world premiere of political thriller Daisy by Sean Devine. This explosive play explores the power of manipulation in advertising and the clear moment in television history that launched the age of negative attack ads, and forever changed how we elect our leaders. (more...)

Uncle Function to Play The Peoples Improv Theater, 5/21Uncle Function to Play The Peoples Improv Theater, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Sketch group Uncle Function, a four time winner of UCB's Backyard Brawl, plays The Peoples Improv Theater on May 21st. The sketch team is comprised of 6 actors whose theatre and television credits include; The Awesome 80's Prom, Sense & Sensibility (Off Broadway/Bedlam), The Night Of (HBO), Unforgettable (A & E), and the new series, The Characters on Netflix. Additional performance dates will be announced soon. (more...)

Playwright, Neuroscientist, RADIOLAB Host Set for MTC's INCOGNITO PanelPlaywright, Neuroscientist, RADIOLAB Host Set for MTC's INCOGNITO Panel
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, announces the upcoming Sloan Panel Discussion on INCOGNITO, which will be held following the Tuesday, May 17 performance of the play at MTC at New York City Center-Stage I (131 West 55th Street), and is open to anyone attending the evening's performance. (more...)

Theater J to Close Season with Ziegler's ANOTHER WAY HOME, 6/23-7/17Theater J to Close Season with Ziegler's ANOTHER WAY HOME, 6/23-7/17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Theater J will bring playwright Anna Ziegler back to DC with the insightful, wry drama, Another Way Home, which plays June 23 through July 17, 2016. Another Way Home, directed by Shirley Serotsky, follows the Nadelman parents (Rick Foucheux and Naomi Jacobson) at summer camp visiting day which quickly turns into a family emergency. Their son Joey (Chris Stinson), is nowhere to be found and they are left wondering - where has he gone, why is their marriage lacking, and what might have happened if they had taken a different path. Join us as we transform Theater J into Camp Kickapoo and discover a little bit more about the strangers we all live with - our family. (more...)

Maximillian Singh Gill's DEBRIEFING to Premiere at FringeNYCMaximillian Singh Gill's DEBRIEFING to Premiere at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

White Rabbit Productions and Ego Actus Theatre Company present the premiere of DEBRIEFING, a play by Maximillian Singh Gill, directed by Joan Kane, as part of the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival, August 12 - 28, 2016. (more...)

Chalk Rep to Bring Site-Specific Play IN CASE OF EMERGENCY to Local Homes This SummerChalk Rep to Bring Site-Specific Play IN CASE OF EMERGENCY to Local Homes This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The garage door of an actual private home becomes a curtain, rising on Meredith, a single woman who has filled her garage with supplies for any emergency. (more...)

THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN to Open in June at TheatreWorksTHE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN to Open in June at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley closes its 2015/2016 season with the explosive new dramatic comedy, The Velocity of Autumn. This tender-hearted play by Eric Coble centers on an elderly artist locked in a volatile showdown with her family over where she'll spend her remaining years. In a wry, spirited quest to 'not go gently' into a retirement home, Alexandra barricades herself in her brownstone with enough homemade Molotov cocktails to blow the entire block sky-high as she negotiates the terms of her future with a long-estranged son who has battles of his own. The Velocity of Autumn was declared 'Wickedly funny and wonderfully touching' by Broadway World and 'A tale that could resonate with a broad range of audiences as it touches on a sobering dilemma faced by families every day' by Variety. This production will be directed by Giovanna Sardelli with performances June 1-June 26 (press opening: June 4) at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. For tickets ($19-$80) and information the public may visit www.TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

New York, World Premieres & More Set for Playwrights Realm's 10th Anniversary SeasonNew York, World Premieres & More Set for Playwrights Realm's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, The Playwrights Realm is pleased to announce its 2016-17 10th anniversary season. Over the past decade, The Realm has continually produced work by brave new voices and worked to introduce new initiatives to expand its commitment to providing holistic support to playwrights as they strive to make a life in the arts. (more...)

Mosaic Theater to Close Inaugural Season with WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMERMosaic Theater to Close Inaugural Season with WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Mosaic Theater Company of DC's Inaugural Season arrives at a climactic finale with the lively and comedic Off-Broadway hit, When January Feels Like Summer, written by Cori Thomas and directed by Mosaic Theater Managing Director & Producer Serge Seiden (Bad Jews, Apple Family Plays). (more...)

2nd Annual 'Stage Raw' Awards Winners Announced2nd Annual 'Stage Raw' Awards Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Professional Los Angeles intimate theater companies and their friends sold out Los Angeles Theatre Center to support the second-ever STAGE RAW THEATRE AWARDS.  Picking up where the LA WEEKLY Awards left off, and hosted by the Independent Shakespeare Co. and Dr. Pinch and Pinchtones, the best of 99-seat theatre was celebrated in an exuberant and emotional evening that put a "Raw" spotlight on the year's best work. (more...)

Chalk Rep to Transform Garages for Site-Specific IN CASE OF EMERGENCYChalk Rep to Transform Garages for Site-Specific IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The garage door of an actual private home becomes a curtain, rising on Meredith, a single woman who has filled her garage with supplies for any emergency. It's gotten a little out of hand, which is why she's hired Alex from 'Ready, Set, Go' to help her get organized. But neither the supplies nor the prepping expert can prepare her for the personal disasters that her younger sister brings home, on a day when the city seems set to go up in flames. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at EST and Page 73's KENTUCKYPhoto Flash: First Look at EST and Page 73's KENTUCKY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) and Page Seventy-Three Productions (Page 73) present KENTUCKY, written by Leah Nanako Winkler, and directed by Morgan Gould. KENTUCKY is currently playing previews at EST's Curt Dempster Theatre (549 W. 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019) for an official opening on Sunday, May 1. The strictly limited run plays through Sunday, May 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES Benefit Performances Begin This Week at Atwater Village TheatreTHE VAGINA MONOLOGUES Benefit Performances Begin This Week at Atwater Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

 A who's who of film and television stars will perform Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues in an intimate theatrical setting for four benefit performances only on April 30, May 1, 6 & 7 at 8pm, at the Atwater Village Theatre in Los Angeles. Produced and directed by Sheena Metal for Ensemble Studio Theatre Los Angeles, all proceeds will benefit V-Day (vday.org), A Global Movement to End Violence Against Women and Girls, and protect.org, a national pro-child, anti-crime association committed to building a powerful, nonpartisan force for the protection of children from abuse, exploitation and neglect. (more...)

The Playwrights Realm Announces 2016 INK'D LineupThe Playwrights Realm Announces 2016 INK'D Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing DirectorRoberta Pereira, presents the line up for INK'D, their annual festival of new plays. Running May 17-20 at 7pm, The Realm will present staged readings of new work by 2015-16 Writing Fellows Sam Chanse, Lauren Feldman, Jonathan Payne, and David Zax. INK'D exemplifies The Realm's ever-expanding commitment to providing holistic support to playwrights as they strive to make a life in the arts. (more...)

BWW Interview: Satomi Blair Chats About KENTUCKY, Tribeca Film Festival and Much More!BWW Interview: Satomi Blair Chats About KENTUCKY, Tribeca Film Festival and Much More!
by Nora Dominick - Apr 20, 2016

Actress and producer Satomi Blair is ready to take on a role that she has been working on for over a year now. Starting tonight Blair stars in the world premiere production of KENTUCKY. (more...)

39th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival to Kick Off in July at Custom Made Theatre39th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival to Kick Off in July at Custom Made Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Playwrights Foundation have  announced the lineup for 39th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), which will run July 15-24, 2016 at Custom Made Theatre in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District. (more...)

Uncle Function to Perform at The Peoples Improv Theater, 4/23Uncle Function to Perform at The Peoples Improv Theater, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Sketch group Uncle Function, a four time winner of UCB's Backyard Brawl, plays The Peoples Improv Theater on April 23rd and May 21st. The sketch team is comprised of 6 actors whose theatre and television credits include; The Awesome 80's Prom, Sense & Sensibility (Off Broadway/Bedlam), The Night Of (HBO), Unforgettable (A & E), and the new series, The Characters on Netflix. (more...)

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