Erik Ehn News

Kim Davies' STET Added to Abingdon's 2015-16 SeasonKim Davies' STET Added to Abingdon's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

?Abingdon Theatre Company, in collaboration with The Muse Project, will present STET, a new play inspired by true events, written by Kim Davies and conceived by Kim Davies, Jocelyn Kuritsky and Artistic Director Tony Speciale. A limited Off-Broadway engagement will begin previews in June, as part of Abingdon's 2015-2016 Season. Tony Speciale is set to direct the world-premiere production, which marks his inaugural programming as Artistic Director. (more...)

The New York Times Reinstates Designer Credits for Theatre ReviewsThe New York Times Reinstates Designer Credits for Theatre Reviews
by Jessica Khan - Nov 18, 2015

Members and constituents of United Scenic Artists Local USA 829 have been busy speaking out against The New York Times' recent decision to leave out the names of shows' designers when listing credits for theatre productions at the end of reviews. As of today,†their hard work has paid off. (more...)

The Play Company to Open 2015-16 Idea Lab During ABYSSThe Play Company to Open 2015-16 Idea Lab During ABYSS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

The Play Company's (PlayCo) 2015-16 Idea Lab features three curated events, November 18 & 28 and December 4, following performances of award-winning, German playwright Maria Milisavljevic's Abyss. The critically acclaimed U.S. premiere, directed by Maria Mileaf, runs through December 6 at Theaterlab, 357 West 36th Street. Writing about Abyss for The New York Times, Ben Brantley praised the 'poetic drama,' as 'genuinely artful...And it will take you places you didn't expect to go.' Speaking about the play's painfully current themes, he said it considers, 'some very topical questions of European national identities in a time of permeable and shifting borders.' (more...)

80 Playwrights Band Together to Protest Lack of Designer Credits in New York Times80 Playwrights Band Together to Protest Lack of Designer Credits in New York Times
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Some of the greatest playwrights of our time, including Tracy Letts, Terrence McNally, Amy Herzog, John Guare and Tony Kushner,†banded together this week in support of the United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 (more...)

80 Playwrights Sign Open Letter to The New York Times Over Designer Credits Issue80 Playwrights Sign Open Letter to The New York Times Over Designer Credits Issue
by Jessica Khan - Oct 27, 2015

As previously reported, United Scenic Artists Local USA 829 recently started a campaign to nudge†its members and constituents to speak out against The New York Times' recent decision to leave out the names of shows' designers when listing credits for theatre productions at the end of reviews. (more...)

En Garde Arts Kicks Off BOSSS Festival This WeekendEn Garde Arts Kicks Off BOSSS Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

En Garde Arts presents BOSSS, its new site-specific outdoor performance festival featuring new works by some of the New York City's most promising emerging theatre artists, this weekend,†October 23-25 throughout Hudson River Park. The opening night party at The Frying Pan will now take place on October 23 at 7pm. (Tickets for the opening night party, on board the Frying Pan at Pier 66, are $250 or $75 for artists.) (more...)

PlayCo to Open 15th Season with ABYSSPlayCo to Open 15th Season with ABYSS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer†Kate Loewald†and Executive Producer†Lauren Weigel,†kicks off its 15th Anniversary season with the U.S. premiere of Abyss, which marks the U.S. debut of the award-winning German playwright Maria Milisavljevic. Abyss, directed by Maria Mileaf, is a poetic thriller centered on the mysterious disappearance of a young woman. The play exemplifies PlayCo's unique commitment to premiering work from around the world to advance a dynamic, international experience of contemporary theater in New York. Abyss is an exploration of what it means to be an outsider. Speaking about the play Milisavljevic says, "making a new home means finding a new kind of honesty. Otherwise the old lies will follow you." (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 10/11/2015Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 10/11/2015
by BWW - Oct 11, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/11/2015 for Minneapolis (more...)

A MAP OF VIRTUE Begins Tonight at Thinking Cap TheatreA MAP OF VIRTUE Begins Tonight at Thinking Cap Theatre
by Carol Kassie - Oct 1, 2015

Theatre goers need look no further than Thinking Cap Theatre's Southeastern premiere of Erin Courtney's award-winning play (Special Citation Obie Award, 2012),† A Map of Virtue, for a thrilling way to kick off the month of October.† The production will run from tonight, October 1 - October 18 at the Vanguard Sanctuary for the Arts in Ft. Lauderdale. (more...)

En Garde Arts Moves BOSSS Festival to 10/23-25 Due to Tropical Storm JoachimEn Garde Arts Moves BOSSS Festival to 10/23-25 Due to Tropical Storm Joachim
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Due to tropical storm Joachim, En Garde Arts has postponed BOSSS, its new site-specific outdoor performance festival featuring new works by some of the New York City's most promising emerging theatre artists, to October 23-25 throughout Hudson River Park. The opening night party at The Frying Pan will now take place on October 23 at 7pm. (more...)

Climate Change Theatre Action to Hold Kick Off Event at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 11/2Climate Change Theatre Action to Hold Kick Off Event at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Neil LaBute, Erik Ehn, Arthur Kopit, Deborah Laufer, Ryan McCurdy of Broadway's ONCE, and Heather Woodbury join CLIMATE CHANGE THEATRE ACTION - a series of worldwide readings and performances intended to bring awareness to, and foster discussion around, climate change during the months of November and December 2015. (more...)

PlayLabs Festival to Run 10/12-18 at the Playwrights' CenterPlayLabs Festival to Run 10/12-18 at the Playwrights' Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

The Twin Cities area is well known as a great theater town, so it is a fitting home to one of the nation's most celebrated new play festivals. The 32nd annual PlayLabs festival runs October 12-18 at the Playwrights' Center, a 44-year-old organization that is one of just a handful of play development centers in the country. †† (more...)

A MAP OF VIRTUE to Run 10/1-18 at Thinking Cap TheatreA MAP OF VIRTUE to Run 10/1-18 at Thinking Cap Theatre
by Carol Kassie - Sep 17, 2015

Theatre goers need look no further than Thinking Cap Theatre's Southeastern premiere of Erin Courtney's award-winning play (Special Citation Obie Award, 2012),† A Map of Virtue, for a thrilling way to kick off the month of October.† The production will run from October 1 - October 18 at the Vanguard Sanctuary for the Arts in Ft. Lauderdale. (more...)

The Play Company's 15th Anniversary Season to Feature Milisavljevic's ABYSS, SLEEP & MoreThe Play Company's 15th Anniversary Season to Feature Milisavljevic's ABYSS, SLEEP & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel celebrates its 15th Anniversary season with programming that exemplifies its unique commitment to premiering plays from around the world, including the U.S., to advance a dynamic, international experience of contemporary theater as part of the American repertoire. (more...)

En Garde Arts to Present BOSSS Throughout Hudson River Park, 10/2-4En Garde Arts to Present BOSSS Throughout Hudson River Park, 10/2-4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

En Garde Founder Anne Hamburger, a Pioneering Producer of Site-Specific Theater in New York, Returns with New Festival Challenging 26 Emerging Artists to Think Big (more...)

Winners of Samuel French's 40th Annual Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival Announced!Winners of Samuel French's 40th Annual Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Samuel French has announced the winners of the 2015†Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival,†the nation's leading short play competition. The six winning plays were presented in a Showcase on Sunday, August 9th at the conclusion of the week-long festival at the East 13th Street Theater (Classic Stage Company). These plays will be published, and available for licensing by Samuel French in the 40th Annual edition of its Off Off Broadway Plays collection: (more...)

Full Casting Set for PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE at NYTW This WeekendFull Casting Set for PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE at NYTW This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Final casting has been set for the 2015 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity's Playwrights For A Cause, set to take place at 7:30pm on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East 4th Street, on Sunday, June 14 at 7:30 pm. The evening, which will benefit the non-profit National Coalition Against Censorship, will showcase world premiere one-act plays by three acclaimed playwrights: Israel Horovitz's Breaking Phillip Glass and Erik Ehn's Her Speech, both directed by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity founder and PFAC Producing Artistic Curator Glory Kadigan, and Halley Feiffer's A Play About New Mexico, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch. (more...)

PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Finds New VenuePLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Finds New Venue
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Playwrights for a Cause has announced that the show will go on as planned at the New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East 4th Street, on Sunday, June 14 at 7:30 pm. However, in light of The Sheen Center's cancellation of Playwrights for a Cause benefiting the National Coalition Against Censorship and the resulting recent media reports, playwright Neil LaBute has decided to pull his one-act play from the event. (more...)

Sheen Center Cancels PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Event Due to Offensive Material by Neil LaButeSheen Center Cancels PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Event Due to Offensive Material by Neil LaBute
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, the political controversy surrounding the release of The Interview, and continued suppression of plays, books, and art in American schools, libraries and museums, the battle for freedom of speech and expression is more essential than ever. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity will present an evening of world premiere plays by Erik Ehn, Halley Feiffer, Israel Horovitz and Neil LaBute addressing censorship in the arts in Playwrights for a Cause, to be held at 7:30pm on June 14, 2015 at the Sheen Center, located at 18 Bleecker Street. (more...)

PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Benefit Canceled by Venue Due to Artistic ContentPLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Benefit Canceled by Venue Due to Artistic Content
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Playwrights For A Cause, an evening of plays by award-winning playwrights Erik Ehn, Halley Feiffer, Israel Horovitz and Neil LaBute, and a panel discussion concerning censorship in climate science and more inclusion of LGBT, women, and minorities in the arts, originally scheduled for June 14, 2015 at The Sheen Center at 18 Bleecker Street, has been canceled by the management of The Sheen Center. (more...)

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