Janine Nabers News

Actor's Express Stages World Premiere of SERIAL BLACK FACEActor's Express Stages World Premiere of SERIAL BLACK FACE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Actor's Express continues its 2015-2016 season with the world premiere of Janine Nabers' Serial Black Face, a gripping drama set against the backdrop of the Atlanta Child Murders of the late 1970s, running April 2-24. The play was named the winner of the 2014 Yale Drama Series by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman who said of the playwright, "Janine Nabers is an extraordinary writer - powerful and funny and brave." Nabers is an alumna of the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition. Actor's Express Artistic Director Freddie Ashley will direct the world premiere. (more...)

Keen Company's Teens Program Returns for 10th YearKeen Company's Teens Program Returns for 10th Year
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company (Jonathan Silverstein - Artistic Director, Mark Armstrong - Keen Teens Producer) will present the Tenth Season of Keen Teens.  This season's offerings will be Thirty Million, a new musical with music and lyrics by Max Vernon; book by Jason Kim, directed by Mark Armstrong, with choreography by Brad Landers and musical direction by Lena Gabrielle; Landlines by Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen, directed by Liz Carlson; and How The Moon Would Talk by Nick Gandiello, directed by Sash Bischoff. Auditions will be February 3rd through 5th. To more information about auditions, please visit http://www.keencompany.org/ktaudition/. (more...)

SONGS FROM MRS. MANNERLY and More Join Alley All New Festival 2016 LineupSONGS FROM MRS. MANNERLY and More Join Alley All New Festival 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Alley Theatre announces the full line-up for the inaugural Alley All New Festival, featuring recent additions - Songs from Mrs. Mannerly, a musical in progress, music by Michael Moricz, lyrics by Jack Murphy, based on the play by Jeffrey Hatcher and directed by Alley Artistic Director Gregory Boyd; The Harassment of Iris Malloy by Zak Berkman, directed by Alley Resident Assistant Director Brandon Weinbrenner and a special Early Draft Preview, featuring works in progress by Kenneth Lin and Janine Nabers.  (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...)

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...)

NYTW Now Accepting Applications for 2016-17 2050 Fellowship ProgramNYTW Now Accepting Applications for 2016-17 2050 Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

 New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) is currently accepting applications for the 2016/17 season of its 2050 Fellowship program for emerging playwrights and directors. Applications are due October 19, 2015 at 5pm EST. (more...)

New York Theatre Workshop Names 2015-16 Season's 2050 FellowsNew York Theatre Workshop Names 2015-16 Season's 2050 Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced the playwrights and directors selected for the 2015/16 season 2050 Fellowship. The playwrights are Nathan Alan Davis, Hansol Jung and Patricia Ione Lloyd and the directors are Noelle Ghoussaini, Alexandru Mihail and Danya Taymor.  (more...)

The Spring Fling 2015 Kicks Off TodayThe Spring Fling 2015 Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, continues its annual series of short, commissioned world-premiere plays at the IRT Theater as part of their 3B Development Series in Manhattan's West Village with The Spring Fling: Anniversary, six new short plays by Jon Caren (The Recommendation), Matthew-Lee Erlbach (Eager To Lose), Elizabeth Irwin (My Mañana Comes), Erica Saleh (In Memory of Julie Simmons), Sarah Sander (Playgrounds), and Daniel Talbott (Slipping). (more...)

Keen Company Sets Ninth Season of Keen TeensKeen Company Sets Ninth Season of Keen Teens
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company will present the Ninth Season of Keen Teens. This season's offerings will be OLD FOLKS by Max Posner, directed by Mark Armstrong, featuring: Steve Alvarez, Romy Bavli, Maria Broom, Ella Campos, Francesca Iannacone, Jessy Jogodnik, Hillel Rosenshine, Yordy Rosso, Craig Steeley, and Devante Rowe; THE LOST GIRL, OR FIRST CHAIR by Lauren Yee, directed by Liz Carlson, featuring: Chelsea Allison, Kaisheem Bryant, Nicholas Johnson, Bahsil Moody, Elsie Razo, Liv Reis, Hillel Rosenshine, Cory Sierra, Lucille Vasquez, and Karla Ynfante; THE ASTONISHING AND DANGEROUS HISTORY OF MAZEFIELD THE FROG by Jen Silverman, directed by Tyne Rafaeli, featuring: Steve Alvarez, Roza Chervinsy, SaCha Coleman, Olivia Hockenberry, Francesca Iannacone, Jarek Liang, Bahsil Moody, Maya Pagan, Yordy Rosso, and Juwan Wyatt. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Kicks Off Contemporary American Voices Festival This WeekendLong Wharf Theatre Kicks Off Contemporary American Voices Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2015

Long Wharf Theatre's inaugural Contemporary American Voices Festival, a weekend of new play readings, will take place this weekend, April 18 and 19, 2015. (more...)

Actor's Express to Present THE THRUSH AND THE WOODPECKER, SWEENEY TODD, and More as Part of 28th SeasonActor's Express to Present THE THRUSH AND THE WOODPECKER, SWEENEY TODD, and More as Part of 28th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2015

Actor's Express announces its 28th Season of stunning plays including six works, three of which are world premieres, and one classic musical. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre to Kick Off Contemporary American Voices Festival Next MonthLong Wharf Theatre to Kick Off Contemporary American Voices Festival Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Long Wharf Theatre's inaugural Contemporary American Voices Festival, a weekend of new play readings, will take place on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19, 2015. (more...)

Hartford Stage Names Elizabeth Williamson New Associate Artistic DirectorHartford Stage Names Elizabeth Williamson New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak has promoted Elizabeth Williamson, currently Senior Dramaturg and Director of New Play Development for the Tony Award-winning theatre, to the position of Associate Artistic Director. She replaces Maxwell Williams, now Artistic Director of Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre in New Orleans. (more...)

The Spring Fling 2015 Kicks Off 4/23The Spring Fling 2015 Kicks Off 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, continues its annual series of short, commissioned world-premiere plays at the IRT Theater as part of their 3B Development Series in Manhattan's West Village with The Spring Fling: Anniversary, six new short plays by Jon Caren (The Recommendation), Matthew-Lee Erlbach (Eager To Lose), Elizabeth Irwin (My Mañana Comes), Erica Saleh (In Memory of Julie Simmons), Sarah Sander (Playgrounds), and Daniel Talbott (Slipping). (more...)

Keen Playwrights Lab and Keen Teens Playwrights UnveiledKeen Playwrights Lab and Keen Teens Playwrights Unveiled
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company today announced the writers for this year's Keen Playwrights Lab and Keen Teens programs. (more...)

Partial Comfort Presents All-Female WELCOME MAT This WeekendPartial Comfort Presents All-Female WELCOME MAT This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Partial Comfort Productions (Obie Award winner and Drama Desk nominee A Bright New Boise) kicks off its 12th season with THE WELCOME MAT READING SERIES, a collection of bold and groundbreaking new plays by four of the country's fastest-rising female playwrights. (more...)

Partial Comfort to Present All-Female WELCOME MAT, 12/5-6Partial Comfort to Present All-Female WELCOME MAT, 12/5-6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Partial Comfort Productions (Obie Award winner and Drama Desk nominee A Bright New Boise) kicks off its 12th season with THE WELCOME MAT READING SERIES, a collection of bold and groundbreaking new plays by four of the country's fastest-rising female playwrights. (more...)

NYTW Accepting Applications For 2015-16 Playwriting, Directing Fellowship ProgramNYTW Accepting Applications For 2015-16 Playwriting, Directing Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

?New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) is currently accepting applications for the 2015/16 season of its 2050 Fellowship program for emerging playwrights and directors. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside 8th Annual Yale Drama Series Award Ceremony at Lincoln Center TheaterPhoto Flash: Inside 8th Annual Yale Drama Series Award Ceremony at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

One of the theater world's most prestigious playwriting prizes, the Yale Drama Series Prize, was given to Janine Nabers for her play Serial Black Face at the 8th annual Yale Drama Series Award Ceremony last night, Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Lincoln Center Theater. The award recipient was chosen by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman, who served as the judge for the 2013 and 2014 competitions. Check out a look back below! (more...)

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