Jean Genet News

Date of Birth: October 19, 1910
Date of Death: April 15, 1986 (75)
Birth Place: Paris, FRANCE
Gender: Male
Coney Island USA to Present International Culture Lab's 2nd Annual CONEY ISLAND BUTOH AND BEYONDConey Island USA to Present International Culture Lab's 2nd Annual CONEY ISLAND BUTOH AND BEYOND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Coney Island is famous for its historical exhibitions of living forms - human, non-human 'and beyond.' Displaying everything from 'freaks, geeks and human curiosities' - both individual and collective; from the Lilliputian Village ('Midget City'), to the Filipino Igorot tribe that was transplanted from the Philippines to perform their rituals, to the ten-in-one circus sideshows. (more...)

World Music Institute in collaboration with National Sawdust present Philip Glass & Foday Musa SusoWorld Music Institute in collaboration with National Sawdust present Philip Glass & Foday Musa Suso
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

This event, presented by World Music Institute in collaboration with National Sawdust, is one of the highlights of the Glass @ 80 celebrations around the world. Philip Glass and Foday Musa Suso famously collaborated on the album The Screens (composed as music for a production of the play by Jean Genet), the score for the film Powaqqatsi, and on the concert work Orion. At National Sawdust, the two artists will come together again for an intimate and collaborative performance. The show will include two special guests: percussionist Asher Delerme and cellist Jeffrey Zeigler. (more...)

American Players Theatre Announces 38th Summer Festival SeasonAmerican Players Theatre Announces 38th Summer Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

American Players Theatre (APT) announces its 38th Summer Festival Season, June 10 - October 22, 2017, a diverse lineup of eight classical and contemporary plays in repertory that includes the return and work of visiting Chicago director and Jeff Award-winner William Brown taking on Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters in APT's newly renovated flagship 1140-seat outdoor amphitheater on the Hill.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Every night the maids stage a fantasized revolution against their mistress Madame. Every night they fail miserably. But last night they have taken a step into reality. They have plotted against Monsieur and have gotten him arrested by the police. Family and class wars unfold.  (more...)

Top Books in Honor of Queen Elizabeth's Sapphire JubileeTop Books in Honor of Queen Elizabeth's Sapphire Jubilee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Sapphire Jubilee, marking the 65th anniversary of the monarch's accession to the throne. (more...)

A New Play about Taylor Swift, Instagram and Having No Money at Theatre N16 this MarchA New Play about Taylor Swift, Instagram and Having No Money at Theatre N16 this March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Swifties is a bold new adaptation of Jean Genet's play The Maids, exploring the alienating and destructive effect that poverty, celebrity fetishism and social media can have on the lives of normal people. Swifties is written by Tom Stenton and directed by Luke Davies (The Chemsex Monologues, The HIV Monologues). (more...)

The Semitic Root's Immersive Murdery Mystery THE STRANGEST Coming to NYCThe Semitic Root's Immersive Murdery Mystery THE STRANGEST Coming to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Strangest invites audiences into an immersive theatrical experience in which they enter a traditional Arab storytelling café, where for centuries masters of the oral tradition wove tales of intrigue. (more...)

Orto-Da Theatre Group Presents Sculpture Drama STONES Plus THE MANSERVANTSOrto-Da Theatre Group Presents Sculpture Drama STONES Plus THE MANSERVANTS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

The show 'Stones' is inspired by 'The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Monument' by Nathan Rapoport (1911-1987). It is performed, without talking, by six actors who sculpture the monument with their bodies and bring life to it in order to face humanity in its eye in its current time. (more...)

Fearon Productions Brings THE MAIDS by to the RingFearon Productions Brings THE MAIDS by to the Ring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

January 27th through February 12th Fearon Productions will present The Maids by Jean Genet at The Players' Ring, 105 Marcy Street, Portsmouth NH.  Showtimes are 8 pm Fridays and Saturdays and 3 pm Sundays. Tickets cost $15 with discounts for students, seniors, and Players' Ring members. (more...)

AMERICAN MASTERS to Present 'Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise', on PBS 2/21AMERICAN MASTERS to Present 'Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise', on PBS 2/21
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

With unprecedented access, filmmakers Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack trace Dr. Angelou's incredible journey, shedding light on the untold aspects of her life through never-before-seen footage, rare archival photographs and videos and her own words. (more...)

The Laudanum Project Presents THE BABY FARMERThe Laudanum Project Presents THE BABY FARMER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

South Australia's strongest festival of the unusual has the honor of helping unveil their most ominous exhibitors so far. The Baby Farmer, a confronting yet ambitious work by Australia's most bizarre performers, The Laudanum Project, is here. Presented in a variety of medias (performance, fine art exhibition, and art-based book distributed worldwide by Australia's most powerful small-press publisher) this story of a helpless child and her unbalanced mother forms an ever-shifting musical tapestry, a tale of destiny, lost innocence, and the nature of evil. (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre Presents 'Holiday Memories'Bridge Street Theatre Presents 'Holiday Memories'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Two perennial holiday classics by Truman Capote, "The Thanksgiving Visitor" and "A Christmas Memory," come to vivid theatrical life this December when Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre presents Russell Vandenbroucke's heartwarming stage adaptation "Holiday Memories." (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre Presents 'Holiday Memories' this DecemberBridge Street Theatre Presents 'Holiday Memories' this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Two perennial holiday classics by Truman Capote, "The Thanksgiving Visitor" and "A Christmas Memory," come to vivid theatrical life this December when Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre presents Russell Vandenbroucke's heartwarming stage adaptation "Holiday Memories" for 8 performances only. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/06/2016Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem's THE FIRST NOEL to Start Holiday Tradition at The ApolloClassical Theatre of Harlem's THE FIRST NOEL to Start Holiday Tradition at The Apollo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Apollo Theater presents The Classical Theatre of Harlem's production of THE FIRST NOEL from December 10-18, 2016. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/30/2016Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

An Arturo Vega Project Presents QUEER BUTOH Transcending the Identity of SexAn Arturo Vega Project Presents QUEER BUTOH Transcending the Identity of Sex
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Howl! Happening in association with The New York Butoh Institute and The Vangeline Theater is pleased to present an evening of Butoh performances and community discussion with five LGBT/Queer Butoh artists. The two evenings feature performances followed by a panel discussion. The artists will talk about how Butoh has been instrumental in articulating or facing the unique challenges they face as LGBT artists. (more...)

Wessel Pretorius to Make Drostdy Theatre Debut with DIE ONTELBARE 48Wessel Pretorius to Make Drostdy Theatre Debut with DIE ONTELBARE 48
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Wessel Pretorius will perform at the Drostdy Theatre for the first time next month, when this intimate theatre in the heart of Stellenbosch will present his satirical drama, DIE ONTELBARE 48. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/23/2016Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/23/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

INTAR Extends World Premiere of THE MAIDSINTAR Extends World Premiere of THE MAIDS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

INTAR (Lou Moreno, Artistic Director/John McCormack, Executive Director) is proud to announce that the acclaimed world premiere of THE MAIDS by Jose Rivera, adapted from the play by Jean Genet, will extend until October 30th.  Daniel Irizarry directs a cast that features Laura Butler Rivera, Daniel Irizarry, Charlie Munn, Casey Robinson, and Folami Williams.  THE MAIDS by Jose Rivera is presented in association with One-Eighth Theater (founded by its Artistic Directors Daniel Irizarry and Laura Butler Rivera), which is continuing its residency at INTAR Theatre.  THE MAIDS was developed, in part, with assistance from the Orchard Project, a program of The Exchange (Ari Edelson, Artistic Director Dean Strober, Executive Director, www.exchangenyc.org). (more...)

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