Jean Genet News

 

Jean Genet News

Date of Birth: October 19, 1910
Date of Death: April 15, 1986 (75)
Birth Place: Paris, FRANCE
Gender: Male

by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

INTAR will kick off the 2016-'17 Season tonight with the world premiere of THE MAIDS by Jose Rivera, adapted from the play by Jean Genet.  Daniel Irizarry directs a cast that features Laura Butler Rivera, Daniel Irizarry, Charlie Munn, Casey Robinson, and Folami Williams with Special Appearance by Jose Rivera (September 29 to October 9th only). (more...)

Classical Theater of Harlem to Stage World Premiere of FIT FOR A QUEENClassical Theater of Harlem to Stage World Premiere of FIT FOR A QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents the world premiere of Fit for a Queen, a comedy inspired by the life of Hatshepsut, a woman who ruled as a pharaoh in ancient Egypt. Hatshepsut's female lover helps her usurp the throne, only to finds herself at odds with an unexpectedly ruthless rival for power - her daughter. (more...)

Jose Rivera to Make Special Appearance at INTAR's THE MAIDS This FallJose Rivera to Make Special Appearance at INTAR's THE MAIDS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

INTAR has announced that the 2016-'17 Season will kick off with the world premiere of THE MAIDS by Jose Rivera, adapted from the play by Jean Genet.  Daniel Irizarry directs a cast that features Laura Butler Rivera, Daniel Irizarry, Charlie Munn, Casey Robinson, and Folami Williams with Special Appearance by Jose Rivera (September 29 to October 9th only).  (more...)

Black Moon Theatre to Present BLISS, Based on Tibetan Book of the DeadBlack Moon Theatre to Present BLISS, Based on Tibetan Book of the Dead
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Black Moon Theatre Company presents BLISS, based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead, with performances on September 8-25. (more...)

BWW Review: When Fantasy Goes Too Far...Public Citizen Theatre's THE MAIDSBWW Review: When Fantasy Goes Too Far...Public Citizen Theatre's THE MAIDS
by Krista Garver - Aug 9, 2016

Portland has a new theatre company! Public Citizen Theatre is the mostly crowdfunded passion project of Amanda Mehl and Aaron Filyaw. For their first production they've chosen Jean Genet's 1947 play THE MAIDS, a sadomasochistic look at domestic servitude, based on the true story of the Papin sisters and translated by Martin Crimp. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MAIDS Misses the Mark at Mildred's UmbrellaBWW Review: THE MAIDS Misses the Mark at Mildred's Umbrella
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Jul 29, 2016

BWW Review: Mildred's Umbrella Present Jean Genet's THE MAIDS (more...)

Mildred's Umbrella Presents: THE MAIDS by Jean GenetMildred's Umbrella Presents: THE MAIDS by Jean Genet
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company opens its 2016-2017 season with THE MAIDS by Jean Genet. Loosely based on the infamous Papin sisters who brutally murdered their employer and her daughter in Le Mans, France, in 1933, THE MAIDS tells the story of two servants who act out elaborate role-plays while their mistress is away, all centered around killing her. (more...)

OUTLIERS Theatre Co. to Launch with THE MAIDS at Access Theater This SummerOUTLIERS Theatre Co. to Launch with THE MAIDS at Access Theater This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

OUTLIERS Theatre Co. is proud to debut with an intimate production of THE MAIDS, directed by Ben Gunderson (LES MISERABLES - Broadway/Nat'l Tour). (more...)

YPC of NYC to Perform Pre-Curtain Concert for Classical Theater of Harlem's MACBETH in JulyYPC of NYC to Perform Pre-Curtain Concert for Classical Theater of Harlem's MACBETH in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The award-winning Young People's Chorus of New York City (YPC), known for bringing children of diverse ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds together through a program of musical excellence, community and educational initiatives under Artistic Director/Founder Francisco J. Nuñez, will give a one-hour preview of its summer tour concert program on Thursday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater at Marcus GarveyPark (enter at 124th Street and Fifth Avenue and walk south to the venue). (more...)

Farm Theatre to Present Padraic Lillis' HOPE YOU GET TO ELEVEN, 6/23-7/3Farm Theatre to Present Padraic Lillis' HOPE YOU GET TO ELEVEN, 6/23-7/3
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

This summer The Farm Theater is pleased to present Padraic Lillis' solo show, Hope You Get to Eleven, or What Are We Going to Do About Sally?, directed byScott Illingworth and presented as part of the 8th Annual Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. Performances will be on June 23 at 7:30pm, June 25 at 5pm, June 29 at 7:30pm, and July 3 at 4:30pm at The Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). Tickets ($18) are available online atwww.planetconnections.org or by calling 866-811-4111. Proceeds from the show will benefit the National Suicide Prevention Network. (more...)

THE MAIDS, DRY LAND & More Set for Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company's 2016-17 SeasonTHE MAIDS, DRY LAND & More Set for Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

 Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company today announced that its 2016-2017 season will feature a world premiere, as well as the regional premiere of a Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist.   (more...)

Review Roundup: St. Ann's Warehouse's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, with Gillian Anderson & Ben FosterReview Roundup: St. Ann's Warehouse's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, with Gillian Anderson & Ben Foster
by Review Roundups - May 1, 2016

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Additional Events Announced for THE MAIDS at Trafalgar StudiosAdditional Events Announced for THE MAIDS at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The Jamie Lloyd Company presents Bertie Carvel, Jonathan Broadbent and Marc Wootton in a reading of Jean Genet's play Splendid's as well as a Genet and David Bowie-inspired evening of drag performances and music in the latest Traf Extras events designed to bring audiences closer to the onstage action. Each event will take place after that evening's performance of The Maids, currently playing at Trafalgar Studios. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Print Room's DEATHWATCH with Danny Lee Wynter and MorePhoto Flash: First Look at Print Room's DEATHWATCH with Danny Lee Wynter and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The final production in the Coronet's spring season, DEATHWATCH, runs now through May 7. This new Print Room production of Jean Genet's powerful and provocative first play, in a translation by David Rudkin, marks its first major revival in almost 30 years. DEATHWATCH stars Danny Lee Wynter, Joseph Quinn, Tom Varey and Emma Naomi, and is directed byGeraldine Alexander, who received critical acclaim for the direction of her own play, Amygdala, at The Print Room's former space in 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Toby Jones & Juliet Stevenson to Lead PLACEPRINTS at Print Room at the CoronetToby Jones & Juliet Stevenson to Lead PLACEPRINTS at Print Room at the Coronet
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Full casting is today announced for the world premiere of PlacePrints. Print Room at the Coronet is proud to welcome Toby Jones and Juliet Stevenson leading the company in a semi-staged production of four new dramatic works by David Rudkin, inspired by British rural landscapes and presented in associated with East Midlands touring theatre company New Perspectives. Jack McNamara also directs Richard Lynch, Hugh Ross and Frances Tomelty. The readings will take place over two nights and also complements Rudkin's new translation of Jean Genet's Deathwatch which is on at the Print Room at the Coronet from 11 April - 7 May. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of Jobsite Theater's THE MAIDSPhoto Flash: Meet the Stars of Jobsite Theater's THE MAIDS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Jobsite Theater offers up a sexy and smart classic in Jean Genet's unequivocally literate 1947 play THE MAIDS, playing April 29 - May 22, 2016 in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center where Jobsite is resident theater company. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Print Room's DEATHWATCH with Danny Lee Wynter and MorePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for Print Room's DEATHWATCH with Danny Lee Wynter and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The final production in the Coronet's spring season, DEATHWATCH, runs from April 11 to May 7. This new Print Room production of Jean Genet's powerful and provocative first play, in a translation by David Rudkin, marks its first major revival in almost 30 years. DEATHWATCH stars Danny Lee Wynter, Joseph Quinn, Tom Varey and Emma Naomi, and is directed by Geraldine Alexander, who received critical acclaim for the direction of her own play, Amygdala, at The Print Room's former space in 2013. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Programa Talleres de Dramaturgia, Royal Court Theatre en LatinoamericaPrograma Talleres de Dramaturgia, Royal Court Theatre en Latinoamerica
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Informamos que esta abierta la convocatoria para participar del Programa Talleres de Dramaturgia Royal Court Theatre en Latinoamerica, que por primera vez se desarrollara en tres ciudades -Buenos Aires, Montevideo y Santiago de Chile- a lo largo de dos años. El Royal Court Theatre (Reino Unido) busca promover -a traves del International Playwrights Programme- el trabajo de dramaturgos emergentes de todo el mundo. (more...)

Who Was Lucille Lortel and Why Is There An Award Named For Her?Who Was Lucille Lortel and Why Is There An Award Named For Her?
by Michael Dale - Mar 31, 2016

With a career spanning seventy years in the theatre, Lucille Lortel's life mission was to help nurture emerging innovative playwrights. (more...)

Simon Dodd's PLAYTHING Comes to The Depot TheatreSimon Dodd's PLAYTHING Comes to The Depot Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

After a highly acclaimed but brief outing at the 2014 Sydney Comedy Festival, absurdist one-act comedy PLAYTHING by multi-awarding winning Australian comedy writer Simon Dodd comes to The Depot Theatre in Marrickville as part of their 2016 Season. (more...)

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