Jon Kern News

Ars Nova Now Accepting Applications for Play Group 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Ars Nova is now accepting applications for Play Group, a vibrant and eclectic group of emerging writers who gather twice a month at Ars Nova to share new work and get peer feedback. The group offers members the chance to develop their plays with peer support; to be inspired by each other's work; to form collaborative relationships; and to build a strong sense of community within Ars Nova. All emerging playwrights are eligible for membership. If selected, new members will be invited to join for a period of two years beginning in January of 2015. (more...)

Ars Nova Kicks Off 2014 With GAME PLAY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Ars Nova kicks off 2014 with Game Play, this year's incarnation of Ars Nova's annual Play Group production. An evening of original short plays and live music inspired by classic board game titles, Game Play features Peter Benson, Marcia DeBonis, Dashiell Eaves, Brandon Gill, Ben Graney, Susan Heyward, Jessica Love and Carmen Zilles. This production plays 10 performances, today, January 29 - February 8. (more...)

Ars Nova Kicks Off 2014 with GAME PLAY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Ars Nova kicks off 2014 with Game Play, this year's incarnation of Ars Nova's annual Play Group production. Game Play, set to play 10 performances from today, January 29 - February 8, features original short plays and live music inspired by classic board game titles (more...)

Ars Nova Announces Cast for GAME PLAY, Running 1/29-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 06, 2014

Ars Nova kicks off 2014 with Game Play, this year's incarnation of Ars Nova's annual Play Group production. An evening of original short plays and live music inspired by classic board game titles, Game Play features Peter Benson, Marcia DeBonis, Dashiell Eaves, Brandon Gill, Ben Graney, Susan Heyward, Jessica Love and Carmen Zilles. This production plays 10 performances, January 29 - February 8. (more...)

Ars Nova to Kick Off 2014 with GAME PLAY, 1/29-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Ars Nova kicks off 2014 with Game Play, this year's incarnation of Ars Nova's annual Play Group production. Game Play, set to play 10 performances from January 29 - February 8, features original short plays and live music inspired by classic board game titles. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse's DNA New Work Series to Return 2/17-3/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

La Jolla Playhouse will bring back its acclaimed new play development initiative, the DNA New Work Series, a two-week run of workshops and readings of new works, taking place February 17 - March 2, 2014. (more...)

Previews begin Thursday 10/24 for Ensemble Studio Theatre's World Premiere 'Year of the Rooster' by Eric Dufault and directed by John Giampietro
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

Previews begin Thursday, October 24, for Year of the Rooster by Youngblood playwright Eric Dufault, directed by John Giampietro, at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 West 52nd Street. Year of the Rooster is a comic, mythic elevation of the gritty subculture of American cockfighting by a 25-year-old playwright. It opens the Ensemble Studio Theatre's 46th season Monday, October 28, at 7:00pm . (more...)

The Civilians Announces Participants of 2013-14 R&D Group
by BWW News Desk - Oct 09, 2013

The Civilians, the award-winning New York-based theatre company, announces the members of its 2013-14 R & D Group. The group's emerging and established artists were selected from over one hundred applicants. The R & D Group is comprised of artists from multiple theatrical disciplines. Each artist or creative team will develop an original work over the season. The artists and projects were selected to represent a range of different strategies for making new work from creative inquiry and research. This diversity of approach helps feed a culture of innovation in the group, making the R & D Group an effective lab of experimentation for the field of investigative theater. (more...)

Ars Nova Now Accepting Applications for Play Group 2014; Deadline Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2013

Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Jeremy Blocker, Managing Director) is now accepting applications for Play Group, a vibrant and eclectic group of emerging writers who gather twice a month at Ars Nova to share new work and get peer feedback. The group offers members the chance to develop their plays with peer support; to be inspired by each other's work; to form collaborative relationships; and to build a strong sense of community within Ars Nova. All emerging playwrights are eligible for membership. If selected, new members will be invited to join for a period of two years beginning in January of 2014. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in West Virginia - Week of 7/21/2013
by BWW - Jul 21, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/21/2013 for West Virginia (more...)

Contemporary American Theater Festival Joins National New Play Network
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2013

The NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK (NNPN), the country's alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, has added its 27th member, Contemporary American Theater Festival. The decision was made by the organization's Board of Directors at its Annual Conference on June 6 in Dallas, TX, hosted by Core Member Kitchen Dog Theater. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Of Dual Citizenship and Pulled Rugs: MODERN TERRORISM at CATF
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 11, 2013

All of them, then, have one foot in Muslim culture and one in the Western culture Muslim terrorists affect to despise, and that is part of the point author Jon Kern is making about them. Whether they like it or not, they are dual citizens. What enrages them is also a part of them, and it means that in waging war on Americans, they are also waging war on themselves. (more...)

CATF: The Plays Are The Thing
by Daniel Collins - Jul 08, 2013

The Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WVA, is now underway through July 28th, featuring new plays from Liz Duffy Adams, Jon Kern, Jane Martin, Sam Shephard, and Mark St. Germain. (more...)

MODERN TERRORISM, H2O, HEARTLESS, and More Set for CATF's 2013 Season, Begin. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 05, 2013

The Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) at Shepherd University has announced the five-play repertory for its 23rd season of producing and developing new American theater. The four-week festival, consisting of 94 performances and other programming, will be held July 5 - 28 on the Shepherd University campus in Shepherdstown, WV. (more...)

2013 Contemporary American Theater Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2013

The Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) at Shepherd University presents its 23rd season, set for today, July 5 - 28, 2013. (more...)

2013 Contemporary American Theater Festival to Kick Off July 3rd
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2013

The Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) at Shepherd University presents its 23rd season, to be held July 5 - 28, 2013. (more...)

Ars Nova Now Accepting Applications for Play Group 2014; Deadline 8/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Jeremy Blocker, Managing Director) is now accepting applications for Play Group, a vibrant and eclectic group of emerging writers who gather twice a month at Ars Nova to share new work and get peer feedback. The group offers members the chance to develop their plays with peer support; to be inspired by each other's work; to form collaborative relationships; and to build a strong sense of community within Ars Nova. All emerging playwrights are eligible for membership. If selected, new members will be invited to join for a period of two years beginning in January of 2014. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW Top Picks for West Virginia Theater - Classic and Contemporary Summer Theater Choices
by Johnna Leary - Jun 14, 2013

From new, contemporary and controversial theater to traditional summer stock musicals to theater under the stars, you can find the show (or shows) to satisfy any summer theater cravings in various locations in West Virginia. The theater seasons and events listed are only five highlights of the many great performances and live theater seasons occurring in West Virginia this summer. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre Kicks Off 2013 Marathon of One-Acts
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2013

Previews began Saturday (May 18) for The Ensemble Studio Theatre's 45-year-old Marathon of One-Act Plays, the longest running, most acclaimed one-act play festival in the country. The theatre's artistic director, William Carden, has selected 16 plays to be presented on THREE separate programs for The Ensemble Studio Theatre's 2013 Marathon of One-Act Plays May 18 through June 29 at The Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 West 52nd Street. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre 2013 Marathon Playwrights Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

After 34 years, The Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon of One-Act Plays is the longest running, most acclaimed one-act play festival in the country. The theatre's artistic director, William Carden, has selected 16 plays to be presented on THREE separate programs for The Ensemble Studio Theatre's 2013 Marathon of One-Act Plays May 18 through June 29 at The Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 West 52nd Street. (more...)

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