Karen Hartman News

4th Annual Chicago One-Minute Play Festival at Victory Gardens Set for 5/4-5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Victory Gardens Artistic Director Chay Yew, Managing Director Chis Mannelli and The One-Minute Play Festival Producing Artistic Director Dominic D'Andrea announce the Fourth Annual Chicago One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF), an evening of one-minute plays by sixty of Chicago's top playwrights, directed by ten Chicago directors. #1MPF will be presented for two performances only, Sunday, May 4 and Monday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue in Lincoln Park. (more...)

Magic Theatre Stages World Premiere of Linda McLean's EVERY FIVE MINUTES, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Magic Theatre will welcome back one of Scotland's leading contemporary playwrights, Linda McLean, with the world premiere of Every Five Minutes, directed by Producing Artistic Director Loretta Greco. Every Five Minutes runs today, March 26 - April 20. (more...)

Perseverance Theatre Presents 1st Alaska One-Minute Play Festival, 4/15-16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

The New York based company, The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) (Dominic D'Andrea, Producing Artistic Director) and Perseverance Theatre (Art Rotch, Artistic Director) create dynamic partnership to bring The 1st Alaska One-Minute Play Festival, to Anchorage with part of the proceeds to benefit Perseverance's community based and artistic ourtreach programming in Anchorage. (more...)

Basile One-Minute Play Festival Set for Phoenix Theatre This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) and Pheonix Theatre announce The Basile One-Minute Play Festival, running for three performances only: tonight, March 22, at 8:00 pm, Sunday, March 23, at 5:00 pm and Monday, March 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

FENCES, ARTHUR AND THE TALE OF THE RED DRAGON, STELLA & LOU and More Set for People's Light's 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

People's Light & Theatre has announced its 40th Anniversary Season that celebrates the passion and artistry that created and sustained our company. The season includes one world premiere, two regional premieres, and one Philadelphia premiere. Nationally acclaimed artists Mary McDonnell, David Strathairn, and Victor Williams will join longtime company members and various newcomers on our stages. They will perform iconic works by August Wilson, Anton Chekhov, and Neil Simon, new plays by Bruce Graham, Bill Cain, and Jessica Dickey, and our new holiday panto by Pete Pryor and Samantha Bellomo. We will transport audiences to Merlin's Middle Ages, Ranyevskaya's changing Russia, 19th & 21st Century Gettysburg, and Lou's Bar in today's South Philly. (more...)

The Basile One-Minute Play Festival Set for Phoenix Theatre, 3/22-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) and Pheonix Theatre announce The Basile One-Minute Play Festival, running for three performances only: Saturday, March 22, at 8:00 pm, Sunday, March 23, at 5:00 pm and Monday, March 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Magic Theatre to Stage World Premiere of Linda McLean's EVERY FIVE MINUTES, Beg. 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Magic Theatre will welcome back one of Scotland's leading contemporary playwrights, Linda McLean, with the world premiere of Every Five Minutes, directed by Producing Artistic Director Loretta Greco. Every Five Minutes runs March 26 - April 20. Deemed 'a gritty, fiercely empathetic realist of great skill' (San Francisco Chronicle), McLean's new play celebrates the miraculous power of the human spirit. Every Five Minutes begins with a simple homecoming dinner that takes a fantastical turn as Mo slips into a dreamscape that even those closest to him can't imagine. (more...)

Basile One-Minute Play Festival Set for Phoenix Theatre, 3/22-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) (Dominic D'Andrea, Producing Artistic Director) and Phoenix Theatre (Bryan Fonseca, Producing Director; Tom Horan, Phoenix Theatre Playwright in Residence) have created a dynamic partnership for The Basile One-minute Play Festival with part of the proceeds to benefit the Phoenix Theatre. (more...)

People's Light & Theatre to Kick Off COMMUNITY MATTERS 2014, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Community Matters is a series of free events presented in partnership between People's Light and numerous local organizations to spark dialogue about vital issues in our community. Performed readings of new plays are the centerpiece of each evening. Our partner organizations will be there to capture the enthusiasm and excitement that can come from the emotional response to a work of art, and then a well-led public discussion forum. This third season of Community Matters includes new scripts focused on racism, identity, local history, and the healing power of music. (more...)

PLAYING ON AIR to Receive 2014 Daryl Roth Creative Spirit Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

It was announced today that this year's Daryl Roth Creative Spirit Award will be presented to Playing on Air, which produces short plays by prominent, contemporary American playwrights for a national audience via public radio and the Internet. Dedicated to nurturing and supporting theatre artists, The Daryl Roth Creative Spirit Award, named for the multi-Award-winning producer, is a financial grant given annually to a theatre artist or organization who has demonstrated exceptional promise in their field. (more...)

Jam ON TOAST, One-Minute Play Festival & More Set for New Georges' 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

New Georges' 22nd production year will spotlight on The New Georges Jam ON TOAST at Dixon Place, a new play festival that will feature work by the New Georges Jam, a "performance gym" for early-career playwrights and directors founded at New Georges in 2010 by Lucy Alibar(Beasts of the Southern Wild), Jess Chayes (HOME/SICK) and Portia Krieger (Eager to Lose). The New Georges Jam ON TOAST will feature 19 Jammers past and present - including two playwrights receiving their first New York productions. But first New Georges will kick things off with The 1st George Sand Invitational One-Minute Play Festival, the first all-women edition of the nationwide One-Minute Play Festival, January 13th & 14th at INTAR Theatre, featuring one-minute plays by over 50 female playwrights. The '14 season will also feature a special collaboration between New Georges and Barnard College in March, New Plays at Barnard, which will bring downtown artists and the new-play experience to students at Barnard and Columbia. (more...)

3rd Annual Boston One-Minute Play Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 04, 2014

Casting has been announced for The 3rd Annual Boston One-Minute Play Festival, onstage at Boston Playwrights' Theatre today, Jan. 4-6. (more...)

New Georges & One-Minute Play Festival Partner for a One-Minute Play Festival of Female Playwrights, 1/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

The One-Minute Play Festival and New Georges have created a dynamic partnership for The 1st George Sand Invitational One-minute Play Festival with part of the proceeds to benefit New Georges' indispensable workspace for women theater artists: The Room. (more...)

Cast Announced for 3rd Annual Boston One-Minute Play Festival, 1/4-6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Casting has been announced for The 3rd Annual Boston One-Minute Play Festival, onstage at Boston Playwrights' Theatre Jan. 4-6. (more...)

Third Annual BOSTON ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL Set for 1/4-6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

The One-Minute Play Festival and Boston Playwrights' Theatre (Kate Snodgrass, Artistic Director) continue their dynamic partnership with the The 3rd Annual Boston One-Minute Play Festival, with part of the proceeds to benefit BPT's artist residency programming. (more...)

Second Annual Festival Of Latino Voices Kicks off this Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

The One-Minute Play Festival (Dominic D'Andrea, Producing Artistic Director) and INTAR (Lou Moreno, Artistic Director; John McCormack, Executive Director) continue their dynamic partnership with the The 2nd Annual New York One-Minute Play Festival Of Latino Voices, with part of the proceeds to benefit INTAR's emerging artist training program UNIT52. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Matrix Theatre's WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT..., Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 08, 2013

When a group of actors gathers to give a presentation on a distant genocide, they realize that summaries are not enough. In their attempt to delve into history, they struggle with stereotype, fear and their own personal histories, uncovering the potential for brutality in all of us. Joseph Stern and The Matrix Theatre Company present the West Coast premiere of a brave, chilling and very funny new work by Jackie Sibblies Drury. 'We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South-West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915' opens today, June 8. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Tony Kushner, Jessica Hecht, Ming Cho Lee and More at TCG's 2013 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2013

On Monday, May 13 Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for Theatre honored Ruth and Stephen Hendel and Ming Cho Lee at their Gala Evening. The evening was held at the Angel Orensanz Foundation (172 Norfolk Street) in New York City, cocktails started at 6pm and dinner started at 7pm. Jessica Hecht was the emcee of the evening; the Gala co-chairs were playwright Lydia R. Diamond and interior designer Jasmine M. Keller. The Gala honorary chairs were Anne Kaufman, Obie award-winning director; Nelle Nugent, Broadway producer; Judith O. Rubin, chairman of the board of Playwrights Horizons; and Liz Smith, gossip columnist. The event hosted 200 guests and surpassed its financial goal. Scroll down for photos from the gala! (more...)

Matrix Theatre Presents WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT A PRESENTATION ABOUT THE HERERO OF NAMIBIA..., Beginning 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2013

When a group of actors gathers to give a presentation on a distant genocide, they realize that summaries are not enough. In their attempt to delve into history, they struggle with stereotype, fear and their own personal histories, uncovering the potential for brutality in all of us. Joseph Stern and The Matrix Theatre Company present the West Coast premiere of a brave, chilling and very funny new work by Jackie Sibblies Drury."We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South-West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915" opens on June 8. (more...)

NAATCO Presents A DREAM PLAY, 3/22-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2013

The OBIE Award-winning National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO) -- now in its 23rd season of presenting classics and new works performed by Asian American actors -- will present August Strindberg's A DREAM PLAY in a new adaptation by Sung Rno and Andrew Pang, directed by Mr. Pang, with previews set to begin March 22 prior to an official opening night of March 27 at HERE, 145 Sixth Avenue (entrance on Dominick, 1 Block South of Spring). (more...)

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