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Mile Square Theatre presents The 7th Annual New Jersey One-Minute Play FestivalMile Square Theatre presents The 7th Annual New Jersey One-Minute Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The NEW JERSEY ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) returns to for its seventh year, beginning a new and exciting partnership with Mile Square Theatre. The marathon evening of one-minute plays by over 30 of New Jersey's established and emerging playwrights and directors plays three performances only, Saturday, June 24th at 8pm, and Sunday, June 25th at 3pm & 7pm, 1400 Clinton St, Hoboken, NJ 07030. Tickets, priced at $20, are currently available at www.milesquaretheatre.org (more...)

NNPN Announces Rolling World Premieres by Karen Hartman and Tearrance Arvelle ChisholmNNPN Announces Rolling World Premieres by Karen Hartman and Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces its 70th and 71st Rolling World Premieres: Br'er Cotton by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm and Project Dawn by Karen Hartman. The two plays will receive a total of 6 NNPN RWP productions, with each play seeing at least three distinct productions in a discrete 12-month period.   (more...)

A Groundbreaking New Play Anthology to Tour AustraliaA Groundbreaking New Play Anthology to Tour Australia
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

A Boston-born Jew in Montreal and a Gaza-born Palestinian in Melbourne have just published the first English-language anthology worldwide in any genre of drama, prose or poetry by Jewish and Palestinian writers. (more...)

GREAT COMET's Dave Malloy Among 2017 Residents at SPACE on Ryder FarmGREAT COMET's Dave Malloy Among 2017 Residents at SPACE on Ryder Farm
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

SPACE on Ryder Farm, the non-profit artist residency program located on Ryder Farm, an idyllic 221 year-old working organic farm in Brewster, NY, announces its 2017 season, which will support artists, activists and changemakers through its residency programs: The Working Farm, Family Residency, Creative Solutions Symposium, Creative Residency, Institutional Residency and inaugural Film Lab and Playwriting Mentorship Residency. (more...)

Jewish/Palestinian DOUBLE EXPOSURE Drama Anthology Gets Panel in TorontoJewish/Palestinian DOUBLE EXPOSURE Drama Anthology Gets Panel in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

How did two strangers, a Boston-born Jew in Montreal and a Gaza-born Palestinian in Melbourne, embark on such a challenging artistic journey to edit Double Exposure: Plays of the Jewish and Palestinian Diasporas, the first English-language anthology worldwide in any genre of drama, prose or poetry by Jewish and Palestinian writers? (more...)

Everyman Theatre Blends Global Perspectives, Women's Voices, and Truth-in-Storytelling for 2017-18 SeasonEveryman Theatre Blends Global Perspectives, Women's Voices, and Truth-in-Storytelling for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Following up on a successful year accentuated by record-breaking subscribership and trailblazing new work, Everyman Theatre announces the six-play lineup for its 2017/18 Season, celebrating actor-driven storytelling through a lens of global diversity and stories inspired by true-life events. (more...)

First-Ever Collaboration Brings Together Jewish & Palestinian Playwrights from Around the WorldFirst-Ever Collaboration Brings Together Jewish & Palestinian Playwrights from Around the World
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Playwrights Stephen Orlov of Montreal and Samah Sabawi of Melbourne discuss their challenging artistic journey and creative process in editing this groundbreaking collection. Double Exposure: Plays of the Jewish and Palestinian Diasporas is the first English-language anthology worldwide by Jewish and Palestinian writers in any genre of drama, prose or poetry. This unique anthology about the Israel-Palestine conflict includes three plays penned by Jewish playwrights, three by Palestinian playwrights, and one by both. The afternoon also features scene readings by actors. (more...)

MARIAN, NEVERWHERE, SUPERTRUE, Fringe and More Slated for Know Theatre's 20th Anniversary SeasonMARIAN, NEVERWHERE, SUPERTRUE, Fringe and More Slated for Know Theatre's 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

For 20 years, Know Theatre has been creating a theatrical playground in Cincinnati, uniting audiences and artists in a love of theatre, art, and and community. (more...)

University of Washington School of Drama Explores Sex and Gender in  Sarah Ruhl and Virginia Woolf's ORLANDOUniversity of Washington School of Drama Explores Sex and Gender in Sarah Ruhl and Virginia Woolf's ORLANDO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The University of Washington School of Drama will present Sarah Ruhl's adaptation of Orlando by Virginia Woolf, directed by School of Drama Professor and CIVIC REP Artistic Director L. Zane Jones. The production runs April 28th - May 7th at the historic Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre on the University of Washington campus.  (more...)

People's Light Launches Crowdfunding Campaign around New Play About Commercial Sexual ExploitationPeople's Light Launches Crowdfunding Campaign around New Play About Commercial Sexual Exploitation
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

In March 2017, People's Light launches a month-long crowdfunding campaign around the world premiere production of Project Dawn, a vital new play inspired by Project Dawn Court in Philadelphia, a real-life innovative court program designed to transform the lives of women trapped within the commercial sex industry. The $7,500 campaign goal will underwrite theatre tickets for targeted communities who could benefit from seeing the play, but who would not otherwise attend, including: social workers, teachers, first responders, parole officers, law enforcement, and students training in these fields. Partial and complete ticket subsidies for these key groups will expand the production's reach, as well as foster empathy and understanding among those who serve our most vulnerable populations. (more...)

SOTTO VOCE, ROZ AND RAY and More Set for Theater J's 2017-18 SeasonSOTTO VOCE, ROZ AND RAY and More Set for Theater J's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Theater J, the nation's pre-eminent professional Jewish theater, announces its 2017-2018 season, comprised of six diverse plays, including one world premiere and two regional premieres.  Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr has selected works by Jonathan Safran Foer, Alfred Uhry, Nilo Cruz, Mark St. Germain, Karen Hartman and Lindsay Joelle, as well as a stellar line-up of directors and actors. (more...)

San Diego Repertory Theatre Announces its 2017-18 SeasonSan Diego Repertory Theatre Announces its 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse and Managing Director Larry Alldredge has just announced their 2017-18 season. (more...)

WP Theater's 2017 Gala, Hosted by Lena Hall, Will Honor Debra Messing and MoreWP Theater's 2017 Gala, Hosted by Lena Hall, Will Honor Debra Messing and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

WP Theater (formerly Women's Project Theater), under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Michael Sag, has announced WP Theater's 32nd Annual Gala, honoring game-changing women with the Women of Achievement Awards. The gala will honor Emmy Award-winning actress and activist Debra Messing ('Will & Grace,' Outside Mullingar) and trailblazing media executive, President of BBC Worldwide North America, Ann M. Sarnoff. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 2/26/2017Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 2/26/2017
by BWW - Feb 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/26/2017 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 2/19/2017Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 2/19/2017
by BWW - Feb 19, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/19/2017 for Chicago (more...)

In Their Own Words: Arts Organizations on the Importance of the National Endowment for the ArtsIn Their Own Words: Arts Organizations on the Importance of the National Endowment for the Arts
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 18, 2017

The overall assumption regarding an interest in the arts seems to be one of partisan politics. Its value is an often debated topic in a divided nation whose idealistic chasm grows wider by the day. For many, the fate of the arts remains a concern of those confined to what conservatives label a 'coastal bubble.' A fringe frivolity to be cast aside in favor of funding more 'practical' ventures. (more...)

4th Alaska One-Minute Play Festival Headed to Anchorage4th Alaska One-Minute Play Festival Headed to Anchorage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The One-Minute Play Festival (1MPF) (Dominic D'Andrea, Producing Artistic Director & Caitlin Wees, Associate Producer) and Perseverance Theatre (Art Rotch, Executive Artistic Director, & Joshua Lowman, Anchorage General Manager) continue their dynamic partnership for The 4th Annual Alaska One-minute Play Festival with part of the proceeds to benefit The Alaska Native Voices Project, dedicated to serving and uplifting native Alaskan artists. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 2/12/2017Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 2/12/2017
by BWW - Feb 12, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/12/2017 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 2/05/2017Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 2/05/2017
by BWW - Feb 5, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/05/2017 for Chicago (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre presents World Premiere CommissionChicago Shakespeare Theatre presents World Premiere Commission
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare presents the world premiere of The Book of Joseph, a new play by award-winning playwright Karen Hartman that chronicles three generations of the Hollander family. Richard Hollander was devastated when his parents were killed in an accident. While cleaning out their attic, he discovered a suitcase of letters written in Polish and German during World War II by a family he never knew-his father's mother, three sisters, and their husbands and children-depicting day-to-day life under the most painful of circumstances in occupied Poland. Richard went on to discover that at the time the letters were written, his own father, Joseph, was fighting the United States government to avoid deportation and death. (more...)

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