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New York, World Premieres & More Set for Playwrights Realm's 10th Anniversary SeasonNew York, World Premieres & More Set for Playwrights Realm's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, The Playwrights Realm is pleased to announce its 2016-17 10th anniversary season. Over the past decade, The Realm has continually produced work by brave new voices and worked to introduce new initiatives to expand its commitment to providing holistic support to playwrights as they strive to make a life in the arts. (more...)

The Playwrights Realm Announces 2016 INK'D LineupThe Playwrights Realm Announces 2016 INK'D Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing DirectorRoberta Pereira, presents the line up for INK'D, their annual festival of new plays. Running May 17-20 at 7pm, The Realm will present staged readings of new work by 2015-16 Writing Fellows Sam Chanse, Lauren Feldman, Jonathan Payne, and David Zax. INK'D exemplifies The Realm's ever-expanding commitment to providing holistic support to playwrights as they strive to make a life in the arts. (more...)

NYTW's 2016-17 Season Will Include Daniel Craig & David Oyelowo-Led OTHELLO & More!NYTW's 2016-17 Season Will Include Daniel Craig & David Oyelowo-Led OTHELLO & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) has just announced its complete 2016/17 Season. The season will kick-off in Fall 2016 with NAT TURNER IN JERUSALEM by NYTW 2050 Fellow Nathan Alan Davis(Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea), directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian (The Convert). It is followed by the previously announced production of William Shakespeare's OTHELLO, directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and Tony Award winner Sam Gold (Fun Home) and featuring David Oyelowo (Royal Shakespeare Company's The Histories, Selma) in the title role and Daniel Craig (Betrayal, Spectre) as 'Iago', in Winter 2016. Spring 2017 will bring THE OBJECT LESSON, by Geoff Sobelle (all wear bowlers), directed by NYTW Usual Suspect David Neumann (Restless Eye), with scenic installation by Steven Dufala. The season will conclude with NYTW Usual Suspect Mfoniso Udofia's SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU, presented in repertory, directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and former 2050 Fellow Ed Sylvanus Iskandar (The Mysteries). Performance schedules, casting and full creative teams will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Azuka Theatre to Continue 2015-16 Season with LOCAL GIRLSAzuka Theatre to Continue 2015-16 Season with LOCAL GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Azuka Theatre continues its 16th season with its 10th World Premiere by a local playwright. Emma Goidel's Local Girls is a scream rock fantasia about searching for big-time glory in a small-time town. The play runsFebruary 24-March 13. It opens Saturday, February 27 at 7 p.m. All performances take place in the Proscenium Theatre at The Drake, 1512 Spruce Street. Tickets are available online at www.azukatheatre.org or by phone at(215) 563-1100. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Playwrights Realm's SOJOURNERSPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Playwrights Realm's SOJOURNERS
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 29, 2016

The Playwrights Realm presents the world premiere of Mfoniso Udofia's SOJOURNERS, directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. The production opened just last night, January 28, and runs through February 13, 2016 at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Azuka Theatre to Continue 2015-16 Season with World Premiere of LOCAL GIRLSAzuka Theatre to Continue 2015-16 Season with World Premiere of LOCAL GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Azuka Theatre continues its 16th season with its 10th World Premiere by a local playwright. Emma Goidel's Local Girls is a scream rock fantasia about searching for big-time glory in a small-time town. The play runs February 24-March 13. It opens Saturday, February 27 at 7 p.m. All performances take place in the Proscenium Theatre at The Drake, 1512 Spruce Street.  Tickets are available online at www.azukatheatre.org or by phone at (215) 563-1100. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- Premiere of SOJOURNERSPhoto Flash: First Look- Premiere of SOJOURNERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Artistic Director; Roberta Pereira, Producing Director) presents the world premiere of Mfoniso Udofia's Sojourners, directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Performances Begin Tonight for Playwrights Realm's SOJOURNERSPerformances Begin Tonight for Playwrights Realm's SOJOURNERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Performances begin tonight for The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Artistic Director;Roberta Pereira, Producing Director) world premiere of Mfoniso Udofia's Sojourners, directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. The production runs through February 13, 2016 with a January 28, 2016 opening at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). (more...)

The Playwrights Realm Selects 2015-16 Writing FellowsThe Playwrights Realm Selects 2015-16 Writing Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

The Playwrights Realm has selected four early-career playwrights for its 2015-16 Writing Fellows program: Sam Chanse, Lauren Feldman, Jonathan Payne, and David Zax. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Realm's A DELICATE SHIP Celebrates Opening Night!Photo Coverage: Playwrights Realm's A DELICATE SHIP Celebrates Opening Night!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Aug 28, 2015

The Playwrights Realm presents the New York Premiere of A Delicate Ship by Anna Ziegler, directed by Margot Bordelon. The production runs now through September 12, 2015, officially opening last night, August 27, 2015, at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). (more...)

Roberta Pereira Named New Producing Director of The Playwrights RealmRoberta Pereira Named New Producing Director of The Playwrights Realm
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The Playwrights Realm Artistic Director Katherine Kovner has announced that Roberta Pereira has been named the company's new Producing Director. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Playwrights Realm Hosts 2015 WRITERS BLOCK PARTYPhoto Flash: The Playwrights Realm Hosts 2015 WRITERS BLOCK PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

The Playwrights Realm celebrated its eighth anniversary with the annual Writers Block Party on April 20, 2015 at The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse in the Samuel B. & David Rose Building (70 Lincoln Center Plaza; 165 West 65th Street). Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)

Works by Anna Ziegler & Mfoniso Udofia Set for Playwrights Realm's 2015-16 SeasonWorks by Anna Ziegler & Mfoniso Udofia Set for Playwrights Realm's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The Playwrights Realm has announced two productions as part of the 2015-2016 season. The first production will be the New York premiere of A Delicate Ship by Alumni Playwright Anna Ziegler, running August 18 - September 12, 2015 at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater. (more...)

The Playwrights Realm Seeks 2015-16 Writing FellowsThe Playwrights Realm Seeks 2015-16 Writing Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Artistic Director) is now accepting applications for their 2015-16 Writing Fellows program. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Realm Celebrates Opening Night of CITY OFPhoto Coverage: Playwrights Realm Celebrates Opening Night of CITY OF
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 6, 2015

The Playwrights Realm's World Premiere of CITY OF by Anton Dudley, directed by Stephen Brackett (Buyer & Cellar), opened last night, February 5, 2015 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Creative Team Opens Up About CITY OF, Beginning This Month at Playwrights RealmSTAGE TUBE: Creative Team Opens Up About CITY OF, Beginning This Month at Playwrights Realm
by Stage Tube - Jan 5, 2015

The Playwrights Realm's world premiere of City Of by Anton Dudley, directed by Stephen Brackett (Buyer & Cellar) runs January 27th through February 21st, 2015 with a February 5th opening at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). Below, check out a video in which Dudley, Brackett, and Artistic Director Katherine Kovner discuss the show! (more...)

Michael Yates Crowley, Sarah Gancher & More Named 2014-15 Playwrights Realm Writing FellowsMichael Yates Crowley, Sarah Gancher & More Named 2014-15 Playwrights Realm Writing Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The Playwrights Realm has selected four early-career playwrights for its 2014-15 Writing Fellows program: Michael Yates Crowley, Sarah Gancher, Emma Goidel, and Tony Meneses. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Playwrights Realm's MY MANANA COMESPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Playwrights Realm's MY MANANA COMES
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 5, 2014

The Playwrights Realm's production of MY MAŅANA COMES by Elizabeth Irwin and directed by Chay Yew opened last night, September 4, 2014 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos below! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

The Playwrights Realm's World Premiere production of MY MAŅANA COMES by Elizabeth Irwin, directed by Chay Yew, opens tonight, September 4, at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). The show runs through September 20th, 2014 only. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal with the Cast of Playwrights Realm's MY MANANA COMESSTAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal with the Cast of Playwrights Realm's MY MANANA COMES
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2014

The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Artistic Director; Alexander Orbovich, Managing Director) presents the world Premiere of MY MAŅANA COMES by Elizabeth Irwin anddirected by Chay Yew. Performances begin August 26 and continue through September 20, 2014 with a September 4 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). Go inside rehearsals in the video below! (more...)

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