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SUU Professor Named Utah Art Educator of the YearSUU Professor Named Utah Art Educator of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Alisa Petersen, Southern Utah University's Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair of Elementary Arts Education, has been named the 2016 Higher Education Art Educator of the Year by the Utah Art Education Association (UAEA). (more...)

Penfold and Austin Scottish Rite Give Austin Twist to Homer's Epic War Story, AN ILIADPenfold and Austin Scottish Rite Give Austin Twist to Homer's Epic War Story, AN ILIAD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Penfold Theatre Co. and Austin Scottish Rite Theater present An Iliad at Austin Scottish Rite Theater February 16-26. (more...)

BWW Feature: Louisville Theatres Join 'Ghost Light' Project - Long As I Can See The LightBWW Feature: Louisville Theatres Join 'Ghost Light' Project - Long As I Can See The Light
by Keith Waits - Jan 21, 2017

On a rainy January 19, at 5:30 p.m. on the steps in front of Actors Theatre of Louisville, members of the Louisville theatre community took part in launching a nation-wide initiative entitled The Ghost Light Project. Besides Actors Theatre, there were representatives from other local companies such as Kentucky Shakespeare, Looking for Lilith, The Liminal Playhouse, Theatre [502], the University of Louisville's African American Theatre Program, among others. (more...)

Over 500 Organizations Join THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT; Broadway Stars Will Gather in Times Square!Over 500 Organizations Join THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT; Broadway Stars Will Gather in Times Square!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

As previously announced, at 5:30pm on January 19, 2017, at sunset the eve of the Inauguration, more than 500 theaters, ensembles and companies, high school and university theater programs will gather across the country to light a light and make a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone - regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. (more...)

Trinity Rep Joins Nationwide Demonstration THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECTTrinity Rep Joins Nationwide Demonstration THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

On Thursday, January 19 at 5:30pm, Trinity Repertory Company will participate in a nationwide collective, simultaneous action: launching The Ghostlight Project. (more...)

Victory Gardens Will Take Part in THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECTVictory Gardens Will Take Part in THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels announce Victory Gardens Theater's participation in The Ghostlight Project, an evening of advocacy at theater companies across the country. (more...)

THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT Will Light the Way for the Future at Stages Across the U.S.; Details on This Month's Pledge!THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT Will Light the Way for the Future at Stages Across the U.S.; Details on This Month's Pledge!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT (previously announced as 'The Sanctuary Project') will bring the theatre community together from coast to coast on January 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in each time zone to light a light and make a pledge. Inspired by the theatrical tradition of keeping a 'ghost light' on in a darkened theater, we create light for the challenging times ahead. (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center Receives NEA Grant for New Play DevelopmentMcCarter Theatre Center Receives NEA Grant for New Play Development
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center is a recipient of an Art Works grant of $35,000 to aupport the McCarter LAB, a year-round creative incubator that provides key support to writers at all stages of their careers, cultivating meaningful artistic relationships and original works for McCarter's main stages and future co-productions. National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA's first major 2017 funding announcement. (more...)

Stages Across the Country Will Take Part in THE SANCTUARY PROJECTStages Across the Country Will Take Part in THE SANCTUARY PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

On January 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in each time zone across the country, members of the theater community - from Broadway to regional theaters to high schools and colleges and community theaters - will come together to launch The Sanctuary Project. (more...)

Royal & Derngate Announces Made In Northampton 2017 SeasonRoyal & Derngate Announces Made In Northampton 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

At the end of a remarkable year for the Northampton venue, Royal & Derngate's Artistic Director James Dacre today announced details of Made in Northampton 2017.  (more...)

Sound Theatre Company Announces 2017 Season of Women PlaywrightsSound Theatre Company Announces 2017 Season of Women Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Coming off their second win for Outstanding Theatre of The Year from the Gregory Awards, Sound Theatre Company announces their most compelling and relevant season to date. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company Presents the Philadelphia Premiere of Obie and Lucille Lortel Award-Winning AN ILIADLantern Theater Company Presents the Philadelphia Premiere of Obie and Lucille Lortel Award-Winning AN ILIAD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Lantern Theater Company continues its 2016/17 season with the Philadelphia premiere of An Iliad, written by Lisa Peterson and Tony Award-winning actor Denis O'Hare and based on Robert Fagles' acclaimed translation of Homer's Iliad. M. Craig Getting directs a cast that includes Barrymore Award-winners Peter DeLaurier and Liz Filios; Filios also serves as co-composer, working with sound designer Michael Hahn to create the evocative original music that scores the production. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to attend opening night on Wednesday, November 16 at 7 p.m. A full schedule is included in the fact sheet below. (more...)

Playwrights Foundation Announces the 11th  Annual Rough Readings SeriesPlaywrights Foundation Announces the 11th Annual Rough Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Playwrights Foundation (PF) is pleased to announce the line-up of playwrights for the 2016-2017 Rough Readings Series in partnership with the National Center for New Plays at Stanford University, now in its 11th year. Beginning October 24th and 25th with workshop early draft  readings of ALL FALL DOWN by Lisa Ramirez (PF Resident Playwright), the series continues monthly December 2016 through May 2017 with seven exceptional new works that are pushing into new theatrical territory, challenging assumptions, and presenting deeply felt dilemmas within our culture and world society. (more...)

Playwrights Foundation Announces the 11th  Annual Rough Readings SeriesPlaywrights Foundation Announces the 11th Annual Rough Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Playwrights Foundation (PF) is pleased to announce the line-up of playwrights for the 2016-2017 Rough Readings Series in partnership with the National Center for New Plays at Stanford University, now in its 11th year. Beginning October 24th and 25th with workshop early draft  readings of ALL FALL DOWN by Lisa Ramirez (PF Resident Playwright), the series continues monthly December 2016 through May 2017 with seven exceptional new works that are pushing into new theatrical territory, challenging assumptions, and presenting deeply felt dilemmas within our culture and world society. (more...)

11th Annual Rough Readings Series Launches With  ALL FALL DOWN by Lisa Ramirez11th Annual Rough Readings Series Launches With ALL FALL DOWN by Lisa Ramirez
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Playwrights Foundation and the National Center for New Plays at Stanford begin the 2016/17 Rough Reading Series on October 24 & 25 with early draft  readings of ALL FALL DOWN by Lisa Ramirez (PF Resident Playwright), on Monday, Monday, October 24 - 7:30 pm at Stanford and Tuesday, October 25 - 2:00 pm at Custom Made Theatre in San Francisco. (more...)

BWW Review: Powerful ILIAD at Taffety PunkBWW Review: Powerful ILIAD at Taffety Punk
by Roger Catlin - Oct 10, 2016

By now the world is used to inhumane aberrations like ten-year wars. But back when Homer wrote his epic poem, it was still something to rage about, as he did about the siege of Troy by the Greeks in the Trojan War. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Announces Special Presentation of MADWOMAN IN THE VOLVO in the Peet's TheatreBerkeley Rep Announces Special Presentation of MADWOMAN IN THE VOLVO in the Peet's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Berkeley Rep today announced that Sandra Tsing Loh's autobiographical narrative, The Madwoman in the Volvo, will be staged as a special presentation in the Peet's Theatre. The three-person show is directed by Berkeley Rep's Associate Director Lisa Peterson, who directed the production's previous runs at South Coast Repertory and Pasadena Playhouse. Performances of The Madwoman in the Volvo begin on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 and run until Sunday, January 15, 2017. Tickets will be available to the general public on Monday, October 10, 2016. Tickets start at $60 and include a beverage. (more...)

Berkeley Rep's IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE Opens TonightBerkeley Rep's IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents a new adaptation of Sinclair Lewis' novel, It Can't Happen Here. (more...)

Playwrights Foundation Announces the 11th  Annual Rough Readings SeriesPlaywrights Foundation Announces the 11th Annual Rough Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Playwrights Foundation (PF) is pleased to announce the line-up of playwrights for the 2016-2017 Rough Readings Series in partnership with the National Center for New Plays at Stanford University, now in its 11th year. Beginning October 24th and 25th with workshop early draft  readings of ALL FALL DOWN by Lisa Ramirez (PF Resident Playwright), the series continues monthly December 2016 through May 2017 with seven exceptional new works that are pushing into new theatrical territory, challenging assumptions, and presenting deeply felt dilemmas within our culture and world society. (more...)

Playwrights Foundation Announces the 11th  Annual Rough Readings SeriesPlaywrights Foundation Announces the 11th Annual Rough Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Playwrights Foundation (PF) is pleased to announce the line-up of playwrights for the 2016-2017 Rough Readings Series in partnership with the National Center for New Plays at Stanford University, now in its 11th year. Beginning October 24th and 25th with workshop early draft  readings of ALL FALL DOWN by Lisa Ramirez (PF Resident Playwright), the series continues monthly December 2016 through May 2017 with seven exceptional new works that are pushing into new theatrical territory, challenging assumptions, and presenting deeply felt dilemmas within our culture and world society. (more...)

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