Lisa Ramirez News

Over 125 Playwrights to Participate in WRITE OUT FRONT Live at the Drama Book Shop in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Theaterspeak will present WRITE OUT FRONT, an installation of over 125 award-winning and up-and-coming playwrights writing new plays in the storefront window of the Drama Book Shop during store hours, August 1st - 31st. In each two-hour time slot for WRITE OUT FRONT, a different playwright will write a new play on a laptop, while the screen shot of their computer is projected onto a 42' monitor facing the passersby on the street, making their normally private creative process public. (more...)

TO THE BONE, JUAREZ and More Set for 2014 THEATER:VILLAGE Festival, Running 9/4-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The OBIE Award-winning Theater:Village festival, which is presented by Axis Theatre, Cherry Lane Theatre, New Ohio Theatre, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, returns for its second year, September 4 - October 5. Following last year's The Hill Town Plays, which presented five works by the playwright Lucy Thurber, this year's festival, titled E Pluribus, will feature four new plays celebrating the diversity of America. (more...)

Working Theater Presents Off-Broadway Premiere of CHERRY SMOKE, Now thru 5/18 at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Working Theater, in its 29th season off-Broadway, will continue its current exploration of the face of poverty in America, with James McManus' Princess Grace Award-winning play, CHERRY SMOKE. The play is a brutal love story that details the irrational hope of four destitute young people, all stretching to grasp the American dream. Directed by Tamilla Woodard, the production will run tonight, April 22nd through May 18th at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street in Manhattan. The official opening is on Thursday, May 1st. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Stage DEATHTRAP, 3/28-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Written in 1978, Deathtrap still holds the record for longest-running comedy thriller on Broadway. Sidney Bruhl is a playwright desperately in need of a hit. Just in time, a former student sends him the manuscript of his first play, a murder mystery called Deathtrap. Sidney smells a hit, but he's never been that fond of sharing credit. TIME Magazine said, 'If you care to assassinate yourself with laughter, try Deathtrap.' (more...)

Cherry Lane Theatre's 2014 Mentor Project Concludes Now thru 4/12 With Lina Patel's RAGGED CLAWS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Cherry Lane Theatre's award-winning MENTOR PROJECT for emerging playwrights concludes its 16th season with Lina Patel's new play RAGGED CLAWS, running at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St. in Greenwich Village) from today, April 2 to 12. Jedadiah Schultz directs RAGGED CLAWS, and the Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang serves as Ms. Patel's Mentor Playwright. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company Stages DEATHTRAP, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the comedy-thriller Deathtrap by Ira Levin, today, March 28 through April 12, 2014. (more...)

Cherry Lane Theatre's 2014 Mentor Project to Conclude 4/2-12 With Lina Patel's RAGGED CLAWS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Cherry Lane Theatre's award-winning MENTOR PROJECT for emerging playwrights concludes its 16th season with Lina Patel's new play RAGGED CLAWS, running at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St. in Greenwich Village) from April 2 to 12. Jedadiah Schultz directs RAGGED CLAWS, and the Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang serves as Ms. Patel's Mentor Playwright. (more...)

Working Theater to Present Off-Broadway Premiere of CHERRY SMOKE, 4/22-5/18 at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Working Theater, in its 29th season off-Broadway, will continue its current exploration of the face of poverty in America, with James McManus' Princess Grace Award-winning play, CHERRY SMOKE. The play is a brutal love story that details the irrational hope of four destitute young people, all stretching to grasp the American dream. Directed by Tamilla Woodard, the production will run April 22nd through May 18th at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street in Manhattan. The official opening is on Thursday, May 1st. (more...)

Cherry Lane's Mentor Project Continues Tonight with SONNETS ON TAP
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Cherry Lane Theatre's award-winning MENTOR PROJECT for emerging playwrights continues its 16th season tonight, March 12 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St. in Greenwich Village) with SONNETS ON TAP - an evening of Shakespeare sonnets performed to tap dancing - conceived and directed by Awoye Timpo. Mentored by Lisa Peterson, SONNETS ON TAP marks the very first Mentor Project directing mentorship. (more...)

Cherry Lane's Mentor Project to Continue 3/12 with SONNETS ON TAP
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Cherry Lane Theatre's award-winning MENTOR PROJECT for emerging playwrights continues its 16th season on March 12 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St. in Greenwich Village) with SONNETS ON TAP - an evening of Shakespeare sonnets performed to tap dancing - conceived and directed by Awoye Timpo. Mentored by Lisa Peterson, SONNETS ON TAP marks the very first Mentor Project directing mentorship. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Stage DEATHTRAP, 3/28-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

Written in 1978, Deathtrap still holds the record for longest-running comedy thriller on Broadway. Sidney Bruhl is a playwright desperately in need of a hit. Just in time, a former student sends him the manuscript of his first play, a murder mystery called Deathtrap. Sidney smells a hit, but he's never been that fond of sharing credit. TIME Magazine said, 'If you care to assassinate yourself with laughter, try Deathtrap.' (more...)

Michael Milligan, Heather Raffo & Lisa Ramirez Set for MERCY KILLERS Talkback Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

On Thursday, January 30, 2014, after Michael Milligan's powerful off-Broadway production MERCY KILLERS, Teresa Eyring will conduct a talkback with three actors - all who have written and performed powerful, socially relevant plays produced by important regional theaters. This is the continuation of a conversation between MERCY KILLERS Director Tom Oppenheim and Teresa Eyring about actors who empower themselves by creating their own work and will begin at approximately 8:40PM, after the 7:30PM performance of MERCY KILLERS. (more...)

Kim Katzberg's DARKLING & Nora Woolley's HIP Begins Performances Today at IRT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2013

Eat a Radish Productions has announced that two of downtown's most audacious playwrights and performers will unite for the off-off Broadway run of DARKLING and HIP, two dark comedies that explore the inside world of the outsider. DARKLING, written and performed by Kim Katzberg, is a far-out, bitingly funny journey through teen angst that will play alongside Nora Woolley's HIP, a heart-wrenching comedy about longing for fame while steeped in the discomfort of self-consciousness. Previews begin today, December 21st at IRT Theater, 154 Christopher St. DARKLING & HIP officially opens on Saturday, January 4th at 7PM. Raquel Cion directs. (more...)

Photo Coverage: David Henry Hwang, Lynn Nottage & More Launch Cherry Lane Theatre's MENTOR PROJECT 2014
by Walter McBride - Dec 05, 2013

Cherry Lane Theatre's award-winning MENTOR PROJECT for emerging playwrights will present its 16th season from February 19 to April 12, 2014 with expanded programming - the addition of a new Director Mentorship -- it has been announced by Angelina Fiordellisi, Founding Artistic Director of Cherry Lane Theatre and co-founder of MENTOR PROJECT. Cherry Lane Theatre is located at 38 Commerce Street in Greenwich Village. (more...)

Kim Katzberg's DARKLING & Nora Woolley's HIP to Begin Performances 12/21 at IRT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

Eat a Radish Productions has announced that two of downtown's most audacious playwrights and performers will unite for the off-off Broadway run of DARKLING and HIP, two dark comedies that explore the inside world of the outsider. DARKLING, written and performed by Kim Katzberg, is a far-out, bitingly funny journey through teen angst that will play alongside Nora Woolley's HIP, a heart-wrenching comedy about longing for fame while steeped in the discomfort of self-consciousness. Previews begin on Saturday, December 21st at IRT Theater, 154 Christopher St. DARKLING & HIP officially opens on Saturday, January 4th at 7PM. Raquel Cion directs. (more...)

Cherry Lane Theatre Receives '50/50 Applause' Award
by Joseph OHern - Sep 23, 2013


Dulcified Receives Triple International Latino Book Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2013

TP Rewards, LLC, which publishes culturally sensitive books that educate and inspire people of all ages, is proud to announce that one of its first books, Dulcified: Sweetened by the Education of Life by Dr. Lisa Ramirez, has been awarded three International Latino Book Award recognitions: (more...)

ONCE's Elizabeth A. Davis Among Playwrights in Cherry Lane's MENTOR PROJECT, 2/20-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

One of the nation's leading programs for emerging playwrights -- Cherry Lane Theatre's award-winning MENTOR PROJECT -- celebrates its 15th anniversary this season with the production of four new plays by emerging writers -- each of whom is paired with an accomplished mentor playwright -- from February 20, 2012 to April 13 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) in Manhattan. MENTOR PROJECT is the recipient of the Ross Wetzsteon Obie Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Development of New Work, along with the 2009 James Kirkwood Award for fostering and promoting the work of contemporary American playwrights. (more...)

Working Theater Begins Site-Specific LA RUTA Inside 48' Truck Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2013

Working Theater, the 28-year-old Off-Broadway company, in collaboration with Magnum Foundation, an organization dedicated to preserving the Magnum Photos legacy and supporting photography around social justice issues, have joined forces to present Ed Cardona, Jr.'s LA RUTA, a world premiere immigration-themed play that will be staged inside the trailer and cab of an actual 48' truck. An accompanying photographic installation about the immigrant experience will also be presented. (more...)

Working Theater to Present Site-Specific LA RUTA Inside 48' Truck, Beg. 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

Working Theater, the 28-year-old Off-Broadway company, in collaboration with Magnum Foundation, an organization dedicated to preserving the Magnum Photos legacy and supporting photography around social justice issues, have joined forces to present Ed Cardona, Jr.'s LA RUTA, a world premiere immigration-themed play that will be staged inside the trailer and cab of an actual 48' truck. An accompanying photographic installation about the immigrant experience will also be presented. (more...)

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