Mark Blankenship News

TDF Stages Launches MEET THE DANCE COMPANY Film SeriesTDF Stages Launches MEET THE DANCE COMPANY Film Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

TDF Stages, Theatre Development Fund's online magazine, with features that focus on the process of making theatre from the artist's point of view, has just added to its dance coverage. Today, TDF Stages has launched a new short documentary film series, MEET THE DANCE COMPANY.  The first company bring profiled is Sidra Bell Dance New York. Upcoming films will highlight Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion, Dorrance Dance and Big Dance Theater. These short films are generally four minutes in length. (more...)

Playco Announces THE WILDNESS Idea Lab ProgrammingPlayco Announces THE WILDNESS Idea Lab Programming
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

The Play Company's (PlayCo) Idea Lab series complements the productions in their 2016 season by bringing together artists, scholars, writers and community leaders for stand-alone events to examine themes raised in the shows. Following performances of the world premiere of The Wildness, a co-produced with Ars Nova, Playco will present three post show events over three Thursdays, March 3, 10 & 17. (more...)

Is 'Aroma-turgy' The Next Big Thing In Theatre Design?Is 'Aroma-turgy' The Next Big Thing In Theatre Design?
by Michael Dale - Feb 24, 2016

Productions are experimenting with ways to use smell to provoke feelings from the audience. (more...)

Unicorn Theatre to Present THE BROTHERS SIZEUnicorn Theatre to Present THE BROTHERS SIZE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Marking playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney's Kansas City debut, The Brothers Size is a lyrical tale of brotherly love, pulsing with the rhythms of the Louisiana bayou. When younger brother Oshoosi Size struggles to restart his life after leaving prison, he reaches out for help from his older brother Ogun. This modern tale explores West African Yoruba myth in a striking production that engages the audience as witness and judge. This drama contains strong language and mature subject matter as well as flights of poetry, music and dance in an exploration of freedom and the need to belong. (more...)

TDF Stages Magazine Gets New Look for SpringTDF Stages Magazine Gets New Look for Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

TDF Stages, Theatre Development Fund's online magazine, with features that focus on the process of making theatre from the artist's point of view, has just unveiled a new, spiffy look. (more...)

TDF Theatre Dictionary to Collaborate with Off-Off-Broadway Theatre CompaniesTDF Theatre Dictionary to Collaborate with Off-Off-Broadway Theatre Companies
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

In celebration of the beginning of the third year of TDF's fun and informative online Theatre Dictionary (www.theatredictionary.org), the not-for-profit service organization has commissioned four off-Off Broadway theatre companies (Clubbed Thumb, New York Neo-Futurists, the PIT, and F*It Club) to collaborate with TDF to create a series of humorous and inventive Theatre Dictionary videos. Three of these new videos are being premiered today, with three additional videos to be released each month over the next several months. (more...)

Theatre Development Fund's Online Theatre Dictionary Celebrates One-Year AnniversaryTheatre Development Fund's Online Theatre Dictionary Celebrates One-Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2013

Theatre Development Fund's (TDF) fun and informative online theatre dictionary, at www.theatredictionary.org, is celebrating the year anniversary of its launch. During this first year the number of theatre terms more than doubled - from 20 to 43, all featuring unique videos as well as written definitions. To mark the occasion, TDF is premiering a new video defining the term 'Commedia dell'arte' starring RuPaul's Drag Race 5th Season winner JINKX MONSOON and MAJOR SCALES, her co-star in the hit NYC Stage production The Vaudevillians (currently at the Laurie Beechman Theatre through November 11). (more...)

Theatre Development Fund's Online Theatre Dictionary Celebrates One-Year AnniversaryTheatre Development Fund's Online Theatre Dictionary Celebrates One-Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2013

Theatre Development Fund's (TDF) fun and informative online theatre dictionary, at www.theatredictionary.org, is celebrating the year anniversary of its launch. During this first year the number of theatre terms more than doubled - from 20 to 43, all featuring unique videos as well as written definitions. To mark the occasion, TDF is premiering a new video defining the term 'Commedia dell'arte' starring RuPaul's Drag Race 5th Season winner JINKX MONSOON and MAJOR SCALES, her co-star in the hit NYC Stage production The Vaudevillians (currently at the Laurie Beechman Theatre through November 11). (more...)

New Georges Announces THE AUDREY RESIDENCIES for 2013-14New Georges Announces THE AUDREY RESIDENCIES for 2013-14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

At a benefit event held for New Georges on Sunday, September 22, Producing Artistic Director Susan Bernfield and board member Michael Osso announced a new program at New Georges, The Audrey Residencies, and the artists and projects chosen for 2013-14, the program's inaugural year. Sunday's event also featured the premiere showing of a video about New Georges produced by tdf for tdfSTAGES' Meet the Theatre series and directed by Mark Blankenship, tdf's online content editor, to be released in early November. (more...)

Theatre Development Fund Receives $78,750 Grant from Doris Duke Charitable FoundationTheatre Development Fund Receives $78,750 Grant from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

Theatre Development Fund (TDF) and Theatre Bay Area (TBA) are pleased to announce that they have received a grant in the amount of $78,750 from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's Fund for National Projects to support a consortium project, Triple Play. Triple Play will explore the crucial relationship between playwrights and other generative artists, theatres and audiences. This exploration aspires to create a paradigm shift in the way the field thinks about audiences and the way audiences experience new work, and in so doing will help to restore theatre's relevance as a national art form. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli, Jackie Hoffman and More Take Part in Project Shaw's TOO TRUE TO BE GOOD TonightRobert Cuccioli, Jackie Hoffman and More Take Part in Project Shaw's TOO TRUE TO BE GOOD Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW presents Bernard Shaw's madcap comedy TOO TRUE TO BE GOOD at 7pm at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. David Staller produces and directs. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli, Jackie Hoffman and More Take Part in Project Shaw's TOO TRUE TO BE GOOD, 6/24Robert Cuccioli, Jackie Hoffman and More Take Part in Project Shaw's TOO TRUE TO BE GOOD, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2013

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW presents Bernard Shaw's madcap comedy TOO TRUE TO BE GOOD at 7pm at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. David Staller produces and directs. (more...)

Nikki M. James Leads Project Shaw's SAINT JOAN TonightNikki M. James Leads Project Shaw's SAINT JOAN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2012

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW presents SAINT JOAN - George Bernard Shaw's most celebrated play, today, December 17 at 7pm at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. David Staller produces and directs. (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON's Nikki M. James and More Star in Project Shaw's SAINT JOAN at The Players Club TonightBOOK OF MORMON's Nikki M. James and More Star in Project Shaw's SAINT JOAN at The Players Club Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2012

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW presents SAINT JOAN - George Bernard Shaw's most celebrated play -tonight, December 17 at 7pm at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. David Staller produces and directs. (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON's Nikki M. James and More Star in Project Shaw's SAINT JOAN at The Players Club, 12/17BOOK OF MORMON's Nikki M. James and More Star in Project Shaw's SAINT JOAN at The Players Club, 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2012

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW presents SAINT JOAN - George Bernard Shaw's most celebrated play -on Monday, December 17 at 7pm at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. David Staller produces and directs. (more...)

TDF Launches Theatre Dictionary w/ Welcome Video Message from Denis O'Hare!TDF Launches Theatre Dictionary w/ Welcome Video Message from Denis O'Hare!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2012

Theatre Development Fund has launched the TDF Theatre Dictionary - a video guide to 'theatre lingo' by TDF and theatre companies from across North America. Check out the welcome message by stage, screen and TV star Denis O'Hare! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Project Shaw's GENEVA ReadingPhoto Coverage: Inside Project Shaw's GENEVA Reading
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 17, 2012

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW presented GENEVA, by George Bernard Shaw - his 1938 satirical comedy about the world on the brink of WWII-yesterday, July 16 at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Project Shaw Presents GENEVA at Players Club Tonight, 7/16Project Shaw Presents GENEVA at Players Club Tonight, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2012

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW presents GENEVA, by George Bernard Shaw - his 1938 satirical comedy about the world on the brink of WWII-tonight, July 16 at 7pm at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. David Staller produces and directs. (more...)

Project Shaw Presents GENEVA at Players Club, 7/16Project Shaw Presents GENEVA at Players Club, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2012

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW presents GENEVA, by George Bernard Shaw - his 1938 satirical comedy about the world on the brink of WWII-on Monday, July 16 at 7pm at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. David Staller produces and directs. (more...)

Kristoffer Diaz, Crystal Skillman, et al. to Take Part in Samuel French Institute EventsKristoffer Diaz, Crystal Skillman, et al. to Take Part in Samuel French Institute Events
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2012

Samuel French announces the launch of The Samuel French Institute, a series of seminars, classes and workshops taught by industry professionals such as Kristoffer Diaz (The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity), Crystal Skillman (Cut, Birthday & Nobody), Mark Blankenship (Editor of TDF Stages) and others this summer. (more...)

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