Naomi Iizuka News

Keen Company's Teens Program Returns for 10th YearKeen Company's Teens Program Returns for 10th Year
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company (Jonathan Silverstein - Artistic Director, Mark Armstrong - Keen Teens Producer) will present the Tenth Season of Keen Teens.  This season's offerings will be Thirty Million, a new musical with music and lyrics by Max Vernon; book by Jason Kim, directed by Mark Armstrong, with choreography by Brad Landers and musical direction by Lena Gabrielle; Landlines by Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen, directed by Liz Carlson; and How The Moon Would Talk by Nick Gandiello, directed by Sash Bischoff. Auditions will be February 3rd through 5th. To more information about auditions, please visit http://www.keencompany.org/ktaudition/. (more...)

Teatro Vista to Premiere WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS?Teatro Vista to Premiere WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Teatro Vista, in association with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and Victory Gardens Theater, presents the world premiere of Where Did We Sit on the Bus?, created and performed by Brian Quijada and directed by Victory Gardens' Artistic Director, Chay Yew. The production will take place at the Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph St. Chicago. Opening/Press night is Thursday, March 17 at 7:30 pm.  Regular performances are from Friday, March 18 through Sunday, April 10. Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Preview performances run from Thursday, March 10 through Wednesday, March 16. All tickets are $15. Students and seniors (65+) with valid I.D. are $12. Discounts are also available for groups of 20 or more. Tickets may be purchased at all HotTix locations or by visiting www.teatrovista.org. (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Company Presents Lauren Yee's IN A WORD This WinterStrawdog Theatre Company Presents Lauren Yee's IN A WORD This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Director Hank Boland are proud to announce the third main stage production in its 2015 - 2016 season, Lauren Yee's In A Word, February 5 - March 19, directed by Jess McLeod, at Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway St. Previews are Friday, Feb. 5 and 12, Saturday, Feb. 6 and 13 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7 and 14 at 4 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. Opening night is Monday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. The regular performance schedule is Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. An industry performance is Monday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. and a fully accessible performance in conjunction with the Access Project at Victory Gardens is Thursday, March 3 at 8 p.m.* Preview tickets are $15, regular run tickets are $28 and on sale now. Subscriptions, group, rush, senior and student discounts are also available. Tickets may be ordered online at strawdog.org or by calling OvationTix toll-free: 866-811-4111. (more...)

Arena Stage and American Alliance for Theatre & Education to Host National Symposium, 1/8-10Arena Stage and American Alliance for Theatre & Education to Host National Symposium, 1/8-10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Arena Stage and the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) will host the Devise and Conquer Symposium January 8-10, 2016, a hands-on symposium to explore a variety of approaches to devising original theater. The three-day event brings together arts educators and professional artists from across the country for three days of interactive workshops, discussions and performances in Washington, D.C. at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Jackalope Theatre Company to Present THIRST: A CLIMATE CHANGE THEATRE ACTIONJackalope Theatre Company to Present THIRST: A CLIMATE CHANGE THEATRE ACTION
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

Jackalope Theatre Company is proud to present Thirst: A Climate Change Theatre Action, as part of the Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA), a series of worldwide readings and performances intended to bring awareness to, and foster discussion around, climate change in November and December 2015. This action is in support of the United Nations 2015 Paris Climate Conference. (more...)

Victory Gardens to Stage Sarah Gubbins' COCKEDVictory Gardens to Stage Sarah Gubbins' COCKED
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater announces the next show of its 41st season, the World Premiere of Cocked by Sarah Gubbins, directed by Associate Artistic Producer Joanie Schultz. Cocked runs February 12 - March 13, 2016 with the press performance on Friday, February 19, 2016, at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

The New York Times Reinstates Designer Credits for Theatre ReviewsThe New York Times Reinstates Designer Credits for Theatre Reviews
by Jessica Khan - Nov 18, 2015

Members and constituents of United Scenic Artists Local USA 829 have been busy speaking out against The New York Times' recent decision to leave out the names of shows' designers when listing credits for theatre productions at the end of reviews. As of today, their hard work has paid off. (more...)

Victory Gardens Stages John Logan's NEVER THE SINNER, Beginning TonightVictory Gardens Stages John Logan's NEVER THE SINNER, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater announces the next show of its 41st season, Never the Sinner by John Logan, directed by Gary Griffin. Never the Sinner runs now through December 6, 2015 with the press performance tonight, November 13, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Artists Rep Opens Submissions for Oregon Play Prize; Deadline Jan 31Artists Rep Opens Submissions for Oregon Play Prize; Deadline Jan 31
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

The play submission gates were thrown open on November 1 when the Table|Room|Stage (T|R|S) new play development program at Artists Repertory Theatre began accepting submissions for the new Oregon Play Prize. (more...)

Kennedy Center's NEW VISIONS/NEW VOICES Workshop to Present Six New Works This SpringKennedy Center's NEW VISIONS/NEW VOICES Workshop to Present Six New Works This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces the 25th anniversary of the biennial workshop NEW VISIONS/NEW VOICES from May 6 to May 8, 2016. Dedicated to the development of new plays and musicals for young people and their families, this innovative series pioneers a unique forum for the field of theater for young audiences (TYA). (more...)

Victory Gardens to Stage John Logan's NEVER THE SINNER This WinterVictory Gardens to Stage John Logan's NEVER THE SINNER This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater announces the next show of its 41st season, Never the Sinner by John Logan, directed by Gary Griffin.  Never the Sinner runs November 6 - December 6, 2015 with the press performance today, November 13, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Jiehae Park's PEERLESS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This FallJiehae Park's PEERLESS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of PEERLESS by Jiehae Park, directed by Margot Bordelon, November 27-December 19 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, December 3. The cast of PEERLESS includes Teresa Avia Lim, Christopher Livingston, Caroline Neff, JD Taylor, and Tiffany Villarin. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 11/01/2015Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 11/01/2015
by BWW - Nov 1, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/01/2015 for Connecticut (more...)

80 Playwrights Band Together to Protest Lack of Designer Credits in New York Times80 Playwrights Band Together to Protest Lack of Designer Credits in New York Times
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Some of the greatest playwrights of our time, including Tracy Letts, Terrence McNally, Amy Herzog, John Guare and Tony Kushner, banded together this week in support of the United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 (more...)

80 Playwrights Sign Open Letter to The New York Times Over Designer Credits Issue80 Playwrights Sign Open Letter to The New York Times Over Designer Credits Issue
by Jessica Khan - Oct 27, 2015

As previously reported, United Scenic Artists Local USA 829 recently started a campaign to nudge its members and constituents to speak out against The New York Times' recent decision to leave out the names of shows' designers when listing credits for theatre productions at the end of reviews. (more...)

BWW Review: GOOD KIDS Explores Serious Themes on Ohio State StageBWW Review: GOOD KIDS Explores Serious Themes on Ohio State Stage
by Amanda Etchison - Oct 26, 2015

"Good Kids" provides the spark necessary to begin conversations regarding the choices one makes in his or her life and how those decisions impact the future, and leaves audience members with much to think about long after they leave the theater. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 10/25/2015Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 10/25/2015
by BWW - Oct 25, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/25/2015 for Connecticut (more...)

SBCC Theatre Arts Department Presents GOOD KIDSSBCC Theatre Arts Department Presents GOOD KIDS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2015

SBCC Theatre Arts Department will present GOOD KIDS, a new play by Naomi Iizuka as its Student Showcase production, November 12-21, 2015 in the Jurkowitz Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sara Perry, Kahla Tisdale
Katie Wenzel & More in OSU's GOOD KIDSPhoto Flash: First Look at Sara Perry, Kahla Tisdale Katie Wenzel & More in OSU's GOOD KIDS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

Commissioned by the theatre departments of the Big Ten universities, Good Kids, by Naomi Iizuka, is loosely based on the events of the 2012 Steubenville, Ohio, rape case. The play asks, "How can this happen? What fosters a culture where sexual assault is prevalent? And how has social media effected culpability?" A candid look at sexual assault on college campuses, Good Kids will keep the conversation going long after the play has ended. Check out a first look at the production below!  (more...)

CRT to Stage Naomi Iizuka's ANONYMOUSCRT to Stage Naomi Iizuka's ANONYMOUS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

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