Naomi Iizuka News

Lantern Theater Company Receives $10,000 Grant from Lincoln Financial FoundationLantern Theater Company Receives $10,000 Grant from Lincoln Financial Foundation
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Lantern Theater Company has received a $10,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation for fiscal year 2017 in support of the Lantern's Illumination program. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company to Present 36 VIEWSLantern Theater Company to Present 36 VIEWS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Lantern Theater Company closes its 2015/16 season with the Philadelphia premiere of 36 Views by award-winning playwright Naomi Iizuka. Directed by longtime Lantern artistic collaborator Peter DeLaurier and featuring scenic, sound, and projection design by Jorge Cousineau, 36 Views runs May 26 - June 26, 2016. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to attend opening night on Wednesday, June 1 at 7 p.m. [A full schedule of performances and related special events is included in the fact sheet below.] (more...)

Playwrights' Center Reveals 2016-17 Jerome, Many Voices FellowsPlaywrights' Center Reveals 2016-17 Jerome, Many Voices Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

The Playwrights' Center and Jerome Foundation are pleased to announce the 2016-17 Jerome Fellows, Many Voices Fellows and Many Voices Mentees. The Jerome Fellowship for emerging playwrights is the Jerome Foundation's longest-awarded program, entering its 40th year. The Many Voices Fellowship was created in 1994 in partnership with the Jerome Foundation and significantly expanded in 2013. (more...)

Rendah Heywood Joins Delphi Harrington and More in Rising Circle's THIS TIMERendah Heywood Joins Delphi Harrington and More in Rising Circle's THIS TIME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Inspired by the memoirs of a Muslim woman who fought for her independence at a turning point in Egypt's modern history, THIS TIME is a lush new play about regret, romance, and familial responsibility. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAYBerkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the West Coast premiere of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY by Tony Award-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl and directed by Les Waters. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND at Victory GardensCast Announced for THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater concludes its 41st season with Midwest Premiere of The House That Will Not Stand by Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. The House That Will Not Stand runs June 10 - July 10, 2016, with the press performance on Friday, June 17, 2016, at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Cleveland Play House's 2016 New Ground Theatre Festival to Feature World Premiere & MoreCleveland Play House's 2016 New Ground Theatre Festival to Feature World Premiere & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Cleveland Play House's New Ground Theatre Festival (NGTF) is breaking new ground once again, with four extraordinary works by some of America's hottest playwrights. (more...)

Lauren Molina, Heidi Armbruster & More to Take Part in Keen Teens Benefit Reading Next WeekLauren Molina, Heidi Armbruster & More to Take Part in Keen Teens Benefit Reading Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company will present a benefit reading in honor of the Tenth Season of Keen Teens on Monday March 21st at The Clurman Theatre, Theatre Row.   Casts will feature current Keen Teens, KT alumni, and professional actors including Heidi Armbruster, Laura Esterman, Peter Jay Fernandez, Autumn Hurlbert, Ted Koch, KK Moggie, Lauren Molina, Chris Perfetti, Jay Russell, Conor Ryan, and Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein as 'Principal Forsman.' All proceeds from the 10th Anniversary Readings will help support the continued growth of the Keen Teens program. (more...)

Victory Gardens Sets Cast of HILLARY AND CLINTON World PremiereVictory Gardens Sets Cast of HILLARY AND CLINTON World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces casting for the next show of its 41st season, the world premiere of Hillary and Clinton by Lucas Hnath, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. Hillary and Clinton runs April 1 - May 1, 2016, with the press performance on Friday, April 8, 2016, at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Amy Herzog & Sarah Ruhl World Premieres, ASSASSINS and More Set for Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary SeasonAmy Herzog & Sarah Ruhl World Premieres, ASSASSINS and More Set for Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE announces its 50th Anniversary Season, which will include three world premieres commissioned by Yale Rep and two contemporary masterpieces. (more...)

The Hub to Present IN A WORDThe Hub to Present IN A WORD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Fresh off its rolling World Premiere, the mind bending IN A WORDbrings playwright Lauren Yee back to The Hub. Three time Helen Hayes nominee Kerri Rambowleads the cast as Fiona, a mother wrestling with the loss of her son Tristan, kidnapped years earlier. Rambow is no stranger to Yee's work having earned rave reviews playing the Hatmaker's Wife in Hub's production of THE HATMAKER'S WIFE (formally A MAN, HIS WIFE, AND HIS HAT). (more...)

NOLLYWOOD DREAMS and More Slated for Manhattan Theatre Club's 2016 Ernst C. Stiefel Reading SeriesNOLLYWOOD DREAMS and More Slated for Manhattan Theatre Club's 2016 Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club just announced the lineup for this spring's Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series, which kicks off next Monday, March 14. (more...)

Lynn Nottage, Young Jean Lee, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Receive 2016 PEN Literary AwardsLynn Nottage, Young Jean Lee, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Receive 2016 PEN Literary Awards
by Michael Dale - Mar 2, 2016

The advocacy organization grants awards for Master American Dramatist, American Playwright in Mid-Career and Emerging American Playwright. (more...)

Children's Theatre Company Sets 2016-17 SeasonChildren's Theatre Company Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Children's Theatre Company is proud to announce its 2016-2017 season which includes four musicals, two CTC audience favorites, and two world premiere productions including the development of a new Dr. Seuss musical based on the story of the Sneetches and an epic new play by Naomi Iizuka. (more...)

CTG Receives Doris Duke Charitable Foundation GrantCTG Receives Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Grant
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Center Theatre Group is one of 24 artists and arts organizations that are the recipients of The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's (DDCF) 2016 Building Demand for the Arts Implementation grant, it was announced today by the DDCF. (more...)

Japan Society to Present Haruki Murakami's SLEEP This MonthJapan Society to Present Haruki Murakami's SLEEP This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

As part of its 2015-2016 Performing Arts Season, Japan Society presents Haruki Murakami's SLEEP, in a first look, work-in-progress showing from Ripe Time and PlayCo. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville Sets Ten-Minute Play Lineup for 40th Humana FestivalActors Theatre of Louisville Sets Ten-Minute Play Lineup for 40th Humana Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Actors Theatre of Louisville Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein are delighted to announce the three ten-minute plays chosen to be performed during the 40th Humana Festival of New American Plays. (more...)

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...)

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