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PlayPenn Sets Works for Annual New Play Development ConferencePlayPenn Sets Works for Annual New Play Development Conference
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

(Philadelphia, PA) PlayPenn, Philadelphia's nationally recognized professional new play development organization, will hold its 11th annual New Play Development Conference from July 7 - July 26, 2015 at Drexel University in Philadelphia. The Conference, including three weeks of intensive work on six works-in-progress, will offer staged readings open to the public. The six selected plays and playwrights are: (more...)

Berkeley Rep Selects 14 Projects for 2015 'GROUND FLOOR' Summer LabBerkeley Rep Selects 14 Projects for 2015 'GROUND FLOOR' Summer Lab
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

?Today, The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep's Center for the Creation and Development of New Work announces that it has selected 14 projects for its fourth Summer Residency Lab featuring works from more than 20 talented artists. (more...)

Bay Area Playwrights Festival Partners with Tides TheatreBay Area Playwrights Festival Partners with Tides Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Playwrights Foundation has announced a partnership with Tides Theatre as the new home for our annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), now in its 38th year, which will run July 17-27, 2015 at the 90-seat theater in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District. (more...)

Works by Nicky Silver, Christopher Shinn & More Set for MTC's Ernst C. Stiefel Reading SeriesWorks by Nicky Silver, Christopher Shinn & More Set for MTC's Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Theatre Club has announced the lineup for this spring's Ernst C. Stiefel Reading Series. (more...)

Cherry Lane Theatre Announces 2015 MENTOR PROJECT Line-Up; PEERLESS Begins TonightCherry Lane Theatre Announces 2015 MENTOR PROJECT Line-Up; PEERLESS Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Cherry Lane Theatre announced the 2015 line-up today for the Obie Award-winning Mentor Project's 17th season, the corner stone of Cherry Lane Theatre's development programs. (more...)

ANTIGONE, Starring Oscar Winner Juliette Binoche, Set for Kennedy Center's 2015-16 Season; Plus BEAUTIFUL, 'BRIDGES' & More!ANTIGONE, Starring Oscar Winner Juliette Binoche, Set for Kennedy Center's 2015-16 Season; Plus BEAUTIFUL, 'BRIDGES' & More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced its 2015-2016 theater season. As the nation's performing arts center, the Kennedy Center is dedicated to bringing theater's finest productions to its stages. Reaching hundreds of thousands of audience members annually, the upcoming theater season showcases a diverse range of theatrical productions from a dramatic, centuries-old classic tale to unforgettable Broadway sensations; the season has something to offer everyone in the family. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company's 2015-2016 Season to Feature a World Premiere, Philadelphia Premieres, and MoreLantern Theater Company's 2015-2016 Season to Feature a World Premiere, Philadelphia Premieres, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015

Lantern Theater Company announces its 2015-2016 season comprised of two Philadelphia premieres bookending the season, a world premiere at the centerpiece of the year, a remounting of a Barrymore Award-winning production, and the annual Shakespeare production. The season features Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler, Underneath the Lintel (An Impressive Presentation of Lovely Evidences) by Glen Berger, Oscar Wilde: From the Depths by Charles McMahon, William Shakespeare's As You Like It and 36 Views by Naomi Iizuka. (more...)

2015 LPTW Awards to Honor Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Kathleen Chalfant, Donyale Werle and More Next Month2015 LPTW Awards to Honor Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Kathleen Chalfant, Donyale Werle and More Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

On Monday, March 16, 2015, the League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, is pleased to recognize the talents of five outstanding women: Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Kathleen Chalfant, Sandra A. Daley-Sharif, Rachel Dickstein, and Donyale Werle. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ATL Revisits Butchertown in Revival of 'At The Vanishing Point'BWW Reviews: ATL Revisits Butchertown in Revival of 'At The Vanishing Point'
by Todd Zeigler - Feb 10, 2015

'At The Vanishing Point' is a tribute to the drama of struggling to sanctify the ordinary. Iizuka brings together characters and stories that form the tissue of Butchertown's history while observing the awe-inspiring tragedy in how much is missed. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse's 2015 'DNA New Work Series' Kicks Off Next MonthLa Jolla Playhouse's 2015 'DNA New Work Series' Kicks Off Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse is pleased to bring back its acclaimed new play development initiative, the DNA New Work Series, a two-week run of workshops and readings of new works, taking place February 16 - March 1, 2015. (more...)

Interview With Jeff AugustinInterview With Jeff Augustin
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jan 20, 2015

Education Dramaturg Ted Sod interviews Jeff Augustin, Playwright of Little Children Dream of God. (more...)

Keen Playwrights Lab and Keen Teens Playwrights UnveiledKeen Playwrights Lab and Keen Teens Playwrights Unveiled
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company today announced the writers for this year's Keen Playwrights Lab and Keen Teens programs. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater's SUPERHEROES Opens TonightCutting Ball Theater's SUPERHEROES Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Cutting Ball Theater opens its 16th season with the World Premiere of SUPERHEROES, written and directed by Sean San Jose. Featuring Myers Clark, Juan Amador, Donald E. Lacy, Jr., Britney Frazier, Ricky Saenz, and Delina Patrice Brooks, SUPERHEROES plays tonight, November 21 through December 21 (Press opening: December 2) at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. (more...)

Cast Announced for Steppenwolf for Young Adults' THIS IS MODERN ART, Running 2/25-3/14Cast Announced for Steppenwolf for Young Adults' THIS IS MODERN ART, Running 2/25-3/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) is thrilled to announce casting for the second production of its 2014/15 season, the world premiere of This Is Modern Art (based on true events) by acclaimed playwright Idris Goodwin and "Louder Than A Bomb" founder Kevin Coval. Directed by Lisa Portes, the cast of professional actors features Brittani Arlandis Green, Jerry MacKinnon, J. Salome Martinez Jr., Kelly O'Sullivan, Jessie D. Prez and Chris Rickett. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre and Playwrights Project to Present Third Annual New Play Festival, 11/7-9Cygnet Theatre and Playwrights Project to Present Third Annual New Play Festival, 11/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Cygnet Theatre, in collaboration with Playwrights Project, is proud to present the third annual Playwrights in Process: New Play Festival. Cygnet Theatre has long been committed to celebrating human stories through the medium of live theatre. Playwrights in Process will present four readings of new plays by selected Southern California playwrights. The four winning plays were selected from more than 160 submissions - more than triple the number from last year - with three of the playwrights coming from the San Diego region. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater's SUPERHEROES to Run 11/21-12/21Cutting Ball Theater's SUPERHEROES to Run 11/21-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Cutting Ball Theater opens its 16th season with the World Premiere of SUPERHEROES, written and directed by Sean San Jose. Featuring Myers Clark, Juan Amador, Donald E. Lacy, Jr., Britney Frazier, Ricky Saenz, and Delina Patrice Brooks, SUPERHEROES plays November 21 through December 21 (Press opening: December 2) at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. For tickets ($10-50) and more information, the public may visit cuttingball.com or call 415-525-1205. (more...)

Arena Stage Presents OUR WAR Monologue Readings TonightArena Stage Presents OUR WAR Monologue Readings Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The monologues will be read at a public reading tonight, November 6, 2014 following the 8:00 p.m. performance. The writers will also receive a session with American Voices New Play Institute Dramaturg Jocelyn Clarke, a listing in the Our War program and an award certificate. The finished monologues along with video clips of the performed monologues will be posted on Arena Stage's website and shared via social media. Directed by Anita Maynard-Losh, Our War runs October 21 - November 9, 2014 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle. (more...)

KING OF THE YEES Set for UNC's Process Series TonightKING OF THE YEES Set for UNC's Process Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The Process Series at UNC will feature an engaging new work by an acclaimed playwright in November. Commissioned by the Goodman Theater in Chicago, Lauren Yee's King of the Yees will be performed tonight and tomorrow, November 6 and 7, 2014, at 8:00pm in Studio 6 of Swain Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill. The performance is free and open to the public with a $5 suggested donation. (more...)

Happy Medium Theatre to Open Sixth Season with LANGUAGE OF ANGELS, 10/23-11/1Happy Medium Theatre to Open Sixth Season with LANGUAGE OF ANGELS, 10/23-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Happy Medium Theatre (HMT) opens its 6th season with Language of Angels by Naomi Iizuka. Heading up the production is award-winning and widely-praised Boston Fringe director, Lizette M. Morris (DOG SEES GOD: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, HMT, Elliot Norton Award Outstanding Fringe Production). The production runs for two weeks (October 23rd - Nov. 1st, 2014) as the final show at the Factory Theatre, 791 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02118. (more...)

2014 San Francisco One-Minute Play Festival Coming This Winter2014 San Francisco One-Minute Play Festival Coming This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Playwrights Foundation (PF) and The New York based company, The One-Minute Play Festival are thrilled to announce the 5th Annual SF One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF), December 15th and 16th, 2014 - an evening of more than 80 brand new one minute plays by 53 Bay Area playwrights -- a highly vaunted group, all written within the past month specifically for the event. (more...)

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