Nilo Cruz News

Deep Dish Theater Stages LIFE IS A DREAM, Now thru 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

Destinies clash, honor is betrayed and a battle for power may bring down the realm in Pedro Calderon de la Barca's mystical masterpiece, Life is a Dream, presented by the Deep Dish Theater Company today, May 9-31. Directed by Marc Williams, the play will conclude the company's thirteenth season at University Mall. (more...)

Compagnia de' Colombari and The Studio for Art, Faith and History to Present ORFEO IN ORVIETO, July 4-6
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

COMPAGNIA DE' COLOMBARI and THE STUDIO FOR ART, FAITH AND HISTORY are pleased to announce the international production of ORFEO IN ORVIETO, conceived by Karin Coonrod and John Conklin, based on the opera Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi, with musical arrengements and conducted by Gina Leishman, directed by Coonrod. ORFEO IN ORVIETO will play Friday, July 4th, Saturday, July 5th and Sunday, July 6th at 8:30 PM at the Palazzo Simoncelli in Orvieto, Italy. (more...)

Magic Theatre Presents the 2014 Martha Heasley Cox Virgin Play Series
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Magic Theatre is proud to present the 2014 Martha Heasley Cox Virgin Play Series, a free event, in collaboration with the American Conservatory Theatre's Costume Shop and the Commonwealth Club of Californ (more...)

Michael Greif, Beth Henley & More Join New York Stage And Film, Vassar's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, this summer celebrating the 30th year of their Powerhouse Theater collaboration, have announced the four workshops-two musicals, two plays-that will be a part of the upcoming 30th Powerhouse Theater Season, running from June 20 to July 27 at Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, New York). Full programming will be announced at a later date. Subscriptions will be available online on May 7, 2014, and single tickets will go on sale online May 20. Visit http://powerhouse.vassar.edu for more info. (more...)

REST, ZEALOT, MR. WOLF and More Set for South Coast Rep's 2014 Pacific Playwrights Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Experience something(s) new: Three world premiere productions and four new play readings during South Coast Repertory's 2014 Pacific Playwrights Festival this weekend, April 25-27. (more...)

COMMUNIQUE N°10 Opens Tonight at the Cutting Ball Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Cutting Ball Theater closes its 15th season with the American Premiere of COMMUNIQUE N°10 by French playwright Samuel Gallet, in a translation by Cutting Ball Artistic director Rob Melrose, who also helms this new work. Featuring Damien Seperi, Ponder Goddard, Maura Halloran, Wiley Naman Strasser, Paris Hunter Paul, Hugo Cabajal, and Aaron Malberg, COMMUNIQUE N°10 plays tonight, April 25 through May 25 (Press opening: May 1) at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. (more...)

Magic Theatre to Welcome Back Christina Anderson with PEN/MAN/SHIP World Premiere, 5/21-6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Magic Theatre is delighted to celebrate the return of Magic's 2011 Playwright in Residence, Christina Anderson, with the world premiere of PEN/MAN/SHIP. The production is directed by Magic Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Ryan Guzzo Purcell and will run May 21 - June 15, 2014 at Magic Theatre, Fort Mason Center, Building D, 3rd Floor. OPENING NIGHT is May 28, 2014. Press Dates are May 29 - June 1, 2014. (more...)

Playwright Nilo Cruz Wins 2014 Greenfield Prize in Drama
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Hermitage Artist Retreat and the Philadelphia-based Greenfield Foundation have presented Nilo Cruz with the 2014 Greenfield Prize in drama at a celebration dinner in Sarasota, FL. (more...)

Compagnia de' Colombari Takes EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE on Tour, Now thru 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

COMPAGNIA DE' COLOMBARI has announced the four city national tour of Flannery O'Connor's EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE, created for the stage and directed by Karin Coonrod. EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE will play Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Georgia; Brunswick, Maine; and New York City. Tour begins tonight, April 10 and continues through Wednesday, April 16. (more...)

New York Stage And Film, Vassar Set 30th Anniversary Season: 'BABYLON LINE,' THE LISTENER & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, this summer celebrating the 30th year of their Powerhouse Theater collaboration, are pleased to announce the three new works that will be featured on the Mainstage during the 2014 Powerhouse Theater Season, running from June 20 to July 27 at Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, New York). Subscriptions go on sale May 7; full programming and ticket sale information will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Adam Green and Neal Bledsoe Star in Stephen Wadsworth's FIGARO PLAYS at McCarter, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

He may not have money, he may not have power...but where there's a wit, there's a way. Figaro is a comic chameleon unmatched across history: clever, insubordinate, restless, lustful, agent of chaos, champion of love, jack of all trades, and man for all seasons. For more than two hundred years, this wily valet has spoken words that have incited revolution and performed deeds that make audiences fall in love with him time and again. (more...)

San Francisco Girls Chorus Continues Its 35th Season with Benjamin Britten's NOYE'S FLUDDE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

The five-time Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus--Lisa Bielawa, Artistic Director and Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Music Director and Principal Conductor-continues its 35th anniversary season with a fully staged production of Benjamin Britten's 1957 opera Noye's Fludde, based on the biblical deluge story, in one performance only, tonight, March 29, 2014, at 8 pm at Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco. (more...)

Compagnia de' Colombari to Take EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE on Tour, 4/10-16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

COMPAGNIA DE' COLOMBARI has announced the four city national tour of Flannery O'Connor's EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE, created for the stage and directed by Karin Coonrod. EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE will play Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Georgia; Brunswick, Maine; and New York City. Tour begins Thursday, April 10 and continues through Wednesday, April 16. (more...)

Deep Dish Theater to Stage LIFE IS A DREAM, 5/9-31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Destinies clash, honor is betrayed and a battle for power may bring down the realm in Pedro Calderon de la Barca's mystical masterpiece, Life is a Dream, presented by the Deep Dish Theater Company May 9-31. Directed by Marc Williams, the play will conclude the company's thirteenth season at University Mall. (more...)

Ross Valley Players Accepting Directors Applications for 85th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Ross Valley Players is seeking innovative Directors for their 2014 - 2015 season, which marks their 85th anniversary. Anyone interested in making the season selections outstanding artistically, attractive and enticing to audiences, should apply by April 15, 2014. Interviews will be set up starting Saturday, March 29 through the end of April. To be considered, please provide a cover letter indicating which play(s) you are interested in directing and email to director-applications@rossvalleyplayers.org Visit www.rossvalleyplayers.com to see a full details and descriptions for each play. (more...)

Magic Theatre Stages World Premiere of Linda McLean's EVERY FIVE MINUTES, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Magic Theatre will welcome back one of Scotland's leading contemporary playwrights, Linda McLean, with the world premiere of Every Five Minutes, directed by Producing Artistic Director Loretta Greco. Every Five Minutes runs today, March 26 - April 20. (more...)

Peter Brook to Stage Theater for the New City's SOTTO VOCE in French
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

The Miami Herald reported last week that 'Sotto Voce' by Nilo Cruz, which Theater for the New City commissioned and produced for its world premiere February 15 to March 9, will be staged by legendary director Peter Brook in a French version in the future, with other versions to follow. Mr. Brook, Director of Theatre du Nord in Paris, was quoted as calling the play 'beautiful.' (more...)

TCG Releases 52nd Annual World Theatre Day Messages from Brett Bailey and Diane Rodriguez
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre and home of the U.S. Center of the International Theatre Institute (ITI-US), has released Brett Bailey and Diane Rodriguez's World Theatre Day 2014 messages. Each year, a renowned theatre artist of world stature is invited by ITI Worldwide in Paris to craft the International Message, which is then translated into more than 20 languages to mark the global occasion. This year, TCG has renewed their tradition of asking a noted U.S. artist to also reflect on the themes of World Theatre Day. (more...)

COMMUNIQUE N°10 to Open 4/25 at the Cutting Ball Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Cutting Ball Theater closes its 15th season with the American Premiere of COMMUNIQUE N°10 by French playwright Samuel Gallet, in a translation by Cutting Ball Artistic director Rob Melrose, who also helms this new work. Featuring Damien Seperi, Ponder Goddard, Maura Halloran, Wiley Naman Strasser, Paris Hunter Paul, Hugo Cabajal, and Aaron Malberg, COMMUNIQUE N°10 plays April 25 through May 25 (Press opening: May 1) at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. (more...)

Magic Theatre to Stage World Premiere of Linda McLean's EVERY FIVE MINUTES, Beg. 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Magic Theatre will welcome back one of Scotland's leading contemporary playwrights, Linda McLean, with the world premiere of Every Five Minutes, directed by Producing Artistic Director Loretta Greco. Every Five Minutes runs March 26 - April 20. Deemed 'a gritty, fiercely empathetic realist of great skill' (San Francisco Chronicle), McLean's new play celebrates the miraculous power of the human spirit. Every Five Minutes begins with a simple homecoming dinner that takes a fantastical turn as Mo slips into a dreamscape that even those closest to him can't imagine. (more...)

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