Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced a collection of seven productions for its 2017-18 subscription season. Featured in the season are new and classic works by Tony Kushner, Julia Cho, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), Dominique Morisseau, Nilaja Sun, Lillian Hellman, directed by Tony Taccone, Lisa Peterson, Des McAnuff, and Ron Russell. The season includes two world premieres and one West Coast premiere. (more...)
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company announces the next production of its 37th Season, Pike St. by playwright Nilaja Sun, directed by Ron Russell. Pike St. will run from March 27-April 23, 2017. (more...)
Epic Theatre Ensemble will present the second edition of its four-week Youth Theatre Festival: Epic YTF. Epic YTF, a celebration of a diverse and inclusive community, fighting for social justice and equality, showcases performances from the award-winning after-school program Epic REMIX. (more...)
Epic Theatre Ensemble presents the world premiere production of Pike St., Nilaja Sun's first solo show since her international hit, the OBIE Award-winning No Child.... Pike St., written and performed by Ms. Sun and directed by Epic's Executive Director Ron Russell, began performances on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 in the experimental theater at Abrons Art Center (466 Grand Street). The production just opened Sunday, November 15th at 8:00 PM. Check out photos below! (more...)
Epic Theatre Ensemble is proud to announce the world premiere production of Pike St., Nilaja Sun's first solo show since her international hit, the OBIE Award-winning No Child.... Pike St., written and performed by Ms. Sun and directed by Epic's Executive Director Ron Russell, will begin performances on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 in the experimental theater at Abrons Art Center (466 Grand Street). Opening Night is set for Sunday, November 15th at 8:00 PM. (more...)
Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the ten participants in the SPARK Leadership Program, one of the programs in TCG's Leading the Charge: Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, SPARK will create a more diverse theatre landscape by supporting the professional development of exceptional rising leaders of color who aim to take on executive leadership positions in artistic, management or producing roles at U.S. not-for-profit theatres. (more...)
Cynthia Nixon (Sex & the City) and Liza Lapira (Super Fun Night) honored Kathleen Chalfant (House of Cards) on March 10, 2014 at Epic Theatre Ensemble's Annual Gala to raise money for Shakespeare Remix, an arts education program benefiting inner city school kids. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)
The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, hosted its 41st Annual Annie Awards, recognizing the year's best in the field of animation, last night, February 1, 2014. The Annie Awards cover 30 categories and include Best Animated Feature, Best Animated Special Production, Commercials, Short and Outstanding Individual Achievements. (more...)
The second season of Live Arts Bard (LAB), a program of the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, provides residencies for six American artists and ensembles making work that spans and transcends the fields of theater, performance, dance, music, film, and live art. Spring 2014 resident artists are Sarah Michelson, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, Geoff Sobelle, and Nilaja Sun. John Kelly and Robert Woodruff were LAB resident artists in fall 2013. (more...)
Off the coast of Central California, the Sea Diva, a tuna boat, sinks. Members of the crew are missing and what happened remains a mystery. Anthony Darren, a renowned and wealthy lawyer at the top of his game, knows the boat's owner and soon becomes involved in the case. As the case goes to trial, a missing crew member is believed to be at fault, but new evidence comes to light and the finger of guilt points in a completely unanticipated direction.
Now Anthony must pull together all his resources to find the truth in what has happened and free a wrongly accused man-as well as untangle himself. Fighting despair, he finds that the recent events have called much larger issues into question. As he struggles to right this terrible wrong, Anthony makes new and enlightening discoveries in his own life-long battle for personal and global justice.
'The Tortoise Shell Code' is available in both print and ebook formats and reviews for this suspenseful thriller have been great.
'For over-the-top intrigue, 'The Tortoise Shell Code' by V. Frank Asaro is a Must read! ... I was amazed at how, after a slow build, the plot took off like a roller coaster going downhill.'- Kirkus Review
'Masterful storytelling! An action-packed thriller, an electrifying read.' - Gary S. Chafetz, a former Boston Globe correspondent, and twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize by the Globe, and author of The Lost Army
'The Tortoise Shell Code' has it all: honor, love, international intrigue, violence, betrayal, philosophy, politics, and hope. In other words, life. Read it and reap.' - Ron Russell, author of Don Carina
The Tortoise Shell Code
Author: V. Frank Asaro
Publisher: Bettie Youngs Book Publishers
Published: June 2013
Genre: High Seas Legal Thriller, Suspenseful Thriller
About The Author:
Frank Asaro is a lawyer, musician/composer, inventor and author/theorist who began developing the theory of co-opetition not long after he was selected out of law school as lawyer-clerk to the California Courts of Appeal. He went on to receive the highest-category law career peer review, Martindale Hubbell rating, and appeared in Who's Who in American Law, 98-99 and Who's Who in the World 2000. He is the author of 'Universal Co-opetition: Nature's Fusion of Cooperation and Competition' and 'The Tortoise Shell Code.' His non-fiction book, A Primal Wisdom will be released in January 2014.
For more information, review copies, or interviews please contact the author at:
Website: http://www.bettieyoungsbooks.com/authors/FrankAsaro/tortoise.htm (more...)
On November 14th, Brooklyn-based company Opera on Tap will bring its hit opera SMASHED: The Carrie Nation Story by composer James Barry and librettist Timothy Braun to Freddy's Bar and Backroom in a new fully-immersive production. Dubbed by Feast of Music as an 'hilarious slapstick-style opera,' the show will take place in Freddy's front room at 8pm and will be free of charge. (more...)
It's one thing for a dancer over 40 to do a cabaret show. It's quite another for a dancer over 80 to attempt one. But that's exactly what still spry 83-year-old song and dance man George Marcy is going to do--tapping his way over to Don't Tell Mama for the second time in three years--when he takes the stage (today September 23 and 29, both at 8pm) for his new show, I Wish I Were Twins. Marcy's latest cabaret effort is being director by famed Broadway Musical star and Marcy's good friend Carol Lawrence. The Musical Director/Pianist is Christine Sutin, with Boots Maleson on bass, and AaRon Russell on drums. (more...)
It's one thing for a dancer over 40 to do a cabaret show. It's quite another for a dancer over 80 to attempt one. But that's exactly what still spry 83-year-old George Marcy is going to do-tapping his way over to Don't Tell Mama for the second time in three years-when he takes the stage later this month (September 23 and 29, both at 8pm) for his new show, I Wish I Were Twins. Marcy's latest cabaret effort is being director by famed Broadway Musical star and Marcy's good friend Carol Lawrence. The Musical Director/Pianist is Christine Sutin, with Boots Maleson on bass, and Aaron Russell on drums. (more...)