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Sarah Kane Season Announced For Sheffield Theatres in 2015!Sarah Kane Season Announced For Sheffield Theatres in 2015!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Continuing the company's tradition for dedicating seasons to playwrights whose work has influenced a generation, this year Sheffield will stage the complete works of the playwright Sarah Kane, with productions of Blasted, directed by Richard Wilson, and Crave and 4.48 Psychosis, directed by Charlotte Gwinner. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sarah Kane's Dazzling Apologia Pro Morte Sua, 4.48 PSYCHOSIS, at Iron CrowBWW Reviews: Sarah Kane's Dazzling Apologia Pro Morte Sua, 4.48 PSYCHOSIS, at Iron Crow
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Oct 10, 2014

'How on earth do you award aesthetic points to a 75-minute suicide note?' asked critic Michael Billington after seeing the original 2000 London production of Sarah Kane's 4.48 Psychosis, her final theater piece, staged 16 months after Kane's self-inflicted death (by hanging in a psychiatric ward). The answer to Billington's question is, you award aesthetic points to a suicide note the same way you award aesthetic points to anything else: Is it well-written, does it show you something new, does it move you? The answers to these follow-up questions, with this piece (which is admittedly impossible not to view as a suicide note) are yes, yes, and yes. And Iron Crow Theatre has given it simply an outstanding production. (more...)

Luna Theater to Close Season with Doug Wright's QUILLS, 3/21-4/11Luna Theater to Close Season with Doug Wright's QUILLS, 3/21-4/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Luna Theater Company's 13th 'Season of Seduction', commences with the darkly comic QUILLS by Doug Wright, October 25-November 15; followed by CLOSER by Patrick Marber, January 17 - February 7; and concludes with RASHOMON by Ryunosuke Akutagawa (adapted by Fay & Michael Kanin from the screenplay of Akira Kurosawa), March 21- April 11. All shows take place at the new Luna Theater at 620. S. 8th Street (between South and Bainbridge). Tickets are $15-$25 and can be purchased by visiting www.lunatheater.org or by calling 215-704-0033. (more...)

Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath Autumn Announces Casting for 2014 SeasonUstinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath Autumn Announces Casting for 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath Autumn has announced casting for there 2014 season, including the three black comedies, including 'Play Strindberg,' 'The Father,' and 'Exit The King.' (more...)

GENERATIONS, WASHETERIA and More Set for Soho Rep.'s 2014-15 SeasonGENERATIONS, WASHETERIA and More Set for Soho Rep.'s 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Sarah Benson and Executive Director Cynthia Flowers, Soho Rep. has continually produced work by bold artists who harness the intimate power of a 73-seat black box theater to create transformative experiences. Soho Rep.'s 2014-15 season, announced today, comprises three new works that each speak to the civic power of theater through their own distinctive form. (more...)

Irown Crow's 2014-15 Season to Include 'REVELATION' 'PSYCHOSIS,' and 'HORNINESS'Irown Crow's 2014-15 Season to Include 'REVELATION' 'PSYCHOSIS,' and 'HORNINESS'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

This season, Iron Crow consciously sought out plays that featured strong female characters and put them at the center of the story. Artistic Director Steven J. Satta, says: 'Regardless of where you sit on the gender spectrum, we know these plays will speak to you. These productions will provide you with a rich and satisfying evening in the theatre.' (more...)

Seattle Rep Welcomes Marya Sea Kaminski as New Associate Artistic DirectorSeattle Rep Welcomes Marya Sea Kaminski as New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Seattle Repertory Theatre announced today the appointment of Marya Sea Kaminski as Associate Artistic Director, effective Sept.16, 2014. Kaminski, who most recently taught acting at Cornish College of the Arts, has appeared as an actor and solo performer throughout Seattle and beyond, including roles at the Rep in My Name is Rachel Corrie (2007) and Clybourne Park (2012). (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre's THE OPPONENT Opens Tonight at 59E59 TheatersA Red Orchid Theatre's THE OPPONENT Opens Tonight at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome Chicago's A Red Orchid Theatre, in association with Bisno Productions, with the NYC premiere of THE OPPONENT, written by Brett Neveu and directed by Karen Kessler. THE OPPONENT begins performances on Thursday, July 31 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 7. Press opening is Wednesday, August 6 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

GILDING THE LILY Set for United Solo FestivalGILDING THE LILY Set for United Solo Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

New York actress Susannah Melone re-imagines the world of Gilded Age celebrity Lillie Langtry in The United Solo Festival this fall. In "Gilding the Lily," the notorious beauty takes the stage as Shakespeare's Rosalind, but the American critics are unimpressed. Join Lillie as she explores her life, loves, and career and discovers the difficult art of letting our hearts be our craft. (more...)

Axis Theatre Company to Premiere SOLITARY LIGHT This Fall as Part of THEATER:VILLAGE FestivalAxis Theatre Company to Premiere SOLITARY LIGHT This Fall as Part of THEATER:VILLAGE Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Axis Theatre Company begins their 2014-15 season with the world premiere of Randy Sharp's new musical Solitary Light, September 10 - October 4. Written and directed by Sharp (East 10th Street, Last Man Club, In The Park), the production features music co-written by Paul Carbonara (Blondie, Mary McBride) and focuses on the turmoil surrounding the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. (more...)

LOS ULTIMOS DIAS con Fabio di Tomaso y Valeria Stilman, Teatro Auditorio LosadaLOS ULTIMOS DIAS con Fabio di Tomaso y Valeria Stilman, Teatro Auditorio Losada
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

El proximo sabado 2 de agosto estrena en la cartelera porteña la pieza teatral 'Los Últimos Dias', interpretada por Fabio Di Tomaso y Valeria Stilman, con libro y direccion general de Miguel Ángel Cannone y produccion general y artistica de Raul Amado. Las funciones se realizaran todos los sabados a las 23.00 hs, en el Auditorio Losada. (more...)

American Premiere of ILLUSIONS to Play Baryshnikov Arts Center, 9/17-24American Premiere of ILLUSIONS to Play Baryshnikov Arts Center, 9/17-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) will introduce New York audiences to a leading voice in Russia's contemporary theater scene with the American Premiere of award-winning playwright Ivan Viripaev's Illusions. The U.S.-born artist Cazimir Liske, who graduated from the Moscow Art Theatre School and has been based in Moscow for the past decade, translated the text to English and, with significant residency and technical support from BAC, has developed a new staging of the work, a darkly comedic examination of true love. (more...)

4:48 PSYCHOSIS, Kneehigh's TRISTAN & YSEULT, Wooster's CRY, TROJANS! and More Set for 2014-15 at St. Ann's Warehouse4:48 PSYCHOSIS, Kneehigh's TRISTAN & YSEULT, Wooster's CRY, TROJANS! and More Set for 2014-15 at St. Ann's Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

While construction continues and St. Ann's works to raise the final $2 million of its $30 million capital campaign, the organization will present a stellar final season in its temporary home at 29 Jay Street in DUMBO. It kicks off this October when TR Warszawa and director Grzegorz Jarzyna return for the American Premiere of their internationally acclaimed production of Sarah Kane's 4:48 Psychosis, which St. Ann's Founder / Artistic Director Susan Feldman has wanted to bring to New York since she first saw it in February 2004 -- the same year St. Ann's presented the American Premiere of the original Royal Court production of Kane's play. St. Ann's Warehouse also announced the following season highlights today: Emma Rice and Kneehigh, The Wooster Group, the Slovenian choral group Carmina Slovenica, and The Tiger Lillies. (more...)

TO THE BONE, JUAREZ and More Set for 2014 THEATER:VILLAGE Festival, Running 9/4-10/5TO THE BONE, JUAREZ and More Set for 2014 THEATER:VILLAGE Festival, Running 9/4-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The OBIE Award-winning Theater:Village festival, which is presented by Axis Theatre, Cherry Lane Theatre, New Ohio Theatre, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, returns for its second year, September 4 - October 5. Following last year's The Hill Town Plays, which presented five works by the playwright Lucy Thurber, this year's festival, titled E Pluribus, will feature four new plays celebrating the diversity of America. (more...)

Por Piedad Teatro Presents WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY, Now Through 7/6Por Piedad Teatro Presents WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY, Now Through 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Known for their international vision of new plays, The Play Company (PlayCo) is pleased to announce that Working on a Special Day, their 2013 co-production with Mexico City's Por Piedad Teatro, has gone on to a series of international engagements, including the Edinburgh Fringe (August 2013), Singapore's M1 Festival (January 2014) and the Adelaide Fringe Festival (February 2014 - Winner, Peace Foundation Award). After an award-winning engagement at the Prague Fringe Festival (May 2014 winner the Performance Award and the Creative Award) the play returns to the U.S. for a run at the Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, Massachusetts; June 18-July 6. The touring life of this play marks a new level of international exchange in PlayCo's pioneering mission to support a global approach to contemporary theatre. (more...)

Mary-Arrchie's 'HELLISH HALF-LIGHT: Shorter Plays of Samuel Beckett' to Kick Off 7/22 at Angel IslandMary-Arrchie's 'HELLISH HALF-LIGHT: Shorter Plays of Samuel Beckett' to Kick Off 7/22 at Angel Island
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. continues its 28th Season with HELLISH HALF-LIGHT: Shorter Play of Samuel Beckett featuring six of the Irish playwright's works directed by Jennifer Markowitz, playing July 22 - August 30, 2014 at Angel Island, 731 W. Sheridan Rd. in Chicago. (more...)

THE OPPONENT to Swing Into 59E59 Theaters from Chicago's A Red Orchid Theatre, 7/31-9/7THE OPPONENT to Swing Into 59E59 Theaters from Chicago's A Red Orchid Theatre, 7/31-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome Chicago's A Red Orchid Theatre, in association with Bisno Productions, with the NYC premiere of THE OPPONENT, written by Brett Neveu and directed by Karen Kessler. THE OPPONENT begins performances on Thursday, July 31 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 7. Press opening is Wednesday, August 6 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Barrington Stage to Present Play Company & Por Piedad Teatro's WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY, 6/18-7/6Barrington Stage to Present Play Company & Por Piedad Teatro's WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY, 6/18-7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the internationally acclaimed, Working on A Special Day, a production of The Play Company and Mexico City-based Por Piedad Teatro, from June 18 through July 6 at Barrington Stage's St. Germain Stage. Press Opening is Sunday, June 22 at 3pm. Directed by and featuring Ana Graham and Antonio Vega, Working on A Special Day is a new play about a life-changing encounter between an overworked housewife and a mysterious bachelor on May 8, 1938 - the day Rome celebrates Hitler's visit to Mussolini's Italy. A bittersweet drama unfolds within the charged political landscape of rising fascism in Rome. (more...)

The Ustinov Studio, Bath Announces Autumn SeasonThe Ustinov Studio, Bath Announces Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The Ustinov Studio, Bath is delighted to announce its Autumn 2014 season, which will comprise three black comedies from some of the greatest names in European drama: Friedrich Durrenmatt's Play Strindberg, Florian Zeller's The Father and Eugene Ionesco's Exit the King. (more...)

BWW Interviews: OUT LOUD Theatre's Artistic Director Previews 2 WOMEN. 2 WEEKENDS. 2 SHOWS. CollaborationBWW Interviews: OUT LOUD Theatre's Artistic Director Previews 2 WOMEN. 2 WEEKENDS. 2 SHOWS. Collaboration
by Veronica Bruscini - Jun 10, 2014

OUT LOUD Theatre and La Voce: Theatre that Speaks are teaming up to present Shakespeare's Hamlet and Sarah Kane's CRAVE for the "2 Women. 2 Weekends. 2 Shows." project. Kira Hawkridge, Artistic Director of OUT LOUD Theatre, talked with BroadwayWorld Rhode Island about the family ties between the two troupes, OUT LOUD's upcoming residency at Artists' Exchange, and the perks of working with a nomadic group of performers. (more...)

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