Sarah Kane News

Date of Death: February 20, 1999
Gender: Female
4:48 PSYCHOSIS to Play Metanoia Theatre4:48 PSYCHOSIS to Play Metanoia Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

British playwright Sarah Kane's 4:48 Psychosis will be presented on stage in Melbourne this June at the Metanoia Theatre, part of the Brunswick Mechanics Institute. Produced by new theatre company, Bare Naked Theatre, the production delves into the complex issues of clinical depression, self harm, dependency and isolation. Composed of 24 sections which have no specified setting or characters, the language of 4:48 Psychosis varies between the naturalistic and the highly abstract or poetic. The playwright herself dealt with issues of serious mental illness and committed suicide at 28 shortly after completing the work. (more...)

BWW Review: A Vision's Just A Vision If It's Only In Your Head, EYES SHUT. DOOR OPEN. Returns To BostonBWW Review: A Vision's Just A Vision If It's Only In Your Head, EYES SHUT. DOOR OPEN. Returns To Boston
by Justin J Sacramone - May 26, 2016

Art isn't easy. From Edvard Munch's agoraphobia to Sarah Kane's depression, the art world's rap sheet for its dense population of individuals with mental illness is haunting. Just ask Turner, the newest 'it talent' on the Chelsea art scene, who is struggling with a myriad of emotional and psychological trauma. Set on the night of Turner's newest art exhibition, Eyes Shut. Door Open. explores the tortured artist archetype by chronicling Turner's existential crisis. (more...)

'NO END OF BLAME' and GOOD Set for PTP/NYC's 30th Season'NO END OF BLAME' and GOOD Set for PTP/NYC's 30th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, presents its 30th repertory season, its 10th consecutive in New York City, running from July 5 - August 7, 2016 in a limited 5-week Off-Broadway engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2, located at 330 West 16th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. (more...)

RTST and Sheffield Theatres Announce Shortlist for RTST Director Award 2016RTST and Sheffield Theatres Announce Shortlist for RTST Director Award 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Royal Theatrical Support Trust (RTST) and Sheffield Theatres are delighted to announce the shortlist for the RTST Director Award 2016. (more...)

A Live-action Punch and Judy To Debut at Hollywood FringeA Live-action Punch and Judy To Debut at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

The School of Night is pleased as punch to announce its participation in the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival with Punch and Judy. (more...)

Birmingham Rep to Welcome Kenneth Cranham in THE FATHER This SpringBirmingham Rep to Welcome Kenneth Cranham in THE FATHER This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

One of the most highly acclaimed new play of the last decade, THE FATHER, comes to Birmingham Repertory Theatre from Tuesday 3 to Saturday 7 May, with Olivier Award Best Actor winner, Kenneth Cranham recreating his West End role direct from a celebrated second London run. (more...)

Sandra Oh, Hoon Lee & More Set for Sundance Institute's New MENA Play DevelopmentSandra Oh, Hoon Lee & More Set for Sundance Institute's New MENA Play Development
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Sundance Institute today announced the acting company, dramaturgs and creative advisors participating in its pilot Theatre Lab in the MENA region, including Sandra Oh, Hoon Lee, Deanna Dunagan, Hala Omran and Raeda Taha. The Lab, held in Morocco next month, is part of the Institute's international cultural exchange programs for independent artists and will kick off a new, multi-year commitment to support artists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). For the Lab, the Institute will provide promising, fresh voices from the U.S. and MENA region with a rigorous artistic retreat and new opportunities for cross-cultural discovery, artistic reflection and creative experimentation. (more...)

off the WALL Sets 2016-17 Seasonoff the WALL Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

In keeping with their mission to champion gender equality in the theater, off the WALL productions at Carnegie Stage is excited to welcome two new members to their management staff.  Joining Artistic Director Virginia Wall Gruenert and Associate Artistic Director Erika Cuenca are Sara McCown as Managing Director, and Heidi Nagle as Operations & Production Manager.  Heidi will also continue serving as off the WALL's Resident Stage Manager. (more...)

Simon Stephens' HARPER REGAN to Play T. Schreiber Theatre, 5/4-6/4Simon Stephens' HARPER REGAN to Play T. Schreiber Theatre, 5/4-6/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

On a bright autumn night in Manchester, a woman named Harper Regan walks away from her job, her home, her husband and her daughter.  The play named after her, 'Harper Regan' by English playwright Simon Stephens, stunningly reveals life on the cusp of the working class in modern British society. The author is the 2015 TONY Award-winner for best play ('The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time').  This 2008 play is a dramatic Odyssey navigating family, love and redemption.  T. Schreiber Theatre, 151 West 26th Street, will present the piece May 4 to June 4, directed by Terry Schreiber. (more...)

Paines Plough Announces Full 2016 ProgrammePaines Plough Announces Full 2016 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Artistic Directors of Paines Plough James Grieve and George Perrin today announced the company's full Programme 2016. (more...)

Axis Company to Present EVENING - 1910, 4/28-5/28Axis Company to Present EVENING - 1910, 4/28-5/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Playwright, songwriter and director Randy Sharp (Last Man Club, Edgar Oliver'sEast 10th Street and In the Park)and songwriter, guitarist and longtime Blondie member Paul Carbonara (Blondie) have teamed up again to create Evening - 1910, a new musical about an immigrant to 1910 New York and a Bowery theater facing eviction as the dawn of cinema becomes day. Axis Company, of which Sharp is the founding Artistic Director, will present the world premiere of the work April 28 - May 28. (more...)

St. Ann's to Stage Immersive BIANCO Under Brooklyn BridgeSt. Ann's to Stage Immersive BIANCO Under Brooklyn Bridge
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

To top off the Inaugural Season in its new Brooklyn waterfront home, St. Ann's Warehouse has invited NoFit State Circus, the UK's leading large-scale contemporary circus, to construct its 42'-high, 10,000 square-foot big top under the Brooklyn Bridge. Inside, the Wales-based international company will immerse audiences of all ages in Bianco,a gorgeous spectacle directed by Firenza Guidi. As a live rock band plays and audiences are shepherded through the space, promenade-style, the company of 35 performers and technicians creates awe-inspiring images of prowess and daring. 'This is circus as an event, aiming for grand physical/visual poetry, while at the same time exuding a huge, restless party vibe,' wrote London's The Times in a review of Bianco at the Edinburgh Festival. Continuing its commitment to introducing New York to great international artists, St. Ann's presents the work's American premiere-NoFit State Circus's North American debut-May 3-29. (more...)

Jason Sudeikis, Steve Buscemi, John Turturro & More Set for Soho Rep Gala This MonthJason Sudeikis, Steve Buscemi, John Turturro & More Set for Soho Rep Gala This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Hosted by actress Gretchen Mol, Spring Fete, Soho Rep.'s Spring 2016 Gala, will honor actor, writer and director Tim Blake Nelson on March 14th at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. (more...)

Sundance Institute Announces Projects for Theatre Lab in MENASundance Institute Announces Projects for Theatre Lab in MENA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Sundance Institute today announced the eight new projects selected for its pilot Theatre Lab in the MENA region, held in Morocco, May 2016. The Lab is part of the Institute's international cultural exchange programs for independent artists, which include a new, multi-year commitment to support artists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), broadening the work of its East African Theatre Exchange over the past 15 years. For the Lab, the Institute will provide promising, fresh voices from the U.S. and MENA region with a rigorous artistic retreat and new opportunities for cross-cultural discovery, artistic reflection and creative experimentation. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 2/23/2016 - 3/1/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 2/23/2016 - 3/1/2016
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WAKE UP with BWW 2/25/2016 - HUGHIE, BRIGHT STAR and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/25/2016 - HUGHIE, BRIGHT STAR and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 25, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Forest Whitaker leads HUGHIE, opening tonight on Broadway, and BRIGHT STAR begins performances! (more...)

Sarah Kane's Violent CLEANSED at National Theatre Prompts Faintings and Walk-OutsSarah Kane's Violent CLEANSED at National Theatre Prompts Faintings and Walk-Outs
by Michael Dale - Feb 24, 2016

The young playwright, who committed suicide in 1999, provoked controversy throughout her brief career. (more...)

Malthouse Theatre Selects 2016 Female Director in ResidenceMalthouse Theatre Selects 2016 Female Director in Residence
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

In 2016, Malthouse Theatre continues to support Australia's most inventive independent theatre-makers with important initiatives such as the Female Director in Residence program. Malthouse Theatre is thrilled to announce Janice Muller as the Director in Residence for 2016 as a part of this program, now in its sixth year.   (more...)

DON'T MISS: Uzo Aduba Leads This Week's Top 10 New London Shows, February 15 2016DON'T MISS: Uzo Aduba Leads This Week's Top 10 New London Shows, February 15 2016
by Marianka Swain - Feb 15, 2016

The Maids, Trafalgar Studios Jamie Lloyd has enlisted a cracking trio of actresses to take on this contemporary adaptation of Jean Genet's psychological thriller. Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black), Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat) and Laura Carmichael (Dowton Abbey) join forces to explore sex, murder and class. (more...)

Richard Bean's Snooker Play THE NAP, with Jack O'Connell, Extends at the CrucibleRichard Bean's Snooker Play THE NAP, with Jack O'Connell, Extends at the Crucible
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces that the world premiere of Richard Bean's THE NAP - directed by Sheffield's Associate Director Richard Wilson - will extend its run by one week to the 2 April due to popular demand. (more...)

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