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Capital Stage to Present New Works Festival PLAYWRIGHTS' REVOLUTIONCapital Stage to Present New Works Festival PLAYWRIGHTS' REVOLUTION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Capital Stage presents its annual new works festival PLAYWRIGHTS' REVOLUTION with staged readings of four brand-new plays. As Sacramento's leader of bold, thought-provoking theatre, Capital Stage created Playwrights' Revolution to identify and develop new plays and playwrights. (more...)

2016 MFA Playwrights' Workshop to Develop Eight New Works at the Kennedy Center2016 MFA Playwrights' Workshop to Develop Eight New Works at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, is pleased to co-present the 11th annual MFA Playwright's Workshop (MFAPW) in association with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and Stanford University's National Center for New Plays. (more...)

Shattered Globe Theatre Announces 2016-17 SeasonShattered Globe Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to announce the first two productions of its 2016-17 Season, kicking off this fall with a revival of Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard's quintessential American drama TRUE WEST, directed by James Yost. The production will feature Shattered Globe Ensemble Members Joseph Wiens, Kevin Viol and Rebecca Jordan with Rob Frankel.   (more...)

FREE Readings of New Plays - BOTANICUM SEEDLINGS at Theatricum BotanicumFREE Readings of New Plays - BOTANICUM SEEDLINGS at Theatricum Botanicum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Botanicum Seedlings: A Development Series for Playwrights - This summer, Theatricum's Botanicum Seedlings celebrates its 15th anniversary with readings of two new plays about families dealing with contemporary issues that hit home in unexpected ways. Admission is free. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The fourth show of Circle's season is The Taming, Lauren Gunderson's all female "power-play". This raucous political comedy will have both parties laughing in the aisles. Hilarity ensues when two political opposites wake up and discover themselves locked in a hotel room with a beauty queen. Following her past Circle productions of Exit, Pursued By A Bear (2013) and I and You (2015), The Taming brings to the stage the startling humor and rich roles for women that Ms. Gunderson skillfully creates. (more...)

AUBERGINE Finds Cast, THE PROFANE Taps Director at Playwrights HorizonsAUBERGINE Finds Cast, THE PROFANE Taps Director at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced new details for its upcoming 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Sixth Annual SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Announces New PlaysSixth Annual SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Announces New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Red Bull Theater's annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes features two brand new commissions from Lisa D'Amour and Amy Freed alongside 6 brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country, inspired by this year's theme 'SCANDAL'. (more...)

New Works by Robert Askins, Jon Robin Baitz & More Set for 2016 Ojai Playwrights ConferenceNew Works by Robert Askins, Jon Robin Baitz & More Set for 2016 Ojai Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country, announces its 19th season with an exceptional program of playwrights, new play workshops and special  (more...)

DRY LAND, BETTER ANGELS and BULL Set for 2016 Edition of TREMORS at Rumble TheatreDRY LAND, BETTER ANGELS and BULL Set for 2016 Edition of TREMORS at Rumble Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

Rumble Theatre is thrilled to present the 2016 edition of Tremors, our festival of emerging talent. We've selected three outstanding scripts and assembled a company of emerging artists to direct, design and perform each show. (more...)

Playwrights Realm to Present Sarah DeLappe's THE WOLVESPlaywrights Realm to Present Sarah DeLappe's THE WOLVES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, The Playwrights Realm will kick off its 2016-17 10th anniversary season with the world premiere of Sarah Delappe's The Wolves. Directed by Lila Neugebauer and featuring a company of ten female actors, DeLappe's award-winning debut play will be presented at The Realm's new home for the season The Duke on 42nd Street, August 29-September 24, 2016. (more...)

Red Bull Theater to Close 12th Season with 2016 Short New Play FestivalRed Bull Theater to Close 12th Season with 2016 Short New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced that their Twelfth Season will conclude with Red Bull Theater's annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes features two brand new commissions from Lisa D'Amour and Amy Freed alongside 6 brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country. The 2016 Short New Play Festival will be Monday July 25th (7:30pm) at Lucille Lortel Theatre. This year's plays will be Motley Fool by Kate Abbruzzese, Swan Song by Emily Taplin Boyd, Malaprop by Lisa D'amour, The Ghoul Of Amherst by Amy Freed, Warp And Weft by Anchuli Felicia King, Her Father's Daughter by Dakin Matthews, The Eighth Circle by Bridgette Dutta Portman, and The Opulent Complex by Lynn Rosen. Tickets may be purchased online at www.redbulltheater.com or by phone at (212) 352-3101. (more...)

Hilary Bettis & Sheila Callaghan World Premieres Set for New Georges' 25th Anniversary SeasonHilary Bettis & Sheila Callaghan World Premieres Set for New Georges' 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

In its 25-year history, New Georges has brought forth an unprecedented generation of women playwrights and directors, providing them with steady artistic support and first or career-transforming productions in New York City. New Georges will celebrate its anniversary season with the World Premiere of Hilary Bettis' Alligator, directed by Elena Araoz, presented in collaboration with The Sol Project this fall, and of Sheila Callaghan and Daniella Topol's collaboratively-created Water at 3LD Art & Technology Center in June of 2017 as part of Water City, a multi-disciplinary art event.  (more...)

Playwright Johnna Adams to Discuss and Sign Her New Play at The Drama Book ShopPlaywright Johnna Adams to Discuss and Sign Her New Play at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2016

The Drama Book Shop is pleased to welcome playwright Johnna Adams for a discussion and signing of her new play Lickspittles, Buttonholers and Damned Pernicious Go-Betweens on Friday, July 29th at 5:00pm. The event is free to the public. Copies of Ms. Adams' play will be available for purchase. (more...)

'IN THE NEXT ROOM' Starts Tonight at Chautauqua Theater Company'IN THE NEXT ROOM' Starts Tonight at Chautauqua Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC) kicks-off its 33rd season under the co-leadership of Artistic Directors Vivienne Benesch and Andrew Borba with the 2010 Tony Award nominee for best new play and Pulitzer Prize finalist, In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) by Sarah Ruhl, and directed by Larissa Kokernot. (more...)

Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons Complete Casting for MEN ON BOATSClubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons Complete Casting for MEN ON BOATS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

MEN ON BOATS, the critically-acclaimed comedy which premiered at Clubbed Thumb's 2015 Summerworks Festival, announced today casting for its return this summer in a co-production by Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons. (more...)

The Kilroys Showcases Female and Trans Writers with 3rd Annual 'THE LIST'The Kilroys Showcases Female and Trans Writers with 3rd Annual 'THE LIST'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Continuing the fight to achieve gender parity in the American Theater, LA-based playwright/producer collective THE KILROYS has released its third annual list of industry-recommended new plays. (more...)

Steep Theatre Company Sets 16th Anniversary SeasonSteep Theatre Company Sets 16th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Steep Theatre Company has announced the programming for its upcoming 16th season, which continues the company's tradition of presenting bold plays from today's most exciting playwrights, brought to life by fearlessly honest ensembles and visionary directors. Season 16 will feature a world premiere from Chicago playwright Alex Lubischer, a U.S. premiere from Olivier Award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett, a U.S. premiere from rising English playwright Cordelia Lynn, and a Midwest premiere from California-based playwright Lauren Yee. Steep Ensemble Members and Jeff Award-winning directors Robin Witt and Jonathan Berry will helm two of the productions, to be joined by two guest directors.  (more...)

The Road Theatre Company Extends JOHN IS A FATHER with Sam AndersonThe Road Theatre Company Extends JOHN IS A FATHER with Sam Anderson
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce the fifth show of its 2015-2016 - 25thAnniversary Season, the critically acclaimed (LA Times CRITIC'S CHOICE, Stage Raw TOP TEN), world premiere ofJOHN IS A FATHER, written by Julie Marie Myatt, starring Sam Anderson and directed by Dan Bonnell is EXTENDINGthrough SATURDAY, JULY 16 at the Road on Lankershim, 5108 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

Stage Left Theatre to Host LeapFest XIII, 6/25-7/31Stage Left Theatre to Host LeapFest XIII, 6/25-7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Stage Left Theatre is proud to present LeapFest XIII, Stage Left's annual new-play festival, running June 25 – July 31, 2016.  LeapFest features several new plays with socio-political themes, presented as workshop productions in rotating repertory. This year's festival includes new works from Mrinalini Kamath, Shayne Kennedy, Andrew Kramer, and Aline Lathrop (more...)

Raven Theatre Company to Host Weekend of New Play Readings This SummerRaven Theatre Company to Host Weekend of New Play Readings This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Raven Theatre Company, who has long championed new works through its [Working Title] new play development series of staged readings and its full productions of world premiere plays, will introduce a full weekend of three new play readings this summer. From Friday, July 8 through Sunday, July 10, the company will present a formal reading of a different play each night. The festival will open the evening of Friday, July 8 with a reading of Girl Found, a psychological mystery by Barbara Lhota, an award-winning playwright and network playwright at Chicago Dramatists. The Saturday evening entry will be Sycamore, a drama of contemporary family life by the Brooklyn, New York based Sarah Sander, that will be fully produced at Raven in March and April 2017 as part of its 2016-17 subscription season. Closing out the weekend will be the political drama Armature by Andrew Kramer, an Indianapolis-based writer who has been a resident playwright with StageLeft's LeapFest. (more...)

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