The Sundance Institute News

Leigh Silverman, Mark Brokaw, Juliette Carillo & More Set for Sundance Institute's Theatre Directors Retreat in France
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Sundance Institute and the LUMA Foundation today announced that the two organizations will again collaborate to host the second Sundance Institute | LUMA Foundation Theatre Directors Retreat in Arles, France, July 29 through August 11. The Retreat is one of 10 residential programs hosted by Sundance Institute this summer, collectively representing 15 weeks of support and mentorship for promising independent artists in theatre and film from the United States and around the world. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/19-7/20/2014
by - Jul 20, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 20, 2014 - Sunday, July 20, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/20- PASSING STRANGE
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2014

Today in 2008, Passing Strange closed at the Belasco Theatre, where it ran for 165 performances. Passing Strange is a rock musical about a young African American's artistic journey of self-discovery in Europe, drawing on heavy elements of existentialism, metafictional comedy, and the Kunstlerroman. The musical's lyrics and book are by Stew with music and orchestrations by Heidi Rodewald and Stew. It was created in collaboration with director Annie Dorsen. The musical was developed at The Sundance Institute Theatre Lab in 2004 and 2005, one of the only works there ever to be invited back for a second round of development. It had productions in Berkeley, California and Off-Broadway before opening on Broadway in 2008, garnering strong reviews and several awards. Spike Lee filmed the musical on Broadway as a documentary, premiering the film in 2009. (more...)

Sundance Institute Selects Acting Company and Creative Advisors for 2014 THEATRE LAB
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Sundance Institute today announced the acting company and creative advisors that are participating in its 2014 Theatre Lab, which is now taking place and runs through July 27 at the Sundance Resort in Utah. The Lab is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community and is one of 10 residential Labs hosted by Sundance Institute this summer, collectively representing 15 weeks of residency support and mentorship for the most promising new independent theatre and film projects from the United States and around the world. (more...)

World Premieres by Neil LaBute, Roger Hedden, Albert Innaurato & More Set for SUMMER SHORTS 2014, 7/18-8/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Throughline Artists will present SUMMER SHORTS 2014, their eighth annual festival of new American short plays from established and emerging writers, at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street). Performances will begin Friday July 18th, and continue through Saturday August 30th only. (more...)

2014 TCG National Conference Awards and Final Programming, 6/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, proudly announces that at the 24th TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders in San Diego from June 19-21, the following awards will be presented: (more...)

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces Dates and Curators for the 2014 Prelude Festival, 10/8-10/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY is pleased to announce the 2014 PRELUDE FESTIVAL. The annual festival is dedicated to artists at the forefront of contemporary New York City theatre and performance. Following the enormous success of its tenth anniversary in 2013, the eleventh annual PRELUDE festival will be curated by Chloe Bass, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Sarah Rose Leonard, Allison Lyman, and Frank Hentschker. Artists and participants of the festival will be announced in late July 2014. (more...)

Documentary WHEN I WALK Kicks Off POV's 27th Season on PBS, 6/23
by TV News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Jason DaSilva tells a brave and remarkable story in When I Walk. He was already an accomplished documentary filmmaker (Lest We Forget, Olivia's Puzzle) by the age of 25. If there is glamour in the world of documentary, DaSilva garnered his share of it with his intelligence, good looks and genial manner, and he was able to travel the world making films about people and issues that mattered to him. (more...)

Fashion Photo of the Day 6/5/2014: Emmy Rossum
by Rachel Stone - Jun 05, 2014

Emmy Rossum looked as lovely as ever yesterday at The Sundance Institute Vanguard Leadership Award honoring Glenn Close. Rossum wore a floral dress by Katharine Kidd in blues, silvers and purples. The cool tones gave a modern twist to a very feminine pattern and silhouette. But what is even more of a twist is how Rossum adding warm blush tones with her nude pumps and makeup. (more...)

NYPL for the Performing Arts Hosts Exhibition Celebrating the O'Neill Center's 50th Anniversary, Now thru 9/16
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

To celebrate the O'Neill's 50th anniversary and influence, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts will present Launchpad of the American Theater: The O'Neill Since 1964, a new free multimedia exhibition on display in the Vincent Astor Gallery May 17 through September 16, 2014. The exhibition will chart the journey of American theater at the O'Neill from its past to present and future, and explore the creative development of its playwrights, composers, students, puppeteers and performers. (more...)

Knight Foundation Awards $780,000 to 19 Philadelphia Arts Groups
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Continuing its commitment to promoting growth and innovation in Philadelphia's cultural community, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation tonight awarded $780,000 to 19 Philadelphia artists and arts groups. (more...)

Sundance Institute Selects 13 Projects for June 2014 Directors and Screenwriters Labs
by Movies News Desk - May 08, 2014

Sundance Institute today announced the 13 projects selected for its annual June Directors and Screenwriters Labs, taking place at the Sundance Resort in Utah from May 26 through June 26. (more...)

Cinedigm Acquires Exodus' Animated Picture BUNYAN AND BABE ft. Voice of Kelsey Grammer
by Movies News Desk - May 08, 2014

Cinedigm (CIDM) has acquired all North American rights to the animated feature film 'BUNYAN AND BABE: A Giant Adventure,' featuring the voice talent of John Goodman, Kelsey Grammer and Jeff Foxworthy. (more...)

People's Light & Theatre Announces New Play Commissions
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

People's Light is proud to announce new play commissions for Eisa Davis, Colman Domingo, Kate Fodor, Karen Hartman, Dominique Morisseau, and Kathryn Petersen. These six playwrights are the first participants in our New Play Frontiers residency program. New Play Frontiers is an initiative to conceive, develop, and produce new plays that explore our American identity through stories of deep meaning to specific populations in the five-county region that surround our theatre. (more...)

Blue Raincoat to Return to the Traverse with FIRST COSMONAUT, June 5-7
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

Blue Raincoat Theatre Company return to the Traverse in June with their new play, First Cosmonaut, marking the Irish company's fifth consecutive year performing at the Edinburgh venue. (more...)

Brave New World Rep's NEW WORKS Series to Continue with #THEREVOLUTION, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

Brave New World Rep announces the latest in its NEW WORKS series featuring Brooklyn playwrights, #therevolution by Kristoffer Diaz. The production, directed by Liesl Tommy, will play May 5th, 2014 at 7 p.m. at 61 Local, 61 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY (F/G to Bergen Street). Admission for all events is free (more...)

David Newman Conducts New York Philharmonic in PIXAR IN CONCERT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will present Pixar in Concert, a program illustrating Pixar's mastery of film scoring to underscore its celebrated storytelling. Clips from all 14 Pixar films released to date - the Toy Story trilogy; A Bug's Life; Monsters, Inc. and Monsters University; Finding Nemo; The Incredibles; Cars and Cars 2; Ratatouille; Wall·E; UP; and Brave - will be screened as the Orchestra performs the music live, led by film composer and conductor David Newman. The concerts take place tonight, May 1, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 2 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, May 3 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Sundance Institute Selects Nine Projects Including CAUGHT and THE GOOD BOOK for 2014 Theatre Lab at Sundance Resort, July 7-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Sundance Institute today announced the nine projects selected to participate in its 2014 Theatre Lab, July 7-27 at the Sundance Resort in Utah. The Lab is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community and is one of 10 residential labs the Institute will host for artists this summer, collectively representing the most promising new independent theatre and film projects. (more...)

Knitting Factory Entertainment Presents CHOP AND QUENCH, Every Monday Through 6/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2014

This coming Monday and every Monday through June 2 Knitting Factory Entertainment presents premier Afrobeat exponents Chop and Quench in residency at Knitting Factory Brooklyn. I would love to extend an invitation to you to come see the show. (more...)

NYPL for the Performing Arts to Host Exhibition Celebrating the O'Neill Center's 50th Anniversary, 5/17-9/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

To celebrate the O'Neill's 50th anniversary and influence, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts will present Launchpad of the American Theater: The O'Neill Since 1964, a new free multimedia exhibition on display in the Vincent Astor Gallery May 17 through September 16, 2014. The exhibition will chart the journey of American theater at the O'Neill from its past to present and future, and explore the creative development of its playwrights, composers, students, puppeteers and performers. (more...)

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