Toshiki Okada News

Richard Maxwell to Helm Jackie Sibblies Drury World Premiere at AbronsRichard Maxwell to Helm Jackie Sibblies Drury World Premiere at Abrons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Abrons Arts Center and New York City Players' American Playwrights Division present Really, a new play written by Jackie Sibblies Drury, directed by Richard Maxwell and designed by photographer Michael Schmelling. Performed by Elaine Davis, Tavish Miller and Kaneza Schaal, Really is a play about grief, intimacy and the difference between goodness and greatness seen through the lens of photography. A black woman takes pictures of her artist boyfriend's mom. As they jockey for a claim to him, they try to redefine themselves in the wake of his legacy. (more...)

Lilli Cooper, Kyle Jarrow, Lauren Worsham and More to Lead Sky-Pony's 'THE WILDNESS' at Ars NovaLilli Cooper, Kyle Jarrow, Lauren Worsham and More to Lead Sky-Pony's 'THE WILDNESS' at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report the full cast for the world premiere of THE WILDNESS: SKY-PONY'S ROCK FAIRY TALE, with text by Obie Award winner Kyle Jarrow and Lauren Worsham and songs by Kyle Jarrow.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Under the Radar Festival Kicks Off 12 Season at the Public Theater!Photo Coverage: Under the Radar Festival Kicks Off 12 Season at the Public Theater!
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 7, 2016

The Public Theater just began performances for the 12th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL last night, January 6. This popular and highly-anticipated program of The Public Theater's winter season will include artists from across the U.S. and around the world, including Belgium, Canada, Chile, France, Japan, and Rwanda. Curated by Co-Directors Mark Russell and Meiyin Wang, this year's UNDER THE RADAR will also launch a new series, Under the Radar + Joe's Pub: In Concert, which highlights artists who are working at the intersection of music and theater. BroadwayWorld was there for the first night and you can check out photos from inside the festivities below! (more...)

Japan Society to Present Toshiki Okada's GOD BLESS BASEBALL in JanuaryJapan Society to Present Toshiki Okada's GOD BLESS BASEBALL in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Japan Society proudly presents God Bless Baseball, written and directed by Toshiki Okada.  This production, a North American Premiere, plays 4 performances only at Japan Society: Thursday, January 14 at 8:00pm; Friday, January 15 at 7:30pm; Saturday, January 16 at 7:30pm; Sunday, January 17 at 2:30pm, kicking off a U.S. tour.  The New York engagement is part of the The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival. (more...)

New Jackie Sibblies Drury World Premiere to Play Abrons Arts CenterNew Jackie Sibblies Drury World Premiere to Play Abrons Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Abrons Arts Center and New York City Players' American Playwrights Division present Really, a new play written by Jackie Sibblies Drury, directed by Richard Maxwell and designed by photographer Michael Schmelling. Performances of Really will take place March 16 - April 2 at Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand St. Manhattan). Full performance schedule, press dates and casting will be announced at a later date. For more information visit abronsartscenter.org or call 212.352.3101. (more...)

Sneak Peek at The Public's 2016 UNDER THE RADAR Festival LineupSneak Peek at The Public's 2016 UNDER THE RADAR Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The Public Theater begins performances for the 12th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL on Wednesday, January 6. This popular and highly-anticipated program of The Public Theater's winter season will include artists from across the U.S. and around the world, including Belgium, Canada, Chile, France, Japan, and Rwanda. Curated by Co-Directors Mark Russell and Meiyin Wang, this year's UNDER THE RADAR will also launch a new series, Under the Radar + Joe's Pub: In Concert, which highlights artists who are working at the intersection of music and theater. Scroll down for a sneak peek at footage from some of the shows! (more...)

Japan Society to Present 'A NIGHT OF KYOGEN' This DecemberJapan Society to Present 'A NIGHT OF KYOGEN' This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

As part of its 2015-2016 Performing Arts Season, Japan Society presents A Night of Kyogen with Mansaku Nomura and Mansaku-no-Kai Kyogen Company, bringing this renowned company back to Japan Society (333 East 47th Street) for three performances only: Thursday, December 10 - Saturday, December 12. Performances at 7:30pm. (more...)

Public Theater Sets 12th Annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL LineupPublic Theater Sets 12th Annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced the exciting international line-up today for the 12th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL, running January 6-17, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Dixon Place's New Commission TIGER TIGER Begins Next MonthPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek - Dixon Place's New Commission TIGER TIGER Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Dixon Place's commission tiger tiger (on the nature of violence) written and directed by playwright Jessica Almasy, will have its world premiere on Friday, November 6th at 7:30 PM.  The music is composed by Dan Veksler in collaboration with Ms. Almasy. tiger tiger (on the nature of violence) will play six performances only - November 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, and 21st at 7:30PM, at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street). Tickets are $18 for general admission, and $15 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.dixonplace.org or by calling 866-811-4111.  (more...)

Japan Society Sets 2015-16 Performing Arts Season, Featuring Theatre, Dance & MoreJapan Society Sets 2015-16 Performing Arts Season, Featuring Theatre, Dance & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Japan Society announces its 2015-2016 Performing Arts Season featuring works by visionary artists in dance, music and theater, along with one-of-a-kind related workshops and special events. (more...)

PlayCo to Stage World Premiere of Aya Ogawa's LUDIC PROXYPlayCo to Stage World Premiere of Aya Ogawa's LUDIC PROXY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, will present the world premiere of writer-director Aya Ogawa's Ludic Proxy, which PlayCo commissioned after producing Ogawa's translation of Toshiki Okada's play Enjoy (2010) to acclaim. (more...)

NYTW Accepting Applications For 2015-16 Playwriting, Directing Fellowship ProgramNYTW Accepting Applications For 2015-16 Playwriting, Directing Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

?New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) is currently accepting applications for the 2015/16 season of its 2050 Fellowship program for emerging playwrights and directors. (more...)

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Kicks Off 2014 Prelude Festival TodayThe Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Kicks Off 2014 Prelude Festival Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY presents 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. (more...)

Site-Specific DEAD BEHIND THESE EYES Set for Sing Sing Karaoke, Begin. 8/29Site-Specific DEAD BEHIND THESE EYES Set for Sing Sing Karaoke, Begin. 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Performances of Dead Behind These Eyes will take place at Sing Sing Karaoke (81 Avenue A) on August 29-31 at 7.30pm and September 3-5, 7, 10-14 and 17-19 at 7.30pm Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by calling 212.352.3101 or visiting www.abronsartscenter.org. Performance suitable for ages 21 and above. (more...)

The Play Company Announces Extension of THE SONIC LIFE OF A GIANT TORTOISE Through 7/3The Play Company Announces Extension of THE SONIC LIFE OF A GIANT TORTOISE Through 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

In 'The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise: Youth Is Not the Only Thing That's Sonic,' Rothenberg and Okada Reunite with PlayCo, Following Acclaimed Production of 'Okada's Enjoy' (2010), to explore the discontentment bubbling just underneath a generation of urban 30-somethings (more...)

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces Dates and Curators for the 2014 Prelude Festival, 10/8-10/10The 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...)

PlayCo Presents the US Premiere of Toshiki Okada's 'THE SONIC LIFE OF A GIANT TORTOISE', Now thru 6/29PlayCo Presents the US Premiere of Toshiki Okada's 'THE SONIC LIFE OF A GIANT TORTOISE', Now thru 6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, is unique in its commitment to producing plays from around the world, including the U.S., to advance a dynamic, international experience of contemporary theater as part of the American repertoire. They conclude their 2013-14 season with the U.S. premiere of The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise: youth is not the only thing that's sonic, which reunites them with award-winning Japanese writer Toshiki Okada, director Dan Rothenberg (Pig Iron), and translator Aya Ogawa, following their collaboration on Okada's critically lauded Enjoy in 2010. The new production will run today, May 24 - June 29 at Jack in Brooklyn. (more...)

PlayCo to Present the US Premiere of Toshiki Okada's 'THE SONIC LIFE OF A GIANT TORTOISE', 5/24-6/29PlayCo to Present the US Premiere of Toshiki Okada's 'THE SONIC LIFE OF A GIANT TORTOISE', 5/24-6/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, is unique in its commitment to producing plays from around the world, including the U.S., to advance a dynamic, international experience of contemporary theater as part of the American repertoire. They conclude their 2013-14 season with the U.S. premiere of The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise: youth is not the only thing that's sonic, which reunites them with award-winning Japanese writer Toshiki Okada, director Dan Rothenberg (Pig Iron), and translator Aya Ogawa, following their collaboration on Okada's critically lauded Enjoy in 2010. The new production will run May 24 - June 29 at Jack in Brooklyn. (more...)

Japan Society Presents GETTING LOST Staged Reading TonightJapan Society Presents GETTING LOST Staged Reading Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Japan Society presents a staged reading of Getting Lost by Japanese playwright Shiro Maeda, directed by New York-based theater artist Dan Safer. As part of Japan Society's 60th Anniversary Performing Arts Season, Getting Lost marks the 10th installment of the Society's annual Play Reading Series of contemporary Japanese plays in English translation. The Play Reading Series reflects a continued commitment to introduce the wide range of contemporary Japanese plays to American audiences, seeding possibilities for development of American productions of Japanese plays. This event takes place tonight, Monday, March 31 at 7:30 PM at Japan Society (333 East 47th Street). (more...)

Japan Society to Present GETTING LOST as Part of Play Reading Series, 3/31Japan Society to Present GETTING LOST as Part of Play Reading Series, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Japan Society presents a staged reading of Getting Lost by Japanese playwright Shiro Maeda, directed by New York-based theater artist Dan Safer. As part of Japan Society's 60th Anniversary Performing Arts Season, Getting Lost marks the 10th installment of the Society's annual Play Reading Series of contemporary Japanese plays in English translation. The Play Reading Series reflects a continued commitment to introduce the wide range of contemporary Japanese plays to American audiences, seeding possibilities for development of American productions of Japanese plays. This event takes place Monday, March 31 at 7:30 PM at Japan Society (333 East 47th Street). (more...)

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