Toshiki Okada News

La Jolla Playhouse Slates 2017 Without Walls FestivalLa Jolla Playhouse Slates 2017 Without Walls Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for its commitment to the development of new work and new theatrical forms, is pleased to announce the dates and selected projects and collaborators for its third Without Walls (WoW) Festival of immersive and site-based work. (more...)

BAX Announces 2017-18 Artist in Residence & Space Grant RecipientsBAX Announces 2017-18 Artist in Residence & Space Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

BAX is proud to welcome 2017-18 Artists in Residence (AIR) and Space Grant recipients. This group of artists embodies a vision, promise, and deep commitment to investigative practices in line with their and BAX's core values. Together, we are making space for bold and challenging work that asks deep questions about our ever-changing world and our place in this world. (more...)

PlayCo Appoints Robert G. Bradshaw as New Managing DirectorPlayCo Appoints Robert G. Bradshaw as New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Play Company (PlayCo; Founding Producer, Kate Loewald) announced today that Robert G. Bradshaw, who since July 2016 has served as Interim Managing Director, has been promoted to the role of Managing Director, effective immediately. (more...)

Horse Head Theatre's 2017 Season to Explore the SelfHorse Head Theatre's 2017 Season to Explore the Self
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Horse Head Theatre Co. (HH) strives to inspire empathy and engagement with new ideas. This year we will explore the idea of self knowledge. (more...)

Jackie Sibblies Drury's REALLY Up Next in WAM Theater's 'Fresh Takes' Reading SeriesJackie Sibblies Drury's REALLY Up Next in WAM Theater's 'Fresh Takes' Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The WAM Theatre 2017 Fresh Takes Play reading series continues with Really by Jackie Sibblies Drury at 3:30 pm on Sunday, May 7 at No. Six Depot Roastery and Cafe in West Stockbridge. Alice Reagan - director of Shakespeare & Company's acclaimed 2016 production of Or, - will direct. (more...)

Lane Czaplinski Named Director of Performing Arts at Wexner CenterLane Czaplinski Named Director of Performing Arts at Wexner Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Lane Czaplinski will assume the position of director of performing arts at the Wexner Center for the Arts, effective June 1. Czaplinski will succeed Charles Helm, the Wex's current performing arts director, who will retire June 30 after 26 extraordinary years with the center. (more...)

Undermain Theatre presents REALLY by Jackie Sibblies DruryUndermain Theatre presents REALLY by Jackie Sibblies Drury
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Undermain Theatre presents a Dallas premiere, REALLY, by Jackie Sibblies Drury. REALLY will be produced at Undermain's home in Deep Ellum - 3200 Main Street. Directed by Carson McCain, opening night will be Saturday, April 15th with a curtain time of 7:30 pm.  Preview performances will be on April 12th, 13th, and 14th at 7:30 pm. ALL PREVIEW PERFORMANCES ARE ONLY $15. There will be two Saturday matinee performances at 2:00 pm on April 22nd and May 6th. The production will run through May 6th. (more...)

Soho Rep.'s 2017 Projects to Play The Public and A.R.T./New YorkSoho Rep.'s 2017 Projects to Play The Public and A.R.T./New York
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

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 power of intimate spaces to create transformative experiences. Soho Rep. has announced venues for the remainder of its 2016-17 season, which includes a world premiere Soho Rep. commission by Richard Maxwell along with a workshop presentation of a new play by Jackie Sibblies Drury. (more...)

Across Oceans- Explorations Into Post-Disaster Landscapes and Interactive BondageAcross Oceans- Explorations Into Post-Disaster Landscapes and Interactive Bondage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

In February 2017, Arts House present a series of works that span the Pacific and Indian oceans and connect Australian audiences to the cultural undercurrents, fractures and reverberations of contemporary Asia. (more...)

Arts House is Wide Awake in 2017Arts House is Wide Awake in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

With 30 works across three festivals, an international Company in Residence and a program involving over 100 artists, Arts House 2017 Season 1 cements Arts House's position as Melbourne's home of innovative and experimental performance. (more...)

Pig Iron Theatre Company Celebrates 20th Anniversary Next WeekPig Iron Theatre Company Celebrates 20th Anniversary Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Since 1995, Pig Iron Theatre Company has been making unprecedented, original work for audiences in its hometown of Philadelphia and beyond. (more...)

Brooklyn Arts Exchange Announces 2016 Parent/Artist Space Grant RecipientsBrooklyn Arts Exchange Announces 2016 Parent/Artist Space Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange will offer the Parent/Artist Space Grant to Juliana May (dance), Aya Ogawa (theater), and Jimena Paz (dance). (more...)

OzAsia Festival Opens TonightOzAsia Festival Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Jump down the rabbit hole for an unpredictable adventure at the 2016 OzAsia Festival. From a Cambodian circus to an emotive human trafficking experience, theatrical Chinese comedy to an artistic portrayal of the world of bondage and much more - push the cultural boundaries at Adelaide Festival Centre's 2016 OzAsia Festival which kicks off today. (more...)

BWW Feature: Art Summit Indonesia 8: 2016-2017BWW Feature: Art Summit Indonesia 8: 2016-2017
by Yuliani Supandji - Aug 14, 2016

The Ministry of Education and Culture in Indonesia proudly presents the International Contemporary Art Festival: Art Summit Indonesia (ASI), 8th Edition. The Festival will be held continuously for two years, 2016 and 2017. Held once every three years, ASI is a triennale festival of Stage Art featuring many Theatre, Dance and Music Artists from different countries. (more...)

Hoi Polloi Stages Toshiki Okada's QUIET, COMFORT, Beginning TonightHoi Polloi Stages Toshiki Okada's QUIET, COMFORT, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

OBIE-winning theater company Hoi Polloi (Three Pianos, Shadows) presents Quiet, Comfort, a newly-commissioned text by Japanese phenomenon playwright Toshiki Okada. (more...)

Toshiki Okada's QUIET, COMFORT Runs August 11 - 27Toshiki Okada's QUIET, COMFORT Runs August 11 - 27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

OBIE-winning theater company Hoi Polloi (Three Pianos, Shadows) presents Quiet, Comfort, a newly-commissioned text by Japanese phenomenon playwright Toshiki Okada. For the piece, director Alec Duffy fashions a dream world in which the audience joins the actors on a giant bed that fills the entire stage of JACK for a piece about travel, first-world privilege and the danger of a life lived alone. With choreography by Stacy Grossfield, Hoi Polloi offers a mysterious experience that aims for the subconscious. (more...)

Hoi Polloi to Stage Toshiki Okada's QUIET, COMFORT This AugustHoi Polloi to Stage Toshiki Okada's QUIET, COMFORT This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

OBIE-winning theater company Hoi Polloi (Three Pianos, Shadows) presents Quiet, Comfort, a newly-commissioned text by Japanese phenomenon playwright Toshiki Okada. (more...)

Adelaide Festival Centre Announces Schedule for OzAsia FestivalAdelaide Festival Centre Announces Schedule for OzAsia Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Adelaide Festival Centre today revealed new contemporary 10 year anniversary programming for this year's OzAsia Festival which runs from 17 September - 2 October. OzAsia Festival is Australia's leading international arts festival presenting the best theatre, dance, music, film and visual arts from across Asia.  This year's program features an impressive array of performance works by contemporary Asian artists who are pioneering work in their field. Performers congregating for the Festival come from a far-reaching and diverse number of Asian countries including Japan, India, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Cambodia, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Israel. (more...)

Soho Rep Sets 2016-17 SeasonSoho Rep Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

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 the organization's own 73-seat black box theater, as well as other spaces, to create transformative experiences. Soho Rep.'s 2016-17 season, announced today, comprises two ambitious new works-both characterized by inventive theatrical forms, holistic collaborations, and striking original music-along with an opportunity to get the first 'work-in-process' look at a new commission by a celebrated playwright. (more...)

JACK Sets Summer 2016 Season on Dance, Theatre & MoreJACK Sets Summer 2016 Season on Dance, Theatre & More
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

This summer, JACK presents the premiere of Toshiki Okada's Quiet, Comfort, commissioned by Hoi Polloi and directed by Alec Duffy, a duo of singer/performer Helga Davis and choreographer/dancer Ji?i Bartovanec (of the Sasha Waltz Dance Company), the premiere of the play The Animals, by Amina Henry, a new piece by choreographer Biba Bell, the second annual Brooklyn Experimental Song Carnival, curated by Valerie Kuehne, plus several concerts throughout the season. (more...)

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