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SCR Managing Director Paula Tomei Will Step Down After 44 Years

South Coast Repertory announced that Managing Director Paula Tomei will step down at the end of the current season—SCR's 60th and her 44th, with the last 30 years serving as managing director.

TWELFTH NIGHT Filmed Live At The Wilma Theater to Stream This Summer

Digital theater trailblazer The Wilma Theater is offering a streaming version of its onstage production of TWELFTH NIGHT, available to view on demand through July 23.

ETERNAL LIFE PART 1 At The Wilma Theater Now Streaming

Digital theater pioneer the Wilma Theater is offering a streaming version of its onstage production ETERNAL LIFE PART 1, which was written by Nathan Alan Davis and directed by Morgan Green, who directed the world premiere digital production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning FAT HAM. The production will be available to view on demand from May 1-14.

Tim Sanford and Aimée Hayes Launch The Tent Theater Company, Dedicated to Supporting Elder Playwrights

Tim Sanford, former artistic director of Playwrights Horizons, and Aimée Hayes, former producing artistic director of Southern Rep, have launched The Tent Theater Company.

Guillermo Calderón's KISS to be Presented at The Wilma Theater This Month

The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia will present KISS, a daring play by Guillermo Calderón, on stage Jan. 31-Feb. 19, 2023.

The Wilma Theater Presents SCHOOL PICTURES, On Stage November 2-20

The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia will present the world premiere of SCHOOL PICTURES, a warmhearted and humorous portrait of modern high school life, told in musical snapshots of individual teenagers, on stage Nov. 2-20.

The Wilma Theater to Honor Co-Founding Artistic Director Blanka Zizka at FÊTE 2022

The Wilma Theater announced today that Fête 2022 will honor retiring Co-Founding Artistic Director Blanka Zizka, who recently departed the company after 40 years in the position. Fête 2022 will be held on Monday June 13, 2022.

World Premieres of SCHOOL PICTURES and ETERNAL LIFE PART 1 & More Announced for The Wilma Theater 22/23 Season

The Wilma Theater has announced the complete 2022/23 Season. Subscription packages for the 22/23 Season are on sale now.

Seattle Rep Announces Second Round of Playwright Commissioning Project 20x30: Reimagining the Anthropocene

  Seattle Rep today announced a second round of its large-scale playwright commission project, 20x30: Reimagining the Anthropocene, in which the organization has commissioned three playwrights in an effort to plants seeds for the future of the industry.

The Drama League Announces Three New Board Members

The Drama League has announced the addition of three new board members to its Board of Directors: Elena Araoz, Estefanía Fadul, and Gwynn MacDonald. 

Word For Word 's Susan Harloe To Step Down In October 2021

Susan Harloe, Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Word for Word Performing Arts Company, a theater company that performs short works of fiction in their entirety, has announced she will step down from her role in October 2021. 

Cast Announced for 11th ANNUAL SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Presented by Red Bull Theater

Red Bull Theater today announced the selections for The 2021 Short New Play Festival, their eleventh annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes, featuring a World Premiere from José Rivera, alongside six brand new plays that have been selected from hundreds of open submissions from playwrights across the country.

Co-Founder Blanka Zizka To Step Back From Wilma Theater

The Wilma Theater's Co-Artistic Director Blanka Zizka has announced that on July 31, 2021, she will step back from the theater she co-founded. During her 40 years of work at the Wilma, she has become one of the most renowned theater artists in Philadelphia and in the country.

Play On Shakespeare Announces 2021 Board Of Directors

Play On Shakespeare, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to exploring the world of Shakespeare through translation and adaptation, today announces their new board members as well as their January 2021 calendar of events. Play On Shakespeare's mission is to enhance the understanding of Shakespeare's plays in performance for theatre professionals, students, teachers, and audiences by engaging with contemporary translations and adaptations.

The Flea Announces Production Pause to 'Reflect on Misalignment of Values'

Off Broadway theatre company The Flea has just announced that it will pause production activity to 'to transform [their] institutional culture and producing model.'

2020 Pacific Playwrights Festival Announces Seven New Plays On A Global Scale, Plus The ATCA/Steinberg Award

South Coast Repertory Artistic Director David Ivers and Managing Director Paula Tomei today announced the lineup for the 2020 Pacific Playwrights Festival (PPF). The annual showcase of new works, part of the theatre's new-play development arm, The Lab@SCR, includes two world-premiere productionsa?"The Scarlet Letter by Kate Hamill and I Get Restless by Caroline V. McGrawa?"and five staged readings. PPF runs April 24-26, with morning, afternoon and evening events. Single tickets and value-priced ticket packages are now on sale at

2020 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony At Goodspeed Participants Announced

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 40 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2020 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 15 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration.

SEX TAPE + NUPTIAL BLITZ At The Flea Theater Begins January 8

Choreographer Gabrielle Revlock presents two works, SEX TAPE and Nuptial Blitz, January 8-12, 2020 (7pm Wed-Sat, 3pm Sun) at The Flea, a staple of New York City's downtown performing arts scene located at 20 Thomas Street in Tribeca. Tickets cost $20 and are available by phone at 212-226-0051 or online at A restorative contact class ($12 drop in) will be offered Sunday, January 12, 11:30am-1pm: 

The Flea Hosts the World Premiere of THE INVENTION OF TRAGEDY

The Flea Theater presents the World Premiere of THE INVENTION OF TRAGEDY,the centerpiece of MAC WELLMAN: PERFECT CATASTROPHES, a festival of plays by the influential vanguard playwright. Now in previews, performances run through October 14 at The Flea (20 Thomas Street in Tribeca, between Church and Broadway, three blocks north of Chambers) with opening set for September 21.


Amy Freed has been nominated for several prestigious awards in the theater industry. She was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play "Freedomland." Additionally, she received a nomination for the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical at the Helen Hayes Awards for her work on "The Psychic Life of Savages." These nominations highlight the recognition and acclaim that Amy Freed has received for her contributions to the world of theater.

Amy Freed has won the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for her work on "The Psychic Life of Savages".

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