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Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu is a New York-based playwright and TV writer. A filmed version of the Jeff-award winning Steppenwolf production of her play Pass Over, directed by Spike Lee, was filmed by Amazon Studios. Last February, Victory Gardens produced the world premiere of her play Breach: a manifesto on race in america through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate. Antoinette is a MacDowell Fellow, a Dramatists Guild Fellow, and an Ars Nova Play Group alum. Supporters of her work include The Sundance Theatre Lab, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Ignition Fest, The Cherry Lane Mentor Project, Page73, and PlayPenn. Honors include the 2018 Whiting Award, the 2017 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, and spots on the 2016 and 2017 Kilroys lists. Antoinette writes for Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It” (Netflix), and is under commission from Echo Theater Company, Colt Coeur, Ars Nova, and Audible.

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Interview: Director Danya Taymor Makes Broadway Musical Debut with THE OUTSIDERS

BroadwayWorld spoke with Danya Taymor about the process of adapting the well-known novel and film The Outsiders for the stage,

Matt Ross PR Rebrands as Print Shop PR and Names New Partner

Matt Ross PR has officially rebranded, and will operate under the new name Print Shop PR. The company was founded in 2014 under its original name, and was led solely by Ross. Now, longtime employee Nicole Capatasto has been named partner.

Gabby Beans, Samuel Henry Levine & More to Star in JONAH at Roundabout Theatre Company

Roundabout Theatre Company has revealed the complete cast for the world premiere of Jonah by Rachel Bonds, directed by Danya Taymor.

André Bishop Will Step Down as Artistic Director of Lincoln Center Theater

Bishop has served as Producing Artistic Director of Lincoln Center Theater since July 2013, and first joined the organization as Artistic Director in January 1992.  His departure in June 2025 will coincide with the close of Lincoln Center Theater’s 40th anniversary season.

THE OUTSIDERS Musical Will Open on Broadway in 2024

The Outsiders, the new musical based on the seminal novel by S.E. Hinton & Francis Ford Coppola's landmark motion picture, will come to Broadway this season at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

Playwrights Horizons Commissions New Work by Jordan E. Cooper, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins & More

Find out the latest news from Playwrights Horizons as they announce new commissions from acclaimed playwrights Jordan E. Cooper and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Discover what these talented writers have in store for audiences at Playwrights Horizons and get ready to be captivated by their upcoming productions.

The Resident Ensemble Players Unveils 2023-2024 Season Featuring Four Captivating Plays

Discover the upcoming plays in The Resident Ensemble Players' 2023-2024 Season. From Vita & Virginia to Deathtrap, experience a season filled with drama, suspense, and dark comedy. Get your tickets now and join us for an unforgettable theatrical journey.

Louisville To Host The American Association of Community Theatre National Community Theatre Festival

The American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) has announced AACTFest 2023, the National Community Theatre Festival, will be held in Louisville, Kentucky, June 12 – 17, 2023. 

Lost Nation Theater Opens Its 2023 Mainstage Season With PASS OVER, April 13

Lost Nation Theater presents PASS OVER by Antoinette Nwandu.

Danny DeVito Will Return to Broadway in Theresa Rebeck's I NEED THAT; Roundabout Announces 2023-2024 Season

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced the Broadway and Off-Broadway line-up for the 2023-2024 season. Check out all the details on who, what, when, and where!

Brody Grant, Sky Lakota-Lynch, Daniel Marconi & More to Star in THE OUTSIDERS World Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse

 La Jolla Playhouse has announced the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of The Outsiders. See how to purchase tickets, show dates, and more!

Ars Nova Announces 2023 Residencies Welcoming 13 New Artists and Groups to its Resident Artist Community

Ars Nova has announced 13 new artists and groups selected for 2023 residencies. Ars Nova’s dynamic slate of artist residencies and commissions supports outside-the-box thinking and encourages innovative, genre-bending work.

Where Are All of the Female Theatre Critics?

In this, the second installment in our series on women playwrights, the playwrights speak about critical interpretation of their work and the lack of powerful female critics. Please read Part I here, which discusses the more general issues female playwrights face.

Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Jeb Kreager & More to Star in Will Arbery's EVANSTON SALT COSTS CLIMBING Off-Broadway

The New Group has announced complete casting and dates for the company’s 2022-23 Season opener: Evanston Salt Costs Climbing, by Will Arbery and directed by Danya Taymor. The New York premiere of this play about climate and change will feature Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Jeb Kreager, Ken Leung, and Rachel Sachnoff.

Cast Announced For UK and Ireland Tour of MY FAIR LADY

Casting has been announced for the UK and Ireland tour of Bartlett Sher's critically acclaimed and multi award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe's much loved MY FAIR LADY, which comes to Birmingham Hippodrome from Wednesday 8 March – Sunday 26 March 2023.

Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Dominique Morisseau, Vivian Reed, Black Theatre United & More to be Honored by Project1VOICE

Project1VOICE, a New York-based organization dedicated to supporting theatre and the performing arts by people of African descent, has announced the esteemed recipients for their upcoming Project1VOICE Honors. The Lifetime Achievement Award honorees will include Vivian Reed, two-time Tony-nominated veteran of five Broadway shows and more.

Photos: First Look at PASS OVER at Theatre NOVA

Theatre NOVA returns to in-person productions with “Pass Over” by Antoinette Nwandu, which runs March 25 through April 17, 2022.

Rachel Chavkin & More to Join Nikki Bedi for BBC's THE ARTS ON TOUR IN NEW YORK

Nikki is joined on stage by Robert Battle, artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre; Rachel Chavkin, director of Tony and Grammy-winning Broadway musical Hadestown; and playwright Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu, author of Pass Over, the first Broadway play to open after the pandemic.

PASS OVER Comes to Theatre NOVA in March

Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's resident nonprofit professional theatre, will make a return to in-person productions with “Pass Over” by Antoinette Nwandu, which runs March 25 through April 17, 2022.


How many shows has Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu written?

Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu has written 2 shows including Pass Over (Playwright), Tuvalu Or, The Saddest Song (Playwright).

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