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Hope is a DC area AEA stage manager and playwright.

Her credits include PSM on King of the Yees (Signature Theatre), Blues for an Alabama Sky (Barrington Stage), A Nice Indian Boy (Olney), The Day You Begin (Kennedy Center), Little Shop of Horrors (Idaho Shakespeare), WILD: A Musical Becoming (A.R.T., dir. Diane Paulus, feat. Idina Menzel, Javier Muñoz), The Rock of Ages All-Star Reunion Concert (streamed) and Rock of Ages Hollywood (Kristin Hanggi, original Broadway director), BLKS, directed by Nataki Garrett (Woolly Mammoth Theatre), Hand to God, Choir Boy, and The Big Meal (Studio Theatre), Singles in Agriculture (Bristol Riverside Theatre), Private, Marie and Rosetta, The Vagrant Trilogy, Paper Dolls, Queens Girl in Africa, Milk Like Sugar, and The Gospel of Lovingkindness (Mosaic), A House of Glass (Arena Stage), Awake and Sing and Our Town (Olney Theatre Center), Escape from Peligro Island (Imagination Stage), Endgame (Baltimore CenterStage), as well as PSM on the National Tours of Rock of Ages (National and International), My Fair Lady and Young Frankenstein. NYC credits include Who’s Your Baghdaddy (Off-Broadway) and Once Upon a Pastime (WPPAC). She was previously Resident and Touring Stage Manager for Honolulu Theatre for Youth and Associate Production Manager on Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey’s Bellobration. Hope holds a BA in playwriting from UC Santa Barbara. She is the current Literary Manager for Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, NY (artistic director, Scott Schwartz).

As a playwright, Hope’s work has been seen at the Kennedy Center Page to Stage, Valdez Theatre Conference, Next Act! New Play Summit, NextStop Theatre, Avant Bard, Ally Theatre Company, Black and Latino Playwrights’ Conference, Discovery New Play Festival, Kitchen Dog New Play Festival, The Women’s Voices Theatre Festival, and Wayward Artist. She has short TYA pieces published by YouthPlays. Ms. Villanueva is the literary manager for Bay Street Theatre, an 2021 O’Neill Finalist, and recipient of the 2023 AGE Legacy Playwright Grant. She is represented by IPEX Artists Agency and is a member of the Dramatists’ Guild.

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Selections and Schedule Set For 2024 News Works At Bay Street

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the selections and schedule of works for the upcoming 10th Annual Title Wave: 2024 New Works Festival. 
Video: Watch An Unplugged Performance of 'Two Bodies' from Baltimore Center Stage's MEXODUS

Watch an unplugged performance of Two Bodies from MEXODUS- written and performed by Brian Quijada and Nygel D Robinson in an all-new video.
Mosaic Theater Company And Baltimore Center Stage Present MEXODUS A World Premiere Hip-Hop Remix Musical

Mosaic Theater Company and Baltimore Center Stage present MEXODUS, a world premiere hip-hop remix musical. Get ready for an innovative and electrifying theatrical experience.
Baltimore Center Stage And Mosaic Theater Company Present MEXODUS A World Premiere Hip-Hop Remix Musical

Baltimore Center Stage and Mosaic Theater Company are partnering to present the world premiere of a new musical that explores the Underground Railroad that went South into Mexico.
Dramatists Guild Foundation Announces National Fellows Class

Dramatists Guild Foundation announces the National Fellows Class with Christine Toy Johnson and Bernardo Cubría as Chairs.
National Alliance for Musical Theatre Reveals Complete Casting For the 35th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS

 National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced additional casting for the 35th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 26 and Friday, October 27, 2023, at New World Stages.
Full Cast and Creative Team Set for THE DRAGON KING'S DAUGHTER at the Kennedy Center

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has revealed the full cast and creative team for the world premiere Kennedy Center -commissioned musical The Dragon King’s Daughter. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!
2023 AGE Legacy Playwright Grant Recipients and Finalists Announced

2023 AGE Legacy Playwright Grant recipients and finalists announced. Advance Gender Equity in the Arts recognizes outstanding talent in the industry.
Jelani Remy, Talia Suskauer, Kate Rockwell & More to be Featured in NAMT's 35th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS

Discover the talented cast for NAMT's 35th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, including Talia Suskauer, Jelani Remy, Kate Rockwell, and more. Don't miss out on this exciting showcase of new musicals.
Photos: First Look at BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY at Barrington Stage Company

Pearl Cleage’s Blues for an Alabama Sky, directed by Candis C. Jones (The Public Theater: shadow/land; Studio Theater: Clyde’s) is currently running at Barrington Stage Company. The production plays through August 5, 2023 on BSC’s Boyd-Quinson Stage (30 Union Street). Check out photos from the production here!
Review: BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY at Barrington Stage Company

While I won’t go so far as to say this is a must-see, it is most certainly one that should be seen. BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY represents yet another first-rate production for the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield and those involved in bringing it forward for Berkshire arts enthusiasts to enjoy.
Brandon Alvión, Tsilala Brock & More to Star in BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY at Barrington Stage Company

The full cast and creative team has been set for Pearl Cleage’s Blues for an Alabama Sky at Barrington Stage Company, directed by Candis C. Jones.
Gulfshore Playhouse Reveals Finalists For Annual New Works Festival

Gulfshore Playhouse has announced the ten finalists from which three winners will ultimately be chosen to participate in the Tenth Annual New Works Festival. 
Finalists/Semifinalists Revealed For 46th Bay Area Playwrights Festival

Playwrights Foundation, the West Coast's premier launchpad for exceptional new plays and playwrights, has revealed the semifinalists and finalists for the 46th Bay Area Playwrights Festival, which will be presented in a hybrid festival.
VIDEO: First Look at Madhuri Shekar's A NICE INDIAN BOY at Olney Theatre Center in March

Get a first look at A Nice Indian Boy by Madhuri Shekar and directed by Zi Alikhan having its regional premiere in Olney Theatre Center's Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab in a production featuring the work of one of the fastest rising and prolific American Playwrights working.
Madhuri Shekar's A NICE INDIAN BOY to Have Regional Premiere at Olney Theatre Center in March

A Nice Indian Boy by Madhuri Shekar and directed by Zi Alikhan will have its regional premiere in Olney Theatre Center’s Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab in a production featuring the work of one of the fastest rising and prolific American playwrights working.
Bay Street Selects Semi-Finalists For its 2023 New Works Festival

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that the selection process for the 9th annual Title Wave: The 2023 New Works Festival has entered the semi-finalist phase with 30 works selected to continue on to the next round.
Flying V Theatre to Produce Week-Long Workshop of New Musical VANISHING GIRL

Flying V will kick off their 2023 season with a week-long developmental workshop of the new coming-of-age musical Vanishing Girl by local writers William Yanesh (music and lyrics) and Hope Villanueva (book) and directed by Eric Jordan Young.
Flying V Theatre To Produce Week-Long Workshop Of New Musical VANISHING GIRL

Flying V will kick off their 2023 season with a week-long developmental workshop of the new coming-of-age musical Vanishing Girl by local writers William Yanesh (music and lyrics) and Hope Villanueva (book) and directed by Eric Jordan Young.
Carla Duren, Camilo Linares, and More Join THE DAY YOU BEGIN At The Kennedy Center

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere commissioned musical The Day You Begin.

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