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Janelle Lawrence

Birth Place: Queens, NY

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Janelle Lawrence BIO

Janelle Lawrence received her B.F.A. in Musical Theatre Performance from Manhattanville College. In her career she has worked with Award Winning artists such as Austin Pendleton, Ntozake Shange, Chris Wells, and Jeremy Bass. In 2018 she performed with The Lobby Project for DON'T BOTHER ME I CAN'T COPE* at Encore! City Center and at 54 Below. As a writer, composer, and lyricist Janelle has had her musicals SUBLIMINAL, 'TIS THE SEASON, and GROUP THERAPY at various Theaters in the NYC area such as Club Cumming, Teatro La Tea, and Joe's Pub. Her operetta MIXING MARX WITH MADNESS was presented at Dixon Place on the Main Stage. Janelle Lawrence is the Artistic Director of Broad Views on Broadway, a non-profit Theatre Company dedicated to providing equal opportunity and representation of new theatre works. She recently finished her residency with the 92nd St Y Musical Theatre Development Lab: Collective and is the Co-Moderator of Musical Theatre Factory's Women/Trans/Gender Non-Conforming Roundtable. Janelle is a 2019 Greenhouse Resident with SPACE on Ryder Farms and a Resident in the Hamilton Project with Barn Arts Collective.

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Press Play: The Parsnip Podcast Experience to Present Day of Interactive Listening Experiences

The Parsnip Ship will present a free in-person day of interactive listening experiences, including live podcast recordings of radio plays and performances by independent musicians.
The Parsnip Ship Will Host PRESS PLAY: The Parsnip Podcast Experience

​​​​​​​The Parsnip Ship has announcedPress Play: The Parsnip Podcast Experience, a free in-person day of interactive listening experiences, including two live podcast recordings of radio plays and independent musicians.
Director Rebecca Aparicio To Receive SDCF's 2024 Barbara Whitman Award

Established by theatrical producer Barbara Whitman in 2021, this award recognizes a woman, trans, or non-binary director who has developed a clear and distinctive artistic voice and demonstrated unique vision in their theatrical work.
Ensemble Studio Theatre Announces Casting For Spring Show, LAS BORINQUEÑAS

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST), The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Latinx Playwrights Circle, and Boundless Theatre Company have announced casting and creative team for the world premiere of LAS BORINQUEÑAS by Nelson Diaz-Marcano and directed by Rebecca Aparicio.
Latiné Musical Theatre Lab Unveils 12 Teams of Writers for 2023 Julia de Burgos Cohort

he Latiné Musical Theatre Lab has revealed the writing teams for its Fall 2023 Julia de Burgos Cohort.
Janelle Lawrence to Host MAPPING OUT YOUR MUSICAL Workshop

Facilitator Janelle Lawrence will host a Mapping Out Your Musical workshop on Monday and Wednesdays from December 4th through 23rd from 5pm to 6:30pm EST. Check out all the details here!
Latiné Musical Theatre Lab's 4XLATINE: DOWNTOWN Returns This Monday

This Monday, August 14th, 2023, Latiné Musical Theatre Lab's 4xLatiné returns to Teatro LATEA and tickets are available now! 4xLatiné: Downtown represents the fourth 4xLatiné collaboration between the Latiné Musical Theatre Lab and Teatro Latea! 4xLatiné features four, fifteen minute excerpts of new-musicals-in-process, all written by Latiné lyricists, librettists, and composers.
Ensemble Studio Theatre Unveils Exciting Lineup for the 2023-24 Season

Get a sneak peek into the highly anticipated 2023-24 season at Ensemble Studio Theatre, featuring an impressive lineup of plays and events that are sure to captivate theater enthusiasts. Find out what to expect and mark your calendars for an unforgettable theatrical experience.
Janelle Lawrence Presents INTIMATES A Soul-Stirring Evening Of Music And Art Exhibition

jei / Janelle, has announced 'intimates,' a one-of-a-kind concert and art exhibition that captivates hearts and souls alike. This multi-sensory event will take place at WOW Cafe Theatre on August 26th starting at 7pm, offering an unforgettable experience that blends the power of soulful melodies with the visual allure of contemporary art.
STORYTIME AT THE CELL - A NIGHT FOR BLACK STORIES to be Presented by What Will the Neighbors Say? in June

What Will the Neighbors Say? will present storytime at the cell - a night for Black stories, a special Juneteenth event honoring Black voices and centering Black stories, at Nancy Manocherian's the cell theatre on Monday, June 19.
Kennedy Center GUYS AND DOLLS, Kevin Chamberlin, And More Win Helen Hayes Awards

This evening, the 2023 Helen Hayes Awards took place at The Anthem on the District Wharf, with over 1,600 theatre-makers and theatre supporters in attendance. Esteemed Washington theatre artists Naomi Jacobson, Erika Rose, Holly Twyford, and Christopher Michael Richardson hosted an evening showcasing the vibrant and diverse community of professional theatre artists in the Washington region.
Phillipa Soo, Steven Pasquale, Ali Ewoldt And More Nominated for Helen Hayes Awards

Nominations have been announced for the 37th Helen Hayes Awards, which will be presented on Monday, May 22. Nominees include productions from Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, GALA Hispanic Theatre and more.
JACK Launches Its 2023 Spring/Summer Season!

Brooklyn performance and civic space JACK shines a light on healing and renewed connection in their 2023 spring-summer–season!
JACK Kicks Off Their Spring/Summer Season With Black And Asian Solidarity With BĀS: THE HARMONY BETWEEN ME AND YOU

JACK kicks off their Spring/Summer season with Black and Asian solidarity presenting Janelle Lawrence and Sugar Vendil,
The Latiné Musical Theatre Lab Presents The Julia De Burgos Cohort

The Latiné Musical Theatre Lab, an organization that develops and advocates for new Latiné-written works of musical theatre in order to radically change who gets to tell musical stories on stages across the country, is presenting its inaugural Julia de Burgos Cohort.
Keen Co to Present Keen Teens Festival of New Work 2022

Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein today announced that The Keen Teens Festival of New Work will offer three new one-acts by C. Quintana, Bleu Beckford-Burell, and Stephanie Swirsky, featuring a cast of New York City high school students.
BWW Review: BEASTGIRL Holds Audiences Spellbound at the Kennedy Center's Studio K

BEASTGIRL, a captivating new musical centered around three first-generation Dominican-American sisters, begins its world premiere at the Kennedy Center’s Studio K this month. Don’t miss your chance to see it.
Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced for the World Premiere of BEASTGIRL

 The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced the full cast and creative team for Beastgirl, a Kennedy Center-commissioned world premiere for young adults based on the book Beastgirl and Other Origin Myths by New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo.
New Musical WET Announces Staged Reading

WET, a new musical by Janelle Lawrence, has its New York Premiere at Town Stages (221 West Broadway) in Downtown Manhattan on Friday, October 22 at 7pm. A Facilitated talkback follows the reading.
Kennedy Center Announces 2021-2022 Season for Performances for Young Audiences

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced its 2021 – 2022 Performances for Young Audiences season with eight world premiere Kennedy Center commissions and co-commissions.

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