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Photos: Get a First Look at The New Coordinates' AMERICAN SIDE EFECTOS at The Den The Photo Photos: Get a First Look at The New Coordinates' AMERICAN SIDE EFECTOS at The Den Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2022

The New Coordinates, formerly The New Colony, is welcoming back live audiences this summer with a workshop production of Debbie Ba√Īos‚Äôs bittersweet memoir American Side Efectos, a raucous and ruthless dive into the American Dream directed by Esteban Ar√©valo Ib√°√Īez. Get a first look at photos here!

The New Coordinates to Present Workshop Production of Debbie Ba√Īos's AMERICAN SIDE E Photo The New Coordinates to Present Workshop Production of Debbie Ba√Īos's AMERICAN SIDE EFECTOS in July
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2022

The New Coordinates, formerly The New Colony, will welcome back live audiences this summer with a workshop production of Debbie Ba√Īos‚Äôs bittersweet memoir American Side Efectos, a raucous and ruthless dive into the American Dream directed by Esteban Ar√©valo Ib√°√Īez.

Performances Begin Today for THEATRE FOR ONE: WE ARE HERE (NAIROBI EDITION) Photo Performances Begin Today for THEATRE FOR ONE: WE ARE HERE (NAIROBI EDITION)
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2022

This groundbreaking theatrical experience will feature five Nairobi based artists whose works question the liminal space between ancestry and civilization, the real and surreal, the inner being and our external existence.

THEATRE FOR ONE: WE ARE HERE (NAIROBI EDITION) to Make its World Premiere at The Arts Photo THEATRE FOR ONE: WE ARE HERE (NAIROBI EDITION) to Make its World Premiere at The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2021

Theatre For One: We are Here (Nairobi Edition) will make its world premiere at The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) on September 15, running online on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays until September 26.

BWW Review: THE SUBURBS at Thrown Stone Photo BWW Review: THE SUBURBS at Thrown Stone
by Sean Fallon - Aug 29, 2021

On Saturday, August 28, 2021, I saw THE SUBURBS, a three segment show, each segment written by a different writer, including Catherine Yu, Tony Meneses, and Phanésia Pharel, respectively. All three stories are directed by Kholoud Sawaf.  With THE SUBURBS, Thrown Stone has presented a world premiere, which furthermore is a roving production set in three different venues, which in sequence include Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, and West Lane Inn. 

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival to Move to New, Permanent Home in 2022 Photo Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival to Move to New, Permanent Home in 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 26, 2020

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival today announced that the company will move from its longtime home at Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, NY to a new site in Philipstown, NY gifted by philanthropist Christopher Davis as a permanent home for the company.

HUDSON VALLEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL Cancels 2020 Summer Season Photo HUDSON VALLEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL Cancels 2020 Summer Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 30, 2020

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival announced today that, due to the crisis gripping New York and the country, as well as the ongoing restrictions on public gatherings, the 2020 Summer Season will be canceled for the safety of staff, artists, and audiences.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Announces Complete Summer 2020 Season Photo Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Announces Complete Summer 2020 Season
by Stephi Wild - Oct 28, 2019

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival has announced the complete lineup for the 2020 Summer Season, including Shakespeare's crookback villain Richard III and the lovestruck romantic comedy Love's Labor's Lost, alongside the world premiere of The Venetian Twins by Carlo Goldoni in a new adaptation by Christopher Bayes and Steven Epp. The 2020 season will also feature free performances of HVSF's family-friendly, touring production of Much Ado About Nothing. Performance schedule and casting will be announced at a later date.

Olney Theatre Launches Vanguard Arts Fund Workshops Photo Olney Theatre Launches Vanguard Arts Fund Workshops
by Stephi Wild - Oct 18, 2019

Thanks to an endowment gift from the Eugene B. Casey Foundation, Olney Theatre Center announces the launch of its Vanguard Arts Fund to support collaboratively-developed new works. Starting in the 2019-20 season, the Fund will support an annual series of developmental workshops that push the boundaries of the theater form and bring together exceptional artists from around the region and around the world.

10,000 BALCONIES Announced At TheatreSquared Photo 10,000 BALCONIES Announced At TheatreSquared
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 12, 2019

On August 30, TheatreSquared (T2) will stage a special workshop production of 10,000 Balconies as the first offering in the Spring Theatre at T2's new home in downtown Fayetteville. This new play, conceived, created and directed by Kholoud Sawaf (director of T2's Vietgone), loosely inspired by Romeo and Juliet, is set in modern Syria. 10,000 Balconies is an intimate window into the oldest continuously-inhabited city in the world, suffused with its poetry, music, dance, and movement, and centered on a story of love in contemporary Damascus. With original music performed live by Hadi Eldebek (Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road project ensemble) and members of the cast, 10,000 Balconies is an immersive performance experience, offered in Northwest Arkansas from August 30 until September 1. The play's three-year developmenta?"which included a series of artist-driven workshops and retreats in Northwest Arkansas and New Yorka?"and public performances were made possible by a major grant from the Building Bridges Program of the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.