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Photo: First Look at Romy Nordlinger As Alla Nazimova In GARDEN OF ALLA  At Theaterla Photo Photo: First Look at Romy Nordlinger As Alla Nazimova In GARDEN OF ALLA At Theaterlab
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2022

The one-woman show GARDEN OF ALLA: The Alla Nazimova Story by Romy Nordlinger will open at Theaterlab on Friday, June 17. It celebrates the extraordinary life of the Jewish immigrant turned Hollywood star and an LGBTQ trailblazer of the Roaring Twenties. Check out photos!

Casts Announced for B.R.O.K.E.N CODE B.I.R.D SWITCHING World Premiere & More Berkshir Photo Casts Announced for B.R.O.K.E.N CODE B.I.R.D SWITCHING World Premiere & More Berkshire Theatre Group
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022

Berkshire Theatre Group and Kate Maguire have announced casting for shows in BTG’s Early Summer 2022 Season. The full season will feature B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching, a world premiere play and recipient of an NEA Grants for Arts Projects Award and more.

GARDEN OF ALLA: The Alla Nazimova Story Comes to Theatrelab in June Photo GARDEN OF ALLA: The Alla Nazimova Story Comes to Theatrelab in June
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2022

Theaterlab (Orietta Crispino, Artistic Director) presents a new staging of the acclaimed one-woman show GARDEN OF ALLA – The Alla Nazimova Story. This intimate monodrama tells the story of Alla Nazimova, a Jewish immigrant who became a Broadway sensation, movie star, pioneering filmmaker – and a LGBTQ trailblazer whose notorious Garden of Alla mansion was “the Camelot of Hollywood”, its cultural and intellectual salon, and a place where the stars “came out.”

Lucille Lortel Theatre Announces Winners of 3rd Annual NYC Public High School Playwri Photo Lucille Lortel Theatre Announces Winners of 3rd Annual NYC Public High School Playwriting Fellowship
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 8, 2022

The Lucille Lortel Theatre is pleased to announce the recipients of the 3rd Annual NYC Public High School Playwriting Fellowship, created as an opportunity for aspiring young writers citywide to get unparalleled access to professional theater artists for mentoring. The Fellows and Finalists of the program represent every borough of NYC. Each aspiring playwright submitted an original 10-minute play, and was judged by the following panel of playwrights and directors: Preston Burger, Gethsemane Herron, A.J. Muhammad, Cherry Lou Sy, and Gabriel Vega Weissman. Plays were chosen based on dramatic structure and the playwright's individual voice.  

Encore Performance of GARDEN OF ALLA - THE ALLA NAZIMOVA STORY to be Presented at The Photo Encore Performance of GARDEN OF ALLA - THE ALLA NAZIMOVA STORY to be Presented at The Cutting Room
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2022

A special one-night encore performance of GARDEN OF ALLA: The Alla Nazimova Story will be presented at THE CUTTING ROOM. March 30, 2021, 8pm (6:45 doors + live jazz cocktail hour) at The Cutting Room (44 E 32nd St., New York, NY 10016).

GARDEN OF ALLA: THE ALLA NAZIMOVA STORY to be Presented at The Cutting Room Photo GARDEN OF ALLA: THE ALLA NAZIMOVA STORY to be Presented at The Cutting Room
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2021

Join in for a special one-night performance of GARDEN OF ALLA: The Alla Nazimova Story. Formerly known as PLACES, this multimedia solo show about one of Broadway's biggest stars, silent film legend and trailblazing LGBTQ+ iconoclast Alla Nazimova, is written and performed by Romy Nordlinger.

NSKIP to Present STATUEFEST Photo NSKIP to Present STATUEFEST
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2021

NSKIP will present StatueFest On Stage, live performances of theatrical monologues celebrating statue-worthy New York women at PRTTheatre (Puerto Rican Traveling Theater), 304 W. 47th St. at Eighth Ave. in Manhattan in two separate programs on September 30 and October 1, both at 7 pm.

Playwright Joanna Pickering Inks A Deal With Next Stage Press Photo Playwright Joanna Pickering Inks A Deal With Next Stage Press
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2021

Pickering, is a British, actress and writer. She began writing for theatre in 2018, at Primitive Grace Theatre Ensemble, with artistic directors Paul Calderon and David Zayas, also co-founding members of New York LAByrinth Theatre. In 2020, Pickering was accepted as a member of The League of Professional Theatre Women, as well as The International Centre of Female Playwrights.

Multistages Sets Virtual Festival SPEAKOUT: PROTEST PLAYS AND MORE Photo Multistages Sets Virtual Festival SPEAKOUT: PROTEST PLAYS AND MORE
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2021

MultiStages will present 'SPEAKOUT: Protest Plays & More,' a virtual festival of multidisciplinary commissioned works, live on June 21 and recorded from June 22 to 25. Conceived and directed by Artistic Director/activist Lorca Peress, the program is a 90 minute turntable of short plays, dance works and poetry exploring the essence of protest and activism in the modern period since the killing of George Floyd.

SPEAKOUT: PROTEST PLAYS AND MORE Virtual Festival to be Presented by MultiStages Photo SPEAKOUT: PROTEST PLAYS AND MORE Virtual Festival to be Presented by MultiStages
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2021

MultiStages will present 'SPEAKOUT: Protest Plays & More,' a virtual festival of multicultural multidisciplinary commissioned works, live on June 21 and recorded from June 22 to 25. The program is a 90-minute turntable of short plays, dance works and poetry exploring the essence of protest and activism.