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Deb Willis, Barbara Askins, Jocelyn Cooper, Matthew Morgan, Dianne McIntyre, Richard  Photo

Deb Willis, Barbara Askins, Jocelyn Cooper, Matthew Morgan, Dianne McIntyre, Richard Wesley, Tarell Alvin McCraney

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06/20/2017
Kamilah Forbes, Richard Wesley, and Sandra Bookman Photo

Kamilah Forbes, Richard Wesley, and Sandra Bookman

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06/20/2017
 
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Richard Wesley Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1972 - Most Promising Playwright Gold Star
Richard Wesley, The Black Terror

Richard Wesley News

The African-American Shakespeare Company and The CRAFT Institute Present 'Echoes Of U Photo The African-American Shakespeare Company and The CRAFT Institute Present 'Echoes Of Us: Now And Always'
by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2022

Funded by The Black Seed, the African-American Shakespeare Company & The CRAFT Institute have come together to form the African Diasporic Network that will debut Echoes of Us: Now and Always July 15-17 at the Marines Memorial Theatre. 

Long Beach Opera Announces Four Upcoming 2022 Productions Photo Long Beach Opera Announces Four Upcoming 2022 Productions
by Stephi Wild - Apr 21, 2022

Long Beach Opera has programmed four upcoming performances and events ‚Äď including two new productions as originally announced -- Giustino by G.F. Handel at the sculpture garden and within the galleries at Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) directed by Artistic Director James Darrah and conducted by Music Director Christopher Rountree, with new adaptations and arrangements by composer Shelley Washington on May 21, 22, and 28; followed by The Central Park Five by Anthony Davis & Richard Wesley conducted by Anthony Parnther at Jordan Auditorium in Long Beach on June 18, 19 and 25.

The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. Announces Emerging Playwrights Competition Photo The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. Announces Emerging Playwrights Competition
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022

One of the ways The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. (NEC) fulfills its mission to discover and nurture new, innovative works by skilled and creative artists is its NEC Cutting Edge Playhouse: Emerging Playwrights Competition, which will be mounted for the second time May 5 to 29, 2022.  

The Genesis Festival is returning to Crossroads Theatre Next Month Photo The Genesis Festival is returning to Crossroads Theatre Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Mar 18, 2022

The Genesis Festival is returning to Crossroads Theatre with six new productions that stand true to the theatre’s history of telling stories that highlight issues and start conversations across ethnic, racial, and cultural spectrums.

Portland Opera Presents The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Opera THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE Photo Portland Opera Presents The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Opera THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 18, 2022

Portland Opera continues the 2021/22 season with¬†The Central Park Five, composed by Anthony Davis with a libretto by Richard Wesley. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2020,¬†The Central Park Five¬†is set in New York City in the late 80s‚ÄĒwhen five Black and Latino teenagers were falsely accused of rape and assault and coerced into confession. Their high-profile case spiraled out of control, turning the accused, and their families, into victims of prejudice and grave injustice.¬†¬†

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre Announces World Premiere of GONG LUM'S LEGACY Photo Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre Announces World Premiere of GONG LUM'S LEGACY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 11, 2022

Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre in association with The Peccadillo Theater Company will present the World Premiere of Gong Lum’s Legacy by Charles L. White.

OPERA America Announces The 2022 Recipients Of Repertoire Development Grants Photo OPERA America Announces The 2022 Recipients Of Repertoire Development Grants
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 7, 2022

OPERA America has announced the recipients of the 2022 Repertoire Development Grants: American Lyric Theater (New York, NY); Beth Morrison Projects (New York, NY); Houston Grand Opera (Houston, TX); Lyric Opera of Chicago (Chicago, IL); MassOpera (Salem, MA); Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (St. Louis, MO); Pensacola Opera (Pensacola, FL) and OperaDelaware (Wilmington, DE); and Virginia Opera (Norfolk, VA). A total of $225,000 was awarded to eight projects (see below) by these nine companies.

OPERA America Awards Opera Grants For Women Stage Directors And Conductors Photo OPERA America Awards Opera Grants For Women Stage Directors And Conductors
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 26, 2022

OPERA America has announced the recipients of the 2022 Opera Grants for Women Stage Directors and Conductors. The program incentivizes companies to hire women in these key artistic roles in order to enrich the production and performance of new operas and works from the inherited repertoire; introduce audiences to the talent and insight of new artists, and inspire future generations of creative artists who identify as women. 

BWW Opera Preview: If You're Dreaming of Live Opera, Here Are Some to Think About Thi Photo BWW Opera Preview: If You're Dreaming of Live Opera, Here Are Some to Think About This Spring
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 18, 2022

Can we talk‚ÄĒabout live opera in New York and elsewhere on the East Coast in the coming months?

Manhattan Theatre Club Announces New Commissioning Program, New Slate Of Commissions  Photo Manhattan Theatre Club Announces New Commissioning Program, New Slate Of Commissions and Inaugural Groundworks Lab For New Work Development
by Stephi Wild - Oct 27, 2021

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced a robust slate of playwright commissions through Manhattan Theatre Club's new partnership with the Edgerton Foundation, as well as a new round of commissions supported by ongoing partnerships with Bobbie Olsen and other donors.

Richard Wesley Videos

STAGE TUBE: MTC Celebrates Lynne Meadow With Nathan Lane, Christine Baranski and More
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2012

Manhattan Theatre Club has created a special short film in celebration of Lynne Meadow's 40th anniversary as the visionary and artistic leader of the organization. The film premiered on Monday, June 18 during a special tribute event honoring Meadow at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre - now view the video below!


Richard Wesley Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Richard Wesley written?
Richard Wesley has written 2 shows including The Mighty Gents (Playwright), On the Road to Babylon (Bookwriter).

What awards has Richard Wesley been nominated for?
Most Promising Playwright (Drama Desk Awards) for The Black Terror .

What awards has Richard Wesley won?
Most Promising Playwright (Drama Desk Awards) for The Black Terror.