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Sam Hamashima (them+) is an artist based in unceded Lenape Land known as New York City. Hamashima also holds space for the Tuscarora whose Lands, including North Carolina, nurtured them and their artistic voice. Sam Hamashima’s work ranges from script to visual poetry with an emphasis on empowerment, change, and healing. Works include: American Spies and Other Homegrown Fables (The Hub Theatre, Winner of the 2018 Kennedy Center Undergraduate Playwrights’ Award, University of Michigan Hopwood Award in Drama) and Supposed Home (Seattle Public Theater, Finalist – Seven Devils Playwrights Conference). They are the second recipient of Seattle Public Theatre’s Emerald Prize and are currently under commission from Lexington Children’s Theatre. BFA in Musical Theatre, University of Michigan.

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COMING TO AMERICA: A TIPSY STAGED READING & More Set for The Movement Theatre Company Spring 2024 Programming

The Movement Theatre Company has unveiled the line-up of special events, readings and residencies that will take place this spring. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Provincetown Theater to Present 4-STAR SOLO SHOW FESTIVAL

From the legendary wit of Dorothy Parker to the pizazz of a Broadway baby, and from one ripe-n-ready “banana” to a single woman's journey through a Scottish horror story, the second production of Provincetown Theater's 60th Anniversary Season will mark the return of another wildly diverse 4-Star Solo Show Festival, performing throughout the month of June at the company's playhouse at 238 Bradford Street in Provincetown, MA.

The Fled Collective to Present SERIALS, Season 2, Cycle 6 at The Flea This Month

SERIALS is a raucous night of serialized plays featuring The Fled's resident actors and some of NYC's hottest rising playwrights and directors. Teams perform original short episodic plays, while the audience votes for its favorites to return with a new installment. Cycle 6 of SERIALS performances will be in The Siggy at The Flea Theater on February 9-11, and February 23-25 at 9:00 pm.

Jo Ellen Pellman & More to Star in Live Podcast Recording Of AMERICAN SPIES By Sam Hamashima

The Parsnip Ship will present a free in-person podcast recording of AMERICAN SPIES by Sam Hamashima. The event will be held Monday, January 30, 2023 at The Mark O'Donnell Theater in Downtown Brooklyn at 7:30pm.

The Parsnip Ship Announces Season Six Programming

​​​​​​​The Parsnip Ship (Artistic Director + Host, Iyvon E.) has announced their 2023 programming with live play recording dates for Season Six featuring queer playwrights and for the Radio Roots Writers' Group.

Ars Nova Announces February 2023 Lineup Featuring Rachel Lark & More

Ars Nova has announce details for performances taking place in February 2023. Singer/songwriter, producer, and playwright Rachel Lark takes center stage in Rachel Lark: Anthems & Confessions For A Complicated World on February 3.

The Fled Collective to Present SERIALS, Cycle 5: The Return Of The Popular Late Night Short Play Competition

The beloved late-night play competition is BACK, reclaimed, and newly imagined to prioritize BIPOC and Queer voices.

The Fled Collective to Present SERIALS, Cycle 4 in The Siggy at The Flea Theater Beginning This Month

Cycle 4 of SERIALS performances will be in The Siggy at The Flea Theater on October 27-29, and November 3-7 at 9:00 pm.

The Fled Collective Presents SERIALS, Cycle 3: The Third Installment Of The Popular Late Night Short Play Competition!

SERIALS is a raucous night of serialized plays featuring The Fled's resident actors and some of NYC's hottest rising playwrights and directors. Teams perform original short episodic plays, while the audience votes for its favorites to return with a new installment. Cycle 3 of SERIALS performances will be in The Siggy at The Flea Theater on September 8-10, and September 15-17 at 9:00 pm. Tickets are available for $17 through Eventbrite. SERIALS will return for the next installment in October.

L Morgan Lee Joins Creative Team for BREAKING THE BINARY THEATRE FESTIVAL - Playing This October

Tony Award nominee L Morgan Lee (she/her, A Strange Loop) will direct the final evening of Breaking the Binary Theatre Festival – an evening of 15 newly commissioned monologues created by members of the TNB2S+ community - on Sunday October 16 at 7:00pm at Theatre Row’s first floor space, Theatre One.

Tickets Available For SERIALS, Cycle 2: The Return Of The Popular Late Night Short Play Competition!

SERIALS was originally created by Dominic Spillane and Stephen Stout and further developed by members of The Flea Theater's former resident artist companies.

Theatre Raleigh To Present Telly Leung Directed Production Of YELLOW FACE Beginning 6/22

Yellow Face, directed by Telly Leung for Theatre Raleigh, blurs the lines between truth and fiction blur with hilarious and moving resulting in David Henry Hwang's unreliable memoir. Yellow Face plays June 22-July 3rd at the TR Studio Theatre, with tickets starting at $30.

San Francisco Playhouse Announces Updates To New Works Program

San Francisco Playhouse  continued its commitment to developing new plays and nurturing the voices of active writers with the selection of seven playwrights comprising the fourth and fifth years of the company's Five-Year Commission Program.

TheatreWorks Partners With Stanford For NEW WORKS NEXT GENERATION, February 27-28

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announces that it has partnered with Stanford University again to present New Works Next Generation, a play festival offering three dynamic new plays about race and identity, non-binary sexualities, and ethnic oppression in times of crisis.

The Tank Announces Director's Showcase

The Tank will feature a Director's Showcase produced by Dennis Corsi (Artistic Director of The Fresh Fruit Festival and Director of New Works at Live & In Color) featuring excerpts from bold new work from five directors and six emerging playwrights.

ROMY AND MICHELE: The Musical Will Hold Developmental Workshop This Month

Get the scoop on the new musical, based on the 1997 cult classic, Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, is written by the film’s screenwriter, Robin Schiff, features a thrilling new score by Gwendolyn Sanford and Brandon Jay (“Orange is the New Black”), choreography by Peggy Hickey (Anastasia), scenic design by Scott Pask (Waitress, Mean Girls) and is directed by Kristin Hanggi (Broadway's Rock of Ages).

BWW Interview: Jessica Bird Beza of BAY AREA PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL at Playwrights Foundation Uplifts the Work of a Diverse Array of Theater Makers

Pulitzer winners Paula Vogel, Katori Hall, Annie Baker & Sam Shepard are just 4 of the many celebrated playwrights whose work was developed in the Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF). Established in 1976 and currently led by Playwrights Foundation’s Executive Artistic Director Jessica Bird Beza, this year’s BAPF runs July 16-25, featuring 5 very different new works. Casts include acclaimed actors such as Emily Kuroda. BroadwayWorld recently caught up with Beza to talk about the festival.

Bay Area Playwrights Fest Announces Artists and Added Events

The casts for BAPF’s live streamed readings spotlight acclaimed actors including TV/film actor and theatre mainstay Emily Kuroda, known for her role as Mrs. Kim in “Gilmore Girls,” as well as Bay Area theatre veterans Halili Knox, Tasi Alabastro, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro and Michael Ray Wisely, plus many others.

Updated Lineup Announced For Bay Area Playwrights Festival

Real Time remix is a new selection of short works in which four storytellers crisscross paths across dimensions as they seek to survive the weight of white words and thrive. Learn more about the performances and how to view them here!

Five Bold Plays Unveiled For 2021 Bay Area Playwrights Festival

Playwrights Foundation, the West Coast's premier launchpad for plays and playwrights, has announced the lineup for the 44th annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival, scheduled to stream online.

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