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American Shakespeare Center Announces Summer 2020 'SafeStart' Programming Photo American Shakespeare Center Announces Summer 2020 'SafeStart' Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 12, 2020

American Shakespeare Center today announced its Summer 2020 'SafeStart' programming - an integrated approach to live and digital theatre that will offer two productions performed under a carefully developed series of mitigation protocols designed to keep actors, staff, and audiences safe.

American Shakespeare Center Adds National Tour Production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREA Photo American Shakespeare Center Adds National Tour Production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Streaming Platform
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2020

American Shakespeare Center announced today the addition of Midsummer 90 to their newly established streaming platform, BlkFrsTV. The National Tour company's family-friendly, intermission-less adaptation of Shakespeare's most beloved comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream can now be streamed direct to a home or virtual classroom.

American Shakespeare Center Will Livestream Full Performance of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S D Photo American Shakespeare Center Will Livestream Full Performance of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 20, 2020

In response to the nationwide crisis, American Shakespeare Center is going to attempt their first-ever livestream of a full performance: ASC's National Tour production of a special 90 minute adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Eric Tucker & Nancy Anderson Join ASC's Summer/Fall Repertory Photo Eric Tucker & Nancy Anderson Join ASC's Summer/Fall Repertory
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 20, 2019

2014 Wall Street Journal director of the year Eric Tucker brings his irreverent embrace of Shaw's whimsy to American Shakespeare Center (ASC) with a production of Caesar and Cleopatra sure to leave audiences breathless with laughter and enthralled by the ensemble's imagination and versatility.

Eric Tucker & Nancy Anderson Join ASC Summer/Fall Repertory Photo Eric Tucker & Nancy Anderson Join ASC Summer/Fall Repertory
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 20, 2019

2014 Wall Street Journal director of the year Eric Tucker brings his irreverent embrace of Shaw's whimsy to American Shakespeare Center (ASC) with a production of Caesar and Cleopatra sure to leave audiences breathless with laughter and enthralled by the ensemble's imagination and versatility.

American Shakespeare Center Announces 2020 Programming Photo American Shakespeare Center Announces 2020 Programming
by Julie Musbach - Aug 13, 2019

In a Sunday presentation broadcast from the stage of the Blackfriars Playhouse - the world's only recreation of Shakespeare's indoor theatre - American Shakespeare Center (ASC) Artistic Director Ethan McSweeny announced the fifteen plays produced over three distinct seasons that will comprise the company's 2020 artistic programming, his second year and first full season at the helm.

American Shakespeare Center Promises Epic Roman Repertory Season Photo American Shakespeare Center Promises Epic Roman Repertory Season
by Julie Musbach - Jul 25, 2019

The American Shakespeare Center (ASC) welcomes guests for a special destination weekend August 9-11 when George Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra joins Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra to complete the three-part Roman adventure at the Blackfriars Playhouse.

Su Pollard Heads The Cast Of The UK Tour Of HOT FLUSH THE MUSICAL Photo Su Pollard Heads The Cast Of The UK Tour Of HOT FLUSH THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Jul 17, 2019

After four sell-out tours, Hot Flush the Musical returns to the stage in 2019 - for the first time in five years - with a major UK Tour, kicking off at the New Theatre Royal Lincoln on Thursday 12 September.

American Shakespeare Center Winter Season Takes Deep Dive Into Elizabethan Rehearsal  Photo American Shakespeare Center Winter Season Takes Deep Dive Into Elizabethan Rehearsal Conditions; Creates Memorable, Actor-driven Productions
by Julie Musbach - Jan 14, 2019

The American Shakespeare Center (ASC) Winter Season: The Actors' Renaissance began previews this past weekend of The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV, Part 1.

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey Held Annual Bourbon Bash Photo Visual Arts Center of New Jersey Held Annual Bourbon Bash
by Stephi Wild - Nov 7, 2018

On Friday, October 26, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey held its annual fall fundraising event, Bourbon Bash: Going Hog Wild for Art, with the unique theme contributing to a fun party atmosphere in the Art Center studios and galleries. Nearly $30,000 was raised through a combination of ticket sales, sponsorships, and revenue from a silent art auction featuring work created by outsider and self-taught artists.

American Shakespeare Center Celebrates 30 Years; Honors Ty Jones And Citizens Of Stau Photo American Shakespeare Center Celebrates 30 Years; Honors Ty Jones And Citizens Of Staunton
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2018

The American Shakespeare Center (ASC) commemorates three decades of Shakespeare by honoring Classical Theatre of Harlem Artistic Director Ty Jones and the Citizens of Staunton, Virginia at its 30th Anniversary Gala today, September 22 at the Blackfriars Playhouse and Stonewall Jackson Hotel. The celebration will include a diverse array of ASC artists ranging from members of the original Shenandoah Shakespeare Express touring company to recent ASC Theatre Camp students.

American Shakespeare Center Celebrates 30 Years; Honors Ty Jones And Citizens Of Stau Photo American Shakespeare Center Celebrates 30 Years; Honors Ty Jones And Citizens Of Staunton
by Julie Musbach - Sep 18, 2018

The American Shakespeare Center (ASC) commemorates three decades of Shakespeare by honoring Classical Theatre of Harlem Artistic Director Ty Jones and the Citizens of Staunton, Virginia at its 30th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, September 22 at the Blackfriars Playhouse and Stonewall Jackson Hotel. The celebration will include a diverse array of ASC artists ranging from members of the original Shenandoah Shakespeare Express touring company to recent ASC Theatre Camp students.

American Shakespeare Center To Host 'ShakesFear' Book Signing Photo American Shakespeare Center To Host 'ShakesFear' Book Signing
by Julie Musbach - Sep 6, 2018

The American Shakespeare Center (ASC) will host a book signing of co-founder Dr. Ralph Alan Cohen's book 'ShakesFear and How to Cure It' on Wednesday, September 12 at 5:30pm at the Blackfriars Playhouse. At the signing, Professor Cohen, using scenes from As You Like It, will demonstrate how Shakespeare's language is our own. The event is open to all.

Ethan McSweeny Named New Artistic Director Of American Shakespeare Center In Staunton Photo Ethan McSweeny Named New Artistic Director Of American Shakespeare Center In Staunton, VA
by Stephi Wild - Jun 26, 2018

The American Shakespeare Center (ASC) today announced that the company has chosen Ethan McSweeny, an internationally acclaimed theatre artistwith more than 80 productions to his credit, as its new Artistic Director.

30th Anniversary Artistic Year Begins At Blackfriars Playhouse Photo 30th Anniversary Artistic Year Begins At Blackfriars Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Jun 18, 2018

The American Shakespeare Center (ASC) began its 30th Anniversary Artistic Year with the launch of the 2018 Summer/Fall Season and a performance of As You Like It on June 13. The 2018 Summer/Fall Season will also feature a world-premiere adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma by Emma Whipday, Richard III, and George Etherege's The Man of Mode.

New Business Writing Book Shows Entrepreneurs How to 'Write a Book in a Flash' Photo New Business Writing Book Shows Entrepreneurs How to 'Write a Book in a Flash'
by Robert Diamond - Apr 18, 2018

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey Celebrates Successful Gala Photo Visual Arts Center of New Jersey Celebrates Successful Gala
by Julie Musbach - Mar 19, 2018

On Saturday, March 3, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey held its largest fundraising event of the year, the annual spring gala "Graffiti & Glam." The sold-out event, held at the Art Center in Summit, raised funds to support the Art Center's main programs, including community outreach projects and scholarships. The evening featured live music, a seated dinner, signature cocktails sponsored by Absolut, and both silent and live auctions.

American Shakespeare Center Closes Submissions For First Round Of Shakespeare's New C Photo American Shakespeare Center Closes Submissions For First Round Of Shakespeare's New Contemporaries
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 26, 2018

The American Shakespeare Center (ASC) closed submissions for the first round of the Shakespeare's New Contemporaries Project on February 15 at 11:59 pm PST. The company received 189 complete and eligible submissions from thirty-two US states and internationally from 10 countries. The Shakespeare's New Contemporaries Project is a twenty-year initiative to discover, develop, and produce plays that are inspired by and in conversation with Shakespeare's work.

Marin Shakespeare Company's Lesley Currier Named 2017 Burbage Award Recipient Photo Marin Shakespeare Company's Lesley Currier Named 2017 Burbage Award Recipient
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 4, 2017

American Shakespeare Center (ASC) Co-Founder and Director of Mission Ralph Alan Cohen presented the 2017 Burbage Award to Lesley Currier, Founding Managing Director of Marin Shakespeare Company. The American Shakespeare Center presents the prestigious Burbage Award annually to a person whose work has advanced the love and enjoyment of the works of William Shakespeare through the public production of his plays.

BWW Review: HENRY IV - Hidden Room Rocks Shakespearean History Photo BWW Review: HENRY IV - Hidden Room Rocks Shakespearean History
by Lynn Beaver - Sep 18, 2017

Shakespeare's HENRY IV (Part 1) is easily the most entertaining of his history plays and Hidden Room pulls out all the stops to wring every moment of excitement from the story. Director Beth Burns, using a script cut by American Shakespeare Center's Dr. Ralph Alan Cohen, presents a stellar cast at the top of their game to the utter delight of every audience member.

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