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The Drama League Announces Its 2019 Directors-In-ResidenceThe Drama League Announces Its 2019 Directors-In-Residence
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director) has announced the theater directors chosen to develop new plays and musicals as part of the 2019 Drama League Artist Residency Program. Public work-in-progress presentations of each residency will be held periodically throughout the year at The Drama League Theater Center, 32 Avenue of the Americas, in Tribeca. Schedules for the presentations, which are open to the public, will be available throughout 2019 at www.dramaleague.org or by calling (212) 244-9494. (more...)

Vineyard Theatre Names Whitney White Recipient of 2018 Susan Stroman Directing AwardVineyard Theatre Names Whitney White Recipient of 2018 Susan Stroman Directing Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that the 2018 Susan Stroman Directing Award will be presented to Whitney White on Sunday, December 16 at The Vineyard's 2nd annual Open House from 3-7pm. (more...)

Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Announces 2018 GrantsVirginia B. Toulmin Foundation Announces 2018 Grants
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation announced its 2018 grants in The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation's Women Playwrights Commissioning Program. These grants fund commissions for female playwrights at selected theaters nationwide. The 2018 recipients are: (more...)

Aleshea Harris's WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN Extends Through December 16Aleshea Harris's WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN Extends Through December 16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

The Movement Theatre Company is proud to announce the extension of the New York Premiere production of WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN by Aleshea Harris (Is God Is), directed by Whitney White (Macbeth in Stride). Originally scheduled to play its final performance on December 8,  2018, WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN will now play an additional week through December 16, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: Aleshea Harris's WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Flash: Aleshea Harris's WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

The Movement Theatre Company (David Mendizabal, Deadria Harrington, Eric Lockley, and Taylor Reynolds - Producing Artistic Leadership Team) is proud to present the New York Premiere production of WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN by Aleshea Harris (Is God Is), directed by Whitney White (Macbeth in Stride) at the A.R.T./New York Theatres in the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre from November 11, 2018 - December 8, 2018. Opening night will be Monday, November 19, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN, Opening TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

The Movement Theatre Company presents the New York Premiere production of WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN by Aleshea Harris (Is God Is), directed by Whitney White (Macbeth in Stride) at the A.R.T./New York Theatres in the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre from November 11, 2018 - December 8, 2018. Opening night will be Monday, November 19, 2018. (more...)

The Movement Theatre Company Announces Cast of WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWNThe Movement Theatre Company Announces Cast of WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

The Movement Theatre Company announces complete casting for the New York Premiere production of WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN by Aleshea Harris (Is God Is), directed by Whitney White (Macbeth in Stride) at the A.R.T./New York Theatres in the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre from November 11, 2018 - December 8, 2018. Opening night will be Monday, November 19, 2018. (more...)

Black Theater Fall Preview BLACK PLAYWRIGHTS: THEY SPEAK, WHO LISTENS? Comes to the Vineyard TheatreBlack Theater Fall Preview BLACK PLAYWRIGHTS: THEY SPEAK, WHO LISTENS? Comes to the Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Today, influencer and talent manager ChiChi Anyanwu of the NYC Black Theater Network, Marcia Pendelton, President of Walk Tall Girl Productions/Black Theater Online, and the award-winning Vineyard Theatre (Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern, Artistic Directors; Suzanne Appel, Managing Director) announced BLACK PLAYWRIGHTS: THEY SPEAK. WHO LISTENS? A Black Theater Fall Preview: Off Broadway Edition. The event is scheduled at Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15th Street) on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Four-time Tony Award-winning producer Ron Simons of SimonSays Entertainment (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Porgy & Bess, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Jitney) will host the program whose purpose is to bring attention to the unprecedented number of plays by black playwrights being produced Off-Broadway this season. (more...)

NYC Black Theater Network, Walk Tall Girl Productions/Black Theater Online, Vineyard Theatre Present BLACK PLAYWRIGHTS: THEY SPEAK, WHO LISTENSNYC Black Theater Network, Walk Tall Girl Productions/Black Theater Online, Vineyard Theatre Present BLACK PLAYWRIGHTS: THEY SPEAK, WHO LISTENS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

Today ChiChi Anyanwu of the NYC Black Theater Network, Marcia Pendelton, President of Walk Tall Girl Productions/Black Theater Online, and the award-winning Vineyard Theatre announced BLACK PLAYWRIGHTS: THEY SPEAK. WHO LISTENS? A Black Theater Fall Preview: Off Broadway Edition. (more...)

SWEAT Offers A Compelling Portrait Of Pride And Survival At Cleveland Play HouseSWEAT Offers A Compelling Portrait Of Pride And Survival At Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

Cleveland Play House (CPH) brings to life Lynn Nottage's complex story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rust Belt drama Sweat.  Set in Reading, PA, this relevant story offers audience members suspense through its intricate portrayal of characters battling to survive in a city crippled by economic stagnation. CPH Artistic Director Laura Kepley will direct. Previews begin on October 13th, with press opening on October 19th at the Outcalt Theatre in Playhouse Square. This production is sponsored by Great Lakes Brewing Company. (more...)

BWW Review: Mixed Blood Theatre's Regional Premiere of the Revenge Fantasy Play IS GOD IS is Filled with Shocking Surprises from Delightful to HorrificBWW Review: Mixed Blood Theatre's Regional Premiere of the Revenge Fantasy Play IS GOD IS is Filled with Shocking Surprises from Delightful to Horrific
by Jill Schafer - Sep 27, 2018

Playwright Aleshea Harris' play IS GOD IS, receiving just its second production at Minneapolis' Mixed Blood Theatre, is a revenge play. More than that, it's a revenge fantasy. Filled with the kind of vengeance that we don't resort to in real life because we're civilized people, but it sure is fun to think about. When you hear of a man who does horrible things to his wife and/or children, or even worse, experience it first hand, there's a part of the primal brain that wants to deliver an eye for an eye. This play is the cathartic fulfillment of those desires. It reminds me of the Dixie Chicks' song 'Goodbye Earl,' in which two friends conspire to kill the abusive husband of one of them. Critics cried - you're advocating violence and murder, how horrible! No - it's fiction, art, fantasy, metaphor, seeing an evil someone get what they deserve, if only in our imagination. Such is IS GOD IS, tenfold, in all its horrific yet somehow satisfying violence to avenge great hurts against one's self and loved ones. (more...)

Soho Rep Announces 2018-19 SeasonSoho Rep Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Soho Rep. announces its 2018-2019 season, with two world premieres that demonstrate the small but flexible space's "indispensible" (New York Magazine) presence as "a 70-seat house filled with big ideas" (Hilton Als, The New Yorker). Through singular and irreverent stylistic approaches, Kate Tarker's Thunderbodies,directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz (October 16-November 18, 2018), and Christopher Chen's Passage, directed by Saheem Ali (April 23-May 26, 2019),interrogate the staggering ramifications of U.S and global imperialism. (more...)

Scott Rudin and A24 Team Up to Adapt Aleshea Harris' Play IS GOD ISScott Rudin and A24 Team Up to Adapt Aleshea Harris' Play IS GOD IS
by TV News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

Aleshea Harris' award winning play, Is God Is will be adapted for the screen by Scott Rudin and A24, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Harris will adapt her own work for the screen. (more...)

Movement Theatre Co Presents The World Premiere Of WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWNMovement Theatre Co Presents The World Premiere Of WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

The Movement Theatre Company announces the World Premiere production of WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN (more...)

IS GOD IS Opens September 21 At Mixed Blood TheatreIS GOD IS Opens September 21 At Mixed Blood Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

Mixed Blood is the only regional theater in America producing, in the playwright's words, this "nuanced exploration of Black female anger."  IS GOD IS "explores the taboo of black female anger and the complexity of survival. It's terrifyingly funny and absurdly violent. It's about love and loyalty sisterhood and rivalry," says director Nataki Garrett. (more...)

Vineyard Theatre Announces THIS LAND WAS MADE by Tori SampsonVineyard Theatre Announces THIS LAND WAS MADE by Tori Sampson
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce casting for Vineyard Theatre's Developmental Lab production of Tori Sampson's THIS LAND WAS MADE, directed by Whitney White. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

The 2017 Relentless Award, in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman, was presented Monday evening, June 25, 2018, to Gracie Gardner for her play Pussy Sludge. (more...)

Mixed Blood Announces 2018-19 SeasonMixed Blood Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Mixed Blood Theatre is pleased to announce its 2018-19 Season, Transforming the Impossible to the Probable. Speaking truth to power and upending the status quo through theater via provocative programming in which comedy, drama, satire, and extravaganza take on Me Too, automation, Black Lives Matter, abortion, climate change, gender identity, NFL player protests, and, throughout everything, race. The season will put on display Mixed Blood's core value to be predictably unpredictable. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Stars Align Backstage at the 2018 Obie Awards!Photo Coverage: The Stars Align Backstage at the 2018 Obie Awards!
by Jennifer Broski - May 22, 2018

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President and CEO) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, President and CEO) announced the winners of the 63rd Annual Obie Awards® last night, May 21 at Terminal 5. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the Obie Awards!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the Obie Awards!
by Jennifer Broski - May 22, 2018

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President and CEO) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, President and CEO) announced the winners of the 63rd Annual Obie Awards® last night, May 21 at Terminal 5. (more...)

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