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The National Arts Club Awards $25,000 Kesselring Prize for Playwriting to Mona Mansou Photo The National Arts Club Awards $25,000 Kesselring Prize for Playwriting to Mona Mansour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2020

The 2020 Kesselring Prize for playwriting-a $25,000 award given annually to an outstanding playwright deserving of national recognition-will be given this year to Mona Mansour, it has been announced by The National Arts Club, which has bestowed the award since 1980.

FSU/Asolo Conservatory Announces Changes to the 2020-21 Season Photo FSU/Asolo Conservatory Announces Changes to the 2020-21 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020

In response to the ongoing public safety concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the FSU/Asolo Conservatory announced today that it is making adjustments to its 2020-21 season. The program is switching over to a two-show season with each show containing the full ensemble of student actors.

Crossroads Theatre Company Announces 2020-2021 Season Photo Crossroads Theatre Company Announces 2020-2021 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020

Crossroads Theatre Company's 2020-2021 season that kicks off October 6 will consist of a schedule of on-line (closed-captioned) and live theatrical productions, town hall conversations and fundraising events from its home stages at The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC) as well as from the stages of several of Crossroads producing partners around the U.S. and globally, Crossroads Theatre Company announced today.

BWW News: Syracuse Stage Announces Revised and Re-envisioned 2020/2021 Season Photo BWW News: Syracuse Stage Announces Revised and Re-envisioned 2020/2021 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020

Syracuse Stage has announced plans for adjustments to the 2020/2021 season in order to address the continuing impact of the Covid-19 virus. Three previously announced plays will be replaced in the six show season. The Cold Read Festival of New Plays returns with additional enhanced experiences. A series of community focused performances and conversations will be added and subscribers will be given access to a series of special interviews and behind the scenes looks guided by Syracuse Stage artistic leadership.

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Discusses Black Theatre United on CBS THIS MORNING Photo VIDEO: Audra McDonald Discusses Black Theatre United on CBS THIS MORNING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2020

Award-winning singer and actor Audra McDonald appeared on CBS This Morning today to discuss Black Theatre United, which seeks to create equality in the theater communities across the country.

Signature Theatre Presents Three-Part SigSpace Series Exploring TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES Photo Signature Theatre Presents Three-Part SigSpace Series Exploring TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020

Signature Theatre will host a series of events through their SigSpace virtual programming with Signature Playwright-in-Residence Anna Deavere Smith, exploring Smith's play, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 as it relates to current civil unrest awoken by the deaths of George Floyd and many others.

Theatrical Outfit To Launch DOWNTOWN DIALOGUES This Fall Photo Theatrical Outfit To Launch DOWNTOWN DIALOGUES This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2020

Back on March 9, 2020, then incoming Artistic Director Matt Torney gathered some of Theatrical Outfita??s (TO) biggest supporters to reveal the plan for the 2020 - 2021 Season.

BWW Interview: Joey Frangieh, Stephanie Loraine, And Sam Tanabe of THE GAY AGENDA Com Photo BWW Interview: Joey Frangieh, Stephanie Loraine, And Sam Tanabe of THE GAY AGENDA Commissioned by Boston Theatre Company
by Andrew Child - Sep 2, 2020

Following their 2017 documentary theatre project exploring the impact of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing, Finish Line, Boston Theatre Company has commissioned a new piece of documentary theatre about the varied experiences of the LGBTQ+ community, The Gay Agenda.

BWW Blog: 10 Performances That Impacted Me Photo BWW Blog: 10 Performances That Impacted Me
by Student Blogger: Brigid Pfeifer - Sep 1, 2020

For this particular blog post, Ia??ll be focusing on shows that I saw either on Broadway, Off-Broadway or regionally.

Laverne Cox, Anna Deavere Smith, Richard Smallwood, Dance Theatre Of Harlem Join Cast Photo Laverne Cox, Anna Deavere Smith, Richard Smallwood, Dance Theatre Of Harlem Join Cast Jessye Norman At 75: A Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2020

Black Opera Productions LLC, and Presenting Partner, Brookfield Place, will present Jessye Norman at 75: A Celebration LIVE on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 6:00 PM ET, to commemorate the legendary singer's first birthday in memoriam, presented in support of the Estate of Jessye Norman and Jessye Norman School of the Arts, and the forthcoming documentary film Black Opera. 

VIDEO: Vanessa Williams Talks About Black Theatre United on GOOD MORNING AMERICA Photo VIDEO: Vanessa Williams Talks About Black Theatre United on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2020

Vanessa Williams recently chatted with Good Morning America, where she talked about Black Theatre United, which she co-founded to help influence widespread reform within the industry.

Ava DuVernay Receives 27th Annual Dorothy & Lillian Gish Prize Photo Ava DuVernay Receives 27th Annual Dorothy & Lillian Gish Prize
by TV News Desk - Aug 6, 2020

The Gish Prize Trust today announced that writer, producer, director, and social justice activist Ava DuVernay has been selected to receive the 27th annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize in recognition of her ongoing achievements in inspiring change through the power of film and television.

Tune in Tomorrow for Black Theatre United's Virtual Town Hall With Viola Davis and Mo Photo Tune in Tomorrow for Black Theatre United's Virtual Town Hall With Viola Davis and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2020

Friday, July 24th at 7:00PM EST / 4:00PM PST, join Black Theatre United (BTU) member, actor and activist Viola Davis as she moderates a virtual Town Hall with Leader Stacey Abrams, Founder of Fair Fight and Fair Count and Dr. Jeanine Abrams McLean, Vice President of Fair Count, in a conversation titled 'Our Voices. Our Votes. Our Time.'

BWW Blog: 5 Ways to Pursue Theatre This Summer Photo BWW Blog: 5 Ways to Pursue Theatre This Summer
by Student Blogger: Laura Johnson - Jun 26, 2020

I'm not always perfect, but I have been better about finding what works for me and actually following through.

Ailey All Access to Present Streaming of A HYMN FOR ALVIN AILEY with Judith Jamison a Photo Ailey All Access to Present Streaming of A HYMN FOR ALVIN AILEY with Judith Jamison and Anna Deavere Smith
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2020

The Ailey organization continues striving to manifest founder Alvin Ailey's belief that 'dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people' during this challenging time through Ailey All Access, a series of online offerings including free streaming of performances, conversations and more.

BWW Review: Solon High grad produced a virtual concert, CWRU recognized for stellar t Photo BWW Review: Solon High grad produced a virtual concert, CWRU recognized for stellar theatre department, pride plays to be performed, Bard at the Gate and The Madness of G
by Roy Berko - Jun 16, 2020

Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, June 15- with Joshua Henry, Robin DeJesus and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, June 15- with Joshua Henry, Robin DeJesus and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2020

Today (June 15) in live streaming: The Shubert Foundation High School Theatre Festival, Joshua Henry and Robin DeJesus visit Stars in the House, and so much more!

92Y Announces New Date For THE GOOD FIGHT, Joe Iconis, and Talks About Sondheim And B Photo 92Y Announces New Date For THE GOOD FIGHT, Joe Iconis, and Talks About Sondheim And Bernstein
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2020

92Y has announced new dates for for The Good Fight, Joe Iconis, and talks about Sondheim and Bernstein.

VIDEO: Anna Deavere Smith Recalls the First Reading of TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 at Photo VIDEO: Anna Deavere Smith Recalls the First Reading of TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 at Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jun 11, 2020

Signature Theatre Residency 1 playwright Anna Deavere Smith speaks to her work at Signature's first play reading for Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992.

ZACH Theatre To Stream NOTES FROM THE FIELD With Community Conversations Photo ZACH Theatre To Stream NOTES FROM THE FIELD With Community Conversations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2020

As the country comes together to voice their dissent against countless injustices against Black Americans, ZACH Theatre announces the online release of its 2019 critically-acclaimed production Notes From The Field, a play by Anna Deavere Smith about racial inequity.

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