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History Matters/Back to the Future Has Announced Leah Barsanti as the Winner of This  Photo History Matters/Back to the Future Has Announced Leah Barsanti as the Winner of This Year's Judith Barlow Prize
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020

Not-for-profit History Matters/Back to the Future has announced its winner for this year's Judith Barlow Prize. The Annual Judith Barlow Prize is awarded to a student playwright for an exceptional one-act play inspired by the work of an historic female playwright. The student winner of the prize receives a $2,500 award and a reading of their work in New York City, with a $500 award to the professor of the course in which the inspiring play was taught.

Applications Are Now Open For This Year's Judith Barlow Prize Photo Applications Are Now Open For This Year's Judith Barlow Prize
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019

Not-for-profit History Matters/Back to the Future is accepting applications for this year's Judith Barlow Prize now through December 31st. The Annual Judith Barlow Prize is awarded to a student playwright for an exceptional one-act play inspired by the work of an historic female playwright. Annually, the first place student winner of the prize receives a $2,500 award and a reading of their work in New York City, with a $500 award to the participating professor.

The Kennedy Center Announces 50th KCACTF National Festival Photo The Kennedy Center Announces 50th KCACTF National Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosts more than 120 outstanding theater students from colleges and universities across the nation as part of the 50th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), which runs April 16-20, 2019 in multiple locations throughout the Center. The Center also announced the national awardees for the KCACTF. Selected awardees and representatives will be brought to Washington, D.C. for an expense-paid trip to participate in the National Festival. These student artists from across the United States have been recognized for their outstanding work from the eight regional festivals that were held January 8 through February 28, 2019.

Winner Announced Of Judith Barlow Prize From National Not-For-Profit History Matters/ Photo Winner Announced Of Judith Barlow Prize From National Not-For-Profit History Matters/Back To The Future
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

Not-for-profit History Matters/Back to the Future has announced its winner for this year's Judith Barlow Prize. The Annual Judith Barlow Prize is awarded to a student playwright for an exceptional one-act play inspired by the work of an historic female playwright. Annually, the first place student winner of the prize receives a $2,500 award and a reading of their work in New York City, with a $500 award to the participating professor. The second place student winner receives a $1,000 award. 

Applications Now Open For This Year's Judith Barlow Prize Photo Applications Now Open For This Year's Judith Barlow Prize
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Not-for-profit History Matters/Back to the Future is accepting applications for this year's Judith Barlow Prize now through December 31st. The Annual Judith Barlow Prize is awarded to a student playwright for an exceptional one-act play inspired by the work of an historic female playwright. Annually, the first place student winner of the prize receives a $2,500 award and a reading of their work in New York City, with a $500 award to the participating professor. The second place student winner receives a $1,000 award. 

Charles Busch Steps In As Honorary Festival Playwright For 2018 Festival Photo Charles Busch Steps In As Honorary Festival Playwright For 2018 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

Samuel French announces that award-winning playwright and cabaret artist Charles Busch (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Psycho Beach Party, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom) has happily stepped in for the previously announced Lauren Yee (The King of the Yees, The Great Leap, The Hatmaker's Wife) who had to recuse herself due to a scheduling conflict.

Judges Announced For Samuel French OOB Festival Photo Judges Announced For Samuel French OOB Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, the nation's premier short play competition, takes place August 21-25 at The Vineyard's Dimson 15th Street Theatre. Chosen from over 850 submissions from the U.S. and abroad, 30 finalist plays and musicals, each running 10-30 minutes in length, will be presented. The Saturday, August 25th presentation is the culmination of the week-long festival at which the Samuel French staff will choose the winning six pieces for licensing and publication in an anthology.

Samuel French OOB Festival Tickets Are Now On Sale Photo Samuel French OOB Festival Tickets Are Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Samuel French's Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, the nation's premier short play competition, is excited to open 2018 ticket sales with an announcement of this year's Top 30 playwrights.

Not-for-Profit History Matters/Back to the Future Announces 2018 Judith Barlow Prize  Photo Not-for-Profit History Matters/Back to the Future Announces 2018 Judith Barlow Prize Winner
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

Not-for- profit History Matters/Back to the Future has announced the winner of their prestigious annual Judith Barlow Prize: Audrey Webb, who is currently pursuing a graduate degree at Texas State University.

BWW Interview: Breast Cancer and Drug Use and Nazis, Oh My! Jennifer Decker Talks the MUSEUM OF DYSFUNCTION IX
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Breast cancer, drug use, Nazis -- sounds like the MUSEUM OF DYSFUNCTION is back.

BWW Interview: Breast Cancer and Drug Use and Nazis, Oh My! Jennifer Decker Talks the MUSEUM OF DYSFUNCTION IX
by Natalie de la Garza - Jun 9, 2017

Breast cancer, drug use, Nazis -- sounds like the MUSEUM OF DYSFUNCTION is back.

Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company to Produce Ninth Annual Museum of Dysfunction
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

For the ninth year running, Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company (MU) will produce two weekends of new works at the annual Museum of Dysfunction short play festival. The festival has become a staple of the summer theatre calendar featuring local talent and plays that probe the dark and funny edges of the everyday. Nineteen short plays were selected from over 100 entries by emerging and established writers nationwide, with nine spots held exclusively for high school and college students as a way to encourage their craft and build their portfolio. The festival will run over two consecutive weekends: June 29-July 1 and July 6-8, 2017 at Studio 101 in Spring Street Studios, located minutes from downtown Houston in Historic First Ward.

Photo Flash: terraNOVA and The Playground's DON CHIPOTLE Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2015

terraNOVA Collective and The Playground Theater, in association with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, present the world premiere of DON CHIPOTLE by Juan Francisco Villa (Empanada for a Dream), directed by Jo Cattell. A new Latino superhero is born in this epic coming-of-age adventure, told through theatre, puppetry, animation, music and a children's choir. DON CHIPOTLE will play through September 27, 2015 at the Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph St. in Chicago. Press performances are tonight, August 29 at 7:30 pm and tomorrow, August 30 at 2 pm. BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast in action below!

Photo Flash: First Look at Juan Francisco Villa's DON CHIPOTLE at the Storefront Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

terraNOVA Collective and The Playground Theater, in association with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, are pleased to announce the world premiere of DON CHIPOTLE by Juan Francisco Villa (Empanada for a Dream), directed by Jo Cattell. A new Latino superhero is born in this epic coming-of-age adventure, told through theatre, puppetry, animation, music and a children's choir. DON CHIPOTLE will play August 25 - September 27, 2015 at the Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph St. in Chicago.  Tickets are currently available at tix.com. For additional information, visit www.theadventuresofdonchipotle.com. The press performances are Saturday, August 29 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, August 30 at 2 pm. 

Photo Flash: First Look at terraNOVA and The Playground's DON CHIPOTLE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

terraNOVA Collective and The Playground Theater, in association with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, present the world premiere of DON CHIPOTLE by Juan Francisco Villa (Empanada for a Dream), directed by Jo Cattell. A new Latino superhero is born in this epic coming-of-age adventure, told through theatre, puppetry, animation, music and a children's choir. DON CHIPOTLE will play through September 27, 2015 at the Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph St. in Chicago. Press performances are Saturday, August 29 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, August 30 at 2 pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Juan Francisco Villa's DON CHIPOTLE Makes World Premiere at the Storefront Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

terraNOVA Collective and The Playground Theater, in association with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, are pleased to announce the world premiere of DON CHIPOTLE by Juan Francisco Villa (Empanada for a Dream), directed by Jo Cattell. A new Latino superhero is born in this epic coming-of-age adventure, told through theatre, puppetry, animation, music and a children's choir. DON CHIPOTLE will play tonight, August 25 - September 27, 2015 at the Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph St. in Chicago. 

Juan Francisco Villa's DON CHIPOTLE to Make World Premiere at the Storefront Theater Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

terraNOVA Collective and The Playground Theater, in association with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, are pleased to announce the world premiere of DON CHIPOTLE by Juan Francisco Villa (Empanada for a Dream), directed by Jo Cattell. A new Latino superhero is born in this epic coming-of-age adventure, told through theatre, puppetry, animation, music and a children's choir. DON CHIPOTLE will play August 25 - September 27, 2015 at the Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph St. in Chicago. 

Fox Valley Rep to Present CHRISTMAS ON BROADWAY, 11/13-12/31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2014

Fox Valley Repertory concludes their 2014 theater series with Rick Lewis' holiday music revue, Christmas on Broadway. Directed by Kyle Donahue and music directed by Ilana Atkins, performances will take place on the Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage November 13 - December 31, 2014.(4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL; box office 630-584-6342).

Fox Valley Rep's Youth Ensemble to Present LEGALLY BLONDE, Now thru 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2014

Director and Choreographer Jacque Lueken of Fox Valley Repertory and the Youth Ensemble present Legally Blonde Jr. to the Fox Valley Area. Under the musical direction of Jeffrey Poindexter, the FVR Youth Ensemble brings this upbeat musical, based on the popular movie, to the Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage today, December 6-21, 2014 (4051 East Main Street, St. St. Charles).

Fox Valley Rep's Youth Ensemble to Present LEGALLY BLONDE, 12/6-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Director and Choreographer Jacque Lueken of Fox Valley Repertory and the Youth Ensemble present Legally Blonde Jr. to the Fox Valley Area. Under the musical direction of Jeffrey Poindexter, the FVR Youth Ensemble brings this upbeat musical, based on the popular movie, to the Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage December 6-21, 2014 (4051 East Main Street, St. St. Charles).

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