Play On Shakespeare Announces Actors And Directors For PLAY ON! Play On Shakespeare Announces Actors And Directors For PLAY ON!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019

Play On Shakespeare today announces an expansive list of compelling actors and dynamic directors confirmed to participate in the Play on! Festival, presented in association with Classic Stage Company (CSC) and Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF). Play on! features 39 readings of new, work-in-progress translations of Shakespeare's plays into contemporary modern English by some of today's most exciting playwrights-May 29-June 30 at the Lynn F. Angelson Theater at CSC (136 E. 13th Street). In 2015, Oregon Shakespeare Festival launched an ambitious 39-play, three-year commissioning project, Play on!, tasking 36 playwrights-more than half of whom were women and playwrights of color, each paired with a dramaturg-to translate Shakespeare's canon in celebration of the enduring impact of the Bard's work. Supported by a generous grant from the Hitz Foundation and inspired by long-time patron Dave Hitz's passion for Shakespeare, the project was and continues to be led by Lue Morgan Douthit. For more information, visit playonfestival.org. (more...)

Play On Shakespeare With CSC And OSF Present PLAY ON! FESTIVAL Play On Shakespeare With CSC And OSF Present PLAY ON! FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019

Play On Shakespeare in association with Classic Stage Company (CSC) and Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) presents the Play on! festival-featuring 39 readings of new, work-in-progress translations of Shakespeare's plays into contemporary modern English by some of today's most exciting playwrights-May 29-June 30 at the Lynn F. Angelson Theater at CSC (136 E. 13th Street).In 2015, Oregon Shakespeare Festival launched an ambitious 39-play, three-year commissioning project, Play on!, tasking 36 playwrights-more than half of whom were women and playwrights of color, each paired with a dramaturg-to translate Shakespeare's canon in celebration of the enduring impact of the Bard's work. Supported by a generous grant from the Hitz Foundation and inspired by long-time patron Dave Hitz's passion for Shakespeare, the project was and continues to be led by Lue Morgan Douthit. For more information, visit playonfestival.org. (more...)

Apply Now For 2018-19 Dance In Process Residencies at Gibney Dance Apply Now For 2018-19 Dance In Process Residencies at Gibney Dance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

Gibney Dance is pleased to announce that the application for the 2018-19 Dance in Process (DiP) residency program is now open! Thanks to generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, DiP provides immersive choreographic residencies for mid-career, New York City-based dance makers. (more...)

Join Dance/NYC for Disability Dance Artistry Conversation Series Join Dance/NYC for Disability Dance Artistry Conversation Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Please join Dance/NYC for a series of conversations about integrated and disability dance artistry, dance made and performed by and with disabled dancers. Organized around New York City metropolitan area performance activity at the nexus of disability and dance, the series features leading artists working at that nexus in conversation with their presenters. The goals of the series are to drive awareness and interest in dance made by and with disabled artists, capture and share lessons learned by featured artists, and generate dialogue and partnerships among attendees. Featured artists are grantees of Dance/NYC's Disability. Dance. Artistry. Fund, created to advance dance making by and with disabled artists. (more...)

Gibney Dance Names Ben Pryor Director of Performance & Residency Programs
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Gibney Dance has named Ben Pryor Director of Performance and Residency Programs. (more...)

Abrons Arts Center Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

On February 12, 1915, the Abrons Arts Center's Henry Street Settlement Playhouse opened its doors on the Lower East Side. Since that day, it has remained a vital cultural resource, providing audiences with artistically bold work while offering artists opportunities to dynamically grow. Since becoming Artistic Director in 2006, Jay Wegman has done much more than maintain "one of the last standing locations for avant-garde performance downtown" (The New York Times, 2009). He has created an arts venue that is unique to the city's cultural landscape, presenting an international mix of cutting-edge performing and visual artists, both established and emerging, from across the country and around the world, as well as from New York City. In a 2015 New York Times profile, Wegman says Abrons is "a place for people to succeed or fail or land somewhere in between." (more...)

Official: OSF to Translate Shakespeare's Plays for Modern Audiences
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival announced today the launch of a 39-play, three-year commissioning project, Play on! 36 playwrights translate Shakespeare. (more...)

Abrons Arts Center Sets 2015-16 Season of Theatre, Dance & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

On February 12, 1915, the Abrons Arts Center's Henry Street Settlement Playhouse opened its doors on the Lower East Side. Since that day, it has remained a vital cultural resource, providing audiences with artistically bold work while offering artists opportunities to dynamically grow. Since becoming Abrons Director in 2006, Jay Wegman has done much more than maintain 'one of the last standing locations for avant-garde performance downtown' (The New York Times, 2009). He has created an arts venue that is unique on the city's cultural landscape, presenting an international mix of cutting-edge performing and visual artists, both established and emerging, from across the country and around the world, as well as from New York City. (more...)

Okwui Okpokwasili Among New York Live Arts' 2015-16 Residency Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

New York Live Arts today announced the recipients of a number of new works residency programs for the 2015-16 season and beyond as part of its newly envisioned new work development program, reflecting a renewed, industry-leading commitment to the support of the creative process. The celebrated New York-based writer, performer and choreographer Okwui Okpokwasili will be the organization's third recipient of the Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA) award, the largest of its kind in the nation. Andrea Kleine, Sonya Tayeh, Adrienne Truscott, Preeti Vasudevan, Larissa Velez-Jackson and Gillian Walsh have been curated to develop new work to premiere in future seasons on the New York Live Arts stage through the Live Feed Program (formerly Studio Series). (more...)

Stephen Mo Hanan and Avi Hoffman to Star in National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's THE MEGILE OF ITZIK MANGER, 3/2-16; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Following a wildly successful Off Broadway run last Spring, The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's critically-acclaimed musical production 'The Megile of Itzik Manger' will return to Baruch Performing Arts Center for a two week limited engagement, March 2 - 16. (more...)

Theater Reconstruction Ensemble Presents Ibsen's A DOLL HOUSE, 4/14-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2011

Theater Reconstruction Ensemble presents it's inaugural full-length production, a new staging of Ibsen's A Doll's House. Nora's struggle to play the part of her husband's obedient little lark culminates in the door slam heard 'round the world. The ensemble examines the relationships between husband and wife, greed and power, desperation and necessity, and our own relationship to Ibsen's classic play. (more...)

Theater Reconstruction Ensemble Presents Ibsen's A DOLL HOUSE, 4/14-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2011

Theater Reconstruction Ensemble presents it's inaugural full-length production, a new staging of Ibsen's A Doll's House. Nora's struggle to play the part of her husband's obedient little lark culminates in the door slam heard 'round the world. The ensemble examines the relationships between husband and wife, greed and power, desperation and necessity, and our own relationship to Ibsen's classic play. (more...)

Theater Reconstruction Ensemble Presents Ibsen's A DOLL HOUSE, 4/14-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2011

Theater Reconstruction Ensemble presents it's inaugural full-length production, a new staging of Ibsen's A Doll's House. Nora's struggle to play the part of her husband's obedient little lark culminates in the door slam heard 'round the world. The ensemble examines the relationships between husband and wife, greed and power, desperation and necessity, and our own relationship to Ibsen's classic play. (more...)

Titus X: Andronicus with Earplugs
by Margaret Cross - Aug 22, 2006

The Tank Theatre and Fugly Productions presents a punk rock take on the Shakesperean orgy of sex, violence, and cannibalism. (more...)

Punk Shakespeare Musical titus X Runs 7/27-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2006

titus X: The Musical, a punk rock musical adaptation of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, will begin performances at Tank (279 Church St., between Franklin and White) on July 27th for a run through August 24t (more...)