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Stage Directors And Choreographers Foundation Now Accepting Nominations For The 2021  Photo Stage Directors And Choreographers Foundation Now Accepting Nominations For The 2021 Zelda Fichandler Award
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 16, 2021

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, announced today that nominations for the Zelda Fichandler Award are now being accepted through August 1, 2021.

Co-Founder Blanka Zizka To Step Back From Wilma Theater Photo Co-Founder Blanka Zizka To Step Back From Wilma Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2021

The Wilma Theater's Co-Artistic Director Blanka Zizka has announced that on July 31, 2021, she will step back from the theater she co-founded. During her 40 years of work at the Wilma, she has become one of the most renowned theater artists in Philadelphia and in the country.

Scenes from ANGELS IN AMERICA, Liesl Tommy and More Take Home 2021 Drama League Award Photo Scenes from ANGELS IN AMERICA, Liesl Tommy and More Take Home 2021 Drama League Awards
by Nicole Rosky - May 21, 2021

Tonight's the night!  The 87th Annual Drama League Awards will be streamed today, May 21, 2021 at 7:00PM ET. Who will win? BroadwayWorld is updating the list live!

Nominees Announced for 2021 Drama League Awards, Honoring Digital and Socially-Distan Photo Nominees Announced for 2021 Drama League Awards, Honoring Digital and Socially-Distanced Theatre Across the Country
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 30, 2021

The Drama League has just announced the 2021 Nominees and Special Recognition Honorees for The 87th Annual Drama League Awards. Keeping in the tradition of honoring the outstanding accomplishments of the theatrical community, as they have since 1935, this year the organization has established five unique categories to honor the extraordinary achievements of artists across the nation who created digital and socially-distanced theatrical productions during this challenging year of suspension for live arts.

Wilma Theater Announces World Premiere Digital Production Of James Ijames' FAT HAM Photo Wilma Theater Announces World Premiere Digital Production Of James Ijames' FAT HAM
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 24, 2021

The ghost of Juicy's dad haunts him and asks for revenge - on Juicy's uncle, who has now married his widowed mom. Sound familiar? The Wilma Theater has announced the world premiere digital production of James Ijames' FAT HAM, a contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's HAMLET, set in the American South.

Wilma Theater Announces Updates To 2020/21 Season Photo Wilma Theater Announces Updates To 2020/21 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 7, 2020

The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia has shared a series of updates to their previously announced 2020/21 season. To ensure that artists, staff, crew, and audience members are safe during the COVID-19 health crisis, the theater has altered several key features of their upcoming season, including an exciting change to HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING.

The Stage Managers' Association Will Present the 2020 Del Hughes Awards For Lifetime  Photo The Stage Managers' Association Will Present the 2020 Del Hughes Awards For Lifetime Achievement In The Art Of Stage Management
by Stephi Wild - Sep 9, 2020

On Monday, September 21, 2020, the Stage Managers' Association (SMA) will present its annual Del Hughes Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management to two distinguished honourees, Philadelphia based stage manager Patreshettarlini (Pat) Adams and Chicago based stage manager Alden J. Vasquez.

The Wilma Theater Presents Their First Ever Audio Drama, IS GOD IS Photo The Wilma Theater Presents Their First Ever Audio Drama, IS GOD IS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2020

The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia  has announced their first ever full-length audio production, IS GOD IS, in collaboration with 2X2L Programme and Die Cast

Wilma Theater Launches New Digital Production, CODE BLUE, Recorded On iPhones Photo Wilma Theater Launches New Digital Production, CODE BLUE, Recorded On iPhones
by Stephi Wild - Jun 26, 2020

The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia is pleased to announce the release of a new digital performance which takes its inspiration from absurdist theater (such as Beckett's NOT I) and the Wilma HotHouse Company's bold physical performance style, all recorded on iPhones.

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Now Accepting Nominations for the Zelda Photo Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Now Accepting Nominations for the Zelda Fichandler Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 19, 2020

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, announced today that nominations for the Zelda Fichandler Award are now being accepted through July 10, 2020.

The Wilma Theater To Stream James Ijames' KILL MOVE PARADISE To Benefit Black Lives M Photo The Wilma Theater To Stream James Ijames' KILL MOVE PARADISE To Benefit Black Lives Matter Philly
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2020

To support the ongoing Justice for George Floyd and Black Lives Matter movements, The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia will stream their 2018 production of James Ijames' KILL MOVE PARADISE from today, June 8, 2020, to June 21, 2020, featuring members of the Wilma's HotHouse Company.

Wilma Theater Announces Innovative WilmaPass Program For Their 2020/21 Season Photo Wilma Theater Announces Innovative WilmaPass Program For Their 2020/21 Season
by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2020

The Wilma Theatre in Philadelphia has announced an innovative new program that provides audience members flexibility and peace of mind about when and how they return to their theatre after the COVID-19 health crisis.

RENAISSANCE IN THE BELLY OF A KILLER WHALE Adds An Extra Performance At The Wilma The Photo RENAISSANCE IN THE BELLY OF A KILLER WHALE Adds An Extra Performance At The Wilma Theater
by Stephi Wild - Mar 1, 2020

Three women joyfully tell the story of their hometown of Harlem in Renaissance in the Belly of the Killer Whale, on stage at the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia now through March 7. Due to popular demand, the company has added an additional performance on Saturday, March 7 at 2pm.

The Wilma Theater Announces The Next Chapter, A New Artistic Leadership Vision Photo The Wilma Theater Announces The Next Chapter, A New Artistic Leadership Vision
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 18, 2020

This afternoon, the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia announced a groundbreaking artistic leadership plan. Building on the regional theater's esteemed 40-year history, the Wilma will embark on a new artistic vision called The Next Chapter. Under this plan, three new Co-Artistic Directors have been hired by the Wilma's Board of Directors to collaborate alongside Founding Artistic Director Blanka Zizka.

BWW Review: DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at The Wilma Theatre Photo BWW Review: DESCRIBE THE NIGHT at The Wilma Theatre
by Alyssa Biederman - Feb 7, 2020

What is exceedingly special about the Wilma's production is that all storytelling elements work together in perfect harmony to create a visually stunning, entertaining and thought-provoking production. 

Due To Popular Demand, The Wilma Theater's DESCRIBE THE NIGHT Extends To February  22 Photo Due To Popular Demand, The Wilma Theater's DESCRIBE THE NIGHT Extends To February 22
by Stephi Wild - Feb 5, 2020

Truth, lies, and power - the thrilling play Describe the Night by Rajiv Joseph has announced an extension at Philadelphia's Wilma Theater. Due to popular demand, the award-winning epic, directed by Artistic Director Blanka Zizka, will now run to February 22, 2020.

RENAISSANCE IN THE BELLY OF A KILLER WHALE Extends Through March 7 At The Wilma Theat Photo RENAISSANCE IN THE BELLY OF A KILLER WHALE Extends Through March 7 At The Wilma Theater
by Stephi Wild - Jan 6, 2020

Three women joyfully tell the story of their hometown of Harlem in Renaissance in the Belly of the Killer Whale, on stage at the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia beginning Wednesday, Feb. 26. The show has already been extended due to popular demand and will now close on Saturday, March 7.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 2, 2020

The Wilma Theater Presents DESCRIBE THE NIGHT Photo The Wilma Theater Presents DESCRIBE THE NIGHT
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 16, 2019

Truth, lies, and power - the thrilling play Describe the Night by Rajiv Joseph takes the stage at the Wilma Theater from Jan. 28-Feb. 16, 2020. The award-winning epic, directed by Artistic Director Blanka Zizka, explores the blurred lines between lies, history, and conspiracy theories as it traces the origins of Russian President Vladimir Putin's power.

The Wilma Theater Presents DANCE NATION October 22-November 10 Photo The Wilma Theater Presents DANCE NATION October 22-November 10
by Julie Musbach - Sep 27, 2019

Clare Barron's ferocious, tender, and raucous comedy Dance Nation takes the stage at the Wilma Theater, October 22 through November 10, 2019.

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