HUMANITAS Announces 2018 Play LA Award Recipients and 3rd Annual Play LA Festival Of New WorksHUMANITAS Announces 2018 Play LA Award Recipients and 3rd Annual Play LA Festival Of New Works
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

HUMANITAS announces the 3rd Annual Festival of New Works at CASA 0101 Theatre in Los Angeles, September 7-9, 2018. Full schedule and information can be found at PlayLA.org (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

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Ngozi Anyanwu's GOOD GRIEF Wins Inaugural Humanitas/CTG Playwriting Prize
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Center Theatre Group and Humanitas announce that Ngozi Anyanwu has won first place for the inaugural Humanitas/CTG Playwriting Prize, with Dan O'Brien in second place and Louisa Hill in third place. The prize is awarded annually to the best new unproduced play written by a Southern California-based writer. The winning plays will be developed with CTG's literary staff, led by CTG's Director of New Play Development Pier Carlo Talenti, and will be presented in staged readings at Humanitas Play Fest, Celebrating Southern California Playwrights, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre from February 12-14. (more...)

Ngozi Anyanwu's GOOD GRIEF Wins Inaugural Humanitas/CTG Playwriting Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Center Theatre Group and Humanitas announce that Ngozi Anyanwu has won first place for the inaugural Humanitas/CTG Playwriting Prize, with Dan O'Brien in second place and Louisa Hill in third place. The prize is awarded annually to the best new unproduced play written by a Southern California-based writer. The winning plays will be developed with CTG's literary staff, led by CTG's Director of New Play Development Pier Carlo Talenti, and will be presented in staged readings at Humanitas Play Fest, Celebrating Southern California Playwrights, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre from February 12-14. (more...)

CTG and Humanitas Seek Submissions for PLAY LA Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Center Theatre Group and HUMANITAS will be accepting submissions from Los Angeles-based playwrights from January 15 to February 29, 2016, for the second edition of its PLAY LA Workshop. (more...)

Ten Finalists Selected for First Annual Humanitas/CTG Playwriting Prize
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

After reviewing over 230 play submissions, Center Theatre Group announced today that 10 finalists have been chosen for the first annual Humanitas/CTG Playwriting Prize. The award will be given to the best new, unproduced play written by a Southern California playwright. (more...)

CTG to Host AN OPEN CONVERSATION WITH PLAYWRIGHT WILL ENO, 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Center Theatre Group presents 'Sandbox@CTG: An Open Conversation with Playwright Will Eno,' in the rehearsal room at the Kirk Douglas Theatre for a special one-night-only DouglasPlus event, Monday, November 2, 2015, at 8 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: APPROPRIATE Celebrates Opening at Mark Taper Forum with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Suzanne Cryer and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' razor-edged new comedy APPROPRIATE opened this weekend on October 4 and continues through November 1, 2015, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

East West Players Announce Winners of '2042: See Change' Playwriting Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest running professional theatre of color and the largest creator of Asian Pacific artistic work, announces the winners of the "2042: See Change" playwriting competition, funded with generous support from the James Irvine Foundation.  The 2042: See Change initiative is a visionary goal for equity, diversity and inclusion for the American Theater. According to the US Census, by 2042, minorities are projected to become the majority. The "2042: See Change" Playwriting Competition received a record-breaking number of submissions that were professionally unproduced and explored the changing face of America. (more...)

Humanitas/CTG Playwriting Prize Seeks Submissions Through June 30
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

As a part of their new partnership PLAY LA, Center Theatre Group and Humanitas will be accepting submissions starting June 1 for the Humanitas/CTG Playwriting Prize, which supports Southern California playwrights. Submissions will be accepted until June 30.  Three finalists will be notified in mid-December 2015 and the winner will be announced at the 41st Annual Humanitas Prize Awards Luncheon in February of 2016.  This is the first year Humanitas and CTG are awarding this annual prize.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Culture Clash's 'CHAVEZ RAVINE' Celebrates Opening at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Powerhouse Latino theatre group Culture Clash's 'Chavez Ravine: An L.A. Revival,' opened last night, February 4, at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Performances run through March 1, 2015. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Humanitas & Center Theatre Group to Launch PLAY LA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Humanitas, which has for years given budding television writers a leg up through its New Voices mentorship initiative, will now add support for locally based playwrights through PLAY LA, a new program launched in collaboration with Center Theatre Group (CTG). The announcement was made jointly by Humanitas President Ali LeRoi and CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. (more...)

Photo Coverage: CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre Celebrates its 10th Birthday in Culver City on 10/14/14
by Shari Barrett - Oct 19, 2014

The Kirk Douglas Theatre was originally an historic 1940s Streamlined Moderne-style movie house called the Culver Theater, and it is believed that Kirk Douglas' movie "Spartacus" played there in the early 1960s. In 2003 it was transformed into an intimate 317-seat live theatre venue and named for the theatre's initial major donor: Kirk Douglas. On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre celebrated its 10th birthday with Anne and Kirk Douglas in attendance. (more...)

Photo Flash: CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre Hosts 10th Birthday Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie recently gathered with CTG Founding Artistic Director Gordon Davidson, Kirk Douglas, Anne Douglas and more to celebrate the Kirk Douglas Theatre's 10th birthday in Culver City. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: Kimber Lee's DIFFERENT WORDS FOR THE SAME THING Celebrates Opening in LA
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

The world premiere of Kimber Lee's 'different words for the same thing' opened last weekend on May 11 at the Center Theatre Group / Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Performances continue through June 1, 2014. Scroll down for photos from the opening night festivities! (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars Turn Out for LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards' Red Carpet & Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2013

The 24th Annual LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement during the 2013 season, were presented on Sunday, November 3 at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse Thirty-five awards were bestowed upon 13 different Southern California theatre companies. Leading the pack with 12 was Center Theatre Group (seven for The Nether at the Kirk Douglas Theatre; three for Joe Turner's Come and Gone at the Mark Taper Forum; one for The Scottsboro Boys at the Ahmanson Theatre; and one for The Royale at the Kirk Douglas Theatre). CTG was followed by 3-D Theatricals with five awards (four for Parade and one for Shrek the Musical). The Chance Theater and La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts took home three awards each (including Best Season for La Mirada); Circle X Theatre Company, the Fountain Theatre, and the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble tied with two each. Check out a look back at the red carpet arrivals, award ceremony, and more below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night at CTG's THE NETHER World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2013

The world premiere of 'The Nether,' a new play by Jennifer Haley that explores the moral complexity of our increasingly virtual existence, opened at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre on Sunday, March 24. Performances continue through April 14, 2013. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

CTG Announces 2011-2012 Writers' Workshop Participants
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2011

Center Theatre Group has announced the participants chosen for the 2011-2012 Writers' Workshop. Administered by CTG's Literary Department, the Writers' Workshop consists of seven Los Angeles playwrights who gather over nine months to share their work and assist one another in the creative process of developing their individual plays. (more...)

Adriana Sevan Awarded 2008 Middle East America Distinguished Playwright Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2008

The three theater organizations from across the nation, Golden Thread Productions in San Francisco, the Lark Play Development Center in New York, and Silk Road Theatre Project in Chicago, who formed Middle East America (MEA): A National New Plays Initiative have awarded the 2008 Middle East America Distinguished Playwright Award to Adriana Sevan. (more...)