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BWW Review: UNPRECEDENTED - EPISODE ONE, BBC iPlayer Photo BWW Review: UNPRECEDENTED - EPISODE ONE, BBC iPlayer
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jun 1, 2020

A week before lockdown was announced, some of our greatest playwrights were asked to write stories exploring every aspect of human life and interaction during the coronavirus pandemic. As part of BBC Arts' Culture in Quarantine initiative, all plays were filmed and produced during lockdown, with all fourteen plays now available on the BBC iPlayer. Episode One takes three very different situations and begins with the most successful of the three; James Graham's Viral.

Royal Court Theatre Release BBC Bitesize Films For GCSE Drama Students Study Aid Photo Royal Court Theatre Release BBC Bitesize Films For GCSE Drama Students Study Aid
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2020

For the last four years, the Royal Court Theatre's Participation team have been championing the use of current and representative texts and practitioners in the classroom. Working closely with exam boards, and in collaboration with Hamlett Films, the BBC Bitesize GCSE Drama resources were created.

Headlong and Century Films Partner With BBC Arts On UNPRECEDENTED: REAL TIME THEATRE  Photo Headlong and Century Films Partner With BBC Arts On UNPRECEDENTED: REAL TIME THEATRE FROM A STATE OF ISOLATION
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2020

BBC Arts has joined award-winning theatre company Headlong and BAFTA winning Century Films, as broadcast partner for Unprecedented: Real Time Theatre from a State of Isolation, a series of short, digital plays written and performed in isolation, which will be broadcast across the nation during lockdown as part of Culture in Quarantine.

Headlong And Century Films Announce 'Unprecedented: Real Time Theatre From A State Of Photo Headlong And Century Films Announce 'Unprecedented: Real Time Theatre From A State Of Isolation'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2020

Award winning theatre company Headlong, in association with the BAFTA winning Century Films, have today announced a new creative response to the current global crisis, Unprecedented: Real Time Theatre From a State of Isolation.

BBC America Announces Writers and Directors for New Season of DOCTOR WHO Photo BBC America Announces Writers and Directors for New Season of DOCTOR WHO
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2019

With the Thirteenth Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker, and her friends well on their way to landing back on our screens, BBC AMERICA today announced an exciting host of new directors as well as both new and returning writers for the next season of Doctor Who.

Theatre503 Announces 503Five Writers and Forthcoming 2019 Highlights Photo Theatre503 Announces 503Five Writers and Forthcoming 2019 Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019

Theatre503's Artistic Director Lisa Spirling announces the 503Five - recipients of the company's pioneering writers' residency, supported by the Carne Trust and Orseis Trust, alongside forthcoming highlights at the venue including:

Royal Exchange Theatre Announces Autumn/Winter 2019 Season Photo Royal Exchange Theatre Announces Autumn/Winter 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019

Under Sarah Frankcom's Artistic Directorship the Royal Exchange Theatre has been redefined, reimagined and reframed. It has explored classic texts in new and radical ways, celebrated the vitality and significance of new writing, embraced new ways to talk to audiences and engage communities and supported theatre makers to challenge their own practice.

Erin Doherty and Sophie Melville Cast In Theatre503's WOLFIE Photo Erin Doherty and Sophie Melville Cast In Theatre503's WOLFIE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

Theatre503 has announced ERIN DOHERTY and SOPHIE MELVILLE as the cast for 503Five playwright Ross Willis' debut play Wolfie. Erin was recently featured by the Evening Standard as a 'rising star' and plays Princess Anne in the forthcoming series of Netflix hit The Crown. Sophie's credits include Iphigenia in Splott, for which she received The Stage Award for Acting Excellence and Wales Theatre Award for Best Female Performance, and nominations for Evening Standard Award for Best Actress and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance.

The Gift Theatre Presents TEN 2019: Festival Of Ten-Minute World Premiere Plays Photo The Gift Theatre Presents TEN 2019: Festival Of Ten-Minute World Premiere Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

The Gift Theatre is pleased to present TEN 2019, the company's annual season kick-off festival of ten world premiere ten-minute pieces by The Gift and guest artists, curated by Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton and Associate Artistic Directors Paul D'Addario and Emjoy Gavino. TEN will play January 10 - 20, 2019 at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Jefferson Park neighborhood. Tickets for TEN are free for Gift subscribers and $10 for the general public. Tickets are currently available by calling the Gift's box office at 773-283-7071 or visiting thegifttheatre.org.

Danusia Samal Wins The Theatre503 International Playwriting Award Photo Danusia Samal Wins The Theatre503 International Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2018

Danusia Samal is announced as the winner of the third biennial Theatre503 International Playwriting Award at an event at The Bridge Theatre hosted by 503 Chair Erica Whymanand Artistic Director Lisa Spirling on Thursday 22 November.

BBC America to Air Short Film Series SNATCHES: MOMENTS FROM WOMEN'S LIVES Photo BBC America to Air Short Film Series SNATCHES: MOMENTS FROM WOMEN'S LIVES
by TV News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

BBC AMERICA will air Snatches: Moments From Women's Lives, a short film series featuring an all-female line-up of actors and writers, in the current events time slot on Sunday, November 4 at 9:00 am ET.  Snatches: Moments From Women's Lives airs in partnership with Jezebel and features an introduction by Jezebel Editor-in-Chief Julianne Escobedo Shepherd.

Tackling Intergenerational Conflict and the Role of the Irish 'Mammy', REARED comes t Photo Tackling Intergenerational Conflict and the Role of the Irish 'Mammy', REARED comes to Theatre503
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

BAFTA-nominated John Fitzpatrick's brand new play Reared will debut at Theatre503 this April. With unfailing humour, Reared tackles intergenerational conflict, postnatal depression, and the role of the Irish mother in the 'sandwich' generation caught looking after both their children and their parents.

Royal Court Theatre Announces CUTTIN' IT Schools Tour Photo Royal Court Theatre Announces CUTTIN' IT Schools Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

The Royal Court Theatre announces a four-week secondary schools tour of Cuttin' It, written by Charlene James and directed by Anastasia Osei-Kuffour. The tour will visit a number of schools across London and Birmingham Monday 15 January 2018 Friday 9 February 2018.

tiata fahodzi Announces Kirsten Burrows as New Executive Director Photo tiata fahodzi Announces Kirsten Burrows as New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

tiata fahodzi is delighted to announce the senior appointment of Kirsten Burrows as their new Executive Director. Burrows will join current Artistic Director and Chief Executive Natalie Ibu in leading this pioneering theatre company towards an even brighter future. She will take up this role in February 2018.

Short Play Champions The Miniaturists Launch Podcast Photo Short Play Champions The Miniaturists Launch Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Long running short plays event producer The Miniaturists are launching a brand new Miniaturists Podcast series on Thursday 16th November, showcasing short plays by the most exciting emerging and established playwrights

BWW Interview: Playwright Jon Brittain On The West End Return Of ROTTERDAM
by Marianka Swain - Jun 16, 2017

Jon Brittain's Rotterdam, the 2017 Olivier Award winner for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre, has played at Theatre503, Trafalgar Studios and 59E59 Theaters in New York. The bittersweet comedy, which addresses gender, sexuality and identity, returns to the West End this month for a run at the Arts Theatre.

Lisa Palfrey, Hayley Squires, and More Join Young Vic's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Lisa Palfry (Big Mama), Hayley Squires (Mae) and Brian Gleeson (Gooper) with Richard Hansel (Doctor) and Michael J Shannon (Reverend) join the previously announced Sienna Miller (Maggie), Jack O'Connell (Brick) and Colm Meaney (Big Daddy) for the Young Vic production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

HOW TO WIN AGAINST HISTORY Returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Seiriol Davies' sell-out show from Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 was a huge hit with audiences and critics alike; now the musical extravaganza will be returning to the Fringe and touring the UK.

Colm Meaney Joins Sienna Miller and Jack O'Connell in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Colm Meaney will join the previously announced Sienna Miller and Jack O'Connell to play Big Daddy in the Young Vic production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof directed by Benedict Andrews. 

Photo Coverage: Clare Barron Announced Winner at Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Ceremony
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Mar 7, 2017

The 2017 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded to U.S. playwright Clare Barron for her play Dance Nation. On March 6, New York's Playwrights Horizons hosted a ceremony honoring the winner and finalists of the prize and celebrating the 39th anniversary of the international prize.

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