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Six Playwrights Selected as Recipients of 2021 Helen Merrill Awards Photo Six Playwrights Selected as Recipients of 2021 Helen Merrill Awards
by Stephi Wild - Jul 21, 2021

Yellow Robe, Jr., was awarded $40,000 in recognition of his exceptional career as a playwright and his contributions to building the field, in particular among Native American theaters.

Roots And Wings Project To Present MATRIARCH at MKM Cultural Arts Center Photo Roots And Wings Project To Present MATRIARCH at MKM Cultural Arts Center
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 19, 2021

The Roots and Wings Project (Jesse Bliss and Gabriela López de Dennis, Co-Producers) in association with the Houston Coalition Against Hate will present MATRIARCH.

Concord Theatricals Acquires Rights for WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Photo Concord Theatricals Acquires Rights for WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2021

Concord Theatricals has secured exclusive worldwide stage licensing rights to Heidi Schreck’s Tony Award-nominated play and Pulitzer Prize finalist What the Constitution Means to Me for its Samuel French imprint. 

Westport Country Playhouse Presents New Work CULTURE SHOCK Photo Westport Country Playhouse Presents New Work CULTURE SHOCK
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 14, 2021

Westport Country Playhouse's New Works Initiative¬†will present the second play in its 2021 season with a virtual workshop of ‚ÄúCulture Shock,‚ÄĚ written by Gloria Majule, and directed by Taylor Reynolds, on Wednesday, July 14.

Playwrights Horizons Announces Full Lineup and Dates for 2021-22 Season Photo Playwrights Horizons Announces Full Lineup and Dates for 2021-22 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2021

Playwrights Horizons today announced its 2021-22 season. The influential Off-Broadway institution returns to in-person performance after 18 months in which, under new artistic leadership, it has marked its 50th anniversary and reflected deeply on the role the theater should play in the life of its city, its country, and the world.

Updated Lineup Announced For Bay Area Playwrights Festival Photo Updated Lineup Announced For Bay Area Playwrights Festival
by Stephi Wild - Jul 10, 2021

Real Time remix is a new selection of short works in which four storytellers crisscross paths across dimensions as they seek to survive the weight of white words and thrive. Learn more about the performances and how to view them here!

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Lineup for 33rd   Annual FESTIVAL OF  Photo National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Lineup for 33rd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 9, 2021

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the line-up of new musicals for their 33rd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS on Thursday October 20 and Friday, October 21, 2021. This year, NAMT ‚Äės Festival of New Musicals will be presented as a unique digital and in-person hybrid, allowing wider accessibility for attendees.

Cast Announced for 11th ANNUAL SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Presented by Red Bull Theater Photo Cast Announced for 11th ANNUAL SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Presented by Red Bull Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2021

Red Bull Theater today announced the selections for¬†The 2021 Short New Play Festival,¬†their eleventh annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes, featuring a¬†World Premiere from¬†JoseŐĀ Rivera,¬†alongside six brand new plays that have been selected from hundreds of open submissions from playwrights across the country.

National Tour of WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME to Relaunch at the Guthrie Theatre Photo National Tour of WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME to Relaunch at the Guthrie Theatre This September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2021

The national tour of What the Constitution Means to Me, Heidi Schreck’s Tony Award-nominated Pulitzer Prize finalist play, directed by Oliver Butler, will relaunch this fall at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, MN on September 30, 2021, starring Cassie Beck in the leading role.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces O! Readings Series Photo Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces O! Readings Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 26, 2021

Oregon Shakespeare Festival has announced the month-long, five-play O! Reading Series. For this new initiative, five directors who are part of OSF’s artistic staff have each chosen a play to be performed as a live digital staged reading by some of OSF’s favorite actors.

Costume Designer Elizabeth Payne Joins University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory  Photo Costume Designer Elizabeth Payne Joins University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Faculty
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2021

University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Dean Stanley E. Romanstein has announced the addition of Elizabeth Payne to the college's roster of distinguished performing and media arts faculty members. A costume designer with more than 20 years of experience designing for theatre, dance and television,

US Premiere of WHAT IF ONLY Extended Photo US Premiere of WHAT IF ONLY Extended
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2021

Mia Katigbak, co-founder and actor-manager of NAATCO, today announced that NAATCO will extend on demand performances of the US Premiere of a new play by Caryl Churchill, What If If Only, realized by Les Waters and Jared Mezzocchi. The performances will be available through Sunday June 20th only.

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Announces Summer Season Featuring Beth Leavel, Telly Le Photo Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Announces Summer Season Featuring Beth Leavel, Telly Leung, Betty Buckley & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2021

The Eugene O‚ÄôNeill Theater Center has announced¬†the 2021 summer season, which will be held in a hybrid format ‚ÄĒ both online and in-person. Support for artists, a welcoming environment for imaginative discovery and celebration, and the safety of our community are at the forefront of this #ONeillSummer.

US Premiere of WHAT IF IF ONLY to be Presented by NAATCO Photo US Premiere of WHAT IF IF ONLY to be Presented by NAATCO
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2021

Mia Katigbak, co-founder and actor-manager of NAATCO, today announced that NAATCO will present remote live performances of the US Premiere of a new play by Caryl Churchill, What If If Only, realized by Les Waters and Jared Mezzocchi. The performances will stream Monday June 7th through Saturday June 12th nightly at 7:00 pm EST.

Westport Country Playhouse's 2021 New Works Initiative Season Begins Today Photo Westport Country Playhouse's 2021 New Works Initiative Season Begins Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 26, 2021

Westport Country Playhouse‚Äôs New Works Initiative¬†begins its 2021 season with a virtual workshop of ‚Äú‚ÄúThe¬†Immaculate Perfection of F---ing and Bleeding in the¬†Gender Neutral Bathroom of an Upper-Middle Class High School,‚Ä̬†written by Daniel Halpern¬†and¬†directed by¬†Margot Bordelon, on Wednesday and Thursday, May 26 and 27.

2021-22 McKnight National Residency and Commission and McKnight Fellowship in Playwri Photo 2021-22 McKnight National Residency and Commission and McKnight Fellowship in Playwriting Recipients Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021

The 2021-2022 McKnight National Residency and Commission has been awarded to James Anthony Tyler and the 2021-2022 McKnight Fellowship in Playwriting recipients are JuCoby Johnson and Cristina Luz√°rraga.

Clubbed Thumb Announces New Play Anthology UNUSUAL STORIES, UNUSUALLY TOLD Photo Clubbed Thumb Announces New Play Anthology UNUSUAL STORIES, UNUSUALLY TOLD
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2021

Clubbed Thumb has announced the publication of Unusual Stories, Unusually Told: 7 Contemporary Plays From Clubbed Thumb. The anthology, published by Bloomsbury / Methuen Drama, is available now wherever books are sold.

Ancram Opera House Announces Hybrid Virtual and In Person 2021 Summer Season Photo Ancram Opera House Announces Hybrid Virtual and In Person 2021 Summer Season
by Stephi Wild - May 19, 2021

Beginning in June and running through late August, programming will range from solo concerts to original commissioned plays to the storytelling series REAL PEOPLE REAL STORIES and the culminating theatre event of the summer, THE PLEIN AIR PLAYS, celebrating new performances in situ.

Virtual Benefit Reading of OUR TOWN to be Presented by NAATCO Photo Virtual Benefit Reading of OUR TOWN to be Presented by NAATCO
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2021

NAATCO will present a virtual reading of Our Town by Thornton Wilder with an all-Asian American cast for one night only, Wednesday May 19th, at 8pm, in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The proceeds of this reading will benefit the company.

Playwrights' Center Works Towards A More Equitable Theater Field Through Expansion Of Photo Playwrights' Center Works Towards A More Equitable Theater Field Through Expansion Of Fellowships
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 16, 2021

While the theater field remains uncertain yet cautiously optimistic that 2021 will see a return to in-person performances, there is no uncertainty around the systemic inequalities that have been exposed and amplified during the pandemic. Pre-pandemic 'business as usual' will not be enough when theaters open their doors again.

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