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Bio:
DAVID VALDES is the author of plays staged across the US and abroad, including the 2018 Rolling World Premiere of The Mermaid Hour (as David Valdes Greenwood). His 2019-2020 season includes Wandaleria (Rochester Rep), Last Catastrophist (Fresh Ink Theatre and Transformation Theatre), Mermaid Hour: ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
DAVID VALDES is the author of plays staged across the US and abroad, including the 2018 Rolling World Premiere of The Mermaid Hour (as David Valdes Greenwood). His 2019-2020 season includes Wandaleria (Rochester Rep), Last Catastrophist (Fresh Ink Theatre and Transformation Theatre), Mermaid Hour: ... (read complete bio)
The Lyric Stage Company Of Boston Announces WALKING PLAYS Audio Play Series Photo The Lyric Stage Company Of Boston Announces WALKING PLAYS Audio Play Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2021

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston has announced its newest development: the Walking Plays audio play series. Artistic Director Courtney O'Connor said, β€œIn a world where people are unable to experience the beauty of live theatre, we've created  the Walking Plays as a way to bring a form of live theatre to them.”

Mark Brokaw Directs Ken Urban's DANGER AND OPPORTUNITY for Kane Rep Photo Mark Brokaw Directs Ken Urban's DANGER AND OPPORTUNITY for Kane Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2020

Ken Barnett (Off-Broadway's Too Much Sun, Amazon's Mozart in The Jungle), Kyle Beltran (Broadway's The Cherry Orchard and In the Heights), and Emily Bergl (Dirty John, Shameless) will star in a virtual workshop of Ken Urban's new play Danger and Opportunity on October 28, 2020 as part of Kane Repertory Theatre's New Play Lab.

Mark Brokaw Directs Virtual Workshop Of DANGER AND OPPORTUNITY Photo Mark Brokaw Directs Virtual Workshop Of DANGER AND OPPORTUNITY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2020

The digital workshop begins at 7:30 PM CT on Youtube and will remain available until November 1st at 7:30 PM CT. A live talkback with playwright Ken Urban, director Mark Brokaw, and Kane Repertory Theatre AD Daniil Krimer will follow the reading. All of our readings are free to watch, but a donation of $25 is suggested.

Rondi Reed and Francis Guinan to Star in Virtual Workshop of SUCH SMALL HANDS Photo Rondi Reed and Francis Guinan to Star in Virtual Workshop of SUCH SMALL HANDS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2020

Tony Award winner Rondi Reed and Steppenwolf's Francis Guinan will star in a world premiere virtual reading of Adam Szymkowicz's Such Small Hands, directed by Artistic Director of Northlight Theatre BJ Jones on October 14, 2020, at 7:30 PM, as part of Kane Repertory Theatre's New Play Lab.

Tony Winner Rondi Reed And Francis Guinan Star In World Premiere Reading Of Adam Szym Photo Tony Winner Rondi Reed And Francis Guinan Star In World Premiere Reading Of Adam Szymkowicz's SUCH SMALL HANDS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2020

Rondi Reed (Steppenwolf Ensemble/Tony Winner) and Francis Guinan (Steppenwolf Ensemble) will star in a world premiere virtual reading of Adam Szymkowicz's a??Such Small Hands ona?? October 14th. The performance is part of Kane Repertory Theatre's a??New Play Lab. The reading will be directed by BJ Jones (AD Northlight Theatre).

Isabel Arraiza And Philip Stoddard To Star In Virtual Workshop Of YOUNG LOVE Photo Isabel Arraiza And Philip Stoddard To Star In Virtual Workshop Of YOUNG LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2020

Isabel Arraiza and Philip Stoddard will star in a virtual workshop reading of Adam Szymkowicz's Young Love October 7th. The performance is part of Kane Repertory Theatre's New Play Lab.

BWW Review: WOMEN BEHIND THE CURTAIN by Asian American Theatre Artists Of Boston Photo BWW Review: WOMEN BEHIND THE CURTAIN by Asian American Theatre Artists Of Boston
by Andrew Child - Jul 1, 2020

In Women Behind the Curtain, Michael Lin weaves a narrative about a French spy, Renee, on a mission in Cold War Moscow. When a suspiciously-invested secretary, Aleksandra, joins her in her covert travels, the two are set on an action-packed journey through mistrusted informants, double agents, and scenarios that raise questions

BWW Review: LAST CATASTROPHIST: Don't They Know, It's the End of the World? Photo BWW Review: LAST CATASTROPHIST: Don't They Know, It's the End of the World?
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 26, 2020

David Valdes has seen the future and it doesn't look good. If you're already losing sleep over the onrush of climate change, if the rollback of environmental regulations makes your blood boil, and if you fret about the steady departure of actual scientists from government agencies, Valdes' play LAST CATASTROPHIST can feel like the final nail in the coffin, or it may be the clarion call that prompts you to action. Either way, this new play being staged by Fresh Ink Theatre Company under the direction of Sarah Gazdowicz makes you sit up and pay attention.

Take A Risk On New Works At PLAYFEST 2019 Photo Take A Risk On New Works At PLAYFEST 2019
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019

The Basel-Kiene Family joins City Beverages in presenting PlayFest. Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF's PlayFest 2019 is set for November 1 a?" 3 and 8 a?" 9, 2019 and features seven readings of new plays in development.

NNPN Announces The Selected Plays And Finalists For The 2019 National Showcase Of New Photo NNPN Announces The Selected Plays And Finalists For The 2019 National Showcase Of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, is delighted to announce the slate of plays that will be shared during our 18th annual National Showcase of New Plays. NNPN and Core Member Theater Actor's Express with the assistance of members Horizon Theatre Company and Synchronicity Theater will host the National Showcase of New Plays from December 6-8, 2019, presenting readings of six production-ready new plays to more than 150 NNPN Core and Associate Members, Affiliated Artists, and invited guests.

Take A Risk On New Works At Orlando PLAYFEST 2019 Photo Take A Risk On New Works At Orlando PLAYFEST 2019
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019

The Basel-Kiene Family joins City Beverages in presenting PlayFest. Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF's PlayFest 2019 is set for November 1 a?" 3 and 8 a?" 9, 2019 and features seven readings of new plays in development. At the two-weekend festival, patrons will experience ground-breaking new works while participating in the creative process. Tickets to individual PlayFest readings ($10) may be purchased online at orlandoshakes.org, by phone at (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). PlayFest Passes ($56) and PlayFest VIP Passes ($100) are on sale now and may be purchased by phone or in person.

About Face Theatre Announces New Artistic Associates Photo About Face Theatre Announces New Artistic Associates
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019

About Face Theatre announces the addition of five new artists to the company's roster of Artistic Associates. Along with Artistic Director Megan Carney, the Artistic Associates represent the company's core artistic community whose creative focus helps shape About Face Theatre's theatrical productions and outreach.

BWW Review: nuVOICES NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Bucks the Patriarchy Photo BWW Review: nuVOICES NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Bucks the Patriarchy
by Perry Tannenbaum - Jul 16, 2019

Although nuVOICES 5 was all about women playwrights, the staged readings in the revived Actor's Theatre of Charlotte festival at Queens University featured plenty of diversity - and plenty of onstage and tech talent.

Orlando Shakes Announces Titles For PLAYFEST 2019 Photo Orlando Shakes Announces Titles For PLAYFEST 2019
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 10, 2019

The Basel-Kiene Family joins City Beverages in presenting PlayFest. Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF's PlayFest 2019 is set for November 1 - 3 and 8 - 9, 2019 and features seven readings of new plays in development.

Fresh Ink Theatre Presents 2019/2020 Season Programming Photo Fresh Ink Theatre Presents 2019/2020 Season Programming
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019

Fresh Ink is pleased to announce six new plays as part of the 2019/2020 season! For our ninth year of developing and producing local new work, Fresh Ink will feature two plays as part of our full development cycle, with each script receiving a reading and workshop before a word premiere production in winter/spring 2020. In addition, we will showcase the work of four additional playwrights as part of our fall Ink Spot Festival, which we continue to expand as a platform for additional script development and a celebration of some of Boston's most exciting local writers.

Milagro Presents a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of JUMP Photo Milagro Presents a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of JUMP
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019

Starting March 21, 2019, Milagro presents the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Jump, a new play from Charly Evon Simpson, and a co-production with Confrontation Theatre. Jump runs from March 21 - April 13, 2019 on the Milagro MainStage.

Boston One-Minute Play Festival Returns For 8th Year Photo Boston One-Minute Play Festival Returns For 8th Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2019

The 8th ANNUAL BOSTON ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) returns for its eighth year, in partnership with Boston Playwrights' Theatre. The marathon evening of one-minute plays by 60 established and emerging Boston area playwrights and directors plays three performances only. Today, January 5th at 8pm, Sunday, January 6th at 8pm, & Monday, January 7th at 8pm.

Boston One-Minute Play Festival Returns For 8th Year Photo Boston One-Minute Play Festival Returns For 8th Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

The 8th ANNUAL BOSTON ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) returns for its eighth year, in partnership with Boston Playwrights' Theatre. The marathon evening of one-minute plays by 60 established and emerging Boston area playwrights and directors plays three performances only. Saturday, January 5th at 8pm, Sunday, January 6th at 8pm, & Monday, January 7th at 8pm.

Scoop: Coming Up On Rebroadcast Of SPEECHLESS on ABC - Today, August 31, 2018 Photo Scoop: Coming Up On Rebroadcast Of SPEECHLESS on ABC - Today, August 31, 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up On Rebroadcast Of SPEECHLESS, airing on ABC today, August 31, 2018!

BWW Review: Time's Up for Heavy Drama in THE MERMAID HOUR, but the Lyricism Lingers O Photo BWW Review: Time's Up for Heavy Drama in THE MERMAID HOUR, but the Lyricism Lingers On
by Perry Tannenbaum - May 7, 2018

While the crises of THE MERMAID HOUR seem more overblown than they did two years ago at Actor's Theatre, director Laley Lippard and her design team have brought fresh beauty and transcendence to the non-binary protagonist's aspirations.

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