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Casting Set For THE ANTELOPE PARTY, Beginning November 4  Photo Casting Set For THE ANTELOPE PARTY, Beginning November 4 
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 11, 2021

After an acclaimed premiere in Chicago, Dutch Kills Theater (Temping, The Sister, The Providence of Neighboring Bodies) will present the New York Premiere of 2018 Weissberger Award for Playwrighting nominee THE ANTELOPE PARTY by Eric John Meyer.

Island City Stage Presents 10th Anniversary Production Of THE TWENTIETH CENTURY WAY Photo Island City Stage Presents 10th Anniversary Production Of THE TWENTIETH CENTURY WAY
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 1, 2021

Diversity. Scandal. Mystery. Truth. The Twentieth Century Way by Tom Jacobson, a historical little-known chapter in Southern California history, returns in dramatic form from October 1 – 31, LGBT+ History Month, to kick off Island City Stage's 10th Anniversary 2021-22 South Florida Season.

MCC Theater Announces Flexible Student Matinee Program and Auditions for Youth Compan Photo MCC Theater Announces Flexible Student Matinee Program and Auditions for Youth Company Labs
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2021

MCC Theater announced today the return of their In-School Residence and After-School Theater Programs, as well as updates to the Student Matinee Program and auditions for their Youth Company Performance and Playwriting Labs.

The Playwrights Realm Announces 2021-2022 Writing Fellows, Scratchpad Playwrights, In Photo The Playwrights Realm Announces 2021-2022 Writing Fellows, Scratchpad Playwrights, International Scratchpad Playwrights, And The Continuation Of Script Share
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 27, 2021

As theater begins a lengthy, gradual comeback from a shut down year, centering support for playwrights is key to ensuring that what’s on the horizon looks different than the standard production models that drove the industry’s recent past. In The Playwrights Realm’s 15th Anniversary Restart Season, in lieu of productions, the organization expands its existing programs and networks of support for playwrights, generating a vital sense of community that likewise catalyzes vital writing.

Philadelphia Theatre Company Announces 2021-2022 Season and a Return To Live Theatre Photo Philadelphia Theatre Company Announces 2021-2022 Season and a Return To Live Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021

Philadelphia Theatre Company is ready to welcome audiences back into the Suzanne Roberts Theatre for the return of live, in-person theatre. The 2021-2022 season will feature two world premiere plays, a Tony Award-winning play with soaring gospel and R&B music, and a chance for audiences to reawaken their senses.

BWW Previews: SWEAT at The Black Rep Photo BWW Previews: SWEAT at The Black Rep
by James Lindhorst - Aug 28, 2021

The St. Louis Black Repertory Company opens its 45th Anniversary Season September 10 with an in-person production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Sweat” by Lynn Nottage. Addressing the complexities of race, class and friendship at a pivotal moment in America, the powerful work will be presented in person at the Edison Theatre at Washington University and directed by Founder and Producing Director Ron Himes. Previews begin on Wednesday September 8.

THE TWENTIETH CENTURY WAY Returns To Open Island City Stage's 10th Anniversary 2021-2 Photo THE TWENTIETH CENTURY WAY Returns To Open Island City Stage's 10th Anniversary 2021-22 Season
by Stephi Wild - Aug 28, 2021

This gripping period drama which launched the theatre company's award-winning run in 2012 recounts the true story of two actors who hired themselves out to the Long Beach Police Department in 1914 to entrap 'social vagrants.” 

Island City Stage Presents A BEHIND THE RED CURTAIN Free Public Forum, September 14 Photo Island City Stage Presents A BEHIND THE RED CURTAIN Free Public Forum, September 14
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 17, 2021

Island City Stage, creating quality professional theatrical experiences focused on the LGBT+ community for a universal audience, will host their very own Behind the Red Curtain community forum entitled “Law Enforcement and the LGBT+ Community – Where are we today?” on Tuesday, September 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at its theatre (2304 N. Dixie Highway in Wilton Manors).

Full 2020 Cast to Reunite for NOLLYWOOD DREAMS at MCC Theater Beginning October; Audi Photo Full 2020 Cast to Reunite for NOLLYWOOD DREAMS at MCC Theater Beginning October; Audience Safety Policies Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2021

MCC Theater announced today that the upcoming engagement of Nollywood Dreams will reunite the entire cast from the 2020 MCC production that was postponed due to the theater shutdown. Nollywood Dreams, the first production of their 2021-22 season, will begin previews in-person at MCC Theater’s Newman Mills Theater on October 21, 2021.

Billy Porter to Fund Inaugural WIO! Playwriting Prize For People Living With HIV, Lau Photo Billy Porter to Fund Inaugural WIO! Playwriting Prize For People Living With HIV, Launched by Playwright Donja R. Love
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 2, 2021

Playwright Donja R. Love has announced the first annual WIO! Prize for playwrights living with HIV. In its inaugural year, the $5,000 award will be funded by Emmy Award-winning actor Billy Porter, known for his roles on the hit TV show Pose and the musical Kinky Boots, and the LGBTQ media nonprofit GLAAD. National Queer Theater, The Lark, Mobilizing Our Brothers Initiative (MOBI), and The Each-Other Project have partnered to coordinate the submission process.

JOCELYN BIOH is BACK at MCC! Photo JOCELYN BIOH is BACK at MCC!
by - Jul 31, 2021

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Playwright Donja R. Love Announces Second Write It Out! Program For Writers Living Wi Photo Playwright Donja R. Love Announces Second Write It Out! Program For Writers Living With HIV
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2021

Donja R. Love, in partnership with National Queer Theater, Mobilizing Our Brothers Initiative (MOBI), The Lark, and The Each-Other Project, has announced the second annual Write It Out! program, a writing workshop for playwrights living with HIV.

Diversionary Announces 2021/2022 Season Photo Diversionary Announces 2021/2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021

Diversionary Theatre has announced their Season 36 lineup of new LGBTQ work. With 4 new works on The Robert L. Granat and Albert J. Mazur Mainstage exploring how our LGBTQ family defines home, Diversionary welcomes the community back to their newly renovated theatre home, and their new social and performance venue The Austin & Joann Clark Cabaret. 

BWW Previews: THE BLACK REP 45TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON at Edison Theater On The Washingt Photo BWW Previews: THE BLACK REP 45TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON at Edison Theater On The Washington University Campus
by James Lindhorst - Jul 9, 2021

The Black Rep season opens with “Sweat,” a Pulitzer-Prize winning drama fitting for the current times, followed by “Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea,” exploring one young man’s present-day heroic quest. The season continues with “Fireflies,” a telling of the complexities of love and color, and “Behind the Sheet,” the untold story behind the sacrifices made for a significant medical breakthrough. The season closes with “Jitney,” August Wilson's powerful look at one community’s unwavering determination and connection. Each production will include post-show talk backs and intergenerational matinees.

Additional Streaming Weeks Announced for WAITING FOR GODOT With Ethan Hawke & John Le Photo Additional Streaming Weeks Announced for WAITING FOR GODOT With Ethan Hawke & John Leguizamo
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2021

The New Group Off Stage has announced additional weeks for the current streaming-on-demand version of Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett, directed by Scott Elliott, with Ethan Hawke, John Leguizamo, Wallace Shawn, Tarik Trotter and Drake Bradshaw.  

VIDEO: Kemar Jewel Releases Newest Project SOFT: A LOVE LETTER TO BLACK QUEER MEN Photo VIDEO: Kemar Jewel Releases Newest Project SOFT: A LOVE LETTER TO BLACK QUEER MEN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 18, 2021

Viral internet sensation Kemar Jewel, a Black Queer director/choreographer from Jamaica and raised in Philadelphia, has released a visual love letter that uses the language of contemporary dance to help Black Queer men heal from trauma and connect as a community.

Donja R. Love Receives Philadelphia Theatre Company's Terrence McNally Award Photo Donja R. Love Receives Philadelphia Theatre Company's Terrence McNally Award
by Stephi Wild - Jun 11, 2021

Donja R. Love (he/him/his) is Black, Queer, HIV-Positive, and thriving. A Philly native, his work examines the forced absurdity of life for those who identify as Black, Queer, and HIV-positive –  a diverse intersection filled with eloquent stories that challenge the white supremacist, heteronormative structures that exist in American culture.

Dramatists Guild Announces 2021 Horton Foote Award Recipients Photo Dramatists Guild Announces 2021 Horton Foote Award Recipients
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 4, 2021

The Dramatists Guild of America has announced they will present the 2021 Horton Foote Playwriting Award to five amazing playwrights – Carla Ching, Kia Corthron, Aleshea Harris, Donja R. Love, and Mfoniso Udofia - at the Dramatists Guild’s awards presentations later this summer. 

MCC Theater Announces 2021 Season, Featuring Nick Blaemire, Donja R. Love, and More! Photo MCC Theater Announces 2021 Season, Featuring Nick Blaemire, Donja R. Love, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2021

MCC Theater has officially announced their 2021-2022 season, which is expected to kick off in October 2021 with Nollywood Dreams by Burnt Umber Playwright-in-Residence Jocelyn Bioh (School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play) and directed by Saheem Ali (Fires in The Mirror).

BWW Interview: Lamar Perry And Danielle Mages Amato are your new best theatre friends Photo BWW Interview: Lamar Perry And Danielle Mages Amato are your new best theatre friends on their new podcast COCKTAILS WITH THE CANON from The Old Globe
by E.H. Reiter - Jun 2, 2021

The Old Globe’s new podcast COCKTAILS WITH THE CANON and its two fun, charismatic, and incredibly smart co-hosts Lamar Perry and Danielle Mages Amato are your new best theatre friends. This interview with them is on their new podcast, the topics they cover,  and why they wanted to create a podcast that invited imagination to collectively dream of what the future holds for American Theatre.

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