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Echo Theater Company Announces Three Provocative Premieres In 2019Echo Theater Company Announces Three Provocative Premieres In 2019
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

The award-winning Echo Theater Company cleaves unwaveringly to the cutting edge, bringing three galvanizing premieres from acclaimed playwrights on the forefront of American theater to L.A. audiences in 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: THE TRAGIC ECSTASY OF GIRLHOOD: Teen Angels?BWW Review: THE TRAGIC ECSTASY OF GIRLHOOD: Teen Angels?
by Nancy Grossman - Oct 20, 2018

Inspired by her experiences working in the recreation department at a youth residential care facility in the Lone Star State, Kira Rockwell has written a fictional story about five adolescent girls that portrays their back stories, personalities, and behaviors with authenticity, while trying to erase the misconception that they are all bad girls and gently educating her audience about the challenges they face. Under the direction of Leila Ghaemi, an ensemble cast of BU School of Theatre undergrads coalesces into a seamless unit that definitely fights above its weight. (more...)

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: NATIONALS Find Their 2018 CompanyTHE 24 HOUR PLAYS: NATIONALS Find Their 2018 Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

Today, The 24 Hour Plays, in partnership with The New School for Drama, announced the company for The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals.  (more...)

UC San Diego Awards 2018 Gaffney Prize To Eliana Pipes For STAND AND WAITUC San Diego Awards 2018 Gaffney Prize To Eliana Pipes For STAND AND WAIT
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2018

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance has announced the winner of the 2018 Dr. Floyd Gaffney National Playwriting Competition, Stand and Wait by Eliana Pipes. Eliana will be awarded a $1000 prize, and her play will receive a staged reading today, May 12 at 10 AM, at the Wagner Theater in the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theatre District on UC San Diego's campus. (more...)

UC San Diego Awards 2018 Gaffney Prize To Eliana Pipes For STAND AND WAITUC San Diego Awards 2018 Gaffney Prize To Eliana Pipes For STAND AND WAIT
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance has announced the winner of the 2018 Dr. Floyd Gaffney National Playwriting Competition, Stand and Wait by Eliana Pipes. Eliana will be awarded a $1000 prize, and her play will receive a staged reading on Saturday, May 12 at 10 AM, at the Wagner Theater in the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theatre District on UC San Diego's campus. (more...)

Kennedy Center Announces American College Theater National FestivalKennedy Center Announces American College Theater National Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosts more than 120 outstanding theater students from colleges and universities across the nation as part of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), which runs April 9-14, 2018 in multiple locations throughout the Center. The Center also announced the national awardees for the KCACTF. (more...)

9th Annual The Fire This Time Festival Lineup Announced9th Annual The Fire This Time Festival Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Now in its ninth season, the Obie Award winning The Fire This Time Festival will kick off on Monday, January 15 with an opening night reception at The Kraine Theater and continue with a special off-site event and panel discussion at Atlantic Theater Company on Wednesday, January 17, followed by full-length play readings and the 10-Minute Play Festival, directed this year by Candis Jones. (more...)

Lineup Announced for Samuel French's 42nd Off Off Broadway Short Play FestivalLineup Announced for Samuel French's 42nd Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Samuel French's Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, the nation's premier short play competition, announces this year's top 30 playwrights. Additionally, ticket sales open today for its 42nd Festival. (more...)

Jiehae Park, Lauren Yee, Emily Morse, Abigail Katz and More Among Judges for Samuel French's 42nd Off Off Broadway Short Play FestivalJiehae Park, Lauren Yee, Emily Morse, Abigail Katz and More Among Judges for Samuel French's 42nd Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Samuel French has assembled a distinguished judging panel including playwrights Jiehae Park, James Hindman, Lauren Yee and Rachel Bonds; Artistic Directors Andrew Leynse (Primary Stages), Jonathan Silverstein (Keen Company), Susan Westfall (City Theatre, Miami), Emily Morse (New Dramatists) and Ciera Iverson (National Alliance of Musical Theatres); and industry professionals John Clinton Eisner (The Lark), Michael Walkup (Page 73), Abigail Katz (Atlantic Theater Company). (more...)

Jiehae Park, Lauren Yee, Emily Morse, Abigail Katz and More Among Judges for Samuel French's 42nd Off Off Broadway Short Play FestivalJiehae Park, Lauren Yee, Emily Morse, Abigail Katz and More Among Judges for Samuel French's 42nd Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Samuel French has assembled a distinguished judging panel including playwrights Jiehae Park, James Hindman, Lauren Yee and Rachel Bonds; Artistic Directors Andrew Leynse (Primary Stages), Jonathan Silverstein (Keen Company), Susan Westfall (City Theatre, Miami), Emily Morse (New Dramatists) and Ciera Iverson (National Alliance of Musical Theatres); and industry professionals John Clinton Eisner (The Lark), Michael Walkup (Page 73), Abigail Katz (Atlantic Theater Company). (more...)

Lineup Announced for Samuel French's 42nd Off Off Broadway Short Play FestivalLineup Announced for Samuel French's 42nd Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Samuel French's Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, the nation's premier short play competition, announces this year's top 30 playwrights. Additionally, ticket sales open today for its 42nd Festival. (more...)

Lineup Set for 8th Annual The Fire This Time Festival at The Kraine TheaterLineup Set for 8th Annual The Fire This Time Festival at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Now in its eighth season, the Obie Award winning The Fire This Time Festival will run January 16-February 5, 2017 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). (more...)

8th Annual Fire This Time Festival to Welcome Seven New Playwrights8th Annual Fire This Time Festival to Welcome Seven New Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Now in its eighth season, the Obie Award-winning The Fire This Time Festival has commissioned seven playwrights to write new 10-minute plays for the 2017 festival, which will run January 16-February 5, 2017 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 2nd Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). (more...)

YoungArts Awareness Day Kicks Off National YoungArts Foundation's 2016-17 SeasonYoungArts Awareness Day Kicks Off National YoungArts Foundation's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

On Tuesday, September 27th, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) kicked off its 2016-2017 season with the third annual YoungArts Awareness Day, promoting the arts as a viable and rewarding career path, and celebrating the outstanding achievements of artists across the nation, many of whom are YoungArts alumni. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris Set for Tonight's Fundraiser for Young Playwrights Inc.Neil Patrick Harris Set for Tonight's Fundraiser for Young Playwrights Inc.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

After the dust settled from a January 2 deadline and the paper-cuts healed from over six hundred plays received from writers aged 18 or younger, eight playwrights have been named winners of the 2014 Young Playwrights Inc. National Playwriting Competition. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris Set for 8/14 Fundraiser for Young Playwrights Inc.; Competition Winners Announced!Neil Patrick Harris Set for 8/14 Fundraiser for Young Playwrights Inc.; Competition Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

After the dust settled from a January 2 deadline and the paper-cuts healed from over six hundred plays received from writers aged 18 or younger, eight playwrights have been named winners of the 2014 Young Playwrights Inc. National Playwriting Competition. (more...)

Blank Theatre's 2013 Young Playwrights Festival Plays Run Now thru 6/30Blank Theatre's 2013 Young Playwrights Festival Plays Run Now thru 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2013

Now celebrating its 21st Anniversary, The Blank Theatre's Nationwide Young Playwrights Festival has chosen 12 plays by young playwrights aged 10 - 19, from six different states. These plays will be presented by professional actors and directors in this year's festival at The Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, today, June 6 - 30. (more...)

Blank Theatre's 2013 Young Playwrights Festival Announces Winners; Plays to Run 6/6-30Blank Theatre's 2013 Young Playwrights Festival Announces Winners; Plays to Run 6/6-30
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2013

Now celebrating its 21st Anniversary, The Blank Theatre's Nationwide Young Playwrights Festival has chosen 12 plays by young playwrights aged 10 - 19, from six different states. These plays will be presented by professional actors and directors in this year's festival at The Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, June 6 - 30. (more...)

Photo Flash: Eliana Pipes, Rhyver White and Pablo Lopez Named Top 3 at CTG's August Wilson Monologue Regional FinalsPhoto Flash: Eliana Pipes, Rhyver White and Pablo Lopez Named Top 3 at CTG's August Wilson Monologue Regional Finals
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2013

Ten local high school students from six different cities performed in the August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) Los Angeles regional finals at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum, Monday night, March 4, 2013. The top three student performers received scholarships and the opportunity to perform again in New York City. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

CTG Names 2012-2013 Regional Finalists for August Wilson Monologue CompetitionCTG Names 2012-2013 Regional Finalists for August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2013

Center Theatre Group, host of the August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) in Southern California, is pleased to announce that 10 finalists have been selected to participate in the AWMC regional finals to be held at the CTG/Mark Taper Forum on March 4, 2013. (more...)