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Jessica Hecht, Drew Droege, Jessica Jade Andres & More to Take Part in THE 24 HOUR PL Photo Jessica Hecht, Drew Droege, Jessica Jade Andres & More to Take Part in THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 5, 2021

The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues will return on Tuesday, October 5th, with an all new series of unforgettable performances. Eighteen actors have been paired with writers who have crafted unique pieces especially for them. From 6 PM until 10 PM, new monologues will be published every 15 minutes.  

F*It Club to Present THE SPRING FLING: HAPPILY EVER AFTER Photo F*It Club to Present THE SPRING FLING: HAPPILY EVER AFTER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2021

F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, will complete ten years of its annual series of short, commissioned world-premiere plays at the IRT Theater as part of their 3B Development Series in Manhattan's West Village with The Spring Fling: Happily Ever After.

14 Playwrights Set For Ojai Playwrights Conference 2021 Season Photo 14 Playwrights Set For Ojai Playwrights Conference 2021 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2021

Each play will be streamed twice. Full festival passes including both weekends, and separate passes for each weekend are available. Limited individual play tickets will be available at a later date.  Learn more about how to purchase tickets here!

Primary Stages Announces Virtual Celebration of 25 Years of The Dorothy Strelsin New  Photo Primary Stages Announces Virtual Celebration of 25 Years of The Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2021

PRIMARY STAGES¬†announced today that they will hold a digital celebration for the 25th¬†Anniversary of¬†The Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group¬†on¬†Thursday May 20, 2021 at 5pm ET. The evening will also celebrate¬†Noelle Vi√Īas, the recipient of the¬†2021 Jeffry Melnick Award.

Ojai Playwrights Conference Announces 2020 Season Featuring 15 Online Plays Photo Ojai Playwrights Conference Announces 2020 Season Featuring 15 Online Plays
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 22, 2020

Ojai Playwrights Conference has announced a series of online, intimate artistic residencies and programs designed for 2020 circumstances, continuing for the 23rd season the work of developing new plays and providing support for diverse writers both emerging and established.

VIDEO: Cynthia Nixon, Michael Urie And More Join Directors' Cut Edition Of THE 24 HOU Photo VIDEO: Cynthia Nixon, Michael Urie And More Join Directors' Cut Edition Of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2020

The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues added an exciting new twist last night with a special edition: Directors' Cut,

BWW Review: THE 24 HOUR VIRAL MONOLOGUES Return for a Second Dose of Streaming Theatr Photo BWW Review: THE 24 HOUR VIRAL MONOLOGUES Return for a Second Dose of Streaming Theatre
by Amanda Prahl - Mar 26, 2020

Broadway may be dark and silent right now, but the theatre community isn't. After a successful first run, The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues returned on March 24 with a fresh set of quarantine-inspired short plays and monologues. Since 1995, the 24 Hour Plays project has been matching up writers and performers to create funny, moving, and emotional mini-pieces of theater in, well, 24 hours. The response to the quickly-adapted March 17 edition was so overwhelming that a sequel was immediately born.

Watch Daveed Diggs, Michael Shannon & More in Last Night's Edition of THE 24 HOUR PLA Photo Watch Daveed Diggs, Michael Shannon & More in Last Night's Edition of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 25, 2020

On the heels of the success of the first-ever edition, The 24 Hour Plays released a new set of Viral Monologues last night on IGTV @24hourplays and at https://24hourplays.com/viral-monologues/. 24 actors were paired with theatre's top writers, who crafted unique pieces especially for their actors.

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES Will Return With Daveed Diggs, Michael Shannon an Photo THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES Will Return With Daveed Diggs, Michael Shannon and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2020

On the heels of the success of the first-ever edition, The 24 Hour Plays will release a new set of Viral Monologues tonight on IGTV @24hourplays and at https://24hourplays.com/viral-monologues/. 24 actors have been paired with theatre's top writers, who have crafted unique pieces especially for their actors.

The Playwrights Realm Will Present 2020 INK'D Festival of New Plays Photo The Playwrights Realm Will Present 2020 INK'D Festival of New Plays
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 3, 2020

The Playwrights Realm (Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira) will presents the 2020 INK'D Festival of New Plays, showcasing new works by this year's Realm Writing Fellows Tanya Everett, Maya Macdonald, Tasha Gordon-Solmon, and Christopher Reyes (February 24-27). The festival's plays offer vast tonal and stylistic variation while cohering around complex contemplations of structural issues. INK'D has proven to be an indispensable launching pad for the voices driving the future of playwriting. This year's powerful slate continues to introduce audiences to a diversity of fresh perspectives, thereby underscoring theater's potential to expand the possibilities of dramatic storytelling and engage with the world around it.

F*It Club Has Announced Tenth and Final SPRING FLING: HAPPILY EVER AFTER Photo F*It Club Has Announced Tenth and Final SPRING FLING: HAPPILY EVER AFTER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 18, 2019

F*It Club, the New York Innovative Award-winning film and theatre company, will complete ten years of its annual series of short, commissioned world-premiere plays at the IRT Theater as part of their 3B Development Series in Manhattan's West Village with The Spring Fling: Happily Ever After, ten new short plays by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's This Is Us, The Cake), Matthew Lee Erlbach (Showtime's Masters of Sex, The Doppelganger), Monet Hurst-Mendoza (NBC's Law and Order: SVU ), Daniel K. Isaac (Fullerton), Chelsea Marcantel (Airness), Gregory S. Moss (Indian Summer, punkplay), Leah Nanako Winkler (NBC's New Amsterdam, Kentucky, God Says This), Larry Powell (Lost Dog), Daniel Talbott (ABC's The Conners), & Pia Wilson (National Geographic's Genius).

Cast Of 65 To Premiere HALL PASS, An Immersive Musical Inspired By High Schoolers Photo Cast Of 65 To Premiere HALL PASS, An Immersive Musical Inspired By High Schoolers
by Julie Musbach - Sep 19, 2019

23 composers and playwrights have contributed new works to Blindspot Collective's upcoming production of Hall Pass, an immersive musical being presented by La Jolla Playhouse for the 2019 Without Walls Festival. During the performance, audiences will choose where to go and what to watch as 18 distinct plays and musicals unfold across the High Tech High campus in Liberty Station. Inspired in part by research and interviews conducted with high school students in New York, West Virginia, Illinois, Texas, and California, Hall Pass will feature a cast of 37 professional performers joined by students from the theatre department at Canyon Crest Academy.

The Playwrights Realm Announces 2019-2020 Writing Fellows And 2019-2020 Scratchpad Se Photo The Playwrights Realm Announces 2019-2020 Writing Fellows And 2019-2020 Scratchpad Series Playwrights
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 6, 2019

The Playwrights Realm today announces recipients of two career-propelling development programs the organizationa?"led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereiraa?"offers to gifted, incisive, and diverse playwrights. Now entering its thirteenth season, The Realm has continually produced work by brave new voices and expanded its commitment to providing holistic support to playwrights striving to make a life in the arts.

The Playwrights Realm Celebrates 10th Anniversary of INK'd Festival Of New Plays, Apr Photo The Playwrights Realm Celebrates 10th Anniversary of INK'd Festival Of New Plays, April 15-18
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 25, 2019

The Playwrights Realm announces the 10th Anniversary INK'D Festival of New Plays (April 2019), the annual showcase of new works by The Realm's Writing Fellows. Over the past decade, the festival has introduced audiences to a diversity of fresh perspectives on theater's ability to address the world around it-and has proven to be an indispensible launching pad for the voices driving the future of playwriting.

Premiere Stages At Kean University Announces 2019 Premiere Play Festival Finalists Photo Premiere Stages At Kean University Announces 2019 Premiere Play Festival Finalists
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 4, 2019

Premiere Stages, the professional theatre company in residence at Kean University, has selected its four finalists for the 2019 Premiere Play Festival. Now in its 15th year, the Festival is an annual competition for unproduced scripts that offers developmental opportunities to playwrights with strong affiliations to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware. This year's finalists were selected from a record 659 submissions, a 15% increase from the previous record set in 2018.

The Playwrights Realm Announces Month-Long Festival Photo The Playwrights Realm Announces Month-Long Festival
by Stephi Wild - Jan 22, 2019

The Playwrights Realm (Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira) announces Beyond the Realm (February 2019), a month-long festival showcasing bold new works-in-progress by four boundary-pushing playwrights, with four workshops of new plays by MJ Kaufman, Nia Witherspoon, Michael Yates Crowley, and Asiimwe Deborah Kawe. Responsiveness and a commitment to playwrights' needs are at the heart of the Realm's practice; with the launch of this new program-in lieu of a second full-length production this season-the Realm seizes the opportunity to devote the beginning of the year to these four playwrights testing and honing their exhilarating new works. Throughout a month of programming, the definitions of theater will be challenged as the festival creates new ways of presenting live storytelling and blurs the lines that divide creators from spectators. Tickets for the Festival are free and reservations open to the general public on Tuesday, January 22nd. Donors receive early access starting January 17th. For more information, visit http://www.playwrightsrealm.org/beyond/.

The Playwrights Realm Announces 2018-19 Writing Fellows Photo The Playwrights Realm Announces 2018-19 Writing Fellows
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 1, 2018

Over the past twelve years, The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, has continually produced work by brave new voices and expanded its commitment to providing holistic support to playwrights striving to make a life in the arts. With its 2018-2019 Writing Fellowship, The Playwrights Realm is proud to grant a career-propelling honor to four tremendously talented playwrights exhibiting drive and commitment to the form: Bleu Beckford-Burrell (Lyons Pride), Sarah Einspanier (I LOVE SEAN), Keelay Gipson (#NewSlaves), andElse C. Went (Saving Throw).

Playwrights Realm Announces Cast And Creative Team For Jonathan Payne's THE REVOLVING Photo Playwrights Realm Announces Cast And Creative Team For Jonathan Payne's THE REVOLVING CYCLES TRULY AND STEADILY ROLL'D
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 13, 2018

The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director; Roberta Pereira, Producing Director) today announces the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of Jonathan Payne's The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll'd, directed by Awoye Timpo (Sept. 7-Oct. 6, at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project).  This world premiere marks the first full production from the mordantly funny and unsparing voice of Jonathan Payne.

The Playwrights Realm Presents THE REVOLVING CYCLES TRULY AND STEADILY ROLL'D Photo The Playwrights Realm Presents THE REVOLVING CYCLES TRULY AND STEADILY ROLL'D
by Julie Musbach - Jul 11, 2018

The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director; Roberta Pereira, Producing Director) kicks off its 2018-2019 season with the world premiere of Jonathan Payne's The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll'd, directed by Awoye Timpo (Sept. 7-Oct. 6, at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project). Having fostered the careers of breakout playwrights such as Sarah DeLappe (Pulitzer Prize finalist The Wolves), Lauren Yee (The Hatmaker's Wife), Jen Silverman(Crane Story, The Moors), Mfoniso Udofia (Sojourners), and Donja R. Love(Sugar in Our Wounds), The Realm continues to spotlight new playwrights setting the tone for the future of American theatre. This world premiere marks the first full production from the mordantly funny and unsparing voice of Jonathan Payne.

Alexis Williams Joins The Playwrights Realm as Company's First-Ever Associate Artisti Photo Alexis Williams Joins The Playwrights Realm as Company's First-Ever Associate Artistic Director
by Julie Musbach - Jun 25, 2018

The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director; Roberta Pereira, Producing Director) today announced that Alexis Williams, a former agent at Bret Adams Artists' Agency who has surefootedly assumed multiple roles within the theatre industry, will be joining the company's dynamic team as their first-ever Associate Artistic Director.

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