Ellen McLaughlin News

 
Date of Birth: November 09, 1957 (61)

Birth Place: Cambridge, MA, USA
Maria Friedman Stars In Reading Of New Musical THE TROJAN WOMENMaria Friedman Stars In Reading Of New Musical THE TROJAN WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019

The cast is set for an industry reading of The Trojan Women, which will be presented on 9 August 2019, at Dragon Hall in Covent Garden. (more...)

Red Bull Theater Announces Cast for THE NINTH ANNUAL     SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVALRed Bull Theater Announces Cast for THE NINTH ANNUAL SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for their ninth annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes, featuring two brand new commissions from Kia Corthron and Marcus Gardley, alongside six brand new plays that have been chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country: Kate Abbruzzese, Terry Glaser, Eric Pfeffinger, Bridgette Dutta Portman, David Lerner Schwartz, Sofya Levitsky Weitz, and Matthew Wells. (more...)

Prototype: Opera I Theatre I Now Announces Eighth Annual FestivalPrototype: Opera I Theatre I Now Announces Eighth Annual Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019

With its eighth innovative season in 2020, PROTOTYPE: Opera | Theatre | Now continues its rigorous exploration of the work, producing and presenting an abundance of provocative shows in the interstitial realms between music, operatic tradition, and theatre. This season, Beth Morrison Projects and HERE's meteoric annual festival lands on stages across New York from January 9-18, presenting 6 works by 23 composers and librettists along with hundreds of collaborators - productions ranging from black-box chamber opera to multi-media rock concerts.  (more...)

The Flea Announces 2019/20 Season with Mac Wellman and Taylor MacThe Flea Announces 2019/20 Season with Mac Wellman and Taylor Mac
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019

Following on the success of the 201718 SEASON OF WOMXN and 201819 COLOR BRAVE SEASON, The Flea announced today that its 201920 Season will be the SEASON OF ANARCHY: THE RETURN OF THE MACS as they welcome back playwrights, poets and activists Mac Wellman and Taylor Mac. (more...)

The Flea Theater Announces New Resident DirectorsThe Flea Theater Announces New Resident Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019

The Flea Theater is proud to announce the addition of six new Resident Directors to its intensive practicum for early-career directors. Rebecca Aparicio, Jake Beckhard, Daniella Caggiano, Lauren DeLeon, Will Steinberger, and Raz Golden will join the current group of Resident Directors.  (more...)

Red Bull Theater Announces Selections for THE NINTH ANNUAL SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVALRed Bull Theater Announces Selections for THE NINTH ANNUAL SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019

Red Bull Theater today announced the selections for their ninth annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes, featuring two brand new commissions from Kia Corthron and Marcus Gardley, alongside six brand new plays that have been chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country: Kate Abbruzzese, Terry Glaser, Eric Pfeffinger, BrIdgette Dutta Portman, David Lerner Schwartz, Sofya Levitsky Weitz, and Matthew Wells. (more...)

3VIEWS ON THEATER Launches This Fall3VIEWS ON THEATER Launches This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019

The Lillys - in partnership with a broad coalition of theater artists - is pleased to announce 3Views on Theater, a new online journal aimed to expand and deepen theater journalism, writing in many voices about our community. 3Views will generate original content in three categories: Reviews, Interviews, and Purviews (articles submitted by theater artists including responses to reviews, original reviews, opinion pieces, and features). (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company Announces Final MICHAEL KAHN AND FRIENDS: OFF THE RECORD EventShakespeare Theatre Company Announces Final MICHAEL KAHN AND FRIENDS: OFF THE RECORD Event
by Sarah Hookey - May 22, 2019

Shakespeare Theatre Company's Artistic Director Michael Kahn invites theatre-lovers to the final evening of intimate conversations about his career in D.C. as he prepares to step down as Artistic Director. (more...)

Baruch Performing Arts Center At Baruch College Announces 2019/2020 SeasonBaruch Performing Arts Center At Baruch College Announces 2019/2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019

Baruch Performing Arts Center at Baruch College announces its 2019-20 Season of music, theatre, dance, opera and more, a season spanning genres and cultural influences, rich in imagination and ideas. (more...)

BWW Feature: MICHAEL KAHN & FRIENDS, Off The Record At The Shakespeare Theatre Of WashingtonBWW Feature: MICHAEL KAHN & FRIENDS, Off The Record At The Shakespeare Theatre Of Washington
by Mary Lincer - May 21, 2019

The fun of an evening such as this week's 'Michael Kahn & Friends, Off the Record: The Lansburgh Years, 1992-2007' derives from the relaxed, unscripted content provided by those who usually offer scripts to an audience. The three actors and one former administrative colleague who joined Kahn at the Harman Wednesday to visit memory lane required little prompting by moderator Tom Story to recall and reminisce about their work with the Shakespeare Theatre Company during the Lansburgh Years. Once Story asked each to remember his/her first meeting with Michael Kahn, a series of photos of past productions drove the evening of anecdotes. (more...)

Play On Shakespeare Announces Actors And Directors For PLAY ON!Play On Shakespeare Announces Actors And Directors For PLAY ON!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019

Play On Shakespeare today announces an expansive list of compelling actors and dynamic directors confirmed to participate in the Play on! Festival, presented in association with Classic Stage Company (CSC) and Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF). Play on! features 39 readings of new, work-in-progress translations of Shakespeare's plays into contemporary modern English by some of today's most exciting playwrights-May 29-June 30 at the Lynn F. Angelson Theater at CSC (136 E. 13th Street). In 2015, Oregon Shakespeare Festival launched an ambitious 39-play, three-year commissioning project, Play on!, tasking 36 playwrights-more than half of whom were women and playwrights of color, each paired with a dramaturg-to translate Shakespeare's canon in celebration of the enduring impact of the Bard's work. Supported by a generous grant from the Hitz Foundation and inspired by long-time patron Dave Hitz's passion for Shakespeare, the project was and continues to be led by Lue Morgan Douthit. For more information, visit playonfestival.org. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ORESTEIA at Shakespeare Theatre CompanyBWW Review: THE ORESTEIA at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Rachael Goldberg - May 9, 2019

Michael Kahn's final production at Shakespeare Theatre Company deeply understands the underlying questions and humanity of the tale, and draws out an emotional, sympathetic performance that rings with a relevance to our lives today. Under his direction, 'The Oresteia' is not just insight to our shared history, but also into the world we want to build. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Shakespeare Theatre Co's THE ORESTEIAPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Shakespeare Theatre Co's THE ORESTEIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019

On Sunday, April 21, 2019, Shakespeare Theatre Company opened the doors to Sidney Harman Hall to theatregoers to experience Open Rehearsal for The Oresteia, freely adapted by Ellen McLaughlin from Aeschylus' trilogy and directed by Shakespeare Theatre Company's outgoing Artistic Director Michael Kahn. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company Announces Free And Final Open Rehearsal For THE ORESTEIAShakespeare Theatre Company Announces Free And Final Open Rehearsal For THE ORESTEIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019

On Sunday, April 21, 2019, everyone is invited to the Open Rehearsal for The Oresteia, freely adapted by Ellen McLaughlin from Aeschylus' trilogy and directed by Shakespeare Theatre Company's outgoing Artistic Director Michael Kahn. (more...)

CSUF's LYSISTRATA Opens This FridayCSUF's LYSISTRATA Opens This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019

"Lysistrata" tells the story of the legendary Athenian, Lysistrata, who calls upon the women of Greece to help put an end to the Peloponnesian War. In order to do so, all women must refuse to have sex with their husbands until they agree to peace in Greece. Inspired by Aristophanes and adapted by Ellen McLaughlin, "Lysistrata" is directed by award-winning actor/director Rufus Bonds Jr., and runs from April 12-May 5, 2019 in the Hallberg Theatre on campus. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company Announces Next Michael Kahn And Friends: Off The Record EventShakespeare Theatre Company Announces Next Michael Kahn And Friends: Off The Record Event
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019

Shakespeare Theatre Company's Artistic Director Michael Kahn invites theatre-lovers to the second event of a series of intimate conversations about his career in D.C. as he prepares to retire. Open, unrehearsed and off the record, invited speakers will swap anecdotes and share memories about Michael Kahn's 33 years directing at the Shakespeare Theatre Company. The discussions focus on three distinct eras in STC's history and chronicle D.C.'s changing theatre scene. This second Michael Kahn and Friends: Off the Record will focus primarily on the formation of the Shakespeare Theatre Company in its second location: the Lansburgh Theatre (1992-2006). (more...)

Play On Shakespeare With CSC And OSF Present PLAY ON! FESTIVALPlay On Shakespeare With CSC And OSF Present PLAY ON! FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019

Play On Shakespeare in association with Classic Stage Company (CSC) and Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) presents the Play on! festival-featuring 39 readings of new, work-in-progress translations of Shakespeare's plays into contemporary modern English by some of today's most exciting playwrights-May 29-June 30 at the Lynn F. Angelson Theater at CSC (136 E. 13th Street).In 2015, Oregon Shakespeare Festival launched an ambitious 39-play, three-year commissioning project, Play on!, tasking 36 playwrights-more than half of whom were women and playwrights of color, each paired with a dramaturg-to translate Shakespeare's canon in celebration of the enduring impact of the Bard's work. Supported by a generous grant from the Hitz Foundation and inspired by long-time patron Dave Hitz's passion for Shakespeare, the project was and continues to be led by Lue Morgan Douthit. For more information, visit playonfestival.org. (more...)

Adelphi's Department Of Theatre Presents LYSISTRATAAdelphi's Department Of Theatre Presents LYSISTRATA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2019

The students of Adelphi's Department of Theatre perform Lysistrata adapted by Ellen McLaughlin at Adelphi's Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Tuesday, April 23, through Sunday, April 28. (more...)

OPERA America Awards $100,000 In Discovery Grants For Female ComposersOPERA America Awards $100,000 In Discovery Grants For Female Composers
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of Discovery Grants from the Opera Grants for Female Composers program, which is made possible through the generosity of the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. (more...)

BWW Review: PENELOPE at KC Lyric OperaBWW Review: PENELOPE at KC Lyric Opera
by Kelly Luck - Mar 31, 2019

The Lyric's performance of 'Penelope' an unflinching look at the human cost of war, and the difficulty in truly coming home. (more...)

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