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Bio:
Ensemble Studio Theatre (William Carden, Artistic Director; Paul A. Slee, Executive Director) -- commonly known as EST -- was founded by Curt Dempster in 1968 on the belief that extraordinary support yields extraordinary work. It is a dynamic and expanding family of theatre people committed to the ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Ensemble Studio Theatre (William Carden, Artistic Director; Paul A. Slee, Executive Director) -- commonly known as EST -- was founded by Curt Dempster in 1968 on the belief that extraordinary support yields extraordinary work. It is a dynamic and expanding family of theatre people committed to the ... (read complete bio)
Clubbed Thumb and Heidi Schreck Announce the CLUBBED THUMB CONSTITUTION COMMISSIONS Photo Clubbed Thumb and Heidi Schreck Announce the CLUBBED THUMB CONSTITUTION COMMISSIONS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2021

Tony Award-nominated and Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb and two-time Tony Award nominee Heidi Schreck have announced the Clubbed Thumb Constitution Commissions.

Ensemble Studio Theatre Announces 2021-2022 EST/Youngblood New Members Photo Ensemble Studio Theatre Announces 2021-2022 EST/Youngblood New Members
by Stephi Wild - Sep 17, 2021

EST celebrates the 2021/22 season's new members of Youngblood, the Obie Award-winning collective of emerging professional playwrights. Now in its 28th year, Youngblood serves as a creative home for the next generation of theatre artists.

WILD WOMEN OF PLANET WONGO Invades The Philadelphia Fringe Festival Photo WILD WOMEN OF PLANET WONGO Invades The Philadelphia Fringe Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 14, 2021

The 60s sci-fi immersive musical comedy Wild Women of Planet Wongo, a wacky B-movie inspired sci-fi comedy about a planet of Amazonian women who first encounter men when two bumbling astronauts crash on their planet, is coming virtually to the Philidelphia Fringe Festival after successful productions in New York City and Chicago.

Dramatists Guild Foundation Announces 2021 Award Recipients -- Brittany K. Allen, Avi Photo Dramatists Guild Foundation Announces 2021 Award Recipients -- Brittany K. Allen, Avi Amon, Emily Gardner Xu Hall, Paulo K Tiról
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021

Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) has announced this year's recipients of their annual Awards, honoring playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists who show promise in their writing to invest in the future of theater through their stories.

Boston Playwrights' Theatre Announces 2021-2022 Season Photo Boston Playwrights' Theatre Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) today announces the new plays that will comprise its 2021-2022 season. The line-up includes LORENA: a Tabloid Epic by Eliana Pipes, Gone Nowhere by Daniel C. Blanda, Incels and Other Myths by Ally Sass, Rx Machina by Caity-Shea Violette and Beasts by Cayenne Douglass.

Dramatists Guild Foundation Announces 2021 Recipients Including Brittany K. Allen, Av Photo Dramatists Guild Foundation Announces 2021 Recipients Including Brittany K. Allen, Avi Amon, and More
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Sep 9, 2021

Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) has announced this year’s recipients of their annual Awards, honoring playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists who show promise in their writing to invest in the future of theater through their stories.

Bjorn DuPaty and Garrett Turner Complete the Cast of THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Photo Bjorn DuPaty and Garrett Turner Complete the Cast of THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2021

Casting has been completed for the upcoming Broadway premiere of Thoughts of a Colored Man with Bjorn DuPaty and Garrett Turner joining as understudies. Rehearsals begin Tuesday, September 7th. 

UNCLE FUNCTION Returns to Asylum NYC This Month Photo UNCLE FUNCTION Returns to Asylum NYC This Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 2, 2021

Uncle Function continues their run at Asylum NYC on Friday September 10th at 7:30pm. The Uncle's celebratory performance will feature their signature brand of original sketch comedy, live musical performance and a special guest appearance by comedian Kyle Gordon.

Five Young Writers Selected To Be 'National Young Playwrights In Residence' At Echo T Photo Five Young Writers Selected To Be 'National Young Playwrights In Residence' At Echo Theater Company
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 31, 2021

Five early career, young playwrights have been selected as Echo Theater Company ‚ÄúNational Young Playwrights in Residence‚ÄĚ for 2021-22. The unique NYPR program uses digital platforms to connect young playwrights across the U.S. with professional mentors.

Sketch Comedy Group Uncle Function Returns to Asylum NYC This Month Photo Sketch Comedy Group Uncle Function Returns to Asylum NYC This Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 4, 2021

The Uncle's celebratory performance will feature their signature brand of original sketch comedy, live musical performance and a special guest appearance by comedian Johanna Hausman (Bill Nye Saves the World/Hyphenated).

Kumu Kahua Theatre Announces the 50th Season Festival of Plays Photo Kumu Kahua Theatre Announces the 50th Season Festival of Plays
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2021

Kumu Kahua Theatre has announced¬†their entire 50th Season of productions will be available to watch free of charge ‚Äď with a subtitle option - for one weekend in August 2021. On the morning of August 7th, 2021, a playlist of the 50th season of Kumu Kahua Theatre will be available to watch on YouTube until midnight on August 8th.

Outside Edge Theatre Company Will Workshop LESSONS FOR DRIVING Photo Outside Edge Theatre Company Will Workshop LESSONS FOR DRIVING
by Stephi Wild - Jul 21, 2021

Lessons for Diving by Silas Parry, directed by Matt Steinberg will be workshopped 19-24 July, with showcase on 24 July and performed by Sebasti√°n Capit√°n Viveros, Patrick McNamee and Dan Wolff. This will be followed by Kristian Phillips' Drift, directed by Matt Steinberg and performed by Tom Rhys Harries, workshopped 26 ‚Äď 28 July with the showcase on 28 July; and finally, Boomerang by Jack Stanley will be developed 29 ‚Äď 31 July, with the showcase on 31 July, directed by Jude Christian. Showcases will be at the Jerwood Space.

New Gender-Bending TWELFTH NIGHT Will Be Performed at the DC War Memorial Next Month Photo New Gender-Bending TWELFTH NIGHT Will Be Performed at the DC War Memorial Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2021

The adaptation is a 90-minute version with a music score excerpted from the 1960's and 70's pop songbook. It is among the first professional live theatre productions in the DC area next month.

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 ‚ÄúSweat,‚ÄĚ a Pulitzer-Prize winning drama fitting for the current times, followed by ‚ÄúDontrell, Who Kissed the Sea,‚ÄĚ exploring one young man‚Äôs present-day heroic quest. The season continues with ‚ÄúFireflies,‚ÄĚ a telling of the complexities of love and color, and ‚ÄúBehind the Sheet,‚ÄĚ the untold story behind the sacrifices made for a significant medical breakthrough. The season closes with ‚ÄúJitney,‚ÄĚ August Wilson's powerful look at one community‚Äôs unwavering determination and connection. Each production will include post-show talk backs and intergenerational matinees.

Cast Announced for 11th ANNUAL SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Presented by Red Bull Theater Photo Cast Announced for 11th ANNUAL SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Presented by Red Bull Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2021

Red Bull Theater today announced the selections for¬†The 2021 Short New Play Festival,¬†their eleventh annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes, featuring a¬†World Premiere from¬†JoseŐĀ Rivera,¬†alongside six brand new plays that have been selected from hundreds of open submissions from playwrights across the country.

Sketch Comedy Group Uncle Function Celebrates 5th (and 6th!) Anniversary at Asylum NY Photo Sketch Comedy Group Uncle Function Celebrates 5th (and 6th!) Anniversary at Asylum NYC Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 6, 2021

Uncle Function, 'one of NYC's premier sketch comedy troupes' will celebrate their 5th (and 6th--because no one celebrated anything in 2020) Anniversary Show at Asylum NYC on Friday July 9th at 7:30pm.

City Theatre Announces In-Person 2021-2022 Season Photo City Theatre Announces In-Person 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 2, 2021

City Theatre Company, Pittsburgh’s home for contemporary plays, has announced the details of the theatre’s 47th season of new works, taking place in-person beginning in September 2021. Reopening to audiences after 18 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, City Theatre will fully produce six plays, live and in-person.

Red Bull Theater Announces Selections for 11th ANNUAL SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Photo Red Bull Theater Announces Selections for 11th ANNUAL SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2021

Red Bull Theater today announced the selections for The 2021 Short New Play Festival, their eleventh annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes, featuring six brand new plays that have been selected from hundreds of open submissions from playwrights across the country, and more.

Yale Repertory Theatre Announces Season of Three Plays, January Through June 2022 Photo Yale Repertory Theatre Announces Season of Three Plays, January Through June 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2021

Yale Repertory Theatre will welcome audiences back to its theaters beginning in January 2022 for a season of three plays! The season will begin with a new production of Today is My Birthday, a critically-acclaimed comedy about loneliness in the age of connectivity, written by Susan Soon He Stanton and directed by Mina Morita.

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