Edinburgh Fringe Favorite VIVIAN'S MUSIC, 1969 Returns to 59E59 TheatersEdinburgh Fringe Favorite VIVIAN'S MUSIC, 1969 Returns to 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

59E59 Theatersá(Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) welcomes the return engagement of the East to Edinburgh and Edinburgh Fringe favoriteáVIVIAN'S MUSIC, 1969, written byáMonica Baueráand directed byáGloryáKadigan. (more...)

LURED Jets to Italy Following Run at Theater for the New CityLURED Jets to Italy Following Run at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

LURED, a brutal and honest depiction of gay persecution in Russia, written by Frank J. Avella, and co-directed by Carlotta Brentan,áwill have a world premiere 3-week run at Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director)áNovember 8-25, 2018. Following its New York run, the play will head to Europe where it was accepted into the Onstage! American Theater Festival in Rome, Italy, with performances there on January 25thá& 26thá2019.áLUREDáwill be co-directed by Mr. Avella and Carlotta Brentan. (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory Announces Mei Ann Teo As Producing Artistic DirectorMusical Theatre Factory Announces Mei Ann Teo As Producing Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

'After much anticipation, it is with great joy that I introduce you to new Producing Artistic Director, Mei Ann Teo,' said Shakina Nayfack. 'She is a visionary interdisciplinary theatre maker and community organizer who brings with her to the job a wealth of experience in new works development, education, and fundraising. We are in great hands, and I have full confidence that MTF will achieve new levels of artistic excellence and organizational sustainability with her expertise and leadership. Please, join me in welcoming MTF's new Producing Artistic Director, Mei Ann Teo!' (more...)

Theater for the New City Stages LURED - An Honest and Brutal Depiction of Gay Persecution in RussiaTheater for the New City Stages LURED - An Honest and Brutal Depiction of Gay Persecution in Russia
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018

LURED, a brutal and honest depiction of gay persecution in Russia, written by Frank J. Avella, and co-directed by Carlotta Brentan,áwill have a world premiere 3-week run at Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director)áNovember 8-25, 2018. Following its New York run, the play will head to Europe where it was accepted into the Onstage! American Theater Festival in Rome, Italy, with performances there on January 25thá& 26thá2019.á (more...)

Rebecca Johannsen Returns To San Diego CSU San MarcosRebecca Johannsen Returns To San Diego CSU San Marcos
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

In a unique collaboration with CSU San Marcos, theatre artist and educatorá Rebecca Johannsen returns to San Diego to present her moving and powerful exploration of female soldiers. Women at War is devised from Johannsen's interviews conducted with the US Army's Female Engagement Team (FET) Unit, deployed to Afghanistan from 2012-2013. The unit's mission was to engage with the local female Afghan population to build relationships and gather intelligence. They often found themselves in combat zones before women were legally allowed in combat, and received intensive physical training to prepare for the mission. The production runs November 7-10. Talk-backs will follow each production in collaboration with CSUSM Veteran's Center. á á (more...)

Kim Whitener Steps Down as Executive Director of HEREKim Whitener Steps Down as Executive Director of HERE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

HERE's Board of Directors announces that long-time Producing/Executive DirectoráKim Whitener will step down from HERE Art Center this fall to return to creative producing and consulting with her company KiWi Productions, where she will work with a range of US artists and companies primarily in the contemporary opera-theater and music-theater worlds. (more...)

Vibrant Cast Presents Erik Ehn's Latest At Planet ConnectionsVibrant Cast Presents Erik Ehn's Latest At Planet Connections
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

When Joanna Demafelis' indebted family needed money to fix their typhoon-battered home, she followed in the footsteps of millions of other Filipinos and left to find work overseas. And like far too many Filipinos, her journey ended in tragedy. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2018

PLANET CONNECTIONS' PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE: This year, this event, designed to address a powerful social and topical issue facing our society today through engaging stage works, will explore the distinctions between gender and sexuality. The event will benefit THE ALI FORNEY CENTER. (more...)

Casting Complete For LURED In NYC And RomeCasting Complete For LURED In NYC And Rome
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Lured, written by Frank J. Avella, explores the persecution of gays in Russia and will have a World Premiere 3-week run at Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) November 8-25, 2018. In addition, the play was accepted into the Onstage! American Theater Festival in Rome, Italy, with performances January 25 & 26, 2019. Lured will be co-directed by Mr. Avella and Carlotta Brentan. The U.S. production is a TNC/Impetus Ensemble co-production. (more...)

Circle X Theatre Co. Presents Site Specific World Premiere Play HOLE IN THE SKYCircle X Theatre Co. Presents Site Specific World Premiere Play HOLE IN THE SKY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Circle X Theatre Co. presents the world premiere of a site-specific theatrical event, HOLE IN THE SKY, written by Octavio Solis and directed by Kate Jopson (Fefu and Her Friends). Commissioned by Circle X Theatre Co., HOLE IN THE SKY will have a press opening on Friday, August 24 at 8pm and continue through Sunday, September 23 at Courtship Ranch, 11270 Dominica Ave. in Lake View Terrace. (more...)

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Announces Writers for Reading SeriesPlanet Connections Theatre Festivity Announces Writers for Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (PCTF), the brainchild of arts professional Glory Kadigan, turns 10 years old. Known for its engaging and empowering series of plays every summer, the festivity is also celebrated for presenting readings of new works by some of New York's most prominent writers of independent theater. The multi-award-winning theatre festival, now under the direction of producing artistic director, Shaun Peknic, continues this tradition with a series of topical works making their first appearance in front of an audience. (more...)

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Celebrates 10 Years!Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Celebrates 10 Years!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (PCTF), the brainchild of arts professionalá Glory Kadigan, turns 10 years old. Known for its engaging and empowering series of plays every summer, the festivity is also celebrated for presentingá readingsáof new works by some of Ny's most prominent writers of independent theater. (more...)

Boston Court Pasadena Announces Selections for New Play Reading FestivalBoston Court Pasadena Announces Selections for New Play Reading Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Boston Court Pasadena announced the full details of its 14th annual New Play Reading Festival, July 19 - 28.á Curated by Literary Manager Emilie Beck, in concert with Artistic Directors Jessica Kubzansky and Michael Michetti, the New Play Reading Festival is a key component of Boston Court Pasadena's commitment to nurturing playwrights and new work, and continues the company's core mission of developing and programming works that are inherently theatrical, textually rich, and visually arresting. This year's Festival features four female playwrights. (more...)

Composer Lisa Bielawa and Director Charles Otte Receive LA Emmy Nominations for VIREOComposer Lisa Bielawa and Director Charles Otte Receive LA Emmy Nominations for VIREO
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

TheáTelevision Academyáhas announced 155 nominations in 47 categories for theá70th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards. ComposeráLisa Bielawaáand directoráCharles Otteáare nominees for their work onáVIREO: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser, the first episodic made-for-TV & online opera. Bielawa is nominated in theáCreative Technical Crafts ľ Composerácategory and Otte's nomination is forOutstanding Director ľ Programming. (more...)

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Announces Writers for Reading SeriesPlanet Connections Theatre Festivity Announces Writers for Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (PCTF), the brainchild of arts professional Glory Kadigan, turns 10 years old. Known for its engaging and empowering series of plays every summer, the festivity is also celebrated for presenting readings of new works by some of New York's most prominent writers of independent theater. The multi-award-winning theatre festival, now under the direction of producing artistic director, Shaun Peknic, continues this tradition with a series of topical works making their first appearance in front of an audience. (more...)

The University of Washington School of Drama Announces 2018 - 2019 SeasonThe University of Washington School of Drama Announces 2018 - 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

The University of Washington School of Drama, under the leadership of outgoing Executive Director Todd London, incoming Executive Director Lynn M. Thomas and incoming Associate Director Geoff Korf, is pleased to announce our 2018 -2019 season. (more...)

University of Washington School of Drama Announces New LeadershipUniversity of Washington School of Drama Announces New Leadership
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

The University of Washington School of Drama announced last month that Executive Director Todd London, who has served in that role since 2014, will step down in August. (more...)

York Theatre Co to Present Akin Babatunde In World Premiere Musical LONESOME BLUESYork Theatre Co to Present Akin Babatunde In World Premiere Musical LONESOME BLUES
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

The York Theatre Companyáin association with Documentary Artsápresents the world premiere of the new musical Lonesome Blues, based on the true story of legendary bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson, created by Alan Govenar (Texas in Paris) and AkináBabatunde (Blind Lemon Blues), directed by Katherine Owens (How Is It That We Live or Shakey Jake + Alice), performed by AkináBabatunde with David Weiss on guitar. (more...)

UW Drama Presents Karen Hartman's GOLDIE, MAX AND MILKUW Drama Presents Karen Hartman's GOLDIE, MAX AND MILK
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018

The final show in UW Drama's 2018-2019 mainstage season is Karen Hartman's hilarious, surprising, and deeply human comedy Goldie, Max and Milk. (more...)

THE TENTH PLANET: Planet Connections Turns 10THE TENTH PLANET: Planet Connections Turns 10
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

This summer, Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (PCTF), the brainchild of arts professional Glory Kadigan, turns 10 years old. In that decade, PCTF has successfully changed the landscape of the theatre festival and all of New York independent theatre. The multi-award-winning theatre festival will celebrate in a big way by premiering more than 50 timely and topical plays and musicals written by the next generation of playwrights. Each play contains a powerful message serving as a parable of various world themes. (more...)

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