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Bio:
Ethan McSweeny's work as a theatre director includes the Broadway premiere of John Grisham's A Time to Kill and the 2000 revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man (Tony Award nomination, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Awards); the New York premieres of John Logan's Never the Sinner (Drama Desk & Outer ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Ethan McSweeny's work as a theatre director includes the Broadway premiere of John Grisham's A Time to Kill and the 2000 revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man (Tony Award nomination, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Awards); the New York premieres of John Logan's Never the Sinner (Drama Desk & Outer ... (read complete bio)
American Shakespeare Center Artistic Director, Ethan McSweeny, Resigns Photo American Shakespeare Center Artistic Director, Ethan McSweeny, Resigns
by Stephi Wild - Feb 22, 2021

American Shakespeare Center's artistic director since 2018, Ethan McSweeny, has resigned, effective February 11.

Amy Wratchford Departs the American Shakespeare Center
by Stephi Wild - Oct 9, 2020

Amy Wratchford, Managing Director of the American Shakespeare Center (ASC), announced her departure effective December 31, 2020. Wratchford has served as the Managing Director of the American Shakespeare Center since May 2010.

American Shakespeare Center Goes Global With OTHELLO On Marquee TV This Week Photo American Shakespeare Center Goes Global With OTHELLO On Marquee TV This Week
by Stephi Wild - Aug 27, 2020

On Friday, August 28, ASC will continue to share its SafeStart Season globally when the BlkFrs LIVE broadcast of the captivating masterpiece Othello debuts on Marquee TV at 7:15 PM (EDT).

American Shakespeare Center Announces Live Stream Performances Via Marquee TV Photo American Shakespeare Center Announces Live Stream Performances Via Marquee TV
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 14, 2020

American Shakespeare Center today announced that their Summer 2020 SafeStart Season will be available for online viewing in partnership with Marquee TV. Dubbed 'BlkFrs LIVE,' live performances of Shakespeare's hilarious romp Twelfth Night and his tragic masterpiece Othello will be available for synchronous streaming.

American Shakespeare Center Announces Summer 2020 'SafeStart' Programming Photo American Shakespeare Center Announces Summer 2020 'SafeStart' Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 12, 2020

American Shakespeare Center today announced its Summer 2020 'SafeStart' programming - an integrated approach to live and digital theatre that will offer two productions performed under a carefully developed series of mitigation protocols designed to keep actors, staff, and audiences safe.

American Shakespeare Center Announces Virtual #SHXCamp Photo American Shakespeare Center Announces Virtual #SHXCamp
by Stephi Wild - Jun 5, 2020

American Shakespeare Center announced today that in response to COVID-19 it will move its celebrated ASC Theatre Camp into the virtual world. Called #SHXCamp, this new approach to summer learning is a socially-distant, three-week immersive intensive for teens conducted entirely online.

American Shakespeare Center Adjusts to the Health Crisis By Bringing Content Online a Photo American Shakespeare Center Adjusts to the Health Crisis By Bringing Content Online and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 24, 2020

The Washington post has reported that due to the fact that in person performances have been cancelled, the American Shakespeare center is adjusting to the new normal by bringing their content online and more.

American Shakespeare Center Extends Actors' Renaissance Season on BlkFrsTV and More Photo American Shakespeare Center Extends Actors' Renaissance Season on BlkFrsTV and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2020

American Shakespeare Center has announced that their celebrated Actors' Renaissance Season is extended through May 10 via the company's streaming service, BlkFrsTV.

American Shakespeare Center's STREAMING ACTORS' RENAISSANCE SEASON Will Come to a Clo Photo American Shakespeare Center's STREAMING ACTORS' RENAISSANCE SEASON Will Come to a Close
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2020

American Shakespeare Center's celebrated Actors' Renaissance Season, now streaming on the company's digital theatre platform BlkFrsTV, must end April 19 in accordance with broadcast agreements with the performers union, Actors' Equity Association.

American Shakespeare Center Adds National Tour Production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREA Photo American Shakespeare Center Adds National Tour Production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Streaming Platform
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2020

American Shakespeare Center announced today the addition of Midsummer 90 to their newly established streaming platform, BlkFrsTV. The National Tour company's family-friendly, intermission-less adaptation of Shakespeare's most beloved comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream can now be streamed direct to a home or virtual classroom.

American Shakespeare Center To Release Seven Titles For Streaming Via Website Photo American Shakespeare Center To Release Seven Titles For Streaming Via Website
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 27, 2020

American Shakespeare Center announced today that in response to the COVID-19 forced suspension of activities, they will release four productions from their 2020 Actors' Renaissance Season and three productions from their National Tour for streaming through a ticketed system on the company's website.

Red Bull Theater Postpones THE ALCHEMIST Photo Red Bull Theater Postpones THE ALCHEMIST
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2020

Red Bull Theater today announced the postponement of their upcoming Off-Broadway production, The Alchemist, due to the circumstances surrounding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

American Shakespeare Center Will Livestream Full Performance of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S D Photo American Shakespeare Center Will Livestream Full Performance of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 20, 2020

In response to the nationwide crisis, American Shakespeare Center is going to attempt their first-ever livestream of a full performance: ASC's National Tour production of a special 90 minute adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Bartlett Sher, Julie Taymor and More to Attend TFANA Celebration of Andrew Weems Photo Bartlett Sher, Julie Taymor and More to Attend TFANA Celebration of Andrew Weems
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 11, 2020

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) will host a celebration of Andrew Weems (1961-2019). The celebration will take place at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn), TFANA's home, on Monday, February 17 at 7pm.

American Shakespeare Center Has Announced Principal Casting For Marquee Repertory Sea Photo American Shakespeare Center Has Announced Principal Casting For Marquee Repertory Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2020

American Shakespeare Center launches the 2020 Marquee Repertory season this summer navigating the waters of Venice, the glittering locale of Shakespeare's Othello and The Merchant of Venice and Ben Jonson's Volpone. In the fall, the world premiere of Keene, a companion play to Othello by breakout playwright Anchuli Felicia King, joins the repertory.

Kathleen Chalfant, Robert Cuccioli and More to Take Part in Red Bull Theater's Revela Photo Kathleen Chalfant, Robert Cuccioli and More to Take Part in Red Bull Theater's Revelation Readings
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 7, 2020

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director | Jim Bredeson, Managing Director) today announced the cast for the next offering of their season of REVELATION READINGS, the OBIE Award-winning series: Thomas Middleton's Women Beware Women, adapted by Jesse Berger, directed by José Zayas, featuring Juliana Canfield, Kathleen Chalfant, Robert Cuccioli, Zachary Fine, Sam Lilja, Matthew Rauch, Julia McDermott, Diana Oh, Luis Quintero, Laila Robins, Derek Smith, and John Douglas Thompson. This one-night-only event will take place on Monday January 27th at 7:30pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson Streets).

Red Bull Theater Continues the Revelation Readings with LOVE LIES A-BLEEDING Photo Red Bull Theater Continues the Revelation Readings with LOVE LIES A-BLEEDING
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 4, 2019

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director | Jim Bredeson, Managing Director) today announced the cast for the next of the 2019-'20 season of REVELATION READINGS, its OBIE Award-winning series: Beaumont & Fletcher's Love Lies A-Bleeding, directed by Carl Cofield and featuring Zach Appelman, Susan Heyward, Ezra Knight, Dela Meskienyar, Howard Overshown, Bhavesh Patel, Amelia Pedlow, Cara Ricketts and more to be announced. This one-night-only event will take place on Monday December 16th at 7:30pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson Streets).

Red Bull Theater Has Announced the Cast for First of 2019-'20 Season of Revelation Re Photo Red Bull Theater Has Announced the Cast for First of 2019-'20 Season of Revelation Readings: James Shirley's THE TRAITOR
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 6, 2019

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director | Jim Bredeson, Managing Director) today announced the cast for the first of the 2019-'20 season of REVELATION READINGS, its OBIE Award-winning series: James Shirley's The Traitor, directed by Nathan Winkelstein, will star Oge Agulue, Keith Hamilton Cobb, Christian Coulson, Sarah Herrman, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Daniel Jose Molina, Max Gordon Moore, Nneka Okafor, Antoinette Robinson, Socorro Santiago, and more to be announced.

Red Bull Theater Announces 2019-20 Season, Including The World Premiere Of THE ALCHEM Photo Red Bull Theater Announces 2019-20 Season, Including The World Premiere Of THE ALCHEMIST
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 17, 2019

THE WILLARD SUITCASES Starring Nancy Anderson Has World Premiere At American Shakespe Photo THE WILLARD SUITCASES Starring Nancy Anderson Has World Premiere At American Shakespeare Center
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2019

The Willard Suitcases, a new musical by Julianne Wick Davis, makes its world premiere debut at the American Shakespeare Center on October 4, directed by Ethan McSweeny and featuring Nancy Anderson (Wonderful Town Broadway, Kiss Me Kate West End). Inspired by Jon Crispin's photographs of suitcases discovered abandoned in the derelict Willard Asylum, Davis' song-cycle imagines the lives of the patients who packed those bags.

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