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The Geffen Playhouse has been a hub of the Los Angeles theater scene since opening its doors in 1995. Noted for its intimacy and celebrated for its world-renowned mix of classic and contemporary plays, provocative new works and second productions, the Geffen Playhouse continues to present a body of ... (read complete bio)
 

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The Geffen Playhouse has been a hub of the Los Angeles theater scene since opening its doors in 1995. Noted for its intimacy and celebrated for its world-renowned mix of classic and contemporary plays, provocative new works and second productions, the Geffen Playhouse continues to present a body of ... (read complete bio)
Geffen Playhouse Launches 2021/2022 Cycle Of 'The Writers' Room' Playwrights Group Photo Geffen Playhouse Launches 2021/2022 Cycle Of 'The Writers' Room' Playwrights Group
by Stephi Wild - Jul 16, 2021

Applications for the program are now open to all playwrights who currently reside in Los Angeles. The submission deadline is 9:00 p.m. PDT August 16, 2021. Learn more here!

Playwrights Horizons Announces Full Lineup and Dates for 2021-22 Season Photo Playwrights Horizons Announces Full Lineup and Dates for 2021-22 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2021

Playwrights Horizons today announced its 2021-22 season. The influential Off-Broadway institution returns to in-person performance after 18 months in which, under new artistic leadership, it has marked its 50th anniversary and reflected deeply on the role the theater should play in the life of its city, its country, and the world.

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company Announces Marti Lyons as its New Artistic Director Photo Remy Bumppo Theatre Company Announces Marti Lyons as its New Artistic Director
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 12, 2021

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company has announced Marti Lyons as artistic director. Lyons assumes this role effective immediately. Lyons was selected after a national search led by ALJP Consulting, with a search committee composed of select staff, Core Ensemble members, Board members and representatives of the local community.

San Francisco Playhouse Presents THE SONG OF THE SUMMER By Lauren Yee Photo San Francisco Playhouse Presents THE SONG OF THE SUMMER By Lauren Yee
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 9, 2021

San Francisco Playhouse presents The Song of Summer by Lauren Yee, directed by Bill English.

Boise Contemporary Theater Announces Selections for the Inaugural BIPOC Playwright's  Photo Boise Contemporary Theater Announces Selections for the Inaugural BIPOC Playwright's Festival
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 8, 2021

Boise Contemporary Theater, the only professional theater in the state of Idaho that focuses entirely on new and contemporary plays, is thrilled to announce the selections for its inaugural BIPOC Playwrights Festival, made possible by the Idaho Women's Charitable Foundation and the Morrison Center Endowment Foundation. The festival will take place August 2-14th at the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts.

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.

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!

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.

Warehouse Theatre Announces Second Production of Their 2019 World Premiere Play, POWE Photo Warehouse Theatre Announces Second Production of Their 2019 World Premiere Play, POWER OF SAIL
by Neil Shurley - Jun 29, 2021

'This is what professional regional theatres should do: originate important work that then travels to larger cities.'

Geffen Playhouse Announces Upcoming Season Featuring Bryan Cranston and More Photo Geffen Playhouse Announces Upcoming Season Featuring Bryan Cranston and More
by Stephi Wild - Jun 29, 2021

The 25th Anniversary season will launch September 14, 2021, and run through July 24, 2022. Learn more about all of the upcoming productions.

Casting Announced For THE SONG OF THE SUMMER By Lauren Yee at San Francisco Playhouse Photo Casting Announced For THE SONG OF THE SUMMER By Lauren Yee at San Francisco Playhouse
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 26, 2021

San Francisco Playhouse announced casting for The Song of Summer by Lauren Yee, directed by Bill English.

Colman Domingo to Adapt His Play DOT as a TV Series Entitled WEST PHILLY, BABY Photo Colman Domingo to Adapt His Play DOT as a TV Series Entitled WEST PHILLY, BABY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2021

Colman Domingo is¬†adapting his play ‚ÄúDot‚ÄĚ into a TV series entitled 'West Philly, Baby.' The series will be co-produced¬†by AMC Studios and the AMC Networks-owned streamer ALLBLK.

VIDEO: Austin Scott Talks GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY & More on the Latest Episode of Photo VIDEO: Austin Scott Talks GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY & More on the Latest Episode of 32 BAR CUT
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2021

On this week's episode of 32 Bar Cut: The Show, we are sitting down with Broadway star Austin Scott to discuss his time starring on Broadway in the title role of Hamilton, his newest Broadway show, Girl from the North Country, and how his launch to Broadway began. 

Caroline Stefanie Clay Joins University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts Faculty as Photo Caroline Stefanie Clay Joins University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts Faculty as Professor of the MFA Acting Program
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2021

The University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts recently completed a national search to fill the position of the lead acting professor. The department has announced that Caroline Stephanie Clay will be joining the faculty this fall as lead acting professor of the MFA acting program.

Patti LuPone and Carrie Fisher to Receive Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2022 Photo Patti LuPone and Carrie Fisher to Receive Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2022
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 17, 2021

The 2022 inductees for Hollywood's iconic Walk of Fame have been announced and among this year's star recipients are two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone and late pop culture icon and Broadway playwright, Carrie Fisher. 

New Conservatory Theatre Center Announces 2021-2022 Season Featuring World Premiere o Photo New Conservatory Theatre Center Announces 2021-2022 Season Featuring World Premiere of INTERLUDE and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2021

New Conservatory Theatre Center will celebrate 40 years of serving the Bay Area LGBTQ+ community, and its long-awaited return to live performances with a captivating 21-22 Season of two World Premieres, one Rolling World Premiere, one Regional Premiere, two West Coast Premieres, and a special musical celebration waiting in the wings. 

Geffen Playhouse Announces Annual BACKSTAGE AT THE GEFFEN Gala Photo Geffen Playhouse Announces Annual BACKSTAGE AT THE GEFFEN Gala
by Stephi Wild - Jun 11, 2021

One of the company's most anticipated events of the year, Backstage at the Geffen provides an intimate setting for guests to enjoy exclusive behind-the-scenes stories from some of the most prominent celebrities in Hollywood, as well as surprise, unannounced performances that span the live arts spectrum.

VIDEO: Alfred Molina Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! Photo VIDEO: Alfred Molina Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 5, 2021

Watch as Richard Ridge chats with stage and screen star Alfred Molina, who will soon appear in We Have To Hurry, streaming live via Broadway on Demand for two performances only, Saturday, June 5th at 8pm and Sunday, June 6th at 3pm.

New Dramatists Welcomes Alumni Sharon Bridgforth And Qui Nguyen To The Board Photo New Dramatists Welcomes Alumni Sharon Bridgforth And Qui Nguyen To The Board
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 4, 2021

New Dramatists, an artistic home and developmental laboratory for professional playwrights, is proud to announce two new board members, Sharon Bridgforth and Qui Nguyen. Both Bridgforth and Nguyen are playwrights and alumni of New Dramatists, where each held a seven-year residency.

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Spotlight Series Presents Zoe Sarnak June 1 Photo A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Spotlight Series Presents Zoe Sarnak June 1
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 27, 2021

THE SPOTLIGHT SERIES, a bi-monthly live streamed concert series created by A LITTLE NEW MUSIC will¬† ‚Äúspotlight‚ÄĚ the dynamic music of composer/lyricist Zoe Sarnak, on June 1st.¬†

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