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Previews: BIPOC Play Reading Series To Include THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL And FOR COLO Photo Previews: BIPOC Play Reading Series To Include THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL And FOR COLORED GIRLS... At Straz TECO Theatre
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Mar 1, 2023

The Ballad of Emmett Till is the true account of a black 14-year-old boy who was tortured and brutally murdered for allegedly flirting with a white woman in 1955 Mississippi.

Phillipa Soo, Steven Pasquale, Ali Ewoldt And More Nominated for Helen Hayes Awards Photo Phillipa Soo, Steven Pasquale, Ali Ewoldt And More Nominated for Helen Hayes Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 30, 2023

Nominations have been announced for the 37th Helen Hayes Awards, which will be presented on Monday, May 22. Nominees include productions from Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, GALA Hispanic Theatre and more.

Ping Chong and Company Reveals New Artistic Leadership Team Photo Ping Chong and Company Reveals New Artistic Leadership Team
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 12, 2023

Performer and director Nile Harris and playwright, director, and dramaturg Talvin Wilks will join Ping Chong and Company Managing Director Jane Jung and Associate Director Sara Zatz to form the pioneering organization’s new Artistic Leadership Team.

Generation Now Partnership Announces First Round Of Commissions Photo Generation Now Partnership Announces First Round Of Commissions
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 9, 2023

As part of their landmark partnership, the five Generation Now theatres (Latino Theater Company, Ma-Yi Theater Company, Native Voices at the Autry, Penumbra, and Children's Theatre Company) have awarded their first round of commissions to four incredible projects.

National Queer Theater Presents Workshop Of New Solo Show By Ayla Sullivan In NYC Photo National Queer Theater Presents Workshop Of New Solo Show By Ayla Sullivan In NYC
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 25, 2022

Today. National Queer Theater has announced that it will produce a workshop of a new play created and performed by Ayla Xuan Chi Sullivan (they/them), a Black and Vietnamese, queer, nonbinary, interdisciplinary arts practitioner, and directed by Roger Q. Mason (they/them). Gaven Trinidad (they/them) will serve as dramaturg.

Review: THE TILL TRILOGY at Mosaic Theater Company Photo Review: THE TILL TRILOGY at Mosaic Theater Company
by Olivia Murray - Oct 17, 2022

I strongly encourage anyone who can, to go see at least one if not all three parts of this story.

Embracing Arlington Arts Releases EMMETT TILL TRILOGY AND RACIAL JUSTICE Education Po Photo Embracing Arlington Arts Releases EMMETT TILL TRILOGY AND RACIAL JUSTICE Education Podcast Series
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 28, 2022

The non-profit organization Embracing Arlington Artss has released its 'Emmett Till Trilogy and Racial Justice - Theaters Keeping the Conversation Going' four-part Educational Podcast Series.

Harlem Stage Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT: EXAMINED & More Photo Harlem Stage Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT: EXAMINED & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2022

Harlem Stage has announced highlights of its 2022-2023 season, whose centerpiece is a seven-event series devoted to deepening and unpacking understandings of the Black Arts Movement, its intersections with the larger Black Power Movement, and its historic and cultural relevance in today’s America.

Mosaic Theater Honors Civil Rights Icon In THE TILL TRILOGY Photo Mosaic Theater Honors Civil Rights Icon In THE TILL TRILOGY
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2022

Mosaic Theater Company commences its first season helmed by Artistic Director Reginald L. Douglas with Ifa Bayeza's highly anticipated theatrical anthology The Till Trilogy, on stage October 4 - November 20, 2022.

Photos: On the the Red Carpet for Opening Night of FOR COLORED GIRLS... Photo Photos: On the the Red Carpet for Opening Night of FOR COLORED GIRLS...
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 21, 2022

The Broadway revival of Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf, directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Camille A. Brown opened just last night at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet below!

Mosaic Theater Company of DC Announces 2022-23 Season
by Stephi Wild - Mar 11, 2022

Mosaic Theater Company of DC is proud to announce its compelling 2022/23 season, the first season selected and planned by Mosaic’s new Artistic Director, Reginald L. Douglas.

New Edition of FOR COLORED GIRLS to be Published With Introduction by Camille A. Brow Photo New Edition of FOR COLORED GIRLS to be Published With Introduction by Camille A. Brown
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2022

Scribner has announced the April 2022 reissue of the award-winning play for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange, in celebration of its upcoming Broadway revival by Tony nominated choreographer and director, Camille A. Brown.

Leviathan Lab Announces Directors And Casting For Its National Filipino American Hist Photo Leviathan Lab Announces Directors And Casting For Its National Filipino American History Month Reading Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 12, 2021

In celebration of National Filipino American History Month, Leviathan Lab will present readings of three new plays by rising Filipino American playwrights in October 2021.

San Diego's Premiere Black Theatre, Common Ground Theatre, Announces 2020-21 Season Photo San Diego's Premiere Black Theatre, Common Ground Theatre, Announces 2020-21 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 9, 2020

San Diego's premiere Black theatre, Common Ground Theatre, is proud to announce its 2020-21 season, filled with virtual and outdoor performances around the theme of “Raising Our Consciousness to a Higher Level.” In partnership with Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, Common Ground Theatre's season seeks to provide a “common ground” for people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds to participate, interact, connect and share their love of theatre.

BWW Review: THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL at Fountain Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL at Fountain Theatre
by Shari Barrett - Sep 6, 2020

Part history, part mystery and part ghost story, Bayezaa??s lyrical integration of past, present, fact and legend turns Emmetta??s story into a soaring work of music, poetic language and riveting theatricality, transformed into an online format that breaks the notion of what a virtual performance can be. With the actors seen as cut-outs inserted into backdrops to fit each scene, characters move about each other in cars, on a living room couch, or while riding on a Ferris Wheel as if they really are in the scene together at the same time.

The American Theatre Critics Association Names Stephanie Alison Walker Winner of the  Photo The American Theatre Critics Association Names Stephanie Alison Walker Winner of the 2019 Francesca Primus Prize
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2020

The American Theatre Critics Association named Stephanie Alison Walker as the recipient of the 2019 Francesca Primus Prize, which recognizes an emerging woman playwright. The prize, administered through ATCA, is named in honor of Francesca Primus, a playwright, dramaturg, theater critic, and ATCA member who died of cancer in 1992.

Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, August 28- with Sierra Boggess, Linda Lavin, and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, August 28- with Sierra Boggess, Linda Lavin, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 28, 2020

Today (August 28) in live streaming: Sierra Boggess visits Backstage Live, Virtual Halston welcomes Linda Lavin, and so much more!

Original Cast of the Fountain Theatre's THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL Reunites for Online Photo Original Cast of the Fountain Theatre's THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL Reunites for Online Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 12, 2020

The original director and cast of the Fountain Theatre's 2010, multiple award-winning production of The Ballad of Emmett Till by Ifa Bayeza will reunite for a live-streamed reading of the play on Friday, Aug. 28, which marks the 65th anniversary of Till's murder.

The American Theatre Critics Association Names Finalists for 2020 Francesca Primus Pr Photo The American Theatre Critics Association Names Finalists for 2020 Francesca Primus Prize
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2020

The American Theatre Critics Association has selected three finalists for the 2019 Francesca Primus Prize, which recognizes an emerging woman playwright. The prize, administered through ATCA, is named in honor of Francesca Primus, a playwright, dramaturg, theater critic, and ATCA member who died of cancer in 1992.

Children's Theatre Company Announces Updates to 2020â€"2021 Season Photo Children's Theatre Company Announces Updates to 2020â€"2021 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 1, 2020

Children's Theatre Company announced today updates to the 2020-2021 Season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CTC will begin stage productions in March 2021 with its original production, Seedfolks, which will run for six weeks on the Cargill Stage from March 2 - April 11, 2021.

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