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Ricardo Gutiérrez to Step Down as Artistic Leader of Teatro Vista Photo Ricardo Gutiérrez to Step Down as Artistic Leader of Teatro Vista
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2020

Teatro Vista announced today Ricardo Gutiérrez is stepping down as Executive Artistic Director after helming the company's artistic mission for the past eight years.

Studio Theatre Awards Largest Number Of Commissions In Its History Photo Studio Theatre Awards Largest Number Of Commissions In Its History
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020

Building on over 40 years of producing powerful contemporary theatre, Studio Theatre is pleased to announce its largest class ever of commissioned artists to Studio R&D, its incubator to support the creation of new work.

BWW News: Studio Theatre Embarks on Largest Round of Commissioning in Its History, Aw Photo BWW News: Studio Theatre Embarks on Largest Round of Commissioning in Its History, Awarding Grants to Ten Theatre Artists and Supporting Audio Plays for The First Time
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020

Building on over 40 years of producing powerful contemporary theatre, Studio Theatre is pleased to announce its largest class ever of commissioned artists to Studio R&D, its incubator to support the creation of new work. Studio will award grants to 10 artists-playwrights, directors, and multidisciplinary creators-investing in its future while supporting theatre-makers and expanding the idea of what it means to be a generative artist. For the first time, Studio R&D commissions are being awarded to support the creation of audio plays, as Studio explores alternate modes of theatrical storytelling in response to the present moment.

John Logan, Will Arbery and More to Take Part in Victory Gardens Theater's YOUR WORLD Photo John Logan, Will Arbery and More to Take Part in Victory Gardens Theater's YOUR WORLD OFF STAGE
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2020

Victory Gardens Theater has announced Your World Off Stage, an online conversation series with artists from the upcoming 2020/2021 season and members of the VG Playwrights Ensemble.

Victory Gardens Announces 2020-2021 Season Including Four Premieres Photo Victory Gardens Announces 2020-2021 Season Including Four Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2020

Victory Gardens Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Executive Director Erica Daniels, announces the lineup for its 2020a?"2021 Season. Victory Gardens' 46th Season will include the Chicago premiere of Poor Yella Rednecks by Qui Nguyen; the world premiere of In Every Generation by Ali Viterbi; the acclaimed Chicago play Exit Strategy by Ike Holter; the Chicago premiere of cullud wattah by Erika Dickerson-Despenza, and the Chicago premiere of Heroes of the Fourth Turning by Will Arbery.

Goodman Theatre's SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Now Available to Stre Photo Goodman Theatre's SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Now Available to Stream
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020

Today, Goodman Theatre makes available for online streaming its production of Jocelyn Bioh's School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play directed by Lili-Anne Brown, while performances are suspended to mitigate spread of COVID-19.

Steep Theatre's THE LEOPARD PLAY Has Been Extended for Two Weeks Photo Steep Theatre's THE LEOPARD PLAY Has Been Extended for Two Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020

Steep Theatre is extending the run of Isaac Gomez' The Leopard Play, or sad songs for lost boys through March 14, adding eight more chances to catch this heart-wrenching and powerful play.

LiveRead@SDA will Launch its 2020 Season with CARRY ME Photo LiveRead@SDA will Launch its 2020 Season with CARRY ME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020

LiveRead@SDA will launch its 2020 season with CARRY ME, a new musical written by Kira Stone (The Light Rail, Salem) and Matthew Greene (Thousand Pines, Gregorian). LiveRead@SDA, a developmental series at The USC School of Dramatic Arts, was created to cultivate and provide critical support for the creation of innovative and contemporary new works for the American theatre.

PARASITE, JOJO RABBIT, and More Take Home Writers Guild of America Awards; Full List! Photo PARASITE, JOJO RABBIT, and More Take Home Writers Guild of America Awards; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2020

The Writers Guild of America Awards were handed out yesterday! Big winners for the night included Parasite and Jojo Rabbit in the film categories, and Succession and Barry for television.

BWW Review: SENDER at Urbanite Theatre Photo BWW Review: SENDER at Urbanite Theatre
by Lydia Baxter - Jan 25, 2020

Photo Flash: First Look at THE LEOPARD PLAY at Steep Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look at THE LEOPARD PLAY at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020

Laura Alcalá Baker will direct Steep's second commissioned play, Isaac Gomez' The Leopard Play, or sad songs for lost boys, opening January 24. Gomez has quickly become one of Chicago's, and the nation's, most exciting playwrights with productions being staged throughout the country. Alcalá Baker and Gomez recently collaborated on the world premiere production of his the way she spoke, and both are making their Steep Theatre debuts.

Victory Gardens Theater Continues its 45th Season With HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELF by Lili Photo Victory Gardens Theater Continues its 45th Season With HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELF by Liliana Padilla
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 45th season with the Co-World Premiere of How to Defend Yourself by Liliana Padilla and directed by Marti Lyons. A Co-World Premiere with Actors Theatre of Louisville, How to Defend Yourself runs January 24 - February 23, 2020, with press performance on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.

Steep Theatre Announces Casting For IRONBOUND Photo Steep Theatre Announces Casting For IRONBOUND
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019

Steep Ensemble Member Jonathan Berry returns to Steep to direct Martyna Majok's Ironbound, opening in April. Majok won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Cost of Living. Ironbound received a workshop production in 2014 at Steppenwolf Theatre. Steep Ensemble Member Jonathan Berry has been at the helm of many of the company's most memorable shows, including the recent smash-hit productions of Ike Holter's Red Rex and Simon Stephens' Birdland.

Casting Announced For Isaac Gomez THE LEONARD PLAY At Steep Theatre Photo Casting Announced For Isaac Gomez THE LEONARD PLAY At Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019

Laura Alcalá Baker will direct Steep's second commissioned play, Isaac Gomez' The Leopard Play, or sad songs for lost boys, opening January 24. Gomez has quickly become one of Chicago's, and the nation's, most exciting playwrights with productions being staged throughout the country. Alcalá Baker and Gomez recently collaborated on the world premiere production of his the way she spoke, and both are making their Steep Theatre debuts.

Chay Yew Will Depart as Victory Gardens Artistic Director at End of Season Photo Chay Yew Will Depart as Victory Gardens Artistic Director at End of Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019

The Victory Gardens Theater Board of Directors and Artistic Director Chay Yew today announce plans for Yew's departure from Victory Gardens at the end of the 2019-20 Season. An internationally renowned stage director and playwright, Yew has been the Artistic Director of Victory Gardens since July 2011. Yew will finish his ninth and final season through June 2020, and will pursue personal projects upon leaving the theater.

Playwrights Horizons Announces 2019 Commissions Photo Playwrights Horizons Announces 2019 Commissions
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019

According to American Theatre, Playwrights Horizons has announced its new roster of playwrights who have been commissioned to develop new works with the company.

ON THAT DAY IN AMSTERDAM Postpones Run Photo ON THAT DAY IN AMSTERDAM Postpones Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019

Primary Stages (Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Shane D. Hudson, Executive Director; Casey Childs, Founder) announced today that it will postpone its production of On That Day in Amsterdam, written by Clarence Coo (Beautiful Province (Belle Province -a?"Yale Drama Prize), which was planned to begin previews Friday, November 1 at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Ticketholders can contact their point of purchase for a refund. A new timeline for On That Day in Amsterdam will be determined and announced at a later date.

BWW Review: Ike Holter's SENDER at Denizen Theatre Sends Up Millennials Photo BWW Review: Ike Holter's SENDER at Denizen Theatre Sends Up Millennials
by Bruce Apar - Oct 17, 2019

Things are messy for our fine, fettered friends in Sender, a reminder that, even for the most grounded among us, life is messy by default, whether or not it's not our fault.

Announcing LiveRead@SDA Call For New Musical Submissions Photo Announcing LiveRead@SDA Call For New Musical Submissions
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019

The USC School of Dramatic Arts announces the call for submission for the fourth season of LiveRead@SDA, a developmental series created to cultivate and provide critical support for the creation of innovative and contemporary new works for the American theatre.

Aurora Theatre Company Presents Ike Holter's EXIT STRATEGY Photo Aurora Theatre Company Presents Ike Holter's EXIT STRATEGY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019

Aurora Theatre Company continues its dynamic 28th season with the Bay Area Premiere of Bryna Turner's BULL IN A CHINA SHOP.

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