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Photo Flash: Ensemble Theatre Company Presents THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE Photo Photo Flash: Ensemble Theatre Company Presents THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 27, 2018

Elvis has indeed left the building!  ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY (ETC) is thrilled to announce the second show of its 40th Anniversary Season, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE, written by Matthew Lopez, directed by Jenny Sullivan with choreography by Jamie Torcellini. THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE begins previews on Thursday, December 6, opens on Saturday, December 8, and runs through Sunday, December 23, 2018 at The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria Street in Santa Barbara.

Ensemble Theatre Company Continues Anniversary Season with THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBR Photo Ensemble Theatre Company Continues Anniversary Season with THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE
by Julie Musbach - Nov 12, 2018

Elvis has indeed left the building! ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY (ETC) is thrilled to announce the second show of its 40th Anniversary Season, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE, written by Matthew Lopez, directed by Jenny Sullivan with choreography by Jamie Torcellini. THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE begins previews on Thursday, December 6, opens on Saturday, December 8, and runs through Sunday, December 23, 2018 at The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria Street in Santa Barbara.

BWW Review: PIRIRA by J. Stephen Brantley and Directed by Ari Laura Kreith at Luna St Photo BWW Review: PIRIRA by J. Stephen Brantley and Directed by Ari Laura Kreith at Luna Stage
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 24, 2018

Pirira by J. Stephen Brantley opens Luna Stage's 2018-19 season with a bang. Under the new leadership of Ari Laura Kreith (who directed the production) Pirira continues and expands Luna's commitment to timely plays where social justice is an undercurrent.

Luna Stage Launches SHORT & SHOW with Midnights on Screen Followed by Pirira on Stag Photo Luna Stage Launches SHORT & SHOW with Midnights on Screen Followed by Pirira on Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 16, 2018

Luna Stage's newest program, Short & Show, joins the screening of a short film with a MainStage Luna production. In a distinctive Luna move, the theater company is offering a double bill of two works of art in two different disciplines: the showing of a thrilling new short film, Midnights, directed by NJ-based Alvaro Donado, and Pirira on the MainStage. Midnights was filmed on location in nearby Paterson, and this screening will be its West Orange premiere. Both works of art deal with decent people in dangerous situations who, against the odds, attempt to do the right thing. Luna's Short & Show will be Friday, October 19 (Midnights at 7:15pm, Pirira at 8pm) and Sunday, October 21 (Midnights at 2:15pm, Pirira at 3pm).

Luna Stage to Host an Illuminating Conversation with Grass Roots Activists Photo Luna Stage to Host an Illuminating Conversation with Grass Roots Activists
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 11, 2018

Luna Stage will host a lively post-show conversation with Elizabeth Juliver, Co-founder and Political Director of NJ 11th For Change, a grassroots progressive activist group centered in New Jersey's 11th Congressional district, where Democrat Mikie Sherril and Republican Jay Webber are running for the seat vacated by Peter Frelinghuysen. Also participating in the conversation are Analilia Mejia, Director on NJ Working Families, and Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Urban Studies at The New School. The discussion will follow the Saturday, October 13 performance of Pirira. Pirira is a vibrant, political, big-hearted play and will serve as the perfect partner for an animated and informative conversation with three progressive political activists about the nature of activism today and how to get get involved.

PIRIRA Opens At Luna Stage This Friday, Oct 12 Photo PIRIRA Opens At Luna Stage This Friday, Oct 12
by Julie Musbach - Oct 8, 2018

Luna Stage will launch its 2018-19 Season with J.Stephen Brantley's award-winning play Pirira, directed by Luna's new Artistic Director Ari Laura Kreith. Opening Night is set for Friday, October 12 at 8pm.

Photo Flash: FIrst Look at the NJ Premiere of PIRIRA Photo Photo Flash: FIrst Look at the NJ Premiere of PIRIRA
by Stephi Wild - Oct 5, 2018

Luna Stage will launch its 2018-19 Season with J.Stephen Brantley's award-winning play Pirira, directed by Luna's new Artistic Director Ari Laura Kreith. Set simultaneously in Malawi and New York, the play explores the challenges of international aid across interpersonal borders, and how we bridge seemingly impossible cultural divides.

Luna Stage Kicks Off 2018-2019 Season With NJ Premiere of PIRIRA Photo Luna Stage Kicks Off 2018-2019 Season With NJ Premiere of PIRIRA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

Luna Stage will launch its 2018-19 Season with J.Stephen Brantley's award-winning play Pirira, directed by Luna's new Artistic Director Ari Laura Kreith. Set simultaneously in Malawi and New York, the play explores the challenges of international aid across interpersonal borders, and how we bridge seemingly impossible cultural divides.

Luna Stage Kicks Off 2018-2019 Season With NJ Premiere of PIRIRA Photo Luna Stage Kicks Off 2018-2019 Season With NJ Premiere of PIRIRA
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 29, 2018

Luna Stage will launch its 2018-19 Season with J.Stephen Brantley's award-winning play Pirira, directed by Luna's new Artistic Director Ari Laura Kreith. Set simultaneously in Malawi and New York, the play explores the challenges of international aid across interpersonal borders, and how we bridge seemingly impossible cultural divides.

Luna Stage Hires New Leadership Photo Luna Stage Hires New Leadership
by Julie Musbach - Jul 16, 2018

Luna Stage Company launched a new era on July 1, when it welcomed Ari Laura Kreith as Artistic Director and Miriam Gardin as Managing Director. The new team has announced a MainStage season featuring four new plays set in locations ranging from Malawi to Manhattan. They are committed to developing work that inspires empathy, provokes dialogue, catalyzes action, and reflects local voices as well as national and international conversations.

Luna Stage 2018-19 Mainstage Season Announced Photo Luna Stage 2018-19 Mainstage Season Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 5, 2018

Luna Stage recently announced its 2018-2019 Mainstage season, featuring four new plays: one world premiere and three regional premieres. The plays are set in locations around the world, each exploring the question of how we come together across cultural and social divides. Luna's season begins October 4 and runs through April 28, and the plays will be Pirira by J. Stephen Brantley, The Assignment by Camilo Almonacid, Roan @ the Gates by Christina Gorman, and Heartland by Gabriel Jason Dean. All performances will take place in Luna's Mainstage theater, at 555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ. Season Passes are now on sale, and special discounts are available.

Blessed Unrest Presents THIS IS MODERN ART Photo Blessed Unrest Presents THIS IS MODERN ART
by Julie Musbach - Apr 27, 2018

Who decides what art is and where it belongs, and what is the role of race, class, and pedigree? THIS IS MODERN ART, the acclaimed and controversial 2014 play by Idris Goodwin and Kevin Coval, based on the 2010 "bombing" of the Art Institute of Chicago by an underground graffiti crew, is making its New York debut. The production by Blessed Unrest is directed by Jessica Burr and performing as part of the inaugural season of Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop (79 East 4th Street between Bowery & 2nd Ave., New York, NY 10003.)

Theatre 167 Brings New Musical About Environmental Activist Rachel Carson To Montclai Photo Theatre 167 Brings New Musical About Environmental Activist Rachel Carson To Montclair
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 4, 2018

A new musical about environmental activist Rachel Carson will be presented Jan 19 and 20 at Union Congregational Church in Montclair. The award-winning project with music by Jared Field and book/lyrics by Jessie Field will be directed by Montclair's Ari Laura Kreith and produced by Theatre 167 as part of their 167 West: Art Into Action series.

Jody Christopherson's Horror Piece AMP Begins Tonight at HERE Photo Jody Christopherson's Horror Piece AMP Begins Tonight at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

Goode Productions presents the World Premiere of AMP, a solo horror piece written and performed by Jody Christopherson, directed by Isaac Byrne (The Other Mozart; In Vestments) at HERE (145 Avenue of the Americas, entrance on Dominick Street, one block south of Spring Street), tonight, December 5, through December 19. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek below!

Theatre 167 Launches 167 WEST: ART INTO ACTION Series Exploring Social Justice Photo Theatre 167 Launches 167 WEST: ART INTO ACTION Series Exploring Social Justice
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

This month, Theatre 167 launches 167 West: Art into Action - a series of play readings exploring social justice/activist themes. The first three events in the series will take place in Montclair, New Jersey.

David Drake Named New Artistic Director of Provincetown Theater Photo David Drake Named New Artistic Director of Provincetown Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

The Board of Directors of The Provincetown Theater have announced the appointment of Obie Award winner David Drake as their new Artistic Director.

Theatre 167 to Launch 167 WEST: ART INTO ACTION Series Exploring Social Justice Photo Theatre 167 to Launch 167 WEST: ART INTO ACTION Series Exploring Social Justice
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

In November 2017, Theatre 167 will launch 167 West: Art into Action - a series of play readings exploring social justice/activist themes. The first three events in the series will take place in Montclair, New Jersey.

Photo Flash: First Look at OF MICE AND MEN, Now Extended at North Coast Rep Photo Photo Flash: First Look at OF MICE AND MEN, Now Extended at North Coast Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

North Coast Repertory has extended its run OF MICE AND MEN through November 19th, adding five more performances due to demand. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Jody Christopherson's AMP To Premiere At HERE this December Photo Jody Christopherson's AMP To Premiere At HERE this December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

Goode Productions (with Associate Producer Meredith Packer) will present the World Premiere of AMP, a solo horror piece written and performed by Jody Christopherson, directed by Isaac Byrne (The Other Mozart; In Vestments) at HERE.

North Coast Rep to Revive American Classic OF MICE AND MEN Photo North Coast Rep to Revive American Classic OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017

For its second play of Season 36, North Coast Rep is reviving John Steinbeck's classic drama novella-turned play, OF MICE AND MEN.

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