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2022 Horton Foote Prize Awarded to Christina Anderson for THE RIPPLE, THE WAVE THAT C Photo 2022 Horton Foote Prize Awarded to Christina Anderson for THE RIPPLE, THE WAVE THAT CARRIED ME HOME
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022

Mari Marchbanks (Founder and Executive Director) has announced that the 2022 Horton Foote Prize has been awarded to Christina Anderson for her play the ripple, the wave that carried me home.

Review: MEN ON BOATS at Contemporary Theater Company Photo Review: MEN ON BOATS at Contemporary Theater Company
by John McDaid - Aug 27, 2022

Explore the Colorado River in this taut, compelling — and darkly funny — production at the Contemporary Theater Company.

First Floor Theater to Launch 10th Season With Chicago Premiere of BOTTICELLI IN THE  Photo First Floor Theater to Launch 10th Season With Chicago Premiere of BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 23, 2022

First Floor Theater will launch its Tenth Season with the Chicago premiere of Jordan Tannahill’s Botticelli in the Fire, a hot-blooded queering of Renaissance Italy that questions the value of art at the collapse of society.

Buy Tickets Now For Wakefield Endless Summer on the Contemporary Theater Company Pati Photo Buy Tickets Now For Wakefield Endless Summer on the Contemporary Theater Company Patio
by Grace Cutler - Aug 20, 2022

On August 27 from 4 -11 pm, the courtyard around The Contemporary Theater Company and Phil’s Main Street Grille will be transformed into a pirate paradise for Wakefield Endless Summer!

MEN ON BOATS Comes to Contemporary Theater Company Beginning This Week Photo MEN ON BOATS Comes to Contemporary Theater Company Beginning This Week
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022

Ten explorers, four boats, and one mission: to map the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. In 1869, Major John Wesley Powell and his crew set off on an adventure, and now in 2022, you can see it onstage at Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus at The Contemporary Theater Company in Wakefield from August 12 – September 10.

Cast Announced for First Floor Theater's Chicago Premiere of BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE Photo Cast Announced for First Floor Theater's Chicago Premiere of BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 25, 2022

First Floor Theater is launching its Tenth Season with the Chicago premiere of Jordan Tannahill’s Botticelli in the Fire, a hot-blooded queering of Renaissance Italy that questions the value of art at the collapse of society.

BWW Interview: Maddie Tisdel, Director of HEAD OVER HEELS at Proud Mary Theatre Compa Photo BWW Interview: Maddie Tisdel, Director of HEAD OVER HEELS at Proud Mary Theatre Company
by Neil Shurley - Jun 26, 2022

Expect cross dressing, deceit, and general campy comedic hijinks.

Aurora Theatre Company Presents WIVES By Jaclyn Backhaus Photo Aurora Theatre Company Presents WIVES By Jaclyn Backhaus
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022

Aurora Theatre Company concludes its 30th season with the West Coast Premiere of Jaclyn Backhaus’ Wives.

Denise Burse, Nora Cole, Ebony Marshall-Oliver & More to Star in Clubbed Thumb's BODI Photo Denise Burse, Nora Cole, Ebony Marshall-Oliver & More to Star in Clubbed Thumb's BODIES THEY RITUAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 26, 2022

Clubbed Thumb has announced complete casting for the final production of the rescheduled 25th SUMMERWORKS festival of new plays, Bodies They Ritual. Performances will run June 22-July 2.

Contemporary Theater Company Presentsrh Ocean State Improv Festival Photo Contemporary Theater Company Presentsrh Ocean State Improv Festival
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2022

You walk into a theater and you have no idea what might happen… and neither do the performers onstage! The Contemporary Theater Company embraces this excitement with the 4th Annual Ocean State Improv Festival, June 8 – 11.

Pittsburgh Playhouse Announces 2022-23 Season Photo Pittsburgh Playhouse Announces 2022-23 Season
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2022

The award-winning Pittsburgh Playhouse at Point Park University, a multidisciplinary arts and entertainment center located in Downtown Pittsburgh, announced the lineup for their Inside/Outside Summer Series as well as over 30 performances across a multitude of arts disciplines for the 2022-2023 season.

MEN ON BOATS Comes to Chenango River Theatre in June Photo MEN ON BOATS Comes to Chenango River Theatre in June
by Stephi Wild - May 19, 2022

June 3-26, Chenango River Theatre will present the area premiere of Men On Boats, a raucous and lively new play by Jaclyn Backhaus.

Clubbed Thumb Announces Casts for 25th Annual SUMMERWORKS Productions Photo Clubbed Thumb Announces Casts for 25th Annual SUMMERWORKS Productions
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022

Tony Award-nominated and five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced complete casting for the rescheduled 25th SUMMERWORKS festival of new plays. 

Chenango River Theatre Announces 2022 Season Photo Chenango River Theatre Announces 2022 Season
by Stephi Wild - Mar 30, 2022

The greater Binghamton area's only professional, non-profit Equity theatre, Chenango River Theatre, under the direction of new Producing Artistic Director Zach Curtis will open their 2022 season on June 3. 

Clubbed Thumb Announces Full Programming For 25th SUMMERWORKS Festival Photo Clubbed Thumb Announces Full Programming For 25th SUMMERWORKS Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 10, 2022

Tony Award-nominated and five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced the complete line-up for the rescheduled 25th SUMMERWORKS festival of new plays. SUMMERWORKS will run May 20 – July 2, 2022 at The Wild Project (195 East 3rd Street) and will feature productions of three new plays.

Review Roundup: OUT OF TIME at the Public Theater Photo Review Roundup: OUT OF TIME at the Public Theater
by Review Roundups - Mar 2, 2022

NAATCO (National Asian American Theatre Company) is presenting the world premiere production of OUT OF TIME at The Public Theater. OUT OF TIME is written by Jaclyn Backhaus, Sam Chanse, Mia Chung, Naomi Iizuka, and Anna Ouyang Moench, Commissioned and Produced by NAATCO, and Conceived and Directed by Les Waters. This world premiere opened just last night and runs through Sunday, March 13.

Photos: NAATCO's OUT OF TIME Celebrates Opening Night at the Public Theater Photo Photos: NAATCO's OUT OF TIME Celebrates Opening Night at the Public Theater
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 2, 2022

NAATCO (National Asian American Theatre Company) is presenting the world premiere production of OUT OF TIME at The Public Theater. OUT OF TIME is written by Jaclyn Backhaus, Sam Chanse, Mia Chung, Naomi Iizuka, and Anna Ouyang Moench, Commissioned and Produced by NAATCO, and Conceived and Directed by Les Waters. This world premiere opened just last night and runs through Sunday, March 13.

Photos: First Look at NAATCO'S OUT OF TIME at The Public Theater Photo Photos: First Look at NAATCO'S OUT OF TIME at The Public Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 22, 2022

NAATCO (National Asian American Theatre Company) is presenting the world premiere production of OUT OF TIME at The Public Theater. OUT OF TIME is written by Jaclyn Backhaus, Sam Chanse, Mia Chung, Naomi Iizuka, and Anna Ouyang Moench, Commissioned and Produced by NAATCO, and Conceived and Directed by Les Waters.

MTC Announces Lineup for 2022 Ted Snowdon Reading Series Photo MTC Announces Lineup for 2022 Ted Snowdon Reading Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 18, 2022

Manhattan Theatre Club announced the lineup for the 2022 Ted Snowdon Reading Series. The readings kick off Monday, March 14 and will be held on Mondays through March 28. The readings will take place at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street). All readings are free and open to the public, but space is limited and RSVPs are required.

NAATCO's OUT OF TIME to Begin Next Week at The Public Photo NAATCO's OUT OF TIME to Begin Next Week at The Public
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 8, 2022

NAATCO (The National Asian American Theatre Company) and The Public Theater will begin performances of the world premiere of OUT OF TIME, a collection of five brand-new monologues by five award-winning Asian American playwrights, on Tuesday, February 15.

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