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Live Source Theatre Group Presents PARX - One Night Only at Murray Park Photo Live Source Theatre Group Presents PARX - One Night Only at Murray Park
by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2021

Live Source Theatre Group (Chris Dieman, Artistic Director), as part of their 10th season, presents a special performance of the new play PARX.  The performance is outdoors at Long Island City's famed Murray Park (45th Road and 21st Street, Long Island City) at the mini-stage on the east side of the park.

The Public Theater Announces 2021-22 Season Featuring World Premieres of THE VISITOR, Photo The Public Theater Announces 2021-22 Season Featuring World Premieres of THE VISITOR, CULLUD WATTAH and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 12, 2021

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up today for The Public’s 2021-22 Season, returning to their landmark home on 425 Lafayette Street after the year-long pandemic shutdown with a robust slate of new productions and ongoing  programming.

Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Six 2021 Sloan Playwriting Commissions Photo Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Six 2021 Sloan Playwriting Commissions
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2021

Since 2001, MTC has awarded a total of 100 commissions through the Sloan Foundation Program. Learn more about this year's commissions here!

THEATRE FOR ONE: HERE IS FUTURE Returns to In-Person Performances at Brookfield Prope Photo THEATRE FOR ONE: HERE IS FUTURE Returns to In-Person Performances at Brookfield Properties' Manhattan West Plaza Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2021

The limited engagement of HERE IS FUTURE is produced by Octopus Theatricals, will play August 5-22. Learn more about the performances and how to attend here!

Palo Alto Players Announces 2021-2022 Season Photo Palo Alto Players Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 7, 2021

Palo Alto Players has announced its 91st season - RECONNECTING. After a long intermission, Palo Alto Players returns to in-person theater once again, ready to share experiences and stories that will inspire, entertain, and enrich local artists and audiences.

Son Of Semele Leaves Home Of 18 Years Photo Son Of Semele Leaves Home Of 18 Years
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 16, 2021

Award-winning theatre company Son of Semele Ensemble is announcing its departure from their Silver Lake home of 18 years. Led by Founding Artistic Director Matthew McCray since 2000, the company has been in residence at 3301 Beverly Boulevard in a black box theatre they created in 2003. 

Clubbed Thumb Announces New Play Anthology UNUSUAL STORIES, UNUSUALLY TOLD Photo Clubbed Thumb Announces New Play Anthology UNUSUAL STORIES, UNUSUALLY TOLD
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2021

Clubbed Thumb has announced the publication of Unusual Stories, Unusually Told: 7 Contemporary Plays From Clubbed Thumb. The anthology, published by Bloomsbury / Methuen Drama, is available now wherever books are sold.

Octagon Theatre Announces  Reopening Season Photo Octagon Theatre Announces Reopening Season
by Stephi Wild - May 7, 2021

As the lockdown restrictions ease and arts and culture venues are allowed to open their doors, the Octagon Theatre have today unveiled exciting reopening plans after a 2-year redevelopment and further postponements due to Covid-19.

Aurora Theatre Company Announces 2021/2022 Season Featuring 3 World Premieres & More Photo Aurora Theatre Company Announces 2021/2022 Season Featuring 3 World Premieres & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2021

Berkeley’s Aurora Theatre Company announced today the plays that will comprise the theatre’s 30th season, with the first slot to be announced at a later date. In the second slot, opening November 2021, will be the World Premiere of Kait Kerrigan’s touching tale of romance and relationships in FATHER/DAUGHTER.

Playwrights Horizons Announces New Slate of Free Public Master Classes Photo Playwrights Horizons Announces New Slate of Free Public Master Classes
by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2021

Playwrights Horizons (Adam Greenfield, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced a new lineup of Master Classes featuring writers and artists behind celebrated productions at Playwrights and beyond.

UofSC Theatre Presents YOU ON THE MOORS NOW At Drayton Hall, April 9-17 Photo UofSC Theatre Presents YOU ON THE MOORS NOW At Drayton Hall, April 9-17
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 29, 2021

Freeing four classic heroines from the social confines of their 19th-century novels, Jaclyn Backhaus' rip-roaring tale brings a fiercely modern sensibility to antiquated ideas of love and romance.

NAATCO Announces OUT OF TIME: Five Commissions For Asian American Women Playwrights Photo NAATCO Announces OUT OF TIME: Five Commissions For Asian American Women Playwrights
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 9, 2021

NAATCO, today announced that the company has commissioned five Asian American playwrights, all women, to write monologues for characters no younger than 60-years-old. Each monologue will be at least 30 minutes long, and all five will be performed together as a piece entitled Out of Time.

45North and Ellie Keel Productions Announce Casts For RECOGNITION and THE GIANT PACIF Photo 45North and Ellie Keel Productions Announce Casts For RECOGNITION and THE GIANT PACIFIC OCTOPUS MARITIME SCHOOL
by Stephi Wild - Feb 11, 2021

45North and Ellie Keel Productions today announce full casts for Amanda Wilkin and Rachael Nanyonjo's recognition, available from 17 February; and Jaclyn Backhaus' The Giant Pacific Octopus Maritime School, the penultimate piece in the audio play series, Written on the Waves, which will be released 8 April. The final play in the series will be announced shortly.

Court Theatre Revises Events in 2020/21 Season In Response to Ongoing Pandemic Photo Court Theatre Revises Events in 2020/21 Season In Response to Ongoing Pandemic
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 12, 2021

Court Theatre has announced further revisions to its 2020/21 Season. The newly-revised season has Court postponing its production of August Wilson’s Two Trains Running and pushing back dates of Owen McCafferty’s Titanic (Scenes from the British Wreck Commissioner's Inquiry, 1912) and Shakespeare’s Othello.

Ars Nova Raises Over $400K During 24 Hour Telethon Photo Ars Nova Raises Over $400K During 24 Hour Telethon
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 7, 2020

This weekend, Ars Nova raised over $400,000 during the The Ars Nova Forever Telethon, a 24-hour livestream featuring more than 200 artists.

Playwrights Horizons Announces Artists' Relief Fund, Offering $1000 Grants to 135 The Photo Playwrights Horizons Announces Artists' Relief Fund, Offering $1000 Grants to 135 Theater Artists
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 7, 2020

Playwrights Horizons today announced an Artists’ Relief Fund offering $1,000 grants to 135 theater artists, and continuing the organization’s work centering artists’ needs and well-being amidst the turmoil brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tina Fey, John Early, The Bengsons, and Bowen Yang Complete Ars Nova 24 Hour Livestre Photo Tina Fey, John Early, The Bengsons, and Bowen Yang Complete Ars Nova 24 Hour Livestream Telethon Lineup
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2020

Ars Nova has announced additional details for The Ars Nova Forever Telethon, a 24-hour livestream featuring more than 150 artists celebrating Ars Nova’s past and present, while raising funds to support the company’s artistic programs throughout the unconventional 2020-2021 season.

Phillipa Soo, Billy Eichner, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ashley Park and More Join 100+ Art Photo Phillipa Soo, Billy Eichner, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ashley Park and More Join 100+ Artists for THE ARS NOVA FOREVER TELETHON
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2020

Ars Nova has announced additional details for The Ars Nova Forever Telethon, a 24-hour livestream featuring more than 100 artists celebrating Ars Nova's past and present, while raising funds to support the company's artistic programs throughout the unconventional 2020-2021 season.

Playwrights Horizons Launches New Literary Magazine ALMANAC Photo Playwrights Horizons Launches New Literary Magazine ALMANAC
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2020

Playwrights Horizons has launched a new literary magazine, Almanac. Established at a time of pandemic and protest, Almanac is a new kind of publication-one in which a theater and the artists who comprise it come together to take stock of contemporary American politics, culture, and playwriting.

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, October 29- with Beth Malone, Next On Stage and More Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, October 29- with Beth Malone, Next On Stage and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 29, 2020

Today (October 29) in live streaming: Beth Malone visits Backstage Live, Meet the Top 5 on Next On Stage, and so much more!

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