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Vivid Stage Offers Season Passes For Upcoming Productions Photo Vivid Stage Offers Season Passes For Upcoming Productions
by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2021

Vivid Stage, formerly Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, in residence at Oakes Center at 120 Morris Avenue in Summit, is offering two pass options that offer savings and flexibility for its new season.

Vivid Stage Announces 2021-22 Season Photo Vivid Stage Announces 2021-22 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2021

This professional company will bring four productions, including three world premieres and one workshop production, to the stage in addition to improvisational comedy, play readings, and educational programs for teens and adults. 

Dreamcatcher Offers Online ‚ÄúMeet the Artist‚ÄĚ New Play Readings Photo Dreamcatcher Offers Online ‚ÄúMeet the Artist‚ÄĚ New Play Readings
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 26, 2021

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, will present its annual Meet the Artist new play reading series.

Premiere Stages Announces 2021/2022 Liberty Live Commission Recipient Photo Premiere Stages Announces 2021/2022 Liberty Live Commission Recipient
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 28, 2021

Premiere Stages, the professional theatre in residence at Kean University, has named Tylie Shider as the recipient of the 2021/2022 Liberty Live Commission, a biennial commissioning program for New Jersey playwrights in partnership with Kean's Liberty Hall Museum.

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by Marina Kennedy - Dec 29, 2020

Submissions Now Open For The Premiere Stages 2021/2022 Liberty Live Commission Photo Submissions Now Open For The Premiere Stages 2021/2022 Liberty Live Commission
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 16, 2020

Premiere Stages, the professional theatre in residence at Kean University, will start accepting submissions on Monday, June 15, 2020 for the 2021/2022 Liberty Live Commission, a biennial commissioning program for New Jersey playwrights in partnership with Kean's Liberty Hall Museum.

Southern Rep Theatre Announces GoFundMe Campaign To Keep Its Doors Open Photo Southern Rep Theatre Announces GoFundMe Campaign To Keep Its Doors Open
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 5, 2020

Nationally acclaimed new play development theatre, Southern Rep, finds itself in a heartbreaking situation. Ticket sales and mainstage subscriptions are at an all-time high. Arts education programming is thriving. Audiences are raving about the work and the company's new venue, the former St. Rose de Lima Church on Bayou Road. And still, Southern Rep finds itself in an urgent financial crisis as it navigates the expenses of moving into their new home.

BWW Review: LABUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL Serves Up Much to Ponder With New, Fresh Work Photo BWW Review: LABUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL Serves Up Much to Ponder With New, Fresh Work
by Tanya Seale - Jul 7, 2019

St. Louis Actors' Studio's LaBute New Theater Festival pulls together two sets of one-acts and a staged reading of high school finalists this month in order 'to bring a fresh vision of theatre to St. Louis.' Blind, open submissions were taken from playwrights near and far, with six new, previously-unproduced professional plays and four plays by high school students making the cut. Accompanying the professional play sets is Great Negro Works of Art, a Midwestern premier by Neil LaBute directed by John Pierson, performed each night of the festival. It allows its audience to peer in on...

Winning Playwrights Announced, St. Louis Actors' Studio 7th LABUTE NEW THEATER FESTI Photo Winning Playwrights Announced, St. Louis Actors' Studio 7th LABUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 3, 2019

St. Louis Actors' Studio will produce the 7th "LaBute New Theater Festival'. The Theater Festival will run at the Gaslight Theater, 358 North Boyle, home to St. Louis Actors' Studio.

STL Actors' Studio Hosts 7th LaBute New Theater Festival July 5-28 Photo STL Actors' Studio Hosts 7th LaBute New Theater Festival July 5-28
by Julie Musbach - Jun 24, 2019

St. Louis Actors' Studio will produce the 7th "LaBute New Theater Festival'. The Theater Festival will run at the Gaslight Theater, 358 North Boyle, home to St. Louis Actors' Studio.

Winning Playwrights Announced For STL Actors' Studio 7th LaBute New Theater Festival Photo Winning Playwrights Announced For STL Actors' Studio 7th LaBute New Theater Festival
by A.A. Cristi - May 28, 2019

July 5-28, 2019 St. Louis Actors' Studio will produce the 7th 'LaBute New Theater Festival'. The Theater Festival will run at the Gaslight Theater, 358 North Boyle, home to St. Louis Actors' Studio.

Premiere Stages At Kean University Announces 15th Anniversary Season Photo Premiere Stages At Kean University Announces 15th Anniversary Season
by Julie Musbach - Apr 12, 2019

Premiere Stages at Kean University has announced its 15th anniversary season, featuring four new plays that explore the power and responsibility of legacy.

ONLY YESTERDAY Heads to New York This Fall and World Premiere of VENUS RISING Takes t Photo ONLY YESTERDAY Heads to New York This Fall and World Premiere of VENUS RISING Takes the Main Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 18, 2019

As the sixth annual New Works Now new play festival commences, Northern Stage is thrilled to announce its third Off-Broadway production, Only Yesterday by Hollywood writer Bob Stevens, and bring another world premiere to the main stage, Venus Rising by local playwright Marisa Smith.

Southern Rep Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season Productions Photo Southern Rep Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season Productions
by Julie Musbach - May 17, 2018

Southern Rep Theatre announces its 2018-19 Mainstage Season, its 32nd, featuring the regional premieres of THE WOLVES by Sarah DeLappe and A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 by Lucas Hnath as well as three world premieres: AZUL by New Orleans native Christina Quintana, FLOWERS FOR HALLIE - a celebration of Mahalia Jackson written by and starring Troi Bechet - and MANDATORY MERRIMENT: AN UNTITLED HOLIDAY MUSICAL created by Leslie Castay and Ian Hoch with book by Ian Hoch.

Premiere Stages At Kean University Announces 2018 Play Festival Finalists Photo Premiere Stages At Kean University Announces 2018 Play Festival Finalists
by Stephi Wild - Mar 2, 2018

Premiere Stages, the professional theatre company in residence at Kean University, has selected its four finalists for the 2018 Premiere Play Festival and will increase its cash awards for honored playwrights by one-third, the theatre announced today. Premiere Stages received a record 572 submissions for the festival, an annual competition for unproduced scripts that offers developmental opportunities to playwrights with strong affiliations to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. The 572 submissions marked a 43% jump from 2017, and represented playwrights of all backgrounds and ages. For the first time in the festival's 14-year history, three of the four finalist scripts selected were requested from synopses submitted by playwrights.

Southern Rep Theatre Calls for Applications for 4D Program Photo Southern Rep Theatre Calls for Applications for 4D Program
by Julie Musbach - Jan 16, 2018

On the heels of a successful inaugural year, Southern Rep's signature New Play Development program 4D will begin its second season in March 2018. Applications are now being accepted from local dramatists, directors, and dramaturgs interested in joining this year-long intensive program; the application period closes February 16, 2018.

Northern Stage Cultivates New Musical And Plays In Fifth Annual NEW WORKS NOW Festiva Photo Northern Stage Cultivates New Musical And Plays In Fifth Annual NEW WORKS NOW Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 5, 2018

Northern Stage is pleased to announce its fifth annual New Works Now, a showcase and celebration of new plays to be presented January 19-21 at the Barrette Center for the Arts. Inaugurated in 2014, New Works Now presents rehearsed staged readings of plays new to the American theater. New Works Now 5.0 will include three staged readings, each featuring a post-show conversation with the playwrights, actors, and directors. A fourth off-site 10-minute play will be presented twice at two different area businesses during the festival weekend.

AGAINST THE HILLSIDE, DIDO OF IDAHO and BUMP to Premiere at EST in 2018 Photo AGAINST THE HILLSIDE, DIDO OF IDAHO and BUMP to Premiere at EST in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) has announced three World Premiere productions for the EST 2018 season.

Douglas Carter Beane's TO WONG FOO Musical Will Get Readings This November Photo Douglas Carter Beane's TO WONG FOO Musical Will Get Readings This November
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 19, 2017

Twenty-two years ago a struggling playwright wrote his first screenplay as a writing sample. It ended up being produced by Steven Spielberg, filmed with an all-star cast and became the #1 movie in America as well as a ground breaking LGBTQ film and a cult favorite with a large and devoted following. Five time Tony nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane returns to his original script of To Won Foo to see if it is stage worthy.

National Theatre Unveils Queer Theatre Event Series
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

The National Theatre will mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales by staging its first Queer Theatre event series from 6th - 10th July 2017.

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