Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

John Hunter News

 
John Hunter Headshot
Road Theatre Company Presents Twelfth Annual Summer Playwrights Festival Photo Road Theatre Company Presents Twelfth Annual Summer Playwrights Festival
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 21, 2021

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY have announced the Twelfth Annual Summer Playwrights Festival returns to its online format making new plays more accessible than ever.

Sheffield Theatres Launches The Together Season Festival Photo Sheffield Theatres Launches The Together Season Festival
by Stephi Wild - Apr 8, 2021

Sheffield Theatres today launches The Together Season Festival, a programme of work from local artists; curated by a panel of artists, audience members and theatre representatives. The Festival of thirteen works takes place from Monday 24 May ‚Äď Saturday 5 June at the Crucible Theatre.

Open-Door Playhouse to Partner With UK-Based Springline Radio Players to Present THE  Photo Open-Door Playhouse to Partner With UK-Based Springline Radio Players to Present THE CANTERVILLE GHOST
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 26, 2021

Hands Across the Pond Theatre, a collaboration between the LA-based Open-Door Playhouse and the UK-based Our Kid and Me Productions, will present an audio play production of The Canterville Ghost, adapted for the theatre by Gareth Thomas from the short story by Oscar Wilde.

Sheffield Theatres Launches FREE CHEERS FOR SHEFFIELD Photo Sheffield Theatres Launches FREE CHEERS FOR SHEFFIELD
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 1, 2020

Today Sheffield Theatres launches FREE CHEERS FOR SHEFFIELD, an online programme that will celebrate the Theatres' greatest moments, continue its dementia friendly programme and support children and young people with creative activities and educational resources.

Photo Flash: First Look at THE CLAIM at Shoreditch Town Hall Photo Photo Flash: First Look at THE CLAIM at Shoreditch Town Hall
by Stephi Wild - Feb 19, 2020

Tim Cowbury's The Claim returns to Shoreditch Town Hall following its debut sell-out run in 2018. Mark Maughan directs Nick Blakeley (A), Tonderai Munyevu (Serge) and Indra Ové (B). The production opens on 20 February, with previews from 18 February and runs until 7 March.

Sheffield Theatres Launches A New Supported Artists Scheme As Their Creative Hub The  Photo Sheffield Theatres Launches A New Supported Artists Scheme As Their Creative Hub The Bank Opens Its Doors
by Stephi Wild - Nov 19, 2019

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie, today announces the fourteen artists, including writers, directors and producers, who will be supported by the company for the next 12 months. The artists will find a home in The Bank, a dedicated space for talent development, which opens today.

AUGUST RUSH to Make World Premiere in Chicago; Creative Includes John Doyle, Glen Ber Photo AUGUST RUSH to Make World Premiere in Chicago; Creative Includes John Doyle, Glen Berger, Mark Mancina, and more
by Julie Musbach - Mar 21, 2019

Chicago audiences will be the first to see August Rush: The Musical, a world premiere musical crafted by some of the top creative artists working in American theater today, based on the Oscar-nominated Warner Bros. film about a musically gifted orphan and the search for his birth parents.

Dragonfly Studio and Productions Presents It's Improvised at the 129: THE LOVE SHOW! Photo Dragonfly Studio and Productions Presents It's Improvised at the 129: THE LOVE SHOW!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 7, 2019

The Valentine's edition of It's Improvised at the 129! focuses on the theme of love as the Central Florida theater community explores the rewards and challenges of couples that are both performers. This month's special guests include couples Jamie and Daryl Black, Gina and John Hunter, Jodi Chase and John Pelky, Tiffany Anthony & Lucindo Teixeira, as well as Alexandra Love Sarton, owner of the COAL Space. Each of the couples have improvised and/or acted individually and together at such venues as SAK Comedy Lab, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and at independent performance spaces throughout Central Florida. Alex Love Sarton also performs as an improviser and singer and leads meditation and enlightenment sessions focused on the beauty and love of life.

BWW Review: SUPER DUPER CLOSE UP, Yard Theatre Photo BWW Review: SUPER DUPER CLOSE UP, Yard Theatre
by Charlie Wilks - Nov 16, 2018

Made in China present their solo show about anxiety. In it Jessica Latowicki performs a monologue that quickly descends into chaos. The text, which has been dramaturged by Tim Cowbury, is a mixture of fun, comedy and intense emotion. It's solid, if a little too long, but does well to get across the point.

Guest Blog: Jess Latowicki On SUPER DUPER CLOSE UP Photo Guest Blog: Jess Latowicki On SUPER DUPER CLOSE UP
by Guest Blog: Jess Latowicki - Oct 26, 2018

More than any other show Made In China have created, Super Duper Close Up really puts its finger on the gender politics of information overload. It asks not just 'What is it like to live in a culture of overload?" but "What does it do to us if that overload is part of a very male gaze"? In particular, what does that do to women?

Dragonfly Studios to Present A Halloween Improv Show Photo Dragonfly Studios to Present A Halloween Improv Show
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Classic monsters, spooky folktales and scary-real newspaper headlines will inspire Halloween-themed Improvisation at the next installment of It's Improvised at the 129! hosted by Four First Names on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. at Dragonfly Studio 129 in Downtown Ocoee. 

Dragonfly Studios to Present A Halloween Improv Show Photo Dragonfly Studios to Present A Halloween Improv Show
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 27, 2018

Classic monsters, spooky folktales and scary-real newspaper headlines will inspire Halloween-themed Improvisation at the next installment of It's Improvised at the 129! hosted by Four First Names on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. at Dragonfly Studio 129 in Downtown Ocoee. 

BWW REVIEW: MOULIN ROUGE Spins Wildly At Boston's Restored Emerson Colonial Photo BWW REVIEW: MOULIN ROUGE Spins Wildly At Boston's Restored Emerson Colonial
by Jan Nargi - Aug 5, 2018

The opulent, newly restored Emerson Colonial, the historic crown jewel among Boston's glittering theatrical houses, is the perfect setting for the equally opulent but imperfect stage adaptation of Baz Luhrmann's anachronistic 2001 movie musical MOULIN ROUGE. Originally opened in 1900, the ornately adorned gilt and red velvet theater is now celebrating its grand re-opening with a glitzy, gaudy pre-Broadway tryout of a mash-up of 1900 Bohemian Paris and a contemporary jukebox of pop rock, techno, disco and punk music. The result is a whirling dervish of sights and sounds designed more for effect than affect. The audience, obviously familiar with and adoring of the original movie, rapturously cheers on cue. But for those seeking a more nostalgic emotional connection to the material, this MOULIN ROUGE may seem more rock concert than musical theater.

BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES at Casa Manana
by Kyle Christopher West - Jun 7, 2017

When ROCK OF AGES (the stage musical…not the dreadful movie) debuted on Broadway in 2014, they were 'Living on a Prayer' that they'd find enough middle-aged former frat guys and metal heads willing to rock out on The Great White Way, but after 2,328 New York performances of people saying 'I Wanna Rock' at the box office, it was clear that they'd gotten 'High Enough' to be a bonafide Broadway hit. [If this is too many 80's puns for you, then ROCK OF AGES probably isn't up your alley, dude.] Now appearing in regional theaters across the country, the musical is nice break from safer titles like JOSEPH, GUYS AND DOLLS or THE MUSIC MAN, which have overly peppered each season at [fill in the blank theatre company]. And although those more familiar shows might find greater success in the Fort Worth dome, this exceptional approach by Casa Manana is a great effort that should be applauded and rewarded by people wanting to see something other than SOUND OF MUSIC.

Site-Specific OPERATION BLACK ANTLER Looks at Surveillance at HOME Manchester
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

In the murky world of undercover surveillance, what will you do when the power is in your hands? Operation Black Antler, which continues HOME's reputation for presenting site-specific work at sites throughout the city centre, runs between Wed 7 - Sat 17 June 2017.

ROCK OF AGES Comes to Casa Manana This June
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 15, 2017

Casa Ma√Īana Theatre wraps up its 2016-17 Broadway season with ¬†the Tony Award-nominated Broadway Musical Rock of Ages, June 3-11, 2017. Tickets are on sale now.

DRIVING MISS DAISY, THE JUNGLE BOOK & More Set for Theatre-Hikes' 2016 Season
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 7, 2016

Theatre-Hikes is proud to present the 2016 season of family-friendly, outdoor entertainment.  

InPlay, Inc. Presents MISSING YOU, METROPOLIS
by Sally Henry Fuller - Nov 12, 2015

InPlay, Inc., presents its second production of the season,Missing You, Metropolis. The production is a part of the company's "By the Book" series of staged readings and was adapted from the poetry of Gary Jackson by: Tom Averill, Eric McHenry, Israel Wasserstein and Penny Weiner in collaboration with John Hunter and Lynn Wilson.

Richard Eyre's MR. FOOTE'S OTHER LEG to Receive West End Transfer
by Matt Smith - Oct 5, 2015

Richard Eyre's sold out Hampstead Theatre production of Mr Foote's Other Leg will transfer to Theatre Royal Haymarket from 28th October, for a limited season in London's West End. Press night Wednesday 4th November. The new comedy, set in Georgian London, written by Ian Kelly, directed by Richard Eyre, and designed by Tim Hatley, met with acclaim from both critics and the general public alike upon its opening at the Hampstead Theatre in September.

Theatre InPlay, Inc. Sets Plans for Own Productions, Collaborations
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 28, 2015

InPlay, Inc., a theatrical producing company started in 1999, has re-emerged with a new commitment to its mission to create and maintain a climate of diversity in Kansas City's theatre community.  InPlay now will not only produce its own productions, but will collaborate with other organizations to fulfill its mission.

 1