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Michel Tremblay and André Brassard Win 2021 Herbert Whittaker Award Photo Michel Tremblay and André Brassard Win 2021 Herbert Whittaker Award
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 15, 2021

Michel Tremblay and Andr√© Brassard, who altered the face of Canadian theatre in 1968 with the explosive premiere of Les Belles-Soeurs, at Montreal's Th√©√Ętre du Rideau Vert, have been named the joint recipients of this year's Herbert Whittaker Award. The biennial award, from the Canadian Theatre Critics Association, honours individuals for outstanding long-term contributions to the Canadian stage.¬†

Nina Lee Aquino Will Complete Tenure as Artistic Director at Factory Theatre at the E Photo Nina Lee Aquino Will Complete Tenure as Artistic Director at Factory Theatre at the End of the 21/22 Season
by Stephi Wild - May 27, 2021

The Factory Theatre Board of Directors has announced that Nina Lee Aquino will end her tenure as the Factory's Artistic Director. Nina has been a guiding force for the company for a decade during which she has mentored emerging talent, created a platform for diverse voices to be heard and a stage for the best in Canadian theatre.

Tarragon Theatre Announces Plans For its 2021-22 Season Photo Tarragon Theatre Announces Plans For its 2021-22 Season
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2021

Artistic Director Richard Rose and Managing Director Andrea Vagianos today announces Tarragon Theatre's plan for the 2021-22 season, first featuring Tarragon Acoustic Reboot.

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by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2021

Erika Dickerson-Despenza Awarded 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for CULLUD WATTAH Photo Erika Dickerson-Despenza Awarded 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for CULLUD WATTAH
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2021

The 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded to U.S. playwright Erika Dickerson-Despenza for her play about the Flint, Michigan water crisis, cullud wattah. Awarded annually since 1977, The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize is the largest and oldest international prize honoring Women+ playwrights.

VIDEO: Watch the 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Ceremony Photo VIDEO: Watch the 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Ceremony
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 7, 2021

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize will present a virtual presentation to announce the 2021 winner of one of the most prestigious playwriting awards, and the oldest and largest prize awarded to women+ playwrights, today, April 7, 2021 at 3pm EST/ 8pm BST. Tune in right here at BroadwayWorld to watch the presentation, hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright and Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner (1983) Marsha Norman.

Finalists Announced For The 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Photo Finalists Announced For The 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
by Stephi Wild - Feb 1, 2021

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for 2021 for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women+ playwrights.

Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Aleshea Harris and More Announced as 2020 Finalists for The Su Photo Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Aleshea Harris and More Announced as 2020 Finalists for The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 3, 2020

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights.

LOVE2 THEATRE COMPANY with Impel Theatre Will Present Their Production of WATCHING GL Photo LOVE2 THEATRE COMPANY with Impel Theatre Will Present Their Production of WATCHING GLORY DIE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2020

LOVE2 THEATRE COMPANY with impel theatre present their production of 'Watching Glory Die,' written by celebrated Canadian playwright Judith Thompson (Crackwalker; Lion in the Streets; Perfect Pie).

'The Directors Lab' is Now In Book Form Photo 'The Directors Lab' is Now In Book Form
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 9, 2020

Playwrights Canada Press is releasing The Directors Lab, edited by Evan Tsitsias, which is modelled after the international program of the same name that fosters the development of stage directors.

Nilaja Sun Performs Her Acclaimed Solo Show PIKE ST. At Hartford Stage In January Photo Nilaja Sun Performs Her Acclaimed Solo Show PIKE ST. At Hartford Stage In January
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 12, 2019

Obie Award-winning playwright and actor Nilaja Sun will perform her acclaimed solo show, Pike St., at Hartford Stage Thursday, January 9, to Sunday, February 2, 2020. Pike St. will be directed by Ron Russell, who also serves as Sound Designer.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns To Hartford Stage On November 29 Photo A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns To Hartford Stage On November 29
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 7, 2019

Connecticut's beloved holiday favorite, A Christmas Carol-A Ghost Story of Christmas, returns to thrill and delight Hartford Stage audiences for its 22nd season. This heartwarming adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale runs Friday, November 29, through Saturday, December 28.

EDINBURGH 2019: WATCHING GLORY DIE Q&A Photo EDINBURGH 2019: WATCHING GLORY DIE Q&A
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 15, 2019

BWW catches up with Judith Thompson to chat about bringing Watching Glory Die to the 2019 Edinburgh Festival.

Assembly Festival 2019 Theatre Line-Up Announced Photo Assembly Festival 2019 Theatre Line-Up Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 27, 2019

Assembly Festival 2019 is delighted to announce another exciting year of theatre, from local artists to international superstars, to one-woman shows to energetic ensemble pieces.

BWW Review: Intriguing, Personal Storytelling Struggles to Ground Itself in WELCOME T Photo BWW Review: Intriguing, Personal Storytelling Struggles to Ground Itself in WELCOME TO MY UNDERWORLD
by Isabella Perrone - May 14, 2019

WELCOME TO MY UNDERWORLD, directed by Judith Thompson and produced by RARE Theatre Company in partnership with Soulpepper, is an interesting anthology of human stories. Its diverse ensemble draws on personal experiences to explain their perspective on topics like mental health, transgender and LGBTQ+ community issues, and sexual abuse, among others.

Assembly Festival Announces More Shows On Sale Photo Assembly Festival Announces More Shows On Sale
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 17, 2019

Assembly Festival Announces More Shows On Sale

Martyna Majok, Heidi Schreck, & More Among Finalists for Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Photo Martyna Majok, Heidi Schreck, & More Among Finalists for Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
by Julie Musbach - Jan 24, 2019

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting Award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights.

Rebecca Liddiard, Peter Keleghan Join Cast of Toronto Premiere of DRY POWDER Photo Rebecca Liddiard, Peter Keleghan Join Cast of Toronto Premiere of DRY POWDER
by Julie Musbach - Nov 23, 2018

Evermore Theatre Company is pleased to announce that Rebecca Liddiard (Frankie Drake Mysteries, Alias Grace) and Peter Keleghan (Workin' Moms, Murdoch Mysteries) have joined the Toronto premiere production of Dry Powder.

Montreal's Renowned YOUTHEATRE Celebrates 50th Anniversary With 2 World Premieres Photo Montreal's Renowned YOUTHEATRE Celebrates 50th Anniversary With 2 World Premieres
by Julie Musbach - Nov 13, 2018

Youtheatre celebrates a monumental 50 years of providing Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA), coincidentally the 25th anniversary of Michel Lefebvre's tenure as Artistic and Executive Director of the company.

Nilaja Sun Returns to Berkeley Rep With PIKE ST. Photo Nilaja Sun Returns to Berkeley Rep With PIKE ST.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 26, 2018

Berkeley Rep announced today that Obie Award-winning performer Nilaja Sun (No Child…) will return with her tour-de-force solo show Pike St., directed by Ron Russell. Hailed as "Full of vivid life" by the New York Times, this limited engagement will run Saturday, November 17, 2018 through Sunday, December 16, 2018.

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