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Katherine Kovner is the artistic director of The Playwrights Realm; an Off Broadway theater dedicated to providing an artistic home for early career playwrights, nurturing them along the journey of playwriting, and helping them build meaningful artistic careers. For The Realm Katherine has ... (read more)
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Katherine Kovner is the artistic director of The Playwrights Realm; an Off Broadway theater dedicated to providing an artistic home for early career playwrights, nurturing them along the journey of playwriting, and helping them build meaningful artistic careers. For The Realm Katherine has ... (read more)
The Playwrights Realm Celebrates 10th Anniversary of INK'd Festival Of New Plays, April 15-18The Playwrights Realm Celebrates 10th Anniversary of INK'd Festival Of New Plays, April 15-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019

The Playwrights Realm announces the 10th Anniversary INK'D Festival of New Plays (April 2019), the annual showcase of new works by The Realm's Writing Fellows. Over the past decade, the festival has introduced audiences to a diversity of fresh perspectives on theater's ability to address the world around it-and has proven to be an indispensible launching pad for the voices driving the future of playwriting. (more...)

The Playwrights Realm Announces Month-Long FestivalThe Playwrights Realm Announces Month-Long Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

The Playwrights Realm (Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira) announces Beyond the Realm (February 2019), a month-long festival showcasing bold new works-in-progress by four boundary-pushing playwrights, with four workshops of new plays by MJ Kaufman, Nia Witherspoon, Michael Yates Crowley, and Asiimwe Deborah Kawe. Responsiveness and a commitment to playwrights' needs are at the heart of the Realm's practice; with the launch of this new program-in lieu of a second full-length production this season-the Realm seizes the opportunity to devote the beginning of the year to these four playwrights testing and honing their exhilarating new works. Throughout a month of programming, the definitions of theater will be challenged as the festival creates new ways of presenting live storytelling and blurs the lines that divide creators from spectators. Tickets for the Festival are free and reservations open to the general public on Tuesday, January 22nd. Donors receive early access starting January 17th. For more information, visit http://www.playwrightsrealm.org/beyond/. (more...)

The Playwrights Realm Announces 2018-19 Scratchpad Series PlaywrightsThe Playwrights Realm Announces 2018-19 Scratchpad Series Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

Over the past twelve years, The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, has continually produced work by brave new voices and expanded its commitment to providing holistic support to playwrights striving to make a life in the arts. With the second installment of its newest annual program, Scratchpad Series, The Playwrights Realm is proud to grant career-propelling developmental workshops to three promisingly talented, diverse and dedicated playwrights: Darren Canady, Keiko Green, and Jordan Ramirez Puckett. (more...)

The Playwrights Realm Announces 2018-19 Writing FellowsThe Playwrights Realm Announces 2018-19 Writing Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

Over the past twelve years, The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, has continually produced work by brave new voices and expanded its commitment to providing holistic support to playwrights striving to make a life in the arts. With its 2018-2019 Writing Fellowship, The Playwrights Realm is proud to grant a career-propelling honor to four tremendously talented playwrights exhibiting drive and commitment to the form: Bleu Beckford-Burrell (Lyons Pride), Sarah Einspanier (I LOVE SEAN), Keelay Gipson (#NewSlaves), andElse C. Went (Saving Throw). (more...)

Jonathan Payne's THE REVOLVING CYCLES TRULY AND STEADILY ROLL'D Opens TonightJonathan Payne's THE REVOLVING CYCLES TRULY AND STEADILY ROLL'D Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

The world premiere of Jonathan Payne's The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll'd opens tonight, on September 19 at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street Project. Presented by The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director; Roberta Pereira, Producing Director) and directed by Awoye Timpo, this is the first full production from the mordantly funny and unsparing voice of Jonathan Payne. (more...)

Playwrights Realm Announces Cast And Creative Team For Jonathan Payne's THE REVOLVING CYCLES TRULY AND STEADILY ROLL'DPlaywrights Realm Announces Cast And Creative Team For Jonathan Payne's THE REVOLVING CYCLES TRULY AND STEADILY ROLL'D
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director; Roberta Pereira, Producing Director) today announces the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of Jonathan Payne's The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll'd, directed by Awoye Timpo (Sept. 7-Oct. 6, at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project).  This world premiere marks the first full production from the mordantly funny and unsparing voice of Jonathan Payne. (more...)

The Playwrights Realm Presents THE REVOLVING CYCLES TRULY AND STEADILY ROLL'DThe Playwrights Realm Presents THE REVOLVING CYCLES TRULY AND STEADILY ROLL'D
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director; Roberta Pereira, Producing Director) kicks off its 2018-2019 season with the world premiere of Jonathan Payne's The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll'd, directed by Awoye Timpo (Sept. 7-Oct. 6, at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project). Having fostered the careers of breakout playwrights such as Sarah DeLappe (Pulitzer Prize finalist The Wolves), Lauren Yee (The Hatmaker's Wife), Jen Silverman(Crane Story, The Moors), Mfoniso Udofia (Sojourners), and Donja R. Love(Sugar in Our Wounds), The Realm continues to spotlight new playwrights setting the tone for the future of American theatre. This world premiere marks the first full production from the mordantly funny and unsparing voice of Jonathan Payne. (more...)

Alexis Williams Joins The Playwrights Realm as Company's First-Ever Associate Artistic DirectorAlexis Williams Joins The Playwrights Realm as Company's First-Ever Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director; Roberta Pereira, Producing Director) today announced that Alexis Williams, a former agent at Bret Adams Artists' Agency who has surefootedly assumed multiple roles within the theatre industry, will be joining the company's dynamic team as their first-ever Associate Artistic Director. (more...)

The Playwrights Realm Presents INK'D Festival of New PlaysThe Playwrights Realm Presents INK'D Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, is pleased to present the lineup for their annual INK'D Festival of New Plays. (more...)

Photo Flash: Celebrates Opening Night of HELLO, FROM THE CHILDREN OF PLANET EARTHPhoto Flash: Celebrates Opening Night of HELLO, FROM THE CHILDREN OF PLANET EARTH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

The World Premiere of Don Nguyen's Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth opens tonight, on March 7 at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. Presented by The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director; Roberta Pereira, Producing Director) and directed by Jade King Carroll, this philosophical, and tender comedy is split between the perspectives of a lesbian couple trying to conceive, and their potential-sperm-donor/aerospace engineer friend as they're stretched to contemplate the unknowns of their future. (more...)

Don Nguyen's HELLO, FROM THE CHILDREN OF PLANET EARTH Opens TonightDon Nguyen's HELLO, FROM THE CHILDREN OF PLANET EARTH Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

The World Premiere of Don Nguyen's Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth opens tonight, on March 7 at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. Presented by The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director; Roberta Pereira, Producing Director) and directed by Jade King Carroll, this philosophical, and tender comedy is split between the perspectives of a lesbian couple trying to conceive, and their potential-sperm-donor/aerospace engineer friend as they're stretched to contemplate the unknowns of their future. (more...)

The Playwrights Realm Opens Applications for Writing Fellowship and Scratchpad SeriesThe Playwrights Realm Opens Applications for Writing Fellowship and Scratchpad Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

Over the past eleven years, The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, has continually produced work by brave new voices and expanded its commitment to providing holistic support to playwrights striving to make a life in the arts. The Realm is now accepting applications for their two popular open submission programs: the Writing Fellowship and Scratchpad Series. (more...)

The Playwrights Realm to Present World Premiere of HELLO, FROM THE CHILDREN OF PLANET EARTHThe Playwrights Realm to Present World Premiere of HELLO, FROM THE CHILDREN OF PLANET EARTH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018

The Playwrights Realm will present HELLO, FROM THE CHILDREN OF PLANET EARTH, a World Premiere from Don Nguyen. The show will run February 24 through March 24 at The Duke on 42nd Street. (more...)

The Playwrights Realm Announces Inaugural Scratchpad Series PlaywrightsThe Playwrights Realm Announces Inaugural Scratchpad Series Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

Over the past eleven years, The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, has continually produced work by brave new voices and expanded its commitment to providing holistic support to playwrights striving to make a life in the arts. With its newest program, Scratchpad Series, The Playwrights Realm is proud to grant career-propelling developmental workshops to three promisingly talented, diverse and dedicated playwrights: Benjamin Benne, MJ Kaufman, and Miranda Rose Hall. (more...)

Sebastian Chacon Joins THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Off-BroadwaySebastian Chacon Joins THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Playwrights Realm has announced that Sebastian Chacon will join the cast for the final performances in the Realm's World Premiere production of Michael Yates Crowley's acclaimed The Rape of the Sabine Women by Grace B. Matthias. (more...)

THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN to Open This Weekend Off-BroadwayTHE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN to Open This Weekend Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The World Premiere of Michael Yates Crowley's The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias opens on Sunday, September 10 at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. (more...)

The Sol Project Announces OEDIPUS EL REY, New Partner Theaters, and $100K GrantThe Sol Project Announces OEDIPUS EL REY, New Partner Theaters, and $100K Grant
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Sol Project, the new theater initiative dedicated to producing the work of Latinx playwrights, has announced the New York premiere of OEDIPUS EL REY by MacArthur Fellow Luis Alfaro, directed by longtime collaborator Chay Yew, the OBIE award-winning director. (more...)

World Premiere of THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Comes to The Playwrights RealmWorld Premiere of THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Comes to The Playwrights Realm
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, The Playwrights Realm kicks off their 2017-18 season with the World Premiere of Michael Yates Crowley's The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias (August 25 - September 23) at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. Directed by Tyne Rafaeli, this complex collision of satire and dark comedy fearlessly explores rape culture in America and was previously developed as part of The Realm's 2014-15 Writing Fellowship. (more...)

SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU Extend in Rep at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop announced today a one week extension for NYTW Usual Suspect Mfoniso Udofia's SOJOURNERS and HER PORTMANTEAU, presented in repertory and directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and former NYTW 2050 Fellow Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. (more...)

Photo Flash: Anna Deveare Smith, Cast of THE WOLVES and More at Playwrights Realm's 10th Anniversary Writers Block Party
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Playwrights Realm, led by Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director, and Roberta Pereira, Producing Director, celebrated its tenth anniversary with the annual Writers Block Party honoring Realm Board Member and award-winning playwright and actor, Anna Deavere Smith. The Writers Block Party took place on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse in the Samuel B. & David Rose Building, and was hosted by Lauren Patten (Fun Home, The Wolves). Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

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