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FEEDING ON LIGHT Announced as Inaugural Commission From Katherine Owens/Undermain The Photo FEEDING ON LIGHT Announced as Inaugural Commission From Katherine Owens/Undermain Theatre Fund for New Work
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 27, 2020

In celebration of the birthdate of Katherine Owens, the Undermain Theatre has announced the inaugural commission of $10,000 from the Katherine Owens/Undermain Fund for New Work: a collaboration with playwright Lenora Champagne of her new play, Feeding on Light, an exploration of the life and influence of French philosopher Simone Weil.

HEDDA GABLER, ATHENA and More Announced in Undermain Theatre's 2020/2021 Season Photo HEDDA GABLER, ATHENA and More Announced in Undermain Theatre's 2020/2021 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 2, 2020

At Undermain, we're planning for the future. For our 37th year of cutting-edge performances, Undermain is pleased to announce the season of the feminine hero. Plays about women will comprise the four central productions that make up the season.

Undermain Theatre Will Present WHITHER GOEST THOU AMERICA: A NEW WORK FESTIVAL Photo Undermain Theatre Will Present WHITHER GOEST THOU AMERICA: A NEW WORK FESTIVAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 19, 2020

Undermain Theatre presents Whither Goest Thou America: a new work festival.

Photo Coverage: Capathia Jenkins Performs at The New York Pops Holiday Show Photo Photo Coverage: Capathia Jenkins Performs at The New York Pops Holiday Show
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 21, 2019

On Friday, December 20 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 21 at 8:00 p.m., jazz star Tony DeSare and Broadway star Capathia Jenkins join The New York Pops' annual holiday celebration, ringing in the most wonderful time of the year.

Announcing The Katherine Owens ‚Ä" Undermain Fund For New Work Photo Announcing The Katherine Owens ‚Ä" Undermain Fund For New Work
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 29, 2019

Bruce DuBose, Producing Artistic Director, and Undermain's Board of Trustees would like to share the creation of a legacy fund to honor our late Artistic Director, Katherine Owens. Named the Katherine Owens a?" Undermain Fund for New Work, this fund will support Undermain's ongoing 36-year commitment to developing and producing new work.

Katherine Owens Retrospective Announced At Undermain Theatre Photo Katherine Owens Retrospective Announced At Undermain Theatre
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 16, 2019

Undermain Theatre presents an exhibition of Founding Artistic Director, Katherine Owen's art. Katherine Owens was a well-respected artist and director to all she collaborated with in the international theatre community.  In addition to Katherine's directing career, she was also an avid painter and photographer and journal keeper.  The paintings, drawings, photographs and writings on display will showcase the depth of research and experience that Katherine brought to the art she created through her work at Undermain. 

Dallas Theatre Artist Katherine Owens Passes Away At Age 61 Photo Dallas Theatre Artist Katherine Owens Passes Away At Age 61
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 23, 2019

Theater visionary, artist, founding artistic director of Dallas's Undermain Theatre and Texas Woman of distinction Katherine Owens has died after a five-month prolonged illness. She was 61 and lived in Dallas with her husband and artistic partner Bruce DuBose. 

Undermain Theatre Announces its 2019/2020 Season Photo Undermain Theatre Announces its 2019/2020 Season
by Rebecca Russo - Apr 8, 2019

For its 36th season Undermain presents works from three award-winning mavericks of the American theatre in three premieres and a festival of new work. Season 36 will bring a world premiere science fiction thriller, a regional premiere of a blistering comedy of well-intentioned manners and an adaptation of a literary classic from a seminal writer of the American avant-garde in its first regional premiere, as well as the third installment of our festival of new American play readings, Whither Goest Thou America. Undermain's 36th year, the season of the maverick. Four new opportunities to experience Undermain onstage. 

AN ILIAD By Lisa Peterson And Denis O'Hare Comes to Undermain Photo AN ILIAD By Lisa Peterson And Denis O'Hare Comes to Undermain
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 12, 2018

In the spirit of celebrating 35 years of cutting-edge performances, Undermain establishes its Repertoire Series to honor the gems of its production history, with a reboot of An Iliad, a landmark production from 2012 starring Bruce DuBose and Paul Semrad, directed by Undermain Artistic Director Katherine Owens. An Iliad is a modern-day retelling of Homer's classic. Poetry and humor, the ancient tale of the Trojan War and the modern world collide in this captivating theatrical experience. The setting is simple: the empty theater. The time is now: the present moment. The lone figure onstage is a storyteller-possibly Homer, possibly one of the many bards who followed in his footsteps. He is fated to tell this story throughout history.  Tickets on sale now! www.undermain.org

The York Theatre Company Releases Three Cast Recordings: DESPERATE MEASURES, UNEXPECT Photo The York Theatre Company Releases Three Cast Recordings: DESPERATE MEASURES, UNEXPECTED JOY, and LONESOME BLUES
by Julie Musbach - Sep 25, 2018

The York Theatre Company celebrates the release of three new original cast recordings of York productions from the 2017-2018 season: Desperate Measures, Unexpected Joy, and Lonesome Blues.

Undermain Theatre Hosts World Premiere of HOW IS IT THAT WE LIVE OR SHAKEY JAKE + ALI Photo Undermain Theatre Hosts World Premiere of HOW IS IT THAT WE LIVE OR SHAKEY JAKE + ALICE
by Julie Musbach - Aug 7, 2018

To open its 35th season, Undermain Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of Company Member Len Jenkin's How is it That We Live or Shakey Jake + Alice. The show traces the arc of the lives of two lovers through the years, from the first kiss to the last goodbye and everything in between. On the road, in an indelible American landscape, Shakey Jake + Alice launch themselves on a poetic quest as they dance to the end of love. Longtime Undermain collaborator Len Jenkin explores the psyches of life-long partners to answer the question, "How is it that we live?"

Photo Coverage: LONESOME BLUES Celebrates Opening Night at The York Theatre Company Photo Photo Coverage: LONESOME BLUES Celebrates Opening Night at The York Theatre Company
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 20, 2018

The York Theatre Company in association with Documentary Arts, presents the world premiere of the new musical Lonesome Blues, based on the true story of legendary bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson, created by Alan Govenar (Texas in Paris) and Akin Babatundé (Blind Lemon Blues), directed by Katherine Owens (How Is It That We Live or Shakey Jake + Alice), performed by Akin Babatundé with David Weiss on guitar. Performances began June 12, 2018 for a three-week limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, July 1, 2018 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).

The World Premiere Of The New Musical LONESOME BLUES Opens Tonight At The York Theatr Photo The World Premiere Of The New Musical LONESOME BLUES Opens Tonight At The York Theatre Company
by Stephi Wild - Jun 19, 2018

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, in association with Documentary Arts, presents the world premiere of the new musical Lonesome Blues, based on the true story of legendary bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson, created by Alan Govenar (Texas in Paris) and Aki? Babatunde (Blind Lemon Blues), directed by Katherine Owens (How Is It That We Live or Shakey Jake + Alice), performed by Aki? Babatunde with David Weiss on guitar. Performances began June 12, 2018 for a three-week limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, July 1, 2018 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is TODAY, June 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Photo Flash: First Look at the World Premiere of LONESOME BLUES Photo Photo Flash: First Look at the World Premiere of LONESOME BLUES
by Julie Musbach - Jun 14, 2018

The York Theatre Company, in association with Documentary Arts, presents the world premiere of the new musical Lonesome Blues, based on the true story of legendary bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson, created by Alan Govenar (Texas in Paris) and Akin Babatunde (Blind Lemon Blues), directed by Katherine Owens (How Is It That We Live or Shakey Jake + Alice), and performed by Akin Babatunde with David Weiss on guitar.

LONESOME BLUES at York Theatre Company Begins Performances Tomorrow Photo LONESOME BLUES at York Theatre Company Begins Performances Tomorrow
by Julie Musbach - Jun 11, 2018

The York Theatre Company presents the world premiere of the new musical Lonesome Blues, based on the true story of legendary bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson, created by Alan Govenar (Texas in Paris) and Akin Babatunde (Blind Lemon Blues), directed by Katherine Owens (How Is It That We Live or Shakey Jake + Alice), performed by Akin Babatunde with David Weiss on guitar.  Performances begin TOMORROW, June 12, 2018 for a three-week limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, July 1, 2018 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's.

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast and Creative Team of LONESOME BLUES Photo Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast and Creative Team of LONESOME BLUES
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 6, 2018

Meet the cast and creative team of The York Theatre Company world premiere presentation of the new musical Lonesome Blues, based on the true story of legendary bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson, created by Alan Govenar (Texas in Paris) and Akin Babatunde (Blind Lemon Blues), directed by Katherine Owens (How Is It That We Live or Shakey Jake + Alice), performed by Akin Babatunde with David Weiss on guitar. Performances begin Tuesday, June 12, 2018 for a three-week limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, July 1, 2018 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 6:45 p.m.

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast and Creative Team of LONESOME BLUES Photo Photo Flash: Meet the Cast and Creative Team of LONESOME BLUES
by Julie Musbach - May 30, 2018

Meet the cast and creative team of The York Theatre Company world premiere presentation of the new musical Lonesome Blues, based on the true story of legendary bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson, created by Alan Govenar (Texas in Paris) and Akin Babatunde (Blind Lemon Blues), directed by Katherine Owens (How Is It That We Live or Shakey Jake + Alice), performed by Akin Babatunde with David Weiss on guitar. Performances begin Tuesday, June 12, 2018 for a three-week limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, July 1, 2018 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 6:45 p.m.

Brief 5/10: THE GENTLEMAN CALLER Opens Off-Broadway, and More! Photo Brief 5/10: THE GENTLEMAN CALLER Opens Off-Broadway, and More!
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: The Gentleman Caller opens off-Broadway tonight, and more!

York Theatre Co to Present Akin Babatunde In World Premiere Musical LONESOME BLUES Photo York Theatre Co to Present Akin Babatunde In World Premiere Musical LONESOME BLUES
by Julie Musbach - May 9, 2018

The York Theatre Company in association with Documentary Arts presents the world premiere of the new musical Lonesome Blues, based on the true story of legendary bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson, created by Alan Govenar (Texas in Paris) and Akin Babatunde (Blind Lemon Blues), directed by Katherine Owens (How Is It That We Live or Shakey Jake + Alice), performed by Akin Babatunde with David Weiss on guitar.

Undermain Theatre Announces 2018/19 Season Photo Undermain Theatre Announces 2018/19 Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 12, 2018

For its 35th season Undermain celebrates its past, its future, and its present with two world premieres, a rarely seen world classic, and a celebratory reboot of a recent gem from the Undermain repertoire. The two world premieres bridge new American work from an eminent playwright to an important, emerging playwright, the classic presents a Dallas premiere by 'the father of realism,' the Undermain in rep series contemplates the Undermain's recent achievements, and our second Whither Goest Thou America: A Festival of New American Play Readings looks to the future.

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