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National New Play Network Announces 2021 Virtual Conference Photo National New Play Network Announces 2021 Virtual Conference
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2021

National New Play Network will host its second fully virtual Annual Conference this Friday June 11 and Saturday June 12. The event - free and open to the public - is hosted on the Hopin event platform.

Victory Gardens Announces Events With Blu Rhythm Collective's The Redline Project Photo Victory Gardens Announces Events With Blu Rhythm Collective's The Redline Project
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2021

Victory Gardens Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Ken-Matt Martin and Acting Managing Director Roxanna Conner, joins with Victory Gardens Resident Director Jess McLeod and the Chicago-based Blu Rhythm Collective to present a series of events this spring on The Redline Project, continuing Victory Gardens' Online Public Program Series.

Industry Pro Newsletter: Earth Day, Ken-Matt Martin takes over at Victory Gardens, an Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: Earth Day, Ken-Matt Martin takes over at Victory Gardens, and the Latest on Calls for Better Workplaces in the theatre
by Alex Freeman - Apr 26, 2021

One thing is certain: the performing arts will be a changed industry as we come out of the other side of the pandemic. From changes in business model, to new budget priorities to deal with potential shortfalls, to a deeper understanding of the ways the industry has failed in DEI efforts in the past, there will be few, if any, institutions that come back as the same institution they were before. That isn't a guarantee that this change is going to be all for the positive, and no matter what, there will continue to be growing pains as groups across the industry grapple with the way things were, the way they want things to be, and the way things are. This week, we have stories of the new generation of leaders coming to the fore in the midst of this upheaval, stories of cities starting to get their performing arts industries open again, and a look at how the industry has shifted over the past year, and where it can go from here.

Outdoor and Online Programming Expands Goodman Audiences by 150,000+ Photo Outdoor and Online Programming Expands Goodman Audiences by 150,000+
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2021

Over the past year, more than 150,000 people consumed Goodman's 12 online streaming productions, beginning with Jocelyn Bioh’s School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play directed by Lili-Anne Brown.

Casting Announced For Free Future Labs Reading Of TOKENS OF PROMISE, March 20 Photo Casting Announced For Free Future Labs Reading Of TOKENS OF PROMISE, March 20
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 17, 2021

Goodman Theatre announces the cast for the FREE live reading of its third Future Labs' play,¬†Tokens of Promise¬†by¬†Ada A.¬†directed by¬†Sydney Chatman. In addition, Christina Anderson's How To Catch Creation, directed by Niegel Smith, launches the Encore series‚ÄĒfour plays from the theater's ‚Äúvideo vault‚ÄĚ curated by the Goodman's Artistic team.

Victory Gardens Theater Names Ken-Matt Martin As Artistic Director Photo Victory Gardens Theater Names Ken-Matt Martin As Artistic Director
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 17, 2021

Victory Gardens Theater has announced Ken-Matt Martin as the next Artistic Director in the company's 46-year history, following a nationwide search that began last fall in partnership with Arts Consulting Group.

Goodman Theatre to Present Virtual Readings of THE SECRETARIES and TOKENS OF PROMISE Photo Goodman Theatre to Present Virtual Readings of THE SECRETARIES and TOKENS OF PROMISE
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 11, 2021

Goodman Theatre announces two Future Labs FREE virtual readings for February and March‚ÄĒThe Secretaries¬†by¬†Omer Abbas Salem, directed by¬†Audrey Francis¬†and¬†Tokens of Promise¬†by¬†Ada A., directed by¬†Sydney Chatman.

Casting Announced For Goodman Theatre's Free Future Labs Reading Of LAYLINA Photo Casting Announced For Goodman Theatre's Free Future Labs Reading Of LAYLINA
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 27, 2021

Goodman Theatre announces the full cast for the FREE live reading of Layalina, January 30 at 7pm, continuing work on the first project of the new Future Labs program. The full SWANA (South West Asian, North African) cast all make their Goodman debuts with this reading; find the full cast list below.

Underscore Theatre Announces UNDERSCORE DEVELOPS - New Virtual Musical Development In Photo Underscore Theatre Announces UNDERSCORE DEVELOPS - New Virtual Musical Development Initiative
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 21, 2021

Underscore Theatre Company is offering UNDERSCORE DEVELOPS, a new initiative as part of its readings and workshop development series. While in-person productions are not possible, Underscore continues its mission to support writers by offering new musicals in progress the opportunity to explore the development process virtually.

Goodman Theatre Present LAYLINA Virtual Reading January 30 Photo Goodman Theatre Present LAYLINA Virtual Reading January 30
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 14, 2021

Layalina by Martin Yousif Zebari, the first play of Goodman Theatre's Future Labs, makes its virtual debut, launching the theater's newest effort to develop new plays. Directed by Azar Kazemi, Layalina examines how families maintain their love in the midst of turbulent global and social change.

GHOST GUN By Olivia Ridley Premieres Digitally As Part Of #ENOUGH: Plays To End Gun V Photo GHOST GUN By Olivia Ridley Premieres Digitally As Part Of #ENOUGH: Plays To End Gun Violence
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 9, 2020

Goodman Theatre will¬†participate in the Digital Premiere of seven winning 10-minute plays of #ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence‚ÄĒa national short play competition for middle and high school students.

New BIPOC FUTURE LABS Play Series Now Accepting Submissions Photo New BIPOC FUTURE LABS Play Series Now Accepting Submissions
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 19, 2020

Calling all bold, imaginative new plays authored by artists of color for Future Labs‚ÄĒGoodman Theatre's newest artistic program to develop works authored and directed by Black, Indigenous, Latinx, AAPI and other artists of color.

Kit Yan, Ken-Matt Martin, Elizabeth Sharpe-Levine and More to Join Virtual Emerging P Photo Kit Yan, Ken-Matt Martin, Elizabeth Sharpe-Levine and More to Join Virtual Emerging Playwrights Summit Speaker Lineup
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2020

Playdate Theatre is an online theatre company exploring the space between theatre and film that was founded by Talia Light Rake. Playdate is currently hosting Find A Way Or Make One: A Virtual Play Festival with actors Mark Fuerstein, Michaela Watkins, Marcus Scribner, and more!

Goodman Theatre Launches Reimagined Summer Education And Engagement Programs Photo Goodman Theatre Launches Reimagined Summer Education And Engagement Programs
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 20, 2020

Free programming for participants a?oeaged eight to 80a?? is underway online, as Goodman Theatre's popular Education and Engagement summer offerings for multigenerational learners go virtual. Nearly 150 studentsa?"35% of whom are new to the Goodmana?"participate in summer programs, which gather online each week on varying days and times.

Williamstown Theatre Festival Announces New Staff Photo Williamstown Theatre Festival Announces New Staff
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2019

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) has announced exciting new staff appointments today. Ken-Matt Martin will succeed Brandon Kahn as the Producing Director of WTF. His full bio is below.

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Brown/Trinity Rep TICK, TICK... BOOM! Photo Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Brown/Trinity Rep TICK, TICK... BOOM!
by Alan Henry - Dec 5, 2018

The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Program presents its December thesis show, tick, tick…BOOM!, directed and choreographed by Ken-Matt Martin, a third year student in the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Directing program. Written by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent, this rock musical set in 1990 New York City tells the story of an aspiring theater composer, as he is forced to reevaluate his passions and decide whether he should keep pursuing his dream or give it all up for a stable career. Performances run November 29 through December 9 at the Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire St., Downtown Providence. General admission is $15 with a discounted price of $10 for seniors and $7 for students. Tickets are on sale now at Trinity Rep's box office, by phone (401) 351-4242, or online at www.TrinityRep.com.

Brown/Trinity Rep Presents Fall Thesis Production TICK, TICK...BOOM! Photo Brown/Trinity Rep Presents Fall Thesis Production TICK, TICK...BOOM!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Program presents its December thesis show, tick, tick…BOOM!, directed and choreographed by Ken-Matt Martin, a third year student in the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Directing program. Written by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent, this rock musical set in 1990 New York City tells the story of an aspiring theater composer, as he is forced to reevaluate his passions and decide whether he should keep pursuing his dream or give it all up for a stable career. Performances run November 29 through December 9 at the Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire St., Downtown Providence. General admission is $15 with a discounted price of $10 for seniors and $7 for students. Tickets are on sale now at Trinity Rep's box office, by phone (401) 351-4242, or online at www.TrinityRep.com.

Brown/Trinity Rep Presents Fall Thesis Production TICK, TICK...BOOM! Photo Brown/Trinity Rep Presents Fall Thesis Production TICK, TICK...BOOM!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 30, 2018

The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Program presents its December thesis show, tick, tick…BOOM!, directed and choreographed by Ken-Matt Martin, a third year student in the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Directing program. Written by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent, this rock musical set in 1990 New York City tells the story of an aspiring theater composer, as he is forced to reevaluate his passions and decide whether he should keep pursuing his dream or give it all up for a stable career. Performances run November 29 through December 9 at the Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire St., Downtown Providence. General admission is $15 with a discounted price of $10 for seniors and $7 for students. Tickets are on sale now at Trinity Rep's box office, by phone (401) 351-4242, or online at www.TrinityRep.com.

2018 Cloris Leachman Awards Nominees Announced Photo 2018 Cloris Leachman Awards Nominees Announced
by Alan Henry - Aug 15, 2018

Founded in 2015, the Cloris Awards celebrate excellence in theatre in Greater Des Moines. The annual awards program brings together the theatre community and the public to celebrate their work and enhance the visibility of locally-produced theatre. The 2017-2018 season featured 43 productions by 12 participating companies.

Williamstown Theatre Festival Announces Additional Details For 2018 Season Photo Williamstown Theatre Festival Announces Additional Details For 2018 Season
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2018

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) has announced details about additional programming and events for the 2018 summer season.

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