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Noor Theatre Announces Third Artists Advancing Cultural Change Cohort Photo Noor Theatre Announces Third Artists Advancing Cultural Change Cohort
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2021

As part of this program, each artist is commissioned to create work in the medium of their choice that reflects and responds to key ideas and narratives swirling at the center of contemporary American culture through their own specific Middle Eastern lenses.

Noor Theatre Announces New Associate Artistic Director And Associate Director Of Deve Photo Noor Theatre Announces New Associate Artistic Director And Associate Director Of Development And Communications
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 25, 2021

Noor Theatre will welcome two formidable theatre makers to its team. 

Hunter Foster, Taylor Trensch, Sarah Stiles, Fred Grandy & More Announced for Theatre Photo Hunter Foster, Taylor Trensch, Sarah Stiles, Fred Grandy & More Announced for Theatre Aspen's SOLO FLIGHTS FESTIVAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 18, 2021

Ahead of the start of the 38th¬†Season,¬†Theatre Aspen¬†announced today that after a successful first flight, the organization will present its second annual one-person show festival,¬†Solo Flights, as the third act of this year‚Äôs summer season, August 25 ‚Äď 31, 2021 at the Hurst Theatre in Aspen, Colorado.

MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD Will Stream From Theatre Tuscaloosa This Weekend Photo MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD Will Stream From Theatre Tuscaloosa This Weekend
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2021

Theatre Tuscaloosa will stream Motherhood Out Loud this weekend.

PlayCo Presents STORY AS RESISTANCE: THE JOYS, THE HEARTBREAK, AND THE FOOD Photo PlayCo Presents STORY AS RESISTANCE: THE JOYS, THE HEARTBREAK, AND THE FOOD
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 17, 2020

PlayCo will present a free, virtual roundtable discussion entitled Story as Resistance: The Joys, The Heartbreak, and the Food, this Sunday, December 20, at 2pm EST (1pm CST, 11am PST), as part of the company’s Idea Lab Series.

BWW Review: NOURA at The Old Globe Explores When the Past and Future Collide Photo BWW Review: NOURA at The Old Globe Explores When the Past and Future Collide
by E.H. Reiter - Oct 2, 2019

NOURA, by Heather Raffo AT tHE oLD gLOBE is an emotionally complex play exploring what happens when you leave your country but not your culture or sense of identity.  How do you find the balance between who you are now and what you have left behind?

Photo Flash: First Look At NOURA At The San Diego Old Globe Photo Photo Flash: First Look At NOURA At The San Diego Old Globe
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 24, 2019

A riveting West Coast premiere loosely inspired by Ibsen's A Doll's House from acclaimed playwright (and Old Globe/USD Shiley M.F.A. Program graduate) Heather Raffo.

ReOrient Festival Celebrates 20th Anniversary Photo ReOrient Festival Celebrates 20th Anniversary
by Stephi Wild - Sep 5, 2019

Golden Thread Productions, the first American theatre company devoted to the Middle East will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its prestigious ReOrient 2019 Festival of Short Plays with seven fully produced short plays, two panel discussions, and a national convening of Middle Eastern theatre artists.

The Globe Announces Cast and Creatives Of NOURA Photo The Globe Announces Cast and Creatives Of NOURA
by Stephi Wild - Aug 30, 2019

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of the riveting West Coast premiere of Noura by Heather Raffo (the award-winning 9 Parts of Desire, the opera Fallujah), a graduate of The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. Loosely inspired by Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, Noura received the prestigious Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Original New Play and the L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award. Directed by Johanna McKeon (Off Broadway's I Have Loved Strangers and Tokio Confidential), Noura begins performances September 20, 2019 and runs through October 20 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 20a?"25. Opening night is Thursday, September 26 at 8:00 p.m. Single tickets on sale now, starting at $30.00, and can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE [234-5623], or at the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.

Trustus Theatre Brings MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD to Columbia Children's Theatre This August Photo Trustus Theatre Brings MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD to Columbia Children's Theatre This August
by Julie Musbach - Jul 16, 2019

Trustus Theatre expands its theatre walls again this season by partnering with Columbia Children's Theatre to bring Motherhood Out Loud to Columbia

A Classic Theatre Announces May Production MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD Photo A Classic Theatre Announces May Production MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2019

When entrusting the subject of motherhood to a dazzling collection of celebrated American writers, what results is a joyous, moving, hilarious, and altogether thrilling theatrical play. Utterly unpredictable, Motherhood Out Loud shatters traditional notions about parenthood, unveils its inherent comedy and celebrates the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations.

Golden Thread Announces 2019 Season Of Courageous Storytelling Photo Golden Thread Announces 2019 Season Of Courageous Storytelling
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 22, 2019

Golden Thread Productions, the first American theatre company devoted to the Middle East, presents a season of new work highlighting rarely seen perspectives. The 2019 mainstage season begins with the U.S. premiere of Palestinian-Irish playwright Hannah's Khalil's critically acclaimed Scenes from 71* Years (April 5 May 5, 2019). An epic snapshot of Palestinian life since 1948, Scenes is directed by celebrated Arab-American scholar Michael Malek Najjar and features Bay Area Palestinian actors in the nine-member cast.

Sundance Film Festival Announces 2019 Film Lineup Photo Sundance Film Festival Announces 2019 Film Lineup
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 28, 2018

The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the showcase of new independent feature films selected across all categories for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, from January 24 - February 3, 2019.

ReOrient 2019 Festival Playwrights Announced Photo ReOrient 2019 Festival Playwrights Announced
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 29, 2018

Golden Thread Productions, the first American theatre company devoted to the Middle East, is proud to announce the seven plays for its prestigious ReOrient 2019 Festival of Short Plays celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Middle Eastern American Theater Artists Pen Letter Addressing THE PROFANE, Inclusion; Playwrights Horizons Responds!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 27, 2017

Difficult, but welcome discussions about race and representation continue to spread through the theatre landscape. Yesterday, a group of Middle Eastern and Muslim theater artists from Noor Theatre and elsewhere released a letter expressing concern about Playwrights Horizons' current production of Zayd Dohrn's THE PROFANE. Playwrights Horizons has responded today with a call for public discussion and further collaboration.

THIS IS US Scribe and Neil LaBute Among Writers of THE OTHER PLAYS
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 6, 2017

Theater Breaking Through Barriers, who scored a hit this past summer with Samuel D. Hunter's The Healing, will kick off its 38th season with the World Premiere of THE OTHER PLAYS: SHORT PLAYS ABOUT THE OTHERNESS IN OUR SOCIETY, a bill of new short works by playwrights Dennis A. Allen II, Bekah Brunstetter (a Writers Guild Award nominee for This Is Us), Lameece Isaaq, Neil LaBute and Tatiana Rivera. This evening of short plays exploring the themes of race, religion, sexual identity, and social otherness begins previews on March 10 at the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at The A.R.T./New York Theatres. Opening night is set for Thursday, March 16.

MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD Sets Opening at Vagabond Players
by Julie Musbach - Feb 5, 2017

The Vagabond Players continues its 101th season with Motherhood Out Loud, opening February 24, and continuing through March 19. Conceived by Susan R. Rose and Joan Stein, and directed by Rikki Howie Lacewell, the script is written by some of the best writers in theatre today: Leslie Ayvazian, Brooke Berman, David Cale, Jessica Goldberg, Beth Henley, Lameece Issaq, Claire LaZebnik, Lisa Loomer, Michele Lowe, Marco Pennette, Theresa Rebeck, Luanne Rice, Annie Weisman, and Cheryl L. West.

THE FULL MONTY, WILLY WONKA and More Set for The Carnegie's 2017-18 Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Broadway pizazz, hometown nostalgia, pure imagination, and parenting at its funniest - audiences can expect all this and more during The Carnegie's 2017-18 Theatre Season.

NYFA Awards Over $600K to New York State Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has announced the recipients and finalists of its Artists' Fellowship Program.

Matrix Theatre to Present MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD!
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 12, 2016

Last year's staged reading of Motherhood Out Loud was so popular that Matrix Theatre Company has brought it back for four performances over Mother's Day weekend. Performances for this limited engagement run are May 6 - 8, Friday and Saturday at 8 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 3pm at Matrix Theatre located at 2730 Bagley in the heart of southwest Detroit.

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