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Wake Up With BWW 9/13: Inside FROZEN Opening Night, the Making of WICKED, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 9/13: Inside FROZEN Opening Night, the Making of WICKED, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2021

Today's top stories: Go inside opening night of Frozen in London, plus hear about the making of Wicked from Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, and more!

BWW Interview: Cameron Meyer On SEX WITH STRANGERS & Other Theatrical Liaisons Photo BWW Interview: Cameron Meyer On SEX WITH STRANGERS & Other Theatrical Liaisons
by Gil Kaan - Sep 12, 2021

Crimson Square Theatre Company presents Laura Eason’s SEX WITH STRANGERS opening September 24th at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. This two-hander, directed by Benjamin Burt, features Cameron Meyer and Casey King as the titular STRANGERS. Had the chance to question Cameron on SEX WITH STRANGERS as well as her extensive Los Angeles theatre background.

Laura Eason's SEX WITH STRANGERS Opens This Month At Beverly Hills Playhouse Photo Laura Eason's SEX WITH STRANGERS Opens This Month At Beverly Hills Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021

Crimson Square Theatre Company, in residence at Beverly Hills Playhouse are pleased to present a taut two-person drama by Laura Eason.¬†¬†SEX WITH STRANGERS¬†‚Äď Engrossing and surprising,¬†not only in its sexual politics but also in its investigation of identity in the digital age.

Shailene Woodley Will Star in THREE WOMEN on Showtime Photo Shailene Woodley Will Star in THREE WOMEN on Showtime
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2021

THREE WOMEN is executive produced by Taddeo, showrunner Laura Eason, Kathy Ciric and Emmy Rossum. Louise Friedberg (Y: The Last Man, Borgen, Deliver Us) has signed on to direct the first two episodes, which she will also executive produce. 

The 14th Annual Barbour Playwrights Award Returns in June Photo The 14th Annual Barbour Playwrights Award Returns in June
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2021

The Episcopal Actors' Guild has announced that the Barbour Playwrights Award is back! This festival celebrating new work for the theatre will return in June 2021 and feature virtual readings of three new plays nominated by this year's partnering company, Leviathan Lab.

Amy Spanger Leads SEX WITH STRANGERS BC/EFA Benefit Reading Photo Amy Spanger Leads SEX WITH STRANGERS BC/EFA Benefit Reading
by Stephi Wild - Apr 9, 2021

The Reading Series, a new virtual benefit series, has announced the next production in their lineup with Laura Eason's award-winning play SEX WITH STRANGERS, benefiting BC/EFA.

TikTok Star & Musical Composer Daniel J. Mertzlufft Signs With CAA, Kraft-Engel Manag Photo TikTok Star & Musical Composer Daniel J. Mertzlufft Signs With CAA, Kraft-Engel Management
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 12, 2021

Daniel J. Mertzlufft, one of the TikTok stars behind the viral sensation Ratatouille the Musical, has signed with CAA and Kraft-Engel Management.

Kansas City Repertory Theatre to Redesign New 2020-2021 Season Photo Kansas City Repertory Theatre to Redesign New 2020-2021 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 5, 2020

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Stuart Carden and Executive Director Angela Gieras today announced that major efforts are underway to create an exciting NEW 2020-2021 season, different from the 2020-2021 season which was announced in February 2020.

New York Stage & Film Announces Filmmakers' Workshop Participants & Mentors Photo New York Stage & Film Announces Filmmakers' Workshop Participants & Mentors
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2020

New York Stage and Film has announced the 15 early-career film and TV writers who have been selected to participate in the 2020/2021 Filmmakers' Workshop.

Alex Brightman, Michael Cerveris & More Helped THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES Ma Photo Alex Brightman, Michael Cerveris & More Helped THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES Mark Milestone Edition
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2020

Last night, The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues celebrated its landmark tenth edition. In the biggest round yet, 28 actors were paired with the industry's top writers, who created new pieces just for them in only 24 hours. From 6 PM on, the new monologues were published, one every 15 minutes.

Michael Cerveris, Alex Brightman, Solea Pfeiffer, and More Join Tenth Edition Of THE  Photo Michael Cerveris, Alex Brightman, Solea Pfeiffer, and More Join Tenth Edition Of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2020

Tonight, The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues celebrates its milestone tenth edition.

Aurora Theatre Company Cancels Remainder Of 2019/2020 Season Photo Aurora Theatre Company Cancels Remainder Of 2019/2020 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 31, 2020

Aurora Theatre Company today announced that out of concern for public health and safety in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic it will cancel its upcoming runs of Christopher Chen's THE RULER and Laura Eason's SEX WITH STRANGERS, previously scheduled May 8 - July 5 and June 19 - July 19, respectively.

KCRep to Modify Festival Weekend Events Due to Covid-19 Photo KCRep to Modify Festival Weekend Events Due to Covid-19
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 12, 2020

KCRep has announced its plans amid the current Covid-19 outbreak. Read their statement below:

The Episcopal Actors' Guild Has Announced That The Barbour Playwrights Award Will be  Photo The Episcopal Actors' Guild Has Announced That The Barbour Playwrights Award Will be Back for its 13th Year in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 27, 2020

The Episcopal Actors' Guild (EAG) has announced that the Barbour Playwrights Award will be back for its thirteenth year in March. This festival celebrating new work for the theatre will feature readings of three new plays nominated by this year's partnering company, Leviathan Lab. One of the three playwright finalists will be awarded a prize of $500.

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Has Announced 2020-2021 Season Photo Kansas City Repertory Theatre Has Announced 2020-2021 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 18, 2020

The spirited and inventive ... the terrifying and riotous ... the beloved and redemptive ... the award-winning and history-making ... the amazing and terrifying ... the vibrant and hopeful. All that and more awaits audiences in Kansas City Repertory Theatre's 2020-2021 season.

KCRep Announces OriginKC: New Works Festival Photo KCRep Announces OriginKC: New Works Festival
by Stephi Wild - Feb 14, 2020

Frankenstein, a haunting exploration of a 200-year-old horror tale and Legacy Land, a dark-comedy dive into the legacy of sexual abuse make their world premieres during Kansas City Repertory Theatre's annual OriginKC: New Works Festival, March 6-April 5 at Copaken Stage. OriginKC: New Works Festival engages audiences with the process of creating theater and gives emerging and established playwrights the resources to develop scripts for future seasons at KCRep and beyond.

EAG Partners With Leviathan Lab For The 13th Annual Barbour Playwrights Award Photo EAG Partners With Leviathan Lab For The 13th Annual Barbour Playwrights Award
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 27, 2020

The Episcopal Actors' Guild (EAG) is proud to announce that the Barbour Playwrights Award will be back for its thirteenth year in March. This festival celebrating new work for the theatre will feature readings of three new plays nominated by this year's partnering company, Leviathan Lab.

Lookingglass Theatre Company Welcomes New Ensemble Members and Artistic Associates Photo Lookingglass Theatre Company Welcomes New Ensemble Members and Artistic Associates
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 11, 2019

Lookingglass Theatre Company welcomes five new Ensemble Members and four new Artistic Associates into the Lookingglass family. Joining the Ensemble are Walter Briggs (Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Moby Dick), Kasey Foster (The Steadfast Tin Soldier, 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas), circus choreographer Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi (The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein), Anthony Irons (The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Act(s) of God), and composer and sound designer Andre Pluess (The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Eastland). New Artistic Associates include Cordelia Dewdney (Moby Dick, Hard Times), Wendy Mateo (Big Lake Big City, Beyond Caring), costume designer Sully Ratke (Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas) and Matthew C. Yee (Treasure Island, Moby Dick).

Photo Flash: First Look at AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS at Village Arts Photo Photo Flash: First Look at AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS at Village Arts
by Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2019

New Village Arts presents AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, written by Laura Eason, from the novel by Jules Verne. Directed by NVA Executive Artistic Director Kristianne Kurner, this production will feature original music from San Diego's own Pirate-themed folk-rock band, The Shantyannes (Joseph Freeman and Renee Moreno), with arrangements by Tony Houck, who also serves as Music Director for the production. This is an exciting, witty, and action-packed new adaptation of the classic story.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Announced At New Village Arts Photo AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Announced At New Village Arts
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 23, 2019

 New Village Arts is thrilled to announce the upcoming production of AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, written by Laura Eason, from the novel by Jules Verne. Directed by NVA Executive Artistic Director Kristianne Kurner, this production will feature original music from San Diego's own Pirate-themed folk-rock band, The Shantyannes (Joseph Freeman and Renee Moreno), with arrangements by Tony Houck, who also serves as Music Director for the production. This is an exciting, witty, and action-packed new adaptation of the classic story. 

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