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Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, Sergio Trujillo & More Will Take Part in EPIC Photo Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, Sergio Trujillo & More Will Take Part in EPIC
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 30, 2021

The Entertainment and Performing Arts Industry Conference (EPIC) is thrilled to announce some of Broadway’s best to join a multi-national and highly regarded group of entertainment industry leaders to participate in the first-ever, 24-hour global online event for everyone working in, aspiring to work in, or wishing to explore the arts and entertainment sector.  

Join the Global EPIC Event Now! Photo Join the Global EPIC Event Now!
by - Nov 18, 2021

Special Offer - Join the Global EPIC Event Now!

Mark Valdez to Receive SDCF Zelda Fichandler Award Photo Mark Valdez to Receive SDCF Zelda Fichandler Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2021

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation has announced the recipient and three finalists for its annual Zelda Fichandler Award. The Fichandler Award recognizes directors and choreographers who have demonstrated great accomplishment to date with singular creativity and deep investment in a particular community or region.

Perseverance Theatre Returns to In-Person Shows in the Fall Photo Perseverance Theatre Returns to In-Person Shows in the Fall
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 4, 2021

After over a year of being shuttered due to COVID-19, Perseverance Theatre is reopening its doors and returning to live, in-person theatre in the fall. National and local health and safety guidelines will be in place.

National New Play Network Welcomes New Staff & Board Members Photo National New Play Network Welcomes New Staff & Board Members
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 19, 2021

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of professional theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, begins our new fiscal year with new staff, new roles, new Board Members, and gratitude for the work of past team members who have brought us to this moment.

CAATA to Host Online Information Session on The American Rescue Plan with The Nationa Photo CAATA to Host Online Information Session on The American Rescue Plan with The National Endowment for the Arts
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 15, 2021

The Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists, the national advocacy organization for Asian American Pacific Islander organizations and individual practitioners in the theater sector, is proud to announce that it will host an information session with representatives from the National Endowment for the Arts, speaking on the American Rescue Plan's Grants to Organizations program.

Center Theatre Group Announces Schedule for July 12 ‚Ä" July 18, 2021 Photo Center Theatre Group Announces Schedule for July 12 ‚Ä" July 18, 2021
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021

Center Theatre Group in association with UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television present¬†‚Äú32 Acres,‚Ä̬†a new uniquely enveloping outdoor soundwalk through Los Angeles State Historic Park offered¬†July 14¬†through¬†September 29, 2021,¬†during park hours (8 am through sunset) at no cost through a free app in the Apple and Google app stores.

Perseverance Theatre's Summer Theatre Camp Returns To In-Person Workshops This Summer Photo Perseverance Theatre's Summer Theatre Camp Returns To In-Person Workshops This Summer
by Stephi Wild - Jul 10, 2021

Workshops begin on July 19 and culminate in a final presentation on August 4. Scholarships are available and all Perseverance Everywhere members receive a discount. Learn more about how to register here!

WET: A DACAMENTED JOURNEY & More Announced for CTG Digital Stage Schedule Week Of Jun Photo WET: A DACAMENTED JOURNEY & More Announced for CTG Digital Stage Schedule Week Of June 14
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2021

Center Theatre Group is marking the ninth anniversary of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) with ‚ÄúWET: A DACAmented Journey‚ÄĚ written and performed by Alex Alpharaoh and directed by Brisa Areli Mu√Īoz. Alpharaoh's deeply personal work will be available free to the public on the Center Theatre Group's Digital Stage.

TCG Announces $1.635 Million THRIVE! Program For Black, Indigenous, Theatres Of Color Photo TCG Announces $1.635 Million THRIVE! Program For Black, Indigenous, Theatres Of Color
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 11, 2021

Theatre Communications Group has announced the launch of THRIVE!, a regranting program to provide unrestricted funds and professional development and technical assistance for U.S.-based Black Theatres, Indigenous Theatres, and all Theatres of Color.

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.

Asian American & Pacific Islander Community Conversation To Be Hosted By Perseverance Photo Asian American & Pacific Islander Community Conversation To Be Hosted By Perseverance Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2021

To celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Perseverance Theatre is hosting a Community Conversation led by Artistic Director, Leslie Ishii, on May 26 at 6 p.m. AKDT. Additional panelists include Adriana Li, Dennis Arashiro, and Edric Carrillo.

Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists Will Conduct Bystander Intervention Photo Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists Will Conduct Bystander Intervention and Safety Awareness Trainings
by Stephi Wild - May 7, 2021

Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists (CAATA) announces speakers for the second episode of its ongoing monthly ConFest Virtual Series, Healing Over Hate on Monday, May 10 at 1PM HT, 3PM AKT, 4PM PT, 5PM MT, 6PM CT, and 7PM ET.

Perseverance Announces PEOPLE POWER Virtual Concert Photo Perseverance Announces PEOPLE POWER Virtual Concert
by A.A. Cristi - May 4, 2021

Perseverance Theatre is producing the second in a series of concerts featuring performers throughout the state of Alaska. Held entirely virtually, audiences can tune in to enjoy music and connect with each other from the comfort and safety of their own homes.

Sharifa Yasmin to Receive the Inaugural Barbara Whitman Award From Stage Directors an Photo Sharifa Yasmin to Receive the Inaugural Barbara Whitman Award From Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 26, 2021

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, today announced the recipient and six finalists for the inaugural Barbara Whitman Award. Established by theatrical producer Barbara Whitman, the award recognizes a female, trans, or non-binary early-career director who has demonstrated a unique vision in their work with an unrestricted $10,000 cash prize.

Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists (CAATA) Condemns Anti-Asian Hate an Photo Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists (CAATA) Condemns Anti-Asian Hate and Violence
by Stephi Wild - Apr 17, 2021

As anti-Asian discrimination, violence, and hate crimes continue to rise, National Asian/Pasifika/Native/Indigenous/MENA Theatre Leaders commemorate one month after the Atlanta massacre with a new statement calling for local and national public leadership to take action against racism.

Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists Announces Initiatives to Combat Ant Photo Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists Announces Initiatives to Combat Anti-Asian Hate and Violence
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 24, 2021

The national advocacy organization to issue several statements and demands from the national Asian American theatre community, featuring a PSA to honor the victims of the Atlanta massacre and condemn anti-Asian hate, the social media campaign #HadABadDay, and community anti-violence training sessions.

THE SPIRIT OF THE VALLEY Returns to Perseverance Theatre on Demand Photo THE SPIRIT OF THE VALLEY Returns to Perseverance Theatre on Demand
by Stephi Wild - Mar 19, 2021

The Spirit of the Valley, which premiered at Perseverance Theatre in the Fall Season 2020, is back by popular demand! This visually stunning, live-streamed production dazzled audiences this past November, with many requests to bring the show back.

Perseverance Theatre Celebrates Black History And Women's History With Two Intersecti Photo Perseverance Theatre Celebrates Black History And Women's History With Two Intersectional Events
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 9, 2021

To celebrate Black History Month and Women's History Month, Perseverance Theatre is hosting two intersectional events. 

National New Play Network Announces the Bridge Program Photo National New Play Network Announces the Bridge Program
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 4, 2021

National New Play Network has announced the creation of a new program aimed at centering Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC) artists and anti-racist practices within its Member Theaters. 

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