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Judson Memorial Church and S/C Projects Present Movement Without Borders: A Day of Pe Photo Judson Memorial Church and S/C Projects Present Movement Without Borders: A Day of Performance to Celebrate New York Immigration Coalition
by Stephi Wild - Sep 11, 2021

On Saturday, October 2, 2021, dancers, musicians, filmmakers, poets, and immigration advocates will gather in community at Judson Memorial Church around the urgent issue of humanizing our immigration system.

Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation Names Francesca Harper As Artistic Director Of The Ailey Photo Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation Names Francesca Harper As Artistic Director Of The Ailey II Company
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 1, 2021

Robert Battle, Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, announced today that internationally renowned performer, choreographer, director, and multi-disciplinary artist Francesca Harper has been appointed Artistic Director of Ailey II, the Ailey organization's acclaimed company of young dancers. Ms. Harper will assume her duties on September 7, 2021, and will immediately begin preparing for Ailey II's return to the stage.

NAATCO Launches The NAATCO National Partnership Project, Spotlighting Asian American  Photo NAATCO Launches The NAATCO National Partnership Project, Spotlighting Asian American Theatre Artists
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 30, 2020

NAATCO (National Asian American Theatre Company) founder and Artistic Producing Director Mia Katigbak today announced the creation of The NAATCO National Partnership Project (NNPP), a national theater initiative that will ingrain the inclusion of Asian American theatre artists, technicians, administrators, and community members in the American theater.

Photo Flash: First Look At PRIDE & PREJUDICE At Long Wharf Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look At PRIDE & PREJUDICE At Long Wharf Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 27, 2019

Long Wharf Theatre presents Pride and Prejudice, written by Kate Hamill, adapted from the classic Jane Austen novel, and directed by Jess McLeod. Performances begin on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 for a limited run through December 22, 2019. Opening night is set for Wednesday, December 4, 7:30 PM on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre (222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT).

Long Wharf Theatre Announces Casting for PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Photo Long Wharf Theatre Announces Casting for PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 8, 2019

Long Wharf Theatre (Jacob G. Padrón, Artistic Director; Kit Ingui, Managing Director) announced dates, complete casting and creative team for Pride and Prejudice, written by Kate Hamill, adapted from the classic Jane Austen novel, and directed by Jess McLeod. Performances begin on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 for a limited run through December 22, 2019.

Climate Change Theatre Action To Offer Play Readings By Teen Actors As Part Of Festiv Photo Climate Change Theatre Action To Offer Play Readings By Teen Actors As Part Of Festival Albertine 2019
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 30, 2019

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Albertine Books are pleased to announce that Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA), an initiative of the Arctic Cycle, which uses theatre to foster dialogue about the global climate crisis, will offer play four play readings, featuring teen actors, as part of Festival Albertine 2019. Curated by celebrated author and environmentalist Bill McKibben, the weekend-long festival focuses on climate chaos and the race to prevent civilization-scale collapse, and features lead prominent thinkers, politicians, activists, artists, and authors from across the U.S., France, and the francophone world, November 8-10. The CCTA readings take place prior to the discussions on November 9 and 10.

Photo Flash: The Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation Presents 2019 IDEA AWARDS Photo Photo Flash: The Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation Presents 2019 IDEA AWARDS
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 24, 2019

The Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation present the 2019 Idea Awards for Theatre.

One Night Only @ Feinstein's At Vitello's Presents Pamela Shaw In NAUGHTY WITH A BAND Photo One Night Only @ Feinstein's At Vitello's Presents Pamela Shaw In NAUGHTY WITH A BAND
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2019

Actor and entertainer Pamela Shaw, traces her journey from an obedient and deferential childhood to the independent and irreverent personality she has become, in this humorous and captivating musical memoir. Through expanded musical numbers and dance, spiced up with witty narrative and film clips, Shaw gets naughtier than ever in her funny, provocative, musically eclectic new show, Naughty with a Band, which comes to Feinstein's at Vitello's in Studio City for One Night Only on September 17 at 8:00 p.m.; doors open for dinner at 6:30 p.m.

August 2019 Events Announced At Lincoln Center Photo August 2019 Events Announced At Lincoln Center
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 26, 2019

Summer at Lincoln Center is a time-honored New York tradition, bringing people from all walks of life together to experience a multitude of music, dance, and drama across the entire campus. Harnessing Mozart's innovative spirit as its inspiration, the Mostly Mozart Festival (July 10a?"August 10) continues this month with groundbreaking, international, and multidisciplinary productions; acclaimed artists of all genres; introductions to emerging creative voices; and the presentation of new works and ideas.

Theater for the New City's BARABBAS Opens Thursday Photo Theater for the New City's BARABBAS Opens Thursday
by Julie Musbach - Jun 24, 2019

Theater for the New City, the Pulitzer Prize winning community cultural center that produces over thirty premieres of new American plays each year, is pleased to announce the world premiere of Will T.F. Carter's new play Barabbas, directed by Eduardo Machado.

The Greenway Court Theatre Presents Pamela Shaw in NAUGHTY WITH A BAND Photo The Greenway Court Theatre Presents Pamela Shaw in NAUGHTY WITH A BAND
by Sarah Hookey - May 30, 2019

Celebrated actress and singer Pamela Shaw gets naughtier than ever with her fun, provocative, musically eclectic new show Naughty with a Band. Direct from a critically acclaimed run in Australia, England, and the Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, this Los Angeles premiere is a musical melange of pop, blues and rock with a live band.

Theater for the New City Presents World Premiere of BARABBAS Photo Theater for the New City Presents World Premiere of BARABBAS
by Julie Musbach - May 7, 2019

Theater for the New City, the Pulitzer Prize winning community cultural center that produces over thirty premieres of new American plays each year, is pleased to announce the world premiere of Will T.F. Carter's new play Barabbas, directed by Eduardo Machado.

Masha Gessen-Curated Festival Albertine Starts Tonight Photo Masha Gessen-Curated Festival Albertine Starts Tonight
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 30, 2018

Albertine Books, the French Embassy's Acclaimed Bookshop and Cultural Hub, to Host a Series of Discussions Broadening the Lenses Through Which We Understand and Envision Democracy

Masha Gessen To Curate Festival Albertine 2018 On Theme 'Reimagining Democracy' Photo Masha Gessen To Curate Festival Albertine 2018 On Theme 'Reimagining Democracy'
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 7, 2018

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Albertine Books,the dynamic bookshop and cultural center operated by the French Embassy in New York, today announce prominent American and Russian journalist, professor, and author Masha Gessen as the curator of the fifth annual Festival Albertine, which is themed 'Reimagining Democracy' and takes place October 30 - November 3, 2018. Informed by experience as a witness to affronts to democracy today, Gessen has often urged people to open their eyes to such challenges, and to use their imagination to picture what is further at stake. Many thinkers from France, America, and across the Francophone world are similarly united by a pressing concern over surging demagoguery and democracy's fragility.

Theater For The New City To Present ARENDT-HEIDEGGER: A LOVE STORY Photo Theater For The New City To Present ARENDT-HEIDEGGER: A LOVE STORY
by Julie Musbach - Aug 29, 2018

Martin Heidegger and Hannah Arendt were leading intellectuals of the twentieth century. In the 1920's, they had a passionate affair. In the 1930's, Heidegger became an ardent Nazi while Arendt became an ardent Zionist. Nevertheless, after the war, they still continued to correspond and to meet. Douglas Lackey dramatizes their relationship in 'Arendt-Heidegger: A Love Story,' a five-character play to be presented by Theater for the New City from September 27 to October 14. Its dialogue and action go beyond known facts, but everything in the play is consistent with them. Alexander Harrington directs.

ZEE JLF At Boulder Announces 2018 Program Photo ZEE JLF At Boulder Announces 2018 Program
by Stephi Wild - Aug 22, 2018

The fourth installation of ZEE JLF at Boulder, produced by Teamwork Arts, will bring more than 70 authors from around the world to explore today's hot topics while engaging the community in essential dialogue. ZEE JLF at Boulder is in association with Boulder Library Foundation, the City of Boulder, and Boulder Public Library.

Margo Jefferson To Give Keynote Lecture at 2019 Fort Worth Opera Festival Photo Margo Jefferson To Give Keynote Lecture at 2019 Fort Worth Opera Festival
by Julie Musbach - Jul 25, 2018

Fort Worth Opera proudly announced today the news that distinguished author, cultural critic, and academic Margo Jefferson will deliver a keynote lecture on The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess at Bass Performance Hall, Saturday, April 27, as part of the opening weekend of the 2019 Fort Worth Opera Festival. Winner of the 1995 Pulitzer Prize in Criticism for her work at The New York Times, Jefferson's essays and reviews have appeared in numerous publications such as The Guardian, Harper's, The Scholar, and New York Magazine.

Park Avenue Armory presents LOOKING BACK | LOOKING FORWARD Photo Park Avenue Armory presents LOOKING BACK | LOOKING FORWARD
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 1, 2018

On Saturday, February 17, 2018, artists, activists, academics, and community leaders will gather at the Park Avenue Armory for Looking Back | Looking Forward, a symposium of conversations, performances, salons and open studios exploring artistic, social, and political perspectives on the fiftieth anniversary of the extraordinary world-changing events of 1968. Looking Back | Looking Forward marks the second annual Culture in a Changing America gathering at the Armory, and launches the 2018 season of the Interrogations of Form series. The event is presented in collaboration with The Aspen Institute Arts Program and ArtChangeUS.

Margo Jefferson Moderates TFANA Panel Discussion on Adrienne Kennedy, Today Photo Margo Jefferson Moderates TFANA Panel Discussion on Adrienne Kennedy, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2018

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) announces a free post-performance discussion moderated by Pulitzer Prize-winning theatre critic and Negroland: A Memoir author Margo Jefferson in connection with TFANA's world premiere production of Adrienne Kennedy's He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box. The talk, which begins at 8.30 PM is open to all and features director Charlotte Braithwaite and playwrights Lydia Diamond and Jackie Sibblies Drury, follows the January 20 performance of Kennedy's first new play in a decade, which begins at 7:30 that evening, at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217). The discussion will also be streamed live on Theatre for a New Audience's Facebook page. He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box runs January 18-February 11. To reserve a seat to this panel, visit www.tfana.org/heartpanel.

Margo Jefferson Moderates TFANA Panel Discussion on Adrienne Kennedy, 1/20 Photo Margo Jefferson Moderates TFANA Panel Discussion on Adrienne Kennedy, 1/20
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 17, 2018

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) announces a free post-performance discussion moderated by Pulitzer Prize-winning theatre critic and Negroland: A Memoir author Margo Jefferson in connection with TFANA's world premiere production of Adrienne Kennedy's He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box. The talk, which begins at 8.30 PM is open to all and features director Charlotte Braithwaite and playwrights Lydia Diamond and Jackie Sibblies Drury, follows the January 20 performance of Kennedy's first new play in a decade, which begins at 7:30 that evening, at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217). The discussion will also be streamed live on Theatre for a New Audience's Facebook page. He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box runs January 18-February 11. To reserve a seat to this panel, visit www.tfana.org/heartpanel.

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