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NSKIP to Present STATUEFEST Photo NSKIP to Present STATUEFEST
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2021

NSKIP will present StatueFest On Stage, live performances of theatrical monologues celebrating statue-worthy New York women at PRTTheatre (Puerto Rican Traveling Theater), 304 W. 47th St. at Eighth Ave. in Manhattan in two separate programs on September 30 and October 1, both at 7 pm.

Queens Theatre And Lincoln Center Present AN EVENING OF SHORT PLAYS Photo Queens Theatre And Lincoln Center Present AN EVENING OF SHORT PLAYS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 20, 2021

On Wednesday, August 25th, 2021, Queens Theatre's New American Voices and Theatre for All, in collaboration with Lincoln Center's RESTART STAGES, present An Evening of Short Plays, featuring three works by artists from the Disability community.

Maria Irene Fornes Tribute By All Latina Collective Premieres August 28 Photo Maria Irene Fornes Tribute By All Latina Collective Premieres August 28
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 18, 2021

All-Latina Theatre Collective will debut the bilingual Maria Irene Fornes Tribute on the last weekend of August, with performances on August 28th and 29th.

Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING to be Presented for Free in Prospect Park Photo Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING to be Presented for Free in Prospect Park
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2021

A brisk, hilarious adaptation for ten actors that invites the audience into a vibrant world of music, mischief, mistaken identity, dizzying romance and fierce passion. When a group of war heroes are invited to enjoy peacetime on Don Leonato's beautiful estate, they find their friendships greatly tested by a formidable new adversary: Love.

Student Blog: The Drama Bookshop is Back! Photo Student Blog: The Drama Bookshop is Back!
by Student Blogger: Sydni Dichter - Jul 8, 2021

Before it closed, the Drama Bookshop was easily one of my favorite places in the world. Although it is updated, the new Drama Bookshop has all the charm of the original location with more space and food!

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces O! Readings Series Photo Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces O! Readings Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 26, 2021

Oregon Shakespeare Festival has announced the month-long, five-play O! Reading Series. For this new initiative, five directors who are part of OSF’s artistic staff have each chosen a play to be performed as a live digital staged reading by some of OSF’s favorite actors.

PUT A WOMAN ON A PEDESTAL Announces Final Evening Of Plays Photo PUT A WOMAN ON A PEDESTAL Announces Final Evening Of Plays
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2021

Celebrating the stories of statue-worthy women are seven new plays in monologue form that will be performed virtually on Friday, June 18 at 7 pm (EDT) as a part of Put A Woman On A Pedestal, a StatueFest of theatrical works.

Student Blog: My Feminism and Theatre Class Reading List Photo Student Blog: My Feminism and Theatre Class Reading List
by Student Blogger: Sydni Dichter - May 26, 2021

This past semester, I took one of my favorite classes I’ve had so far in my time at Tisch, Feminism and Theatre. My teacher, Gwendolyn Alker’s, syllabus set the stage for the amazing class. We read plays by playwrights of all different backgrounds, about all kinds of subjects, and we talked about why they’re important, in conjunction with feminist theoretical texts. 

PUT A WOMAN ON A PEDESTAL to Honor Women with Evening of Virtual Monologues Photo PUT A WOMAN ON A PEDESTAL to Honor Women with Evening of Virtual Monologues
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2021

Put a Woman on a Pedestal will honor two dozen women with statues in a virtual evening of original monologues. Statue-worthy women will be the subjects of six plays in monologue form on Friday, May 21 at 7 pm (EDT) on Zoom.

StatueFest Two Presents New Monologues as Part of 'Put A Woman On A Pedestal' Photo StatueFest Two Presents New Monologues as Part of 'Put A Woman On A Pedestal'
by Stephi Wild - Apr 11, 2021

Six playwrights depict their choices of statue-worthy women in StatueFest Two on Friday, April 16 at 7 pm EDT in a series of monologues. The readings, on Zoom, are part of a series to Put A Woman On A Pedestal.

The New Shokan Kitchen Island Project Presents PUT A WOMAN ON A PEDESTAL Photo The New Shokan Kitchen Island Project Presents PUT A WOMAN ON A PEDESTAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 11, 2021

On Friday, March 19 at 7 pm (EDT) monologues by six playwrights will be seen in the world premiere of Put a Woman On A Pedestal, an on-line StatueFest of readings by Pauline David-Sax, Renee' Flemings, Allison Fradkin, Judith Pratt, Laura Shamas and Lucy Wang.

NNPN's Annual Commission Awarded To Nambi E. Kelley Photo NNPN's Annual Commission Awarded To Nambi E. Kelley
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 21, 2020

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, has announced the recipient of this year's Annual Commission: Nambi E. Kelley, in partnership with San Diego Repertory Theatre, will develop her new play, Project American X.

American Blues Presents Reading of RED BIKE by Caridad Svich Photo American Blues Presents Reading of RED BIKE by Caridad Svich
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 7, 2020

American Blues Theater will present¬†the live, online reading of¬†Red Bike,¬†written by¬†Caridad Svich, directed by¬†Lavina Jadhwani, and starring¬†August Forman,¬†as part of ‚ÄúThe Room‚ÄĚ series.¬†The reading will be live on¬†Wednesday, December 9 at 7pm Central.¬†The 75-minute reading will be followed by a group discussion.

Theater For The New City Presents 1953: RACE FOR THE SUMMIT Photo Theater For The New City Presents 1953: RACE FOR THE SUMMIT
by Stephi Wild - Dec 2, 2020

Theater for the New City presents TNC ‚ÄúOn The Air,‚ÄĚ 1953: Race For The Summit, written and performed by Om Raj Raut on¬†Thursday, December 3, 7PM EST.

BWW Review: COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN 5 BETTIES by Zoom Theatre Photo BWW Review: COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN 5 BETTIES by Zoom Theatre
by Andrew Child - Nov 15, 2020

After registering for a performance by Zoom Theatre, you get an automated email which explains that you will be able to be heard by the actors and other audience members during this virtual performance.

1st Stage Announces New Commission Of Solo Work From Brilliant Playwrights And Creat Photo 1st Stage Announces New Commission Of Solo Work From Brilliant Playwrights And Creators 
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 24, 2020

During this uncertain time for the nation and the arts community, 1st Stage remains committed to creating diverse, modern work by leading playwrights and performers. Despite the prolonged theatre closure necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the company delights in bringing you the same quality of beautiful, emotional, relatable stories that you could have otherwise seen on our stage.

Lorraine Hansberry Theatre Announces Appointment Of Margo Hall As New Artistic Direct Photo Lorraine Hansberry Theatre Announces Appointment Of Margo Hall As New Artistic Director
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 10, 2020

San Francisco's premier Black theatre company Lorraine Hansberry Theatre has announced the appointment of Bay Area theatre titan Margo Hall as its new Artistic Director.

TOYS 101 Goes Online With Strange Sun Theater's Explorations: Digital Theatre Festiva Photo TOYS 101 Goes Online With Strange Sun Theater's Explorations: Digital Theatre Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 18, 2020

The piece rounds out an all-free, all-online line-up that includes Jacqueline Goldfinger's Click: Virtual Edition and Maria Irene Fornes' Fefu and Her Friends. Performed previously in NYC's So-Fi Festival and then again on Facebook Live, TOYS 101 is part class, part playdate, and part personal exploration.

InVersion Theatre Presents: INTRALIA, THE WEIRD PARK, World Premiere Audio Play And S Photo InVersion Theatre Presents: INTRALIA, THE WEIRD PARK, World Premiere Audio Play And Sound Walk
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 11, 2020

The work features original music and sound design by Jordan Hall, text by Rebecca LeVine and direction by William Steinberger. 

Phyllis Somerville Has Passed Away at Age 76 Photo Phyllis Somerville Has Passed Away at Age 76
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 17, 2020

Deadline has reported that Phyllis Somerville, known for To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway, television's The Big C and more, has passed away at age 76. Somerville died of natural causes at her home in New York City. 

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