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Road Theatre Company Calls For Submissions For Its 12th Annual Summer Playwrights Fes Photo Road Theatre Company Calls For Submissions For Its 12th Annual Summer Playwrights Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 9, 2021

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director have announced that the play submission process is now open for new material to be considered for their upcoming playwrights festival.

The Road Theatre Company Calls for Submissions for its 12th Annual Summer Playwrights Photo The Road Theatre Company Calls for Submissions for its 12th Annual Summer Playwrights Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 13, 2020

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY remains committed to their meaningful mission to produce and develop New Work for the Stage. They are thrilled to announce in this, their 29th season, the play submission process is now open for new material to be considered for their upcoming playwrights festival.

Road Theatre Company Accepting Submissions For 11th Annual Summer Playwrights Festiva Photo Road Theatre Company Accepting Submissions For 11th Annual Summer Playwrights Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 27, 2020

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, remain committed to their meaningful mission to produce and develop New Work for the Stage. 11th Annual Summer Playwrights Festival begins on July 26 and continue through August 2, 2020.

BWW Review: THE BUTCHER OF BARABOO at Street Corner Arts is Cozy Yet Sinister Photo BWW Review: THE BUTCHER OF BARABOO at Street Corner Arts is Cozy Yet Sinister
by Madelyn Geyer - Dec 13, 2019

Pull out your best butcher knife, pour yourself a steaming cup of coffee, and prance over to the Hyde Park Theatre to experience Street Corner Arts' production of THE BUTCHER OF BARABOO. Playwright Marisa Wegrzyn fashions a world where the snow is white, the blood is red, and the humor is as black as the coffee brewing in the pot.

Street Corner Arts Presents THE BUTCHER OF BARABOO Photo Street Corner Arts Presents THE BUTCHER OF BARABOO
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 6, 2019

In Baraboo, Wisconsin, the ground is white with snow and the air is black with laughs. Valerie is the town butcher with an axe to grind. Her daughter Midge is a pharmacist whose clientele extends beyond the drug store. Over one cold February week, the town cop - who just happens to be Valerie's sister-in-law - will try to sniff out this family's secrets and lies.

Bay Area Premiere Of HICKORYDICKORY Opens In Redwood City In September Photo Bay Area Premiere Of HICKORYDICKORY Opens In Redwood City In September
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 23, 2019

What if we all had a literal internal clock that counted down to our time of death? This is the premise of Marisa Wegrzyn's award winning play Hickorydickory. Cari Lee's mortal clock was tinkered with, so she's stuck at age 17 for eternity. Now she's the same age as her daughter, Dale, whose time may be literally running out. Hickorydickory is a funny, heartbreaking story about family, and mortality, and sacrifice. Part of the Main Stage Series.

Weston Playhouse Announces Cast For ALICE BLISS Photo Weston Playhouse Announces Cast For ALICE BLISS
by Stephi Wild - Mar 1, 2019

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company Executive Artistic Director Susanna Gellert announced casting for the 13th Annual Weston-Ghostlight New Musical Award Winner, ALICE BLISS, a musical based on Laura Harrington's acclaimed novel. It follows Alice, a young teenager whose father is deployed to Iraq, as she navigates the challenges of growing up in a family touched by the effects of war.

The League Of Professional Theatre Women Announces The 2019 Theatre Women Awards Photo The League Of Professional Theatre Women Announces The 2019 Theatre Women Awards
by Stephi Wild - Feb 23, 2019

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present the 2019 Theatre Women Awards at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012) on Monday, March 25 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm). For more information on the 2019 TheatreWomen Awards, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.theatrewomen.org.

Christopher Burney Named New Artistic Director of New York Stage and Film Photo Christopher Burney Named New Artistic Director of New York Stage and Film
by Julie Musbach - Feb 6, 2019

New York Stage and Film announced today that, following a nationwide search, Christopher Burney will become its next Artistic Director. Additionally, New York Stage and Film's longtime Associate Artistic Director, Liz Carlson, has been promoted to the newly created position of Artistic Producer.

Road Theatre Company Calls For Submissions For Its 10th Annual Summer Playwrights Fes Photo Road Theatre Company Calls For Submissions For Its 10th Annual Summer Playwrights Festival!
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 28, 2019

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, remain committed to their meaningful mission to produce and develop New Work for the Stage. They are thrilled to announce in this, their upcoming 28th season, the tenth annual Summer Playwright's Festival (SPF10). The Road Theatre's annual Summer Playwrights Festival has been held annually since its inception in 2010.

LPTW Announces 2019 Theatre Women Awards At The Sheen Center Photo LPTW Announces 2019 Theatre Women Awards At The Sheen Center
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 28, 2019

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present the 2019 Theatre Women Awards at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012) on Monday, March 25 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm). For more information on the 2019 Theatre Women Awards, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.theatrewomen.org. 

KEF's THE BLUESTONE PROJECT Season 2 Announced! Photo KEF's THE BLUESTONE PROJECT Season 2 Announced!
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 22, 2019

kef theatrical productions is thrilled to announce the upcoming second season of THE BLUESTONE PROJECT - a new play reading series created and curated by Ben Bartolone. The four readings will be presented between January and April of 2019 at A.R.T./New York's performance space in Manhattan. Building on the work of the first season, season 2 will again present one-night-only free readings of new, never-produced plays that address the shifting socio-political American landscape.

The Kilroys Announce New Members Photo The Kilroys Announce New Members
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 11, 2018

New year, new Kilroys! For the past five years The Kilroys, an LA-based collective of playwrights/producers continuing the fight to achieve gender balance in the American theater, have been advocating for equal representation on our American stages, and have released an annual list of under-produced plays by women, trans, and non-binary writers. Despite some measurable progress, we still have a long way to go before we strike that balance. So, as we approach 2019, we are beyond thrilled to introduce a fresh new gang of fearless badass leaders. These women will seize our reins and continue the fight for equality, creating random acts of disruption along the way, while the OG Kilroys will serve as an advisory board supporting the current class. 

Dragon Productions Theatre Company Announces 2019 Theatre Season Photo Dragon Productions Theatre Company Announces 2019 Theatre Season
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 6, 2018

Unlike many theatre companies, Dragon's theatre season runs January through December. The Main Stage Series is Dragon's traditional programming series - the underrated, overlooked, and rarely performed gems that make Dragon the unique little theatre company that it is. Dragon's 2nd Stages series launched in 2014. It's intended to give other artists the opportunity to fully produce their passion projects with funding and mentorship from the Dragon's staff. This series works to develop new local theatre makers with the support of an established theatre company. For 2019 we've decided to offer three Main Stage Series productions and three 2nd Stages Series productions. All six shows are performed on the stage of the Dragon Theatre in downtown Redwood City. The 2019 season is the final season selected by outgoing founder and Executive Artistic Director Meredith Hagedorn.

Hell In A Handbag Announces Casting For THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE Photo Hell In A Handbag Announces Casting For THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE
by Julie Musbach - Jun 20, 2018

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to announce casting for THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE, the final play by the legendary master of camp, Charles Ludlam.

Weston Playhouse Announces Susanna Gellert as New Executive Artistic Director Photo Weston Playhouse Announces Susanna Gellert as New Executive Artistic Director
by Stephi Wild - Jun 5, 2018

Oliver K. Olsen, chair of the Board of Directors of the Weston Playhouse Theatre, announces today that Susanna Gellert has been chosen by the Board of Directors to be the company's new Executive Artistic Director. Gellert, currently Associate Producer and Director of the Studio at New York's acclaimed Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA), comes to Weston with fifteen years of experience in New York and regional theatre and a long-standing relationship with Vermont, which has been her second home for the past seven years. Ms. Gellert's appointment is the result of a 9-month national search led by Management Consultants for the Arts (www.mcaonline.us).

Nick Blaemire to Star in Free Reading of THE NATIONAL DEBT IS PAID Photo Nick Blaemire to Star in Free Reading of THE NATIONAL DEBT IS PAID
by Julie Musbach - May 11, 2018

Nick Blaemire (Godspell on Broadway, Spongebob Squarepants, Chicago production) will star in a one-day-only free reading of "The National Debt Is Paid" by Ben Bartolone on May 17th. Frankie J. Alvarez will direct. The reading will be presented by THE BLUESTONE PROJECT, as part of the first season presenting never-produced plays that address the shifting socio-political American landscape.

Luis Salgado Will Direct A Free Reading Of CHECO, ALBANY Photo Luis Salgado Will Direct A Free Reading Of CHECO, ALBANY
by Stephi Wild - Feb 9, 2018

Luis Salgado (In The Heights) will direct a one-night-only free reading of "Checo, Albany" by Hadasa Mercado Cortes on Feb 15th. The reading will be presented by THE BLUESTONE PROJECT, as part of the first season presenting never-produced plays that address the shifting socio-political American landscape.

Kef Theatrical to Feature American Political Landscape in 'Bluestone Project' Reading Photo Kef Theatrical to Feature American Political Landscape in 'Bluestone Project' Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

kef theatrical productions has announced THE BLUESTONE PROJECT a new play reading series created and curated by Ben Bartolone from December of 2017 to May of 2018 at various locations throughout New York City.

Hell In A Handbag's GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES Returns For The Holidays Photo Hell In A Handbag's GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES Returns For The Holidays
by Stephi Wild - Nov 17, 2017

Break out the cheesecake and eggnog Chicago's favorite gals are headed back to Andersonville for the holidays, where it all began! Following an 18-week sell-out run, including six-weeks at Lakeview's Stage 773, Hell in a Handbag Productions' campy world premiere parody THE GOLDEN GIRLS THE LOST EPISODES will return to Mary's Attic (5400 N. Clark St., Chicago) for six additional performances from December 6, 2017 January 10, 2018. Written by David Cerda and directed by Shade Murray, AJ Wright and David Lipschutz, the campy parody of one of TV's most beloved sitcoms will feature the best of the original run plus a new holiday-themed episode! THE GOLDEN GIRLS will run in conjunction with the return of Handbag's holiday favorite RUDOLPH THE RED-HOSED REINDEER. Tickets for both productions are currently available at www.handbagproductions.org or by calling (800) 838-3006.

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