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The National Arts Club Awards $25,000 Kesselring Prize for Playwriting to Mona Mansou Photo The National Arts Club Awards $25,000 Kesselring Prize for Playwriting to Mona Mansour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2020

The 2020 Kesselring Prize for playwriting-a $25,000 award given annually to an outstanding playwright deserving of national recognition-will be given this year to Mona Mansour, it has been announced by The National Arts Club, which has bestowed the award since 1980.

TFANA and Bard Fisher Center Present the Premiere of MAD FOREST Photo TFANA and Bard Fisher Center Present the Premiere of MAD FOREST
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2020

Theatre for a New Audience and the Fisher Center at Bard join forces to present the professional premiere of the groundbreaking undergraduate Bard College Theater & Performance Program production of Caryl Churchill's Mad Forest, created by acclaimed experimental theater and opera director Ashley Tata and performed and broadcast live online.

The New York Premiere of THE VAGRANT TRILOGY to Begin Previews at the Public Photo The New York Premiere of THE VAGRANT TRILOGY to Begin Previews at the Public
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2020

The Public Theater will begin performances for the New York premiere of THE VAGRANT TRILOGY, a Public Theater commission, written by Emerging Writers Group alumna Mona Mansour on Tuesday, March 17 with a Joseph Papp Free Preview in the Public's LuEsther Hall.

BWW Interview: Carl Hendrick Louis in August Wilson's RADIO GOLF at Two River Theater Photo BWW Interview: Carl Hendrick Louis in August Wilson's RADIO GOLF at Two River Theater 2/29 to 3/22
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 28, 2020

This season, Two River continues its commitment to produce all 10 plays of August Wilson's American Century Cycle with Brandon Dirden's production of 'Radio Golf,' the sixth play in the Cycle produced at the theater. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Carl Hendrick Louis who plays Harmond Wilks in the show.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with THE VAGRANT TRILOGY at The Public Theater Photo Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with THE VAGRANT TRILOGY at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020

Head inside rehearsals fpr Mona Mansour's THE VAGRANT TRILOGY at the Public Theater!

New Theatre Company, Society, Has Launched in New York Photo New Theatre Company, Society, Has Launched in New York
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020

Playwright Mona Mansour and director Scott Illingworth have announced the founding of the new theatre company, Society.

Tala Ashe, Ramsey Faragallah and More Complete the Casting of THE VAGRANT TRILOGY at  Photo Tala Ashe, Ramsey Faragallah and More Complete the Casting of THE VAGRANT TRILOGY at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of THE VAGRANT TRILOGY, a Public Theater commission, written by Emerging Writers Group Alumna Mona Mansour. Directed by Mark Wing-Davey, THE VAGRANT TRILOGY begins performances in the LuEsther Hall on Tuesday, March 17 with a Joseph Papp Free Preview performance, and will run through Sunday, April 26 with an official press opening on Wednesday, April 1.

Keen Company Announces 2019 Playwrights Lab Readings And The Lab Playwrights For 2020 Photo Keen Company Announces 2019 Playwrights Lab Readings And The Lab Playwrights For 2020
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019

Today Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced his plans for Keen's Playwrights Lab, including readings from this year's participants as well as the playwrights for the 2020 Lab.

BWW Review: THE GREAT WAVE at Berkeley Repertory Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE GREAT WAVE at Berkeley Repertory Theatre
by Steve Murray - Sep 23, 2019

BWW Review: THE GREAT WAVE at Berkeley Repertory Theatre is a riveting true-life geopolitical thriller involving abduction, brainwashing and spies.

Photo Flash: First Look at THE GREAT WAVE at Berkeley Rep Photo Photo Flash: First Look at THE GREAT WAVE at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019

The Great Wave recently began performances at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and those eagerly looking for a first look, look no more! Check out photos from the production!

Berkeley Rep Welcomes New Fellows For the 2019-20 Season Photo Berkeley Rep Welcomes New Fellows For the 2019-20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced today that 15 young professionals have been awarded fellowships for the 2019-20 season. Theatre graduates from universities across the nation apply for this program that provides a year-long deep dive into the operations of the award-winning theatre. Fellowships cover a variety of artistic and administrative disciplines and provide specialized training that assists fellows with embarking on a professional career in the arts. Additionally, fellows participate in career development seminars, build professional contacts, and even serve as mentors themselves for Berkeley Rep's annual Teen One-Acts Festival.

Berkeley Rep Announces Cast And Creative Team For THE GREAT WAVE Photo Berkeley Rep Announces Cast And Creative Team For THE GREAT WAVE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the cast and creative team for the American premiere of The Great Wave written by Francis Turnly and directed by Mark Wing-Davey.

Berkeley Rep Rounds Out 2019-20 Season Photo Berkeley Rep Rounds Out 2019-20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced that The Tale of Despereaux, a new musical, will join the 2019-20 season as its second special presentation solidifying the previously announced seven-show subscription season. Coming off a successful run at The Old Globe in San Diego, where it had its world premiere, The Tale of Despereaux, written and directed by PigPen Theatre Co. and co-directed by Marc Bruni, will begin previews at Berkeley Rep on Thursday, November 21, 2019 and run through Sunday, January 5, 2020. Tickets will go on sale in early August exclusively to Berkeley Rep's 2019-20 season subscribers before being made available to the general public.

NYU Tisch Partners With New Dramatists To Develop And Premiere New Theatre Works Photo NYU Tisch Partners With New Dramatists To Develop And Premiere New Theatre Works
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019

NYU Tisch School of the Arts has partnered with New Dramatists, one of the country's leading playwright centers and a nationally recognized new play laboratory, to develop new theatre works that will premiere in the Graduate Acting program's annual season of plays. 

The Public Theater's Season to Feature World Premiere Kitt & Yorkey Musical THE VISIT Photo The Public Theater's Season to Feature World Premiere Kitt & Yorkey Musical THE VISITOR, SOFT POWER, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019

Public Theater announced the line-up today for The Public's 2019-20 Season 

Berkeley Rep Announces Final Three Shows To Complete Its 2019-20 Season Photo Berkeley Rep Announces Final Three Shows To Complete Its 2019-20 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the three shows that complete the seven plays of its 2019-20 subscription season: the West Coast premiere of the critically acclaimed new drama White Noise by Suzan-Lori Parks; the world premiere of Sarah Ruhl's Becky Nurse of Salem that was developed through The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep's Center for the Creation and Development of New Work; and Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days directed by James Bundy and starring two-time Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest.

BE MEAN TO ME, A New Play By Sofya Levitsky-Weitz, To  Premiere This April Photo BE MEAN TO ME, A New Play By Sofya Levitsky-Weitz, To Premiere This April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019

be mean to me, a new play by Sofya Levitsky-Weitz, will make it's premiere at the IATI Theatre and run April 18th-April 27th. This production is directed by Sarah Blush.

Bailey Williams' I THOUGHT I WOULD DIE BUT I DIDN'T to Premiere at The Tank This May Photo Bailey Williams' I THOUGHT I WOULD DIE BUT I DIDN'T to Premiere at The Tank This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2019

The Tank will present the World Premiere of I thought I would die but I didn't by Bailey Williams (Buffalo Bailey's Ranch for Gay Horses, Troubled Teen Girls and Other: a 90 Minute Timeshare Presentation at the 2018 Exponential Festival), directed by Sarah Blush (Sehnsucht at JACK), at The Tank (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), May 9-23.

Mona Mansour's UNSEEN To Be Featured As Geva's Plays In Progress Photo Mona Mansour's UNSEEN To Be Featured As Geva's Plays In Progress
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Geva Theatre Center unveils the play chosen for Plays in Progress 2019 to be held in the Fielding Stage at 7pm on February 25. Plays in Progress are vibrant and innovative plays by some of the most exciting playwrights working today. Through Geva's Plays in Progress program, writers can hear their work performed, discuss the play with the audience and then continue to work on the play to its next level.

Yale Rep Presents GOOD FAITH By Karen Hartman, Directed By Kenny Leon Photo Yale Rep Presents GOOD FAITH By Karen Hartman, Directed By Kenny Leon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

Yale Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere of Good Faith: Four Chats about Race and the New Haven Fire Department by Karen Hartman, directed by Kenny Leon, February 1-23, 2019 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 7.

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