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World Premiere of BREAKWATER to be Presented by Some Assembly Theatre Company and RHY Photo World Premiere of BREAKWATER to be Presented by Some Assembly Theatre Company and RHYTAG
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2021

Some Assembly Theatre Company and Roundhouse Youth Theatre Action Group (RHYTAG) will present the world premiere of their new digital play, BREAKWATER, on Wednesday, June 30 at 4:00pm PT, Thursday, July 8 at 7:00pm PT, and Sunday, July 11 at 3:00pm PT. 

Felicity Signs to Adventure Cat Records, Shares New Single Photo Felicity Signs to Adventure Cat Records, Shares New Single
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 2, 2021

About their label debut ‚ÄúHit and Run,‚ÄĚ the band adds: ‚ÄúThis is one of the more personal tracks for us because it was inspired by a near-death car crash we were in.

BWW Interview: Bryan Banville on Learn Academy's  event for entertainment artists  'T Photo BWW Interview: Bryan Banville on Learn Academy's event for entertainment artists 'This event is to help in supporting our fellow artists'
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 29, 2020

Interview with Bryan Banville, Learn Academy's Career Services Manager, on their event on Monday, August 3rd specifically for entertainment artists

Space 55 Ensemble Performs RADIO FREE EUROPA Photo Space 55 Ensemble Performs RADIO FREE EUROPA
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 20, 2020

Space55 presents its latest theatrical premiere: a radio play by Ear / The First Annual Bookburner's Convention playwright Ashley Naftule. Loosely inspired by the life and work of legendary radio host Art Bell, Radio Free Europa is Space 55's first-ever foray into doing a completely remote production.

Remote Radio Play About UFOs, Sasquatches, and Dead Pop Stars Broadcasts Live From Ph Photo Remote Radio Play About UFOs, Sasquatches, and Dead Pop Stars Broadcasts Live From Phoenix This May
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2020

From premiering new works by renowned playwrights like Greg Kotis to restaging avant-garde classics like Ubu Roi, Space55 has been bringing cutting edge theater to downtown Phoenix for over 14 years. For our final show of the season, we're taking our biggest leap into the unknown yet: a full-on remote production!

THE MALL is Coming To Now & Then Creative Co. Photo THE MALL is Coming To Now & Then Creative Co.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 13, 2020

Now & Then Creative Company is the home for new play development in Phoenix. The company continues their successful season of workshops by Arizona playwrights with The Mall by Jesse Saywell, a piece that reflects on the inevitability of change. 'We're thrilled to have Jesse joining us at Now & Then,' says Artistic Director John Perovich. 'The Mall brings to the forefront concerns of our national identify and discourse. We're excited to share its story and message with audiences next week.'

MR. BURNS, A Post-Electric Play Comes to Vancouver Photo MR. BURNS, A Post-Electric Play Comes to Vancouver
by Stephi Wild - Nov 29, 2017

Nominated for a 2014 Drama League Award for Outstanding Production, this is the first full mount of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play in Vancouver. Mr. Burns is a riveting, wildly funny and dangerous examination of the persistence of capitalism and the power of storytelling. Act one opens shortly after a global nuclear collapse with a group of survivors around a campfire recalling and retelling 'Cape Feare', an episode of the TV show The Simpsons. Act two examines the way the story has changed seven years later, until finally, seventy-five years pass to elevate this staple of American pop-culture to a familiar myth.

BWW Review: Mesa Encore Theatre Presents [sic] Photo BWW Review: Mesa Encore Theatre Presents [sic]
by Herbert Paine - Aug 15, 2017

Melody Knudson, David Magadan, Chavez Benally deliver moving performances in Melissa James Gibson's [sic] at Mesa Encore Theatre. An ingenious construction of a play, colored with the playwright's characteristic lively, literate, and provocative dialogue, focusing on three souls seeking meaning, connection and fulfillment.

Best Friend Plays the Part of Best Friend in Brelby's SPACE JUNK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Luke is having a bit of a crisis. He just broke up with his girlfriend, Jenny. This should be seen as a good thing until Luke gets cold feet.

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Check out the top stories from Phoenix you might have missed this week and more!

Mesa Encore Theatre Presents LIFE SUPPORT by Dr. Madeline Leong One Night Only
by Julie Musbach - Feb 25, 2017

This new play is being produced in Arizona by The Bridge Initiative after its debut in Baltimore. It delves into palliative care and will be presented at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (http://aahpm.org/meetings/assembly) in Phoenix on February 24th, 2016, before being publicly presented at Mesa Encore Theatre. We meet prickly businessman Karl Evans, a terminal cancer patient, whose fifth wife, son, and doctor are struggling with their relationships with each other as well as their feelings about Karl's illness.

LIFE SUPPORT Play Delves Into Palliative Care in Mesa
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

'Life Support' by Dr. Madeline Leong, starring Michael Bailey, Matt Clarke, Tira Poole and Mia Schauer, will be directed by Daniela Talarico in Arizona.

BWW Interview: John Perovich on NEW WORKS at Metropolitan Arts Institute And Brelby
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Feb 10, 2017

We're excited for the New Works Festival! The plays were written by Metro students, predominately from my beginning and advanced theatre classes. Once completed, the plays were read by a group of 9 readers. The readers consisted of one of my advanced theatre students and a group of artists from Brelby (including Brian and Shelby). The plays were selected, began rehearsing in January, and will premiere at Metropolitan Arts Institute at the end of the month.

LIFE SUPPORT Play Delves Into Palliative Care in Mesa
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

'Life Support' by Dr. Madeline Leong, starring Michael Bailey, Matt Clarke, Tira Poole and Mia Schauer, will be directed by Daniela Talarico in Arizona.

NIGHT OF SHORTS Breathes Life Into New Works
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

'The biggest thing for me would that the audience understand that life is not always fair. Life is not always happy or uplifting or jovial. But that's okay. It is okay to feel and to hurt and to not be okay. And it is okay to let people know you are not okay. Humans are complex. There is nothing simple about us, so why are our hurts and fears treated simply? I want the audience to know, not necessarily to understand, that no one has the right to dictate how you feel about your life and your hurts and fears.'

NIGHT OF SHORTS Breathes Life Into New Works
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

'The biggest thing for me would that the audience understand that life is not always fair. Life is not always happy or uplifting or jovial. But that's okay. It is okay to feel and to hurt and to not be okay. And it is okay to let people know you are not okay. Humans are complex. There is nothing simple about us, so why are our hurts and fears treated simply? I want the audience to know, not necessarily to understand, that no one has the right to dictate how you feel about your life and your hurts and fears.'

NIGHT OF SHORTS Breathes Life Into New Works
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

'The biggest thing for me would that the audience understand that life is not always fair. Life is not always happy or uplifting or jovial. But that's okay. It is okay to feel and to hurt and to not be okay. And it is okay to let people know you are not okay. Humans are complex. There is nothing simple about us, so why are our hurts and fears treated simply? I want the audience to know, not necessarily to understand, that no one has the right to dictate how you feel about your life and your hurts and fears.'

Brelby Theatre Company to Present MISSING GRACE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

The Brelby Theatre Company located in Historic Downtown Glendale, is pleased to be producing the world premiere of missing grace by resident artist John Perovich. Featuring direction by Executive Director, Brian Maticic, and performances by Mia Passarella (Grace), Matt Clarke (Robert), and Allison Bauer (Allison), missing grace is a haunting family drama that explores love, loss, grief, and moving on. Audiences can expect mystery, entertainment, and surprises as characters struggle to find redemption.

Brelby Theatre Company Presents MISSING GRACE, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

The Brelby Theatre Company located in Historic Downtown Glendale, is pleased to be producing the world premiere of missing grace by resident artist John Perovich. Featuring direction by Executive Director, Brian Maticic, and performances by Mia Passarella (Grace), Matt Clarke (Robert), and Allison Bauer (Allison), missing grace is a haunting family drama that explores love, loss, grief, and moving on. Audiences can expect mystery, entertainment, and surprises as characters struggle to find redemption.

Brelby Theatre Company to Present MISSING GRACE
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 18, 2016

The Brelby Theatre Company located in Historic Downtown Glendale, is pleased to be producing the world premiere of missing grace by resident artist John Perovich. Featuring direction by Executive Director, Brian Maticic, and performances by Mia Passarella (Grace), Matt Clarke (Robert), and Allison Bauer (Allison), missing grace is a haunting family drama that explores love, loss, grief, and moving on. Audiences can expect mystery, entertainment, and surprises as characters struggle to find redemption.

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