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Pittsburgh Playhouse and City Theatre Company Launch HOMEGROWN STORIES Photo Pittsburgh Playhouse and City Theatre Company Launch HOMEGROWN STORIES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2020

Point Park University's Pittsburgh Playhouse and City Theatre Company have launched a new initiative titled Homegrown Stories designed to support artists and alumni.

L.A. Theatre Works' IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT Will be Available for Streaming Photo L.A. Theatre Works' IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT Will be Available for Streaming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2020

Beginning this Saturday, June 13, the L.A. Theatre Works audio theater recording of John Ball's In the Heat of the Night, adapted for the stage by Matt Pelfrey, will air on radio stations across the country and be available to stream free on the L.A. Theatre Works website.

Seven Devils Playwrights Conference Goes Virtual in 2020 Photo Seven Devils Playwrights Conference Goes Virtual in 2020
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 4, 2020

The future of the American Theater may suddenly be top of mind for theater makers, everywhere, but for the team at Seven Devils New Play Foundry (Formerly id Theatre, Inc.), the future of the American Theater has always been the focus.

EVERYBODY By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Comes to Artists Rep Photo EVERYBODY By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Comes to Artists Rep
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 13, 2018

Artists Repertory Theatre presents Everybody, by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Drama. The production is co-directed by Jessica Wallenfels and Damaso Rodriguez, and is an inventive twist on a medieval morality play. Everybody runs from November 25 through December 30 on the Alder Stage.

Artists at Play's Production of TWO MILE HOLLOW Extends Additional Week of Performanc Photo Artists at Play's Production of TWO MILE HOLLOW Extends Additional Week of Performances
by Rebecca Russo - Nov 2, 2018

Artists at Play's production of Two Mile Hollow by Leah Nanako Winkler will be extending due to popular demand. The story of the very White Donnelly family is told with an all-Asian American cast and presented by Artists at Play (AAP) as part of a series of world premieres across the country, each receiving much critical acclaim. AAP's production of Two Mile Hollow will now perform through Nov. 11 at the Lounge Theatre. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/AAPTMH.

BWW Review: Captivating, topical must see “Freak Storm” at none too fragile Photo BWW Review: Captivating, topical must see “Freak Storm” at none too fragile
by Roy Berko - Sep 30, 2018

SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS By Bess Wohl At Artists Rep Begins 10/7 Photo SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS By Bess Wohl At Artists Rep Begins 10/7
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 20, 2018

Starting October 7, Artists Repertory Theatre presents Bess Wohl's Small Mouth Sounds, directed by Shawn Lee. Artists Rep's 2016/17 season featured Wohl's American Hero, which was also directed by Lee. Small Mouth Sounds runs from October 7 through November 4 on the Alder Stage.

Two Mile Hollow Upends Dysfunctional Family Stories With An All Asian American Cast Photo Two Mile Hollow Upends Dysfunctional Family Stories With An All Asian American Cast
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 17, 2018

Leah Nanako Winkler injects the dysfunctional family genre with brutality, awe and compassion through a parody coupled with moments of disorienting sincerity in Two Mile Hollow. The story of the very White Donnellys is told with an all Asian American cast and presented by Artists at Play (AAP) as part of a series of world premieres across the country, each receiving numerous critical acclaim. AAP's production of Two Mile Hollow performs Oct. 11-Nov. 4 at the Lounge Theatre. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/AAPTMH.

BWW Review:  Surreal “Bloomsday” gets impressive production at none-too-fragile Photo BWW Review: Surreal “Bloomsday” gets impressive production at none-too-fragile
by Roy Berko - Aug 19, 2018

What does Steven Dietz, the author of 'Bloomsday,' which is now on stage at none-too-fragile, have in common with Tennessee Williams and Edward Albee? Yes, they are all American playwrights, but, believe it or not, they are all tied for number eight on the list of the Top Ten Most Produced Playwrights in America.

World Premiere of MAGELLANICA Comes to Artists Rep Photo World Premiere of MAGELLANICA Comes to Artists Rep
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 25, 2018

Artists Rep presents the World Premiere of Magellanica, by E.M. Lewis, directed by Damaso Rodriguez from January 20 through February 18 on the theatre's Morrison Stage. Magellanica is a five-part epic play written by Oregon playwright E.M. Lewis. This production is made possible through major funding from the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) Creative Heights Initiative and the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. Magellanica is a part of Portland's Fertile Ground Festival of New Works.

Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists Present First Full Production TIGER STYLE Photo Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists Present First Full Production TIGER STYLE
by Julie Musbach - Jan 2, 2018

Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists (PAPA) solidify their presence in the city with their first full production, Tiger Style! By Mike Lew. Travelling from California to China this raucous comedy examines the successes and failures of 'tiger parenting' from the point of view of a playwright who's actually been through it.This hilarious and fast-paced story of the struggle of two siblings to deal with their upbringing, heritage, and loaded preconceptions was described by ArtsATL as 'a spirited, fast-paced, colorful, funny and entertaining romp that's as energetic as it is easy to like.'

World Premiere of MAGELLANICA Comes to Artists Rep, 1/20 Photo World Premiere of MAGELLANICA Comes to Artists Rep, 1/20
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 15, 2017

Artists Rep presents the World Premiere of Magellanica, by E.M. Lewis, directed by D maso Rodr guez from January 20 through February 18 on the theatre's Morrison Stage. Magellanica is a five-part epic play written by Oregon playwright E.M. Lewis. This production is made possible through major funding from the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) Creative Heights Initiative and the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. Magellanica is a part of Portland's Fertile Ground Festival of New Works.

THE HUMANS Adds Performances at Artists Rep Photo THE HUMANS Adds Performances at Artists Rep
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 17, 2017

Artists Rep presents the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best New Play The Humans, by Stephen Karam, directed by D maso Rodr guez from November 19 through December 17 on the theatre's intimate Morrison Stage. Artists Rep is one of the first regional theatres in the nation to produce The Humans featuring a local cast and design team.

Artists Rep Presents THE HUMANS this Month Photo Artists Rep Presents THE HUMANS this Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Artists Rep presents the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best New Play The Humans, by Stephen Karam, directed by D maso Rodr guez from November 19 through December 17 on the theatre's intimate Morrison Stage.

SISTER ACT, BRIGHT STAR, ELF, and More Lead Barter Theatre's 2018 Season Photo SISTER ACT, BRIGHT STAR, ELF, and More Lead Barter Theatre's 2018 Season
by Julie Musbach - Oct 21, 2017

Barter Theatre announced its 2018 Season lineup during an exclusive preview event featuring select excerpts from various productions. The event revealed details of more than 15 diverse shows planned for 2018.

Raucously Irreverent AN OCTOROON to Launch 2017-18 at Artists Rep Photo Raucously Irreverent AN OCTOROON to Launch 2017-18 at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre launches its 2017/18 season with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' provocative An Octoroon. An incendiary satire, this bold start to their 35th theatre season is co-directed by Lava Alapai and Artistic Director Damaso Rodriguez.

Raucously Irreverent AN OCTOROON to Launch 2017-18 at Artists Rep Photo Raucously Irreverent AN OCTOROON to Launch 2017-18 at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre launches its 2017/18 season with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' provocative An Octoroon. An incendiary satire, this bold start to their 35th theatre season is co-directed by Lava Alapai and Artistic Director Damaso Rodriguez.

BWW Review: Black comedy, “An Impending Rupture of The Belly,” insights at none-too-fragile
by Roy Berko - Jun 27, 2017

Matt Pelfrey is noted for inventing oddball concepts and writing sardonic dialogue. His 'An Impending Rupture of the Belly,' now on stage at none-too-fragile, is Pelfrey at his 'creative' black comedy best.

The Omaha Community Playhouse Announces Alternative Programming Series 2017
by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2017

The Omaha Community Playhouse is announcing its Alternative Programming series for the 2017-18 season. Alternative Programming includes a series of staged readings, special events and play development collaborations. All events are held at OCP.

BWW Review: Well-Written and Performed SALVAGE Fascinates at None-Too-Fragile
by Roy Berko - May 7, 2017

'Salvage,' continues none-too-fragile's history of outstanding theatrical presentations as it takes George Brant's well-crafted script from page to stage, with clarity and vividness.

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