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Hartford Stage Achieves Matching Challenge; Surpasses Fundraising Goal Photo Hartford Stage Achieves Matching Challenge; Surpasses Fundraising Goal
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2021

The $1,000,000 Challenge match was a major component of the $6 million Raise the Curtain fundraising campaign established to sustain Hartford Stage during the pandemic and provide a foundation for reopening this Fall.

Lyric Stage Company Of Boston Presents THE GREENWAY SERIES Photo Lyric Stage Company Of Boston Presents THE GREENWAY SERIES
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 21, 2021

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston has announced its continuation of the Walking Plays audio series titled, The Greenway Series.

Hartford Stage Announces The Inaugural American Voices New Play Festival Photo Hartford Stage Announces The Inaugural American Voices New Play Festival
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 11, 2021

Hartford Stage has released the full schedule for the American Voices New Play Festival, running June 23-26, 2021. Get full details.

Hartford Stage Announces Plans For In-Person 2021/2022 Season Beginning In October 20 Photo Hartford Stage Announces Plans For In-Person 2021/2022 Season Beginning In October 2021
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 10, 2021

Today, Hartford Stage announced plans to reopen the theatre to in-person performances for the 2021/2022 Season beginning in October 2021. The theater will produce a 5-play Mainstage season plus a holiday performance. All performances will be held at Hartford Stage on 50 Church Street in Hartford.

THE NUTCRACKER Will Be Performed by the Boston Ballet This November Photo THE NUTCRACKER Will Be Performed by the Boston Ballet This November
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2021

Boston Ballet has announced that its production of The Nutcracker will return this November. The production will kick off the holidays, running November 26-December 26 at the Citizens Bank Opera House.

Inaugural American Voices New Play Festival Announced at Hartford Stagge Photo Inaugural American Voices New Play Festival Announced at Hartford Stagge
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2021

Hartford Stage has announced the launch of the inaugural American Voices New Play Festival. The virtual festival will feature three new American plays by writers with Latinx and Hispanic roots.

Huntington Announces Third Wave Of DREAM BOSTON Plays Photo Huntington Announces Third Wave Of DREAM BOSTON Plays
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 23, 2021

The Huntington announces the launch of four additional titles to its series of short audio plays by local playwrights entitled Dream Boston.

Boston Premieres of WITCH, HURRICAN DIANE and More Announced for Huntington's Return Photo Boston Premieres of WITCH, HURRICAN DIANE and More Announced for Huntington's Return To Live Performances In August 2021
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 14, 2021

The Huntington announces the return to live, in-person performances following an incomparable year-and-a-half of stages left dark because of the global pandemic.

League of Professional Theatre Women Celebrates Women's History Month At Hartford Sta Photo League of Professional Theatre Women Celebrates Women's History Month At Hartford Stage & More
by Lauren Yarger - Mar 11, 2021

Hartford Stage Women are Part of a New Slate of Theater Leaders in Connecticut and talk about making history.

Virtual Conversation with Artistic Directors from Westport Country Playhouse and Hart Photo Virtual Conversation with Artistic Directors from Westport Country Playhouse and Hartford Stage on March 11
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 3, 2021

Westport Country Playhouse will present ‚ÄúCocktails with Mark,‚ÄĚ a virtual conversation hosted by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director, on Thursday, March 11, at 7 p.m.¬† Lamos' guest will be Melia Bensussen, Hartford Stage artistic director. The free-of-charge event will be streamed on Facebook (Westport Country Playhouse), and YouTube (WestportPlayhouse), running approximately 20 minutes.

New Bi-Lingual Theatre Project Teatro Chelsea Launches With SONIA SE FUE Photo New Bi-Lingual Theatre Project Teatro Chelsea Launches With SONIA SE FUE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 28, 2020

A new bi-lingual theatre project has launched this year in Chelsea: Teatro Chelsea! Teatro Chelsea creates theatre at the crossroads of languages, cultures, and histories, and seeks to amplify and honor the voices that speak to these unique experiences.

Announcing New Digital Holiday Offering Of A COMMUNITY CAROL Photo Announcing New Digital Holiday Offering Of A COMMUNITY CAROL
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 23, 2020

A Community Carol will take place on Thursday, December 17 at 7:30 pm followed by a 4-day streaming period, and is adapted and directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Producer Rachel Alderman.

SDC Announces Results Of 2020 Executive Board Election Photo SDC Announces Results Of 2020 Executive Board Election
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2020

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), the theatrical union that unites, empowers, and protects professional stage directors and choreographers throughout the United States, announced the results of its 2020 Executive Board election at its Annual Membership Meeting on Monday night

The Drama League Announces Formation of Directors Council Featuring Daniel Banks, Mel Photo The Drama League Announces Formation of Directors Council Featuring Daniel Banks, Melia Bensussen and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 12, 2020

The Drama League has announced the formation of its first Directors Council, featuring nationally-renowned directors Daniel Banks, Melia Bensussen, Christopher Burris, Jillian Carucci, Jennifer Chang, Desdemona Chiang, R.J. Cutler, Estefanía Fadul, Raz Golden, Brian Eugenio Herrera, Adam Immerwahr, Gwynn MacDonald, Tony Phelan and more.

Red Bull Theater Presents the Premiere of THE COURAGE TO RIGHT A WOMAN'S WRONGS (VALO Photo Red Bull Theater Presents the Premiere of THE COURAGE TO RIGHT A WOMAN'S WRONGS (VALOR, AGRAVIO Y MUJER)
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 29, 2020

RED BULL THEATER today announced that its fall offerings will continue with a premiere reading of The Courage to Right A Woman's Wrongs (Valor, Agravio y Mujer) by Ana Caro, presented in association with Diversifying the Classics | UCLA, on Monday, November 16th at 7:30 PM EDT.

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Releases Special Digital Issue of SDC Jour Photo Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Releases Special Digital Issue of SDC Journal
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2020

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society announces the digital publication of the Fall 2020 issue of its magazine, SDC Journal. The special issue, running 80 pages, is focused on the devastating impact of COVID-19 on theatre and theatre artists, and the long-overdue racial reckoning and call for equity in all facets of society, including the theatre.

Lillias White, Tony Shaloub, Dan Lauria and More to Join Berkshire Playwrights Lab's  Photo Lillias White, Tony Shaloub, Dan Lauria and More to Join Berkshire Playwrights Lab's OFF THE CUFF Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 21, 2020

The second and third installments in Berkshire Playwrights Lab's Off the Cuff series will take place Wednesdays, August 19 and August 26 at 6:00 pm. The August 19 event is a replacement for the discussion originally scheduled for August 5 which was impacted by Tropical Storm Isaias

Hartford Stage Cancels All Onstage Performances Scheduled Through June 2021 Photo Hartford Stage Cancels All Onstage Performances Scheduled Through June 2021
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2020

In response to the ongoing public safety concerns and the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hartford Stage announced today that it will cancel all onstage performances scheduled through June 2021.

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Releases Open Letter on Racial Justice to  Photo Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Releases Open Letter on Racial Justice to Colleagues in the Field
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 18, 2020

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society today released an open letter on racial justice to their colleagues in the field.

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Announces 2020 Summer Season Photo The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Announces 2020 Summer Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 1, 2020

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today the 2020 summer season which will be held entirely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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