PRELUDE FESTIVAL Announces Full LineupPRELUDE FESTIVAL Announces Full Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents its annual PRELUDE FESTIVAL on October 3, 4, and 5 at The Graduate Center, CUNY, The City University of New York, curated by David Bruin & Sanaz Ghajar in collaboration with Frank Hentschker, produced by Sami Pyne. (more...)

The Playwrights Realm Announces 2019-2020 Writing Fellows And 2019-2020 Scratchpad Series PlaywrightsThe Playwrights Realm Announces 2019-2020 Writing Fellows And 2019-2020 Scratchpad Series Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019

The Playwrights Realm today announces recipients of two career-propelling development programs the organizationa?"led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereiraa?"offers to gifted, incisive, and diverse playwrights. Now entering its thirteenth season, The Realm has continually produced work by brave new voices and expanded its commitment to providing holistic support to playwrights striving to make a life in the arts. (more...)

Roundabout Announces Winners Of Columbia@Roundabout's 2019 New Play Reading SeriesRoundabout Announces Winners Of Columbia@Roundabout's 2019 New Play Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company and Columbia University School of the Arts have announced the winners of Columbia@Roundabout's 2019 New Play Reading Series. As part of the collaborative partnership between Roundabout Theatre Company and Columbia University, the reading series awards three playwrights from the current MFA program and recent alumni with a cash prize as well as a reading in Roundabout's Rehearsal Hall, followed by a post-reading reception. Five finalists have also received cash prizes in recognition of their exceptional work. No other collaborative partnership in the New York area brings together an esteemed Ivy League MFA program with a Tony Award-winning, not-for-profit theatre. The reading series is made possible by a grant from The Tow Foundation.    (more...)

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Presents PRELUDE 2019: Riotous ExcursionsThe Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Presents PRELUDE 2019: Riotous Excursions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents its annual PRELUDE FESTIVAL on October 3, 4, and 5 at The Graduate Center, CUNY, The City University of New York, curated by David Bruin & Sanaz Ghajar in collaboration with Frank Hentschker, produced by Sami Pyne. (more...)

DGF Announces New Class Of Fellows And New Program ChairsDGF Announces New Class Of Fellows And New Program Chairs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019

Dramatists Guild Foundation would like to formally announce a new 2019-2020 class of DGF Fellows, as well as new Chairs to the program.  (more...)

The New York Musical Festival and Flying Elephant Productions Present TILLThe New York Musical Festival and Flying Elephant Productions Present TILL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and Flying Elephant Productions present TILL, the emotional and moving true story of Emmett and Mamie Till, with music and lyrics by Leo Schwartz and book by Leo Schwartz and DC Cathro. NJ Agwuna directs a cast of six, including Taylor A. Blackman (Regional: Fun Home, Mamma Mia, Hello Dolly, Ragtime), Tyla Collier (Off-Broadway: Sistas the Musical), Dwelvan David (1st national tours: Finding Neverland; The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess), Judith Franklin (Broadway: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical), Denielle Marie Gray (NationalIntl. Touring: background singer for Patti Labelle & others) and Devin L. Roberts (Broadway: The Lion King, Cabin In The Sky). Five performances will be staged at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center in New York City from July 23-28, 2019. (more...)

The Orchard Project Announces Participants In 2019 Episodic Lab For TV WritersThe Orchard Project Announces Participants In 2019 Episodic Lab For TV Writers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019

The Orchard Project is thrilled to launch its second annual EPISODIC LAB. More than 430 artists applied to the lab, which will help writers develop television and episodic content, working with accomplished showrunners and producers as mentors for artists in a setting where they can hone their skills, have the time and space to accelerate their work, and participate in intimate discussions about how to best bring their content to life within the episodic form. (more...)

The Orchard Project Announces its 2019 Summer Program Participants and Special EventsThe Orchard Project Announces its 2019 Summer Program Participants and Special Events
by Sarah Hookey - May 30, 2019

The Orchard Project is announcing the artists participating in its thirteenth summer theatre residency program. More than 30 artists and ensembles were selected for residencies this summer from nearly 1000 theatre artists and companies who applied. (more...)

Vibrant - A Festival Of Finborough Playwrights Returns For 11th YearVibrant - A Festival Of Finborough Playwrights Returns For 11th Year
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019

Now in its eleventh consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre presents Vibrant 2019 A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing, running between 16 June-4 July 2019. (more...)

Roundabout Announces Winners for Columbia@Roundabout Reading SeriesRoundabout Announces Winners for Columbia@Roundabout Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) and Columbia University School of the Arts (Carol Becker, Dean of Faculty) just announced the winners of Columbia@Roundabout's 2018 New Play Reading Series. As part of the collaborative partnership between Roundabout Theatre Company and Columbia University, the reading series awards three playwrights from the current MFA program and recent alumni with a cash prize as well as a reading in Roundabout's Rehearsal Hall, followed by a post-reading reception. Five finalists have also received cash prizes in recognition of their exceptional work. No other collaborative partnership in the New York area brings together an esteemed Ivy League MFA program with a Tony Award-winning, not-for-profit theatre. The reading series is made possible by a grant from The Tow Foundation. (more...)

Jonathan Raviv and More Cast in Atlantic Theater Co's Middle Eastern MixFestJonathan Raviv and More Cast in Atlantic Theater Co's Middle Eastern MixFest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Atlantic Theater Company announces casting for Middle Eastern MixFest, a series of free readings co-curated by playwrights Mona Mansour and Heather Raffo that will run Wednesday, August 8th through Thursday, August 16th at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street). (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company's announces Middle Eastern MixFestAtlantic Theater Company's announces Middle Eastern MixFest
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) will present Middle Eastern MixFest, a series of free readings co-curated by playwrights Mona Mansour and Heather Raffothat will run Wednesday, August 8th through Thursday, August 16th at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street). (more...)

Melis Aker's FIELD, AWAKENING Premieres At Corkscrew Theater FestivalMelis Aker's FIELD, AWAKENING Premieres At Corkscrew Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Corkscrew Theater Festival presents Field, Awakening, written by Melis Aker and directed by Tatiana Pandiani. Running July 14-22, Field, Awakening is a political drama set in Turkey in 2016, where a group of high school friends reunites at a soccer field on the evening of an attempted military coup. As the night progresses, the friends unexpectedly find themselves at the center of international strife, and they begin to realize that the Turkey they called home may be rapidly disappearing. Performed by Kieron Anthony, Ayse Babahan, Jamar Brathwaite, Sinan Eczacibasi*, Fahim Hamid*, and Nazli Sarpkaya, Field, Awakening is the second production in the second annual season of Corkscrew Theater Festival, a new summer theater festival that provides early-career artists with a high level of production support. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale For CORKSCREW THEATER FESTIVALTickets Now On Sale For CORKSCREW THEATER FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

"Packed with young talent…in the risk-taking venture that is summer festival-going, encountering talent you want to see more of is a worthy payoff." - Laura Collins-Hughes,The New York Times (more...)

New Threads 2018 Introduces Four New Plays From Or About The Middle EastNew Threads 2018 Introduces Four New Plays From Or About The Middle East
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

Golden Thread Productions, the first American theatre company devoted to the Middle East, returns to Brava with New Threads 2018, its popular and free staged reading series. This year's line-up includes plays by Turkish-American playwright Melis Aker (Manar in ReOrient 2017), recent NYU Abu Dhabi graduate Adam Ashraf Elsayigh, Bay Area-based Iraqi-Assyrian-American writer Edessa Tailo, and celebrated Romanian-French writer Matei Vi?niec. Bringing these gems to life will be four directors of Middle Eastern descent: internationally-acclaimed Egyptian actor and director Kal Naga; sought-after Iranian-American new plays director Pirronne Yousefzadeh; director and multimedia artist Nima Dehghani, who was named the "The Best Young Director of the Year' by the Iranian Theatre Directors Center in 2012; and Golden Thread's own Evren Odcikin. (more...)

Eric Bogosian To Lead Talkback Panel Following Performance Of DAYBREAK At Pan Asian RepEric Bogosian To Lead Talkback Panel Following Performance Of DAYBREAK At Pan Asian Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (Tisa Chang, Founding Artistic Producing Director), continuing its 41st milestone season on themes of social justice and historic amnesia, has announced star of screen and stage, writer and historian Eric Bogosian, will lead a talkback panel. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Pan Asian Repertory Theatre World Premiere of DAYBREAKPhoto Flash: The Pan Asian Repertory Theatre World Premiere of DAYBREAK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2018

Production photos have been released for the Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (Tisa Chang, Founding Artistic Producing Director) world premiere presentation of the new play Daybreak by Joyce van Dyke (A Girl's War). Directed by Lucie Tiberghein (The Pavilion), the six-member cast features Melis Aker (Manar), Nicole Ansari (Rock 'n' Roll), Robert Najarian (Sleep No More), Angela Pierce (Oslo), Michael Irvin Pollard (The Apple), and Tamara Sevunts (The Good Girl). Now in performance for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 13, 2018 at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Opening Night is Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre's World Premiere Production Of DAYBREAK Begins Peformances TomorrowPan Asian Repertory Theatre's World Premiere Production Of DAYBREAK Begins Peformances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (Tisa Chang, Founding Artistic Producing Director), continuing its 41st milestone season on themes of social justice and historic amnesia, presents the world premiere of the new play Daybreak by Joyce van Dyke (A Girl's War).  Performances BEGIN TOMORROW, April 21, 2018 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 13, 2018 at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street).  Opening Night is Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

CORKSCREW THEATER FESTIVAL Returns For Second Season This SummerCORKSCREW THEATER FESTIVAL Returns For Second Season This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

Following a well-attended and critically-acclaimed inaugural year, Corkscrew Theater Festival returns for a second annual season, running July 9 - August 5 at the Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street, Manhattan). This summer theater festival provides early-career artists with a high level of production support and features five world premieres and four readings performed in repertory over four weeks. Special attention has been given to theater makers who are developing work through robust and innovative collaborative models. (more...)

New Work by Anna Deavere Smith, Collaborations with WP Theater, and More Amongst New York Theatre Workshop's 2018/19 SeasonNew Work by Anna Deavere Smith, Collaborations with WP Theater, and More Amongst New York Theatre Workshop's 2018/19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) announces five productions as part of its complete 2018/19 Season, and the first production of their 2019/20 Season. The season begins in Fall 2018 with WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME by two-time Obie Award winner Heidi Schreck (Grand Concourse, "I Love Dick") and directed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (The Amateurs, The Light Years); followed by the New York Premiere ofSLAVE PLAY by Jeremy O. Harris (Daddy). (more...)

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