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Luna Stage Continues Voting Writes Project Throughout October Photo Luna Stage Continues Voting Writes Project Throughout October
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 7, 2020

Luna Stage's ambitious and timely Voting Writes Project continues this month with world premiere plays, films, a concept album, and a costume party. Luna commissioned these myriad interactive events to inspire civic engagement in the November 2020 election. All events are free and open to the public via interactive livestream on Luna Stage's Facebook and YouTube. Previous performances can be viewed on Luna's website and IGTV.

ROMEO & JULIET Verse Zombie Comedy By Melody Bates Published Photo ROMEO & JULIET Verse Zombie Comedy By Melody Bates Published
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 14, 2020

The critically acclaimed zombie comedy follow up to Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet is being published by Original Works Publishing.

TRU Announces Casting For Upcoming Virtual Readings Photo TRU Announces Casting For Upcoming Virtual Readings
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 11, 2020

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the casting for the first virtual presentation of its 2020 TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series, presented with generous support from The Storyline Project.

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces 2020 TRU VOICES NEW PLAYS READING SERIES Photo Theater Resources Unlimited Announces 2020 TRU VOICES NEW PLAYS READING SERIES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 4, 2020

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the first virtual presentation of its 2020 TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series, presented with generous support from The Storyline Project.

IN THE WORKS Comes to The Duplex Cabaret Theatre Photo IN THE WORKS Comes to The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Feb 12, 2020

Honeck-Moss Productions will present a?oeIn The Works.a?? This exciting series is an opportunity for composers to try out new work in front of an audience and see how it plays in a supportive environment. It is also an opportunity to create community among the composers and their performers.

Casting Announced For Opera House Arts' 20th Anniversary Season Photo Casting Announced For Opera House Arts' 20th Anniversary Season
by Julie Musbach - Jun 25, 2019

Opera House Arts at the Stonington Opera House in Maine announced today the complete casts and creative teams for the company's 20th Anniversary Season, which includes Shakespeare in Love (July 18-28), based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, adapted for the stage by Lee Hall as well as Avalon (August 15-25), a world-premiere by Melody Bates.

Sean Chandler Goes Backstage with Charles Busch and More at 2017 New York Innovative  Photo Sean Chandler Goes Backstage with Charles Busch and More at 2017 New York Innovative Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Award-winning playwright Sean Chandler, creator and host of the theatre podcast Your Program Is Your Ticket (YPIYT), went backstage at the 2017 New York Innovative Theatre Awards, where he interviewed award recipients and presenters.

Winners Announced for 13th Annual New York Innovative Theatre Awards! Photo Winners Announced for 13th Annual New York Innovative Theatre Awards!
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 25, 2017

On Monday, September 25, 2017, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 13 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, presented 26 awards and four honorary awards for outstanding achievement in theatre at the 13t h Annual New York innovative Theatre Awards Ceremony , Gerald Lynch Theatre located in the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019. If you are unable to attend, watch it live online at www.nyitawards.com/live .

Wax Factory's Modern Take on The Seagull, PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER!, Set for One-Night  Photo Wax Factory's Modern Take on The Seagull, PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER!, Set for One-Night Show at Lincoln Center Atrium
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

WaxFactory presents a work-in-progress showing of PUT YOURSELF TOGETHER!, a modern, media-enhanced riff on Anton Chekhov's classic The Seagull.

Nominees Announced for the 2017 Innovative Theatre Awards; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

On Monday, July 24, 2017, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 13 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2017 nominees at its annual event, The IT Party.

Wax Factory's Modern Take on The Seagull, PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER!, Set for One-Night Show at Lincoln Center Atrium
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

WaxFactory presents a work-in-progress showing of PUT YOURSELF TOGETHER!, a modern, media-enhanced riff on Anton Chekhov's classic The Seagull.

Performances Added to CABARET AT THE END OF THE WORLD at IRT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Hard Sparks gives the ancients a twist with a pair of shows in rep: Melody Bates and Rebecca Hart's The Cabaret at the End of the World (directed by Joan Jubett), set in a nightclub in Julius Caesar-era Rome; and Bob Bartlett's Bareback Ink (directed by David Drake), a modern queer update of the Ganymede myth, set in a tattoo shop.

Caesar Satire THE CABARET AT THE END OF THE WORLD Coming to IRT for the Ides of March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

IRT presents Hard Sparks' THE CABARET AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Melody Bates and Rebecca Hart, directed by Joan Jubett, March 10-19 at IRT Theater (154 Christopher Street) as part of the 3B Development Series*.

IRT Theater Presents THE CABARET AT THE END OF THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Ancient Rome looks a lot like modern America as irreverent, vivacious hosts Flora and Fawna invite you to the hottest club in the City Of Seven Hills for a sly, sexy, hilarious romp through Julius Caesar.

Caesar Satire THE CABARET AT THE END OF THE WORLD Coming to IRT for the Ides of March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

IRT presents Hard Sparks' THE CABARET AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Melody Bates and Rebecca Hart, directed by Joan Jubett, March 10-19 at IRT Theater (154 Christopher Street) as part of the 3B Development Series*.

Hard Sparks' R & J & Z Brings Blood, Guts and Zombies to the New Ohio Theatre, Now thru 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

The New Ohio Theatre + Hard Sparks present: R & J & Z, written by Melody Bates and directed by Joan Jubett, running tonight, April 1 - 18 at the New Ohio Theatre.

R & J & Z to Run 4/1-18 at the New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

What if two of literature's most famous lovers got a second chance? R & J & Z starts with Act V of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and continues on, as the young couple navigates a world in which death isn't necessarily the end. Written in verse and set against the historical backdrop of Verona's plague, R & J & Z (the 'z' stands for zombies), throws old and new characters together over the course of an apocalyptic and action-packed 24 hours. Equally inspired by Shakespeare and contemporary zombie films, R & J & Z pushes the boundaries of theatrical humor and horror. When everyone is dead and rising from the graves, the rules no longer apply.

Hard Sparks' R & J & Z to Bring Blood, Guts and Zombies to the New Ohio Theatre, 4/1-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

The New Ohio Theatre + Hard Sparks present: R & J & Z, written by Melody Bates and directed by Joan Jubett, running April 1 - 18 at the New Ohio Theatre.

R & J & Z to Run 4/1-18 at the New Ohio Theatre
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 24, 2015

What if two of literature's most famous lovers got a second chance? R & J & Z starts with Act V of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and continues on, as the young couple navigates a world in which death isn't necessarily the end. Written in verse and set against the historical backdrop of Verona's plague, R & J & Z (the 'z' stands for zombies), throws old and new characters together over the course of an apocalyptic and action-packed 24 hours. Equally inspired by Shakespeare and contemporary zombie films, R & J & Z pushes the boundaries of theatrical humor and horror. When everyone is dead and rising from the graves, the rules no longer apply.

IF COLORADO HAD AN OCEAN Begins Tonight at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

La MaMa presents the World Premiere of IF COLORADO HAD AN OCEAN… by Mike Gorman. Directed by David Bennett, previews begin tonight, December 4 with opening night slated for Thursday, December 11, 2014.

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