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Seattle Rep Announces Select Casting For Its 2021/22 Season of Live Theater Photo Seattle Rep Announces Select Casting For Its 2021/22 Season of Live Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 2, 2021

Seattle Rep today announced select cast members in its 2021/22 season of live theater productions, including Academy Award-nominated actor David Strathairn, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Thom Sesma in an exciting new translation of Ibsen’s classic play, Ghosts, previously part of Seattle Rep’s Plays in Process series.

The Huntington Presents Darkly Funny TEENAGE DICK Photo The Huntington Presents Darkly Funny TEENAGE DICK
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 8, 2021

The Huntington announces the New England premiere of Teenage Dick by Mike Lew, a darkly comic re-telling of Shakespeare's Richard III set in the most treacherous of places -high school. The production runs from December 3, 2021 to January 2, 2022 at The Huntington's Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, and with digital access to the filmed performance through January 16, 2022.

The Workshop Theater to Present Benefit Reading of One-Acts For JALBCA Photo The Workshop Theater to Present Benefit Reading of One-Acts For JALBCA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2021

As part of its new Words Matter initiative, The Workshop Theater will be presenting four newly-commissioned one-act plays by Samantha Chanse, Caridad Svich, Ellen McLaughlin, and Rehana Lew Mirza on behalf of JALBCA.

Ma-Yi Theater Company's THE FIRST TWENTY: 20 YEARS OF ASIAN AMERICAN PLAYWRITING to P Photo Ma-Yi Theater Company's THE FIRST TWENTY: 20 YEARS OF ASIAN AMERICAN PLAYWRITING to Premiere on ALL ARTS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2021

Produced by Ma-Yi Theater Company, The First Twenty: 20 Years of Asian American Playwriting is a new 30-minute documentary film that showcases the evolution of the Asian American playwright over the last 20 years as part of ALL ARTS’ The First Twenty content initiative.

BWW Review: TEENAGE DICK at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: TEENAGE DICK at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
by Timothy Treanor - Sep 26, 2021

Is it possible that Richard III, had he been beloved by those around him notwithstanding his hunchback, would have abandoned ambition and treachery and instead become a loving and gentle mentor and guardian to Edward V?  Would he have gracefully stepped aside when the young King reached his majority, thus ushering in thirty generations of peaceful Yorkish rule?

Ma-Yi Theater Company Announces 2021-2022 Season Photo Ma-Yi Theater Company Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2021

Ma-Yi Theater Company has announced its 2021–2022 season which includes a return to in-person  events as well as four digital premieres. The season, running September 2, 2021 – March 31, 2022, illustrates how theatrical innovation and powerful storytelling can thrive as the industry finds a safe way back to in-person events. 

ALL ARTS' The First Twenty Initiative Announces Fall Lineup Photo ALL ARTS' The First Twenty Initiative Announces Fall Lineup
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2021

The First Twenty, a new content initiative from ALL ARTS uncovering the ways that the first two decades of the 21st century have impacted American art, culture and the collective consciousness, will premiere three original specials this fall. 

The First Twenty to Launch Fall Lineup with Enda Walsh's AFTERWARDS From Irish Arts C Photo The First Twenty to Launch Fall Lineup with Enda Walsh's AFTERWARDS From Irish Arts Center
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 27, 2021

The First Twenty, a new content initiative from ALL ARTS uncovering the ways that the first two decades of the 21st century have impacted American art, culture and the collective consciousness, premieres three original specials this fall.

Pasadena Playhouse Announces 2021/22 Season Featuring LA Premieres of Re-Imagined HEA Photo Pasadena Playhouse Announces 2021/22 Season Featuring LA Premieres of Re-Imagined HEAD OVER HEELS, ANN & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2021

Today, Pasadena Playhouse has announced a season of four Los Angeles Premieres - Mike Lew’s Teenage Dick, a modern take on Shakespeare’s Richard III, directed by Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel; direct from Broadway, Special Tony Award recipient freestyle love supreme, plus more.

Sundance Institute Releases Independent Theater Study on Needs of Artists Photo Sundance Institute Releases Independent Theater Study on Needs of Artists
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2021

In early 2021, Sundance Institute commissioned Jesse Cameron Alick, the newly-appointed Associate Artistic Director for the Vineyard Theater in New York and past creator advisor to the Institute’s Theater Program, to launch an in-depth field study to hear directly from theater makers about the most urgent needs of artists and the field.

BRUCE, New Musical Based On THE JAWS LOG, to Have World Premiere At Seattle Rep Summe Photo BRUCE, New Musical Based On THE JAWS LOG, to Have World Premiere At Seattle Rep Summer 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2021

Seattle Rep today announced its return to the stage with a full season of must-see live theater in both its remodeled Bagley Wright Theater and intimate Leo K. Theater. The season features productions of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, and more! In-person theater productions at Seattle Rep begin in January 2022 and run through June 2022.

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: NATIONALS Celebrates 10th Year of Bringing Together Young Artists Photo THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: NATIONALS Celebrates 10th Year of Bringing Together Young Artists
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2021

The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, now in its 10th year, once again brought together an extraordinary group of young artists for a free professional intensive culminating in their own production of The 24 Hour Plays — available for streaming through Saturday, July 31.

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: NATIONALS Kicks Off Tonight Photo THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: NATIONALS Kicks Off Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2021

The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, now in their tenth year, kicks off their rigorous professional experience for artists 25 and under tonight with their own production of The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues, featuring the 43 program participants and 12 guest writers from previous years of the Nationals program.

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Announces 2021-22 Season Photo Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Announces 2021-22 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2021

Learn more about the full season, how to purchase tickets, the return of the company's Golden Ticket offer, and more!

14 Playwrights Set For Ojai Playwrights Conference 2021 Season Photo 14 Playwrights Set For Ojai Playwrights Conference 2021 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2021

Each play will be streamed twice. Full festival passes including both weekends, and separate passes for each weekend are available. Limited individual play tickets will be available at a later date.  Learn more about how to purchase tickets here!

TINY FATHER Will Stream From The Cape Cod Theatre Project This Week Photo TINY FATHER Will Stream From The Cape Cod Theatre Project This Week
by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2021

Tiny Father was originally commissioned by Audible as part of their Audible Emerging Playwrights Fund. Lew is the 2021 Guggenheim Fellow and Teenage Dick playwright. In the play Lew draws upon personal experience with a premature baby and the acceptance of becoming a parent whether you are ready or not.

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Special Engagement Of HASAN MINHAJ - EXPERIMENT TIME Photo La Jolla Playhouse Announces Special Engagement Of HASAN MINHAJ - EXPERIMENT TIME
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 2, 2021

La Jolla Playhouse has announced a special engagement of Hasan Minhaj – Experiment Time, written and performed by Hasan Minhaj.

Donmar Warehouse Announces Reopening Season: Kit Harington in HENRY V,  Rory Kinnear  Photo Donmar Warehouse Announces Reopening Season: Kit Harington in HENRY V, Rory Kinnear in FORCE MAJEURE, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2021

The Donmar Warehouse reopens in September, following a programme of essential works to replace key infrastructure within the venue, including the lift, plant, ventilation and air cooling. In addition, the works will significantly improve the accessibility of the Donmar through the installation of a street level ramp, automated front doors and more open and inclusive front of house spaces.

See 4 New Plays on the Cape This July Photo See 4 New Plays on the Cape This July
by - Jun 24, 2021

Based in Falmouth, MA, the Cape Cod Theatre (CCTP), develops new plays for the American Theatre, and this year we will develop our 100th play.  From July 1 - 24 watch four exciting playwrights bring new work that explores birth, death, identity, hidden secrets and far-reaching love.

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS Announces Line-Up for Nationals 2021 Photo THE 24 HOUR PLAYS Announces Line-Up for Nationals 2021
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 17, 2021

Today, The 24 Hour Plays, creators of The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway, The 24 Hour Musicals and the Viral Monologues, announced this year’s company for The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, which will be held as a virtual program.

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