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BWW Feature: The Real MVPs! - A VIP Reception at the Drama League Awards Photo BWW Feature: The Real MVPs! - A VIP Reception at the Drama League Awards
by James Blinken - May 25, 2022

On Friday, May 20, 2022, one hour before the Drama League Awards, Board President Bonnie Comley, Kirk Iwanowski, Mary Jain, and the Board Hosted a VIP Reception at the Drama League Awards right next to the Ziegfeld Ballroom. While the Drama League Distinguished Performance nominees were lining up for the dais, a cocktail party was in full swing in the adjacent ballroom.

Photos: Meet The 2021 Drama League Directing Fellows! Professionals Week Kick-Off at  Photo Photos: Meet The 2021 Drama League Directing Fellows! Professionals Week Kick-Off at The Players Club
by Stephi Wild - Sep 18, 2021

The Drama League Directors Project is the paramount mentoring and career development program for early-career stage directors. Since its founding in 1984, the Drama League's Directors Project has over 300 alumni working in all facets of entertainment ranging from Broadway to television.

Lucille Lortel Theatre Announces Recipients of 2nd Annual NYC Public High School Play Photo Lucille Lortel Theatre Announces Recipients of 2nd Annual NYC Public High School Playwriting Fellowship
by Stephi Wild - Mar 24, 2021

The Lucille Lortel Theatre is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2nd Annual NYC Public High School Playwriting Fellowship, created as an opportunity for aspiring young writers citywide to get unparalleled access to professional theater artists for mentoring. The Fellows and Finalists of the program represent every borough of NYC, as well as a D79 school.

The Drama League Announces Lineup And Creative Team For DirectorFest 2020 Photo The Drama League Announces Lineup And Creative Team For DirectorFest 2020
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2019

The Drama League announced today the 2020 line-up of DirectorFest: The 36th Annual Directors Festival, the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing. For its 36th year, the festival will include six fully-staged productions, a showcase concert of a new musical, a town hall, and conversations with directors including 2017 Tony Award Winner Rebecca Taichman (Indecent), 2014 Tony Award Winner and 2010 Drama League Founders Award for Excellence in Directing Kenny Leon (A Soldier's Play), and Intimacy Director Claire Warden (HBO's Mrs. Fletcher).

The Drama League Will Host a Conversation with Taylor Mac and Judith Light Photo The Drama League Will Host a Conversation with Taylor Mac and Judith Light
by Julie Musbach - Apr 15, 2019

The Drama League has announced its final Spring 2019 In Conversation Series events: Gary with Taylor Mac on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., and Judith Light on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. to be held at The Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas) in Tribeca.

Artistic Teams For Bay Area Playwrights Festival Named: Directors & Dramaturgs
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2017

Playwrights Foundation, the West Coast's premiere launchpad for exceptional emerging playwrights has named the artistic teams and daily schedule for the 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF).  The 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival runs July 13 - 23, 2017 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District.  In addition to twelve staged readings, the Festival will offer a Theater Professionals weekend 7/21-23, special events, and an anniversary celebration 7/13.  Tickets at bayareaplaywrightsfestival.org.

40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival Announced
by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2017

Playwrights Foundation, one of the West Coast's premiere launchpads for exceptional emerging playwrights, is thrilled to announce the lineup for the 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), featuring playwrights Hilary Bettis, Clarence Coo, Bennett Fisher, Lauren Gunderson, Nilan Johnson, and Mona Mansour. The 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival runs July 13 - 23, 2017 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District.  In addition to twelve staged readings, the Festival will offer a Theater Professionals weekend 7/21-23, special events and an anniversary celebration 7/13.  Tickets on sale June 1st at bayareaplaywrightsfestival.org.

40th Anniversary BAY AREA PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL to be presented 7/13 ‚Ä" 23
by A.A. Cristi - May 8, 2017

Playwrights Foundation, one of the West Coast's premiere launchpads for exceptional emerging playwrights, is thrilled to announce the lineup for the 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), featuring playwrights Hilary Bettis, Clarence Coo, Bennett Fisher, Lauren Gunderson, Nilan Johnson, and Mona Mansour. The 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival runs July 13 - 23, 2017 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District.  In addition to twelve staged readings, the Festival will offer a Theater Professionals weekend 7/21-23, special events and an anniversary celebration 7/13.  Tickets on sale June 1st at bayareaplaywrightsfestival.org.

New Ohio Theatre and The One Minute Play Festival Present THE 3RD ANNUAL NYC INDIE THEATRE ONE MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 3, 2017

The One Minute Play Festival returns to the New Ohio for the 3rd Annual New York City Indie Theatre One Minute Play Festival - with part of the proceeds to benefit the New Ohio's new play and artist residency programming.

Downtown Art Presents Acclaimed Theatre Company's AND THEN I WOKE (A VICARIOUS CATACLYSMIC EVENT)
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Downtown Art (Ryan Gilliam, Artistic/Executive Director) will host the multinational theatre company A Certain Something and the U.S. premiere of And Then I Woke (A Vicarious Cataclysmic Event), a timely new exploration of the relationship between African-Americans and law enforcement, as part of the play's 2017 world tour. 

Christina Sajous, MaameYaa Boafo Among Stars Slated for 6th Annual 48HOURS IN... HARLEM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Harlem9 presents the Obie Award-winning '48HOURS IN... HARLEM' - a twist on the traditional 24-hour play festival.

The New American Theatre Company NY to Present ENDANGERED SPECIES, 5/9-10
by Tyler Peterson - May 5, 2016

The New American Theatre Company NY (The NATCNY) will present an immersive staged reading of Nilan Johnson's Endangered Species on Monday, May 9 and Tuesday, May 10. This staging of Johnson's provacative new play will take the actors from behind the music stand and the audience from their seats. Both shows are followed by a talkback, to which the audience is invited to bring a dessert to share.

Drama League Announces 2016 Artists-in-Residence; New Works to Feature Duncan Sheik & More
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 4, 2016

The Drama League has announced the artists and theater ensembles chosen to develop new plays and musicals as part of the 2016 Artist Residency Program. 

Oppressed in Heels & A Letter for You to Present THE TROJAN WOMEN, 10/23-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Oppressed in Heels and A Letter for You presents THE TROJAN WOMEN, a new devised work pulled from interviews of women dealing with war in its many ravaging forms weaved into the narrative of Euripides' classic text. Nathaniel P. Claridad (the original company of Here Lies Love) directs and serves as head writer for the new investigative theatre piece that will play October 23rd through November 1 at the Access Theatre.

Oppressed in Heels & A Letter for You to Present THE TROJAN WOMEN, 10/23-11/1
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 9, 2015

Oppressed in Heels and A Letter for You presents THE TROJAN WOMEN, a new devised work pulled from interviews of women dealing with war in its many ravaging forms weaved into the narrative of Euripides' classic text. Nathaniel P. Claridad (the original company of Here Lies Love) directs and serves as head writer for the new investigative theatre piece that will play October 23rd through November 1 at the Access Theatre.