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Bio:
OBEHI JANICE is an award-winning writer, actress and comedian whose multi-genre work spans from stage to screen. She is a member of the 2018-19 Emerging Writers Group at The Public Theater, a Luminary Artist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and a past recipient of a TCG Fox Foundation Resident ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
OBEHI JANICE is an award-winning writer, actress and comedian whose multi-genre work spans from stage to screen. She is a member of the 2018-19 Emerging Writers Group at The Public Theater, a Luminary Artist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and a past recipient of a TCG Fox Foundation Resident ... (read complete bio)
WP Theater Announces 2020-2021 Season Photo WP Theater Announces 2020-2021 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 20, 2020

WP Theater has announced their 2020-21 Season, which will continue to lift up the work of Women+ theater artists in creative new ways that reflect these unprecedented times. The full programming details and timing of events in 2021 will be announced at a later date.

The Kilroys Announce THE LIST 2020, Honoring Cancelled or Postponed Plays by Women, T Photo The Kilroys Announce THE LIST 2020, Honoring Cancelled or Postponed Plays by Women, Trans & Non-Binary Theater Writers
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 7, 2020

The Kilroys announced today THE LIST 2020. This survey is meant to honor cancelled or postponed plays due to the COVID-19 pandemic written by women, trans and non-binary writers in the American theatre.

Colt Coeur Will Honor Celia Keenan-Bolger at 10th Anniversary Benefit Party Photo Colt Coeur Will Honor Celia Keenan-Bolger at 10th Anniversary Benefit Party
by Stephi Wild - Jan 7, 2020

Brooklyn-based Colt Coeur has announced its first offerings of their 2020 as they continue to celebrate a decade of theatrical endeavors.

Photo Flash: The Kilroys THE LIST 2019 Launch Party In L.A. Photo Photo Flash: The Kilroys THE LIST 2019 Launch Party In L.A.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 11, 2019

On Thursday, June 27th The Kilroys celebrated the drop of THE LIST 2019 at Here & Now in Los Angeles. The event celebrated the 13 founding members of the organization and the 33 plays featured on THE LIST 2019.

Photo Flash: The Kilroys THE LIST 2019 Launch Party Photo Photo Flash: The Kilroys THE LIST 2019 Launch Party
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 11, 2019

On Thursday, June 27th The Kilroys celebrated the drop of THE LIST 2019 at WP Theater in New York City. The event celebrated the 13 founding members of the organization and the 33 plays featured on THE LIST 2019. 

Sundance Institute Announces 2019 Theatre Lab Acting Company, Dramaturgs and Advisors Photo Sundance Institute Announces 2019 Theatre Lab Acting Company, Dramaturgs and Advisors
by Tori Hartshorn - Jul 2, 2019

Sundance Institute's 2019 Theatre Lab convenes Monday, July 8; the Institute announced this year's participating acting company and creative advisors today.

The Kilroys Launch 5th Annual THE LIST 2019 Photo The Kilroys Launch 5th Annual THE LIST 2019
by Julie Musbach - Jun 18, 2019

The Kilroys, an independent, Los Angeles- and New York City-based playwrightdirectorproducer collective, announced their 5th annual THE LIST 2019 of industry-recommended new plays. THE LIST serves as a resource for producers and theaters committed to gender parity. The Kilroys have partnered with the New Play Exchange to provide interested parties fast and easy access to THE LIST plays. 

Photo Flash: Terrence McNally Celebrates 25th Broadway Production; Arin Arbus Makes B Photo Photo Flash: Terrence McNally Celebrates 25th Broadway Production; Arin Arbus Makes Broadway Debut With FRANKIE AND JOHNNY...
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2019

Terrence McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune starring Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon began performances last night at the Broadhurst Theatre. The night marked a big moment for playwright, Terrence McNally, celebrating his 25th Broadway production, and director Arin Arbus, celebrating her Broadway debut.

The Nora Theatre Company Presents Anna Ziegler's PHOTOGRAPH 51 Photo The Nora Theatre Company Presents Anna Ziegler's PHOTOGRAPH 51
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 28, 2019

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to present Photograph 51 from March 14 to April 15, 2019 and is directed by Rebecca Bradshaw. The press performance is Monday, March 18 at 7:30PM. Photograph 51 is a Catalyst Collaborative@MIT Production and is part of The Brit d'Arbeloff Women in Science Production Series

The League Of Professional Theatre Women Announces The 2019 Theatre Women Awards Photo The League Of Professional Theatre Women Announces The 2019 Theatre Women Awards
by Stephi Wild - Feb 23, 2019

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present the 2019 Theatre Women Awards at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012) on Monday, March 25 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm). For more information on the 2019 TheatreWomen Awards, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.theatrewomen.org.

LPTW Announces 2019 Theatre Women Awards At The Sheen Center Photo LPTW Announces 2019 Theatre Women Awards At The Sheen Center
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 28, 2019

The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, will present the 2019 Theatre Women Awards at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012) on Monday, March 25 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm). For more information on the 2019 Theatre Women Awards, and to purchase tickets, please visit www.theatrewomen.org. 

Colt Coeur & WP Theater Announce 5th Annual PARITY PLAYS FESTIVAL Photo Colt Coeur & WP Theater Announce 5th Annual PARITY PLAYS FESTIVAL
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 10, 2019

Colt Coeur and WP Theater announce the programming for the annual Parity Plays Festival reading series, which celebrates the work of female and trans playwrights and directors. The festival will consist of four plays by Kate Cortesi, Obehi Janice, Lily Padilla, and WP Lab alum Sylvia Khoury. Parity Plays will take place from February 1-9, 2019 at HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Avenue. Tickets are free, and can be reserved at: https://wptheater.org/show/parity-plays-festival.

The Kilroys Announce New Members Photo The Kilroys Announce New Members
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 11, 2018

New year, new Kilroys! For the past five years The Kilroys, an LA-based collective of playwrights/producers continuing the fight to achieve gender balance in the American theater, have been advocating for equal representation on our American stages, and have released an annual list of under-produced plays by women, trans, and non-binary writers. Despite some measurable progress, we still have a long way to go before we strike that balance. So, as we approach 2019, we are beyond thrilled to introduce a fresh new gang of fearless badass leaders. These women will seize our reins and continue the fight for equality, creating random acts of disruption along the way, while the OG Kilroys will serve as an advisory board supporting the current class. 

FUN HOME, ONCE, SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, and More Lead SpeakEasy's 2018-19 Season Photo FUN HOME, ONCE, SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, and More Lead SpeakEasy's 2018-19 Season
by Julie Musbach - Mar 28, 2018

The Tony Award-winning musicals FUN HOME and ONCE, the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY; the Off-Broadway sensations SCHOOL GIRLS; OR THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY and SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS; and the triumphant new musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS will make up SpeakEasy Stage Company's 2018-2019 Season, the company's Founder and Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault announced today.

Playwrights for 2018-19 Emerging Writers Group Announced at the Public Photo Playwrights for 2018-19 Emerging Writers Group Announced at the Public
by Julie Musbach - Feb 15, 2018

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced the nine new playwrights today for the 2018-19 Emerging Writers Group. Now in its seventh cycle, the Emerging Writers Group is an ongoing initiative that targets playwrights at the earliest stages of their career, creating an artistic home, and offering support and resources for a diverse group of up-and-coming playwrights.

BWW Review: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's Starry Reading of Brecht's Anti-Nazi P Photo BWW Review: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's Starry Reading of Brecht's Anti-Nazi Play
by Nancy Grossman - Nov 15, 2017

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Steven Maler directed an accomplished cast in Bertolt Brecht's FEAR AND MISERY IN THE THIRD REICH, in a staged reading at Babson College, headlined by notable stage and screen actors Tony Shalhoub and Brooke Adams.

MONOTONY! Opens 11/17 At Caveat Photo MONOTONY! Opens 11/17 At Caveat
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 31, 2017

Monotony! is the only show that dares let your favorite comedians and storytellers go deep on their weird obsessions with seemingly boring things. Their passion and (lets face it) disturbing breadth of knowledge on topics like The Science of Urinal Cakes and The History of the Rubber Duck will leave you laughing -- and possibly leaving with a brand new obsession of your own.

SpeakEasy Stage Company Names 2017-18 Boston Project Playwrights Photo SpeakEasy Stage Company Names 2017-18 Boston Project Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Playwrights Phaedra Scott of Boston and Emily Schwend of Somerville have been selected from among 45 applicants to develop an original Boston-centric play as part of SpeakEasy Stage Company's returning new works initiative The Boston Project.

BWW Review: OLEANNA: Still Controversial After All These Years Photo BWW Review: OLEANNA: Still Controversial After All These Years
by Nancy Grossman - Oct 19, 2017

Twenty-five years after first being produced, David Mamet's OLEANNA remains controversial as an intense drama driven by themes of political correctness, sexual harassment, power, and perception. Johnny Lee Davenport and Obehi Janice, two of Boston's finest actors, give fiery performances in this timely and searing enactment at New Repertory Theatre in Watertown.

Tony Shalhoub and Brooke Adams to Star in Staged Reading of FEAR AND MISERY IN THE TH Photo Tony Shalhoub and Brooke Adams to Star in Staged Reading of FEAR AND MISERY IN THE THIRD REICH at CSC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Founding Artistic Director Steve Maler is pleased to welcome the return of Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub to the Sorenson stage for the staged reading of Bertolt Brecht's drama Fear and Misery in the Third Reich.

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