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The Theatre School At DePaul University Awards The 2021 Cunningham Commission For You Photo The Theatre School At DePaul University Awards The 2021 Cunningham Commission For Youth Theatre To Omer Abbas Salem
by Stephi Wild - Oct 20, 2021

The Theatre School at DePaul University has announced that Omer Abbas Salem has been awarded the 2021 Cunningham Commission for Youth Theatre. Salem will be writing a play for families and young audiences that focuses on assimilation, a major theme in his work.

The New Coordinates' LOVE IN THE TIME OF JONESTOWN: A Radio Play Streams Beginning Ne Photo The New Coordinates' LOVE IN THE TIME OF JONESTOWN: A Radio Play Streams Beginning Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Oct 14, 2021

Sinister and seductive, this brand-new audio experience by Ensemble Member Omer Abbas Salem and directed by Sophiyaa Nayar explores the splendid ache of acceptance and the profound bliss of betrayal. 

Goodman Theatre to Present Seven Readings of New Works By Goodman Playwrights Unit Me Photo Goodman Theatre to Present Seven Readings of New Works By Goodman Playwrights Unit Members
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 14, 2021

Goodman Theatre's commitment to new work and emerging artists continues as dates are set for in-person readings of seven new works produced by Playwrights Unit members from the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 cohorts.

First Floor Theater Announces 2021-22 Season Photo First Floor Theater Announces 2021-22 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021

First Floor Theater has announced their ninth live-production season, featuring one world premiere and one Chicago premiere, along with a second round of The Blueprint Commission, it’ new play development initiative.

The New Coordinates Presents LOVE IN THE TIME OF JONESTOWN ‚Ä" A Radio Play Photo The New Coordinates Presents LOVE IN THE TIME OF JONESTOWN ‚Ä" A Radio Play
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 10, 2021

The New Coordinates, formerly The New Colony, will¬†launch its 2021-22 season with the world premiere of Love in the Time of Jonestown ‚Äď A Radio Play, streaming on demand from October 28 ‚Äď November 21, 2021 at thenewcoordinates.org.

Sharifa Yasmin to Receive the Inaugural Barbara Whitman Award From Stage Directors an Photo Sharifa Yasmin to Receive the Inaugural Barbara Whitman Award From Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 26, 2021

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, today announced the recipient and six finalists for the inaugural Barbara Whitman Award. Established by theatrical producer Barbara Whitman, the award recognizes a female, trans, or non-binary early-career director who has demonstrated a unique vision in their work with an unrestricted $10,000 cash prize.

Outdoor and Online Programming Expands Goodman Audiences by 150,000+ Photo Outdoor and Online Programming Expands Goodman Audiences by 150,000+
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2021

Over the past year, more than 150,000 people consumed Goodman's 12 online streaming productions, beginning with Jocelyn Bioh’s School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play directed by Lili-Anne Brown.

SCOUT Steppenwolf's New Play Development Initiative Presents MOSQUE4MOSQUE Free Virt Photo SCOUT Steppenwolf's New Play Development Initiative Presents MOSQUE4MOSQUE Free Virtual Reading
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 19, 2021

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's new play development initiative, SCOUT is pleased to present A Virtual Reading of Mosque4Mosque by Omer Abbas Salem on Sunday, March 28th at 2pm CST.

Goodman Theatre Announces Casting for THE SECRETARIES Photo Goodman Theatre Announces Casting for THE SECRETARIES
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 26, 2021

Goodman Theatre has announced the cast for the FREE live reading of its newest Future Labs' play, The Secretaries by Omer Abbas Salem and directed by Audrey Francis.

Goodman Theatre to Present Virtual Readings of THE SECRETARIES and TOKENS OF PROMISE Photo Goodman Theatre to Present Virtual Readings of THE SECRETARIES and TOKENS OF PROMISE
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 11, 2021

Goodman Theatre announces two Future Labs FREE virtual readings for February and March‚ÄĒThe Secretaries¬†by¬†Omer Abbas Salem, directed by¬†Audrey Francis¬†and¬†Tokens of Promise¬†by¬†Ada A., directed by¬†Sydney Chatman.

Definition Theatre Announces Amplify Showcase Of Short Plays Photo Definition Theatre Announces Amplify Showcase Of Short Plays
by Stephi Wild - Jan 28, 2021

Definition Theatre announces Amplify, A New Play Commission, showcasing scenes from eight semi-finalist plays over two nights, February 24 and 25 at 7pm.

Steep Theatre Expands Ensemble Photo Steep Theatre Expands Ensemble
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 29, 2020

Steep Theatre will welcome several new members to its ensemble of artists. Laura Alcalá Baker, Debo Balogun, Chris Chmelik, Destini Huston, Omer Abbas Salem, and Joe Schermoly are Steep’s newest Ensemble Members. All six of these artists have played pivotal roles in Steep’s artistic development over the past several years, and the company is honored to have them involved in shaping the organization’s future.

Jackalope Theatre Company Announces Details for 2020/2021 Digital Season Photo Jackalope Theatre Company Announces Details for 2020/2021 Digital Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2020

Jackalope Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Kaiser Ahmed, announces the production details for the New Frontier Series of commissioned and developing plays - the flagship series of the entirely digital 2020/21 season.

National Queer Theater Announces STAGING THE REVOLUTION Fundraising Campaign Photo National Queer Theater Announces STAGING THE REVOLUTION Fundraising Campaign
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2020

National Queer Theater has announced 'Staging the Revolution,' a new fundraising campaign for theater projects supporting progressive social change and advocating for LGBTQ rights.

Jackalope Theatre Announces The New Frontier Series of Commissioned and Developing Pl Photo Jackalope Theatre Announces The New Frontier Series of Commissioned and Developing Plays
by Stephi Wild - Jul 17, 2020

Jackalope Theatre Company announces The New Frontier Series of commissioned and developing plays in lieu of live productions, a digital Living Newspapers Series, and the completion of the company's Artistic Director transition from Gus Menary to Kaiser Ahmed.

National Queer Theater and Dixon Place Delay Opening of CRIMINAL QUEERNESS FESTIVAL i Photo National Queer Theater and Dixon Place Delay Opening of CRIMINAL QUEERNESS FESTIVAL in Support of BLM
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2020

In support of the Black Lives Matters movement, National Queer Theater and Dixon Place, in partnership with the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs and NYC Pride, have announced the delay of the second annual Criminal Queerness Festival.

National Queer Theater And Dixon Place Present CRIMINAL QUEERNESS FESTIVAL, June 9-29 Photo National Queer Theater And Dixon Place Present CRIMINAL QUEERNESS FESTIVAL, June 9-29
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2020

National Queer Theater and Dixon Place, in partnership with the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs and NYC Pride, are proud to present the second annual Criminal Queerness Festival, running online June 9a?"29, 2020.

The New Colony Presents the UNCHARTED Festival Photo The New Colony Presents the UNCHARTED Festival
by Julie Musbach - Jun 14, 2019

The New Colony presents UNCHARTED, a two-week showcase of plays at different points in their journeys to production, playing July 11 - 20, 2019 at TNC's resident home, The Den Theatre (2B) 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood.

Emerging Artists Theatre Announces Line-up For 2019 New Work Series Photo Emerging Artists Theatre Announces Line-up For 2019 New Work Series
by Julie Musbach - Feb 18, 2019

Emerging Artists Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Paul Adams, celebrates their 25th season by presenting their bi annual New Work Series. The series runs February 27 - March 17 at TADA Theater in the Flatiron District and features new works from a diverse group of artists. New musical, plays, solo-shows and dance pieces (in varies stages of development), will be presented.

The House Theatre Presents PINOCCHIO Photo The House Theatre Presents PINOCCHIO
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 14, 2019

The House Theatre of Chicago continues their 2018 -2019 season with the beloved tale of Pinocchio at The Chopin Theatre upstairs theatre, 1543 W. Division, March 28 - May 19. This world premiere of the classic story inspired by the works of Carlo Collodi has been adapted for the stage by Company Members Joseph Steakley and Ben Lobpries. The House Theatre of Chicago's rendition of Pinocchio features the direction of Company Member Chris Mathews.

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