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San Francisco's African-American Shakespeare Company Announces 2022-23 Season Photo San Francisco's African-American Shakespeare Company Announces 2022-23 Season
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2022

The African-American Shakespeare Company will feature a total of 5 productions during its 2022-23 season that will include an original work Echoes of Us, curated and produced by the company in conjunction with The Craft Institute's African Diasporic Network and funded by The Black Seed Fund. Echoes of Us will be directed by famed actress and director Michele Shay and will run July 14-17 at the Marines Memorial Theater.

Play on Shakespeare Releases Spring and Summer 2022 Season Photo Play on Shakespeare Releases Spring and Summer 2022 Season
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 8, 2022

Play On Shakespeare, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to exploring the world of Shakespeare in performance through translation and adaptation, today announces their spring/summer 2022 season. Lue Douthit, President and Co-Founder says: 'Well, the theater world is definitely opening up. We literally mean 'world' (Prague, Guam, England) and suddenly there are ten professional productions of Play On translations opening in the next few months, including two in San Francisco (African-American Shakespeare Company and Cal Shakes). We are delighted that there are so many opportunities for audiences to gather together again to see and hear Shakespeare differently. Play on!'

African-American Shakespeare Presents Modern Verse Translation Of RICHARD II Photo African-American Shakespeare Presents Modern Verse Translation Of RICHARD II
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 16, 2022

The African-American Shakespeare Company returns this April with their first-ever production of Richard II. In addition to it being in a modern verse translation, the director L. Peter Callender is structuring it as a memory play, where the narrative begins at the end and works its way forward.

The CRAFT Institute And San Francisco's African-American Shakespeare Company Join For Photo The CRAFT Institute And San Francisco's African-American Shakespeare Company Join Forces With Michele Shay For ECHOES OF US
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 1, 2022

The African Diasporic Network has finally announced plans for its first production, Echoes of Us, to be directed by none other than Michele Shay. 

San Jose Stage Company Reschedules STRANGE COURTESIES for Spring 2023 Photo San Jose Stage Company Reschedules STRANGE COURTESIES for Spring 2023
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 30, 2021

In light of the circumstances presented by the new Covid variant (Omicron), San Jose Stage Company (Randall King, Artistic Director and Cathleen King, Executive Director) is rescheduling the upcoming World Premiere production of STRANGE COURTESIES by L. Peter Callender to take place during the 2022-23 Season. 

Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Tampa Awards; LIGHTS, STAGE, SING CABARET L Photo Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Tampa Awards; LIGHTS, STAGE, SING CABARET Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Tampa Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Tampa Awards; Broadway Everyday Star Theate Photo Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Tampa Awards; Broadway Everyday Star Theater's LIGHTS, STAGE, SING CABARET Lead Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Tampa Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

African-American Shakespeare Company's CINDERELLA Returns To The Herbst Photo African-American Shakespeare Company's CINDERELLA Returns To The Herbst
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 22, 2021

AASC Artistic Director L. Peter Callender takes the reins for the return of the annual holiday classic that reimagines the oft-told tale of a young girl escaping some grim family dynamics through the sheer luck of having the right-sized feet into one where she becomes the heroine through collaboration with a very soulful fairy godmother—and an unusually powerful pair of shoes—and chooses to chart her own course and in the process still lands a prince.

Opera Parallele Announces 2021-22 Season Photo Opera Parallele Announces 2021-22 Season
by Stephi Wild - Oct 1, 2021

Opera Parallèle's (OP) General and Artistic Director Nicole Paiement, today announced the 2021-22 season repertoire, casting and creative teams for the company's 12th anniversary.

African-American Shakespeare Company Presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRI Photo African-American Shakespeare Company Presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 10, 2021

Originally scheduled for the company's 2020 Season, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged is a sharp, agile and hilariously take on the works of the Bard, all of which find their way onto the stage at one moment or another. So, yes, 75 characters from 37 plays, performed by 3 actors in approximately 97 minutes.

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY and More Announced for San Jose Stage Company 2021-2022 Season Photo AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY and More Announced for San Jose Stage Company 2021-2022 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 15, 2021

San Jose Stage Company has announced the titles for its upcoming 39th Season: RESILIENCE.

San Francisco's African-American Shakespeare Company Announces Full Live-and-in-Perso Photo San Francisco's African-American Shakespeare Company Announces Full Live-and-in-Person 2021-22 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 24, 2021

The African-American Shakespeare company is elated to announce what Artistic Director L Peter Callender is a calling a season of “splendor and renewal” featuring 4 productions, live-and-in-person: The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged); Cinderella; The Glass Menagerie; and Richard II. There will also be a special streaming-only edition of Twelfth Night. 

BWW Review: “MASTER HAROLD”…and the Boys at Syracuse Stage Photo BWW Review: “MASTER HAROLD”…and the Boys at Syracuse Stage
by Timothy Treanor - Jun 17, 2021

It is 1950, and on a rainy South African afternoon in the St. George’s Park Tea Room, Hally (Nick Apostolina) is becoming himself. He was a boy – one prone to arrogance and self-pity, certainly but vulnerable, and capable of sweetness and hope. But now he is becoming a man – a brutal man, “MASTER HAROLD”, who embraces the world’s ugliness and claims it as his own. He does this by spitting in the face of Sam (L. Peter Callender), a Black man who had sheltered him to that point from the world’s worst, including his own father. In this primal way Master Harold joins the oppressors as a way of not joining the oppressed.

Syracuse Stage Closes 2020/21 Season With An Exceptional Contemporary Drama Photo Syracuse Stage Closes 2020/21 Season With An Exceptional Contemporary Drama
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2021

An exceptional contemporary drama concludes the reimagined 2020/2021 season as Syracuse Stage presents Athol Fugard's award-winning “'Master Harold' . . . and the Boys,” available as video on demand June 16 – July 4.

Elm Shakespeare Company Presents BIPOC Directors Forum Take 2 - The Conversation Cont Photo Elm Shakespeare Company Presents BIPOC Directors Forum Take 2 - The Conversation Continues
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2021

BIPOC Directors Forum - Take 2! will be presented via Zoom and Facebook Live Thursday, May 20th at 7 pm as the third event of Elm Shakespeare Company's free, online series, Building a Brave New Theater: Holding Space and Giving Voice.

Remote Studios Partners With The Marsh To Launch Live Performance Reading Series Photo Remote Studios Partners With The Marsh To Launch Live Performance Reading Series
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2021

Remote Studios, a pioneering online performance group born near the beginning of the pandemic, announced today that they have entered a partnership with The Marsh, a leading Bay Area theatre with a rich history of developing new performance.

WBTT Presents VIRTUAL VOICES Program, 'Telling Our Stories In The Black Theatre' Photo WBTT Presents VIRTUAL VOICES Program, 'Telling Our Stories In The Black Theatre'
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 26, 2021

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe will reinvigorate its WBTT Voices program with a special offering, “Telling Our Stories in the Black Theatre,” on May 4.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Presents PIPELINE Photo Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Presents PIPELINE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 29, 2021

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe will be back onstage – albeit with a limited cast and for the purpose of filming rather than presenting live – for the pandemic-delayed production of Dominique Morisseau’s noted work, “Pipeline.” WBTT is currently rehearsing the show, which it will film, present during one week of outdoor screenings.

San Jose Stage Company's STRANGE COURTESIES Extended Through March 8 Photo San Jose Stage Company's STRANGE COURTESIES Extended Through March 8
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 3, 2021

San Jose Stage Company, in collaboration with African-American Shakespeare Company, has extended STRANGE COURTESIES. The play will now be available to stream through March 8, 2021.

BWW Review: SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF A VIRTUAL STUNNING MARVEL at American Stage Photo BWW Review: SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF A VIRTUAL STUNNING MARVEL at American Stage
by Drew Eberhard - Feb 22, 2021

Friday evening I had the pleasure of experiencing a story loosely based on fact of the wonderful Louis Armstrong celebrated Jazz trumpeter and singer. Understandably hesitant at first with the idea of a “Virtual Performance” I sat in the comfort of my home with an open mind willing and ready to experience what was about to be laid forth. I've seen many performances presented by American Stage so I knew the magic would be there, but there is something about the “physical connection” that sort of “...in the room where it happens” that I missed so greatly here. That is not to diminish the understandably beautiful piece in which the fine folks at American Stage presented, and I completely admire their work here as we are all so much in need of live performances.

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