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Roanne Cash to Receive MacDowell Medal Photo Roanne Cash to Receive MacDowell Medal
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2020

Composer and performer Rosanne Cash will receive the prestigious Edward MacDowell Medal, but the public celebration a?" with the Medalist in attendance a?" will have to wait a year.

MacDowell and Urban Word Present An Evening Of Afro-Latinx Poetry Photo MacDowell and Urban Word Present An Evening Of Afro-Latinx Poetry
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020

On Saturday, February 29, The MacDowell Colony joins Urban Word NYC to present MacDowell Fellow and award-winning poet John Murillo with two emerging teen poets from Urban Word NYC, Jennifer Martinez and James Lherisson, in a reading and discussion to celebrate Afro-Latinx poets at MacDowell NYC in Chelsea.

MacDowell Awards Winter-Spring Fellowships To 87 Artists Photo MacDowell Awards Winter-Spring Fellowships To 87 Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020

The MacDowell Colony has awarded Fellowships to 87 artists from 21 states and seven countries. The incoming Fellows reflect seven artistic disciplines and will arrive from locales as far apart as Poland, Mexico, Belgium, and Israel, as well as Tennesee, Washington, and Minnesota. The Fellowships are for upcoming winter and spring residencies at one of the nation's leading contemporary arts organizations.

MacDowell Announces 2020 Public Season Of Works-in-Process And Artist Conversations I Photo MacDowell Announces 2020 Public Season Of Works-in-Process And Artist Conversations In New York
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019

On January 23, The MacDowell Colony kicks off the year-long MacDowell NYC Salon Series a?oeSpark & Illuminationa?? with an evening of original musical theatre as James Lapine, Tom Kitt, and Michael Korie (pictured at MacDowell above) will be on hand to present excerpts of Flying Over Sunset and talk about their MacDowell-supported collaboration just weeks before the musical's Broadway premiere. Writer-director Lapine, composer Kitt, and lyricist Korie will present songs from their new play in an intimate setting in Chelsea and will share stories of their creative process. The evening launches a series of public salons scheduled for 2020, as some of the contemporary art world's most dynamic creators will perform, exhibit, and read from works created at The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH, one of the nation's leading contemporary arts organizations and its first artist residency program.

Carol Burnett To Join The 'Art Of Memoir' Evening Salon Photo Carol Burnett To Join The 'Art Of Memoir' Evening Salon
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2019

Television icon and author Carol Burnett will appear at MacDowell NYC on Thursday evening, October 24, 2019, where she will be joined by acclaimed memoirists and MacDowell Fellows Amanda Stern and Nell Painter. The three authors will read from their published memoirs and discuss the unique challenges of the popular non-fiction form. MacDowell, one of the nation's leading contemporary arts organizations, recently opened a new audience engagement space on West 23rd Street.

Sundance Institute Announces 2019 Theatre Lab Acting Company, Dramaturgs and Advisors Photo Sundance Institute Announces 2019 Theatre Lab Acting Company, Dramaturgs and Advisors
by BWW News Desk - 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.

Michael R. Jackson, Billy Porter Lead Discussion On LGBTQ Themes In A STRANGE LOOP Photo Michael R. Jackson, Billy Porter Lead Discussion On LGBTQ Themes In A STRANGE LOOP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019

Ucross, a prestigious artist residency program and creative laboratory for the arts in northeast Wyoming, premiered its "Ucross Spotlight" series on Wednesday, June 19, with a bold, intimate conversation between playwright alums Michael R. Jackson, Billy Porter, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, as well as choreographer Raja Feather Kelly on the themes present in Jackson's provocative new musical A Strange Loop. The panel took place at the world-famous Playwrights Horizons theater following a performance of the show, with major themes of the conversation including reconciling with religion as a member of the LGBTQ community and "watering down" queer art for straight audiences. It is the first of many planned Ucross Spotlight events, which will celebrate its alumni's art and offer a first-hand look at their creative process.

FILIBUSTERED AND UNFILTERED: AMERICA READS THE MUELLER REPORT At The Arc Photo FILIBUSTERED AND UNFILTERED: AMERICA READS THE MUELLER REPORT At The Arc
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019

To ensure a separation of powers, the U.S. Federal Government is made up of three branches: legislative, executive, and judicial. When authority runs amok, the ultimate check is the American citizen. 

Sundance Institute Theatre Lab Announces 2019 Fellows & Projects Photo Sundance Institute Theatre Lab Announces 2019 Fellows & Projects
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019

Today, Sundance Institute's Theatre Program announces the nineteen artists who represent the creative teams that will convene to develop new work at the annual Lab at the Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah July 8-28.

Sundance Institute Theatre Lab Announces 2019 Fellows & Projects Photo Sundance Institute Theatre Lab Announces 2019 Fellows & Projects
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019

Today, Sundance Institute's Theatre Program announces the nineteen artists who represent the creative teams that will convene to develop new work at the annual Lab at the Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah July 8-28.  

Cheryl Strayed, Hannah Gadsby Among Ucross 2019 Spring Artists In Residence Photo Cheryl Strayed, Hannah Gadsby Among Ucross 2019 Spring Artists In Residence
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

Ucross, a prestigious artist residency program and creative laboratory for the arts, today announced the recipients of its Spring 2019 fellowships. 54 visual artists, writers, playwrights, composers and more were selected from nearly 400 applicants to utilize uninterrupted time, studio space, and living accommodations on Ucross's 20,000-acre ranch at the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains.

Philip Himberg Named New Executive Director of MacDowell Photo Philip Himberg Named New Executive Director of MacDowell
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Philip Himberg will join The MacDowell Colony, one of the nation's leading contemporary arts organizations, as its executive director. Himberg comes to MacDowell from The Sundance Institute where he has served as the artistic director for Sundance Institute's Theatre Program, expanding the program significantly by providing year-round support for theatre artists, creating international labs for the development of talent and transforming it into one of the pre-eminent play development organizations in the world.

Sundance Institute Theatre Program: Fellows Convene For Lab At MASS MoCA, Currently U Photo Sundance Institute Theatre Program: Fellows Convene For Lab At MASS MoCA, Currently Underway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

Four new works for the stage, with a global cohort of theatremakers, have gathered for development at the two-week Sundance Institute Theatre Lab at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), convening December 2-16, 2018, including a public performance on December 7. The Labs process, rigorous and generative, is founded on concentrated and abundant time and resources; projects are cast individually and rehearsed daily.

A Conversation with playwright Theresa Rebeck Photo A Conversation with playwright Theresa Rebeck
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Oct 22, 2018

On September 22, 2018, Theresa Rebeck spoke about Bernhardt/ Hamlet with education dramaturg Ted Sod as part of Roundabout Theatre Company's lecture series.

2019 Sundance Institute Theatre Lab Applications are Open Photo 2019 Sundance Institute Theatre Lab Applications are Open
by TV News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

Sundance Institute's Theatre Program is thrilled to announce an open call for submissions to the 2019 Theatre Lab, which will convene in Utah for most of July 2019. We would love your help in getting the word out to your constituents -- details below, including application link; please let me know if any questions (including asset requests) for the Institute's media relations team or Program leaders, Philip Himberg (Artistic Director) or Christopher Hibma (Producing Director).

UCross Foundation Dazzles In Inaugural Gala Photo UCross Foundation Dazzles In Inaugural Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

The Ucross Foundation hosted its inaugural New York Gala & Awards Dinner last night at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The night was filled with performances and readings by notable award-winning artists, all Ucross alumni, including Ricky Ian Gordon (Grapes of Wrath, opera), Steven Lutvak (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), bestselling author Tayari Jones, author and Vanity Fair contributor Elissa Schappell, composer/pianist Dylan Mattingly, trumpeter Frank London, and singer-songwriter Kate Schutt. Special guests included Broadway stars Laura Benanti and Nancy Anderson. A collection of artwork from Ucross visual artist alumni was on display and available for purchase. The emcee was former journalist and current film and television screenwriter William 'Bill' Broyles.

Sundance Institute Announces 2018 Theatre Lab Acting Company And Creative Advisors Photo Sundance Institute Announces 2018 Theatre Lab Acting Company And Creative Advisors
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

Sundance Institute's Theatre Lab kicks off on May 6th, and today announced this year's participating acting company and creative advisors. The Lab, which runs through May 27 at the Fellah Hotel outside Marrakech, Morocco, is supervised by Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, and is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community, alternating locations between Sundance Resort in Utah and a venue in the Middle East/North African region, as part of a multi-year commitment to international work and a means of facilitating cultural exchange between artists writing in English and Arabic.

Sundance Institute Names 2018 Theatre Lab Fellows Photo Sundance Institute Names 2018 Theatre Lab Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Sundance Institute announces the slate of theatremakers from the U.S. and Middle East / North Africa who will convene at the Theatre Program's second annual Theatre Lab in Morocco next month. The Lab, which will take place from May 6 - 27 at the Fellah Hotel outside Marrakech, comprises three uninterrupted weeks of consultation, mentorship and workshop performance of new work for the stage. The Theatre Lab alternates locations each season, moving between the Sundance Resort in Utah, and a venue in the Middle East/North African region, as part of a multi-year commitment to international work and a means of facilitating cultural exchange between artists. Led by Sundance Institute Theatre Program Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, teams of creative advisors, actors and dramaturgs will collaborate with writers and directors, independent from commercial or public pressures, as they develop their projects.

Sundance Institute Names 2018 Theatre Lab Fellows Photo Sundance Institute Names 2018 Theatre Lab Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Sundance Institute announces the slate of theatremakers from the U.S. and Middle East / North Africa who will convene at the Theatre Program's second annual Theatre Lab in Morocco next month. The Lab, which will take place from May 6 - 27 at the Fellah Hotel outside Marrakech, comprises three uninterrupted weeks of consultation, mentorship and workshop performance of new work for the stage. The Theatre Lab alternates locations each season, moving between the Sundance Resort in Utah, and a venue in the Middle East/North African region, as part of a multi-year commitment to international work and a means of facilitating cultural exchange between artists. Led by Sundance Institute Theatre Program Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, teams of creative advisors, actors and dramaturgs will collaborate with writers and directors, independent from commercial or public pressures, as they develop their projects.  

Mosaic Theater Company's PAPER DOLLS Extends! Photo Mosaic Theater Company's PAPER DOLLS Extends!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

The sixth show of Mosaic Theater Company of DC's Third Season, Paper Dolls, has been officially extended through April 29. Written by Philip Himberg (the Artistic Director of the Sundance Institute Theatre Program) and directed by Broadway director Mark Brokaw, this vibrant and thought-provoking play with songs illuminates the world of five gay male Filipino nurses in Tel Aviv who care for elderly Orthodox and Chasidic men six days a week-and headline a drag show on their day off!

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