Capital Repertory Theatre's NEXT ACT! New Play Summit Arrives June 7-10Capital Repertory Theatre's NEXT ACT! New Play Summit Arrives June 7-10
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019

The eighth annual NEXT ACT! New Play Summit, at Capital Repertory Theatre and Proctors, June 7-10, features readings of three full-length plays-Meridith Friedman's The Luckiest People, Rachel Lynett's Here Be Dragons and Deborah Yarchun's The Calm Before. The developmental workshop will also include the popular First 15; a Synopsis Clinic led by Dramatist Guild Member Aoise Stratford; two events featuring Young Playwrights; and, for the first time, a film screening. (more...)

Theatresquared Announces 2019 Arkansas New Play Festival LineupTheatresquared Announces 2019 Arkansas New Play Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

TheatreSquared Artistic Director Robert Ford and Executive Director Martin Miller announced today the lineup of new plays for the eleventh annual Arkansas New Play Festival. Five plays will be intensively developed by teams including the playwright, director, dramaturg, and professional cast for each project. Four will receive staged reading performances in Bentonville and in Fayetteville, including Ain't I A Woman by Na'Tosha De'Von, Carlo at the Wedding by Bryna Turner, He Did It by Rachel Lynett, and Teen Dad by Adrienne Dawes. The fifth project is Blanket Statements, a brand-new devised work by Northwest Arkansas's own LatinX Theatre Project, and will culminate in a fully staged workshop performance. With this collaboration, the Project and T2 are launching a new affiliation which extends artistic, production, and institutional support to the young company, supported by a major grant from the Walton Family Foundation. (more...)

Matrix Presents Provocative WELL-INTENTIONED WHITE PEOPLE As Season OpenerMatrix Presents Provocative WELL-INTENTIONED WHITE PEOPLE As Season Opener
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

Matrix Theatre Company presents the Michigan premiere of Well-Intentioned White People by Rachel Lynett November 9 through December 2, 2018. Performances take place on Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 3PM at Matrix Theatre Company, located at 2730 Bagley Avenue in the heart of Mexicantown. Tickets are $22 for adults and $17 for students, seniors, veterans, and active military personnel, and may be purchased in advance or, if available, at the door. Group rates are also available. For further information or to purchase tickets, visit www.matrixtheatre.org or call (313) 967-0599. (more...)

Matrix Announces Female-centric 2018-2019 SeasonMatrix Announces Female-centric 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Female-identifying playwrights and directors are at the forefront of Matrix Theatre Company's 2018-2019 Mainstage Season. This exciting selection of carefully-chosen plays spans a broad range of topics designed to encourage audiences to examine their own beliefs and their reaction to information presented to them in their daily lives. Individual ticket sales will go on sale Monday, September 17. Ticket prices start at $17. Mainstage Flex Passes may be purchased at a reduced rate. Group rates are available for most shows. For further information on the 2018-2019 season, or to order tickets, go to www.matrixtheatre.org, or call 313 967 0599. (more...)

BWW Interview: Rachel Lynett, Playwright of WELL INTENTIONED WHITE PEOPLE at Barrington Stage CompanyBWW Interview: Rachel Lynett, Playwright of WELL INTENTIONED WHITE PEOPLE at Barrington Stage Company
by Marc Savitt - Aug 27, 2018

Broadway World had the opportunity to sit down with Rachel after the standing ovation for a performance of WELL INTENTIONED WHITE PEOPLE now in its world premiere run through September 8th at Barrington Stage Company's St. Germain Stage in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. (more...)

BWW Review: WELL INTENTIONED WHITE PEOPLE at Barrington Stage Company dares audiences to go beyond getting Woke.BWW Review: WELL INTENTIONED WHITE PEOPLE at Barrington Stage Company dares audiences to go beyond getting Woke.
by Marc Savitt - Aug 27, 2018

The entire ensemble cast (all newcomers to BSC) deliver unquestionably high-quality performances. Each displaying a range of emotion and dynamics as their characters navigate the windy and often choppy waters with such strength and dexterity that there is not even a moment we doubt them, nor the conviction with which they are compelled to do what they believe to be the 'right thing'. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Barrington Stage's WELL INTENTIONED WHITE PEOPLEPhoto Flash: First Look at Barrington Stage's WELL INTENTIONED WHITE PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Barrington Stage Company presents the world premiere of Well Intentioned White People by Rachel Lynett at the St. Germain Stage. Well Intentioned White People begins previews August 16, with an opening set for August 22, and performances through September 8. (more...)

Z Space Presents Its Inaugural Problematic Play FestivalZ Space Presents Its Inaugural Problematic Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

Z Space is pleased to present the inaugural Problematic Play Festival, a new staged reading series, October 12-14. This festival is the brainchild of Z Space's new Associate Artistic Director Rose Oser.  (more...)

Tyler Hanes, Addie Morales Among Stars Headed to Barrington StageTyler Hanes, Addie Morales Among Stars Headed to Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires (Pittsfield, MA) under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is pleased to announce additional casting for the 2018 Season. (more...)

Pegasus PlayLab Shines the Spotlight on Emerging PlaywrightsPegasus PlayLab Shines the Spotlight on Emerging Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

UCF is launching Pegasus PlayLab, a new summer theatre festival dedicated to developing new plays by emerging playwrights. The festival, which runs June 2-24 and Aug. 23-25 on the UCF campus, comprises three workshops and one fully mounted play (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly, Chip Zien, Debra Jo Rupp Join Line-Up for Barrington Stage's 2018 Season!Laura Michelle Kelly, Chip Zien, Debra Jo Rupp Join Line-Up for Barrington Stage's 2018 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires (Pittsfield, MA) under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is pleased to announce initial casting for the 2018 Season. (more...)

Barrington Stage Now Accepting Submissions for The Bonnie and Terry Burman New Play AwardBarrington Stage Now Accepting Submissions for The Bonnie and Terry Burman New Play Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

The Bonnie and Terry Burman New Play Award, a national new play contest at Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is accepting submissions through April 30, 2018. The Grand Prize winner will receive $25,000 from Barrington Stage Company. (more...)

Barrington Stage Company Announces 2018 Season Featuring WEST SIDE STORY, DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2, and World PremieresBarrington Stage Company Announces 2018 Season Featuring WEST SIDE STORY, DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2, and World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

Barrington Stage Company and Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, has announced the 2018 season, which will feature three world premieres, including a major new musical from Tony Awards winners William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin, a new play from Off Broadway Alliance Award winner Lloyd Suh, and the first major production of a work from an exciting young playwright, Rachel Lynett. (more...)

21st Century Voices to Feature Readings in New Play Festival21st Century Voices to Feature Readings in New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

American Stage is proud to continue our commitment to 21st Century Voices with a New Play Festival featuring live staged readings of five new plays from five exceptional up-and-coming playwrights from Tampa Bay and beyond. (more...)

21st Century Voices to Feature Readings in New Play Festival21st Century Voices to Feature Readings in New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2017

American Stage is proud to continue our commitment to 21st Century Voices with a New Play Festival featuring live staged readings of five new plays from five exceptional up-and-coming playwrights from Tampa Bay and beyond. (more...)

Jackalope Theatre Announces CIRCLE UP!Jackalope Theatre Announces CIRCLE UP!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Jackalope Theatre Company in collaboration with the Chicago Inclusion Project presents CIRCLE UP!, a collection of new play readings fresh to Chicago. Set in JTC's Frontier venue at 1106 W Thorndale, CIRCLE UP! is dedicated to amplifying diverse stories of scope and providing safe harbor for evolving work. Each reading includes a post-show discussion, encouraging our audience to share and engage with the play over drinks and light fare. Bring your friends, bring your enemies, arrive with interest, leave with questions... (more...)

New Work by Mark St. Germain Headlines Orlando Shakes' PlayFest 2017 LineupNew Work by Mark St. Germain Headlines Orlando Shakes' PlayFest 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF (Orlando Shakes) invites audiences to take a risk on new plays at PlayFest presented by Harriett's Charitable Trust (PlayFest 2017) from October 27 29, 2017 and November 3 5, 2017. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Announces Casting for PlayFest 2017Orlando Shakespeare Theater Announces Casting for PlayFest 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF (Orlando Shakes) invites audiences to take a risk on new plays at PlayFest presented by Harriett's Charitable Trust (PlayFest 2017) from October 27 29, 2017 and November 3 5, 2017. Tickets to individual PlayFest readings ($10) are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

New Work by Mark St. Germain Headlines Orlando Shakes' PlayFest 2017 LineupNew Work by Mark St. Germain Headlines Orlando Shakes' PlayFest 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF (Orlando Shakes) invites audiences to take a risk on new plays at PlayFest presented by Harriett's Charitable Trust (PlayFest 2017) from October 27 29, 2017 and November 3 5, 2017. (more...)