Photo Flash: Inside Look at VIETGONE at Capital StagePhoto Flash: Inside Look at VIETGONE at Capital Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2019

Capital Stage presents the Sacramento Premiere of Vietgone by Qui Nguyen . This award winning, critically acclaimed comedy makes huge strides in moving beyond political correctness through a love story for generations to come.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Capital Stage Presents The Sacramento Premiere of VIETGONEPhoto Flash: Capital Stage Presents The Sacramento Premiere of VIETGONE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

Capital Stage presents the Sacramento Premiere of Vietgone by Qui Nguyen . This award winning, critically acclaimed comedy makes huge strides in moving beyond political correctness through a love story for generations to come. Vietgone will be directed by Je?rey Lo, a director and playwright from the Bay Area, which marks his Capital Stage debut.  (more...)

BORDERS, ISLANDS & WALLS Announced At Berkeley Repertory TheatreBORDERS, ISLANDS & WALLS Announced At Berkeley Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

PlayGround concludes the 25th season of its celebrated Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series with a special evening of environmental-inspired plays as part of the 5th annual PLANET EARTH ARTS NEW PLAY FESTIVAL on Monday, April 1, 8 PM at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. The topic for the April 1 program (rescheduled from the previously announced March 18 date) is "BORDERS, ISLANDS & WALLS". Members of the 2018-19 PlayGround Writers Company have just five days to generate their original ten-minute plays inspired by the topic. The top six scripts will each receive an hour-and-a-half rehearsal and a professional script-in-hand staged reading at Berkeley Rep on April 1. (more...)

BWW Review: KING OF THE YEES at SF Playhouse: an epic ride across cultural, national and familial bordersBWW Review: KING OF THE YEES at SF Playhouse: an epic ride across cultural, national and familial borders
by Steve Murray - Feb 5, 2019

BWW Review: KING OF THE YEES at SF Playhouse: an epic ride across cultural, national and familial borders (more...)

Asian American Leaders Panel Following KING OF THE YEESAsian American Leaders Panel Following KING OF THE YEES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019

San Francisco Playhouse is thrilled to announce a post-show discussion featuring an Asian American Leaders Panel following the performance of King of the Yees on Wednesday, February 6. The panel will feature Thi Bui, Vanessa Hua, Karen Mok, Angela Yip, and playwright Lauren Yee. Andrew Hsieh will moderate. (more...)

KING OF THE YEES Comes to San Francisco PlayhouseKING OF THE YEES Comes to San Francisco Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

San Francisco Playhouse announced casting for Lauren Yee's King of the Yees, headlined by Obie and Lucille Lortel Award-winning actor and San Francisco native Francis Jue. The play, centered on San Francisco's Chinatown, was inspired by Yee's family and their deep connections within the community. Joshua Kahan Brody will direct the Playhouse production. (more...)

Monday Night PlayGround 25th Season Continues With Six 10-Minute Plays Inspired by 'ADAPT A FAIRY TALE'Monday Night PlayGround 25th Season Continues With Six 10-Minute Plays Inspired by 'ADAPT A FAIRY TALE'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

PlayGround continues its 25th season of its celebrated Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series with the first 2019 Monday readings on Monday, January 21, 8 PM at Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Roda Theatre. The topic for January's round, announced last Friday, is "ADAPT A FAIRY TALE". Members of the 2018-19 PlayGround Writers Company have just four-and-a-half days to generate their original ten-minute plays inspired by the topic. The top six scripts will each receive an hour-and-a-half rehearsal and a professional script-in-hand staged reading at Berkeley Rep on January 21. PlayGround writers in Los Angeles are working simultaneously on the same prompt and their finalists will be presented at Hollywood's Broadwater Mainstage (home of Sacred Fools Theatre Company) on January 14. Tickets are $15-$30 and 3-admission flex subscriptions are just $60 ($45 for 25-and-Unders). For tickets or more information, visit http://playground-sf.org/monday. (more...)

Francis Jue To Star In KING OF THE YEES at San Francisco PlayhouseFrancis Jue To Star In KING OF THE YEES at San Francisco Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

San Francisco Playhouse announced casting for Lauren Yee's King of the Yees, headlined by Obie and Lucille Lortel Award-winning actor and San Francisco native Francis Jue. The play, centered on San Francisco's Chinatown, was inspired by Yee's family and their deep connections within the community. Joshua Kahan Brody will direct the Playhouse production. (more...)

47 Playwrights in Four-and-a-Half Days Write Original Plays Inspired by The Topic FALL DOWN, GET UP47 Playwrights in Four-and-a-Half Days Write Original Plays Inspired by The Topic FALL DOWN, GET UP
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

PlayGround continues its 25th season of its celebrated Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series on Monday, November 26, 8 PM at Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Roda Theatre. The topic for November's round, announced this morning, is "FALL DOWN, GET UP". Members of the 2018-19 PlayGround Writers Company have just four-and-a-half days to generate their original ten-minute plays inspired by the topic. The top six scripts will each receive an hour-and-a-half rehearsal and a professional script-in-hand staged reading at Berkeley Rep on November 26. PlayGround writers in Los Angeles are working simultaneously on the same prompt and their finalists will be presented at Hollywood's Broadwater Mainstage (home of Sacred Fools Theatre Company) on November 12.  Tickets are $15-$30 and 5-admission series subscriptions are just $75 ($50 for 25-and-Unders). For tickets or more information, visit http://playground-sf.org/monday. (more...)

BWW Review: Seattle Rep's A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS Shimmers with Tragic BeautyBWW Review: Seattle Rep's A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS Shimmers with Tragic Beauty
by Jay Irwin - Oct 11, 2018

Dear Readers, in the past you may have heard me refer to what I call "theatrical alchemy". It's where all the right elements seem to magically come together in just the right ways to form pure theatrical gold. Well, the Seattle Rep currently has a bunch of alchemists working with them with their joint production with the American Conservatory Theater and their presentation of "A Thousand Splendid Suns", a riveting tale filled with so much tragic beauty that you'll be left breathless. (more...)

PlayGround Kicks Off 25th Season at Berkeley Rep Theatre with JUSTICEPlayGround Kicks Off 25th Season at Berkeley Rep Theatre with JUSTICE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

"A man may see how this world goes with no eyes. Look with thine ears see how yond justice rails upon yon simple thief. Hark, in thine ear change places and, handy-dandy, which is the justice, which is the thief." - William Shakespeare (more...)

Theatre Bay Area Announces 2018 TBA Awards FinalistsTheatre Bay Area Announces 2018 TBA Awards Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Theatre Bay Area, the third-largest regional theatre service organization in North America, announced the finalists for the 2018 TBA Awards. The fifth annual TBA Awards Celebration will be held on Monday, Nov. 5 at the Herbst Theatre (401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco). Tickets for the public go on sale Friday, September 28, 2018, through City Box Office. (more...)

PlayGround Marks Opening of 25th Season with Inaugural THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: BAY AREAPlayGround Marks Opening of 25th Season with Inaugural THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: BAY AREA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

PlayGround, the Bay Areas' and Los Angeles' leading playwright incubator, marks the opening of its twenty-fifth season with a special one-night celebration and performance launching a bold new partnership. (more...)

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS To Launch At Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre, 9/17THE 24 HOUR PLAYS To Launch At Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

PlayGround, the Bay Areas' and Los Angeles' leading playwright incubator, marks the opening of its twenty-fifth season with a special one-night celebration and performance launching a bold new partnership. (more...)

Casting Announced for A.C.T.'s Return Engagement of A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNSCasting Announced for A.C.T.'s Return Engagement of A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Casting has been announced for the return ofAmerican Conservatory Theater's (A.C.T.) acclaimed theatrical adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's international best-selling novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns-performing at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater for a limited two-week engagement July 17-29, 2018 as part of a West Coast tour that includes runs at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre and Seattle Repertory Theatre. Set amid the war-torn streets of modern-day Kabul, A Thousand Splendid Suns is the epic story of three generations of Afghan women bound together by marriage, family, and a secret past. Strong-willed Laila, unmarried and pregnant, is forced to marry her older neighbor when her family and home are torn apart. (more...)

Ferocious Lotus Premieres TWO MILE HOLLOW This SummerFerocious Lotus Premieres TWO MILE HOLLOW This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company, with the support of Intersection for the Arts, presents the world premiere of Leah Nanako Winkler's TWO MILE HOLLOW directed by Lily Tung Crystal. Ferocious Lotus is proud to produce Winkler's work since she was announced as the 2018 winner of the coveted Yale Drama Series Prize for her new play, GOD SAID THIS, and the 2018-2019 Jerome Fellow at The Lark. TWO MILE HOLLOW is part of a simultaneous world premiere with Artists at Play in Los Angeles, First Floor Theatre in Chicago, and Theatre Mu/Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis. (more...)

BWW Review: WE, THE INVISIBLES at Actors Theatre Of LouisvilleBWW Review: WE, THE INVISIBLES at Actors Theatre Of Louisville
by Keith Waits - Mar 28, 2018

Documentary-style theater is not a genre I am well-versed in. It very well may be that I have missed out on a preponderance of strong examples, but the only play that springs to mind readily is Moises Kaufman's The Laramie Project. Like that play, Stanton's we, the invisibles employs personal anecdote, newspaper articles, interviews and creative nonfiction devices to educate on and proliferate the significance of important social issues. In the case of invisibles, the anchor is the real-life alleged rape of a maid named Nafissatou Diallo by infamous former International Monetary Fund Leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn. (more...)

Eugenie Chan's MADAME HO to Premiere at Exit Theater This FallEugenie Chan's MADAME HO to Premiere at Exit Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Madame Ho, by Eugenie Chan, Eugenie Chan Theater Projects' (ECTP) first full production, premieres at the Exit Theater, 156 Eddy St in San Francisco's Mid-Market arts district October 5-21, 2017, then goes to Chinatown's Donaldina Cameron House, 920 Sacramento St for three free community performances October 28-29, 2017. (more...)

Eugenie Chan's MADAME HO to Premiere at Exit Theater This FallEugenie Chan's MADAME HO to Premiere at Exit Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Madame Ho, by Eugenie Chan, Eugenie Chan Theater Projects' (ECTP) first full production, premieres at the Exit Theater, 156 Eddy St in San Francisco's Mid-Market arts district October 5-21, 2017, then goes to Chinatown's Donaldina Cameron House, 920 Sacramento St for three free community performances October 28-29, 2017. (more...)

Playwright Min Kahng's 'THE FOUR IMMIGRANTS: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL MANGA' is a World Premiere Masterpiece
by Linda Hodges - Jul 17, 2017

Playwright Min Kahng's 'THE FOUR IMMIGRANTS: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL MANGA' is a World Premiere Masterpiece. Get your tickets now at www.theatreworks.org. This show is not to be missed! (more...)

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