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Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Six 2021 Sloan Playwriting Commissions Photo Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Six 2021 Sloan Playwriting Commissions
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2021

Since 2001, MTC has awarded a total of 100 commissions through the Sloan Foundation Program. Learn more about this year's commissions here!

PCS's JAW New Play Festival Returns July 23-25 Photo PCS's JAW New Play Festival Returns July 23-25
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 1, 2021

Portland Center Stage's annual JAW New Play Festival will bring audiences back into The Armory for live theater once again, on July 23-25, for readings of four new scripts, along with performances from local artists, classes, and more. JAW events are free and will be available to watch in-person or online.

Theater J Launches Israeli Theater Collection, Commissions A New Play By Aaron Posner Photo Theater J Launches Israeli Theater Collection, Commissions A New Play By Aaron Posner, and Expands Classes
by Stephi Wild - Dec 8, 2020

Theater J, the nation's largest and most prominent Jewish theater cancels all previously scheduled in-person programming through May 2021 due to the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

WP THEATER Announces 15 Artists for 2020-22 WP LAB Photo WP THEATER Announces 15 Artists for 2020-22 WP LAB
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2020

WP THEATER has announced the 15 artists selected for the 2020-2022 WP Lab. The two-year residency begins now and culminates with the biennial WP Pipeline Festival.

Renaissance Theaterworks Presents The Seventh Annual BR!NK NEW PLAY FESTIVAL - Virtua Photo Renaissance Theaterworks Presents The Seventh Annual BR!NK NEW PLAY FESTIVAL - Virtual Edition
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 18, 2020

Renaissance Theaterworks, Milwaukee's only professional theater company dedicated to promoting the work of women onstage and off, presents the Br!NK Award annually to two Midwestern women playwrights to help them develop and advance their work.

Broadway On Demand to Stream John Lloyd Young's Live Concert From The Space in Las Ve Photo Broadway On Demand to Stream John Lloyd Young's Live Concert From The Space in Las Vegas
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2020

Broadway On Demand has announced a one-night-only LIVE streaming event, Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young's concert from The Space in Las Vegas. This first concert in a future series of artists' live performances, will be presented on Saturday, July 25th at 9:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM PT.

Tony Winner John Lloyd Young to Perform Live Concert From The Space In Las Vegas Photo Tony Winner John Lloyd Young to Perform Live Concert From The Space In Las Vegas
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 6, 2020

The Space in Las Vegas continues its Live Streaming Digital Concerts with Tony Award Winner John Lloyd Young. Star of the hit musical 'Jersey Boys' on both Broadway and the Clint Eastwood-directed film, Mr. Young is set to grace the stage for a One Night Only Live Stream Pay Per View Concert July 25, 2020 at 6pm PT.

Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Recipients of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiat Photo Manhattan Theatre Club Announces Recipients of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiative Commissions
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2020

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced this year's six recipients of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiative commissions. The commissioned writers are Kate Attwell, Mia Chung, Noah Diaz, Julia Izumi, Ife Olujobi, and Stacey Rose.

Playwrights Foundation Announces Online Annual 2020 Bay Area Playwrights Festival Photo Playwrights Foundation Announces Online Annual 2020 Bay Area Playwrights Festival
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 4, 2020

Playwrights Foundation, the West Coast's premiere launchpad for exceptional plays and playwrights announces the lineup for the 2020 Bay Area Playwrights Festival.

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces SEGAL TALKS Week Five Photo The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces SEGAL TALKS Week Five
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 24, 2020

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is proud to announce the fourth weekly line-up of its new global series, SEGAL TALKS. New York, US, and international theatre artists, curators, researchers and academics will talk daily for one hour with Segal Center's director, Frank Hentschker, about life and art in the Time of Corona and speak about challenges, sorrows, and hopes for the new Weltzustanda?"the State of the World. The Segal Center is the only theatre institution in New York City and the US creating original programming every day during the week.

Clubbed Thumb Postpones 25th Annual Summerworks Photo Clubbed Thumb Postpones 25th Annual Summerworks
by Stephi Wild - Apr 6, 2020

Tony Award-nominated and five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb (Maria Striar, Producing Artistic Director; Michael Bulger, Associate Artistic Director; Quinn Metal Corbin, Advancement Director) will postpone the 25th edition of SUMMERWORKS, its annual festival of new plays.

SPINDLE SHUTTLE NEEDLE, BODIES THEY RITUAL and More Announced for Clubbed Thumb's SUM Photo SPINDLE SHUTTLE NEEDLE, BODIES THEY RITUAL and More Announced for Clubbed Thumb's SUMMERWORKS Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 9, 2020

Clubbed Thumb has announced the complete line-up for the 25th annual SUMMERWORKS, its festival of new plays. SUMMERWORKS will run May 15 - July 1, 2020 at The Wild Project (195 E. 3rd Street) in Manhattan and will feature productions of three new plays: SPINDLE SHUTTLE NEEDLE by Gab Reisman and directed by Tamilla Woodard; BODIES THEY RITUAL by Angela Hanks and directed by Knud Adams; and THE WOMAN'S PARTY by Rinne Groff and directed by Tara Ahmadinijad.

Theater J Has Announced Their 2020/2021 Season Photo Theater J Has Announced Their 2020/2021 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 25, 2020

Theater J Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr and Managing Director Jojo Ruf have announced Theater J's 30th anniversary season of five plays and two musicals. The nation's largest and most prominent Jewish theater company, Theater J celebrates its anniversary with a season that features all the elements that have become signature to its work: stories that illuminate the Jewish condition, joyfully celebrate humanity, and challenge us to empathize and think more deeply about the world.

Kerstin Anderson, Estelle Parsons, Margo Seibert and More to Star in Michael Friedman Photo Kerstin Anderson, Estelle Parsons, Margo Seibert and More to Star in Michael Friedman's UNKNOWN SOLDIER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 30, 2019

Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus) today announced the cast and creative team of Unknown Soldier, a sweeping, elegiac chamber musical that melts time, spanning three generations as it follows a woman's journey to unearth the secrets buried in her family's past. With a book and lyrics by Daniel Goldstein, making his New York writing debut, Unknown Soldier is also the last work from the late, beloved Michael Friedman (music and lyrics) to be premiered in the city. Together, they created a work that profoundly illustrates the search into the existences of those who've passed, connecting the love and loss, hope and regret of two womena?'and a country forever scarred by wara?'across a century. Unknown Soldier follows Ellen Rabinowitz, a woman who's inherited her grandmother's homea?'and with it, a clue that her understanding of her family and of herself are incomplete. Directed by Trip Cullman and choreographed by Patrick McCollum, this New York premiere production will take place in the Mainstage Theater at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street), February 14-March 29, 2020.

Tala Ashe, Ramsey Faragallah and More Complete the Casting of THE VAGRANT TRILOGY at  Photo Tala Ashe, Ramsey Faragallah and More Complete the Casting of THE VAGRANT TRILOGY at The Public Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 17, 2019

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of THE VAGRANT TRILOGY, a Public Theater commission, written by Emerging Writers Group Alumna Mona Mansour. Directed by Mark Wing-Davey, THE VAGRANT TRILOGY begins performances in the LuEsther Hall on Tuesday, March 17 with a Joseph Papp Free Preview performance, and will run through Sunday, April 26 with an official press opening on Wednesday, April 1.

The Public Theater Extends A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY Through Sunday, December 22 Photo The Public Theater Extends A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY Through Sunday, December 22
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 4, 2019

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced a second and final extension today for the New York revival of A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner. Directed by Oskar Eustis, this scorching new version of Kushner's first play began performances in the Anspacher Theater on Tuesday, October 29 with an official press opening on Monday, November 25. A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY was originally scheduled to close on December 8, but has now been extended twice through Sunday, December 22.

Karen MacDonald Stars as Erma Bombeck in AT WIT'S END at MRT Photo Karen MacDonald Stars as Erma Bombeck in AT WIT'S END at MRT
by Stephi Wild - Oct 11, 2019

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) announced today that critically acclaimed Boston actress Karen MacDonald will star next April in Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End by Allison Engel and Margaret Engel, and Terry Berliner, MRT's Interim Artistic Director, will direct.

Theater J Announces Five Yiddish Theater Lab Readings Photo Theater J Announces Five Yiddish Theater Lab Readings
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 2, 2019

a??a??a??a??a??a??a??Theater J, a program of the Edlavitch DCJCC and the nation's largest and most prominent Jewish theater, announces readings of five plays during the third year of its signature Yiddish Theater Lab: Golem Stories by Edward Einhorn on October 28, 2019; The Red Beads by Rinne Groff (adapted from a play by Osip Dymov) on December 2, 2019; A Hidden Corner by Peretz Hirschbein, translated by David S. Lifson, on February 3, 2020; One of Those by Paula Prilutski, adapted and translated by Allen Lewis Rickman, on April 6, 2020; and Miriam by Alix Sobler, freely adapted from Peretz Hirschbein's Miriam, date to be determined. Tickets are Pay-What-You-Choose and are available at www.theaterj.org or 202-777-3210. All readings are at 1529 16th Street NW, Washington, DC in

KCRep Launches 2019/2020 Readings In Popular Monday Night Playwright Series Photo KCRep Launches 2019/2020 Readings In Popular Monday Night Playwright Series
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 30, 2019

Kansas City Repertory Theatre (KCRep), announced the full schedule for this season's popular Monday Night Playwright Series, which opened with BURIED ROOTS, its first play of the series, on Monday. The series features a line-up of new and returning playwrights including Michelle Tyrene Johnson, Darren Canady, James Still, Migdalia Cruz, Mashuq Mushtaq Deen and Ellen McLaughlin. These free public events take place on the UMKC campus at the Spencer Theatre Donor Lounge.  

Photo Coverage: Ladies Unite at WOMEN OF THE PUBLIC Gala Photo Photo Coverage: Ladies Unite at WOMEN OF THE PUBLIC Gala
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 4, 2019

Just last night, The Public Theater celebrated its Annual Gala, WOMEN OF THE PUBLIC, at the Delacorte Theater. Directed by Leigh Silverman, with music direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, it celebrated those who shaped our past and guide our future. 

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