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Participants Announced For 2021/2022 Cycle Of The Writers' Room Photo Participants Announced For 2021/2022 Cycle Of The Writers' Room
by Stephi Wild - Oct 27, 2021

The participants are Vivian Barnes, Lisa Sanaye Dring, Weston Gaylord, Nicholas Pilapil, Michael Shayan, and the musical-writing team of Alexandra Kalinowski, Tova Katz and Katie Lindsay.

Colt Coeur Announces 2020-2021 Resident Playwrights and Directors Photo Colt Coeur Announces 2020-2021 Resident Playwrights and Directors
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 12, 2020

Colt Coeur is welcoming 3 additional artists (playwrights Bleu Beckford Burrell, Adrienne Dawes, and Noelle Vi√Īas) to its Residency Program, with 4 of last year's Residents (directors Tara Elliott, J. Mehr Kaur, and Portia Krieger, and playwright Emma Goidel) opting to extend their Residency through 2021 (due to the unique impact of the Covid-19 pandemic).

ISU Theatre Announces 2020-21 SEASON OF INVITATION Photo ISU Theatre Announces 2020-21 SEASON OF INVITATION
by Stephi Wild - Sep 30, 2020

ISU Theatrea??s 2020-2021 Season will be a season unlike any other, utilizing outdoor and virtual performances due to the health crisis.

Geffen Playhouse Announced Six Local Writers Participating in the Third Cycle of The  Photo Geffen Playhouse Announced Six Local Writers Participating in the Third Cycle of The Writers' Room
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 5, 2020

Geffen Playhouse today announced its selection of six local writers to participate in the third cycle of The Writersa?? Room, a forum for engagement and collaboration between Los Angeles playwrights.

Geffen Playhouse Selects Playwrights For The Writers' Room 2020/2021 Cycle Photo Geffen Playhouse Selects Playwrights For The Writers' Room 2020/2021 Cycle
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2020

Geffen Playhouse today announced its selection of six local writers to participate in the third cycle of The Writersa?? Room, a forum for engagement and collaboration between Los Angeles playwrights. The participants for 2020/2021 are Meghan Brown, Diana Burbano, Donald Jolly, Matthew Paul Olmos, T.Tara Turk-Haynes and Ali Viterbi.

Tony Shalhoub, David Hyde Pierce and More Appear in Latest THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL M Photo Tony Shalhoub, David Hyde Pierce and More Appear in Latest THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 15, 2020

The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues released a fifth series of performances last night on IGTV @24hourplays and at https://24hourplays.com/viral-monologues/.

David Hyde Pierce, Tony Shalhoub And More To Perform In THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONO Photo David Hyde Pierce, Tony Shalhoub And More To Perform In THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2020

The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues will return with a fifth series of performances tonight on IGTV @24hourplays and at https://24hourplays.com/viral-monologues/. 24 actors have been paired with a bold group of theatre's top writers, who worked through the night to create unique pieces especially for their actors.

Geffen Playhouse Selects Playwrights For The Writers' Room Photo Geffen Playhouse Selects Playwrights For The Writers' Room
by Stephi Wild - Aug 28, 2019

Geffen Playhouse today announced its selection of six local writers to participate in the second cycle of The Writers' Room, a forum for engagement and collaboration between Los Angeles playwrights. The participants for 2019/2020 are Boni B. Alvarez, Chloé Hung, Inda Craig-Galván, Juan José Alfonso, Ramiz Monsef and Ruby Rae Spiegel.

Colt Coeur's EUREKA DAY Comes to Walkerspace Photo Colt Coeur's EUREKA DAY Comes to Walkerspace
by Stephi Wild - Jul 11, 2019

Brooklyn-based theatre company Colt Coeur will present the east coast premiere of Jonathan Spector's screamingly funny yet profound EUREKA DAY. Spector's lauded play uses a heated vaccination debate at a progressive elementary school as a metaphorical lens for the escalating hostility of America's culture wars and our inability to listen to those with whom we disagree. This timely comedy is directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt (Primary Stages' Downstairs, Colt Coeur's Joan). Previews begin Saturday, August 24th with official opening set for Thursday, August 29th. General admission tickets are priced at $25 and are available at coltcoeur.org.

BWW Review: DRY LAND at Capital T Theatre Photo BWW Review: DRY LAND at Capital T Theatre
by Jesse Griffith - Jun 10, 2019

Amy is a pregnant teen with no one to help her. She has a BFF (Reba), and yet she seeks help from high school swim team newcomer, Ester. Amy is too scared to trust anyone else, least of all an adult, and asks Ester to help her self-abort the pregnancy. A precarious situation, does Ester help Amy with such high stakes? It's a controversial topic to say the least and all politics and viewpoints aside, it's an all-too-common predicament in twenty-first century America.

OPC 2019 Gala Performers/Playwrights Announced Photo OPC 2019 Gala Performers/Playwrights Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 18, 2019

The Ojai Playwrights Conference is announcing the company of performers and playwrights for their annual Gala Benefit, a farm-to-stable celebration to be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Aspen Grove Ranch, a stunning private ranch in upper Ojai. 

Adrienne Campbell-Holt To Make Feature Directing Debut With Timely Political Drama Photo Adrienne Campbell-Holt To Make Feature Directing Debut With Timely Political Drama
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 18, 2019

Adrienne Campbell-Holt, founding artistic director of New York's Colt Coeur theater, has been attached to the political drama 'Contested'. It will mark her feature film directing debut.

Full Cast Announced For Damsel Productions World Premiere Of Tabitha Mortiboy's THE A Photo Full Cast Announced For Damsel Productions World Premiere Of Tabitha Mortiboy's THE AMBER TRAP
by Rebecca Russo - Mar 27, 2019

Hannah Hauer-King and Kitty Wordsworth co-founded Damsel Productions in 2015 to place women's voices centre stage. Damsel Productions hopes to be one cog in a larger and crucial movement addressing both the misrepresentation and under-representation of women in theatre. The idea is simple: to bring together women directors, producers, designers and all other creatives to breathe life into scripts exclusively written by women. Damsel Productions aim to provoke, inspire and entertain with true and honest representations of the female experience. Critically successful productions include the UK premiere of Ruby Rae Spiegel's Dry Land (Jermyn Street Theatre), Izzy Tennyson's Brute (Soho Theatre), Phoebe Eclair-Powell's Fury (Soho Theatre), Izzy Tennyson's Grotty (The Bunker) and Abi Zakarian's Fabric (Soho Theatre & London community centre Tour). Damsel also recently produced London's first ever all women directing festival Damsel Develops at The Bunker.

BWW Review: Seattle Public Theater's Intense DRY LAND Drowns in Gratuitousness Photo BWW Review: Seattle Public Theater's Intense DRY LAND Drowns in Gratuitousness
by Jay Irwin - Mar 25, 2019

The word that springs to mind when I think of Seattle Public Theater's current production of Ruby Rae Spiegel's "Dry Land" is "gratuitous". That's the first thing I think of. Not "intense" or "gripping" as the climactic scene was, or "raw" or "honest" as much of the dialog between the young girls felt, but "gratuitous" as all of that is overshadowed by a production that felt the need to, I don't know, shock or fill time? The play is already shocking, and the filler just diluted that shock, so I am only left with "gratuitous".

HATEF**K To Star Kavi Ladnier & Sendhil Ramamurthy; Performances Begin March 3 Photo HATEF**K To Star Kavi Ladnier & Sendhil Ramamurthy; Performances Begin March 3
by Julie Musbach - Feb 5, 2019

WP Theater, in partnership with Colt Coeur, announces that Kavi Ladnier ( Just Add Magic, Heroes ) and Sendhil Ramamurthy ( Heroes, Covert Affairs ) will star in the World Premiere of the 2017 Kilroys List play Hatef**k by Rehana Lew Mirza. WP Lab Alum and 2018 Lucille Lortel Visionary Director Award winner Adrienne Campbell-Holt (WP's What We're Up Against) returns to WP Theater to direct this bracingly insightful new play, which begins Off-Broadway previews on Sunday, March 3, 2019. The four-week limited engagement through Sunday, March 31 will celebrate its official opening night on Wednesday March 13 at WP Theater (2162 Broadway).

Damsel Productions Announce The World Premiere Of THE AMBER TRAP Photo Damsel Productions Announce The World Premiere Of THE AMBER TRAP
by Stephi Wild - Jan 16, 2019

Damsel Productions today announces the world premiere of Tabitha Mortiboy's The Amber Trap. Hannah Hauer-King directs the production which opens on 29 April at Theatre503, with previews from 24 April and runs until 18 May.

Roundabout Announces 2019 Underground Reading Series Lineup Photo Roundabout Announces 2019 Underground Reading Series Lineup
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 20, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is thrilled to announce the eighth annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series, a five-night event that includes nightly readings of new works written and directed by emerging artists, as well as post-show receptions. The Reading Series will feature new works by Aaron Carter, Emily Feldman, Dave Harris, Jonathan Spector and Sanaz Toossi.

Scott Chaloff Joins Seller Suarez Productions as Head of TV and Film Development Photo Scott Chaloff Joins Seller Suarez Productions as Head of TV and Film Development
by Julie Musbach - Dec 5, 2018

Scott Chaloff has joined Seller Suarez Productions as Head of Development for Television and Film. In his new position, Chaloff will develop new material for Seller Suarez's first look deal at Universal Television and build out a feature slate.

Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Announces 2018 Grants Photo Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Announces 2018 Grants
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 4, 2018

The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation announced its 2018 grants in The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation's Women Playwrights Commissioning Program. These grants fund commissions for female playwrights at selected theaters nationwide. The 2018 recipients are:

Center Theatre Group Announces 2018-2019 L.A. Writers' Workshop Participants Photo Center Theatre Group Announces 2018-2019 L.A. Writers' Workshop Participants
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 19, 2018

Center Theatre Group has selected participants for the 2018-2019 L.A. Writers' Workshop, where local playwrights are invited to spend eight months in residence at the company researching and writing new works with the feedback from artistic staff and their fellow writers. The workshop, administrated by Center Theatre Group's Artistic Department, is designed to foster new voices, inspire playwrights to create their best work, encourage bold writing and build relationships among local playwrights, Center Theatre Group and the Los Angeles theatre community.

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