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Bio:
Saheem Ali is a New York-based theater director focused on new work. Recent credits include Dangerous House (Williamstown Theater Festival), Sugar in Our Wounds (MTC), Tartuffe (Playmakers Rep), Where Storms Are Born (Williamstown), Henry V (NYU Tisch), Twelfth Night (Public Theater), Kill Move ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Saheem Ali is a New York-based theater director focused on new work. Recent credits include Dangerous House (Williamstown Theater Festival), Sugar in Our Wounds (MTC), Tartuffe (Playmakers Rep), Where Storms Are Born (Williamstown), Henry V (NYU Tisch), Twelfth Night (Public Theater), Kill Move ... (read complete bio)
The Public Theater Announces Free Fall Programming Featuring Audio Play SHIPWRECK Sta Photo The Public Theater Announces Free Fall Programming Featuring Audio Play SHIPWRECK Starring Raúl Esparza & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2020

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up today for The Public's free digital fall season. The Public will present new digital works, deepen community relationships through its artistic programs, and continue its long tradition of civic engagement in this crucial election season.

Raúl Esparza Will Lead Premiere of THE WAVES IN QUARANTINE at Berkeley Rep; New Virt Photo Raúl Esparza Will Lead Premiere of THE WAVES IN QUARANTINE at Berkeley Rep; New Virtual Programming Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2020

Berkeley Rep's Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer today announced three additional virtual projects for the fall. The season, titled Rep On-Air, will include collaborations with Tony Award nominee Raúl Esparza (Company, Speed-the-Plow, and Taboo), celebrated New Yorker cartoon artist Tom Toro, Pulitzer Finalist Eisa Davis, and Bay Area favorite Hershey Felder.

Cody Renard Richard and Broadway Advocacy Coalition Launch The Cody Renard Richard Sc Photo Cody Renard Richard and Broadway Advocacy Coalition Launch The Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2020

Veteran stage manager Cody Renard Richard (Hamilton, Freestyle Love Supreme), in partnership with the Advocacy Coalition, announced The Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program to honor, uplift, and support the next generation of Black, Asian, Latinx, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) theatre-makers working behind the scenes.

The Public Theater Names Saheem Ali and Shanta Thake Associate Artistic Directors Photo The Public Theater Names Saheem Ali and Shanta Thake Associate Artistic Directors
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2020

The Public Theater announced today that Saheem Ali and Shanta Thake have been named Associate Artistic Directors as part of an expanded and restructured artistic leadership team.

BWW Review: Saheem Ali Reinvents Shakespeare In The Park With An Audio RICHARD II Tha Photo BWW Review: Saheem Ali Reinvents Shakespeare In The Park With An Audio RICHARD II That Stresses Color Consciousness
by Michael Dale - Jul 19, 2020

'What does it mean to have a Black man who is deemed unfit to rule and what does it mean to have a Black woman take his place?'

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, July 16- with Julianne Moore, George Takei & More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, July 16- with Julianne Moore, George Takei & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2020

Today (July 16) in live streaming: Broadway barks is back, MCC presents Good As New, and so much more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, July 15- with Chris Jackson,  Freestyle Love Suprem Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, July 15- with Chris Jackson, Freestyle Love Supreme, & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2020

Today (July 15) in live streaming: Freestyle Love Supreme visits Backstage Live, Chris Jackson chats with The Chaos Twins, and so much more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, July 14- with Bernadette Peters, Tim Minchin & More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, July 14- with Bernadette Peters, Tim Minchin & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2020

Today (July 14) in live streaming: Richard Ridge chats with Bernadette Peters, Tim Minchin hosts a listening party and so much more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, July 13- with Lupita Nyong'o, Phylicia Rashad & More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, July 13- with Lupita Nyong'o, Phylicia Rashad & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020

Today (July 13) in live streaming: Richard II continues, Audra McDonald sings with Seth Rudetsky, and so much more!

Lupita Nyong'o Joins The Public Theater and WNYC's RICHARD II as the Narrator Photo Lupita Nyong'o Joins The Public Theater and WNYC's RICHARD II as the Narrator
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2020

Lupita Nyong'o will join The Public Theater and WNYC's Richard II as the narrator. 

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Releases Open Letter on Racial Justice to  Photo Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Releases Open Letter on Racial Justice to Colleagues in the Field
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2020

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society today released an open letter on racial justice to their colleagues in the field.

RICHARD II, Originally Scheduled to Begin Free Shakespeare in the Park Season, Will N Photo RICHARD II, Originally Scheduled to Begin Free Shakespeare in the Park Season, Will Now be Presented as a Radio Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2020

WNYC and The Public Theater have joined forces to reimagine Free Shakespeare in the Park's RICHARD II as a radio play that speaks to this current moment in our nation's history.

Parade Stone Dramedy CUPID'S CORNER Will Stream June 18 Photo Parade Stone Dramedy CUPID'S CORNER Will Stream June 18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2020

A STAR IS BORED will be hosting a virtual benefit reading of CUPID'S CORNER, a new play by Parade Stone and directed by Raz Golden.

Berkeley Repertory Theatre Announces World Premiere of SWEPT AWAY and More in 2021 Se Photo Berkeley Repertory Theatre Announces World Premiere of SWEPT AWAY and More in 2021 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2020

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today revealed all seven productions for the 2021 subscription season. The shows announced include the West Coast premiere and season opener Sanctuary City by Martyna Majok; the world premiere musical Goddess by Saheem Ali; the world premiere musical Swept Away and more.

VIDEO: Saheem Ali and Kwame Kwei-Armah Chat as Part of The Public's DIGITAL DUETS Photo VIDEO: Saheem Ali and Kwame Kwei-Armah Chat as Part of The Public's DIGITAL DUETS
by Stage Tube - May 28, 2020

Directors Saheem Ali and Kwame Kwei-Armah have a fast-paced and joy-filled chat about stoking their creative fires in quarantine, and what kind of art they're looking forward to building on the other side.

Breaking News: Drama League Announces 2020 Nominations Photo Breaking News: Drama League Announces 2020 Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020

a??a??a??a??a??a??a??The Drama League has announced the 2020 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much- coveted Distinguished Performance Award.

Signature Theatre Launches SIGSPACE, Online Programming Featuring Bill Irwin, Anna De Photo Signature Theatre Launches SIGSPACE, Online Programming Featuring Bill Irwin, Anna Deavere Smith & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2020

Signature Theatre today announced a new program, SigSpace, which will bring artistically-anchored programming to the unique Signature Theatre lobby space, with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

MCC Theater Reschedules MISCAST Gala; Cancels ALL THE NATALIE PORTMANS, Postpones NOL Photo MCC Theater Reschedules MISCAST Gala; Cancels ALL THE NATALIE PORTMANS, Postpones NOLLYWOOD DREAMS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020

MCC Theater has released the following statement regarding the cancellations and postponements of their shows: 

Photo Coverage: Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of COAL COUNTRY Photo Photo Coverage: Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of COAL COUNTRY
by Linda Lenzi - Mar 4, 2020

COAL COUNTRY, written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen with original music by Steve Earle and direction by Jessica Blank, just celebrated opening night at the Public Theater.

BWW TV: The Cast and Creatives of NOLLYWOOD DREAMS Meet the Press Photo BWW TV: The Cast and Creatives of NOLLYWOOD DREAMS Meet the Press
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 28, 2020

Nollywood Dreams begins performances on Thursday, March 19th, 2020, in the Newman Mills Theater at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space (511 West 52nd Street), with official opening night set for Monday, April 13th. The cast and creatives of Nollywood Dreams recently met the press and chatted with us about the show.

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