THE CONGRESSWOMAN Opens at New York International Fringe Festival, 10/14THE CONGRESSWOMAN Opens at New York International Fringe Festival, 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

DUCDAME ENSEMBLE is proud to present the premiere of THE CONGRESSWOMEN as part of the New York International Fringe Festival - Fringe NYC. Directed by Shira Milikowsky, THE CONGRESSWOMEN is based on a play by Aristophanes & adapted by Kelly Strandemo, with the Ducdame Ensemble Company. Music Director is Ericka Ross, with Choreography by Andrew Barret Cox, Costume Design by Ashley Rose Horton with Quetzali Gonzalez as Assistant Director. Ducdame Ensemble Founding Member, Michael J. Connolly & fellow LAMDA alumna & Pocket Universe President, Alyssa May Gold, serve as THE CONGRESSWOMEN'S producing team. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced For Ducdame Ensemble's THE CONGRESSWOMEN At FringeNYCComplete Casting Announced For Ducdame Ensemble's THE CONGRESSWOMEN At FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

DUCDAME ENSEMBLE has announced complete casting for their world premiere adaptation of THE CONGRESSWOMEN, presented as part of the New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. Directed by Shira Milikowsky, THE CONGRESSWOMEN is based on a play by Aristophanes & adapted by Kelly Strandemo, with the Ducdame Ensemble Company. (more...)

Applications Now Open For Art House's Inaugural INKubator Writing GroupApplications Now Open For Art House's Inaugural INKubator Writing Group
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

For the first time, Art House will be cultivating a group of playwrights as part of the INKubator program's new play development initiative. Selected playwrights will meet on a monthly basis between October 2018 and May 2019 to share their work and further the growth of a specific piece that each playwright is developing. Alex Tobey, resident director of the program, will be joined by special guests each month (playwrights, directors, dramaturgs, literary managers) who will moderate conversations focused on peer feedback, guidance, and personalized support for each playwright's individual process.  In the spring, each writer will team up with a professional director to present a public reading or workshop performance as a part of the new annual Jersey City Spring Festival of New Plays. (more...)

Caborca's Adaptation of Roberto Bolano's DISTANT STAR Premieres Tonight at Abrons Arts CenterCaborca's Adaptation of Roberto Bolano's DISTANT STAR Premieres Tonight at Abrons Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Abrons Arts Center will present the world premiere of Caborca's adaptation of Roberto Bola o's ground-breaking novel Distant Star, a harrowing tale of fascism and its aftermath. Running September 14 - October 1, this eerily relevant drama weaves Bola o's memories of life (and death) under Pinochet's American-backed dictatorship into a perverse, seductive noir of urgent political necessity. (more...)

Caborca's Adaptation of Roberto Bolano's DISTANT STAR to Premiere at Abrons Arts CenterCaborca's Adaptation of Roberto Bolano's DISTANT STAR to Premiere at Abrons Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Abrons Arts Center will present the world premiere of Caborca's adaptation of Roberto Bolaño's ground-breaking novel Distant Star, a harrowing tale of fascism and its aftermath. Running September 14 - October 1, this eerily relevant drama weaves Bolaño's memories of life (and death) under Pinochet's American-backed dictatorship into a perverse, seductive noir of urgent political necessity. (more...)

The Drama League Announces the 2017 Fellowship Recipients of the Directors Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) has announced the eleven exceptional stage directors who have been selected as the 2017 Directing Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project. (more...)

Artists from Under the Radar, HERE and More Picked for Drama League's 2017 Residencies
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The Drama League has announced the theater directors and ensembles chosen to develop new plays and musicals as part of the 2017 Drama League Artist Residency Program. (more...)

BWW Review: Andrew Rannells, John Mulaney, Nick Kroll, and More Reject Donald Trump's Plea for Antiseptic Theater in A SAFE AND SPECIAL PLACE Benefit
by Casey Mink - Dec 24, 2016

Early on the morning of November 19, Donald Trump took to Twitter (as he has a tendency to do) to make the assertion that "The Theater must always be a safe and special place." On December 19, one month to the day after Trump's Broadway-fueled Twitter deluge, Liz Meriwether and Shira Milikowsky put on A SAFE AND SPECIAL PLACE, an evening of works written and performed by some of the theater's best and most promising talents. The event, held within the atmospheric walls of the McKittrick Hotel and which benefited The Trevor Project and Kids in Need of Defense was, as you could guess, anything but what Trump would deem "safe and special." (more...)

Laura Benanti, Andrew Rannells, Nick Kroll, John Mulaney and More Join New Work Inspired by Trump Tweet
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Playwright Liz Meriwether and director Shira Milikowsky host a benefit on Monday, December 19th at 7:30pm at The McKittrick Hotel's The Heath (542 West 27th Street, NYC). The evening will include performances of new work, inspired by Trump's tweet, 'The theater must always be a safe and special place.'  (more...)

Free Readings Helmed by Oskar Eustis & More Set for PEN World Voices Festival This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents World Voices: International Play Festival 2016?. The Segal Center will showcase eight play readings of some of the world's most respected dramatists. (more...)

Announcing the Segal Center's 2016 PEN World Voices: International Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents World Voices: International Play Festival 2016. As part of the 2016 PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, the Segal Center will showcase play readings by eight of the world's most respected dramatists. With each writer hailing from a different world region as classified by the United Nations, the International Play Festival generates a conversation on art, politics, dreams, war, and philosophy, meant to give American audiences a rich awareness of the greater global dialogue. All readings will be followed by discussion with the playwright. (more...)

Free Readings Helmed by Oskar Eustis & More Set for PEN World Voices Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents World Voices: International Play Festival 2016?. The Segal Center will showcase eight play readings of some of the world's most respected dramatists. (more...)

Announcing the Segal Center's 2016 PEN World Voices: International Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2016

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents World Voices: International Play Festival 2016. As part of the 2016 PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, the Segal Center will showcase play readings by eight of the world's most respected dramatists. With each writer hailing from a different world region as classified by the United Nations, the International Play Festival generates a conversation on art, politics, dreams, war, and philosophy, meant to give American audiences a rich awareness of the greater global dialogue. All readings will be followed by discussion with the playwright. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: 15 Hours to Stage a Scene at the National Theater Institute
by National Theater Institute - Apr 6, 2015

A signature feature of the National Theater Institute, weekly Theater Labs challenge students to put all the skills gained in classes into practice. When given just 15 hours to stage a scene, students learn to trust their creative instincts. Under the mentorship of a professional director, NTI students gain practical experience with a wealth of classical and contemporary texts as well as have the opportunity to work as actor, director, designer, and/or dramaturge each week. (more...)

A.R.T./MXAT Institute to Present BRIDE*WIDOW*HAG at the Loeb Drama Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

The American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater School Institute for Advanced Theater Training, presents Kim Rosenstock's comedy, BRIDE*WIDOW*HAG, directed by Shira Milkowsky. Performances will take place at The Ex, inside the Loeb Drama Center, Harvard Square on January 22, 23 at 7:30PM and January 24 at 2PM & 7:30PM. (more...)

A.R.T. and The National Civil War Project Presents PROCLAMATION 2 This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2014

As part of the National Civil War Project and the 2014-2015 A.R.T. of Human Rights series, the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) presents the second annual Proclamation Project, entitled Proclamation 2, conceived by Brendan Shea and the company and directed by Shira Milikowsky, today, November 8th at 2:00pm and Sunday, November 9th at 7:30pm at OBERON, the A.R.T.'s second stage. (more...)

A.R.T. and The National Civil War Project to Present PROCLAMATION 2, 11/8-9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

As part of the National Civil War Project and the 2014-2015 A.R.T. of Human Rights series, the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) presents the second annual Proclamation Project, entitled Proclamation 2, conceived by Brendan Shea and the company and directed by Shira Milikowsky, on Saturday, November 8th at 2:00pm and Sunday, November 9th at 7:30pm at OBERON, the A.R.T.'s second stage. (more...)

A.R.T./MXAT Institute's 2014-15 Season to Feature A BRIGHT NEW BOISE, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater School Institute for Advanced Theater Training, in partnership with Playwrights of New York (PoNY), presents Samuel D. Hunter's (2014 MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient) comedy, A Bright New Boise, directed by Marcus Stern. Performances will take place at the Zero Church Performance Space, Harvard Square on October 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, and 18 at 7:30PM. (more...)

BWW Review: World Premiere Musical WITNESS UGANDA at American Repertory Theater
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 19, 2014

WITNESS UGANDA explores the American impulse to change the world. It is an electrifying production that combines stellar design elements, breathtaking choreography, and an ensemble of energetic young artists committed to telling their story. Artistic Director Diane Paulus again shows her flair for guiding a complex production and getting the best from her performers. (more...)

Segal Theatre Welcomes Jackie Sibblies Drury for 'WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT...' Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2013

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents 'We Are Proud to Present...An Evening with Playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury' today, December 9, 6:30pm at The Segal Theatre. (more...)

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