Applications Are Now Open For This Year's Judith Barlow PrizeApplications Are Now Open For This Year's Judith Barlow Prize
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019

Not-for-profit History Matters/Back to the Future is accepting applications for this year's Judith Barlow Prize now through December 31st. The Annual Judith Barlow Prize is awarded to a student playwright for an exceptional one-act play inspired by the work of an historic female playwright. Annually, the first place student winner of the prize receives a $2,500 award and a reading of their work in New York City, with a $500 award to the participating professor. (more...)

New Staging of MACHINAL Kicks off Wirtz Center SeasonNew Staging of MACHINAL Kicks off Wirtz Center Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019

Inspired by the real-life case of convicted and executed murderer Ruth Snyder, a?oeMachinala?? is considered one of the high points of Expressionist Theatre on the American stage. (more...)

Open Fist Theatre Company Presents DANCING AT LUGHNASAOpen Fist Theatre Company Presents DANCING AT LUGHNASA
by Sarah Hookey - Jun 18, 2019

Open Fist Theatre Company presents Dancing at Lughnasa by the great Irish playwright Brian Friel. Barbara Schofield directs Friel's Tony Award-winning masterpiece for a July 12 opening at Atwater Village Theatre, where performances will continue through Aug. 18. Pay-what-you-want previews begin July 6. (more...)

Winner Announced Of Judith Barlow Prize From National Not-For-Profit History Matters/Back To The FutureWinner Announced Of Judith Barlow Prize From National Not-For-Profit History Matters/Back To The Future
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

Not-for-profit History Matters/Back to the Future has announced its winner for this year's Judith Barlow Prize. The Annual Judith Barlow Prize is awarded to a student playwright for an exceptional one-act play inspired by the work of an historic female playwright. Annually, the first place student winner of the prize receives a $2,500 award and a reading of their work in New York City, with a $500 award to the participating professor. The second place student winner receives a $1,000 award.  (more...)

Applications Now Open For This Year's Judith Barlow PrizeApplications Now Open For This Year's Judith Barlow Prize
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Not-for-profit History Matters/Back to the Future is accepting applications for this year's Judith Barlow Prize now through December 31st. The Annual Judith Barlow Prize is awarded to a student playwright for an exceptional one-act play inspired by the work of an historic female playwright. Annually, the first place student winner of the prize receives a $2,500 award and a reading of their work in New York City, with a $500 award to the participating professor. The second place student winner receives a $1,000 award.  (more...)

Cal Shakes Presents the West Coast Premiere of EVERYBODYCal Shakes Presents the West Coast Premiere of EVERYBODY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 44th Season with the West Coast Premiere of Everybody, a sparkling new riff on the 15th-century morality play The Summoning of Everyman by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, whom the New York Times calls "one of this country's most original and illuminating writers.' A finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Everybody is Cal Shakes' second official offering under the New Classics Initiative (NCI), exploring what it means to be a classical theater in the 21st century, and to allow living writers to expand our classical canon. Directed by Nataki Garrett making her Cal Shakes debut, Everybody plays July 18 - August 5 at the Bruns Amphitheater in Orinda. Low-priced previews take place July 18-20; Opening Night is July 21. Tickets (ranging from $20?$92) are available through the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666 or by visiting www.calshakes.org. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice. (more...)

BWW Review: MACHINAL, Almeida TheatreBWW Review: MACHINAL, Almeida Theatre
by Nicole Ackman - Jun 11, 2018

Machinal, written by Sophie Treadwell, is based on the sensational 1927 trial of Ruth Snyder, a housewife who murdered her husband. It is a play largely about a woman attempting to find her own agency, with little success, despite the restraints of being a wife and mother. While the Almeida production boasts a wonderful set and the modern relevancy is clear, it ultimately falls short of its source material. (more...)

SAINT JOAN Opens At STC This WeekendSAINT JOAN Opens At STC This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

Joan of Arc is an icon of protest. From the age of twelve, she was convinced she would change the course of history. She did so before her seventeenth birthday. Joan of Arc's story is brought to life by the luminous Sarah Snook, directed by STC Resident Director Imara Savage, in the fast paced and riveting political drama Saint Joan which opens this weekend at the Roslyn Packer Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for MACHINAL at AlmeidaPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for MACHINAL at Almeida
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

The Almeida Theatre presents its revival of Sophie Treadwell's Machinal, directed by Natalie Abrahami. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For MACHINAL At Almeida TheatreFull Cast Announced For MACHINAL At Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2018

The Almeida Theatre today announces the full cast for its revival of Sophie Treadwell's Machinal, directed by Natalie Abrahami. (more...)

Almeida Theatre Announces New SeasonAlmeida Theatre Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

Artistic Director Rupert Goold today announces the Almeida Theatre's new season. (more...)

ATC Announces 2018 Season Of The Shakespeare UndergroundATC Announces 2018 Season Of The Shakespeare Underground
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

Actors' Theatre of Columbus is proud to announce The Shakespeare Underground presented by PNC Arts Alive, a series of staged readings and performances celebrating the dynamic power of classic theater. Artistic Director Philip J. Hickman has selected twelve plays for monthly staged readings and crafted four site-specific events designed to delight diverse audiences. (more...)

Columbia University School of the Arts presents MACHINAL Directed by Isabelle KettleColumbia University School of the Arts presents MACHINAL Directed by Isabelle Kettle
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Columbia University School of the Arts is proud to present Isabelle Kettle's (Columbia MFA Directing Candidate 2018) production of MACHINAL. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/20/2017Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/20/2017
by BWW - Oct 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2017 for Los Angeles (more...)

BWW Review: CalRep Shines Light on a Woman's Struggle For Freedom in Powerful Production of MACHINAL at CSULBBWW Review: CalRep Shines Light on a Woman's Struggle For Freedom in Powerful Production of MACHINAL at CSULB
by Erica Garcia - Oct 16, 2017

CSULB's Powerful Production of MACHINAL Shines Light on a Woman's Struggle For Freedom in Cal Rep's 29th Season (more...)

Marymount Manhattan College to Present MACHINAL This WeekendMarymount Manhattan College to Present MACHINAL This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Marymount Manhattan College presents an all-new production of Sophie Treadwell's landmark play, Machinal, directed by professor Ellen Orenstein. (more...)

Marymount Manhattan College to Present MACHINAL This WeekendMarymount Manhattan College to Present MACHINAL This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Marymount Manhattan College presents an all-new production of Sophie Treadwell's landmark play, Machinal, directed by professor Ellen Orenstein. (more...)

Through the Lens of a Woman MACHINAL Challenges America's Social ImprisonmentThrough the Lens of a Woman MACHINAL Challenges America's Social Imprisonment
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Sophie Treadwell's groundbreaking classic Machinal rips the fa ade of social customs away by forcing the audience to see life through the eyes of a young woman in the 1920s. Inspired by the real-life story of Ruth Snyder, Helen is the lens through which the mechanics of America are seen. Directed by The Speakeasy Society's co-artistic director Julianne Just, Machinal is what happens when we push against the prescribed roles of society and how much we force ourselves into those roles, and how we feel trapped by them , said Just. (more...)

ALICE'S WONDERLAND, MACHINAL, WOKE! and More Coming to California Rep in 2017-18ALICE'S WONDERLAND, MACHINAL, WOKE! and More Coming to California Rep in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017

California Repertory Company announces productions for the 2017 2018 season. The season highlights stories of resistance and reinvention: resistance to the oppressing effects of misogyny, economic disparity and autocracy; and reinvention of the self through the power of storytelling and imagination. (more...)

Photo Flash: Greenhouse Theater Center presents MACHINALPhoto Flash: Greenhouse Theater Center presents MACHINAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to launch its 2017-18 season with Artistic Director Jacob Harvey and Elizabeth Margolius' bold reimagining of Sophie Treadwell's most celebrated play, MACHINAL. Inspired by the surreal life and trial of famed murderess Ruth Snyder, MACHINAL will play August 11 - September 24, 2017 at The Greenhouse Theater Center (Upstairs Main Stage), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Single tickets and season subscription packages are currently available at greenhousetheater.org, in person at the box office or by calling (773) 404-7336.   (more...)

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