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The Wooster Group's THE MOTHER to Play Return Engagement February 2022 Photo The Wooster Group's THE MOTHER to Play Return Engagement February 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 20, 2021

 Following a sold-out run this fall, The Wooster Group’s new production of Bertolt Brecht’s The Mother, directed by Elizabeth LeCompte, will return to New York for a special limited engagement. Performances will run February 18 to March 12, 2022, at The Performing Garage (33 Wooster Street).

SEGAL BOOK TALK To Be Joined By Author Theresa Smalec Photo SEGAL BOOK TALK To Be Joined By Author Theresa Smalec
by Gigi Gervais - Nov 27, 2021

Author Theresa Smalec and New York Theatre artists John Jesurun and Mariane Weems join the Segal Talks series on November 29th to discuss Smalec's new book: Ron Vawter’s Life in Performance. The discussion is part of the Segal Center's Fall 2021 Book Talk Series & will be moderated by Frank Hentschker and directed by MESTC, The Graduate Center CUNY.

44 SEX ACTS IN ONE WEEK Returns to Sydney in January Photo 44 SEX ACTS IN ONE WEEK Returns to Sydney in January
by Stephi Wild - Nov 17, 2021

Following a sold-out season at Belvoir’s Downstairs Theatre in 2020, 44 Sex Acts in One Week will return to Sydney - bigger and (if it’s actually possible) even better, for a revamped and reimagined season from 12th to 16th January at the Seymour Centre, as part of Sydney Festival’s 2022 program. 

The Wooster Group's THE MOTHER Announces Two-Week Extension Photo The Wooster Group's THE MOTHER Announces Two-Week Extension
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 22, 2021

 The Wooster Group’s new production of Bertolt Brecht’s The Mother, directed by Elizabeth LeCompte, has been extended by two weeks. Performances will now run through November 20 at The Performing Garage (33 Wooster Street), with an official opening on October 26, 2021. 

TFANA and Saint Flashlight Launch Poetry Activation THE WILL OF THE CITY Photo TFANA and Saint Flashlight Launch Poetry Activation THE WILL OF THE CITY
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 29, 2021

TFANA and Saint Flashlight present The Will of the City, poems inspired by playwright and poet William Shakespeare, launching today and running through the fall. Spotlighting the work of over a dozen writers, this activation will transform the streetside and outdoor screens at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY)—Theatre for a New Audience's home in Fort Greene—into a bi-weekly updated anthology of poems inspired by Shakespeare's plays.

Clubbed Thumb and Heidi Schreck Announce the CLUBBED THUMB CONSTITUTION COMMISSIONS Photo Clubbed Thumb and Heidi Schreck Announce the CLUBBED THUMB CONSTITUTION COMMISSIONS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2021

Tony Award-nominated and Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb and two-time Tony Award nominee Heidi Schreck have announced the Clubbed Thumb Constitution Commissions.

Soho Rep. Announces 2021-22 Season Photo Soho Rep. Announces 2021-22 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2021

Soho Rep. today announced a robust 2021-22 season with which it will reopen its home at 46 Walker Street. The company welcomes full-capacity in-person audiences back for the first time since late 2019 with the presentation of works-in-progress from the Writer/Director Lab, a signature program of the theater for over two decades.

The Wooster Group's THE MOTHER to Make US Debut at The Performing Garage in October 2 Photo The Wooster Group's THE MOTHER to Make US Debut at The Performing Garage in October 2021
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2021

Following its world premiere at Vienna’s prestigious Wiener Festwochen, The Wooster Group’s new production of Bertolt Brecht’s The Mother, directed by Elizabeth LeCompte, will open in New York at The Performing Garage (33 Wooster Street).

The Tank Announces SAMUEL and BOTTE DI FERRO Photo The Tank Announces SAMUEL and BOTTE DI FERRO
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 1, 2021

The Tank announced today two new co-productions for their Summer 2021 season. Samuel is an audio-visual experience by Alexis Roblan and directed by Dara Malina. Botte di Ferro is a new play about love, memory, class, and how communication shapes perception.

BWW Interview: Hai-Ting Chinn of ASTRONAUTICA at The Marsh Explores the Wonders of Ou Photo BWW Interview: Hai-Ting Chinn of ASTRONAUTICA at The Marsh Explores the Wonders of Outer Space from the Perspective of Women Astronauts
by Jim Munson - Jun 22, 2021

And now for something ethereal, funny and more than a little trippy. On June 26, The Marsh presents 'Astronautica,' a musical drawn from the words of women who have traveled through outer space, to its digital platform, MarshStream. Conceived and performed by Hai-Ting Chinn, Lindsay Kesselman & Kirsten Sollek. BroadwayWorld speaks with Ms. Chinn.

Texas Performing Arts Announces 2021-2022 Season Photo Texas Performing Arts Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2021

After spearheading a $3M renovation of Austin’s largest theater, Executive & Artistic Director Bob Bursey has announced his first curated season of music, dance, theater, and performance for Texas Performing Arts. A dozen live productions will mark its 40th Anniversary season in 2021-2022.

KANEZA SCHAAL: TOWARDS A NEW COLLECTIVITY Announced  at The Performing Garage Photo KANEZA SCHAAL: TOWARDS A NEW COLLECTIVITY Announced at The Performing Garage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2021

The Performing Garage has announced Kaneza Schaal: Towards A New Collectivity, a partnership with theater maker Kaneza Schaal. She will invite a group of artists to develop work at The Performing Garage with the long-term goal of building a new creative ecosystem.

The Wooster Group's Production of THE MOTHER to Premiere at Wiener Festwochen in June Photo The Wooster Group's Production of THE MOTHER to Premiere at Wiener Festwochen in June
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2021

The Wooster Group will premiere its new production of Bertolt Brecht’s The Mother at Vienna’s international Wiener Festwochen from June 8-17, 2021. It tells a story of a poor, uneducated Russian mother’s journey to revolutionary action. The play premiered in Berlin in 1932 and was the last of Brecht’s plays to open before the Nazis seized power. 

Mabou Mines Announces New Members on the Eve of its 51st Season Photo Mabou Mines Announces New Members on the Eve of its 51st Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 4, 2021

Mabou Mines today has announced a group of multidisciplinary artists whose work affirms the company’s 51-year history of collaboration and experimentation. Co-Artistic Directors Karen Kandel, Sharon Ann Fogarty, Mallory Catlett, and Carl Hancock Rux welcome new Associate Artists and members in a new category: Senior Artistic Associates.

BWW Interview: Hai-Ting Chinn of SCIENCE FAIR: AN OPERA WITH EXPERIMENTS on MarshStre Photo BWW Interview: Hai-Ting Chinn of SCIENCE FAIR: AN OPERA WITH EXPERIMENTS on MarshStream Celebrates Our Collective Capacity for Awe and Wonder
by Jim Munson - Mar 2, 2021

There are just some people on this planet who naturally operate on a more creative level than the rest of us, and mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn is clearly one of those people. She is bringing her wildly inventive musical science show Science Fair: An Opera with Experiments to The Marsh on Saturday, March 6th.  Conceived and performed by Chinn with pianist Erika Switzer, Science Fair pairs luscious operatic vocals with light-hearted humor and science lectures. Chinn herself describes it as “a classical cabaret of science songs with science communication staging, including live experiments and slide shows, a little audience participation and a general sort of Bill Nye fun.” Science Fair will be available for livestream at 5:00pm PST on March 6th, followed by a post-performance Q&A with The Marsh Founder/Artistic Director Stephanie Weisman. Chinn will also appear two days prior to that on Stephanie’s MarshStream at 7:30pm on Thursday, March 4th to discuss this innovative work. For more information, visit www.themarsh.org/marshstream. BroadwayWorld caught up with Chinn last week from her home in the Hudson Valley, where she had just moved from New York City only two days earlier. A Northern California native with degrees from the Eastman and Yale Schools of Music, Shinn has enjoyed an unusually eclectic career, with credits as varied as touring around the world in Phillip Glass’s Einstein on the Beach, playing Lady Thiang in The King & I on the West End, and performing with the experimental Wooster Group in New York. Given her resume, I had thought she might be fascinating to talk to, and she did not disappoint. I mean, what other opera singers do you know who do science in their spare time, just for fun? We talked about how Science Fair came to be, her passion for the creative process, and our evolving understanding around issues of racial and gender equity. In conversation, she is candid and accessible, brainy and funny, and always very, very thoughtful. Underlying everything is her enduring joy in pushing the boundaries of what it means to create musical art.

MarshStream Presents  SCIENCE FAIR Photo MarshStream Presents SCIENCE FAIR
by Stephi Wild - Feb 17, 2021

Acclaimed mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn brings her eclectic musical science show to The Marsh with Science Fair: An Opera with Experiments. Conceived and performed by Chinn with pianist Erika Switzer, Science Fair pairs luscious operatic vocals with light-hearted humor and science lectures. 

Frances McDormand and Kate Valk to Co-Host Live Zoom Series FRAN & KATE'S DRAMA CLUB Photo Frances McDormand and Kate Valk to Co-Host Live Zoom Series FRAN & KATE'S DRAMA CLUB
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 4, 2021

On January 28, Frances McDormand and Kate Valk will host the first installment of Fran & Kate's Drama Club, a live Zoom series about The Wooster Group’s storied past, emboldened present, and speculative futures. Proceeds from the event will support The Performing Garage.

Lisa Steindler, Z Space Executive Artistic Director, Announces Plans To Depart In Apr Photo Lisa Steindler, Z Space Executive Artistic Director, Announces Plans To Depart In April 2021
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 8, 2020

Lisa Steindler, the Executive Artistic Director of Z Space, one of the nation's leading laboratories for the development of new work and the organization she has led since 2007, has announced that she will step down from her role in April 2021.  

UNTITLED MONOLOGUES Will Debut at Rogue Theater Festival Photo UNTITLED MONOLOGUES Will Debut at Rogue Theater Festival
by Stephi Wild - Dec 7, 2020

Francesca Bolam's powerful collection of therapy-driven narratives - Untitled Monologues - is set to debut at Rogue Theatre's first virtual festival this December.

New York Theatre Workshop Announces Retirement of Associate Artistic Director Linda S Photo New York Theatre Workshop Announces Retirement of Associate Artistic Director Linda S. Chapman
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2020

New York Theatre Workshop announced today that Associate Artistic Director Linda S. Chapman will retire at the end of the year following 25 years with the company. Chapman joined the company in 1995 and has served as an instrumental curator, advocate and collaborator.

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