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BWW Review: STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, Southwark Playhouse Photo BWW Review: STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, Southwark Playhouse
by Paige Cochrane - Nov 17, 2021

What happens when Christmas Day becomes a playing ground to expose the tangible relationship between privilege and identity? Written by Young Jean Lee, Straight White Men is an ambitious study of those who gain the most from the world and their awareness of the power they possess.

The Playwrights Realm Announces Winners Of International Theatermakers Award Photo The Playwrights Realm Announces Winners Of International Theatermakers Award
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 1, 2021

The Playwrights Realm, in partnership with law firm Dyer Harris LLP, announces playwright and performer Nkenna Akunna; costume designer Dina El-Aziz; actor and writer Isra Elsalihie; playwright, director, and scenographer Abhishek Majumdar; and composer Tidtaya Sinutoke (ŗłĎŗłīŗłēŗłĘŗł≤ ŗł™ŗłīŗłôŗłłŗłėŗłĀ) as the recipients of the 2021 International Theatermakers Award (ITA).

World Premiere of BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN to be Presented at Gymnopedie Photo World Premiere of BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN to be Presented at Gymnopedie
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 1, 2021

Houseworld Immersive announced today that Bottom Of The Ocean, a world premiere immersive experience created by Andrew Hoepfner (Houseworld, Whisperlodge) will premiere at Gymnopedie in Bushwick, Brooklyn (1139 Bushwick Avenue). Bottom Of The Ocean is in performances now and will run through Sunday December 19, 2021.

Ma-Yi Theater Company's THE FIRST TWENTY: 20 YEARS OF ASIAN AMERICAN PLAYWRITING to P Photo Ma-Yi Theater Company's THE FIRST TWENTY: 20 YEARS OF ASIAN AMERICAN PLAYWRITING to Premiere on ALL ARTS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2021

Produced by Ma-Yi Theater Company, The First Twenty: 20 Years of Asian American Playwriting is a new 30-minute documentary film that showcases the evolution of the Asian American playwright over the last 20 years as part of ALL ARTS’ The First Twenty content initiative.

Westport Country Playhouse Changes Date Of FAMILY FUN DAY Due To Weather Forecast Photo Westport Country Playhouse Changes Date Of FAMILY FUN DAY Due To Weather Forecast
by Stephi Wild - Oct 27, 2021

Westport Country Playhouse has changed the date of ‚ÄúFamily Fun Day‚ÄĚ to Sunday, October 31, from 11 to 3 p.m., due to inclement weather forecast for October 30, the previously announced date. ‚ÄúFamily Fun Day‚ÄĚ features activities for kids, treats, food trucks, community food drive, beer tastings, and¬†costume parade for kids and dogs.

Mellon Foundation Supports New TCG Books' Series Of Classic Works By Black Playwright Photo Mellon Foundation Supports New TCG Books' Series Of Classic Works By Black Playwrights
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 21, 2021

Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for theatre, is pleased to announce that The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will support the expansion of TCG Books through a two-year, $1,000,000 total grant.

Cary Crankson, Alex Mugnaioni and Simon Rouse Join Charlie Condou in STRAIGHT WHITE M Photo Cary Crankson, Alex Mugnaioni and Simon Rouse Join Charlie Condou in STRAIGHT WHITE MEN at Southwark Playhouse Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Oct 18, 2021

Straight White Men by Korean American playwright Young Jean Lee, opening at Southwark Playhouse on Wednesday 10th November, is a hilarious and revealing play about the most unoppressed of this world's peoples. 

Westport Country Playhouse to Host Family Fun Day on October 30th Photo Westport Country Playhouse to Host Family Fun Day on October 30th
by Gigi Gervais - Oct 16, 2021

Westport Country Playhouse announced they will host a Family Fun Day on Saturday, October 30, 12 to 4 p.m.

Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2022 Season Photo Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2022 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 16, 2021

Westport Country Playhouse announces its upcoming 92nd Season, from April to November 2022, featuring five productions, staged before a live audience, under the artistic direction of Mark Lamos. ‚ÄúThe season will make you feel, think, and spark conversation,‚ÄĚ said Lamos.

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.

Charlie Condou, Kamari Romeo And Kim Tatum Star in UK Premiere of STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Photo Charlie Condou, Kamari Romeo And Kim Tatum Star in UK Premiere of STRAIGHT WHITE MEN
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021

Straight White Men by Korean American playwright Young Jean Lee is a hilarious and revealing play about the most unoppressed of this world’s peoples.   

Ma-Yi Theater Company Announces 2021-2022 Season Photo Ma-Yi Theater Company Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2021

Ma-Yi Theater Company¬†has¬†announced its 2021‚Äď2022 season which includes a return to in-person¬† events as well as four digital premieres. The season, running¬†September 2, 2021 ‚Äď March 31, 2022, illustrates how theatrical innovation and powerful storytelling can thrive as the industry finds a safe way back to in-person events.¬†

Theatre Communications Group Presents TCG Books' First Fridays: Featuring Daniel Alex Photo Theatre Communications Group Presents TCG Books' First Fridays: Featuring Daniel Alexander Jones and Emily Morse
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 1, 2021

Theatre Communications Group has announced the sixth iteration of TCG Books' First Fridays, featuring Daniel Alexander Jones (Love Like Light, Particle and Wave) in conversation on Facebook Live, Friday, September 3, 2021 at 7:00pm ET. TCG Books' First Fridays series features authors from TCG Books' roster in conversation about their work on the first Friday of every month.

ALL ARTS' The First Twenty Initiative Announces Fall Lineup Photo ALL ARTS' The First Twenty Initiative Announces Fall Lineup
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2021

The First Twenty, a new content initiative from ALL ARTS uncovering the ways that the first two decades of the 21st century have impacted American art, culture and the collective consciousness, will premiere three original specials this fall. 

The First Twenty to Launch Fall Lineup with Enda Walsh's AFTERWARDS From Irish Arts C Photo The First Twenty to Launch Fall Lineup with Enda Walsh's AFTERWARDS From Irish Arts Center
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 27, 2021

The First Twenty, a new content initiative from ALL ARTS uncovering the ways that the first two decades of the 21st century have impacted American art, culture and the collective consciousness, premieres three original specials this fall.

The 5th Avenue Theatre Announces Second Cycle of New Musical Commissions for FIRST DR Photo The 5th Avenue Theatre Announces Second Cycle of New Musical Commissions for FIRST DRAFT: RAISE YOUR VOICE
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 28, 2021

The 5th Avenue Theatre announced today the five writing teams representing BIPOC writers of all gender identities, women writers, transgender writers, gender non-conforming writers, and non-binary writers that have been selected to receive a First Draft Commission in the second cycle of its new musical development program, First Draft: Raise Your Voice.

Playwrights Horizons Extends RAJA FEATHER KELLY | THE FEATH3R THEORY'S THE KILL ONE R Photo Playwrights Horizons Extends RAJA FEATHER KELLY | THE FEATH3R THEORY'S THE KILL ONE RACE to July 31
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2021

Playwrights Horizons has extended Raja Feather Kelly | the feath3r theory's The KILL ONE Race, a performance-based work created and filmed at Playwrights Horizons during the pandemic, to July 31.

Yale Repertory Theatre Announces Season of Three Plays, January Through June 2022 Photo Yale Repertory Theatre Announces Season of Three Plays, January Through June 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2021

Yale Repertory Theatre will welcome audiences back to its theaters beginning in January 2022 for a season of three plays! The season will begin with a new production of Today is My Birthday, a critically-acclaimed comedy about loneliness in the age of connectivity, written by Susan Soon He Stanton and directed by Mina Morita.

BWW Review: WE'RE GONNA DIE at Round House Theatre Photo BWW Review: WE'RE GONNA DIE at Round House Theatre
by Roger Catlin - Jun 15, 2021

You can tell things are getting better in the world just by watching the Round House Theatre's latest production. It's the last of their filmed productions, for one thing. At its start, more people are seen coming into the theater to react to the performance - some 25 instead of the five or 10 in past productions. It's not strictly a solo performance on stage, as others have been - there's a backing band that even sometimes interacts.

Michael Ritchie Announces Retirement From Center Theatre Group Photo Michael Ritchie Announces Retirement From Center Theatre Group
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2021

Michael Ritchie announced that he will retire as Artistic Director of Center Theatre Group on December 31, 2021. Having taken over the position from Founding Artistic Director Gordon Davidson in January, 2005, for more than 16 years, Ritchie has led one of the country’s largest nonprofit regional theatres, producing and presenting 266 productions.

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