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The Theatre Company Announces CAPAX INFINITI By DELANNA STUDI Photo The Theatre Company Announces CAPAX INFINITI By DELANNA STUDI
by Stephi Wild - Aug 25, 2021

This film is a part of The Playwright Initiative: Solo Works - a robust commissioning series featuring six nationally known playwrights turned screenwriters for this specific moment in time.

Marin Theatre Company Announces 2021‚Ä"2022 Season Featuring West Coast Post-Broadway Photo Marin Theatre Company Announces 2021‚Ä"2022 Season Featuring West Coast Post-Broadway Premiere of PASS OVER & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 19, 2021

Noting that the health and safety of its audiences, performers, staff, and volunteers are a top priority,¬†Marin Theatre Company¬†announced today the postponement of the opening of its 2021¬≠¬≠‚Äď2022 season until November 2021.

American Blues to Host Reading of Award Winning Play By Yussef El Guindi Photo American Blues to Host Reading of Award Winning Play By Yussef El Guindi
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 3, 2021

American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, announces a virtual reading of the winner of the 2021 Blue Ink Playwriting Award, Refugee Rhapsody by Yussef El Guindi, directed by Kaiser Ahmed. 

Co-Founder Blanka Zizka To Step Back From Wilma Theater Photo Co-Founder Blanka Zizka To Step Back From Wilma Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2021

The Wilma Theater's Co-Artistic Director Blanka Zizka has announced that on July 31, 2021, she will step back from the theater she co-founded. During her 40 years of work at the Wilma, she has become one of the most renowned theater artists in Philadelphia and in the country.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces O! Readings Series Photo Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces O! Readings Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 26, 2021

Oregon Shakespeare Festival has announced the month-long, five-play O! Reading Series. For this new initiative, five directors who are part of OSF’s artistic staff have each chosen a play to be performed as a live digital staged reading by some of OSF’s favorite actors.

Road Theatre Company Presents Twelfth Annual Summer Playwrights Festival Photo Road Theatre Company Presents Twelfth Annual Summer Playwrights Festival
by A.A. Cristi - May 21, 2021

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY have announced the Twelfth Annual Summer Playwrights Festival returns to its online format making new plays more accessible than ever.

American Blues Theater Names Yussef El Guindi 2021 Blue Ink Playwriting Award Winner Photo American Blues Theater Names Yussef El Guindi 2021 Blue Ink Playwriting Award Winner
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 11, 2021

American Blues Theater has announced the winner of the 2021 Blue Ink Playwriting Award is Refugee Rhapsody by Yussef El Guindi. A staged reading of his play will be presented as part of the virtual 2021 Blue Ink Playwriting Festival.

Recipients Announced for 2020 Steinberg Playwright Awards Photo Recipients Announced for 2020 Steinberg Playwright Awards
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 21, 2020

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust today announced the names of the 20 outstanding early-to-mid-career playwrights who will be celebrated with 2020 Steinberg Playwright Awards in the amount of $10,000 each. As previously announced, these awards are being given in response to this extremely difficult year, and in an effort to better meet the immediate and pressing needs of playwrights.

The Theatre Company Announces THE PLAYWRIGHT INITIATIVE: SOLO WORKS 2021-2022 Photo The Theatre Company Announces THE PLAYWRIGHT INITIATIVE: SOLO WORKS 2021-2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 7, 2020

The Theatre Company has announced The Playwright Initiative: Solo Works, the 2021-2022 season of six new plays adaptable to both filmed and live stage performance. Writers Yussef El Guindi, Idris Goodwin, Emily Gregory, Ren Dara Santiago, DeLanna Studi, and Claire Willett have all accepted commissions for the 18-month initiative.

UCSB's LAUNCH PAD's ALONE, TOGETHER Premieres Today Photo UCSB's LAUNCH PAD's ALONE, TOGETHER Premieres Today
by Stephi Wild - Jun 6, 2020

UC Santa Barbara Department of Theater and Dance LAUNCH PAD's ALONE, TOGETHER premieres today, Saturday, June 6. The festival joins acclaimed writers and directors with acting and directing students for a virtual presentation of new work and new talent.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2020

Acclaimed Writers Join UCSB's Launch Pad and Spotlight Project Photo Acclaimed Writers Join UCSB's Launch Pad and Spotlight Project
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2020

UC Santa Barbara Department of Theater and Dance is proud to present two unique events - LAUNCH PAD's ALONE, TOGETHER and THE SPOTLIGHT PROJECT - which join acclaimed writers and directors with acting and directing students for a virtual presentation of new work and new talent.

Apollinaire at Home Announces Two Special Events - Yussef El Guindi and QUEER SOUP Photo Apollinaire at Home Announces Two Special Events - Yussef El Guindi and QUEER SOUP
by Stephi Wild - May 14, 2020

This Friday playwright Yussef El Guindi and the original cast from the Seattle ATC Theatre will join Apollinaire at Home, a free virtual play & film script reading gathering, for a reading of his play People of the Book.

UCSB's Launch Pad Zooms Into Action With ALONE, TOGETHER Photo UCSB's Launch Pad Zooms Into Action With ALONE, TOGETHER
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 27, 2020

UCSB's Launch Pad Zooms Into Action With ALONE, TOGETHER

UCSB's Launch Pad Zooms Into Action With ALONE, TOGETHER Photo UCSB's Launch Pad Zooms Into Action With ALONE, TOGETHER
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 23, 2020

LAUNCH PAD alumni playwrights have rallied to provide new material for UCSB's Department of Theater and Dance students. In an overwhelming response to an invitation from LAUNCH PAD Artistic Director Risa Brainin and Professor Annie Torsiglieri, 24 playwrights have written monologues and short plays inspired by the prompt a?oeAlone, Togethera?? and tailored specifically for the Zoom platform. 

George Orwell's 1984 Will Open in February at 18th & Union Photo George Orwell's 1984 Will Open in February at 18th & Union
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 29, 2020

Radial Theater Project and 18th & Union will present a live stage production of George Orwell's 1984, opening February 21, 2020 at 18th & Union in Seattle's Central District.

BWW Review:  PILGRIMS MUSA & SHERI IN THE NEW WORLD  at Mosaic Theater Company Photo BWW Review: PILGRIMS MUSA & SHERI IN THE NEW WORLD at Mosaic Theater Company
by Barbara Trainin Blank - Jan 26, 2020

An emphasis on immigrants and how well they integrate (or not) in this country is nothing new. If anything, the issue has become more heated in the past few years.

BWW 2019 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (Jay's Picks) Photo BWW 2019 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (Jay's Picks)
by Jay Irwin - Jan 13, 2020

Oh my! What a year! We've seen bad-ass gospel singers, lost Jewish plays, mythical towns of excretion and even an octopus wrestler or two. No, those aren't allusions to the crazy theater going on in Washington D.C. but the crazy wonderful theater going on right here in the Seattle area. It was tough coming up with just one winner (or even just a few Honorable Mentions) but I managed to do it a?? for the most part. Plus, some shows that more of you should have seen. (Yes, that's me nagging you all, Dear Readers, to check out more of the smaller or obscure theaters around here.) But what it all comes down to is, we're blessed here in the Northwest with an over-abundance of theatrical riches and I'm so fortunate to be able to share some of my favorites of the year with you with the BWW 2019 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (Jay's Picks). So, let's get started, shall we?

Cast Announced for DANCE NATION at Washington Ensemble Theatre Photo Cast Announced for DANCE NATION at Washington Ensemble Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2019

Washington Ensemble Theatre has announced the cast for the Seattle premiere of Dance Nation, the Pulitzer-nominated play by Clare Barron about a group of young people discovering the power inside of them and deciding what they're going to do with their potential. Will they squash it, embrace it, sexualize it, share it, or hoard it?

DCPA Theatre Company Announces Playwrights For The 15th Annual Colorado New Play Summ Photo DCPA Theatre Company Announces Playwrights For The 15th Annual Colorado New Play Summit
by Julie Musbach - Oct 14, 2019

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) Theatre Company is proud to announce playwrights, dates and details for the 2020 Colorado New Play Summit. The 15th annual festival will take place over two weekends, February 15-16, and February 21-23, and feature readings of new plays by Benjamin Benne, L M Feldman, Yussef El Guindi, Jessica Kahkoska, and co-writers Suzan Shown Harjo and Mary Kathryn Nagle. The festival will also feature world premiere productions from the 2019 Colorado New Play Summit by Tony Meneses and Bonnie Metzgar.

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