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Rubicon Theatre Co Extends WOMEN BEYOND BORDERS; Plus New Rotating Casts Photo Rubicon Theatre Co Extends WOMEN BEYOND BORDERS; Plus New Rotating Casts
by Julie Musbach - May 22, 2019

Rubicon Theatre of Ventura has announced a two-week extension of the company's World Premiere presentation of WOMEN BEYOND BORDERS, a funny, poignant and powerful new play about the shared experiences of women everywhere, inspired by the remarkable true journey of a small group of women artists who wanted to find a way to inspire change through creative expression.

Photo Flash: First Look at WOMEN BEYOND BORDERS Photo Photo Flash: First Look at WOMEN BEYOND BORDERS
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2019

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 21st "Coming of Age" season with the World Premiere of WOMEN BEYOND BORDERS, a play inspired by and loosely based on the remarkable journey of Lorraine Serena and a dynamic group of California-based artists who founded the non-profit Women Beyond Borders (WBB). Determined to "make art as if the world matters," Serena and her friends fell upon the idea of box as metaphor: hope chest, treasure chest, womb, coffin, etc. They replicated a miniature wooden box no bigger than the size of a human heart and sent the boxes to curators and friends in other countries with the goal of encouraging dialogue, collaboration and community among women and honoring creativity. The founders of WBB were astonished at what came back to them - eloquent expressions of the enormous depth and variety, but also the universality, of women's experiences throughout the world. The boxes were accompanied by equally astonishing artists' statements, in the form of letters, poems and stories asking about transcending barriers: geographical, social, racial, economic, emotional, gender-related, spiritual, etc.

WOMEN BEYOND BORDERS Makes World Premiere at Rubicon Theatre Co Photo WOMEN BEYOND BORDERS Makes World Premiere at Rubicon Theatre Co
by Julie Musbach - Apr 17, 2019

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 21st 'Coming of Age' season with the World Premiere of WOMEN BEYOND BORDERS, a play inspired by and loosely based on the remarkable journey of Lorraine Serena and a dynamic group of California-based artists who founded the non-profit Women Beyond Borders (WBB).

BWW Review: CONFESSIONS OF A COCAINE COWBOY at the Colony Theatre- Because Miami! Photo BWW Review: CONFESSIONS OF A COCAINE COWBOY at the Colony Theatre- Because Miami!
by Cristina Pla-Guzman - Mar 31, 2019

God, I love Lincoln Road. And nope, I am not a tourist. Even though I have lived in Miami my whole life, I still get a thrill of walking down Lincoln Road people watching: girls in barely-there outfits with thongs exposed, men with chains heavy enough to weigh them down walking dogs who are dressed like people and people dressed like statues fully covered in sliver paint… BECAUSE MIAMI! Last night there was an added excitement that buzzed just steps away from South Beach and all the craziness surrounding Ultra. You can feel the excitement of the crowds entering the Colony Theatre to watch Miami New Drama's World Premier of Confessions of a Cocaine Cowboy in collaboration with the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning studio rakontur, written by Billy Corben and Aurin Squire, directed by Michel Hausmann. There was a sense of anticipation and energy entering the theatre as people poured into an almost sold out show. As the seats filled, I likened the energy of people talking excitedly in their seats to the party atmosphere of Miami Beach's lifestyle. It was obvious that, like myself, the crowd was filled with people who were fans of the documentary and were thrilled to see if the play would do it justice. And that it did.

BWW Review: CONFESSIONS OF A COCAINE COWBOY at Miami New Drama Photo BWW Review: CONFESSIONS OF A COCAINE COWBOY at Miami New Drama
by Roger Martin - Mar 21, 2019

Wow! Just effing Wow! Miami New Drama's artistic director, Michel Hausmann has mounted a can't believe I'm seeing this bang bang show in Miami Beach's Colony Theatre.

CONFESSIONS OF A COCAINE COWBOY Adapted for the Stage in Miami Photo CONFESSIONS OF A COCAINE COWBOY Adapted for the Stage in Miami
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

Miami New Drama is proud to announce the much-anticipated premiere of Confessions of a Cocaine Cowboy, a new play based on the cult classic documentary Cocaine Cowboys, directed by Billy Corben and produced by Alfred Spellman and Corben through their Miami-based studio, rakontur.

Award-Winning Actor Yancey Arias Stars In Miami New Drama's: CONFESSIONS OF A COCAINE Photo Award-Winning Actor Yancey Arias Stars In Miami New Drama's: CONFESSIONS OF A COCAINE COWBOY
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 27, 2019

Actor, producer, director Yancey Arias had his first experience in entertainment at the age of twelve when his grandmother threw him on stage to sing a song for a  neighborhood talent show at Henry Street Settlement in downtown Manhattan. Yancey was discovered by Professor James Green at Saint John's Prep High School in Astoria, Queens, New York. Green then introduced Yancey to Stage Door Manor in Loch Sheldrake, New York, where he studied theater under Jack Romano every summer, and in winter with fellow actors Vincent Laresca, Christian J. Meoli, and Josh Charles.

CONFESSIONS OF A COCAINE COWBOY Adapted for the Stage in Miami Photo CONFESSIONS OF A COCAINE COWBOY Adapted for the Stage in Miami
by Julie Musbach - Feb 20, 2019

Miami New Drama is proud to announce the much-anticipated premiere of Confessions of a Cocaine Cowboy, a new play based on the cult classic documentary Cocaine Cowboys, directed by Billy Corben and produced by Alfred Spellman and Corben through their Miami-based studio, rakontur.

Review: THE UNTRANSLATABLE SECRETS OF NIKKI CORONA Takes Audiences on a Phantasmagori Photo Review: THE UNTRANSLATABLE SECRETS OF NIKKI CORONA Takes Audiences on a Phantasmagorical Journey to What's Beyond
by Shari Barrett - Sep 15, 2018

Have you ever wished for one more chance to say something to someone who has passed away suddenly? What if there was an organization that could arrange for messages to be delivered to those who have died by pairing you up with someone terminally ill who agrees to deliver that message once they have passed on? Would you do it? And what if it was extraordinarily expensive with no way of knowing if your message was ever received? That is the simple magical premise of THE UNTRANSLATABLE SECRETS OF NIKKI CORONA, a new play written by Obie Award-winning playwright Jose Rivera, premiering at the Geffen Playhouse through October 7.

Photo Flash: THE UNTRANSLATABLE SECRETS OF NIKKI CORONA Opens at Geffen Playhouse Photo Photo Flash: THE UNTRANSLATABLE SECRETS OF NIKKI CORONA Opens at Geffen Playhouse
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 7, 2018

The Untranslatable Secrets of Nikki Corona is a poignant journey through love, hope and the unknown. How many of us have wished for one more chance to say the right thing? A Better Orpheus Inc. provides an alternative to regret-a service that allows the living to communicate with the dead.

Cast Announced For THE UNTRANSLATABLE SECRETS OF NIKKI CORONA At Geffen Playhouse Photo Cast Announced For THE UNTRANSLATABLE SECRETS OF NIKKI CORONA At Geffen Playhouse
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 9, 2018

Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for its production of Academy Award-nominated and Obie Award-winning Jose Rivera's (Motorcycle Diaries, References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot) The Untranslatable Secrets of Nikki Corona, directed by Obie Award- and Drama Desk Award-winning Jo Bonney (By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; Cost of Living). This world premiere marks the launch of Artistic Director Matt Shakman's inaugural season for Geffen Playhouse.

Playwright Josefina Lopez To Host Q & A Sessions After AN ENEMY OF THE PUEBLO Photo Playwright Josefina Lopez To Host Q & A Sessions After AN ENEMY OF THE PUEBLO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017

Josefina L pez, the award-winning playwright and screenwriter and Founding Artistic Director of CASA 0101 Theater, will host Question and Answer Sessions after the Sunday, November 5 and 12, 2017 performances of her new critically acclaimed World Premiere play, AN ENEMY OF THE PUEBLO, a modern adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People.

REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES Creator and CASA 0101 Theater To Present World Premiere of AN  Photo REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES Creator and CASA 0101 Theater To Present World Premiere of AN ENEMY OF THE PUEBLO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Josefina L pez, the award-winning playwright and screenwriter and Founding Artistic Director of the venerable CASA 0101 Theater located in Boyle Heights, CA will be celebrating a triple crown of signature events this month.

PLACAS to Run 2/18-28 at Casa 0101
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 12, 2016

Inspired by the real-life experiences of ex-gang member Alex Sanchez, Culture Clash's Ric Salinas stars in the story of a Salvadoran immigrant who tries to reclaim his family while letting go of his gangbanger past. PLACAS: The Most Dangerous Tattoo by 2015 Doris Duke Artist Award-winner and celebrated spoken word artist Paul S. Flores gets a limited two-week run at Casa 0101 in Boyle Heights from February 18 through February 28. (Scroll all the way down to view downloadable photos.)

Photo Flash: STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Celebrates Opening Night at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

STRAIGHT WHITE MEN written and directed by Young Jean Lee, opened last Sunday, November 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre. The West Coast premiere of the production, presented in collaboration with Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, will run through December 20, 2015. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below!

South Coast Repertory to Open TYA 2014-15 Series with CHARLOTTE'S WEB, 11/7-23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

South Coast Repertory begins its 2014-15 Theatre for Young Audiences series with the literary classic, E.B. White's Charlotte's Web, adapted by Joseph Robinette. The heartwarming children's fable about friendship and love, directed by Laurie Woolery, runs Nov. 7-23 on the Julianne Argyros Stage. Tickets are available online at www.scr.org.

South Coast Repertory to Open TYA 2014-15 Series with CHARLOTTE'S WEB, 11/7-23
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 24, 2014

South Coast Repertory begins its 2014-15 Theatre for Young Audiences series with the literary classic, E.B. White's Charlotte's Web, adapted by Joseph Robinette. The heartwarming children's fable about friendship and love, directed by Laurie Woolery, runs Nov. 7-23 on the Julianne Argyros Stage. Tickets are available online at www.scr.org.

Chalvar Monteiro & More Set For PERRY-MANSFIELD NEW WORKS FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2011

The Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival (Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Emily Tarquin, Festival Producer), with sponsorship from The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, has announced casting for the 2011 summer season of theatre and dance at the venerable performing arts camp and school in Steamboat Springs, CO.

Chalvar Monteiro & More Set For PERRY-MANSFIELD NEW WORKS FESTIVAL
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jun 7, 2011

The Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival (Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Emily Tarquin, Festival Producer), with sponsorship from The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, has announced casting for the 2011 summer season of theatre and dance at the venerable performing arts camp and school in Steamboat Springs, CO.

L.A. Theatre Works Airs Chavez Ravine 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2010

Beginning Saturday, August 14, 2010, L.A. Theatre Works Radio Theatre Series will air Chavez Ravine by Culture Clash, starring Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas, Herbert Siguenza and Zilah Mendoza.

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