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by Stephi Wild - Nov 30, 2020
The Montreal English Theatre Awards Committee is proud to announce the recipients of the 2019-20 METAs, Montreal English theatre's largest and most important peer-juried awards. The 8th Annual METAs Ceremony was held this Sunday evening, November 29th and was streamed virtually to both the METAs' YouTube page and Facebook page.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 20, 2020
In the wake of the George Floyd murder, the call for racial justice and equality has become amplified and increasingly widespread across the nation. One solution has been the “anti-racist” philosophy, popularized by writers like Ibram X. Kendi and Robin DiAngelo. But a new Black intelligentsia has been pushing back against what they say is a racial essentialism baked into the anti-racist theory.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 19, 2020
After the 1992 riots, the City of Los Angeles appealed to artists with the question Can the Arts Help Heal L.A.? In response, actresses Nancy Cheryll Davis, Nancy Renee, and artist Nathaniel Bellamy, produced a series of readings by multicultural writers centered on universal themes.
by Stage Tube - Nov 18, 2020
Samuel Goldwyn Films announced today that the company has acquired North American rights to James Kermack’s feature film KNUCKLEDUST.
by DC Felton - May 3, 2021
What is an agitator? The New Oxford American Dictionary describes an agitator as a person who urges others to protest or rebel. In today's heated political climate, we see agitators on both sides of the aisle, some agitating for good and others not. Iowa Stage's production of 'The Agitators' by Mat Smart takes a look at two agitators from our history and the struggles they both ensued. While this production was only available for a limited time, it left its audiences with a powerful and thought-provoking play. It left them thinking not only about the differences of the times these two agitators lived in but the similarities to the world we live in now.
by Student Blogger: Leah Packer - May 26, 2021
Student blogger Leah chats with John-Andrew Morrison, James Jackson Jr, and Jason Veasay, three of the fabulous cast members in A Strange Loop! 'While I cannot wait to get my tickets to any productions that open first, one of the shows I'm most looking forward to seeing is A Strange Loop'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 26, 2021
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat will host nine weeklong in-person residencies for 23 musical theatre writers of nine new musicals between June 27 and August 29.  Writers include Tony-nominee Beth Malone, Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls; Jonathan Larson winners Avi Amon, Sara Cooper, Ty Defoe, and Anna Jacobs and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 3, 2021
In May 2021, Dave Holland will release a new Double LP, CD and Digital album with Kevin Eubanks and Obed Calvaire marking the start of the new deal and his continuing relationship with Edition following the release of Good Hope in 2019 with Zakir Hussain and Chris Potter.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Mar 2, 2021
The Battle at Garden’s Gate reflects heavily on the group’s personal and spiritual growth, as well as deepening empathy for the struggles and inequalities others are experiencing.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 18, 2021
Shuffle Play is a choreographic and spatial installation that reflects the world we live in, in a new way; through the colourful landscape of pop-music. The sound of the leaves rattling in the wind is replaced by a quiet Britney Spears, and the fog from the field is replaced by a lazy Justin Bieber from the stage’s rig.
by Virag Dombay - Mar 10, 2021
To celebrate Women's History Month, next up on my arts in conversation is Asabi Goodman, Lisa Hickey, Lauren Roche and Amanda McErlean from the cast of The Curator's The Revolutionists. Their respective bios are featured at the bottom of this article. Here's what these remarkable ladies had to say...
by Stephi Wild - Jun 6, 2021
Theatre Elision is thrilled to return in July with the U.S. premiere of the new musical, Islander! Conceived by Amy Draper, with Music and Lyrics by Finn Anderson and Book by Stewart Melton. Islander was first produced in the U.K. by Helen Milne Productions.
by Gil Kaan - Jun 5, 2021
Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC) will be presenting their virtual celebration CONNECTIONS benefiting their 2021 season June 12, 2021. CONNECTIONS will feature new or adapted works by playwrights: Luis Alfaro, Jon Robin Baitz, Father Greg Boyle, Bill Cain, Culture Clash, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Danai Gurira, Samuel D. Hunter, David Henry Hwang, Julia Izumi, James Morrison and his son Seamus Morrison, Jeanine Tesori and Charlayne Woodard. Performers include Brian Cox, Eileen Galindo, Tzi Ma, Rose Portillo, Samantha Quan, John C. Reilly, Israel López Reyes, Nikkole Salter, Jimmy Smits, and Phillipa Soo; as well as some of the playwrights performing their own pieces.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2021
Today, Immersive Van Gogh—the record-breaking visually-striking exhibition that invites audiences to step inside post-Impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh's most incredible works of art—and Villa San Francisco—a new cultural institution committed to creating a future-driven dialogue between artists and communities—announces the recipients of the Artist-In-Residence program.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 30, 2021
The Contemporary American Theater Festival, a professional theater company dedicated to producing new plays, is hosting a series of street parties in downtown Shepherdstown on July 9, 16, 23, and 30. CATF, Shepherd University, and Shepherdstown are working together to bring the community and the arts together again.
by Jim Munson - Jun 2, 2021
Jeffrey Lo seems to be just about everywhere these days. As if his day job as TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s Director of Community Partnerships / Casting Director weren’t enough, he is also enjoying quite a successful career as a director and playwright. With the recent, tragic spike in prejudice and violence toward the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, Lo decided to take action by calling on his own Filipino American heritage. He spearheaded TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s efforts to stream a benefit reading of his play Writing Fragments Home to raise funds to support and uplift the AAPI community. The comedic play is an unapologetically Filipino American story about art, family, and culture. The top-flight cast includes stage veteran Emily Kuroda, perhaps best known for playing Mrs. Kim on TV’s Gilmore Girls. Co-presented by more than 40 leading theatres and arts organizations in the Bay Area and beyond, the reading will benefit Compassion in Oakland, a nonprofit formed in response to the surge of anti-Asian attacks and dedicated to promoting safety and community in Oakland Chinatown and beyond. Writing Fragments Home will be streamed live at 7pm PDT, Saturday, June 5, 2021 (with streaming on-demand access available June 6 to June 9). For more information, visit TheatreWorks.org.  BroadwayWorld with Lo last week about his impetus to write the play, how the benefit reading came together, his thoughts about Asian American representation in the theatre, and his experience working with some of his personal heroes. Lo is very easy to talk to – laid-back, thoughtful and self-effacing with an underlying gentle humor – all qualities which likely serve him well in his roles at TheatreWorks. At the same time, I got the impression he is someone who knows how to step up to the plate and get the job done.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2021
This summer, Without Walls will bring exceptional outdoor performances directly to audiences across the UK, focussing on communities without high-quality arts activity and those most affected by Covid-19. Without Walls go beyond major cities to reach large, diverse and new audiences across the country. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 10, 2021
The Balboa Art Conservation Center, the western region's nonprofit art conservation center, will welcome Cultural Strategist, Andrea “Angie” Chandler to support the organization's recent shift into Inclusion as its Audience and Engagement Specialist.  Chandler joined the BACC team on May 25th, 2021.
by David Bravos - Jul 9, 2021
In music, there is difficult second album syndrome (the ‘sophomore slump’). Arise have proven that, in musical theatre, there is definitely no difficult second show syndrome, bringing an emotionally charged and thematically complex show to stage and ensuring that amongst so many things, it is entertaining and thought provoking.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2021
Through Creative Individuals Norfolk #2 the Festival will make five commissions of £5,000 each to deliver a project called Posters Pamphlets and Other Paraphernalia. The successful applicants will work with leading national artists and local communities to present a programme of work at the 2022 Norfolk & Norwich Festival.
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2021
Breaking ground is nothing new for Ashley, who was the first trans member of the pit crew in Rupaul’s Drag Race in addition to appearing in fashion campaigns for Diesel, Barney’s, and Calvin Klein.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2021
Tony Award-nominated Costume and Fashion Designer Emilio Sosa has been elected the Chair of the American Theatre Wing. Mr. Sosa, in his role as Chair of the Wing’s Board of Directors, will be joined by newly named Vice-Chairs Dale Cendali, Patricia Crown, James Higgins, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Lee Perlman, and Nadine Wong.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 24, 2021
American Stage describes the upcoming adaptation as a 'refresh with a new adaptation where Phileas Fogg and Jean Passpartout make a mad dash around the world and meet colorful characters along their journey.'
by Stephi Wild - Jan 4, 2021
Postcard Plays is the final installment in Weston’s 2020 Reimagined Season.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 4, 2021
Passion, power and desire will light up the stage this summer as The Australian Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare's most relentless tragedy, Macbeth. 
by Stephi Wild - Jan 28, 2021
The Unicorn theatre has announced that Dr Vanessa Ogden will succeed John Langley as Chair of the Board of Trustees with effect from 18 March 2021.
by Student Blogger: Emily Naud - Jan 28, 2021
This semester will be my second to last semester on campus at the University of Illinois.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 25, 2021
Less than three months into her role as Artistic Director, Natalie Ibu announces her inaugural season at Northern Stage. THIS IS US promises to bring audiences stories, no matter what, through a bold programme of collaborations, commissions and curated work that celebrates the collective, connection and community.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 25, 2021
The Aga Khan Museum, North America’s first and only museum dedicated to showcasing the arts of Muslim cultures and the contributions of Muslim civilizations to world heritage, announced today the details of its upcoming podcast, This Being Human.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 22, 2021
Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to welcome eleven new ensemble members and artistic associates. Ensemble members include Wardell Julius Clark, Greg Geffrard, Arti Ishak, Krystal Ortiz, Gabrielle Randle-Bent and Netta Walker. Artistic Associates include Patrick Agada, J. Nicole Brooks, Brynne Frauenhoffer, Jyreika Guest and Sarah Price.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 21, 2021
Following the success of their online Summer Spread of courses, Wise Children today announce The School for Wise Children's Workrooms.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 13, 2021
Florida Studio Theatre (FST) announces its 2021 Winter Play Reading Series, presenting online readings of five new plays in progress written by some of the country's top playwrights.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 4, 2021
Her Royal Highness has been the theatre's patron since 2005 and is a keen supporter of the arts and a regular visitor to the Unicorn.  The Duchess most recently guest edited the Emma Barnett show on BBC Radio Five Live, which featured the theatre's acclaimed Unicorn Online, devised as a response to the building's closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 4, 2021
The Virginia Film Festival has been approved for a $20,000 Grants for Arts Projects Award from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the 2021 Virginia Film Festival. The VAFF is among 1,073 arts projects from across America that were selected during this first round of fiscal year 2021 funding in the NEA's Grants for Arts Projects funding category. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 24, 2021
Irish theatre company anseo|anois theatre will present KNACKERED in their US debut as part of the StageOnScreen programme. anseo|anois theatre is a new theatre company on a mission to tell stories for the here and now; 'anseo' meaning here and 'anois' meaning now in the Irish language.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 23, 2021
Offering a £10,000 commission, the Arch 468 Hope Prize is now open for submissions for a new play that offers a vision of hope. Hope is the fuel that drives every innovation, every attempt to advance the sum of human knowledge, every revolution and every leap of faith.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 18, 2021
Co-founded by Colin Young of Twitching Tongues and vocalist/Ring Of Honor professional wrestler Brody King, God's Hate set out to re-establish the mantle of hardness created by East Coast HC titans Merauder, Hatebreed, and the seminal Troy-core scene of the late '80s and early '90s. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 17, 2021
Court Theatre has announced the online premiere of its Spotlight Podcast. A key component of Court’s community engagement work, the Spotlight Series—which has in the past brought staged readings from BIPOC playwrights to local communities on Chicago’s South and West sides—has been reimagined for 2021 as a series of four audio podcast episodes.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 8, 2020
Just in time for the holidays, Ophelia's Jump Productions is presenting online, It's a Wonderful Life 2020, an updated adaptation with all the humor and heart of the beloved original classic.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 3, 2020
On Tuesday, December 8 at 7 PM, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (VACNJ) will host Ghost of a Dream, DARNstudio, and Hillerbrand+Magsamen for a virtual discussion about the process of creating art through collaboration.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2021
MAST Mayflower Studios today revealed selected highlights from its inaugural season of productions to play in their largest performance space, Studio 1. MAST has announced six performances of T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets starring and directed by acclaimed actor Ralph Fiennes, in July 2021.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 6, 2021
San Diego Repertory Theatre announced today the retirement of Managing Director Larry Alldredge. Having successfully led the downtown theatre through multiple construction projects and strong financial years, Alldredge will soon step down after thirteen years at the helm.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2021
In a remarkable retrospective, Back to Back Theatre presents three of its major world-renowned performances – Food Court, Ganesh Versus the Third Reich and small metal objects – at this year's inaugural RISING festival, offering audiences a unique opportunity to plunge into the works of one of the world's most acclaimed companies.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2021
Today, Immersive Van Gogh announced a collaboration with Villa San Francisco, a new cultural institution committed to creating a future-driven dialogue between artists and communities, on an Artist-In-Residence program.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 22, 2021
New Theatre Peterborough announce that they will be working with writers Katie Lam and Alex Parker and director Tinuke Craig to host a workshop of a new musical adaptation of The Danish Girl at the New Theatre Peterborough from 26th – 30th April.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 22, 2021
 Magic Theatre has announced that Sean San José will be the company’s next Artistic Director, succeeding Loretta Greco in the post.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 22, 2021
Magic Theatre has announced that Sean San José will be the company’s next Artistic Director, succeeding Loretta Greco in the post. San José will begin working with Magic Theatre in June 2021 on a part-time basis, transitioning to full-time in August 2021.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 2, 2021
ON THE SPECTRUM follows three roommates in their mid-20s, all on the autism spectrum, who share a sheltered apartment while learning to cope with the world around them.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 15, 2021
“’The Battle at Garden’s Gate’ is about hope and overcoming the challenges that humanity faces,” says the band’s Sam Kiszka, “We live in a world powered by superficial institutions and this album is a reminder that it’s up to us to sing out of the silence.”