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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Only Connect by American Theatre Editors

The education and engagement programs at theatre companies remind us what this field is all about, and who it's for.

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Engage! by American Theatre Editors

As theatres claim a role at the center of community life, the aim is transformation, not transaction.

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Come On Up to Pillsbury House by American Theatre Editors

How co-artistic directors Faye Price and Noël Raymond of the Minneapolis theatre organization infuse the arts into everyday life.

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Talkback Backtalk by American Theatre Editors

Up for a post-show discussion? Four a.d.s explain why they are---and you just might be too.

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Studies in Education by American Theatre Editors

From critical literacy programs to touring bilingual productions, theatres are going back to school to make a difference

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Watch & Learn by American Theatre Editors

What shows are education and engagement directors looking forward to, and who do they look up to? We asked and they told us.

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Here, There, and Everywhere: The Alliance Theatre’s Season On the Road by American Theatre Editors

How Atlanta’s flagship theatre planned and staged an entire season off-campus, and what they learned about their city and their audience in the bargain.

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This Year’s Gender & Period Count: The Best Numbers Yet by American Theatre Editors

The momentum behind gender parity in the American theatre seems unmistakable, with 30 percent of all plays and 40 percent of new ones written by women.

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Jamil Jude to Succeed Kenny Leon as Artistic Director of True Colors by American Theatre Editors

Leon will step down from the Atlanta theatre he co-founded, and Jude, currently an associate a.d., will step up.

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TCG Appoints Elena Chang Director of EDI Initiatives by American Theatre Editors

Change will lead the newly created department and oversee TCG's EDI initiatives, both internally and externally.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Wildfires Cost Oregon Shakes Millions, and There’s a Human Toll by American Theatre Editors

This summer the Ashland theatre faced dozens of cancelled and moved performances and some personnel attrition.

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Peter Mayer Named Upstream Theater’s New Managing Director by American Theatre Editors

Mayer will take over some tasks previously performed by founding artistic director Philip Boehm.

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A Contemporary Theatre Announces 2019 Season by American Theatre Editors

The season will feature works by Antoinette Nwandu, Joan Didion, Yussef El Guindi, and more.

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You Know, for Kids: Transcending the TYA Stigma by American Theatre Editors

Some of today's best theatre is being made for young audiences. What it will it take for critics, audiences, and funders to find this out?

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David Ivers Named Artistic Director of South Coast Repertory by American Theatre Editors

Ivers, currently a.d. at Arizona Theatre Company, will succeed Marc Masterson beginning in March 2019.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Top 10* Most-Produced Plays of the 2018-19 Season by American Theatre Editors

'A Doll's House, Part 2' by Lucas Hnath, which premiered almost simultaneously at South Coast Rep and on Broadway, will be the most-produced play in America this season.

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The Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights of the 2018-19 Season by American Theatre Editors

Lucas Hnath is the most-produced playwright in America, with the always prolific (and popular) Lauren Gunderson close behind.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Steven Woolf’s Solid Rep by American Theatre Editors

The artistic director of St. Louis's flagship dramatic theatre reflects on a three-decade career focused on excellence and his audience.

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The Subtext: Kurt Chiang by American Theatre Editors

He's written more than 250 two-minute plays, but the artistic director of Chicago's Neo-Futurists doesn't consider himself a playwright. Brian James Polak finds out why.

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Company One Announces 20th Season by American Theatre Editors

The theatre's 20th season includes plays by Quiara Alegrìa Hudes, Qui Nguyen, and Kirsten Greenridge.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Sarah Ruhl Named 2018-19 Ingram New Works Playwriting Fellow by American Theatre Editors

She will create a new work alongside a group of emerging playwrights at Nashville Repertory Theatre.

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Theater Mu Announces 2018-19 Season by American Theatre Editors

The season will feature world premieres by May Lee-Yang and Leah Nanako Winkler.

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Lois Smith, Constant Learner by American Theatre Editors

The veteran actor, who's picking up ASL for Craig Lucas's new play, recalls working with Horton Foote and laments compressed rehearsal time.

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#TheatreToo: Let’s Stand United, Not Divided by American Theatre Editors

A complaint about cover art, props for our content, and a clarification about living legend Joy Carlin.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Broadway Berth Memoirs: 3 Tributes to Neil Simon by American Theatre Editors

Recollections of the master comic playwright from his longtime publicist and 2 actors who originated roles in his work.

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Know a Theatre: Off Square Theatre Company of Jackson, Wyo. by American Theatre Editors

This theatre in the 'Last of the Old West' brings entertainment---and bear spray---to the Rocky Mountains.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Samuel French Launches Natural Disaster Script Bank by American Theatre Editors

The Bank will provide scripts to high schools whose libraries have been destroyed by natural disasters.

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Featured Contributors, Sept. 18 by American Theatre Editors

An account of the toll of #MeToo reporting, and a report on new-play cross-pollination.

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Julia Jarcho Named 2018 Mark O’Donnell Prize Winner by American Theatre Editors

The award for emerging theatre artists comes with $15,000 and play development counseling.

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WP Theater Announces 2018-19 Season by American Theatre Editors

The season will include world premieres from Lauren Gunderson and Rehana Lew Mirza, as well as a series of readings.

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L.A. Theatre Works Announces 2018-19 Season by American Theatre Editors

The season will include a national tour of 'Steel Magnolias' and seven productions.

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