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Friday, September 23, 2022

3 Portland, Ore. Companies Join to Form Cuomo Theatre Collaborative by American Theatre Editors

Named for Coho Productions' late artistic director, Philip Cuomo, the new collective also includes Third Rail Rep and Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:40PM

‘Clyde’s’ Is Most-Produced Play, and Lynn Nottage Most-Produced Playwright, of 2022-23 Season by American Theatre Editors

A mix of familiar and new titles, of challenge and comfort, characterizes this year's lists, the first this magazine has done since 2019.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:09PM

7 Early Career Designers Receive 1/52 Project Grants by American Theatre Editors

Each of the inaugural recipients of these grants, designed to support a diverse pool of designers in all disciplines, will receive grants up to $15,000.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:40AM

Producer Lamar Richardson Is Named 2022 Front Row Fellow by American Theatre Editors

The fellowship. designed to support young producers of color, grants the recipient a $10,000 stipend and a $20,000 budget to cover the costs of developing a new show.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:27AM
Thursday, September 22, 2022

Robert O’Hara Puts Nothing on a Pedestal, Least of All the Canon by American Theatre Editors

This busy writer-director, known for new works, is now staging 'A Raisin in the Sun' at the Public, but it's more a case of continuing a legacy of Black iconoclasm than a new career phase.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:10PM

Arizona’s Stray Cat Asks: Can We Be the Change We Want to See? by American Theatre Editors

How a small theatre in Phoenix, now embarking on an all-BIPOC season, is challenging its local colleagues to do better.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:00PM

15 Theatre Artists Among 129 MacDowell Resident Fellows by American Theatre Editors

This year's cohort, its first at full capacity since COVID, includes such familiar theatre names as Dave Malloy, Anne Washburn, and Sanaz Toossi.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:49AM

Melis Aker Is Signature Theatre’s Inaugural LaunchPad Resident by American Theatre Editors

The residency includes two $15,000 commissions, a full production, a theatregoing stipend, a writing retreat, mentorship, and more.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:12AM
Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Real Talk: Can Broadway Broaden Its Access and Impact? by American Theatre Editors

Broadway producers Ron Simons and Hunter Arnold talk about the changes they've seen (and been a part of) in their field, and point to the changes that are still needed.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:29PM

A Capital Season by American Theatre Editors

Theatre folks from Alaska to Ohio to Misssissippi tell us where they're seeing the most change and what they'd like to see on a stage in the coming season.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:50PM

HERE Announces New Digital Platform, URHERE by American Theatre Editors

Designed to provide access to innovative outdoor and digital premieres, as well as archival works from the HERE vault, it will launch in November.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:49PM

David Ellenstein Named Interim Artistic Director of Laguna Playhouse  by American Theatre Editors

Currently artistic director of North Coast Rep in nearby Solano Beach, Ellenstein will also fill in at the Playhouse until they find a permanent replacement for Anne E. Wareham.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:17PM
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Martyna Majok Is Sun Valley Playwright’s 2022-23 Resident by American Theatre Editors

The SVPR residency includes a $10,000 commission, 13 months of individually tailored development resources, and 2 months of retreat time in Idaho.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 07:34PM

Jeanette Harrison Named New Artistic Director of Artists Rep by American Theatre Editors

Harrison will succeed Dámaso Rodríguez at the Oregon LORT theatre after serving 17 years as co-founder and artistic director of California's AlterTheater.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:08PM

Long Wharf Takes the Off-Ramp to a New Future by American Theatre Editors

What does it mean for a venerable 57-year-old regional theatre to become itinerant? The answer matters beyond New Haven.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:30AM

A More Intentional Era for American Regional Theatre  by American Theatre Editors

The itinerant experiment at Long Wharf Theatre can be a model for other theatres that have lost connection with their communities.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:22AM

Jennifer Kidwell Knows What Time It Is by American Theatre Editors

The multidisciplinary Philly artist can't be pinned down, but she is never less than fiercely present. Her next collaborative piece: Tall Order's 'Those With 2 Clocks' at the Wilma.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:20AM
Monday, September 19, 2022

Theatrical Mustang: Poetry and Perception with jaamil olawale kosoko by American Theatre Editors

This month Woodzick talks to the multi-hyphenate, multi-spirited Nigerian American poet and performer about their new book 'Black Body Amnesia.'

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:55PM

Madeleine George Receives Hermitage Major Theater Award by American Theatre Editors

The award comes with a $35,000 cash prize to support an original work, along with a residency at the Hermitage and a developmental workshop of the play in a major arts capital in the fall of…

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:51PM

New Leadership Seals Penumbra’s Evolution Into Racial Healing Center by American Theatre Editors

The historic Minnesota org has added 3 new leaders: Chris Berry as arts director, Christine Smith as equity director, and Camille Cyprian as wellness director.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:42AM
Saturday, September 17, 2022

How We Found the Musical That Found Us by American Theatre Editors

On the closing weekend of ‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ its lead producer looks back at an unforgettable journey that opened a window into a mental health movement.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:10AM
Friday, September 16, 2022

An America of Color and Complication in ‘The Great Jheri Curl Debate’ and ‘Mushroom’ by American Theatre Editors

New plays at East West Players and People's Light illuminate the collisions, and occasional solidarity, among people of color in a white-dominated culture.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:38PM
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Erika Dickerson-Despenza Crafts Ntozake Shange Social Justice Theatre Residency by American Theatre Editors

Established to recognize a woman, femme, trans, or non-binary playwright of the African diaspora, the residency will provide a salary with benefits and full support to pursue creative work.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:18PM

Poetry in Motion: How Steven Hoggett Turns Movement Into Theatre, and Vice Versa by American Theatre Editors

His new dance-theatre piece with Alan Cumming, 'Burn,' is another showcase of the approach to movement language that has made all Hoggett's choreography so distinctive.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:36AM
Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Jocelyn Bioh: ‘African Comedy’ Is Not a Contradiction in Terms by American Theatre Editors

The writer of ‘School Girls’ and ‘Goddess’ writes stories American theatres haven’t seen before but that audiences immediately recognize.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 06:25PM

Anna Skidis Vargas Is New Artistic Director of Mary Moody Northen Theatre    by American Theatre Editors

A director and performer with extensive previous experience at the theatre at St. Edward's University in Austin, she will take the reins from interim AD Robert Tolaro.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:58AM

Will Gov. Gavin Newsom Sign Senate Bill 1116? by American Theatre Editors

California’s latest attempt to save its smaller theatres, which have been severely strained by a new labor law and COVID impacts, has the crucial backing of Equity.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:15AM
Monday, September 12, 2022

Offscript: Molly Smith and the Next Revolution by American Theatre Editors

On this episode we talk to the outgoing (in all senses) artistic director of Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage as she enters her 25th and final season.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:06PM
Friday, September 9, 2022

This Month in Theatre History by American Theatre Editors

September sees the beginnings of theatre in the U.S., the openings of major theatres on opposite coasts, a starry 'Godspell' reunion, and the start of a Chicago festival of Latino theatre.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:49PM
Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Five Playwrights Receive 2022 Helen Merrill Awards by American Theatre Editors

Sponsored by the New York Community Trust, five playwrights will be awarded a $30,000 cash prize.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:39AM
Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Announces Dual Leadership Team by American Theatre Editors

Casey William Gallagher and Jason King Jones will navigate the festival's future.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 06:03PM

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