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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

‘We Are In The Wrong Place’ by Kelundra Smith

In 1968, one of the regional theatre’s founding mothers wrote an urgent memo to her board: It was long past time to integrate the company and diversify the audience.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:45AM
Friday, May 31, 2024

Princess for a Play by Kelundra Smith

As theatres across the country diversify their casting of Disney princesses in musicals, more girls get to see themselves onstage.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:00AM
Friday, May 24, 2024

New Swap Meet Musical Opens Shop in San Diego by Kelundra Smith

The creative team at TuYo Theatre on how and why they created 'Pasale Pasale.'

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:30AM
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Under the Big Umbrella at a Festival for Neurodiverse Audiences by Kelundra Smith

The fifth iteration of Lincoln Center's festival for neurodiverse families was shorter but broader, offering many pathways for engagement.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:54PM

2 Days in April: TCG Goes to Washington by Kelundra Smith

Theatre leaders gathered to train, talk, and meet with Congressional staff about urgent issues facing the industry.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:41PM
Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Black Out: An Ongoing National Movement of Audience Curation by Kelundra Smith

Led initially by playwrights Dominique Morisseau and Jeremy O. Harris, Black affinity nights are proliferating at theatres across the U.S.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 08:31AM
Monday, May 6, 2024

Making the Bed for ‘Slumberland’ by Kelundra Smith

A Swedish production about teen insomnia tests the boundaries of storytelling with virtual technology.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:00AM
Thursday, May 2, 2024

‘The Preacher’s Wife’ Gets Another Amen by Kelundra Smith

Tituss Burgess and Azie Dungey discuss faith, adapting a classic, and loving musical theatre.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:30AM
Wednesday, April 10, 2024

6 Theatre Workers You Should Know by Kelundra Smith

These seasoned Atlanta artists prove that creative entrepreneurship and collaboration are keys to a vibrant career in one of the South’s most exciting cities.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:11PM
Monday, March 18, 2024

Black Feminism Finds a Niche in Austin’s Alt Theatre Scene by Kelundra Smith

In Lisa B. Thompson's new play, 'Black Feminist Guide to the Human Body,' the playwright and professor seeks a softer life for Black women as they age.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:26AM
Thursday, June 10, 2021

Q&A: Tiny Theater’s Cyd Prather sees in herself the next Tyler Perry by Kelundra Smith

When Cydnei Prather was a SCAD theater major it didn’t take her... The post Q&A: Tiny Theater’s Cyd Prather sees in herself the next Tyler Perry appeared first on ARTS ATL.

SOURCE: ArtsATL at 11:08AM
Friday, January 29, 2021

Q&A: Addae Moon wants to see the “Atlanta canon” birthed at Theatrical Outfit by Kelundra Smith

Addae Moon is passionate about bringing Atlanta stories to stages across the... The post Q&A: Addae Moon wants to see the “Atlanta canon” birthed at Theatrical Outfit appeared first …

SOURCE: ArtsATL at 06:11AM
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Review: “RIP,” by Danielle Deadwyler at Synchronicity Theatre, tears at its seams by Kelundra Smith

It’s a funny thing walking into the theater for the first time... The post Review: “RIP,” by Danielle Deadwyler at Synchronicity Theatre, tears at its seams appeared first on ARTS ATL.

SOURCE: ArtsATL at 05:06PM
Friday, July 10, 2020

Racism claims shutter Serenbe Playhouse; Atlanta theater wonders what comes next by Kelundra Smith

The Black Lives Matter movement continues to impact major cities as institutions... The post Racism claims shutter Serenbe Playhouse; Atlanta theater wonders what comes next appeared first o…

SOURCE: ArtsATL at 10:36AM
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

“Atlanta theaters, I need your imagination”: An essay from arts journalist Kelundra Smith by Kelundra Smith

Editor’s note: Kelundra Smith is an Atlanta-based arts journalist and theater critic who’s... The post “Atlanta theaters, I need your imagination”: An essay from arts journalist Ke…

SOURCE: ArtsATL at 05:24PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Review: Concept cripples storytelling in “Seize the King” at the Alliance Theatre by Kelundra Smith

“And thus I clothe my naked villany With old odd ends stolen... The post Review: Concept cripples storytelling in “Seize the King” at the Alliance Theatre appeared first on ARTS ATL.

SOURCE: ArtsATL at 04:03PM
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Six Angels Singing the ‘Blues’ by Kelundra Smith

The Harlem-set “Blues for an Alabama Sky” finally arrives in New York, with a juicy role that has attracted African-American actresses across the country.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 10:33AM
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Review: Magic, wit of its Theatrical Outfit forbear goes missing in “The Wickhams” by Kelundra Smith

Many theaters spend the holiday season rotating through A Christmas Carol, It’s a... The post Review: Magic, wit of its Theatrical Outfit forbear goes missing in “The Wickhams” appear…

SOURCE: ArtsATL at 02:54PM
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Review: Theatrical Outfit world premiere “Safety Net” humanizes the opioid epidemic by Kelundra Smith

Turn on TV or the radio, scroll through any newsfeed, and it’s... The post Review: Theatrical Outfit world premiere “Safety Net” humanizes the opioid epidemic appeared first on ARTS AT…

SOURCE: ArtsATL at 09:48PM
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Review: In True Colors Theatre’s third trip to Detroit, “Paradise” rightly turns sour by Kelundra Smith

Playwright Dominique Morisseau has often described herself as the scribe for her... The post Review: In True Colors Theatre’s third trip to Detroit, “Paradise” rightly turns sour appea…

SOURCE: ArtsATL at 04:06PM
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Review: In Alliance premiere, “Becoming Nancy” feels like just another teen musical by Kelundra Smith

The English suburb of East Dulwich lives up to its name, but... The post Review: In Alliance premiere, “Becoming Nancy” feels like just another teen musical appeared first on ARTS ATL.

SOURCE: ArtsATL at 03:03PM
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Rebeca Robles uses Atlanta Theatre Club to put women front and center by Kelundra Smith

In Dry Land at Atlanta Theatre Club, two teenage girls find themselves... The post Rebeca Robles uses Atlanta Theatre Club to put women front and center appeared first on ARTS ATL.

SOURCE: ArtsATL at 04:12AM
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Theater Best Bets, June 20–23 by Kelundra Smith

Every week, our editors and guest writers give you their top six... The post Theater Best Bets, June 20–23 appeared first on ARTS ATL.

SOURCE: ArtsATL at 02:32PM
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

This week in theater: June 17–21 by Kelundra Smith

Fox Theatre kicks off summer film series The Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival... The post This week in theater: June 17–21 appeared first on ARTS ATL.

SOURCE: ArtsATL at 11:33AM
Saturday, June 15, 2019

Theater Best Bets, June 13–16 by Kelundra Smith

Every week, our editors and guest writers give you their top six... The post Theater Best Bets, June 13–16 appeared first on ARTS ATL.

SOURCE: ArtsATL at 07:24PM
Saturday, June 8, 2019

Talented performers enliven Five Guys Named Moe at Theatrical Outfit by Kelundra Smith

The jukebox musical has evolved tremendously in the last 40 years. Shows... The post Talented performers enliven <em>Five Guys Named Moe</em> at Theatrical Outfit appeared first …

SOURCE: ArtsATL at 07:12PM
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Theater Best Bets, June 6–9: Atlanta Fringe Festival Edition by Kelundra Smith

The Atlanta Fringe Festival is back for a sixth year and taking... The post Theater Best Bets, June 6–9: Atlanta Fringe Festival Edition appeared first on ARTS ATL.

SOURCE: ArtsATL at 04:24PM
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Theater Best Bets, May 30–June 2 by Kelundra Smith

Every week, our editors and guest writers give you their top six... The post Theater Best Bets, May 30–June 2 appeared first on ARTS ATL.

SOURCE: ArtsATL at 11:54AM
Friday, May 24, 2019

Theater Best Bets, May 23–26 by Kelundra Smith

Every week, our editors and guest writers give you their top six... The post Theater Best Bets, May 23–26 appeared first on ARTS ATL.

SOURCE: ArtsATL at 03:54AM
Friday, May 17, 2019

Serenbe Playhouse’s Ragtime by Kelundra Smith

This week’s featured production photos are from Ragtime, staged by Serenbe Playhouse... The post Serenbe Playhouse’s <em>Ragtime</em> appeared first on ARTS ATL.

SOURCE: ArtsATL at 07:42PM
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Ride the Cyclone at the Alliance Theatre is a bizarre ride through the afterlife by Kelundra Smith

Summer is upon us, and one of the most beloved activities of... The post <em>Ride the Cyclone</em> at the Alliance Theatre is a bizarre ride through the afterlife appeared first …

SOURCE: ArtsATL at 01:03AM

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