Friday, March 5, 2021

Kleban Foundation Announces 2021 Kleban Prize Recipients by Amelia Merrill

This year's award recognizes Benjamin Scheuer and team Melissa Li and Kit Yan.

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Winnie for the Win: How a Virtual ‘Happy Days’ Conveys Presence by American Theatre Editors

Beckett's play about a woman living moment to moment in a pile of dirt is a natural fit, and a great lesson, for our pandemic isolation.

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Let’s Put on a Phone Bank! by American Theatre Editors

How a trio of New York theatre workers joined forces to create Amplifying Activists Together, a weekly online gathering to advance progressive causes.

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An Offstage Tempest at American Shakespeare Center by American Theatre Editors

The Virginia company, reeling from a tumultuous year, moves forward without the leader many company members say made it worse, Ethan McSweeny.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

NY Reopening? New Guidelines Begin to Pave the Way by American Theatre Editors

The governor's plans allow the return of limited-capacity indoor performances starting in April, including one at a Broadway theatre.

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PURE Theatre Announces Complete 18th Season by Amelia Merrill

The season will feature the final filmed performance of late PURE ensemble member David Lee Nelson.

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How Much Is That Play in the Window? by American Theatre Editors

Stop Motion Plant's 'Window Plays' found a new way to bring audiences and performers together again, if only for a few minutes.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

May Adrales Named Next Artistic Director of the Lark by American Theatre Editors

An acclaimed director known for nurturing new work, she returns to a company that helped shape her, and that she in turn helped to shape.

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Jéhan Òsanyìn: What’s True Beyond Definition by American Theatre Editors

Leading with laughter and love, they remain uncompromising about making room for their whole, uncontainable self.

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San Diego Rep Announces Black Voices Play Reading Series by Amelia Merrill

The series will feature four new plays to be streamed live online.

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If a Theatre Company Does It, Is It Theatre? by American Theatre Editors

Beyond Zoom readings, companies are finding new forms and collaborators, and reaching audiences far beyond any they could serve in person.

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Monday, March 1, 2021

A Noise Within Announces Digital Spring Season by Amelia Merrill

The company will stream two filmed productions, including one originally slated to play spring 2020.

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D.C. Theatregoers Say They’re Ready to Return—in December by American Theatre Editors

As theatres eye fall reopenings, a new study shows reluctance to return to normal, while also noting online viewing patterns and support for anti-racist efforts.

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Mark Plesent: The Everyday and the Extraordinary by American Theatre Editors

For 3 decades he led NYC's only theatre dedicated to making work with, about, and for the city's working class.

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PlayGround Announces Young Playwrights Contest for Bay Area Students by Amelia Merrill

The theme for the 13th annual contest is justice.

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Friday, February 26, 2021

Cleveland Public Theatre Names 2020-21 Premiere Fellows by Amelia Merrill

Ananias J Dixon, Nina Domingue, Siaara Freeman, and Toby Vera Bercovici have been named Premiere Fellows.

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Boston Court Pasadena Announces ‘Making Scripts Happen’ Initiative by Amelia Merrill

The initiative includes a new five-person Playwrights' Group.

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Parity Productions Renames Database to Reflect Gender-Inclusive Mission by Amelia Merrill

The rebranding comes with a honing of the org's mission statement to serve 'women, trans, and gender-expansive' theatre artists.

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Home Theatre, Literally by American Theatre Editors

Theatre Horizon's Art Houses program partners with local families to devise virtual performances on their home turf.

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It’s the Words That We Don’t Say That Scare Me So by American Theatre Editors

Dialogue is mostly a form of behavior and personal revelation usually accidental. Therein lies a drama, and a mystery.

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Round House Theatre Announces Spring Season by Amelia Merrill

Three virtual productions will be filmed live on the Round House stage.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Mona Mansour to Receive Kesselring Prize for Playwriting by American Theatre Editors

The playwright of 'The Vagrant Trilogy' will receive the $25,000 award from the National Arts Club in a virtual ceremony.

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San Diego Rep Announces Kuumba Fest Lineup by Amelia Merrill

Now in its 29th year, the festival will take place entirely online.

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COCA Announces Festival to Be Staged Outdoors by Amelia Merrill

The festival will feature new works by St. Louis theatre professionals and students.

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Arena Stage Announces Virtual 2021 Season by Amelia Merrill

The season will feature two new digital series of original works by playwrights and musicians.

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Lark Founder John Clinton Eisner to Step Down After 26 Years by American Theatre Editors

He leaves behind an organization dedicated to nurturing new plays and playwrights; his replacement will be announced next month.

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Whose Professionalism Matters? by American Theatre Editors

The theatre field's unexamined standards and hierarchies are too frequently oppressive, exploitative, and white supremacist. Here's how we can change them.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Nataki Garrett, Maria Manuela Goyanes Receive BOLD Leadership Grantss by American Theatre Editors

Leaders at OSF and Woolly Mammoth will each receive $500,000 and will join a distinguished cohort of female leaders.

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Drama League Announces DirectorFest Lineup by Amelia Merrill

The League also announced the date of the virtual Drama League Awards ceremony this May.

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New York Stage and Film Announces Inaugural NEXUS Initiative by Amelia Merrill

20 stage and film artists will receive $5,000 each through the new program.

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Paul Owen Built Thousands of Sets, and a Life in the Theatre by American Theatre Editors

We were lucky to know the scenic designer, but not as fortunate as he was to work so tirelessly and well at a job he loved for four decades.

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2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 12, 2020: BROADWAY SHUTDOWN
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre