Friday, January 21, 2022

Drama League DirectorFest Kicks Off With Adrienne Kennedy, Matthew Sweet by American Theatre Editors

The New York festival showcases developing directors in a bill that also includes plays by Aditi Brennan Kapil, Caryl Churchill, and Aimé Césaire.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:29PM

Broadway Advocacy Coalition Announces Artivism Fellows by American Theatre Editors

This class of artist-activists are honored for their use of narratives to impact systemic racism and criminal justice reform.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:19AM

NEA Announces $33 Million Nationwide Funding by American Theatre Editors

Among the grants are nearly 300 for theatre organizations, earmarked for a total of more than $3.2 million.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:10AM
Thursday, January 20, 2022

Know a Theatre: National Black Theatre by American Theatre Editors

The groundbreaking Harlem company has broken literal ground, in plans for a prominent part within a mixed-use high-rise.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:09PM

In Theatre, At Least We’re Honest About the Lie by American Theatre Editors

A poet/playwright reflects on the pleasure and possibility of a medium where deliberate fakery can lead to a kind of freedom.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:38AM

Geva Names Elizabeth Williamson Its New Artistic Director by American Theatre Editors

Williamson, whose background is in directing, producing, and dramaturgy, will be the first woman to lead the Rochester company.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:42AM
Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Three on the Aisle: One More for Terry by American Theatre Editors

Peter Marks and Elisabeth Vincentelli gather one more time to remember their recently departed co-host, Terry Teachout.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:51AM
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Letters: Talkback Pushback by American Theatre Editors

Readers have a lot to say about post-show discussions.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 06:57PM

James Russell Lees, 1957-2022 by American Theatre Editors

Known for his historical plays, including 'Nixon's Nixon,' Lees also made a name scripting video games.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 06:18PM

Jay Woods Named Associate AD at 5th Avenue Theatre by American Theatre Editors

Woods recently served as co-artistic director at Seattle's Sound Theatre Company.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:06PM

Six Points Theater Announces New-Play Reading Festival by American Theatre Editors

The Minnesota company will produce three new plays, including one by the late playwright Barbara Field.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:59PM

Come By Bullins! by American Theatre Editors

How the Philly playwright's arrival in New York in 1968 changed the course of Black theatre in the U.S.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:41PM

Offscript: Steppenwolf’s Next Steps by American Theatre Editors

This week we say farewell to associate editor Jerald Raymond Pierce and talk to Steppenwolf Theatre's new co-artistic directors Glenn Davis and Audrey Francis.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:05PM

The Grace, Grief, and Joy of Terry Teachout by American Theatre Editors

He was a writer with rigor and taste, but as anyone who knew him (or sat near him) could tell you, he was as demonstrative and passionate an advocate as the theatre has ever had.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:44AM
Thursday, January 13, 2022

‘Cupcake Wars’ Meets ‘King Lear,’ and Designers Meet Each Other by American Theatre Editors

1812 Productions didn't just come up with a way to collaborate with designers on mini-stagings of 'King Lear' during the pandemic---they also turned it into a bake-off-style web series.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:23PM
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Jennifer M. Holmes: Keeping Pace With a Changing Field by American Theatre Editors

As she takes the reins of the Pace School of Performing Arts, she talks mentorship, marathons, and the future of the field.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:17PM

Civil Rights and the Blues: Where 2 Theatre Companies Found Their Voices by American Theatre Editors

Inspired by the Federal Theatre Project and the Black Arts Movement, the New Lafayette Theatre and New Federal Theatre were hubs of both art and activism.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:39AM

When Lorraine Met Lloyd, and ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Got Raised by American Theatre Editors

In this excerpt from a new biography, playwright Lorraine Hansberry crosses paths with the director who would help to shape her iconic play.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 08:00AM
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Che’Rae Adams Named PlayPenn Artistic Director by American Theatre Editors

Adams was selected following a top-to-bottom reevaluation of the company.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:32PM

The Jim O’Quinn Memorial: Light, Shadow, Song by American Theatre Editors

Lovers, friends, and colleagues gathered in New Orleans to celebrate the founding editor's open mind, questing spirit, and the delights he shared with the world.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:53PM

Guthrie Postpones One Show, Cancels Another by American Theatre Editors

This month's production of 'A Raisin in the Sun' has been postponed to spring, and a Broadway-bound staging of 'Destiny of Desire' has been cancelled.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:54PM

Susie Medak to Step Down as Managing Director of Berkeley Rep by American Theatre Editors

Working alongside 3 artistic directors over 3 decades, she expanded the theatre's new-works department and emphasized mentorship and education.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:00PM

American Shakespeare Center Forms New Leadership Model by American Theatre Editors

The multi-department management group includes longtime company member Brandon Carter serving as artistic director.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:45PM

Penfold Theatre Company Announces Artistic Team Expansion by American Theatre Editors

Liz Fisher, Jarrett King, and Carl Gonzales will join Nathan Jerkins as associate artistic directors at the Austin-based company.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:32AM

Jonathan Norton: A Sense of Place by American Theatre Editors

The Dallas playwright, whose play 'penny candy' has just been published, talks about his city, his writing, and the busy intersection of the two.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:30AM
Monday, January 10, 2022

How Little Amal Walked the Walk by American Theatre Editors

As the giant puppet wended her way from Syria to England, she retraced the steps of Europe's refugee crisis, forging beautiful connections along the way.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:20PM
Thursday, January 6, 2022

Roadside Theater Completes Leadership Transition by American Theatre Editors

Tommy Anderson and Tucker Leighty-Phillips join Becca Finney and Tiffany Turner to round out the company's first full turnover at the top.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:21PM

Playing ‘Wit’ on Borrowed Time by American Theatre Editors

3 years ago Erin Cronican was given 3-5 years to live, and now she's starring in a production of Margaret Edson's play about a scholar with cancer.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:15AM

Joshua Henry Jenkins Joins TCG as Director of Marketing by American Theatre Editors

Jenkins will create and implement a comprehensive marketing plan to advance TCG's mission.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:06AM
Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Trustus Theatre Names Jessica Francis Fichter New ED by American Theatre Editors

Fichter, who succeeds Chad Henderson, is said to bring "a 360-degree view" of the field to the South Carolina theatre.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:14PM

This Month in Theatre History by American Theatre Editors

How the New Year kicked off years ago: with auspicious openings, a notorious arrest, and the birth of an icon.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:44AM

All that Chat

Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre