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Tuesday, October 10, 2023

A Web, Not a Ranking: Why the Kilroys Upended Their List by Amelia Merrill

With the Web, the artists of the Kilroys hope to create more community and less hierachy.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:35PM
Tuesday, August 22, 2023

6 Theatre Workers You Should Know by Amelia Merrill

From professors to producers and dramaturgs to designers, here are six theatre workers from the DMV to know.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:43AM
Tuesday, June 6, 2023

As Under the Radar Fest Goes Under, Whither Experimental Theatre? by Amelia Merrill

The Public Theater's abrupt cancellation of the influential new-works showcase raises questions about the future of innovative work in NYC and globally.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:03PM
Wednesday, May 24, 2023

How Does the WGA Strike Affect the Theatre? Ask Playwrights by Amelia Merrill

The stakes are high for dramatists used to making most of their income writing for film and TV.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:33PM
Friday, February 17, 2023

Artists Pull Play From Cleveland Play House Over Mishandled Assault by Amelia Merrill

Stori Ayers and Charly Evon Simpson resigned in solidarity with a performer whose assault they feel was mishandled. That performer says the problem is bigger than a single incident.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:12PM
Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Broadway Licensing Announces Co-Commissioning Program by Amelia Merrill

The company will partner with at least 3 theatres per year to develop new works.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:30PM
Thursday, March 3, 2022

The Black List Makes a Play for the New-Play Space by Amelia Merrill

By branching into theatre, the popular platform for film and TV scripts has given playwrights another venue. Is this what they asked for?

SOURCE: American Theatre at 06:10PM
Thursday, February 10, 2022

A Simple Task to Reframe Deaf Narratives by Amelia Merrill

The new play 'Trash' is part of IRT Theatre's efforts to make Deaf stories and artists a part of everyday theatrical storytelling and practice.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:43PM
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

How Theatres Are Facing the Omicron Wave by Amelia Merrill

No, it's not March 2020 all over again, but the latest COVID-19 variant has theatres struggling with some familiar dilemmas of safety and scheduling.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:06PM
Thursday, September 23, 2021

Theatres of Color: How Did They Fare in the Past 18 Months? by Amelia Merrill

The pandemic brought deep-seated disparities to light, but has the theatre field really reckoned with them?

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:10PM
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Actor: Jomar Tagatac by Amelia Merrill

This is part of a season preview package. While the shift to working from home during the pandemic may have meant less time on the road for many, Jomar Tagatac can’t relate: He spent much …

SOURCE: American Theatre at 06:44AM
Monday, August 30, 2021

Karen Ann Daniels Named Folger Theatre Artistic Director by Amelia Merrill

Daniels will join the Folger in October, after leading the Public Theater's Mobile Unit.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 06:42PM
Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Adrienne Kennedy Receives Dramatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award Winner by Amelia Merrill

Kennedy will receive the award at the Guild's annual awards ceremony.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:58AM
Friday, August 20, 2021

Theatre Without Borders Reports 22 Artists Stranded in Afghanistan by Amelia Merrill

TWB and the Afghanistan Human Rights and Democracy Organization have suggestions on how you can help.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:59AM
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Shubert Artistic Circle Announces Inaugural Core Program Class by Amelia Merrill

Victoria Detres, Lawryn LaCroix, Bryan Joseph Lee, Sammy Lopez, and Danny Marin make up the first cohort.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:56PM
Thursday, July 1, 2021

Little Island Announces 2021 Storytelling and Dance Festivals by Amelia Merrill

The Storytelling Festival will be curated by PigPen Theatre Co., while the Dance Festival will be curated by Adoyele Casel and Torya Beard.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 06:29PM
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Mellon Announces $1.5 Million ‘Generation Now’ Partnership for BIPOC Playwrights by Amelia Merrill

Together, Children's Theatre Company, Latino Theater Company, Ma-Yi Theater Company, Native Voices at the Autry, and Penumbra Theatre will commission 16 new works for multigenerational audie…

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:40PM
Monday, June 28, 2021

PlayGround Announces 2021-22 Producing Fellows by Amelia Merrill

The new cohort of fellows will work in the areas of communications, development, artistic programs, and theatre management.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 06:06PM
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Hermitage Artist Retreat Announces Hermitage Major Theater Award by Amelia Merrill

The award will support a playwright or theatre artist each year to develop a new work.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 08:54AM
Monday, June 21, 2021

TCG Announces First Round of Edgerton New Play Awards by Amelia Merrill

The awards will allow 28 productions more time for rehearsal and development with the entire creative team.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:43PM

The Performing Garage Announces Artist Partnership Program by Amelia Merrill

Kaneza Schaal's initiative 'Towards a New Collectivity' will partner with five artists this summer.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:05AM
Friday, June 18, 2021

Counting Together Launches Database to Track Field’s Inclusivity by Amelia Merrill

The database will provide industry-wide statistics on race, gender, and disability in the American theatre.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:46AM
Friday, June 11, 2021

Theatricum Botanicum Announces Summer Season by Amelia Merrill

The season will feature two Shakespeare productions and a world premiere of a new work from a local playwright.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:45AM
Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces Reopening by Amelia Merrill

The theatre will return to in-person performances in July with a new play about activist Fannie Lou Hamer.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:18PM
Tuesday, June 8, 2021

For Theatre Workers With Long COVID Symptoms, a Hesitant Return by Amelia Merrill

With so much still unknown about their long-term symptoms, some stage artists look at the newly accelerating pace and expectations of their field with ambivalence.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:37PM
Friday, June 4, 2021

TheFrontOffice Foundation Announces Childcare Grants by Amelia Merrill

Need-based grants will be awarded to artists, administrators, and production staff to offset childcare costs.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:02PM
Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Asolo Repertory Theatre Announces 2021-22 Season by Amelia Merrill

The season will include a new touring production of Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing' with the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:37PM
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Can’t Have People in the Theatre? Bring Theatre to the People by Amelia Merrill

How 3 theatres are shaping outdoor offerings to the needs and stories of the communities and spaces they live among.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:02PM
Friday, May 21, 2021

Arkansas Rep Announces Outdoor Summer Series by Amelia Merrill

The series will feature a free concert as well as two productions, including one at the Little Rock Zoo.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:06PM

Sydney Chatman Named 2021 Joyce Award Winner by Amelia Merrill

Chatman joins visual artists who will receive $75,000 grants to create new community-based works.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:30PM

PlayGround Announces Young Playwrights Project Finalists by Amelia Merrill

The four plays will stream online May 28 as part of the second annual PlayGround Zoom Fest.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:52PM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater