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Friday, January 28, 2022

Kaddish for Steve: On the Jewishness of Sondheim by American Theatre Editors

Sondheim's work is elusive, ambivalent, internally conflicted, and deeply concerned with how stories are told. What could be more Jewish?

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:11AM
Thursday, January 27, 2022

NY Theatre Workshop Announces New Resident Companies by American Theatre Editors

Safe Harbors NYC, Dominican Artists Collective, and JAG Productions will join resident company Noor Theatre.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:16PM

New-Play Program ‘A Different Myth’ Seeks Black Writers by American Theatre Editors

The new program from Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective and the American Myth Center will commission plays about Black life.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:54AM
Wednesday, January 26, 2022

United States Artists Names 2022 USA Fellows by American Theatre Editors

DeLanna Studi, Machine Dazzle, Marga Gomez, Nataki Garrett, and Lars America Jan make up the theatre and performance fellows.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:01AM
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Southwest Shakespeare Names Debra Ann Byrd Its New Artistic Director by American Theatre Editors

The Harlem native, a classically trained actor and producer, will take the reins of the Arizona theatre company.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:44PM

Theater J Launches Canon-Expanding New-Play Program by American Theatre Editors

The program will commission 7 Jewish playwrights of color in an effort to 'correct and broaden' conceptions of Jewishness onstage.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:08AM

Deneen Reynolds-Knott Wins College Collaboration Commission by American Theatre Editors

Reynolds-Knott will develop a new play with Oklahoma City University, Centre College in Kentucky, and Furman University in South Carolina.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:03AM

The Subtext: Daniel Alexander Jones’s Library by American Theatre Editors

This month Brian talks to the creator of Jomama Jones about the books and music that saved him as a child, and how they led to the books and music he's making now.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:48AM
Monday, January 24, 2022

Panel to Look ‘Inside the Kilroys List’ by American Theatre Editors

Dipika Guha, Hilary Bettis, Joy Meads, and Melissa Crespo will talk about the gender-parity collective with moderator Kelundra Smith.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:34PM

Page 73 Names Marvin González De León 2022 Playwriting Fellow by American Theatre Editors

2021 fellow Bleu Beckford-Burrell will also continue her fellowship into a second year.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:26PM

Why ACT Dropped the MFA by American Theatre Editors

The legendary training program will continue its conservatory and other training programs, but its 3-year theatre degree has become a COVID casualty.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:46PM
Friday, January 21, 2022

Black Theatre Coalition Announces Inaugural Producing Fellows by American Theatre Editors

The producing fellows will join a larger class of fellows across the theatre industry.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:56PM

Skylight Theatre Names Armando Huipe Executive Director by American Theatre Editors

Previous executive director Sandee Grossman will now be managing director.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:26PM

Dad’s Garage Names Tim Stoltenberg Their New Artistic Director by American Theatre Editors

A former ensemble member who guided the troupe through the pandemic after Jon Carr's departure, he'll move from interim to permanent leader.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:19PM

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

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