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Thursday, December 1, 2022

This Month in Theatre History by American Theatre Editors

December brought the premieres of a powerful Pulitzer-winning drama, a Yiddish play by a prolific Jewish playwright, and a docudrama about a flashpoint in U.S. history.

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Kristina Wong Receives First Joan D. Firestone Commission by American Theatre Editors

A Pulitzer finalist for 'Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord,' she will create a new work about food insecurity as the first recipient of a new award from En Garde Arts.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Jasson Minadakis to Exit Marin Theatre Company by American Theatre Editors

The artistic director has served 17 seasons and produced 88 shows at the Northern California theatre.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Theatrical Mustang: Migguel Anggelo’s Joy and Exhaustion by American Theatre Editors

This month Woodzick talks with the singer-songwriter-dancer about his new show and album 'English With an Accident,' an allegory about immigration and transformation.

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Monday, November 28, 2022

Rage, Fear, and Dreams in ‘Becky Nurse of Salem’ by American Theatre Editors

Writer Sarah Ruhl and director Rebecca Taichman talk about how they're crafting 'Becky Nurse of Salem,' a new play about witches and women's power.

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Michael Feingold: A Life in Review by American Theatre Editors

In his lifelong affair with the theatre, he could be a possessive, even jealous lover, but both his intellectual acuity and his abundant humanity shone through all his writing.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

TYA BIPOC Superhero Project to Commission New Work From 20 Writers by American Theatre Editors

A new program from TYA/USA, which partners its writers with 24 major TYA theatres, is billed as the largest such effort ever undertaken in the field.

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How Megan Terry and Jo Ann Schmidman Made Magic in Omaha by American Theatre Editors

How 2 veterans of New York's 1960s-'70s avant-garde theatre made edgy, alternative theatre in a conservative state, and what enduring lessons their example may hold out for others.

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Estelle Parsons: At All Her Life’s Stages, An Independent Woman by American Theatre Editors

Though celebrating her 95th birthday as well as the Actors Studio's 75th, the acclaimed but still busy actor isn't about to rest on her laurels.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

La Jolla Playhouse Announces DNA New Works Series by American Theatre Editors

The annual new-play series, featuring plays by Keith Bunin, Idris Goodwin, Noelle Viñas, and Lia Romeo, runs Dec. 1-12.

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And Reverie Shall Restore Amends by American Theatre Editors

Members of this emerging New England theatre company are finding joy and building trust in the wake of trauma.

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The Subtext: Kimber Lee Isn’t Cagey About Her Process by American Theatre Editors

This month Brian talks to the author of 'tokyo fish story' and 'brownsville song (b-side for tray)' about panic, curiosity, and the earned laughs average.

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Arin Arbus: The Core of the Play’s the Thing by American Theatre Editors

Known for her lively, no-gimmick stagings of Shakespeare with Theatre for a New Audience, the director is branching out with 'Des Moines.'

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Monday, November 21, 2022

Jewish Joy, Jewish Trauma: Why They Feel Different Onstage Now by American Theatre Editors

How a number of recent shows in New York are landing, and what it feels like to work on them, in a time of rising antisemitism and right-wing violence.

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Who Will You Inspire? by American Theatre Editors

A reflection on the influences who led me to become the theatre artist and educator I am today---and to be that influence for others.

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Friday, November 18, 2022

Offscript: How Is This Time for Jews Onstage Different From All Others? by American Theatre Editors

A conversation with Joel Grey, Tovah Feldshuh, Caissie Levy, Michael Arden, and Bess Wohl about portrayals of Jewishness and antisemitism on New York stages.

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

Equity to Hold Times Square Rally While Broadway Talks Continue by American Theatre Editors

Under the slogan 'It's About Time,' AEA members will gather to push for a better deal on Broadway understudies, scheduling, and workplace safety.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:39PM
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Taking It to the Streets by American Theatre Editors

Socially engaged performance has a rich history in this country, and it deserves an account as localized and multivocal as its leading practitioners.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Why My Journey With ‘KPOP’ Feels Like a Broadway Homecoming by American Theatre Editors

For the show's associate music director, 'KPOP' brings together 2 things that are precious to her: the Broadway musical, and contemporary Korean and Korean American culture.

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Diep Tran Is Excited to Lead Playbill—Well, Excited and Scared by American Theatre Editors

American Theatre's former senior editor talks about her new editor-in-chief gig, and how she thinks the theatre discourse has changed for the better.

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SDCF  Launches Professional Development Program  by American Theatre Editors

The program will allow for 15 applicants to shadow, observe, or support experienced choreographers and directors during a production process.

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

I’ve Got a Beautiful Feeling About the Future of Hammerstein’s Farm by American Theatre Editors

The 5-acre farm in Doylestown, Pa., where Oscar Hammerstein II wrote his epochal musicals is being turned into a museum and education center.

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‘Shared Sentences’: Families Doing Time Together on the Outside by American Theatre Editors

A new production from Houses on the Moon Theater Company explores the untold stories of family members whose loved ones are incarcerated.

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How George Faison Orders His Steps by American Theatre Editors

In a free-ranging retrospective interview, the Tony-winning choreographer of 'The Wiz' talks about his influences, his work with pop stars, his time with Alvin Ailey, and the love of his lif…

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Jordan E. Cooper’s ‘Ain’t No Mo’’ Lands on Broadway After Regional Layover by American Theatre Editors

What began as a dark thought experiment---what if Black folks just left America and its racist violence behind?---has grown into a scathing satire that speaks to something deep inside audien…

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Sarah Slight Named Raven Theatre’s Interim Artistic Director  by American Theatre Editors

Starting Dec. 1, Slight will temporarily replace Cody Estle, who is leaving Raven to serve as artistic director of Next Act Theatre in Milwaukee.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Michel Hausmann and New Miami Drama Receive Thornton Wilder Prize by American Theatre Editors

Next week's awards ceremony will feature a conversation among Hausmann, playwright Sarah Ruhl, and the author's nephew, Tappan Wilder.

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Lesley Hunter Named HERE’s First Managing Director by American Theatre Editors

In the newly created, Hunter succeeds the company’s former producing director and director of external affairs.

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Staying Power: 9 Theatre/TV/Film Artists on What Keeps Them Going by American Theatre Editors

Staying to true to your gut, making the work no one is hiring you to do, finding a community that gets you, taking mental health breaks---these are just some of the tips these creative folks…

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Itamar Moses Receives 2022 Trish Vrandenburg New Jewish Play Prize by American Theatre Editors

Moses will be awarded $15,000 and a reading of his play 'The Ally' at Theater J's annual benefit next week.

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Goodman Theatre Announces 18th New Stages Festival  by American Theatre Editors

The festival will feature work from playwrights Donja R. Love, Charlie Oh, Omer Abbas Salem, Gina Femia, Nancy García Loza, and Jeffrey Lieber.

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