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Saturday, April 1, 2023

Rapid Eye Repertory Announces Season of AI-Authored Plays by American Theatre Editors

A groundbreaking new effort promises to combine generated text with live performance.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 07:37AM
Thursday, March 30, 2023

The Understudy Opens a New Chapter for Chicago Bookstores by American Theatre Editors

The new bookstore and café aims to fill a niche for theatre-loving readers, book-loving stage folks, and anyone else who's been missing a sense of community.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:02PM
Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Robert Falls: Letting Go of the Goodman by American Theatre Editors

After stepping down from the helm of the Chicago theatre he ran for 36 years, he's directing---what else?---Chekhov's 'The Cherry Orchard.'

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:37PM

Mia Chung, Emma Wippermann Win 2023 Whiting Awards for Drama by American Theatre Editors

The dramatists will present a reading with the other 2023 award winners at the Center for Fiction on March 30.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 07:30PM

PlayPenn Announces New Initiatives for Playwrights by American Theatre Editors

The Playwrights Cohort at PlayPenn and a new digital speaker series are designed to help serve even more writers this year.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:42PM

Theatrical Mustang: For Taylor Adams, All Theatre Is Drag by American Theatre Editors

The Omaha-based director talks about theatre's collective brain, doing queer art on Catholic campuses, and how to break through the gender binary in casting.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:56AM

Dancing Toward Change by American Theatre Editors

With her troupe MorDance, Morgan McEwen aims to treat dancers fairly and change the stories ballet tells, both on- and offstage.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:27AM
Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Actors’ Equity and LORT Reach New Tentative Agreement by American Theatre Editors

The agreement comes after 6 days of in-person bargaining and multiple sessions on Zoom.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:13PM

Two River’s 2 New Leaders: A Sort of Homecoming by American Theatre Editors

Artistic director Justin Waldman and managing director Nora Deveau-Rosen have taken over a New Jersey theatre not far from NYC but with strong roots in its community.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:30AM
Monday, March 27, 2023

Sarah Mantell Wins 2023 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize by American Theatre Editors

They take the honor for the as-yet-unproduced play 'In the Amazon Warehouse Parking Lot,' written for cast of 7 women, non-binary, and trans actors over 50.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 08:30PM
Friday, March 24, 2023

Billie Holiday Theatre Receives National Medal of Arts by American Theatre Editors

The Billie has received this award in recognition of 50 years carrying the mantle for Black voices and Black artistic expression in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:41AM

What Is to Be Done 2.0: Some Notes on Theatre in a Time of Climate Crisis by American Theatre Editors

What will it take to change our ways before climate crisis makes such change impossible? We can start by using one of the greatest human inventions: story.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:08AM
Thursday, March 23, 2023

New School Names Jermaine Hill Dean of Drama by American Theatre Editors

The acclaimed music director and former interim dean of theatre at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee will join the New School faculty this summer.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 06:03PM

People’s Light Announces the Kiln New Works Program by American Theatre Editors

6 artists will present new works in development over 2 weekends in April.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 06:00PM

Jeremy B. Cohen to Lead Ojai Playwrights Conference by American Theatre Editors

Cohen will remain with the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis through June 2024, even as he begins programming for Ojai.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:44PM
Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Are You Even Here? Or Are You Just Represented? by American Theatre Editors

2 artists who’ve explored the ways city politics are like theatre wonder: What might theatre learn from city politics?

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:45PM

Theatre Producers of Color Announces 2023 ‘Producing 101’ Cohort by American Theatre Editors

The third annual Producing 101 program welcomes 25 aspiring BIPOC producers for a tuition-free 11-week education on the fundamentals of commercial producing.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:32PM
Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Andre Royo: ‘I’ve Been All These Guys’ by American Theatre Editors

In tackling Eric Bogosian's multi-character show 'Drinking in America' as his first stage performance in 15 years, the Bronx-born actor is making a defiant return to his roots.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:31PM

Black Theatre Coalition, Black Broadway Men Partner for Playwriting Initiative by American Theatre Editors

The partnership will see Black Theatre Coalition fellows working on an upcoming Black Broadway Men play reading.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:01PM

Stratford Festival, Intermission Magazine Launch IBPOC Critics Lab by American Theatre Editors

The program is accepting applications from aspiring and emerging theatre critics who are Indigenous, Black, or people of color for a 7-week curriculum and residency at the Stratford Festival.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:57PM

Chicago’s Sideshow Theatre Company to Cease Operations by American Theatre Editors

The storefront theatre company, known for producing world and American premieres, will donate all remaining funds to 7 other Chicago nonprofits.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:20PM

The Subtext: James Ijames, From Grandma’s Backyard to Broadway by American Theatre Editors

This month Brian talks to the 'Fat Ham' playwright about the art-loving family he came from and the communities he's found in theatre and in Philly.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:00AM
Monday, March 20, 2023

Jesús I. Valles Wins 2023 Yale Drama Prize by American Theatre Editors

Valles will attend a new residency program created by playwright Jeremy O. Harris, who also selected Valles's play 'Bathhouse.pptx' for the prize.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:53PM

If You Rebuild It, Will They Return? by American Theatre Editors

3 years after shutdown, despite some encouraging signs, most U.S. theatres are struggling to get audiences to commit.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:09PM

Candrice Jones Wins 2023 Kesselring Prize by American Theatre Editors

Jones wins for her play 'Flex,' which will open at Lincoln Center Theater this summer.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:04AM
Friday, March 17, 2023

Philly Theatre Week to Return March 23 by American Theatre Editors

All of this year's festival shows will offer pay-what-you-can tickets.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:51PM
Thursday, March 16, 2023

Tyne Rafaeli & Kate Whoriskey: Community, Not Competition by American Theatre Editors

Two in-demand directors of new plays meet to discuss their current projects and the state of the field.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 08:11AM
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Anthropologists Theatre to Have Actual Anthropologist in Residence by American Theatre Editors

The investigative theatre troupe will work with anthropologist Dr. Haile Eshe Cole to create a play about doulas and Black motherhood.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:55PM
Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Projected Back in Time as ‘Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ Returns by American Theatre Editors

A former projectionist recalls 3 memorable weeks in the mezzanine on the show's Boston tour stop back in 1979.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:10PM

9th Annual High School Theatre Festival to Showcase Public Schools by American Theatre Editors

In addition to performances from high schools in all 5 NYC boroughs, teens will back a senior citizen from Nevada who's getting his wish to perform on a Broadway stage.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:00PM

Lewberger Meets Fans Where They Are: Musical Theatre by American Theatre Editors

Though their Off-Broadway show is sold out, the musical trio is still trying new things onstage.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:43AM

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