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Friday, June 26, 2020

Roundabout Postpones Season to Spring, Adds Childress’s ‘Trouble in Mind’ by American Theatre Editors

Next spring the theatre plans to mount 'Caroline, or Change' and '1776,' and in the fall and winter, 'Birthday Candles' and 'Trouble in Mind,' in its belated Main Stem bow.

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‘Artistic Instigators’ at Center of NYTW’s Non-Traditional Season by American Theatre Editors

25 artists have been engaged to come up with a slate of new work, with forms and delivery methods to be determined.

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One Way to Keep Theatre Alive? Put It on TV by American Theatre Editors

Networks should borrow a model from the 1950s television series which broadcast exciting new plays live from the studio.

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Chanel Bragg Named Associate AD at Arizona Theatre Co. by American Theatre Editors

She is an Arizona native with extensive ties in the local theatre community.

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Baltimore Center Stage Announces Shortened 2020-21 Season by American Theatre Editors

The season, which will feature 3 world premieres, is set to begin in January 2021.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Where’s the Orchestra? A Lockdown Requiem by American Theatre Editors

Maintaining healthcare coverage, locating shipped instruments, planning for an uncertain future---these are tough times for pit musicians.

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TCG Announces Fifth Round of Rising Leaders of Color by American Theatre Editors

Eight early-career artists from New York City will be given professional development and networking opportunities.

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A Few Theatres Open for Business, If Not Business as Usual by American Theatre Editors

How and why are a handful of theatres reopening, even as the coronavirus surges?

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Arena Stage Launches Artists Marketplace by American Theatre Editors

The new initiative will allow patrons to purchase art directly from Arena Stage artists.

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Jeanna DiPaolo Is Named the 2020 Willa Kim Costume Design Scholar by American Theatre Editors

The Upstate New York costumer will receive $7,500 toward related studies that will complement her design work.

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What Is a Dancer Who Is Not Moving? A Unicorn Wants to Know by American Theatre Editors

Sydney Magruder Washington, who has been outspoken about her mental illness, is using quarantine to reflect on her identity and place in the world.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Miami New Drama’s Marquee, Marching in Place for Black Lives by American Theatre Editors

Michel Hausmann has long used the Colony Theatre's signage for tweet-length messages, and now each week he's turning it over to Black writers.

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Can Socially Distanced Theatre Still Teach Social Skills? by American Theatre Editors

How 2 theatre training programs for adults and young people with intellectual disabilities have adapted their work during the pandemic lockdown.

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Steppenwolf Announces 2020-21 ‘Reset’ Season by American Theatre Editors

The Chicago ensemble theatre will present a shortened lineup, plus new works on a streaming platform.

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Raven Theatre Names Markie Gray Managing Director by American Theatre Editors

Gray's tenure will begin on July 1, 2020.

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Monday, June 22, 2020

HowlRound Announces 2020 National Playwright Residency Program by American Theatre Editors

The third cohort includes 13 playwright and theatre partnerships across 10 cities.

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When There Isn’t a Bad Seat in the House (Because It’s a Car) by American Theatre Editors

Two troupes have found a new way to bring audiences to them, and parking isn't an issue.

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Ken-Matt Martin: ‘Rooting For Everybody Black’ by American Theatre Editors

The Southern-bred director spent his early years breaking down barriers, and he's now intent on joining a movement for change and inclusivity in the theatre.

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

A Pause, Yes, But We’re Keeping the Ghost Light On by American Theatre Editors

As theatres pause live performance and seek other ways to connect with audiences, this magazine will pause its print edition but continue online.

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The Public Theatre Announces Radio Drama ‘Richard II’ by American Theatre Editors

In partnership with WNYC, the Public will offer this four-part drama starring André Holland over four July nights.

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Woolly Mammoth Announces Core Partner Program by American Theatre Editors

The D.C. theatre will work with five organizations that share a commitment to inclusion, anti-racism, and social justice.

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Nearly Two Thirds of U.S. Venues Plan Fall 2020 Comeback, Study Shows by American Theatre Editors

TRG Arts finds that multidisciplinary venues are most likely to try to reopen early, and theatres the least likely.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson ‘Blue’ Named Best New Opera by American Theatre Editors

The Music Critics Association of North America recognizes their opera about African American life.

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The Sol Project Announces 3 Play at Home Commissions by American Theatre Editors

The plays from Virginia Grise, juliany taveras, and Cándido Tirado are available now from Play at Home.

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TYA/USA Report on Representation Shows Improvement, and Room for More by American Theatre Editors

The study, conducted with the Center for Scholars & Storytellers, shows that gender and race representation in TYA work has increased over the past decade.

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30-Plus Bay Area Theatres Join PlayGround for Juneteenth Justice Play by American Theatre Editors

Vincent Terrell Durham's play 'Polar Bears, Black Boys & Prairie Fringed Orchids' will stream around the country on June 19.

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The 3Views Pivot: From Diversifying Criticism to Memorializing Canceled Shows by American Theatre Editors

How the pandemic shutdown gave the Lillys-backed initiative a chance to refocus efforts to support the field.

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About Alice, or When Social Distancing Ends by American Theatre Editors

In this excerpt from a new journal by theatre artists, the author recounts how she confronted racism in a loved one with more love.

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Managing Editor Russell M. Dembin to Leave American Theatre Magazine by American Theatre Editors

A longtime staff member, he helped keep the magazine's copy clean, budgets balanced, and deadlines met.

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Center Theatre Group Postpones Season Until April 2021 by American Theatre Editors

The adjusted season will begin April 29, 2021, with the extended closure resulting in $40 million in lost revenue.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Mary Overlie: Absence and Presence by American Theatre Editors

Her Six Viewpoints taught me, and generations of theatremakers and performers, to get out of our own way and expand our perception.

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