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Friday, September 29, 2023

Adriana Gaviria Receives 2023 Latinx Theatre Commons Diane Award by American Theatre Editors

The annual award recognizes an individual working in the theatre field who is committed to increasing Latinx representation across disciplines and includes a $5,000 unrestricted prize.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:37PM

Dipankar Mukherjee Named McKnight Foundation Distinguished Artist by American Theatre Editors

The award is granted annually to a Minnesota artist and comes with a $100,000 prize.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:14PM
Thursday, September 28, 2023

Marilyn Miller, Manager and Mentor by American Theatre Editors

Long associated with the New York-based Phoenix Theater, she went to work as a general manager on several Broadway and Off-Broadway shows.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:04AM

Are the Ticket Prices Too Damn High? by American Theatre Editors

Box office isn't the main revenue source for most nonprofit theatres, nor is pricing the biggest barrier for most patrons---but both sides of this exchange could benefit from more transparen…

SOURCE: American Theatre at 08:31AM

Better Together: How Co-Productions Spread the Love (and Risk) Around by American Theatre Editors

In the waning days of the 2022-23 season, I had a realization: Much of what appeared to be thriving onstage where I live in the Washington, D.C., area had been born elsewhere. This was the c…

SOURCE: American Theatre at 08:31AM
Wednesday, September 27, 2023

The Little Theatre That Could, and Still Does by American Theatre Editors

How a 68-seat cultural gem on the Jersey shore has stood the test of time for the sake of new plays.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 06:31PM

Sound Designer Abe Jacob to Receive Ming Cho Lee Award by American Theatre Editors

Jacob, known as "the Godfather of Sound," will receive the lifetime achievement award at the Henry Hewes Design Awards on Oct. 23.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:48AM
Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Colm Summers Named Artistic Director of Working Theatre by American Theatre Editors

An experienced director, he will look to deepen and strengthen the company's working-class programming.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:00AM
Monday, September 25, 2023

Theatrical Mustang: S Franco Knows Who They Are by American Theatre Editors

This month Woodzick talks to the Seattle-based director about creating a safe yet accountable rehearsal room, taking Shakespeare off a pedestal, and embracing body hair.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:16PM

The Borders of Our Lives: A Bilingual Dialogue About ‘The Frontera Project’ by American Theatre Editors

How 2 directors on either side of the U.S./Mexico border created a traveling theatre piece that both demystifies and complicates the stories of fronterizos.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:48PM

Following the Guiding Lights of Chicago Leaders by American Theatre Editors

As the fall season gets under way, Chicago's theatre scene offers plenty to be excited about, even as issues in the field continue to bubble under the surface.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:30PM
Friday, September 22, 2023

8 Designers Receive 2023 Henry Hewes Awards by American Theatre Editors

This year's recipients include design team dots, costume designer Brenda Abbandandolo, lighting designer Barbara Samuels, sound designer Tei Blow, media designer Kameron Neal, and puppetry…

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:12PM

10 Shows to Receive Biller Family Foundation Social Impact Grants by American Theatre Editors

This year's grants will support innovative and socially engaged productions at theatres in Colorado, California, Oregon, Washington, and Arizona.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:45PM

Lincoln Center Theater Leader André Bishop to Step Down by American Theatre Editors

He plans to leave at the end of 2024-25 season, after more than 3 decades at the theatre, and more than 4 decades in theatre administration.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:14PM

Charlique Rolle: Building the Community Black Artists Deserve by American Theatre Editors

As the Congo Square executive director dons a new leadership hat for the African American Arts Alliance of Chicago, she's centering community and the needs of Chicago's Black artists.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:34PM

Directors’ Choice: A Talk With Dmitry Krymov and Anne Bogart by American Theatre Editors

At La MaMa last spring, the two directors gathered to talk about actors, audiences, censorship, dislocation, and the haven of the rehearsal room.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:16PM
Thursday, September 21, 2023

The Subtext: Nathan Alan Davis’s Artistic Adventure by American Theatre Editors

This month Brian talks to Nathan Alan Davis about growing up with performer parents and how his own parenting influences his work.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:52PM
Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Carole Rothman to Step Down From NY’s Second Stage by American Theatre Editors

She'll have run the company she founded for 45 years, after leading it from 2 Off-Broadway theatres to join 3 other nonprofits who also run Broadway houses.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:27PM

Arts for EveryBody Initiative to Launch Nationwide Tour by American Theatre Editors

Lear deBessonet, Nataki Garrett, and Clyde Valentin will lead the public works project.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:54PM

How ‘Wild Home’ Stages, and Advances, the Fight Against Fossil Fuels by American Theatre Editors

Bringing together activists, citizens, and theatremakers to dramatize extraction's impact on local communities, this unique theatre project has created a community all its own.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:09PM
Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Russians Beyond Compassion in Andriy Bondarenko’s ‘Ghost Land’ by American Theatre Editors

In a triptych of plays, now onstage in Santa Monica, Calif., the Ukrainian playwright responds with ferocity to the invasion of his country.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:35PM

A Fringe Festival in a City at War by American Theatre Editors

In taking a solo show to Kyiv, I joined in a statement of solidarity, common humanity, and everyday expression in the face of invasion.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:35PM

How Far Can ‘Run Bambi Run’ Run? by American Theatre Editors

With a book by Eric Simonson and songs by the Violent Femmes' Gordon Gano, Milwaukee Rep brings a legendary true crime saga to the city where it began.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:33PM

Offscript: Pearl Cleage Speaks Her Truth by American Theatre Editors

On this episode Kelundra and J.R. talk to the Atlanta playwright about Chicago's month-long celebration in her honor, the value of community-driven storytelling, and her new play 'Something …

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:40AM

Pew Center Announces Philadelphia-Area Grantees by American Theatre Editors

Philadelphia Theatre Company and others have received project funding.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:34AM

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell to Step Down in 2024 by American Theatre Editors

As he caps his 30-year tenure, the University of Chicago Office of the Provost will lead a comprehensive search for his successor in the coming months.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 08:47AM
Friday, September 15, 2023

4 Playwrights Receive 2023 Helen Merrill Awards by American Theatre Editors

Guadalís Del Carmen, Cassandra Medley, Aya Ogawa, and Kit Yan will each receive unrestricted cash awards of $30,000.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:50PM

NEFA Releases Report on First Decade of National Theatre Project by American Theatre Editors

The report analyzes a variety of data about NTP advisors, grantees, and creators.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:04PM

Nathan Alan Davis Goes Into the Woods by American Theatre Editors

The fourth of this prolific playwright's 2023 premieres, 'The Refuge Plays,' is also his most ambitious and searching.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:00AM

17 Theatremakers Among This Year’s 154 MacDowell Fellows by American Theatre Editors

Selected from the second largest applicant pool in the Fellowship's century-plus history, they will join a diverse group at the residency's New England grounds.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 08:34AM
Thursday, September 14, 2023

Theatre Washington Announces 2023 Theatre Week by American Theatre Editors

The annual celebration returns with discounted performances, discussions, and other events.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:00PM