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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Mabou Mines Looks Back at a Half Century of Looking Forward by American Theatre Editors

Last weekend the seminal New York experimental ensemble feted a formidable legacy of collective creation, cross-pollination, and cultivation of generations of theatremakers.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 08:25PM

Del Shores Foundation Writers Search Recognizes LGBTQ+ Southerners by American Theatre Editors

The first awards go writers from Texas, North Carolina, and Georgia.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:18AM
Monday, June 27, 2022

Meeting the Moment With a Pulitzer Winner and 2 Finalists by American Theatre Editors

James Ijames, Kristina Wong, and Sylvia Khoury talk about what inspired their award-worthy plays and how they shaped them.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:39PM

Talk About the Passion: A Resurrection at Oberammergau by American Theatre Editors

Postponed by the pandemic, the latest iteration of Germany’s most famous Passion Play has returned with spectacle and spirit intact, minus some of its nastier legacies.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:26PM

Theater Mu Creates Emerging Playwrights Circle by American Theatre Editors

The inaugural cohort includes Philip de Sa e Silva, Emma Y. Lai, Katie Rein, and Sunny Thao.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:36PM

Detroit Rep Names Kendra Ann Flournoy Managing Artistic Director by American Theatre Editors

A Detroit native, she will join executive artistic director Leah Smith in running the 65-year-old theatre.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:14PM

Who’s There: How Árpád Schilling and the Imaginists Took Aim at Gun Violence by American Theatre Editors

'S D A (Someone Dies Again' may have been built by the Hungarian auteur and the California ensemble in an organic, communitarian way, but that didn't shield them, or audiences, from its howl…

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:33AM
Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Ted DeLong Named Interim Managing Director of Woolly Mammoth by American Theatre Editors

The former general manager of Oregon Shakes will join Woolly in an interim capacity this summer, succeeding Emika Abe in the position until a new director is selected.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:32PM

Sound Theatre Seeks Applicants for Yellow Robe Playwright Residency by American Theatre Editors

The Making Waves William S. Yellow Robe Jr. Playwright Residency Program will provide a stipend and training for a playwright to develop new work with an intersectional lens.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:30PM

IndieSpace, Indie Theater Fund Are Getting Married by American Theatre Editors

Two NYC companies have joined forces to support the city's independent theatres and artists through grant-making, fundraising, and real estate challenges.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:18PM

Offscript: Live From Pittsburgh by American Theatre Editors

This week, we share our live TCG conference session with arts journalist Sharon Eberson, City Theatre co-artistic director Monteze Freeland, and Quantum Theatre founder Karla Boos.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:59PM

Two NC Colleges Form Common Thread Theatre Collective by American Theatre Editors

Connected by their love of theatre, a primarily white liberal arts institution and the largest HBCU in the country have come together to drive industry change and center underrepresented sto…

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:45AM

Timothy J. McClimon Named Signature’s Executive Director by American Theatre Editors

After 6 months as interim executive director, McClimon will step into the full role alongside artistic director Paige Evans.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:10AM

Ping Chong and Company Announce 3-Year Leadership Transition by American Theatre Editors

The plan begins with founding artistic director Ping Chong and longtime executive director Bruce Allardice stepping down at the end of 2022.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:54AM

Obsidian Theatre Fest Announces Lineup for Season 2 by American Theatre Editors

This year in-person offerings and a musical theatre showcase have been added to the Detroit festival uplifting Black stories and playwrights.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:50AM
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

The Subtext: Dipika Guha Is a Seeker by American Theatre Editors

This month Brian talks to the 'Yoga Play' author about the absurdism of real life and how her globally forged voice meets contemporary American life.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:30PM
Friday, June 17, 2022

Theatrical Mustang: John Jarboe’s Genderful Performances by American Theatre Editors

This month Woodzick talks to the founder of the Bearded Ladies Cabaret about her origin story, gender cannibals, and the fine art of hosting.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:35AM

Seema Sueko Receives TCG Alan Schneider Director Award by American Theatre Editors

The honor goes to a freelance director focused on building just communities through generative work, consensus organizing, and research and development.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:55AM
Thursday, June 16, 2022

Mark Cuddy Named Interim Artistic Director at Cleveland Play House by American Theatre Editors

CLEVELAND: Cleveland Play House (CPH) board of directors has announced that regional theatre veteran Mark Cuddy has been appointed to serve as interim artistic director as the theatre seeks …

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:05PM
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Jade King Carroll Tapped to Lead Chautauqua Theater Company by American Theatre Editors

The experienced director and educator will suceed Andrew Borba in running the summer theatre in southwest New York state.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:58AM

OSF Promotes Anyania Muse to Managing Director by American Theatre Editors

After a year as director of the theatre's director of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA), she will move up to both oversee a wider variety of operations and to infuse IDEA value…

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:42AM

Adam Odsess-Rubin’s National Queer Theater, Still Dreaming Forward by American Theatre Editors

The NYC-based company will next host Criminal Queerness Festival, welcoming theatremakers from nations where homosexuality is outlawed at a time when U.S. also faces renewed threats from the…

SOURCE: American Theatre at 08:00AM
Monday, June 13, 2022

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

The 2022 cohort includes 6 Pittsburgh-based BIPOC leaders in all theatre disciplines.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:11PM

3 Black Theatremakers at Play (and at Work) in NJ’s ArtYard by American Theatre Editors

A recent reading of TyLie Shider's play 'Whittier,' about the aftermath of George Floyd's murder, brought together artists intent on sustaining the energy of the past 2 years of protest.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:02PM

Shauneille Perry, Pioneer on Page and Stage by American Theatre Editors

Hailing from an accomplished Chicago family, she started in journalism, then went on to break barriers as an actor, playwright, and director.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:36AM

‘A Strange Loop’ Takes a Victory Lap That Was Years in the Making by American Theatre Editors

When he put 'Broadway' in a song lyric, Michael R. Jackson was unwittingly naming the destination, and the destiny, for his unapologetically Black and queer musical, which won the Best Music…

SOURCE: American Theatre at 08:57AM
Saturday, June 11, 2022

Molly Smith to Retire from Arena Stage by American Theatre Editors

After 25 years and more than 200 productions, Smith will step down in 2023 to make room for a new chapter at the D.C. theatre.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 07:57AM
Friday, June 10, 2022

5 Joyce Award Projects to Receive Largest Grants Ever by American Theatre Editors

Artists Nancy García Loza, Nabil Ince, Michael Manson, Aram Han Sifuentes, and Pramila Vasudevan will join with institutions to create projects fostering culturally vibrant, equitable, and …

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:08PM

Fragments, Loss, and Language: On the Jewishness of Pinter and Stoppard by American Theatre Editors

An excerpt from a new book about the lessons learned from staging the work of 2 major English writers.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:00AM

A Vibe Shift at the Great Plains Theatre Conference by American Theatre Editors

In streamlining its offerings, the annual Omaha new-play gathering has gained what visiting artists see as an increase in collegiality, support, and breathing room.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:21AM
Thursday, June 9, 2022

‘Mamma Mia!,’ ‘Clue’ Top List of Popular High School Shows by American Theatre Editors

The Educational Theatre Association's annual statistics also show an uptick in theatre participation among young people, as in-person performances return.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:57AM