Tuesday, June 6, 2023

As Under the Radar Fest Goes Under, Whither Experimental Theatre? by Amelia Merrill

The Public Theater's abrupt cancellation of the influential new-works showcase raises questions about the future of innovative work in NYC and globally.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:03PM

No Sondheim Is Alone: 3 Directors on His First Posthumous Revivals by American Theatre Editors

Lear deBessonet, Maria Friedman, and Tommy Kail compare notes on staging 'Into the Woods,' 'Sweeney Todd,' and 'Merrily We Roll Along.'

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:23AM

‘Addams Family,’ ‘Clue’ Top High School Musicals and Plays List by American Theatre Editors

The survey also tracks educator's concerns around censorship and post-COVID stats.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:13AM
Monday, June 5, 2023

Madeleine Lambert Named Alabama Shakes Associate AD by American Theatre Editors

The leader, performer, and educator succeeds deputy artistic director and education director Greta Lambert (no relation) in the role.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:09PM

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Names Summer Residents by American Theatre Editors

Residents are provided a home, travel, food, a $550 stipend, and a flexible $1,000 writers' choice fund to support the development of their musical.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:37PM
Thursday, June 1, 2023

Marisa Macella Named Steep Theatre Executive Director by American Theatre Editors

Macella joins the company as it establishes a new permanent artistic home following the purchase of a building in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:15PM

Chris Jennings Named Manhattan Theatre Club Executive Director by American Theatre Editors

Jennings comes to MTC after 19 seasons at Shakespeare Theatre Company in D.C.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:04PM
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

It Opened Doors on TV, But Can ‘Transparent’ Sing Onstage? by American Theatre Editors

How the creators of 'A Transparent Musical' have adapted the hit series about a Jewish family's multiple gender journeys into a stage musical, premiering tonight at L.A.'s Mark Taper Forum.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:50PM

The Creative Ecosystem of ‘Riven,’ a New Play About Recycling by American Theatre Editors

Marina Zurita is the director of this new work about solidarity and struggle among Brazilian waste pickers, but she's not the piece's sole author.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 08:14AM
Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Gloria Majule’s ‘Culture Shock’ Wins 2023 Leah Prize by American Theatre Editors

Winners of the playwriting prize receive a $5,000 cash award, a public reading, and a summer workshop as part of Vassar's Powerhouse Theater Season.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 06:41PM

Justin Huertas, Theatrical Superhero by American Theatre Editors

The disarming myth-making musical 'Lizard Boy,' about to make its NYC debut, is just one of the trails being blazed by this Seattle-based auteur.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:52PM

José Casas Wins Dominic Orlando Playwriting Award by American Theatre Editors

The award, which comes with a $10,000 unrestricted prize, honors playwrights who have forged their own paths with smaller-budget theatre companies and ensembles.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:54AM
Thursday, May 25, 2023

Ensemble Theatre Co. Artistic Director Jonathan Fox to Step Down by American Theatre Editors

He steps down after 17 years of leadership at the California company, where his legacy included strong ties with European companies.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:48PM

The Subtext: Jonathan Spector’s Eureka Moments by American Theatre Editors

This month Brian talks to the Bay Area playwright about the writing process, battling imposter syndrome, and redefining success.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:28PM

Lorna Courtney, Victor Abreu Win Clive Barnes Awards by American Theatre Editors

Courtney and Abreu each received an unrestricted award of $5,000, and were among eight finalists selected by the committee.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:14PM

Devos Institute Arts Management Fellows Announced by American Theatre Editors

Among the 12 executives from 7 countries who will participate in arts management intensive are 2 theatre administrators, Shaza Ishak and Claudio de Vasco.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:57PM

Mabou Mines Announces Resident Artists Showings by American Theatre Editors

3 participants in the company's Resident Artists Program (RAP)--Lydia Jialu Li, Sarah Finn, and Jovon Outlaw---will present new works-in-progress at the theatre June 8-10.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:35PM

WAM Theatre Co-Founder Kristen van Ginhoven to Step Down by American Theatre Editors

After 14 years with the arts activism organization, its producing artistic director will leave at the end of 2023.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:04PM
Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Sakura Rosenthal Wins Next Narrative Monologue Competition by American Theatre Editors

The Boston high schooler took first place and a $3,000 scholarship, with Atlanta's Eryn Regans in second and Greensboro, N.C.'s Laylah Cooper-Hallman third.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:10PM

Chicago Latino Theater Alliance Announces First Inicios Festival by American Theatre Editors

Inicios: Chicago Latine Playwright Festival will June 2-4, featuring works by Nelson A. Rodriguez, Raul Dorantes, Emily Masó, and Claribel Gross.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:56PM

New Ohio’s Ice Factory Festival Announces Final Lineup by American Theatre Editors

Ice Factory 2023 features seven new works over seven weeks, culminating in artistic director Robert Lyons’s 'Ultra Left Violence' as the final show.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:46PM

David Ellenstein and Bill Kerlin to Lead Laguna Playhouse by American Theatre Editors

Ellenstein and Kerlin will also maintain their roles at North Coast Repertory Theatre.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:34PM

Broadway League Names 2023 Award Recipients by American Theatre Editors

The League Awards recognize exemplary service to the touring Broadway industry.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:29PM

How Does the WGA Strike Affect the Theatre? Ask Playwrights by Amelia Merrill

The stakes are high for dramatists used to making most of their income writing for film and TV.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:33PM

Kwame Kwei-Armah Named MTC Artistic Advisor by American Theatre Editors

He will remain in his role as artistic director of the Young Vic in London while advising on MTC's programming and future planning.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:10PM

Peninsula Players Names 2023 Scholarship Recipient by American Theatre Editors

Graduating senior Hunter Malvitz, who will receive a $500 scholarship, plans to attend UW-Eau Claire this fall to pursue a BMEd in music education with a choral emphasis.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:36PM
Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Theatrical Mustang: Amber Scales on Activism and Acting by American Theatre Editors

This month Woodzick talks to the Southern storyteller and social impact strategist about the clear parallels between making theatre and making a difference.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:22PM

Jerry Zaks to Lead 10 Lunt-Fontanne Fellows at Ten Chimneys by American Theatre Editors

The Tony-winning director will lead a week-long intensive for veteran actors Demetria Joyce Bailey, Anthony Fusco, Blake Hackler, Elizabeth Heflin, Bob Hess, Michael Manuel, Sandra Marquez, …

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:51AM

Will Davis at Rattlestick: An Artistic Homecoming by American Theatre Editors

What would take a busy freelance director off the road? The chance to gather and serve communities---especially those who've been under-served.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:01AM
Monday, May 22, 2023

‘Kimberly Akimbo’ Gives Grants to Fund High School Musicals by American Theatre Editors

The first round of Great Adventure Grants for student theatre productions have gone to Denzel Washington School of the Arts, High Tech High School, and Pan American International High School.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:49PM

The Tank Announces PrideFest Programming by American Theatre Editors

The lineup includes new work by Emily Aviles, Ella Baldwin, Júlia Cerqueira, Scout Davis, Leo Diaz, Emily Drossell, Stephen Dym, Stephen Hill, Aliyah Hunter, Kenneth Keng, Adin Lenahan, Dau…

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:37PM

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