Thursday, October 21, 2021

The Week That Shook Center Theatre Group by American Theatre Editors

When the L.A. theatre announced a season light on women playwrights, a protest led to change and greater transparency.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:45PM

Faye M. Price Named McKnight Foundation’s 2021 Distinguished Artist by Daniella Ignacio

The $50,000 award goes to Minnesotan who has made significant contributions to the state's culture.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 06:18PM

Butterfly Effect Theatre Names Eric Pfeffinger Its Generations New-Play Resident by Daniella Ignacio

Pfeffinger will workshop his new play 'Fourteen Funerals' through the residency, designed for playwrights with young children.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:50PM

Lileana Blain-Cruz, Teo Castellanos Among 2021 Doris Duke Artists by American Theatre Editors

Seven artists in total will receive $275,000 each, including $250,000 in unrestricted funding.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:00AM
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

2nd Annual Greater Good Commission and Theater Festival Announces 2021 Season by Daniella Ignacio

Festival will highlight five LGBTQIA+ Latinx-identifying playwrights at Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:20PM

NY Theatre Producers Offered Tax Credits for Doing Diversity Jobs Training by Daniella Ignacio

Productions can earn the credit by signing on for qualified programs.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:31PM

The NOLA Project Names New Co-Artistic Director Brittany N. Williams by Daniella Ignacio

Ensemble member Brittany N. Williams will step up to the new role for the company.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:49PM
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

How to Be an Antiracist Theatremaker by American Theatre Editors

Five producers gather to talk about what they do and the power they hold to make change.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:37AM
Monday, October 18, 2021

A Cultural Patriot, Curious About Theatre Everywhere—That Was Jim O’Quinn by American Theatre Editors

Though he ran a magazine based in New York City, he tirelessly---and uniquely---spread the love around the entire national theatre scene.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:57AM
Friday, October 15, 2021

Jim O’Quinn: Enthusiast, Champion, Ever-Bouncing Buoy by American Theatre Editors

The founding editor of American Theatre did everything with gusto, including mentoring two generations of theatre journalists.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:46AM

How Extra Time Gave Court Theatre a Deeper Dive Into ‘Othello’ by American Theatre Editors

Pandemic delays allowed the Chicago theatre to rethink their both production process and the meaning of the play, with strong input from their lead actor.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:07AM
Thursday, October 14, 2021

How Lili Taylor Caught Wallace Shawn’s ‘Fever’ by American Theatre Editors

She may be alone onstage for the performance, but she contains---and reflects---multitudes.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:18PM

Toni Sterling Is First USITT, OPERA San Antonio Design Fellow by Daniella Ignacio

The new fellowship connects BIPOC designers with performing arts organizations, with funding from Disney Live Entertainment.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 08:51AM

SCR Announces Newscripts Series and NewSCRipts in Schools Partnership by Daniella Ignacio

South Coast Rep's play reading series will return, along with a new program bringing play readings to UC Irvine.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 08:39AM
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Support for Latinidad Onstage: A Lifelong, Not a Month-Long, Job by American Theatre Editors

For Hispanic Heritage Month, four Latinx/Latine play festival producers talk about their vision for a more expansive and inclusive American theatre.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:12PM
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Know a Theatre: Six Points Theater of St. Paul, Minn. by American Theatre Editors

Formerly the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company, this Twin Cities mainstay is dedicated to new work rooted in Jewish culture.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:51PM

The Folger’s Karen Ann Daniels: Making the Shakespeare We Want by American Theatre Editors

As she steps into a new role at D.C.'s Folger Theatre and Library, she's focused on how a repurposed Bard can help build community.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:06PM

Jim O’Quinn, Founding Editor of American Theatre Magazine, Dies at 75 by American Theatre Editors

Hired in 1982 to create a national theatre magazine, he spent decades covering and celebrating artists and companies in the U.S. and around the world.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:15PM
Friday, October 8, 2021

Offscript: Jokes and Epiphanies With Will Eno by American Theatre Editors

The playwright of 'Middletown' and 'Thom Pain' talks about his new Ibsen adaptation, 'Gnit,' the often winding pursuit of the self, and the lessons of community.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:15PM

Chicago’s Samuel G. Roberson Jr. Fellowship Will Go to a Director by Daniella Ignacio

In its second year, the fellowship named for the late Congo Square Theatre artistic director will pair a Windy City theatre with a director for a residency.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:31AM

Science in Theatre Festival to Bring Together Tech and Arts by Daniella Ignacio

AI, mixed reality, and Smartwear technology are among the draws at Transforma Theatre’s women-driven festival.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:11AM

The Fled Collective Returns to Flea Theater Under New Terms by Daniella Ignacio

In a new partnership and reparative grant, the collective will become the key resident company at the downtown New York theatre.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:01AM
Thursday, October 7, 2021

This Month in Theatre History by American Theatre Editors

From a warning against home-grown fascism to an R&H revisal, from WOW Café to slam poetry.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:17PM
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

#ENOUGH Seeks Short Plays on Gun Violence From Teen Writers by Daniella Ignacio

After a record year of gun violence in the U.S., the latest iteration of the nationwide campaign aims to give young people another chance to dramatize their feelings about it.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:19PM

David Cale to Be First Playwright in Idaho Writers’ Residency Program by Daniella Ignacio

Cale will develop a new work as part of the Hemingway writer-in-residence program at Sun Valley's Community Library.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:03PM

Jean-Claude van Itallie Made Adventures Possible by American Theatre Editors

Among the doors the playwright and teacher opened: to the power of words, to the world of theatre, to the possibilities of meditation.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:00AM

Biden’s Picks to Head NEH, NEA: Shelly Lowe and Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson by American Theatre Editors

If confirmed, Lowe will be the first Native American head of the NEA, and Jackson the first African American and Mexican American to lead the NEA.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:16AM
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Flannery Short List of Faith-Related Plays Includes 2 by Guirgis, Hall by American Theatre Editors

A list of 200 plays dealing with faith, religion, and/or spirituality also includes work by Lucas Hnath, Ins Choi, and Mark St. Germain.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:17PM

The Lark Is Grounded: New-Play Incubator to Fold After 25 Years by American Theatre Editors

Citing a financial 'perfect storm,' the organization's board has opted to close the 27-year-old organization.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:38PM
Friday, October 1, 2021

Teresa Sapien Named Associate Artistic Director at Arena Stage by American Theatre Editors

An artist and leader who first joined the company in 2019, she will oversee the efforts of the theatre's artistic development.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:42AM

NY Theatre Review Site DidTheyLikeIt.Com Unveils Roster of 5 Critics by American Theatre Editors

The review aggregation site will publish original criticism alongside its thumbs-up-or-down parsings of NYC theatre reviews.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:38AM

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