Friday, May 27, 2022

Rattlestick’s Global Forms Theater Fest: A Lifeline for Immigrant Artists by American Theatre Editors

What began as a way for visiting artists to maintain their O-1 visas has grown into a nearly 2-week celebration of international theatre, with over 100 immigrant artists from 34 countries.

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June 2023

With delightfully unexpected turns and an ensemble of endearing characters, Origin Story is a world premiere comedy about life’s biggest questions and the surprising ways we find the answe…

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:43PM

May 2023

With live blues and lyrical dialogue, August Wilson’s Tony Award-winning play promises a soulful exploration of the ties that bind and the chords that hold us together.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:40PM

April 2023

With live blues and lyrical dialogue, August Wilson’s Tony Award-winning play promises a soulful exploration of the ties that bind and the chords that hold us together.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:40PM
Thursday, May 26, 2022

The Canon, Reloaded: 3 Playwrights Respond to 20th-Century Classics by American Theatre Editors

In riffing on works by Arthur Miller and Lorraine Hansberry, 3 new plays by Kimberly Belflower, Kelundra Smith, and Eleanor Burgess alternately explore and explode what was missing from the …

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:53PM
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Tripwire Harlot to Publish ‘Sledgehammer Series’ of BIPOC Plays by American Theatre Editors

The new 4-volume series will include collected works by Phillip Howze, Hansol Jung, Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas, and Christina Anderson.

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April 2023

Celebrate the grand opening of the Rouse Theatre with the sensational, Tony Award-winning musical that bursts with artistic passion.

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March 2023

Celebrate the grand opening of the Rouse Theatre with the sensational, Tony Award-winning musical that bursts with artistic passion.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:45PM

Patricia McGregor Named Artistic Director of NY Theatre Workshop by American Theatre Editors

A director with bicoastal credits and extensive experience developing new work, she will succeed NYTW's longtime leader Jim Nicola.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

People’s Light Expands Artistic Team by American Theatre Editors

Following Zak Berkman's transition to producing artistic director, the theatre has brought on an artistic cabinet including Steve H. Broadnax III, Lisa Portes, Mieke D, and Nikko Kimzin.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:26PM

David Mamet and the ‘Stupid F***ing Words’ by American Theatre Editors

Like the characters in his language-lacerating work, the Chicago-bred playwright often spoils for a fight, even when the topic isn’t his increasingly conservative politics.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:40PM

Virginia Rep Welcomes 3 Artistic Directors by American Theatre Editors

The Richmond theatre, which announced a new tripartite leadership structure last fall, has filled all 3 spots.

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Monday, May 23, 2022

Charleston Stage Adopts 2-Person Leadership Structure by American Theatre Editors

With founder Julian Wiles's departure, Marybeth Clark will become artistic director alongside a new managing director starting in May 2023.

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Offscript: What We Talk About When We Talk About Abortion by American Theatre Editors

This week the editors discuss theatre's role in dispelling the fears and misconceptions surrounding abortion with Alison Leiby and Justice Hehir.

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Jada Suzanne Nixon Named Curious Theatre’s New Artistic Director by American Theatre Editors

She will succeed founding leaders Chip Walton and Dee Covington, who will serve in transitional roles during the 2022-23 season.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:59AM

Innocence, F-Bombs, and Song: The Balancing Act of ‘The Bedwetter’ by American Theatre Editors

Sarah Silverman's musical memoir, delayed by pandemic and the death of a key collaborator, finally arrives at the Atlantic with its frank, irreverent spirit intact.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:13AM
Friday, May 20, 2022

Passing the Torch at Repertorio Español by American Theatre Editors

After 52 years at the influential bilingual theatre, 17 of those at the helm, Robert Federico feels he is leaving Repertorio in good hands with Rafael Sánchez.

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In ‘American Jade,’ Jodi Long Traces Her Imprints by American Theatre Editors

At Bucks County Playhouse, the award-winning actor stars in a one-woman show reckoning with the legacy of her showbiz family and the experiences of Asian Americans in the theatre.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:30PM
Thursday, May 19, 2022

‘Lehman Trilogy,’ ‘Kimberly Akimbo’ Lead Outer Critics Awards by American Theatre Editors

This year's winners will be honored at an in-person ceremony on May 26.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 06:57PM
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Dave Harris and Mansa Ra: Connection, Contention, Community by American Theatre Editors

The writers of 'Exception to the Rule' and 'What the End Will Be,' both at Roundabout Theatre, talk about their paths from home to work, and possibly back again.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 07:49PM

ViBe Theater Experience Names Executive Co-Directors by American Theatre Editors

Beryl Briane Ford and Michelan Le'Monier will co-lead the Brooklyn-based organization.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 05:29PM

Nikki Kuhnhausen: The Death of an ‘American Girl’ by American Theatre Editors

In depicting a transphobic murder in Washington, Mikki Gillette's new play sets out to show a young woman's confidence in the face of chaos.

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Sundance Theatre Program, Rest in Power by American Theatre Editors

The end of yet another path-breaking play development program, one with fieldwide impact and global reach, has not been properly mourned.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:36AM
Monday, May 16, 2022

R. Eric Thomas: Laugh Till You Feel Something by American Theatre Editors

With 3 plays opening within as many months of each other, the prolific writer talks about comedy, empathy, and his deep love for television.

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Theatrical Mustang: Ada Karamanyan Would Like More, Please by American Theatre Editors

This month we talk to the administrator, activist, and casting professional about amplifying trans talent, rethinking the canon, and prioritizing mental health.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:29PM

‘Case’ and ‘Kimberly’ Take Top NY Drama Critics’ Circle Awards by Alexandra Pierson

New works by Samuel D. Hunter and by Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire were named best play and best musical of 2021-22.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:47PM

Jonathan Berry Named Artistic Director of Penobscot Theatre by American Theatre Editors

A Chicago-bred director, producer, and teacher, Berry will join Penobscot executive director Jen Shepard to lead the company's 49th season.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:00AM
Saturday, May 14, 2022

April 2023

A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, she h…

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March 2023

When a young man tries to save his Gullah family home, he dives into the history of his family lineage, the Civil War, and the first town of Black freedmen in America. Mitchelville is a stor…

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:08PM

January 2023

D’Agata is a talented writer with a transcendent essay about the suicide of a teenage boy—an essay that could save the magazine from collapse. When Jim is assigned to fact check D’Agat…

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

Know a Theatre: Theatrical Outfit of Atlanta, Ga. by Alexandra Pierson

An intimate theatre with a focus on new plays and local stories, its season ends with the return of local star Terry Burrell as 'Lady Day.'

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