Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Race, Mystery, RBG, Opera: I’ve Got a Little List by American Theatre Editors

From a Conan Doyle-inspired inquiry to an Emmett Till trilogy, from a Baroque opera to an Alaskan Tlingit journey, here are some shows I'd put on my hypothetical theatre calendar.

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Monday, October 3, 2022

This Month in Theatre History by American Theatre Editors

October recalls the extraordinary career of a 19th-century performer, the founding of both an Indianapolis institution and a West Coast bilingual theatre project, as well as the premieres of…

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Les Waters: Theatre Spaces and Thin Places by American Theatre Editors

In excerpts from a new book, the British-born director talks about childhood mysteries, the theatre buildings he's worked in, and his fascination with erasure and contradictions.

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TheFrontOffice Foundation Launches Grant for Mid-Career Women Directors by American Theatre Editors

The $25,000 award is intended both to honor a deserving artist and to keep a spotlight on persistent gender-based inequity in the field.

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Hedgepig Releases 3rd Annual Expand the Canon List of Classics by Women by American Theatre Editors

The company has uncovered 9 overlooked but eminently producible plays by women through history, from Aphra Behn to Wakako Yamauchi.

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Zharia O’Neal Is Sound Theatre’s First William S. Yellow Robe Playwright  by American Theatre Editors

O’Neal will receive a $10,000 stipend, travel and housing reimbursement, and will teach a playwriting course and develop a comedy about black women in reality television; Finalists of the …

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Christina Anderson Named 2022 Recipient of Annual Horton Foote Prize  by American Theatre Editors

Anderson will receive the $50,000 award for her play 'the ripple, the wave that carried me home' at an event on Oct. 24.

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Friday, September 30, 2022

Octavio Solis, in the Company of His Characters by American Theatre Editors

The playwright talks with director Chi-wang Yang about his new play ‘Scene With Cranes,’ about making theatre in a bar, and about the unacknowledged grief of the world.

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Mary Kathryn Nagle Is First KCRep American Crossroads Resident Playwright  by American Theatre Editors

An attorney on the frontline of Native American rights, and the playwright of 'Sovereignty' and 'Manahatta,' Nagle will create a work inspired by stories of the region.

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Robert Kalfin, Off-Broadway Pioneer, Made a Home for Big Risks by American Theatre Editors

The founder of Chelsea Theater Center was a force from the 1960s onward, doing plays no one else would do and encouraging similar boldness in his colleagues.

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Bob Kalfin and Me: A Friendship Over Half a Century by American Theatre Editors

From our first meeting, he opened me up to a panorama of possibilities, not only in the theatre but in myself.

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Martyna Majok’s ‘Cost of Living,’ in This Economy? by American Theatre Editors

With a Broadway debut about disabled folks and their caretakers, the playwright of 'Sanctuary City' and 'Ironbound' is again writing at the margins.

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‘All of Me’: A Rom-Com That Represents, and Not Just Onstage by American Theatre Editors

A new play at Barrington Stage Company, about a class-riven romance among 2 wheelchair and text-to-speech users, also has plenty of disabled talent backstage.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Sean Daniels Leaves Arizona to Helm Florida Studio Theatre Recovery Project   by American Theatre Editors

After 3 years as artistic director at Arizona Theatre Company, Daniels will lead new-play development at the Sarasota theatre, particularly of work dealing with addiction and recovery.

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Gilman and Falls: A Match Made at the Goodman by American Theatre Editors

Gearing up for their 6th collaboration at the Goodman, the playwright and director reflect on an artistic partnership that has spanned 25 years.

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Letters to the Editor: Long Wharf, Stage Blood by American Theatre Editors

Readers respond to a review of a book about making it bleed onstage, and a theatre leader takes issue with a recent report on a necessarily changing field.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Playwrights Realm Announces 2022-23 Cohort of Writers by American Theatre Editors

The company is launching another fellowship program to lower barriers for playwrights entering the industry.

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The Subtext: Callie Kimball’s Maine Event by American Theatre Editors

In this episode, Brian talks to a longtime friend and colleague about her circuitous path from and back to the Pine Tree State, and what that journey has meant for her as a writer.

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Offscript: Most-Produced With Lynn Nottage & Lauren Gunderson by American Theatre Editors

On this episode we broke the news that Nottage's 'Clyde's' will be the most-produced play of the season, then welcomed her and fellow prolific scribe Gunderson on to talk shop.

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Friday, September 23, 2022

3 Portland, Ore. Companies Join to Form Cuomo Theatre Collaborative by American Theatre Editors

Named for Coho Productions' late artistic director, Philip Cuomo, the new collective also includes Third Rail Rep and Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble.

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‘Clyde’s’ Is Most-Produced Play, and Lynn Nottage Most-Produced Playwright, of 2022-23 Season by American Theatre Editors

A mix of familiar and new titles, of challenge and comfort, characterizes this year's lists, the first this magazine has done since 2019.

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November 2022

In My Body No Choice, Molly Smith’s final directorial venture for Arena Stage, eight of America’s most exciting female playwrights share what choice means to them, through the telling of…

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October 2022

In My Body No Choice, Molly Smith’s final directorial venture for Arena Stage, eight of America’s most exciting female playwrights share what choice means to them, through the telling of…

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7 Early Career Designers Receive 1/52 Project Grants by American Theatre Editors

Each of the inaugural recipients of these grants, designed to support a diverse pool of designers in all disciplines, will receive grants up to $15,000.

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Producer Lamar Richardson Is Named 2022 Front Row Fellow by American Theatre Editors

The fellowship. designed to support young producers of color, grants the recipient a $10,000 stipend and a $20,000 budget to cover the costs of developing a new show.

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Robert O’Hara Puts Nothing on a Pedestal, Least of All the Canon by American Theatre Editors

This busy writer-director, known for new works, is now staging 'A Raisin in the Sun' at the Public, but it's more a case of continuing a legacy of Black iconoclasm than a new career phase.

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Arizona’s Stray Cat Asks: Can We Be the Change We Want to See? by American Theatre Editors

How a small theatre in Phoenix, now embarking on an all-BIPOC season, is challenging its local colleagues to do better.

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15 Theatre Artists Among 129 MacDowell Resident Fellows by American Theatre Editors

This year's cohort, its first at full capacity since COVID, includes such familiar theatre names as Dave Malloy, Anne Washburn, and Sanaz Toossi.

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Melis Aker Is Signature Theatre’s Inaugural LaunchPad Resident by American Theatre Editors

The residency includes two $15,000 commissions, a full production, a theatregoing stipend, a writing retreat, mentorship, and more.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Real Talk: Can Broadway Broaden Its Access and Impact? by American Theatre Editors

Broadway producers Ron Simons and Hunter Arnold talk about the changes they've seen (and been a part of) in their field, and point to the changes that are still needed.

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A Capital Season by American Theatre Editors

Theatre folks from Alaska to Ohio to Misssissippi tell us where they're seeing the most change and what they'd like to see on a stage in the coming season.

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