Friday, July 12, 2024

6 Theatre Workers You Should Know by Kelundra Smith

This diverse group of multi-hyphenates are spreading their wings across Houston and beyond.

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‘So Many Truths’: Reflecting on the 2024 TCG Conference by Gabriela

The Theatre Communications Group National Conference in Chicago offered much-needed interconnectedness, resources, and hope to a culture at crossroads.

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From Restless to Rooted: Reflecting on the 2024 TCG Conference by American Theatre Editors

This year’s conference offered questions, realizations, and opportunities to explore what change can and should look like.

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A Critical Moment: Reflecting on the 2024 TCG Conference by American Theatre Editors

This year's TCG national conference demonstrated the need to build not only community but solidarity as well.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 08:38AM
Thursday, July 11, 2024

Amanda Susskind Named Managing Director of Shakespeare Center Los Angeles by American Theatre Editors

Among her duties will be overseeing a renovation and expansion of the company's downtown L.A. space.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 06:47PM

Hansberry-Lilly Fellowship, Musical Theatre Teacher of the Year, and More by American Theatre Editors

A roundup of prizes, fellowships, and other recognitions.

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Kayla Hamilton Creates Circle O, a Company for Black Disabled Artists by American Theatre Editors

The new organization's performance wing kicks off with a show at The Shed in August, with educational and consultation to follow.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:56PM

Door County Beach Vibes by American Theatre Editors

'Girls on Sand,' a new musical produced by Northern Sky Theater in Wisconsin, explores the escapism of summer, and the importance of friends to share it with.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:00AM

Ambition, Onstage and Off: The Old Globe’s Epic Stab at ‘Henry 6’ by American Theatre Editors

Director Barry Edelstein may have squeezed 3 Shakespeare history plays into 2 parts for this program, but nothing about this canon-completing repertory extravaganza is small-scale.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:57AM
Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Klaus Peter Schuller Named Virginia Rep Managing Director by American Theatre Editors

Meanwhile, artistic director of programming Rick Hammerly has been promoted to artistic director.

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This Month in Theatre History by American Theatre Editors

A non-theatrical venture by John Wilkes Booth, a Tupac musical, the founding of a legendary Off-Broadway company, a global Latin festival, and more.

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Future Forward at PAC NYC and Aviva Studios by American Theatre Editors

2 new spaces, 1 in New York City and the other in Manchester, show the advantages of radical flexibility.

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The Subtext: Inda Craig-Galván’s Search for Self-Expression by American Theatre Editors

This month Brian talks to the busy playwright and TV writer about sketch comedy, grad school, and the audition that changed her path.

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Monday, July 8, 2024

SWANA Theatre Deserves Better Futures by American Theatre Editors

As the conversation around authentic representation continues to evolve, we need to implement identity-conscious practices in telling our stories too.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:16PM
Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Philip Arnoult: Breaking Bread and Crossing Borders by American Theatre Editors

For decades as the leader of the Center for International Theatre Development, this tireless impresario brought theatre artists together and delighted in the sparks that flew.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 06:57PM

Casey York Named Playwrights Horizons Managing Director by American Theatre Editors

The theatre has simultaneously laid off multiple staff members and announced other cost-saving measures.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 01:30PM

Nike Doukas Named Antaeus Artistic Director by American Theatre Editors

Doukas will take over from longtime artistic director Bill Brochtrup.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:30AM

Theatrical Mustang: Bobby Bennett, Cabaret King by American Theatre Editors

Woodzick talks to the multi-hyphenate performer about his love of movie musicals, his creative instincts, and how he honed the art of cabaret.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 11:00AM
Monday, July 1, 2024

Ernie Nolan Named Unicorn Theatre Artistic Director by American Theatre Editors

Nolan succeeds Cynthia Levin, who will retire after 45 years at the Kansas City theatre.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:43PM
Friday, June 28, 2024

The Big Orange Door of Opportunity by American Theatre Editors

How an L.A. arts education center empowers young people to imagine new possibilities.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 03:00PM

Gwen Watkins Named Stages Managing Director by American Theatre Editors

The native Houstonian joins newly-appointed artistic director Derek Charles Livingston.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 10:52AM
Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Offscript: Pride Month Party by American Theatre Editors

On this special episode, Kelundra and Gabriela talk to some of their favorite drag performers and check in with critic Naveen Kumar.

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The Gift of Living in Whitney White’s Queendom by American Theatre Editors

An intrepid, in-demand force in the American theatre, this writer-director is finding more to say through Shakespeare’s only recurring female character, Queen Margaret.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 02:29PM

Naveen Kumar Is Looking Forward to D.C. by American Theatre Editors

The Washington Post's next theatre critic is excited to dive into a scene that's new to him and to continue covering an industry in flux.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:45PM

121 Project, Van Lier New Voices Fellows, and More by American Theatre Editors

A roundup of prizes, fellowships, and other recognitions.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 12:03PM

Throwing Toys, Facing the Music: My Cathartic 2-Show Day  by American Theatre Editors

How to deal with rejection and gain perspective on this crazy business? Maybe spend a day watching Broadway musicals you worked on but ultimately weren't cast in.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:45AM
Tuesday, June 25, 2024

From Chicago: Future Questions From the TCG Conference by American Theatre Editors

This month we start our look back at our recent gathering in the Windy City and hear from artists Anna Rogelio Joaquin and Aileen Wen McGroddy.

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Monday, June 24, 2024

Emily Van Fleet Named Creede Rep Artistic Director by American Theatre Editors

A longtime member of the theatre's acting company, she succeeds interim leader Kate Berry, who stepped in when John DiAntonio left last fall.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 04:58PM
Wednesday, June 19, 2024

‘We Are In The Wrong Place’ by Kelundra Smith

In 1968, one of the regional theatre’s founding mothers wrote an urgent memo to her board: It was long past time to integrate the company and diversify the audience.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:45AM

TCG Announces Co-Leadership Structure and Turnover in Advocacy Dept. by American Theatre Editors

Longtime director of advocacy Laurie Baskin will retire this month, with Erica Lauren Ortiz stepping in as interim advocacy leader, while TCG kicks off a search for 3 top leaders.

SOURCE: American Theatre at 08:40AM
Monday, June 17, 2024

On the Ground: Chicago Neighborhoods at a Glance by American Theatre Editors

As we near TCG's 2024 national conference in Chicago, local critic and journalist Emily McClanathan offers an overview of the diverse offerings of Chicago's many neighborhoods.

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