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The resulting comedy, "Social Media Therapy," won first place in the Young Playwrights Festival. The winning play will be staged Sunday at 2 and 6 p.m. at The Capitol Theatre Center in Chambersburg. The festival opened for submissions from Franklin County students grades kindergarten through 12 ...
ROANOKE, Va.- - As the conversation about gun violence continues across the country, the theatrical production "Code Red" took the stage at Virginia Western Community College. "Code Red: Playwrights Against Gun Violence" is a collection of short plays written by people from around the country ...

Somewhere in America, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plots to take over the world. And if their new routine is good enough, they'll claw their way to the top at the Boogie Down Grand Prix in Tampa Bay. But in Clare Barron's raucous pageant of ambition and ferocity, these young dancers ...
For decades on American stages, the kitchen-sink drama reigned. Though these plays were often written and performed by white artists, their plots did not directly examine whiteness. More recently, contemporary plays have traced the economic anxieties of white families in the midst of a vanishing middle ...
The resulting comedy, “Social Media Therapy,” won first place in the Young Playwrights Festival. The winning play will be staged at 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at The Capitol Theatre Center in Chambersburg. The festival opened for submissions from Franklin County students grades kindergarten ...
A two-week, hands on workshop where students collaborate with each other and professionals in the fields of Creative Writing and Dramatic Arts to create, produce, and ultimately perform original one-act plays for a live audience on the Clague Playhouse stage on Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30.

Twenty-one years ago, the following names graced the inaugural Pacific Playwrights Festival (PPF), South Coast Repertory's foray into the mostly uncharted (at least on the Left Coast) waters of new plays: Richard Greenberg, Anthony Clarvoe, Cusi Cram, John Glore, Jessica Hagedorn, Howard Korder, ...
The Ojai Playwrights Conference launches its 21st season with the Annual Gala Benefit, a farm-to-stable celebration at a stunning ranch in upper Ojai. Festivities begin at 4:00 pm with a special show, featuring dramatic scenes and sensational songs performed by special guest artists. The evening ...
Eighty-nine (89) playwrights will compete for the 2018 edition of The Nigerian Prize for Literature, sponsored by Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited. The USD$100,000 prize will focus on drama this year. The 89 entries were formally handed over to the three-man Advisory Board of the prize led ...
Letts, already a Pulitzer Prize winner for August: Osage County in 2008, is one of the three playwrights nurtured at Theatre Three who went on to win a Pulitzer. The other two are Southern Methodist University alumna Beth Henley, who won in 1981 for Crimes of the Heart and Highland Park High School ...
The longrunning, annual developmental program, which has helped launch the careers of notable playwrights including August Wilson, Wendy Wasserstein and John Guare, has selected a total of eight new scripts to be showcased this summer in public readings that cap off a week of development for each ...
The Playwrights Realm kicks off its annual INK'D Festival of New Plays, a four-day festival of staged readings of new works by playwriting fellows Isabella D'Esposito, Sarah B. Mantell, Christina Quintana, and Celine Song. The festival runs through April 16–19 with two readings of each play at 3 PM and 7 ...
Astronomers have a term for three celestial bodies coming into alignment: a syzygy. It's the most appropriate term we could think of for the onstage confluence in Oregon this month: three of the state's biggest professional theaters are staging works by contemporary indigenous playwrights — all of them ...
Playwrights Horizons world premiere of Lindsey Ferrentino's new play This Flat Earth, about a seaside town community thrust into the spotlight following a school shooting, officially opens April 9. The production is directed by Rebecca Taichman and scheduled to play through April 29. In This Flat Earth, ...
CPF's next venture is a 3rd-annual event I am producing called 'Grandchild of PlaySlam!'. It is one night only, Apr 14 2018 at 7:30pm at The Cary Theatre. (122 E Chatham St.) It will be a 3-minute NC-play contest, where the audience votes on their top six of ten - those winners have their second 3-minute ...
Playwrights commissioned by independent theatre companies in the UK are set to see their pay rise by 2.9% from next month, as part of a new two-year deal. The Writers' Guild of Great Britain has negotiated an increase for writers working under its Independent Theatre Council agreement, meaning that ...
Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) presents the world premiere production of THIS FLAT EARTH, a new play by Lindsey Ferrentino (Ugly Lies the Bone, the current Amy and the Orphans). Directed by Tony Award winner Rebecca Taichman (Familiar, ...

#Playwright Ann Timmons will be presenting the world premiere reading of her play, “It's My Party!,” as part of Pipeline Playwrights' second-annual play reading series on Monday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. at MetroStage in Alexandria. #“It's My Party!,” directed by Catherine Tripp, explores what happens when ...
The activism continues with Montclair High School students Maggie Borgen, Anna Feltens, and Gabriella Ribeiro, mentored by Luna Stage incoming Artistic Director Ari Laura Kreith, who will present Code Red: Playwrights Against Gun Violence on Friday, March 23 at 6 & 8pm at Luna Stage, 555 Valley Rd ...
Theatre East is pleased to announce the five playwrights selected for the 2017-2018 5x5 Drama Series. BOB'S BIRTHDAY by Lowell Bartholomee, JUMPING UP AND DOWN HAPPY TOWN by Lori Fischer, OH, DANNY BOY by Edward Allan Baker, WE THREE by Julia Rae Maldonado, and FAINT TASTE ...
Attend the Village Playwrights' 4 Week Intensive Playwriting Workshop and learn the techniques for writing a compelling play and hone your skills in a LGBTQ friendly environment. Join in May 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm in NYC. Taught by Drew Sachs, the Village Playwrights' 4 Week ...
Performances for the 2018 Maine Playwrights Festival, the state's most prolific incubator for new plays by local playwrights, have been announced for April 26 through May 5 in Portland. This year's seventeenth annual festival features the world premiere performances of five new plays by Maine playwrights.
The 2017-18 Ruth Easton New Play Series at the Playwrights' Center closes April 9 and 10 with Core Writer Harrison David Rivers' new play "the bandaged place." The readings begin at 7 p.m. at the Playwrights' Center, located at 2301 E. Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. They are free, but reservations are ...
The winning stage plays and screenplays from this year's Heermans-McCalmon Writing Competition will be showcased Friday, March 23, at 4:30 p.m. in the Class of '56 Dance Theatre at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. “Winners of the competition have the rare opportunity to workshop their ...
According to Meehan, most members of the playwrights club had personal experience with bullying and wanted to take express why it was such an issue. "I was personally bullied this year and it was the first time that ever happened to me," Meehan said. "A lot of people come to our shows and we thought it ...
The Humana Festival of New American Plays is in full swing at Actors Theatre, with four of the festival's six new plays already running in rotation. One of the upcoming plays, “You Across From Me,” is a collaborative project. Each year, ATL brings in four playwrights to create an interconnected collection of ...
Amy_And_The_Orphans_Roundabout_Theatre_Company_Lindsey_Ferrentino_Feature_Shoot_02_HR.jpg Lindsey Ferrentino Marc J. Franklin. Performances begin March 16 for the world premiere of Lindsey Ferrentino's This Flat Earth, directed by Rebecca Taichman at Playwrights Horizons. In the new ...
The last time she visited, Martinez helped more than a dozen of the island's playwrights receive tens of thousands in emergency grant money. Martinez partnered with Midtown Manhattan-based the Midtown Manhattan-based Dramatists Guild Foundation to help 16 writers receive a total of $45,5000, the ...
Greenwich Library announces the return of Dr. Mark Schenker with a new Playwrights Lecture Series beginning on Thursday, March 15. Registration is limited. Be sure to mark your calendar and register online for each of the dates in the series, held from 7-8 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room – Thursday, ...
Walt McGough's new play “Brawler” — playing through March 18 at Boston Playwrights' Theatre — works too hard at first to keep its story moving, but scores in the end. Pro hockey player Adam (Greg Maraio) — known affectionately to his teammates as Moose — goes berserk in a hockey arena locker room ...
American life will be under the microscope at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater during its 2018-19 season. In the fall, two plays by Samuel D. Hunter about the struggling descendants of the explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, “Lewiston” and “Clarkston,” will be performed together for the first time.
CLEVELAND: Dobama Theatre has announced its 2018-19 season, featuring six regional, Midwest, or Cleveland premieres by female playwrights. “The time was overdue to intentionally champion the work of women who write for the stage, and to program these plays with central female characters in a ...
The Barbour Playwrights Award continues on Wednesday, March 28 at 7pm with a reading of Teresa Lotz's Mommy's Little Princess. In Mommy's Little Princess, Ingrid, her boyfriend, and her new roommate find a unique way to play house, upending our notions of relationship "norms" and the definition of ...
Playwrights honored this year include Nathan Alan Davis (Nat Turner in Jerusalem, Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea), cited by Whiting for his “uncanny gift for allegory and language, boiling down the large narratives of the African-American past to the scale of individuals wrestling to express themselves”; ...
New works about sexuality, race and privilege — “a season about us, here, now” — will be produced next season at Plan-B Theatre Company. The Salt Lake City company bills itself as “the only professional theatre company in the country producing full seasons of new work by local playwrights.”.
Each reading will include a talk-back and a discussion with the playwrights, directors, and actors. The audience feedback is instrumental in the development process and helps the playwrights perfect their scripts and helps guide Florida Rep as it decides whether to include one of these plays in a future ...
Dave DeChristopher, the Toledo Repertoire Theatre artistic director, stands with playwrights William McMillen, left, Kate Argow, Tanner DuVall, Deborah Coulter-Harris, and K.S. Hardy at the Toledo Repertoire Theater. Toledo Voices, which debuts works by local playwrights, opens at 8 p.m. Saturday.
New Jersey Theatre Alliance presents staged readings from plays written by five playwrights in the Matheny Medical and Educational Center's Arts Access Program, which empowers individuals with disabilities to create art without boundaries. The readings will be presented from 3-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, ...
Five political playwrights from Europe have turned terrorism into absurd comedy as they probe questions asking answers from their audiences. The five theater-makers, Daniel Boffey, Constanze Letsch, Philip Oltermann, Helena Smith and Kit Gillet, deal with sensitive political issues fighting the prejudices ...
The Women Playwrights' Initiative will return to the Ivoryton Playhouse on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3, building on its successful debut season last year. Organizer Laura Copland and a team of play readers she assembled chose four one-act plays from more than 300 that were submitted.
The Joust Theatre Company is thrilled to introduce The Writer's Round Table, a new developmental writers' group comprised of four carefully selected playwrights whose work challenges and/or reimagines systemic norms. These four playwrights will join us in a 9-month developmental process to exchange ...
The 41st Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival, the premiere festival for new works on the west coast, runs July 20th - 29th returning to the recently renovated Potrero Stage, 1695 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94107. Over 700 scripts were submitted for this year's festival. The final Six talented emerging ...
Dorset Theatre Festival Begins The 6th Annual Jean E. Miller Young Playwrights Competition On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, Dorset Theatre Festival began its 6th annual Jean E. Miller Young Playwrights Competition and Workshops. This program provides an opportunity for students to learn about ...
The idea behind Photo/Plays was born in 2001, when the Actors Theatre of Louisville gave a group of playwrights a copy of Lee Friedlander's photograph “Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, 1969,” and challenged them to write a play. The result was “Snapshot,” a collection of fascinating, funny and ...
One of the oldest, if iffiest, edicts for writers is “Write what you know,” and playwrights know the world of theater like the back of their ink-smeared hands. Vogel's “Indecent,” though — which opens Friday at the Guthrie Theater — paired tons of research (it's about the tortured history of a century-old Yiddish ...
Playwrights Gary McNair and James Fritz are among the first writers selected to create new plays as part of a $5 million (£3.6 million) commissioning drive by US audiobook giant Audible. Fifteen writers from across the globe have been commissioned to write original one or two-person audio plays, funded ...
Playwrights Horizons, among the most adventurous theaters Off Broadway, will present six shows in its 2018-19 season — the first of which will be delivered by two casts, one performing in American Sign Language alongside the other. The opening play, “I Was Most Alive With You,” by Craig Lucas, follows ...
Seven theatre artists have gathered for the nineteenth annual Sundance Institute Playwrights & Composers Retreat at Ucross Foundation in Wyoming, currently underway from February 5 to February 23, 2018. Designed to support theatrical writing in its earliest stages, the residency is dedicated to ...
At a time when both playwrights and theater companies increasingly rely upon funding for the arts and ticket prices to live theater soar, Audible seeks to provide a creative home for artists and ideas, supporting established and new playwrights by commissioning works that can be heard by millions of ...
The cast and company of Playwrights Horizons' world-premiere play This Flat Earth met with the press today to kick off rehearsals for the production, which is set to begin performances on March 16. Tony winner Rebecca Taichman (Indecent) directs the production, opening April 9. The cast of Lindsey ...


 

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