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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 at ...
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 after ...

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 have ...
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 ...


 

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