The ambitious program, slated to seed 22 new plays, has announced its first 4 commissioned writers: Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Robert Schenkkan, Mansa Ra, and Lauren Gunderson.
The Tucson theatre hopes to fill a budgeting gap left after not receiving a $20,000 grant.
Theatres who want to respond to the current political climate have a ready vehicle: an angry new two-hander by the author of ‘All the Way.’
On this week’s podcast, we talk about how the nation’s and the world’s political tumult is affecting theatres (and how they’re responding), about the departure of critic Charles Isherwood from The New York Times, and with National New Play Network executive director Nan Barnett about the nation’s new-play landscape.
Robert Schenkkan and Neil Berg’s new show dramatizes the three days between the crucifixion—and whatever happened next.
The Pennsylvania theatre includes dramas by Laura Schellhardt and Zak Berkman, a new Musketeers musical, a Jane Austen adaptation and more.
Spring’s award season in New York had a few big standouts.
A Texas playwright takes on an iconic Texas politician in ‘All the Way’ and ‘The Great Society,’ and finds a figure of Shakespearean—i.e., tragic—proportions.
It began as a way to illuminate black culture, but Black History Month has become a source of frustration for artists who yearn to be valued equally all year.