NEW YORK, NY – DeWanda Wise, star of the Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It, and her husband, Alano Miller, best known for the WGN America drama series Underground, will join TED LANGE, the actor, director and screenwriter known for the TV series The Love Boat, as co-hosts of New Federal Theatre's 50th Anniversary Virtual Gala, January 17, 2021, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
Jan 05, 2021
Like the entire world, Southwestern playwrights and theatre artists find themselves pivoting so much that they’re beginning to feel like pandemic ballerinas. And, also, like the rest of the world, we’ve already grown tired of even the word “pivot” itself.
Dec 30, 2020
Dramatists and theatres have a symbiotic relationship. We provide the beating heart, theatres give us a body to hold that heart so we can share it. I reached out to one Washington State theatre to see how they’re faring and to explore how we might help each other survive.
Doug Starcher and Lynn Starcher. Photo by Sarah Richardson.
Dec 29, 2020
When I catch up with playwright and DG member EM LEWIS on her family farm in Monitor, Oregon, it’s nearing the end of the growing season. Veggies are picked and preserved. Wood’s chopped and stacked. And this particular Tuesday—November 3, 2020—becomes an apt backdrop for a chat about her new play, The Great Divide.
Dec 28, 2020
I caught up with one of New York theatre’s charismatic leaders, National Black Theatre’s AD Jonathan McCrory to discuss how they face a pandemic and support community.
Dec 25, 2020
During lockdown, New Jersey has lived up to its gritty reputation for being the research and development state for new plays. Professional theatres, community theatres, and newly formed writers’ groups have been working with local members and DG writers from all over the country.
Dec 24, 2020
Like every other region, ours has struggled mightily since the pandemic. And, like the rest of the theatre world, we’ve been forced to move our activities online for time being.
Courtney Sale, artistic director of Merrimack Repertory Theatre. Photo by Kevin Harkins.
Dec 23, 2020
The City of Houston has experienced an unprecedented pandemic starting in March of 2020. The effects were staggering. But there were a few theatre companies in Houston that pressed forward despite court ordered social distancing and less than 25 percent capacity audiences.
Dec 22, 2020
NEW YORK, NY – The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust has announced the recipients of the 2020 Steinberg Playwright Awards.
Dec 21, 2020
As a fan of new plays by women, I am fortunate to highlight three of our regional members. Their work delves into racial and gender disparities, social justice, and impending environmental disaster. These women are not writing fluff.
Dec 21, 2020