What does it mean to be alone? While this question resonates in light of our nationwide pandemic experience, it is present in the play DNR.
The cast of the Metro Theater Company of St. Louis production of Ghost. Photo by Jennifer Lin.
Aug 13, 2020
“Wait ‘til next year.” For Chicago Cubs fans, that phrase used to be shorthand for the annual heartbreak, as the team repeatedly snatched defeat from the jaws of victory during playoff season. The infamous 108-year “curse” of the Cubs was lifted in 2016 when the team won the World Series, and a new musical about that moment, Miracle, with a score by Michael Mahler and book by Jason Brett, premiered in May 2019 at the Royal George Theatre.
Nondumiso Tembe and Ladysmith Black Mambazo in the Steppenwolf Theatre Company production of Lindiwe by ERIC SIMONSON. Photo by Michael Brosilow.
Aug 12, 2020
Thank you, Michigan dramatists for all the new stories you have told, the writing sessions you attended, the camaraderie we have shared and of course, your premieres.
Scott Norman and Jamie Lien in the Williamston Theatre production of New Releases. Photo by P. Chris Purchis.
Aug 11, 2020
In honor of our Season in Review, I offer a list of new plays in the Minneapolis/St. Paul region that either happened or was supposed to happen.
Bethany McHugh and Ankita Ashrit in the Theatre Pro Rata production of The Ever and After. Photo by Charlie Gorrill.
Aug 10, 2020
We all wish we had better news about this shortened past season.
Lady of Agreda makes its world premiere at Queensbury Theatre. Photo by Christian Brown.
Aug 06, 2020
In 2019-20, new work by local dramatists and world premieres flourished on the stages in Dallas and Fort Worth.
The cast of Cooties, produced by Flexible Grey and Uptown Players
Aug 05, 2020
Welcome to our second annual Season in Review! As Dramatists Guild Regional Rep for Austin/San Antonio, I have compiled the full-length world premieres produced in our area from May 2019 to May 2020 and, space willing, I’ll also mention some world premieres which were rescheduled or canceled because of Rona.
The Mélange Theatre Company production of Saint Somebody. Photo by Steve Rogers Photography.
Aug 04, 2020
I was caught off guard. It certainly doesn’t seem like a year ago since I wrote my first Season in Review article for the Colorado Region in The Dramatist.
Abby Apple Boes and Damon Guerrasio in Queen of Conspiracy at Miners Alley Playhouse. Photo by Rachel D. Graham.
Aug 03, 2020
While COVID-19 sent Southwestern theatres scrambling toward the end of the season about when to close and when to stay open in the interest of the public health crisis, theatres continued their in-
Sean Ewing in The Phoenix Theatre Company production of ¡Americano!
Jul 31, 2020
New plays continue to be a part of the theatre scene in Utah and Idaho, with a number of world premieres happening in the past year—many of which were penned by local writers.
Aaliyah Ann, Amanda Morris, and Latoya Cameron in form of a girl unknown at Salt Lake Acting Company. Photo by Dav.D Daniels / Dav.D Photography.
Jul 30, 2020