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
We’re all dealing with a new normal. Life as it was has changed in both the theatre and the streets of your city. Will the closeness we once felt still be there?
Christopher Salazar, Caro Zeller, and Gabriela Fernandez-Coffey in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival production of The Copper Children. Photo by Jenny Graham.
Jul 28, 2020
“I'm still hopeful. I still believe.” That’s Candrice Jones, whose play Flex was set to premiere at Actors Theatre of Louisville’s storied Humana Festival on March 20, 2020. Her first major professional production in one of the season’s most visible new play festivals was canceled just days before it began.
Illustration: Ian Sklarsky for The Dramatist
Jul 24, 2020
It is a distinct pleasure to write the Season in Review for the Northern California region: in part because it is an opportunity to acknowledge both artists and theaters, and in part because the number of new works being produced in Northern California is heartening (not to mention inspiring).
Shotgun Players' production of Far Far Better Things
Jul 28, 2020
Amid the present pandemic’s frightful statistics and sheltering mandates; amid the face masks, six-foot intervals, empty shelves, and eager Zoom offerings; amid the panic, financial hardship, and all that anxiety, it’s hard and not a little sad to recall that we did, indeed, have a theatrical season here in Southern California, B.C. – Before Covid – and it was full of sparkling, compelling work, including a number of world premieres, that wowed civilians and dramatists alike.
The IAMA Theatre Company production of Mama Metal
Jul 27, 2020
The July 2 Dramatist LIVE was all about playwright and performer, Charles Busch.
Jul 16, 2020