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Tune in this Sunday, May 31 at 7:30 PM ET to experience the 65th annual Drama Desk Awards!
The Broadway star-studded evening will feature appearances by Tituss Burgess, James Corden, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Beanie Feldstein, Santino Fontana, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jane Krakowski, Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Cynthia Nixon, Ashley Park, Andrew Rannells, Ali Stroker, and Susan Stroman. The Tony Awards were postponed this year, but you can still get your taste of Broadways through this show.
The special celebration of the theater season will benefit The Actors Fund and its imperative work to provide emergency financial assistance.
The ceremony will also celebrate the life and legacy of American theater producer and director Hal Prince with the first-ever lifetime achievement honor. The Harold Prince Award will be bestowed annually for outstanding contributions to theater, and this year will be awarded posthumously to Mr. Prince.
The awards special also will stream on DramaDeskAwards.com.
Sunday, 2 PM ET: Plays in the House Jr: Space Girl
From Executive Producers James Wesley and Seth Rudetsky, Artistic Director Anika Larsen and Technical Director Jason Crespin, Plays in the House Junior is live-streamed readings of plays for young people, performed by young people to support not-for-profits bringing theater to young people. Hosted by Juli Rudestsky Wesley, Plays in the House Junior will air each week and every reading will be followed by a Q&A with the playwright!
ACCENT HELP FOR ACTORS
6 June 2020 at (11:00 PDT / 14:00 ET / 20:00 Prague CET)
The newly launched Globetrotting Shakespeare presents an international online performance experience of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. In this moment of isolation, reflection, and transformation, Shakespeare artists across 4 countries will come together digitally to present a live stream performance of The Tempest for our Time. Journeying to Prospero’s digital island are theatre makers and artists representing Shakespeare Napa Valley, Shakespeare by the Sea, Atlanta Shakespeare Company at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, Shakespeare at Notre Dame, The University of Houston, and Prague Shakespeare Company.
The actors will be participating remotely, and the event will be live-streamed through thestreamingtheatre.com. Contributions to the event will benefit Prague Shakespeare Company’s Summer Shakespeare Intensive, a transformational classical theater training, performance and mentorship program that takes place each summer in the Czech Republic. In April 2020, Prague Shakespeare Company announced that its world-renowned Summer Shakespeare Intensive had to be cancelled this year due to the devastating Coronavirus pandemic. Artists, scholars and students from all over the world were to gather in Prague for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train and perform Shakespeare’s great plays in Europe’s most historic venues including Prague Castle and the Czech National Theater’s Estates Theatre - where Mozart premiered Don Giovanni in 1787.
This is a devastating artistic, educational, and financial loss. While other countries, such as Germany, have committed billions of Euros to supporting the arts, the Czech Republic has yet to provide any financial relief to arts organizations and theatre companies whose livelihood depends on public engagement and performances. All of the artists featured in the Globetrotting Shakespeare's The Tempest for our Time represent theater leaders, directors and actors, who have all worked for Prague Shakespeare Company. Ariel in The Tempest for our Time, represented as five elements, will be played by alumni of the Prague Shakespeare Company Summer Intensive. This coming together from around the world demonstrates the microcosm of the kind of artistic company PSC creates – uniting a world through the words of William Shakespeare - a vision that Globetrotting Shakespeare and Prague Shakespeare Company both share.
This one-time performance will launch on The Streaming Theatre website and Twitch page on 6 June 2020 at (11:00 PDT / 14:00 ET / 20:00 Prague CET).
Watch on The Streaming Theatre: https://thestreamingtheatre.wixsite.com/home/livestream and on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thestreamingtheatre
Tickets: This is a DONATE WHAT YOU CAN event. Donate by Credit Card through Paypal. Options for donating can be found at:
All contributions will help ensure PSC’s commitment to training the next generation of theatre artists that will continue a tradition of excellence and artistry.
Team for The Tempest for our Time
Produced by: Jennifer King & Suzanne Dean
Directed by: Jennifer King, Suzanne Dean, Carolyn Johnson, Laura Cole
Performers: Jim Johnson, Scott Jackson, Suzanne Dean, Jennifer Le Blanc, Aaron Wilton, Joel Bryant, Laura Baranik, Karel Heřmánek, Matthew Cowell, Benjamin Stowe, Jessica Romero, Abbe Fralix, Ray Jacildo, Ross Turkington, Nadina Espinosa, Bailey Smith
Technical Engineer: Kevin Kemp, The Streaming Theatre
Producing Sponsor: Sonoma Valley Wholesale Nursery https://www.sonomavalleynursery.com/
Atlanta Shakespeare Company's Laura Cole writes:
I’m directing the movement and video aspects of the Ariel character, now divided into five aspects Aether, air, fire, Earth, and water -They’re all young professional artists, a couple are still in college, and a couple have just graduated; all are artists that I worked with both on stage and in the classroom as a teacher, at the Prague Shakespeare Company summer intensive – which we don’t get to do this summer because of all the travel restrictions and the pandemic.
The fundraiser aspect is because the Czech republic isn’t financially shoring up a lot of the theater companies as in America, and the summer season is a main part of their income. And what’s so heartbreaking is that as soon as the Czech Republic started locking down, along with the rest of the EU, Guy, the artistic director at Prague Shakespeare Co and his wife Jessica began a fundraising campaign to support any and all of Prague Shakespeare Co.’s theater artists, no matter whether they were in the Czech Republic, or Canada, or America. We’re just trying to pay them back for that generosity, and maybe inspire other groups of artists to dip their toes into the digital theater world.
Alabama Shakespeare Festival presents
ASF recently commissioned 22 Southern playwrights to each create original pieces on the theme of “home.”
The playwrights collaborated with actors from around the country to bring these new works to life.
And here are some samples from Atlanta artists you should enjoy:
"The Cat" Written by Lauren Gunderson, Performed by Suehyla El-Attar
"What You Can Fix" Written by Topher Payne, Performed by Shannon Eubanks
"Home is Where You're Who You Are" Written by Daryl Lisa Fazio, Performed by Madeleine Lambert
"Homing" Written by Mary Lynn Owen. Performed by Terry Burrell
"Coming Home" Written by Pearl Cleage, Performed by Darlene Hope
Tune in for The Artist's Approach
A free online video Q&A series with leading theater professionals.
Hear from award-winning theater artists including Tom Kitt, Sierra Boggess, Tony Shalhoub, and many more in Alliance Theatre’s new video series, “The Artist’s Approach.” Weekly episodes will feature pre-recorded conversations with some of today’s most exciting actors, directors, and writers for stage and screen on their approach to their craft and tips of the trade.
You can already watch conversations with Andrew Lippa, Tony Shalhoub, Kelli O'Hara, Darius de Haas, David Cromer, and Karen Pittman.
STAY TUNED FOR UPCOMING EPISODES:
Daniel Sullivan (June 2)
Jason Robert Brown (June 9)
John Clarence Stewart (June 16)
Rick Cleveland (June 23)
Kenny Leon (June 30)
Rachel Hoffman (July 7)
Bethany Anne Lind (July 14)
Tom Kitt (July 21)
Other future episodes will feature guests including Josh Radnor, Itamar Moses, Casey Nicholaw, Lex Liang, and Michael Arden.
From Here to Eternity
Pearl Harbor, 1941, where the girls sing "don'cha like Hawaii", the men of G Company sing the blues, and where even on an army base, love and desire are never very far away.
Sir Tim Rice’s epic new musical, From Here To Eternity, is adapted from one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century; a gripping tale of illicit love and army life which translates in to a breath-taking, romantic and excitingly original show.
Check out our new offerings!
Did you love THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG? Well, you're in luck! From Mischief Theatre comes THE GOES WRONG SHOW, available for the first time in the US exclusively on BroadwayHD. Follow that up with a dose of FAME (and you'll live forever!), and for all you BEAUTIFUL fans out there, you'll love our newest documentary, Carole King: Natural Woman.
The Goes Wrong Show
An amateur dramatic society performs a series of half-hour plays for television, all of which go terribly wrong. From the creators of The Play That Goes Wrong. Episodes 1 and 2 are available now - new episodes will be released every Tuesday!
The Pilot (not the Pilot)
Our amateur dramatists stage a WW2 drama, rarely performed because of its historical inaccuracy, that’s bedeviled by collapsing sets, a missing actor, and machines with minds of their own.
A Trial to Watch
A legal drama is to be performed this week, but a set-design problem baffles the stage crew. Throw in a nervous first-time actor, and it’s a recipe for theatrical disaster.
PLAYBILL PRIDE Pride Plays Announces the 4 Works Streaming Live on Playbill in June
MAY 21, 2020
Playbill will live stream the seminal LGBTQIA+ plays every Friday night for Pride Month.
Nick Mayo, Michael Urie, and Doug Nevin Marc J. Franklin
In celebration of Pride, Playbill and Pride Plays will present four live streamed readings of plays by and about the LGBTQIA+ community at 7 PM every Friday in June in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Produced by Doug Nevin and Michael Urie with festival direction by Nick Mayo, Pride Plays is also presented in partnership with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.
Pride Plays will stream readings directly on Playbill.com beginning June 5 with Brave Smiles...Another Lesbian Tragedy by The Five Lesbian Brothers (Maureen Angelos, Babs Davy, Dominique Dibbell, Peg Healey, and Lisa Kron) directed by Leigh Silverman. Presented at last year’s festival, the joyous and raucus Brave Smiles is considered one of The Brothers’ most essential works.
On June 12, we present Donja R. Love’s one in two, “a portrait of what it means to be black and queer in America today. The play was rapturously received at the New Group earlier this season and we are honored to bring this work to our audiences in June,” says Mayo.
June 19 will see Masculinity Max by MJ Kaufman take the “stage.” Directed by Will Davis, the play stands as a mesmerizing and life-affirming new work from a powerful playwright. Kaufman’s Eat and You Belong With Us played the 2019 festival “and audiences were wowed by the wit and heart of their writing,” says Nevin. “MJ Kaufman is one of the most exciting playwrights working today.”
The final play honors groundbreaking playwright Mart Crowley, who passed away in March of this year, after winning a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play for his The Boys in the Band. Pride Plays is honored to present his Men From the Boys June 26. Produced with Aaron Glick, the drama will be directed by Zachary Quinto, who played Harold in the Tony-winning revival. “With The Boys in the Band, the late, great Mart Crowley wrote the original Pride Play. Those boys changed the lives of so many and we always wondered what happened to them as they became men,” says Urie. "Men From the Boys is the answer to that question as we revisit those characters here."
Casting for each of the four plays has not yet been announced. Each presentation will be hosted by a pillar of the community, who will introduce the play and share their own stories before the curtain rises.
The festival will cap off with Playbill’s Pride Spectacular, a musical celebration of Pride, hosted by Urie on June 28.
In addition to the four readings and a concert, throughout the entire month of June, Pride Plays will continue to develop new works through virtual readings—though not presented to the public. “The goal since we first got together to produce Pride Plays last year was to expand representation of the entire LGBTQIA+ community in the theatre,” says Mayo. “That means creating more opportunities for emerging writers, as well as directors and performers.”
“We want to offer emerging writers the opportunity to work with top-flight directors to fine-tune new stories about the LGBTQIA+ experience,” Nevin explains. “While we are sorry that we can’t all get in the same room, Zoom is a wonderful means of community-gathering. We look forward to the ideas and sparks of humanity that we know will emerge in the coming weeks.”
While “the four ‘MainStage’ plays represent writers who helped lay the groundwork for queer theatre and writers who’ll be leaders of the next generation,” as Urie says, the Festival as a whole is committed to the continued nurturing of more stories by a breadth of artists in the community. “When it comes LGBTQIA+ theatremakers, we have an embarrassment of riches, and with Pride Plays 2020 we are once again scratching the surface. The 11 plays that make up the festival of developing works come from playwrights from all across the rainbow, no two plays or playwrights alike.”
The following plays will be part of the full Pride Plays Festival 2020 June 1–30:
Everything Beautiful Happens at Night
By: Ted Malawer
Directed By: David Cromer
Just Press Save
By: Rodney Hicks
Directed By: Michael Greif
Good Time Charlie
By: Ryan J. Haddad
Directed By: Danny Sharron
By: Azure D. Osborne-Lee
Directed By: Kirya Traber
By: Omar Hantash
Directed By: Kareem Fahmy
Are You There Truman?
By: Garrett David Kim
Directed By: Gaven Trinidad
Marked Green At Birth, Marked Female at Birth
By: Sophie Sagan-Gutherz
Directed By: Caitlin Ryan O'Connell
You Have to Promise
By: Audrey Lang
Directed By: Jenna Worsham
By: Preston Max Allen
Directed By: Blayze Teicher
Will You...Hold My Hair Back
By: Carmen LoBue
For Leonora, or, Companions
By: Hayley St. James
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