Americans for the Arts Presents 2020 Robert E. Gard Award to Red Door Project’s ‘Evolve’

    Americans for the Arts has announced Red Door Project’s Evolve, a live performance experience based in Portland, Oregon, as the 2020 recipient of The Robert E. Gard Award. The award recognizes exemplary projects from the last year led by individuals or organizations who demonstrate a commitment to intersecting the arts with other sectors of community life in meaningful and measurable ways. Red Door … Continue reading Americans for the Arts Presents 2020 Robert E. Gard Award to Red Door Project’s ‘Evolve’

CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF AWARD-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT TERRENCE MCNALLY IN JULY

      WITH TONY® AWARD WINNERS RITA MORENO AND BILLY PORTER ON JULY 1; AND TOM KIRDAHY, TYNE DALY AND CHITA RIVERA ON JULY 8   ACCLAIMED AMERICAN MASTERS DOCUMENTARY TERRENCE MCNALLY: EVERY ACT OF LIFE STREAMING ON PBS.ORG AND THE PBS VIDEO APP NOW THROUGH AUGUST 31  Floating World Pictures celebrates the life and legacy of the late Tony® Award-winning playwright and LGBTQ … Continue reading CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF AWARD-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT TERRENCE MCNALLY IN JULY

Sundance Institute Theatre Program: An All-Women Cohort to Convene at MASS MoCA Lab

Sundance Institute’s Theatre Program will support three ambitious new works for the stage, and their four women creators, at this year’s two-week Theatre Lab at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA). The Lab, which runs from November 10 to November 24th, will feature the concentrated and abundant time and resources, including individual casting from a dedicated acting company and daily rehearsals, that has … Continue reading Sundance Institute Theatre Program: An All-Women Cohort to Convene at MASS MoCA Lab

Sundance Institute Announces Projects and Artists for Two Fall Theatre Labs

    New Work by Lucy Alibar, Elise Thoron, Frank London and 600 HIGHWAYMEN Selected for Lab at MASS MoCA, Nov. 30 – Dec. 14 New York, NY — Sundance Institute today announced the projects and artists that will participate in its two Fall artist development programs: the inaugural Playwrights Studio at Flying Point in Water Mill, NY (October 19-26), as well as t The two-week … Continue reading Sundance Institute Announces Projects and Artists for Two Fall Theatre Labs

Playwright: Raegan Payne

    Raegan Payne is an award-winning, published playwright who is happy to say her work is regularly produced around the US. Her scripts are sold in the US and UK. She’s been lucky enough to study Shakespeare at Oxford University, playwriting with The Royal Court in London, and Improv at the Groundlings School in LA. Raegan is currently a finalist for Los Angeles’s Center … Continue reading Playwright: Raegan Payne

The Brilliant Artistry of Raegan Payne

    Strange Scene   As a last resort, an unemployed man/woman 55+, becomes the Baby-sitter for spoiled kid. Parents are early to mid-40s, and the 1 percent. To entertain the kid the Baby-sitter stages a political debate. All hell breaks loose as politics blends with revenge. To cut down on confusion the baby-sitter will be described with masculine pronouns. Character: The Baby-sitter – Man … Continue reading The Brilliant Artistry of Raegan Payne

WORLD PREMIERE PLAY “O RÉJANE” ABOUT FRENCH ICON AT BOOTLEG THEATER

    Coming this fall, an innovative new play will connect LA theater- goers to the spirit of Réjane, a remarkable French actress and theater impresario who changed French culture, fashion and socio-politics as the 19th century morphed into the 20th. O Réjane will have it’s world premieres on  November 14, 2014 at Bootleg Theater to take audiences into the life of an indomitable woman … Continue reading WORLD PREMIERE PLAY “O RÉJANE” ABOUT FRENCH ICON AT BOOTLEG THEATER

Elisa Manzini: An Artist Of The Imagination

    By : Monteque Pope Le Beau Edited By: Colleen Page Images By: Elisa Manzini     To speak with Elisa Manzini is to speak with someone who knows her mind. An import from Italy to California this wonderful free spirit is not just about creating art, but creating a difference. She is a talented artist and playwright. Who is humble, graceful and full of gratitude. To … Continue reading Elisa Manzini: An Artist Of The Imagination

Sundance Institute Selects Six Mid-Career Directors for Theatre Directors Retreat in Arles, France

Mark Brokaw | Juliette Carillo | Anne Kauffman | Ralph B. Peña | Leigh Silverman | Les Waters   One of 10 Summer Residency Programs the Institute Leads for Independent Artists in Theatre and Film   New York, NY — Sundance Institute and the LUMA Foundation today announced that the two organizations will again collaborate to host the second Sundance Institute | LUMA Foundation Theatre … Continue reading Sundance Institute Selects Six Mid-Career Directors for Theatre Directors Retreat in Arles, France

Portrait Of A Phenomenal Woman

By: Monteque Pope-Le Beau   Edited By :Colleen Page   *Images By: Ms. Lonnie Calvin     The Art of Monteque got a chance to sit down with the phenomenal Ms. Lonnie Calvin as she prepares to showcase her second theatrical production of “Miz Bonnie’s Band”. The first was in  March 2013.  Ms. Lonnie Calvin is indeed an extraordinary woman, who’s childhood in Chicago was full of … Continue reading Portrait Of A Phenomenal Woman