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*** PLAYWRIGHTS OPPORTUNITIES ***



Penn State Abington seeks one-act & full-length plays from local (PA/NJ/DE/NY) playwrights
Selected playwrights are invited and encouraged to be part of the rehearsal process before each reading.
Plays will be read by both professional actors and student actors from Penn State Abington.

Plays about these issues/topics are sought:

• Indigenous vs Colonial Culture
• Mass Incarceration
• Immigration
• Sustainability
• Opioid Addiction
• Educational Equity

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The University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance is excited to announce our seventh annual 10-Minute Play Festival for spring of 2019. Nine selected 10-minute plays will receive productions as part of a multi-evening festival, produced in the newly upgraded José Quintero Theatre on the University of Houston campus.  This festival is open to all applicants, amateur or professional. One selected outside-submission will receive a production.

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Christopher Newport University’s College of Arts and Humanities, in partnership with Norfolk State University, seeks 60-minute scripts for the forthcoming conference on the Global Status of Women and Girls to be held at CNU, March 21-23, 2019

Scripts should engage with the theme of the conference:

• Social Movements
• Women's writing and narratives
• Artistic representations of women
  (film, literature, music etc.)
• Motherhood and family life
• Sexuality and gender identity
• Reproductive Rights
• Politics
• Social media
• Employment
• Poverty
• Education
• Health
• Violence
• Religion
• Law


*** FOR MORE INFORMATION about these and other opportunities see http://www.nycplaywrights.org ***


*** THEATER TALK ***

Theater Talk is devoted to the world of the stage. It is hosted by series Executive Producer Susan Haskins-Doloff and guest hosts including Adam Feldman of Time Out New York, Jesse Green and Jason Zinoman of The New York Times, Donna Hanover of Arts in the City, playwright Warren Leight, Michael Musto of NewNowNext.com, Jan Simpson of Broadway Radio, Elisabeth Vincentelli of 3 on The Aisle.

https://www.pbs.org/show/theater-talk/

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A conversation with playwright Neil Simon (from 1996), followed by producer Jordan Roth, the new President of Jujamcyn Theaters; also, AndrewAndrew, of East Village Radio, report from the opening of "Bye Bye Birdie."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW1CwtqX8vU

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Interview with Susan Haskins

Dave Lefkowitz interviews "Theater Talk" co-host Susan Haskins
Topics include: theater, Broadway, Tony Awards
Segment originally aired May 21, 2006 as part of the "Dave's Gone By" radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5viEbmjnPZQ

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Playwright Paula Vogel discusses the odyssey of her new play, "Indecent," to Broadway and the backstory of the play within "Indecent," Sholem Asch's "God of Vengeance," which was closed down on Broadway (and the cast arrested) 93 years ago for its portrayal of a lesbian kiss.

Next up, the creative team from new original musical "Come From Away" - composer/librettist/lyricists David Hein and Irene Sankoff, with director Christopher Ashley - discuss telling a story of kindness and generosity when a Newfoundland community embraced nearly 7,000 passengers from airplanes diverted from U.S. airspace on September 11, 2001.. In addition, Broadway favorite Jenn Colella performs a key number, "Me and the Sky," from the critically acclaimed show.

http://www.tv.cuny.edu/show/theatertalk/PR2006085

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We welcome Glenda Jackson, Laurie Metcalf and Alison Pill, who discuss working together with director Joe Mantello to create the magnificent revival of Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women, now on Broadway. Jesse Green of The New York Times and Susan Haskins co-host.

https://theatertalk.org/the-three-tall-women-jackson-metcalf-and-pill/

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First, we welcome writer/composer Richard Thomas with actors Terrence Mann and Will Swenson from Thomas’ controversial work Jerry Springer -The Opera, which created a sensation in the UK 13 years ago, but was considered so outrageous that it only now premieres in NYC. They discuss the spectacular production by The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center, with Michael Musto of NewNowNext.com and Susan Haskins.

Next, playwright Jordan Harrison, director Oliver Butler and actor Michael Cyril Creighton talk about their production of Harrison’s highly-original and thought-provoking play, The Amateurs, at the Vineyard Theatre about a theater troop fleeing The Black Death in the Middle Ages and how these actors contributed to the modern dramatic concepts of character and individuality.

https://theatertalk.org/jerry-springer-the-opera-terrence-mann-will-swenson-richard-thomas-plus-the-amateurs-jordan-harrison-oliver-butler-michael-cyril-creighton/

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Cabaret favorites Murray Hill, Bridget Everett with producer Daniel Nardicio of Club Cumming talk about developing and bringing their style of entertainment to audiences in NYC, as well as around the world, as they prepare for Musto Duets Deux, a benefit for Gays Against Guns starring guest co-host Michael Musto at the popular new hot spot that Nardicio owns with actor Alan Cumming.
Next, writer/performer Clay McLeod Chapman, creator of The Pumpkin Pie Showand producer/director Timothy Haskell, creator of Psycho Clan productionsNightmare New York Haunted House and the new live experience This Is Realjoin guest co-host Jason Zinoman and Theater Talk producer Susan Haskins-Doloffto discuss creating horror theater.

https://theatertalk.org/halloween-cabaret-extravaganza/

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Dear Evan Hansen’s composer/lyricists Justin Paul and Benj Pasek, along with librettist Steven Levenson (pictured, left to right), join Susan Haskins and guest co-host Jesse Green around Theater Talk’s grand piano to discuss and perform key songs from their blockbuster new show, now on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre.

https://theatertalk.org/dear-evan-hansen-creatives-pt-1/

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We delve into the immersive new musical KPOP, set in a Korean pop music factory. KPOP co-conceiver and librettist Jason Kim, director Teddy Bergman of Woodshed Collective, and Ars Nova Artistic Director Jason Eagan discuss creating this unique production, and how it explores celebrity, identity, and the worldwide phenomenon of K-pop music. Theatre critic Elisabeth Vincentelli guest co-hosts.
Next, we continue last week’s conversation previewing the fall theater season with Michael Musto, Patrick Pacheco, Elisabeth Vincentelli, and guest co-host Jesse Green. They discuss John Leguizamo’s Latin History For Morons, Time and the Conways, Torch Song, The Wolves, Oedipus el Rey and more.

https://theatertalk.org/kpop-and-fall-season-preview-part-2/

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We focus on the musical “Fun Home,” with librettist/lyricist Lisa Kron and composer Jeanine Tesori who created this stunning, heart-breaking musical based on the memoir/graphic novel by Alison Bechdel about growing up in a troubled family and her relationship with her father prior to his suicide. Bechdel is also our guest on the program and the trio give us wonderful insight into the collaboration that transformed this unique bestselling book into an equally special and profound work of musical theater.

https://theatertalk.org/welcome-to-fun-home/