Meet Amanda Nicastro & I’m Just Kidneying

Giancarlo Osaben, production photographer Name: Amanda Nicastro Tell us about you.  I write and produce a lot of my own work but that’s not what I originally set out to do. And I still have a lot of self doubt with the definition of “writer.” If you would have asked college aged Amanda, “Is your … Continue reading Meet Amanda Nicastro & I’m Just Kidneying

Meet Zoe Aqua & Between the Threads

Photos by Emily Hewitt. (emilyhewittphotography.com) Name:  Zoe Aqua Tell us about you.  I'm a violinist and composer based in Brooklyn. My specialty is klezmer and Eastern-European music, although I perform in a number of other genres as well. Tell us about your current project?  "Between the Threads" is a devised theater piece built from the … Continue reading Meet Zoe Aqua & Between the Threads

Meet Kelly Haramis & Hard-Core CORN

Name: Kelly Haramis Tell us about you.  I’m a Chicago-area actor, writer, and teaching artist. I was a journalist for 12 years (6 of those years at the Chicago Tribune). I returned to my love of theatre 10 years ago. I perform weekly on the House Team at the Improv Playhouse, and I love taking … Continue reading Meet Kelly Haramis & Hard-Core CORN

The League of Professional Theatre Women present the 2019 Theatre Women Awards

THE LEAGUE OF PROFESSIONAL THEATRE WOMEN ANNOUNCES THE 2019 THEATRE WOMEN AWARDS  THE ROAD TO PARITY   LPTW Lifetime Achievement Award winner Graciela Daniela Photo credit: Walter Kurtz MONDAY, MARCH 25 @ THE SHEEN CENTER The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women … Continue reading The League of Professional Theatre Women present the 2019 Theatre Women Awards

Meet Sabina England & Allah Earth: The Cycle of Life

Name: Sabina England Tell us about you.  I am a filmmaker, playwright and performance artist. I am profoundly deaf and cannot hear but I work with musicians a lot in my projects. I just won a Jury Award at Lady Filmmakers Film Festival in Beverly Hills, California last month for my short sign language poetry … Continue reading Meet Sabina England & Allah Earth: The Cycle of Life

Meet Fengar Gael & Sycorax, Cyber Queen of Qamara

Name: Fengar Gael Tell us about you.  I don’t sleep well; I keep dreaming that I’m a resident alien in a plutocracy led by a miserly, mean souled, tinpot dictator who has tricked us into allowing the ethics of business to infest every aspect of life. My mother said I was born wanting to re-stage … Continue reading Meet Fengar Gael & Sycorax, Cyber Queen of Qamara

FringeNYC + FringeBYOV Returns 2018

After a one year hiatus, the New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) returns with a new look.  It also returns with an additional moniker called FringeBYOV (Bring Your Own Venue) which opens the festival and audience members to theatre beyond the borough of Manhattan. Unfortunately, the Bronx wasn't included but kudos to Staten Island for being … Continue reading FringeNYC + FringeBYOV Returns 2018

Festival Lineup Announced for Speak Up, Rise Up

Festival Lineup Announced for Speak Up, Rise Up Second Annual Storytelling Festival to Play The Tank, August 6 – 12 Speak Up, Rise Up, is pleased to announce their festival lineup which features a diverse group of over 100 artists featuring a wide range of ethnicities and races with the majority of the performers being women. … Continue reading Festival Lineup Announced for Speak Up, Rise Up

Martin Denton: A Conversation

Just in case you haven't heard the news,  Martin Denton is closing up shop. He announced on August 31st that he and Rochelle are retiring from the business of theatre. Our community was in shock and sad but grateful and supportive. The Dentons have been an integral part of the independent theatre community for the … Continue reading Martin Denton: A Conversation

Meet Marcina Zaccaria & Village, My Home

Name: Marcina Zaccaria What is your current project? My new provocative and timely new drama Village, My Home Where are you performing your show and why is it a good fit for your production? Performances of "Village, My Home" -- about diverse New Yorkers confronting political and cultural uncertainties -- will run Sunday, August 27 … Continue reading Meet Marcina Zaccaria & Village, My Home