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A production of the musical Monty Python’s Spamalot, slated for the South Williamsport Junior/Senior High School in Pennsylvania in 2015, was canceled by the school’s principal due to “homosexual themes.” In case you haven’t been following the story, you might check out Howard Sherman’s overview at Slate for background, Drew...

  • September 17, 2014

As the founder and now social media manager for Portland’s Fertile Ground Festival, I have recently had the delightful and curious experience of being able to dip my finger daily into the stream of material our 100 plus world premiere projects have created to promote their shows. I asked myself,...

  • January 18, 2012

Halcyon Theatre and Caffeine Theatre present Return to the Upright Position, a reading of an online text collaboration which conceived and edited by Caridad Svich. Written during the six months after 9/11/01 by Cusi Cram, Mitchell Gossett, Julie Hebert, Llysa Holland, Julie Jensen, Jennifer Maisel. Julia Pearlstein, Brad Rothbart, Gregory...

  • September 11, 2011

Tonight, more than 70 theatre companies across Canada are presenting staged readings of the play Homegrown by Catharine Frid. Why? Read J. Kelly Nestruck’s piece about the SummerWorks Festival and how the Department of Cultural Heritage has seriously–and at the last minute–cut funding to the festival. Then read playwright Michael...

  • July 15, 2011

Live from the stage of Actors Theatre of Louisville, a panel discussion about festivals and community. From the Humana Festival of New American Plays to the IdeaFestival, Louisville, Kentucky, is home to a growing variety of high-profile festivals that celebrate the arts and culture, reflecting the joy of conversation and...

  • March 12, 2011

A short film for the holidays, written by Adam Szymkowicz… [youtube][/youtube] The Moment Featuring Susan Louise O’Connor & Jeff Biehl Written by Adam Szymkowicz Directed by Scott Ebersold “When Jane goes in to talk to her boss, in an instant of clarity, she notices something different in him that she...

  • December 24, 2010
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