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    Dundee Repertory Theatre

    Dundee Repertory Theatre

    Dundee Repertory Theatre or Dundee Rep is a theatre and arts company in the city of Dundee, Scotland. It operates as both a producing house - staging at least six of its own productions each year, and a receiving house - hosting work from visiting companies throughout Scotland and the United Kingdom including drama, musicals, contemporary & classical dance, children’s theatre, comedy, jazz and opera. It is home to the Dundee Rep Ensemble, Scotland’s only full-time company of actors, as well as Scotland’s principal contemporary dance company, Scottish Dance Theatre. ‘’’The Rep’’’ building is located in Tay Square at the centre of the city’s "cultural quarter" in the West End. Recognised to be among the top regional theatres in the UK, it plays to an average audience of over 70,000 people a year attracting a very broad cross-section of the local population in terms of age and occupation. Dundee has had a number of purpose built theatres, the earliest of which was probably a small timber structure at the shore. In 1810 land was purchased in Castle Street to build the Theatre Royal, but this struggled to attract the local populace and was forced to turn to vaudeville performances to
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    Performance Network Theatre

    Performance Network Theatre

    Performance Network Theatre is Ann Arbor, Michigan's only professional theatre, formed in 1981. It produces a wide variety of dramas, classics and comedies, many of which are World or Michigan Premieres. Its professional season runs year-round. It is also home to the Fireside Festival of New Plays, a multi-night series of staged readings which occurs twice a year. David Bernstein and Jim Moran founded the Performance Network Theatre in 1981 as an arts collective. In addition to Bernstein and Moran, active collective members included Lyn Coffin, Davi Napoleon, Judith Ottmar, Al Sjoerdsma and Rochel Urist. The theatre evolved into a nonprofit corporation in the mid-eighties. After the departure of the original founders, the organization continued to produce and present experimental, original and socially relevant work under the cooperative direction of Linda Kendall, Annemarie Stoll, Johanna Broughton, (and in time, Peter Knox). Eventually, the early 90's saw departures from the artistic staff leave the artistic direction in the hands of Johanna Broughton, who (along with her husband Dan Walker) lead the theatre from the 'Warehouse Years' to professional status and in 2000 moved it
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    Stages Repertory Theatre

    Stages Repertory Theatre

    Stages Repertory Theatre is a theatre company in the city of Houston, Texas. It generally produces more experimental plays in a more intimate setting than the city's prestigious Alley Theatre: the Houston Chronicle calls it "the equivalent of off-Broadway in Houston". Stages Repertory Theatre was founded in 1978 in the damp basement of a downtown Houston brewery with a mission to "produce new work, interpret established work in new ways, and nurture talent to invigorate culture for the good of the community." Stages quickly became an integral part of the Houston theatre community. In 1985, Stages moved to its present location in the former Star Engraving building at 3201 Allen Parkway, which was designated a local historic landmark in 1986. Stages is a professional Equity theatre and has garnered national recognition for its work as Houston's "maverick" theatre, including coverage in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Variety, Vogue and American Theatre magazine. Productions at Stages are created and produced by a team of artists, performers and craftspeople largely from the Houston area, sometimes in collaboration with guest artists from around the world. In addition,
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    Ex!t Players

    Ex!t Players

    The Yale Ex!t Players, or the Ex!t Players, is an improvisational comedy group at Yale University in New Haven, CT, United States. The Ex!t Players was founded in 1984, making it the oldest improv group on Yale’s campus. It specializes in short-form improvisational comedy. The Yale Ex!t Players was co-founded in 1984 by Paul Hayslett, ’85, and Steven Florsheim, ’87. It is Yale’s oldest improv group, followed by The Purple Crayon, The Viola Question, and Just Add Water. The Ex!t Players derives its name from its original, longer title “Experimental Improvisational Theater,” which was later shortened to “Ex!t.” The exclamation point became part of the name when a new logo was designed for the group in 1988. The Ex!t Players perform both on and off the Yale University campus, for a total of over twenty-five shows per year. The Ex!t Players perform every three or four weeks during the school term, totaling ten on-campus show per year. Shows alternate between annual themed shows and general non-themed shows, each averaging an hour and a half. Annual themed shows include: The Ex!t Players go on two tours of different locations around the world each year, once in the winter and once in
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    Nederlander Organization

    Nederlander Organization

    • Plays Produced: Guys and Dolls
    The Nederlander Organization, founded in 1912 by David T. Nederlander and based in Detroit, Michigan, is one of the largest operators of legitimate theatres and music venues in the United States. Its first acquisition was a lease on the Detroit Opera House in 1912. The building was demolished in 1928. It later operated the Shubert Lafayette Theatre until its demolition in 1964 and the Riviera Theatre, both in Detroit. Since then, the organization has grown to include nine Broadway theatres – making it the second-largest owner of Broadway theatres after the Shubert Organization – and a number of theaters across the United States, including its current Detroit base in the Fisher Building, plus three West End theatres in London, England.
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    Splinters Theatre of Spectacle

    Splinters Theatre of Spectacle

    Splinters Theatre of Spectacle was an Australian Performance Troupe formed in Canberra in 1985 by David Branson, Patrick Troy, Ross Cameron, and John Utans, that was known for large outdoor spectacles. Between 1985 and 1996, Splinters produced more than 20 works that played at Australian theatre festivals. In 1992, they produced Cathedral of Flesh which won the Best Promenade Theatre Performance Award, at the Adelaide Fringe Festival. Splinters evolved through a collective of writers, musicians, visual and performance artists creating loosely related skits and scenes, into a multi-format art concept production company. Working in a variety of venues with hundreds of artists Splinters produced displays all around Australia. Their offices were situated in the Gorman House Arts Centre in Canberra. Utilising techniques of theatre, dance, performance art, puppetry, pyrotechnics, sculpture, music, and crowd manipulation, Splinters performed one-offs, seasons, exhibitions, and events. Several performance and event groups gained momentum under the Splinters banner before launching their own companies including: Snuff Puppets, ODD Productions, Temple State, Triclops. Splinters' first
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    Encores!

    • Plays Produced: Hair
    Encores! Great American Musicals in Concert is a program that has been presented by New York City Center since 1994. Encores! is dedicated to performing the full score of musicals that rarely are heard in New York City. Scores by Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Kurt Weill, George and Ira Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, Kander and Ebb, Jule Styne, and Comden and Green have been heard at Encores! productions. The Encores! series was awarded the Jujamcyn Theater Award in 1997, the Association for Independent Music Indie Award in 1998, Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre in 2000, several Lucille Lortel Awards, and an Outer Critics Circle Award. Cast recordings of the Encores! productions of Call Me Madam, Out Of This World, Pal Joey, Chicago, The Boys From Syracuse, St. Louis Woman, Babes In Arms, Do Re Mi, Tenderloin, and Face the Music have been released. Accredited scholars can view videotapes of many Encores! productions at the Billy Rose Theater Collection of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Performers and directors who have worked in Encores! productions include: In 2007, the Encores!
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    Pig Iron Theatre Company

    Pig Iron Theatre Company

    Pig Iron Theatre Company is a multidisciplinary ensemble based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company has created over 25 original works over the past 16 years, performed both locally and internationally. The mission of the company is to "expand what is possible in performance by creating unusual and exuberant ensemble-devised works; by training the next generation of daring, innovative theatre artists; and by consistently asking the hardest questions, both in our art and in its relation to the world around us." This mission statement is realized through the unique creation process that is used. Using improvisation, company discussion, and a development period of over a year, the projects are all unique and distinct. Shows range from a rock-n-roll cabaret piece emceed by James Joyce’s institutionalized daughter (The Lucia Joyce Cabaret) to an interactive “simulated economic environment” with a cast of 30 (Pay Up). Pig Iron is made up of 3 artistic directors, 4 company members, a small administrative staff, and a board of directors. The company has received numerous awards for their work, including 9 Barrymore awards and an OBIE Award (2004-Hell Meets Henry Halfway). In 2010
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    Magwayen Creative Scholars' Guild

    Magwayen Creative Scholars' Guild

    The Magwayen Creative Scholars' Guild (Or, simply Magwayen) is the premiere theater organization of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. It is the first organization in PLM to stage a full-length original musical play - Bidasari (1999), the first group to organize a literary contest - Gawad Magwayen (1998), and the first performing arts ensemble to hold a major concert - Incunabula (2000). Founded in 1998 by Marlon Miguel, an award-winning screenplay writer, the organization already produced more than 10 major plays and many minor plays and other productions. Since its establishment, the organization, including its multi-talented members, has received citations from award-giving bodies such as the Molave Awards and Gawad CCP. The name Magwayen was derived from the Philippine History books. He was a Visayan deity for the underworld, inspiring present-day scholars to conquer the "other" world - the stage, literature and performing arts. 'Magwayen' has just recently renewed their name to 'Marulaya' the day before the 12th anniversary of the University Organization. And now, the so called 'Magwayen' is now known as 'Marulaya Creative Scholar's Guiild' See also:Magwayen
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    Signature Theatre

    Signature Theatre

    Signature Theatre is a Greater Washington D.C. Area Tony Award–winning regional theater company based in Arlington, Virginia. Its declared mission is "to produce contemporary musicals and plays, reinvent classic musicals, develop new work, and reach its community through engaging educational and outreach opportunities." In the 20 years since its formation its productions have received numerous local and national awards. Signature is renowned for reinventing classic musicals and presenting brand new ones. Founded in 1990, Signature serves as a home for both emerging talents and established composers and librettists who are developing new works for musical theater. The Theatre is especially well known for its productions of Broadway-quality musicals and daring new plays performed in an intimate space. Now in its 23rd season under the leadership of Co-Founder and Artistic Director Eric D. Schaeffer and Managing Director Maggie Boland, the company has staged 38 world premiere productions. Cameron Mackintosh, Terrence McNally, John Kander, and Fred Ebb are among the talents that have presented works here. Since 1991, Signature has enjoyed a long relationship with Stephen Sondheim,
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    Broadway theatre

    Broadway theatre

    Broadway theatre, commonly called simply Broadway, is a theatrical performance presented in one of the 40 professional theatres with 500 or more seats located in the Theatre District centered along Broadway, and in Lincoln Center, in Manhattan in New York City. Along with London's West End theatre, Broadway theatre is widely considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world. The Broadway theatre district is a popular tourist attraction in New York. According to The Broadway League, Broadway shows sold approximately $1.081 billion worth of tickets in calendar year 2011, compared with $1.037 billion for 2010. Attendance in 2011 was 12.13 million. New York did not have a significant theatre presence until about 1750, when actor-managers Walter Murray and Thomas Kean established a resident theatre company at the Theatre on Nassau Street, which held about 280 people. They presented Shakespeare plays and ballad operas such as The Beggar's Opera. In 1752, William Hallam sent a company of twelve actors from Britain to the colonies with his brother Lewis as their manager. They established a theatre in Williamsburg, Virginia and opened with The
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    New Theatre

    New Theatre

    The New Theatre is an independent theatre company in the inner western Sydney suburb of Newtown, Australia. Established in October 1932, it is the oldest theatre company in continuous production in New South Wales. It also hosted the 2006 Newtown Flicks Short Film Festival. The following productions and performances have taken place in the past.
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    Second nature improv

    Second nature improv

    Second Nature is a long-form improvisational theatre troupe based in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California. Second Nature was founded on November 19, 2002. The troupe performs every Friday night at USC's Ground Zero Performance Cafe, providing free, comedic, one-hour shows. Second Nature regularly performs with other improv troupes from all over Los Angeles, and the United States. The collegiate troupe is known for the Fracas! Improv Festival, one of the largest intercollegiate improv comedy festivals in the world. Additionally, Second Nature pioneered The Facebook Show, an improvised comedy show based entirely on the Facebook profiles of audience volunteers. Since its debut, Second Nature has become a regular part of campus life at USC, and has begun the careers of several comedians, actors, and directors. Second Nature was founded in 2002 by a group of USC students interested in performing improvised comedy. The troupe is a recognized student organization within the University of Southern California. The group chose the name Second Nature based on the idea that performing spontaneous theatre should become "second nature" to the cast. The style of Second Nature's
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    Shakespeare & Company

    Shakespeare & Company is an American theatre company located in Lenox, Massachusetts in the Berkshire region of western Massachusetts. It was founded in 1978 by artistic director Tina Packer, who stepped down in 2009. Tony Simotes is the current artistic director. A co-founder was Kristin Linklater, who developed the Linklater vocal technique and left the company in the mid-1990s. The company performs Shakespeare and new plays of "social and political significance", reaching over 75,000 patrons annually, and it conducts training programs for professional classical actors as well as education programs for elementary through high school students, the latter reaching over 50,000 students annually. Shakespeare & Company is listed as a major festival in the book Shakespeare Festivals Around the World by Marcus D. Gregio (Editor), 2004. Each fall, the education department of Shakespeare & Company hosts a program called "The Fall Festival of Shakespeare". 10 local high schools in the general vicinity of Shakespeare & Co. participate in this program. Actors from the company come into the schools and direct 90 minute cuts of plays by Shakespeare, which are all performed the weekend before
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    Alamo Basement

    Alamo Basement

    Alamo Basement is a non-traditional theater troupe based in Southeast Wisconsin. Their first performance was a 24-hour theater show on January 17, 2004. Since then, they have performed over 30 shows built around more than 100 short plays. The troupe has labeled their style "sketch theater." It is similar in structure to sketch comedy, but also incorporates drama, improv, forum theater, puppetry, dance, musicals, opera and storytelling. Along with their Wisconsin performances in Milwaukee and Madison, they also performed at the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival in 2005, 2006 and 2007. On July 8, 2006, Alamo Basement performed their first full-length play at the Broadway Theatre Center in Milwaukee. The play, (a two act, 80 minute piece titled "Oh My God, Peter's Dead") was written during the 24 hours previous to the performances. The cast of twelve rehearsed the play as it was written by a team of five playwrights. The entire process was followed by a team of videographers for a potential documentary.
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    Mad Duck Theatre Collective

    Mad Duck Theatre Collective

    Mad Duck Theatre Collective (formerly "Mad Duck") is an artist driven and self-produced collective of professional theatre performers, designers, technicians and administrators. Operating on an ad hoc basis, Mad Duck set out a mandate to bring the best of "indie" innovation and alternative staging to classical works while providing unconventional roles for women, color-blind casting, mentorship, and showcasing emerging talent. Mad Duck Theatre Collective productions have included the Vancouver premiere of Shakespeare's R&J and Titus Andronicus, The Tempest (with a female Prospero), Julius Caesar and Coriolanus. Mad Duck Theatre Collective has been nominated for 11 Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards, including design, performance, and direction; Xtra West’s Live Performance of the Year; and is the recipient of two of Jerry Wasserman’s Vancouverplays.com Play of the Month Awards. Collective members have included: Chris Britton (Da Vinci’s Inquest), Anna Cummer (Jessie Award Winner), Sean Cummings (Blade: Trinity), Ian Farthing (The Glass Menagerie), Carole Higgins (Carousel Theatre), Laura Jaszcz, Jack Paterson (director), and Gwynyth Walsh (Star Trek: Generations, Da Vinci’s
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    4 votes
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    Birmingham Repertory Theatre

    Birmingham Repertory Theatre

    Birmingham Repertory Theatre (commonly called Birmingham Rep or just The Rep) is a theatre and theatre company based on Centenary Square in Birmingham, England. It is one of the most influential companies in the history of the English Stage. The Rep was founded by Barry Jackson in 1913 when the earlier amateur 'Pilgrim Players' company opened a permanent home on Station Street (now the Old Rep). The theatre was opened on February 15, 1913 by Barry Jackson and the first production in the new theatre was Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. The stated aim was to "serve an art instead of making that art serve a commercial purpose." and under Jackson the company quickly revolutionised English Theatre, promoting experimental productions and pioneering innovations such as performing Shakespeare in modern dress. The Birmingham Civic Society played a critical role in saving the Repertory Theatre from closure in 1924, and again in 1934-5. The link with the Repertory Theatre continues through ex officio membership of the Sir Barry Jackson Trust which holds the shares of Birmingham Repertory Theatre Ltd. However, in spite of the unexpected box office hit 1066 And All That in 1935 Birmingham City
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    College Light Opera Company

    College Light Opera Company

    The College Light Opera Company (CLOC) is an educational summer stock theatre company based in Falmouth, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. It produces and performs 9 shows during a 9 week season each summer, including two Gilbert & Sullivan comic operas, with performances taking place in the town's the historic Highfield Theatre. The College Light Opera Company was founded by D. Thomas Tull and Robert Haslun in 1969 immediately following the demise of the Oberlin College Gilbert & Sullivan Players who had performed in Falmouth from 1953 to 1966 Haslun had been an Oberlin College student himself and went on to become Secretary of the College, a post which he held from 1978 to 2007. Although many Oberlin students still participate in College Light Opera Company each summer, it is no longer officially associated with Oberlin College nor is it solely a Gilbert and Sullivan troupe. The company's repertoire now also includes comic operas and operettas by other composers as well as contemporary and classic Broadway musicals such as Evita, Jekyll & Hyde, Brigadoon, and Carousel. CLOC is currently run by a Board of Trustees with Robert and Ursula Haslun as the producers. Its aim is to provide
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    Teatro Pilipino

    Teatro Pilipino was a resident drama company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) from 1976 to 1987. It was founded by Filipino playwright, translator, director, and educator Rolando S. Tinio, who also served as its Artistic Director. The company was dedicated to producing world classics in translation as well as notable Filipino plays, as it aimed to promote the cultural development of the youth and of the Filipino language through theater. Teatro Pilipino popularize a number of classic masterpieces of world theater among Filipino audiences by translating them into Filipino. Rolando S. Tinio believed that by translating these masterpieces for the Filipino audiences, he was also translating the philosophies and ideologies behind those plays as well. As such, the production of such plays serve as vehicles to intellectualize the Filipino audience. After a 1975 pilot season of two plays sponsored by the Department of Public Information and the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Teatro Pilipino was formally introduced as one of the two resident drama companies of the CCP. After a change in government in 1986, the new CCP Management decided to let go of its two resident
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    Aputheatre

    Aputheatre

    Aputheatre ("APU" or "APUT") began life as the Aids Positive Underground Theatre Company. Founded in 1989 at the Sussex Aids Centre in Brighton, England, the objective was to provide a cultural response to HIV and Aids. The company quickly established a reputation for hard-hitting drama very much in the In-yer-face theatre style and a good example of queer theatre. From 1994 onwards, Aputheatre produced work that moved away from being exclusively about HIV-AIDS. Though HIV remained a key subtext in many works, other themes like prostitution, pornography, sexual politics became more important. The company’s first production, Crying Celibate Tears by John Roman Baker, was performed as part of the Brighton Festival Fringe. It was an instant hit with public and critics alike and the company was invited to perform the following year as part of the main Brighton Festival programme. This time the play was The Ice Pick and the company won the Festival Award for Best Theatre. The Los Angeles Times called the play "vivid and compelling". Several sponsors withdrew funds from the Brighton Festival in protest at the company's inclusion, causing embarrassment within the festival administration
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    Hampstead Theatre

    Hampstead Theatre

    • Plays Produced: The Judas Kiss
    Hampstead Theatre is a theatre in the vicinity of Swiss Cottage and Belsize Park, in the London Borough of Camden. It specialises in commissioning and producing new writing, supporting and developing the work of new writers. In 2009 it celebrated its 50 year anniversary. The original theatre (The Hampstead Theatre Club) was created in Moreland Hall in 1959. James Roose-Evans was the first Artistic Director, and the 1959–1960 season included The Dumb Waiter and The Room by Harold Pinter, Eugene Ionesco's Jacques and The Sport of My Mad Mother by Ann Jellicoe. In 1962 the company moved to a portable cabin in Swiss Cottage where it remained for nearly 40 years, before, in 2003, the new purpose-built Hampstead Theatre opened in Swiss Cottage. The main auditorium now seats between 150 and 325 people. The studio theatre, the Michael Frayn Space, seats up to 80 people and hosts Heat&Light, Hampstead Theatre's Young Company for ages 10-25. Heat&Light produces 12 productions each year, including, previously, new plays by Bola Agbaje, Mike Bartlett, Joel Horwood, Jane Bodie, Ed Hime, Nick Grosso and John Donnelly. As part of its commitment to developing new writers and new writing, the
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    Riverside Shakespeare Company

    Riverside Shakespeare Company

    The Riverside Shakespeare Company of New York City was founded in 1977 as a professional (AEA) theatre company on the Upper West Side of New York City, by W. Stuart McDowell and Gloria Skurski. Focusing on Shakespeare plays and other classical repertoire, it operated through 1997. Originally founded with a core of graduates from the University of California at Berkeley, the Riverside Shakespeare Company of New York City opened its first production, Romeo and Juliet, in August 1977 in Riverside Park. It then commenced a free parks tour through Manhattan, performing in Washington Square, John Jay Park, Fort Tryon Park, and Columbia University. The production was directed by McDowell. An opening-night announcement in The New York Times read: The Riverside Shakespeare Company is taking up where Joseph Papp left off this summer by presenting free Shakespeare in the park.... The production will be done in traveling minstrel style, evocative of Shakespeare's time. Beforehand, to set the period mood, performers will be scattered around the park – jugglers, fencers, singers, poetry readers. Then a fanfare will call the players to the stage, and the tale of star-cross'd lovers will
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    The Ensemble Theatre

    The Ensemble Theatre

    The Ensemble Theatre, located in the heart of midtown at 3535 Main Street in Houston, Texas, is the largest African-American professional theatre company in the United States that produces plays in-house and owns its own facility. The Ensemble Theatre is a non-profit organization founded by George Hawkins in 1976 as a touring company that rehearsed in a church basement. In 2003, the company was awarded $250,000 from the Houston Endowment Inc., with which it retired its original capital campaign debt and made some improvements to the facility. Since 1991, Houston Endowment Inc. has granted a total of $1,220,500 to the Ensemble, including an annual operating grant. In August 2006, the Ensemble Theatre celebrated its 30-year anniversary, as it launched its 2006-2007 production season. This celebration included the presentation of an award to American actor and director Danny Glover, as the 2006 "Lifetime Achievement" honoree. The Ensemble building, with its glass-enclosed lobby, hosts three stages located in the heart of Midtown, where a METRORail stop bears its name, Ensemble/HCC Station, an honor shared with the nearby Houston Community College ("HCC"). The facility includes a main
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    Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

    Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

    Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is a non-profit theatre company located at 641 D Street NW in the Penn Quarter neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It produces new plays which it believes to be edgy, challenging, and thought-provoking. Performances are in a 265-seat courtyard-style theater. Woolly Mammoth was founded by Artistic Director Howard Shalwitz, Roger Brady, and Linda Reinisch in 1980. It opened its first season in a church hall near Metro Center. Outgrowing its initial home, the company rented a warehouse in the 14th Street corridor, where it performed for 13 years. When that space ceased to be available, Woolly Mammoth became a nomad company, performing in various venues in the DC area. During this period the company worked with the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation to acquire space for and to outfit a new theatre. Opened in 2005, the permanent Woolly Mammoth home is a $9 million, 265-seat courtyard-style theater. It was designed by Washington-based architect Mark McInturff in association with Theatre Project Consultants. The space has won local, regional, and national awards for innovative architectural design, including the American Institute of Architects 2006
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    Tropic Sun Theatre Company

    Tropic Sun Theatre Company

    Full Throttle Theatre Company is an organisation based in Townsville, North Queensland, Australia which is primarily focused on promoting theatre and the arts in the region. It is since 2010 successor of the professional Tropic Sun Theatre Company, itself formed from Tropic Line and Hard Sun theatre companies. Full Throttle's earliest predecessor, Tropic Line, was founded by Jean-Pierre Voos in 1986 to replace Michael Lanchberry's Matchbox Co. which had ceased when he left James Cook University (JCU) in 1985. Tropic Line's main purpose was to offer senior students and graduates of Performing Arts at JCU the opportunity to present theatre at a professional standard and to meet a variety of critical audiences through touring. In 2002, Tropic Line merged with its successor at JCU, Hard Sun, to become Tropic Sun. The new company devoted itself, as did Tropic Line, to developing theatre in the NQ region. Voos died in early 2008. Madonna Davies and Karen Gibb took on the role of Co-Artistic Directors. Voos' death strongly affected the organisation, and it was soon realised that a new direction would need to be taken. The company officially became "Full Throttle Theatre Company" in 2010,
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    Orlando Shakespeare Theater

    Orlando Shakespeare Theater

    The Orlando Shakespeare Theater is a theater company based in Orlando, Florida that performs the works of William Shakespeare. The company was founded as the Orlando-UCF Shakespeare Festival and performed its first productions in 1989. It is based at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Orlando's Loch Haven Park. It has performed 41 mainstage productions of Shakespeare's works. The Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays and playwrights' series of adaptations of classics and new works has produced world premiere productions of Robinson Crusoe, Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker, Poe, Deep into that Darkness Peering, Frankenstein, the Modern Prometheus, The Island of Dr. Moreau, A Christmas Carol in Five Parts, Trapezium, The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, as well as the Florida Premieres of Around the World in 80 Days and Crime and Punishment. The current season includes a Subscription Series of six productions with a cast of AEA professional actors from around the country, a Theater for Young Audiences Series of three productions, a 10 Day festival of new plays - The Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays, one summer Shakespeare production performed by local high school
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    Round Earth Theatre Company

    Round Earth Theatre Company

    The Round Earth Theatre Company, founded by Richard Davey, performs in Strahan, West Coast, Tasmania. Each night the company performs Australia's longest-running play, The Ship That Never Was. During the day the actors work as tour guides on Sarah Island explaining the history and unique story of this Tasmanian penal settlement. The Round Earth Company was established in Western Australia in 1972 in response to rapid progress in Australian drama and theatre at that time, such as that contributed by the Australian Performing Group in Melbourne, and to the creative impact of aboriginal dance and story activities, such as by Mowamjum Dancers and other groups in Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory. The Company was birthed from the idea of being an on-the-road performing company which would take stories to networks of communities, collecting new stories from the communities and forming stories along the way. It used a "pre-electronic" network, a world-wide "story web", that was based on a simplistic understanding of the Tjurkupa, the web of Dreaming Tales, which formed a network of communication, history and navigation for aboriginal communities in the Centre
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    Taganrog Theatre

    Taganrog Theatre

    The Taganrog Drama Theater named after Anton Chekhov and decorated with Order of Honor (Russian: Таганрогский ордена Почета драматический театр имени А.П.Чехова) is a traditional Russian drama theater based in Taganrog, Rostov Oblast. The Taganrog Theater was established in 1827 by governor Alexander Dunaev. The theater was subsidized by the Taganrog's City Council since 1828, and its first director was Alexander Gor. The first group of Russian drama artists was directed by Perovsky and toured around the region, giving performances in Rostov on Don, Novocherkassk, Bahmut. The repertoire consisted mainly of dramas, melodramas and vaudevilles. Since 1861, Italian opera regularly performed in Taganrog. In 1865 was created a stock company to finance the construction of the new theater building. Forty-five thousand silver rubles of stocks were issued, for the total budget of 55,000 rubles. In 1866, Taganrog established its very own Italian opera in a new opera theater building by the project of the architect Londeron from Odessa. The interiors of the theater were designed after the image of the Milano opera theater La Scala. The repertoire of that time included Giuseppe Verdi, Gioachino
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    The Strolling Theatricals

    The Strolling Theatricals

    The Strolling Theatricals is a British theatre company, located primarily in York. The Strolling Theatricals was founded in 2005 by brothers John and William Seaward. William, who was enjoying his gap-year in South America, suggested to his brother that they should take a sketch-show up to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. However, no sketches were ever written. Instead (along with friends Owen Sogelar, Daniel Quinn, and Adam Neil-Jones) they put together a production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot, and took it to Edinburgh, where it was named as an official sell out. The following year William started a three year course at the University of York. He wanted to continue the success of The Strolling Theatricals and recruited some of his fellow students into his 2006 Edinburgh Fringe production, 'Bouncy Castle Hamlet', which also featured actors from York St John University and the National Youth Theatre. 'Bouncy Castle Hamlet' instantly became the centre of a media explosion, and was later hailed as a 'triumphant success' by The Guardian. In 2007 the company produced 'Bouncy Castle MacBeth', which was featured in The Times '100 Best Things to See at the Fringe', and later
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    Warner Bros. Entertainment

    Warner Bros. Entertainment

    Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., also known as Warner Bros. Pictures or simply Warner Bros. (though the name was occasionally given in full form as Warner Brothers during the company's early years), is an American producer of film, television, and music entertainment. One of the major film studios, it is a subsidiary of Time Warner, with its headquarters in Burbank, California and New York. Warner Bros. has several subsidiary companies, including Warner Bros. Studios, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Home Video, New Line Cinema, TheWB.com, and DC Comics. Warner owns half of The CW Television Network. Warner Bros. is a member of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). The corporate name honors the four founding Warner brothers (born Wonskolaser [pron. WON Sko La' Ser] or Wonsal)—Harry (born Hirsz), Albert (born Aaron), Sam (born Szmul), and Jack (Itzhak or to some sources Jacob). Harry, Albert, Sam and their Jewish parents emigrated to North America from the part of Poland that had been subjugated to the Russian Empire following the 18th-century partitions of the Polish-Lithuanian
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    Needcompany

    Needcompany

    Needcompany is an international, multilingual and multidisciplinary performance group which debuted in 1986. Jan Lauwers is the company’s founder and artistic director. Jan Lauwers and Needcompany have also produced a number of video projects and a full-length film. Grace Ellen Barkey, who has been involved with the company since it was founded, has been making her own productions under its wing since 1992, on the borderline where theatre, dance, performance and art meet. These two artists form the heart of Needcompany. The group of performers Jan Lauwers and Grace Ellen Barkey have put together over the years is quite unique in its versatility. Their associated performing artists are MaisonDahlBonnema (Hans Petter Dahl & Anna Sophia Bonnema), Lemm&Barkey (Lot Lemm & Grace Ellen Barkey), OHNO COOPERATION (Maarten Seghers & Jan Lauwers) and the NC ensemble, which includes the inimitable Viviane De Muynck. They create work of their own under Needcompany’s wings.
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    Roundabout Theatre Company

    Roundabout Theatre Company

    • Plays Produced: Cabaret
    The Roundabout Theatre Company is a leading non-profit theatre company based in New York City. The company was founded in 1965 by Gene Feist and Elizabeth Owens and now operates five theatres, all in Manhattan: the American Airlines Theatre (for classic Broadway plays and musicals); Studio 54 (for Broadway musicals and special events); the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (a new theater that incorporates the original facade of the historical Henry Miller Theatre—a recent acquisition also on Broadway); the Off-Broadway Laura Pels Theatre (for new works by established playwrights); and the Roundabout Underground Black Box Theatre (for new work of emerging writers and directors). The latter two theatres are located in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (the former American Place Theatre) The Center was developed, with financial support from the Steinbergs, "to support its artistic mission of fostering emerging talent in playwriting, performance, and stagecraft." Roundabout productions have received 9 Lucille Lortel Awards. Derek McLane and Catherine Zuber won Outstanding Set and Costume Design Awards for 2004's Intimate Apparel. Reg Rogers won an Outstanding Actor award for
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    Imperial Productions

    Imperial Productions (known until 2007 as Imperial Opera) is a theatre company based in London, England. It was founded in 1979 by members of the Operatic Society of Imperial College Union, from which it remains completely independent. The company specialises in giving exposure to rare and unusual works of opera and musical theatre. Recent productions have included Moby Dick! the musical, Moll Flanders the musical, Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, Something's Afoot and Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. In 2008 they presented the world premiere of the new musical The Last Maharajah, and in 2009 the European premiere of the cult Off-Off-Broadway show SILENCE! The Musical. They usually present shows in fringe theatres and other small venues in and around Central London, including The Barons Court Theatre, The Cockpit Theatre and Hoxton Hall. They also tour a production to Budleigh Salterton, Devon every December. Imperial Productions website
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    LCCT

    LCCT

    LCCT, or also known as the Laurens County Community Theater, is a community theater organization located in Clinton, Laurens County, South Carolina, United States. It is also used as the district office for the local school district 56. It recently presented Dearly Beloved, a Christmas comedy show. In the past year, the theater has also presented Cinderella, Nunsense Jamboree, Our Girls, and the most successful, Children's Letters to God. This show was entered in the American Association of Community Theatre competition in Newberry, South Carolina. It was the first time in a decade that a show from LCCT was entered in this competition, and the first time ever that a youth production competed. The show placed second out of 3, won Best Ensemble, and was recommended for an international competition after impressing judges. The cast of Aaron Dover, Matthew Galloway, Rosemary Alter, Rachel Kelly, and Mary Katherine Kelly, could be touring as soon as the summer of 2009, along with their small crew consisting of tech officers, a choreographer, music director, and acting director.
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    New Conservatory Theatre Center

    New Conservatory Theatre Center

    The New Conservatory Theatre Center is a not-for-profit theatre company located in San Francisco, California. NCTC showcases an eight-show Pride Season, an In-Concert/Cabaret Series, Family Theatre performances, YouthAware Touring Educational Theatre, and an Emerging Artists program. NCTC also houses a comprehensive Conservatory for youth and adults. It is located in San Francisco at 25 Van Ness Avenue, near Market Street. Founded in 1981 as a small theatre arts conservatory for low-income youth by Ed Decker (a former director of the American Conservatory Theater’s Young Conservatory), NCTC has been in operation for 31 years. In 1986, as a response to the AIDS epidemic sweeping the nation and heavily concentrated in San Francisco, Decker created the landmark YouthAware Touring Educational Theatre program which has since expanded to address an array of health and wellness concerns, been translated into five languages, and achieved national and international recognition. To date, more than 4.5 million youth in the U.S., Germany, Australia, South Africa, Holland, and the U.K. have seen YouthAware Theatre-in-Education programs in their schools and communities. In 2004, Decker received
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    Nineteen;twentynine

    Nineteen;twentynine

    19;29 is a London-based theatre company who specialise in making work in undiscovered or under-explored sites, interrogating the atmosphere and heritage of these spaces and making performances in response to them. The company was formed in 2005 by Artistic Directors Felix Mortimer and Susanna Davies-Crook. A series of projects which investigated the telling and retellings of the Bluebeard myth, this included a film made jointly with unthank, a Museum in Stroud Green, A radio play and A live piece at Traquair House. An exploration of power and choice at Hornsey Town Hall, North London. An exploration of the Orpheus myth at Clyde Road Depot in North London. 19;29's adaptation of Sarah Kane's seminal 1995 play Blasted premiered at The Mosser Hotel in San Francisco on 19 June 2008. The US production was held in association with EXIT Theatre. This adaptation of Sarah Kane's play Blasted was performed in the Queens Hotel in Leeds in conjunction with the West Yorkshire Playhouse The Guardian's theatre critic Lyn Gardner called the production an "inspired idea" and it formed part of a national debate about subversion of theatrical space, which culminated in artistic director Felix Mortimer
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    Serbian National Theatre

    Serbian National Theatre

    The Serbian National Theatre (Serbian: Српско народно позориште or Srpsko narodno pozorište), located in Novi Sad, is one of the major theatres of Serbia. It was founded in 1861 during a conference of the Serbian National Theatre Society, composed of members of the Serbian Reading Room (Srpska čitaonica), held in Novi Sad. The first general manager of the Serbian National Theatre was Jovan Đorđević. The founding fathers were: Svetozar Miletić, Stevan Branovački, Jovan Jovanović Zmaj, Jovan Đorđević, Dimitrije Ružić, Dimitrije Marković Kikinđanin, Nikola Nedeljković, Kosta Hadžić, Mihailo Gavrilović, Mihailo Racković, Mladen Cvijić, Stevan Čekić and Draginja Popović-Ružić. The current building of the theatre was opened in March 1981.
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    Complicite

    The British theatre company Complicite was founded in 1983 by Simon McBurney, Annabel Arden, and Marcello Magni. Its original name was Théâtre de Complicité. "The Company's inimitable style of visual and devised theatre [has] an emphasis on strong, corporeal, poetic and surrealist image supporting text" (Stephen Knapper, 2010, Contemporary European Theatre Directors). Its work has been influenced by Jacques Lecoq. The company produced their first work in 1983. In 1985 they won the Perrier Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The company is based in London and use extreme movement to represent their work. Their productions often involve dazzling use of technology, such as projection and cameras, as well as lyrical and philosophical contemplation of serious themes. The company's lineup changes frequently, though McBurney continues to be the artistic director. Complicite is currently more active as an international touring company than within the UK. Major productions include The Master and Margarita (2011/12) A Dog's Heart (2010) with De Nederlandse opera and ENO, Endgame (2009), Shun-kin (2008), A Disappearing Number (2007), Measure for Measure (2004), The Elephant
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    3 votes
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    La Jolla Playhouse

    La Jolla Playhouse

    • Plays Produced: Peter and the Starcatcher
    La Jolla Playhouse is a not-for-profit, professional theatre-in-residence on the campus of the University of California, San Diego. La Jolla Playhouse was founded in 1947 by Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, and Mel Ferrer. In 1983, it was revived under the leadership of Des McAnuff. Since then, the Playhouse's repertoire has included forty-four world premieres, twenty-four West Coast premieres, and seven American premieres, and has won more than three hundred honors, including the 1993 Tony Award as America's Outstanding Regional Theatre. It is supported, in part, by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, the City of San Diego, and the County of San Diego. It was announced on April 10, 2007 that Christopher Ashley would succeed McAnuff as Artistic Director. La Jolla Playhouse provides a number of educational opportunities for children, teens, and adults interested in theatre arts, both as performers and behind-the-scenes. In addition, the Performance Outreach Program brings professional productions to schools, libraries, and community centers throughout San Diego. Among the productions that originated at the Playhouse before finding success on
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    3 votes
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    Peppermint Creek Theatre Company

    Peppermint Creek Theatre Company was established in Mason, Michigan. It is a fast growing, award winning theater company out of East Lansing, Michigan. The owner and president is Chad Badgero. Founded in 1995 and originally named the Peppermint Creek Players, PCTC performed one play a summer. The company is named after the creek that runs near founder Chad Badgero’s childhood home in Mason, MI. As a fifth grader, Badgero was looking through old maps of Mason and found where his house would have been, and the creek was THEN called Peppermint Creek (it has since been changed to the name of the road it cuts through). This stuck with Badgero, and when it came time to name the group, it seemed appropriate and personal. The first two productions were presented at Mount Hope Presbyterian Church, and then moved to the MSU Gardens Conservatory. From 1995-2000, Peppermint Creek established itself as a new, fresh, and vital performing arts group that took chances and believed in the power of theatre. When Mr. Badgero returned from a year in New York City, he brought with him the desire to completely establish PCTC as a non-profit organization with a full season of shows. Peppermint Creek has
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    Roadshow Players

    Roadshow Players

    Roadshow Players was a traveling theatre troupe that performed for children in the 1970s and 1980s in Southern California. The group was organized as a non-profit organization in the state of California. It was started by actor Joseph Sheppard who directed and produced most of the performances. The original play performed was called Tails, and consisted of original and adapted fairy tales. Sheppard wrote the script along with Kevin Center and Patricia Brandow as an entry to the 1977 Los Angeles Valley College one-act play festival. Actor Center took the Best Supporting Actor award at the festival for his portrayal of the Frog in an adapted version of the classic fairy tale The Frog Prince. The group was invited to perform the play at the Sunland-Tujunga branch of the Los Angeles Public Library in the summer of 1977. After Sheppard graduated from the Theatre Academy at Los Angeles City College, he contacted former members of the 1977 cast and put together a touring company that performed the "Tails" script at Public Libraries and children's charitable organizations throughout the Southern California. Demand for the group grew. Sheppard and Center wrote a series of additional shows
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    3 votes
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    Hampstead Players

    Hampstead Players

    The Hampstead Players are a notable amateur theatre group in north London, named after their base in Hampstead. It was founded in 1976. It produces three productions a year - spring, summer (usually Shakespeare) and autumn - in the parish church of St John-at-Hampstead. It also has a youth theatre wing, the Hampstead Players Youth Theatre (HPYT). (A) = Adaptation
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    Soho Repertory Theatre

    Soho Repertory Theatre

    • Plays Produced: Uncle Vanya
    The Soho Repertory Theatre, also known as Soho Rep, is an Off Off Broadway theater company with a 73-seat located at 46 Walker Street in the TriBeCa district of Manhattan, New York City. Since 2000, the company has been awarded thirteen Obie Awards, seven Drama Desk Award nominations, an Oppenheimer Award, the Kesselring Prize, and The New York Times Outstanding Playwrighting Award The Soho Repertory Theatre was founded in July 1975 by Jerry Engelbach, a native New Yorker, and Marlene Swartz, originally from Dallas, Texas. As co-artistic directors they produced over a hundred plays until Engelbach left in 1989. Swartz then partnered with English director Julian Webber, until she herself left several years later. Swartz is credited as co-director of the long-running Blue Man Group show, which received an early experimental performance at Soho Rep. Early on, Soho Rep’s audience saw performances by many rising young actors, including Kevin Spacey, Kathleen Turner, Jonathan Frakes, Ed O'Neill, David Strathairn, and Karen Young, as well as scores of later successful lighting designers, set designers, and costume designers. Soho Rep’s founding mission was to present relatively rare
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    Finborough Theatre

    Finborough Theatre

    The Finborough Theatre is a fifty seat theatre in the Earls Court area of London (part of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea), which presents new British writing, UK and premieres of new plays, primarily from the English speaking world including North America, Canada, Ireland, Scotland including work in the Scots language, music theatre, and rarely seen rediscovered 19th and 20th century plays. The Finborough Arms was built in 1868 to a design by George Godwin. It was one of five public houses built by Corbett and McClymont in the Earls Court area during the West London development boom of the 1860s. June Abbott opened the theatre above the Finborough Arms Public House in June 1980. In its first decade, artists working at the new theatre included Clive Barker, Kathy Burke, Ken Campbell, Mark Rylance, and Clare Dowie who appeared in the world première of her own play Adult Child/Dead Child. From 1991-1994, the theatre was best known for new writing with Naomi Wallace’s first play The War Boys ; Rachel Weisz in David Farr’s Neville Southall’s Washbag, Elton John’s Glasses; Holding Back the Ocean by Godfrey Hamilton; and three plays by Anthony Neilson: The Year of the Family;
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    Traveling Players Ensemble

    Traveling Players Ensemble

    Traveling Players Ensemble, or TPE, is a non-profit professional theatre organization dedicated to bringing great theatre into the great outdoors through its thriving educational program. The educational program’s main feature is a summer camp with two four-week Middle School Ensembles, one four-week High School Ensemble, and the seven-week Traveling Troupe. The program also includes classes focused on acting techniques and Amphitheatre Overnights for scouts with an interest in acting. It started in cooperation with Calleva Outdoor Adventures, later moving to Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Virginia, and now in residence at The Madeira School in McLean, Virginia. Traveling Players Ensemble was founded in October 2003 by Jeanne E. Harrison, now the Producing Artistic Director of TPE. Their first play was John Pielmeier's Haunted Lives as part of a Halloween festival that includes "Markoff's Haunted Forest," The festival has been a family favorite for the past 13 years. Jeanne's mission was based on three beliefs: ·An appreciation of nature. TPE strives to link theatrical work to nature by rehearsing and performing outdoors and by producing plays in which nature is a dominant
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    4 votes
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    Chiltern Shakespeare Company

    Chiltern Shakespeare Company

    The Chiltern Shakespeare Company is a Shakespearean theatre company founded in 1989 that produces Shakespearean plays annually in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. Recent productions include Much Ado about Nothing, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew, The Merchant of Venice and The Merry Wives of Windsor. The company was founded by Michael Wiseman in order to produce the plays in traditional settings, both open air and with respect to costumes and sets. The participating actors are amateur performers from the Chilterns and Thames Valley areas. The Open Air Theatre (set up specifically every summer) is a 450+ seat covered auditorium that offers a full view of the stage and includes special facilities for the disabled and hard of hearing. Facilities include parking space close to the auditorium, and food and refreshments are available at the bar in the main marquee. Many visitors have picnics in the surrounding parkland. The patrons include the Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons, and the owner of the location of the performances. Its joint Presidents are Susan and Dickon Thorndike. The production for 2012 is Macbeth, once again to be
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    3 votes
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    Relativity Media

    Relativity Media

    • Plays Produced: Leap of Faith
    Relativity Media (sometimes written as RelativityMedia and Relativity) is an American film studio located in West Hollywood, California which acquires, develops, produces, and distributes films and produces television programming. It was founded in 2004 by Ryan Kavanaugh. On January 4, 2009, Relativity Media acquired the genre label Rogue Pictures from Universal, for a $150 million. Relativity oversaw Rogue’s 2009 film offerings, which consisted of Last House On The Left, The Unborn, Come Out Fighting, and My Soul to Take, as well as more than 30 projects in development. The deal also included the Rogue film library, featuring such films as Assault On Precinct 13 and The Strangers. On August 14, 2011, it was reported that Relativity was investing in SkyLand Film & Television Cultural Development Ltd, a China-based production company, signaling new opportunities in the Chinese market. One of the first arrangements was that the movie 21 and Over was partially filmed in Dongshigu, China. On May 18, 2012, it was reported that Relativity was in talks to buy German producer-distributor Senator Entertainment. On July 6, 2010, Relativity and Netflix announced a five-year-plus Pay-TV deal.
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    American Conservatory Theater

    American Conservatory Theater

    • Plays Produced: Hedda Gabler
    American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) is a large non-profit theater company in San Francisco, California, that offers both classical and contemporary theater productions. A.C.T. was founded in 1965 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Playhouse and Carnegie Mellon University by theatre and opera director William Ball. By invitation from San Francisco philanthropists and officials, Ball relocated the company to San Francisco and astonished the theatre world by presenting twenty-seven fully staged productions in rotating repertory, in two different theatres, the Geary and the Marine's Memorial Theatre, during the first 40-week season. San Francisco Chronicle critic Paine Knickerbocker acclaimed Ball's opening performance of Molière's Tartuffe as "a screaming, bellowing unbelievable triumph." A.C.T.'s original twenty-seven member acting company featured the talents of René Auberjonois, Peter Donat, Richard Dysart, Michael Learned, Ruth Kobart, Paul Shenar, Charles Siebert, Ken Ruta, and Kitty Winn among many others. Ball's mid-1970s productions of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, starring Marc Singer, and Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac, starring Peter Donat
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    Collective:Unconscious

    Collective:Unconscious

    Collective:Unconscious is a non-profit (501(c)(3)) corporation, founded in New York City in 1994, and incorporated in 1995. Originally based on Ludlow Street on New York's Lower East Side, in 2004 it relocated to Tribeca until July 2008. Collective:Unconscious has had a notable effect on New York City's downtown culture, society, and entertainment, and has been recognized in the way of financial support by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the New York Department of Cultural Affairs, partial support from a 2001 Absolut Angel grant for art and technology, and a formal permanent position in the New York University Elmer Holmes Bobst Library special Fales Library Downtown Collection. A nearby performance art space in the East Village was known as Gargoyle Mechanique (Laboratory), Collective:Unconscious, and Unconscious Collective, and while some overlap between these organizations exists, they have no official affiliation with Collective:Unconscious or Collective:Unconscious Corporation. Collective: Unconscious started when a group of performance and visual artists took over the lease at 28 Ave.B from the performance group Gargoyle Mechanique Laboratory in 1991. Miklos Legrady,
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    English Renaissance theatre

    English Renaissance theatre

    English Renaissance theatre, also known as early modern English theatre, refers to the theatre of England, largely based in London, which occurred between 1567, when the first English theatre 'The Red Lion' was opened; and the closure of the theatres in 1642. It includes the drama of William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe and many other famous playwrights. Along with the economics of the profession, the character of the drama changed toward the end of the period. Under Elizabeth, the drama was a unified expression as far as social class was concerned: the Court watched the same plays the commoners saw in the public playhouses. With the development of the private theatres, drama became more oriented toward the tastes and values of an upper-class audience. By the later part of the reign of Charles I, few new plays were being written for the public theatres, which sustained themselves on the accumulated works of the previous decades. The establishment of large and profitable public theatres was an essential enabling factor in the success of English Renaissance drama. Once they were in operation, drama could become a fixed and permanent rather than a transitory phenomenon. Their
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    Icarus Theatre Collective

    The Icarus Theatre Collective is a British theatre company. Icarus is a mid-scale theatre company that functions as a collective. A team Producers lead the company under the Artistic Direction of company founder Max Lewendel. Each Producer acts part-time on each project and has set tasks and responsibilities.
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    RED DOG SQUADRON

    RED DOG SQUADRON is a non-profit theatre company that was founded in 2002 by Brad Raider and James Roday. The two friends met while studying at The Experimental Theatre Wing at New York University and have been frequent collaborators since. In New York, they produced the 400th year anniversary production of Henry V which starred Raider as “Henry,” Niamh McCormally as “Katherine,” and a cast of twenty-five. It opened on Saint Crispin's Day – October 25, 1999 at the Mazer Theatre Off Broadway under the direction of Laurie Wessely. It was performed 400 years after Shakespeare wrote it in 1599. After moving to Los Angeles, Raider and Roday officially launched RED DOG with their inaugural production of David Mamet's Sexual Perversity in Chicago, a revival in which they both starred. The play also featured Niamh McCormally as “Deborah” and Lilli Birdsell as “Joan.” It premiered in December 2002 at the Stella Adler Studio Theatre in Hollywood under the direction of Raider. Next came two original one-acts – Chickens and Assholes and sustenance performed together in 2004. Chickens, written and directed by Aaron Saidman, featured Roday, Mackenzie Astin, Vivian Bang, and Freeman Michaels.
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    The Solvents Theatre Company

    • Plays Produced: The Cosmic Family
    The Solvents Theatre Company is a contemporary performance group currently based in Dartington, UK. They often combine various elements of different art forms, bringing together Active Imagination, traditional theatre, butoh, milk, eggs, and fish. The Solvents believe that complexities can be resolved by dissolving them. Their performances and actions often take the form of a popular event, something that people are used to (such as a workshop, or a talk show, or street theatre), which then gets infused with unexpected content.
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    MCC Theater

    MCC Theater

    • Plays Produced: Frozen
    MCC Theater is an Off-Broadway theater company located in New York City, founded in 1986 by artistic directors Robert LuPone and Bernard Telsey along with six graduates of the New York University drama department, including Jana Herzen. Guided by the artistic vision of LuPone, Telsey and associate artistic director William Cantler, MCC Theater brings together exceptional theater artists to produce works that force audiences to reexamine the world through the unique perspectives of extraordinary writers. MCC Theater was founded in 1986 as Manhattan Class Company, then a collective of young actors, writers and directors eager to take a leadership role in their own artistic development. Initial peer-based “classes” led to showcases and eventually to the kinds of full-scale productions that have made MCC Theater one of New York’s leading off-Broadway theater companies. MCC Theater carries out its mission through an annual three-play mainstage season, its literary development programs including the unique Playwrights' Coalition, and education and outreach initiatives that include the MCC Theater Youth Company, a free program for high school students, and several in-school partnerships.
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    4 votes
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    Paramount Pictures

    Paramount Pictures

    • Plays Produced: Grand Hotel
    Paramount Pictures Corporation is a film and television production/distribution company founded in 1912 and currently owned by media conglomerate Viacom. It is the third oldest existing film studio in the world behind Gaumont Pictures. Also, it is the last major film studio still headquartered in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. Paramount is consistently ranked as one of the largest (top-grossing) movie studios. Paramount Pictures is a member of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). Paramount Pictures can trace its beginning to the creation in May 1912 of the Famous Players Film Company. Founder Hungarian-born Adolph Zukor, who had been an early investor in nickelodeons, saw that movies appealed mainly to working-class immigrants. With partners Daniel Frohman and Charles Frohman he planned to offer feature-length films that would appeal to the middle class by featuring the leading theatrical players of the time (leading to the slogan "Famous Players in Famous Plays"). By mid-1913, Famous Players had completed five films, and Zukor was on his way to success. That same year, another aspiring producer, Jesse L. Lasky, opened his Lasky Feature show Company with money
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    4 votes
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    Arena Stage

    Arena Stage is a not-for-profit regional theater based in Southwest Washington, D.C. "Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater is a national center dedicated to the production, presentation, development and study of American theater. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Producer Edgar Dobie, Arena Stage is the largest company in the country dedicated to American plays and playwrights. Arena Stage produces huge plays of all that is passionate, exuberant, profound, deep and dangerous in the American spirit, and presents diverse and ground-breaking work from some of the best artists around the country. Arena Stage is committed to commissioning and developing new plays through the American Voices New Play Institute. Now in its sixth decade, Arena Stage serves a diverse annual audience of more than 300,000. " In the 62 years since its formation, its productions have received numerous local and national awards, including the Tony Award for best regional theater. The theatre company was founded in 1950. Its first home was the Hippodrome Theatre, a former movie house. In 1956, the company moved into the gymnasium of the old Heurich Brewery in Foggy
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    Augsburger Puppenkiste

    Augsburger Puppenkiste

    The Augsburger Puppenkiste is a marionette theater in Augsburg, Germany. It is located at the former Heilig-Geist-Spital in the historic center of Augsburg. Since 1948, the "Augsburger Puppenkiste" had been producing theatrical adaptations of fairy tales and serious pieces. In 1953, it began producing television series and gained nation-wide prominence with productions, such as Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer and Urmel aus dem Eis. In 1943, Walter Oehmichen (1901-1977) founded his own small puppet theater together with his wife Rose Oehmichen (1901 - 1985) and their daughters Hannelore (1931-2003) and Ulla: the Puppenschrein, a puppet theatre which consisted of a small wooden stage that could be set up in a door frame. In the night of February 26, 1944, this stage was destroyed in a fire following a bomb assault in Augsburg. The figures, however, remained undamaged - luckily Walter Oehmichen took them home after performing for the kids of the stage members in the city theater of Augsburg. Both the city theatre and the Puppenschrein within were almost completely destroyed by flames. Today, only one ornament from the original shrine is left. After the war, Walter Oehmichen
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    3 votes
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    Kaloi k'Agathoi

    Kaloi k'Agathoi

    Kaloi k'Agathoi is a theatre company specialising in Classical drama. It is based in Herefordshire and operates throughout the UK. The company stages original adaptations of Ancient Greek plays, and has developed an educational programme to promote and foster the teaching of Classical dramatic texts through drama. Improvisation is a key feature of Kaloi k'Agathoi performances, facilitating interactivity and enabling educational workshops to be tailored easily and effectively. In August 2009 Kaloi k'Agathoi performed their version of Agamemnon and Daedalus and Icarus for Three Choirs Plus, part of the Three Choirs Festival. As well as working with a diversity of artists, Kaloi k'Agathoi places an emphasis on community involvement in order to introduce new audiences to Classical theatre: in January 2007 it became a registered Community Interest Company. Kaloi k'Agathoi is properly written in Ancient Greek (καλοι κ'αγαθοι), and is literally translated as "The Beautiful and the Good". The term is difficult to translate accurately, however, as it is the term used for ancient Athenian society, so "the Beautiful and the Good" could be said to lose this connoitation. Modern translations
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    More Fire! Productions

    More Fire! Productions was a women's theatre collective active in New York City from 1980 to 1988. It was founded by Robin Epstein and Dorothy Cantwell and based in the East Village section of lower Manhattan, New York City. More Fire! Productions created and produced eight full-length plays between 1980 and 1988, becoming known as "one of the city's leading women's theatre groups" for its contributions to the downtown, experimental theatre and women's and lesbian theatre scenes of the 1980s. Epstein and Cantwell co-wrote, produced, and performed in the company's first three plays: As the Burger Broils (1980), The Exorcism of Cheryl (1981), and Junk Love (1981), which had numerous runs and became a neighborhood cult classic, "the longest running show on Avenue A." Epstein then wrote and produced The Godmother (1983). Novelist and writer Sarah Schulman joined the company in 1983 and collaborated on the writing and performing of three later plays: Art Failures (1983), Whining and Dining (1984), and Epstein on the Beach (1985). The final play, Beyond Bedlam (1987), was written and produced by Epstein, who was the only person involved in all More Fire! plays. Along with Epstein and
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    Royal Danish Theatre

    Royal Danish Theatre

    The Royal Danish Theatre (Danish: Det Kongelige Teater) is both the national Danish performing arts institution and a name used to refer to its old purpose-built venue from 1874 located on Kongens Nytorv in Copenhagen. The theatre was founded in 1748, first serving as the theatre of the king, and then as the theatre of the country. The theatre presents opera, the Royal Danish Ballet, classical music concerts (by the Royal Danish Orchestra, which dates back to 1448), and drama in several locations. The Royal Danish Theatre organization is under the control of the Danish Ministry of Culture, and its objectives are to ensure the staging of outstanding performances that do justice to the various stages which it controls.
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    Theatre Rhinoceros

    Theatre Rhinoceros

    Theatre Rhinoceros or Theatre Rhino is a gay and lesbian theatre based in San Francisco. It was founded in the spring of 1977 by Lanny Baugniet (who became the theater's General Manager) and his partner Allan B. Estes, Jr. (who became the theater's Artistic Director). It is a non-profit theater company dedicated to the production of plays by and about gay and lesbian people. Theatre Rhinoceros is the first gay theater company to employ actors under a professional seasonal agreement. The company was recognized by the California State Assembly on its twenty-fifth anniversary and again as a pioneering organization at the twenty-fifth anniversary remembrance of assassinated San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk. Their first production, mounted in August 1977, was Lanford Wilson's The Madness of Lady Bright, at the Gay Community Center (then located at 330 Grove Street in San Francisco, now the site of the Performing Arts Parking Garage), produced by Baugniet, and directed by Estes. That first season continued with Gays at Play, Stone Rhino, Gayhem, and David Guerdon's The Laundry, directed by Baugniet. The operating budget for that first year was $3,900 — an amount which doubled every
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    3 votes
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    Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

    Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

    • Plays Produced: Company
    The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park was founded in 1959 by college student Gerald Covell and was one of the first regional theatres in the United States. Located in Eden Park, the first play that premiered at the Playhouse on October 10, 1960, was Meyer Levin's Compulsion. The Playhouse has maintained a regional and national reputation in the theatre community for bringing prominent plays to Cincinnati as well as hosting national premieres such as Tennessee Williams' The Notebook of Trigorin in 1996 and world premieres such as the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Coyote on a Fence in 1998 and Ace in 2006. The Playhouse facility comprises two theatres, the larger Robert S. Marx Theatre and the smaller Thompson Shelterhouse. The Playhouse is among the members of the League of Resident Theatres. In addition to a full ten-month season of plays, the Playhouse also offers acting classes and programs for children. In 1973-1975, the Playhouse had the distinction of being the first professional regional theatre to be led by Harold Scott. Scott was followed by Michael Murray, who was Artistic Director at the Playhouse until 1985. Murray previously was co-founder of the Charles Playhouse in Boston
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    63
    Show of Strength Theatre Company

    Show of Strength Theatre Company

    Show of Strength Theatre Company is a Bristol based theatre company which has produced new and forgotten works since 1986 in a range of venues in Bristol and the South West. The company is funded by Arts Council England and Bristol City Council but also relies on individual and corporate sponsorship. They have produced over 60 plays and established several new performance venues including the Showboat pub (Horfield), the Hen and Chicken pub (Bedminster), Quakers Friars (Broadmead), the Tobacco Factory (Southville) and Paintworks (Arnos Vale). The company has received many awards for its work, including the London Weekend Television Plays On Stage award and the Guinness/Royal National Theatre Pub Theatre Award. As well as plays Show of Strength have produced numerous play readings and writing workshops. Although based in Bristol the work of the company has received regular attention from the UK national press. The company's mission statement is to: Sheila Hannon and Nick Thomas co-founded the company in Bristol in 1986, and it began as a two-handed company performing in small touring venues. In 1989 the company moved into an upstairs reception room above the Hen and Chicken pub in
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    4 votes
    64

    Vilna Troupe

    The Vilna Troupe (Lithuanian: Vilniaus trupė; Polish: Trupa Wileńska; Romanian: Trupa din Vilna), also known as Fareyn Fun Yiddishe Dramatishe Artistn (Federation of Yiddish Dramatic Actors) and later Dramă şi Comedie, was an international and mostly Yiddish-speaking theatrical company, one of the most famous in the history of Yiddish theater. It was formed in and named after the city of Vilnius (Vilna) in the Russian Empire, later capital city of Lithuania. Distinctly Modernist, and strongly influenced by Russian literature and by the ideas of Konstantin Stanislavski, their travels in Western Europe and later to Romania played a significant role in the dissemination of a disciplined approach to acting that continues to be influential down to the present day. Founded in 1915 or 1916 during World War I, the troupe began with the deserted Vilna State Theatre as their base, toured Kovno, Białystok and Grodno, and soon moved to Warsaw. Their repertoire epitomized the second golden age of Yiddish theater, with works by Ansky, Sholom Aleichem and Sholem Asch, as well as Molière, Maxim Gorky, Henrik Ibsen, plus some Jewish-themed plays by non-Jews, notably Karl Gutzkow's Uriel Acosta.
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    4 votes
    65
    Snuff Puppets

    Snuff Puppets

    Snuff Puppets is an Australian puppet theatre company that was founded in 1992. Originating in Canberra as part of Splinters Theatre of Spectacle, Snuff Puppets moved to a dusty warehouse in the industrial working class suburb of Footscray in Melbourne, and are now based in the historic Footscray Drill Hall. Snuff Puppets founding members were Pauline Cady and Simon Terrill and the current Artistic Director, Andy Freer. The company tour nationally and internationally with both indoor and outdoor shows. Snuff Puppets combine the elements of puppetry, live music, visual and physical theatre. The company refers to its 'roaming acts' as 'interventions' as Snuff Puppets specialize in creating mayhem in the streets, playing with traffic and shoppers. Subjects that are considered taboo are tackled, with 'a vulgar, irreverent, gratuitously violent and a comic sensibility'. Realtime Magazine wrote that Snuff Puppets have a 'commitment to pushing bad taste to its extreme'. Snuff Puppet elements: ‘a blackly dangerous humour, an incisive political satire, shamelessly handmade visual aesthetic; populist, free, joyous conflagration of art, audience and artist.’ The company has an interest in
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    2 votes
    66
    Artists Repertory Theatre

    Artists Repertory Theatre

    Artists Repertory Theatre is a critically acclaimed professional non-profit theatre located in Portland, Oregon. The company was established in 1982 and focuses on presenting the works of contemporary playwrights, including many world premieres. In addition to producing six to seven productions in Portland annually, the company regularly tours productions nationally with the support and collaboration of the National Endowment for the Arts.
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    3 votes
    67
    Nickelodeon

    Nickelodeon

    • Plays Produced: Nickelodeon’s Dora The Explorer Live! Search For The City Of Lost Toys
    Nickelodeon, often simply called Nick and originally called The Pinwheel Netwok, is an American children's channel owned by Viacom and operated under its Nickelodeon Kids and Family Group. The channel is primarily aimed at children in grade school and teens, with their weekday morning program block aimed at preschoolers ages 2–5. Since 2004, Nickelodeon has been run by Cyma Zarghami. It had ranked as the No. 1 cable channel as of early 2011 but by the end of that year had suffered a double-digit ratings drop described as "inexplicable" by parent company Viacom. Nickelodeon's broadcast day runs on Sundays-Thursdays from 6 a.m.-8 p.m., Fridays from 6 a.m.-9 p.m., and Saturdays from 6 a.m.-10 p.m. (Eastern and Pacific Time). Since 1985, it shares its channel space with Nick at Nite, a night time channel that airs sitcom reruns during the interim hours. It is treated as a separate channel from Nickelodeon by A.C. Nielsen Co. for ratings purposes. Nickelodeon's pre-history began on December 1, 1970 when QUBE, the first two-way interactive cable TV system was launched in Columbus, Ohio by Warner Cable (owned by Warner Communications, and an ancestor of Warner-Amex Satellite
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    3 votes
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    Sacramento Theatre Company

    Sacramento Theatre Company

    The Sacramento Theatre Company is a Regional Professional Theatre in the Northern California city of Sacramento. The theater was originally formed as the Sacramento Civic Repertory Theatre in 1942, an ad hoc troupe formed to entertain locally stationed troops during World War II.Realizing success on a tour of local military bases, the Sacramento Civic Repertory Theatre aspired to a theater of its own and on October 18, 1949 it achieved that goal with the opening of the Eaglet Theatre, named in honor of the Eagle, a Gold Rush-era theater, built largely of canvas, that had stood on the city's riverfront in the 1850s. As a "little theater," as community theaters of the time were often called, the SCRT's home was considered a little Eagle. The theater benefited from the patronage of newspaper executive and heiress Eleanor McClatchy, an enthusiastic theater supporter. It was also, briefly, the creative home of aspiring actor Tom Hanks. The Eaglet became the Mainstage of the nonprofit Sacramento Theatre Company, which evolved from community theater to professional troupe in the 1980s. Now staging plays in two performances spaces, it is the oldest professional theater in Sacramento. STC,
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    3 votes
    69
    Thingumajig Theatre

    Thingumajig Theatre

    Thingumajig Theatre is a puppet company who creates and performs innovative visual theatre, interactive giant puppets and outdoor performances. Founded in 2005 by Korean American puppeteer Andrew Kim and British actor/musician Kathy Kim, Thingumajig Theatre is based in Hebden Bridge and Todmorden, West Yorkshire, England. Thingumajig Theatre’s two directors, Andrew Kim and Kathy Kim, first worked together as mask performers in a play by Horse and Bamboo Theatre in 2002. Since then, they’ve worked together as makers, performers and directors for In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, Islewilde Festival, Oregon Country Fair, Vancouver’s Public Dreams Society and Taiwan’s Dream Community. In 2005, with their first full-length play, “The Vertigo of Sheep” which was awarded a UNIMA-USA Citation of Excellence, they formed into a permanent theatre company. In 2006 they moved into the old Sunday school room in Wainsgate Chapel in Old Town, West Yorkshire, which served as their workshop for five years. Since 2011, they are now based in the Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade workshop. In 2008, Thingumajig Theatre joined forces with HEADS, a Hebden Bridge participatory arts
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    3 votes
    70
    West End theatre

    West End theatre

    West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre staged in the large theatres of London's "Theatreland", the West End. Along with New York's Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world. Seeing a West End show is a common tourist activity in London. Total attendances first surpassed 12 million in 2002 and 13 million in 2007, setting a new record for the West End. Since the late 1990s there has been an increase in the number of famous screen actors on the London stage. The Theatre in London flourished after the English Reformation. The first permanent public playhouse, known simply as The Theatre, was constructed in 1576 in Shoreditch by James Burbage. It was soon joined by The Curtain. Both are known to have been used by William Shakespeare's company. In 1599, the timber from The Theatre was moved to Southwark, where it was used in building the Globe Theatre in a new theatre district formed, beyond the controls of the City corporation. These theatres were closed in 1642 during the interregnum. After the Restoration (1660), two companies were licensed to perform, the
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    3 votes
    71
    ArtHouse Live

    ArtHouse Live

    ArtHouse Live is a Maryland theater company based in Easton, Maryland which was formed in January 2006. Created by Brandon Hesson, Mark Mangold and Tim Weigand, the group performs contemporary theater. The group performs their shows at the Talbot County Historical Society Auditorium, a 250 seat seat theater in downtown Easton. Biography Hesson, Mangold and Weigand met at Mangold's father's pool hall, Easton Billiards, and started their own Public-access television show, What's Going On, with Erik Higgins in 1994. Mangold would later study film and television at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he graduated from in 1998. In an attempt to raise money for his senior thesis, Mangold asked Weigand, Hesson and Higgins to help him produce a play as a fundraiser. The group formed Cricket Theatre and performed their first show, Sam Shepard's Fool For Love at the Avalon Theatre in 1998. Cricket Theatre Finding a niche in Easton's arts scene (the town would be named one of the Top 100 Small Arts Communities in America) Cricket Theatre went on to produce eleven shows at the Avalon from 1998 to 2003. Mangold directed most of the shows, with Weigand acting in the majority of
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    1 votes
    72

    Children's Theatre Company

    The Children's Theatre Company (formerly known as The Moppet Players from 1961 to 1965) is a regional theatre established in 1961 in Minneapolis, Minnesota specializing in plays for families and young audiences and the recipient of a 2003 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Many productions are inspired by classic children's literature, including adaptations of Pippi Longstocking, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, Cinderella, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, A Year with Frog and Toad and Alice in Wonderland that have been in the company's reparatory for many seasons and are frequently revived. Among their premiere productions was Richard Dworsky's musical version of The Marvelous Land of Oz, which was one of several productions to be issued on video in the early 1980s. It operated as The Children's Theatre Company and School, an accredited grade school and high school, for decades. Students were taught regular academic curricula for the first half of the day and then studied performance arts for the second half. Theatre classes were taught by professional company members. The theatre company no longer operates as a school. The theater was founded by John Clark Donahue.
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    1 votes
    73
    Clear Channel Communications

    Clear Channel Communications

    • Plays Produced: Spamalot
    Clear Channel Communications, Inc. is an American mass media company, that is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. Founded in 1972 by Lowry Mays and Red McCombs, the company was taken private by Bain Capital, LLC and Thomas H. Lee Partners in a leveraged buyout in 2008; as a result, the company now operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of CC Media Holdings, Inc.. Clear Channel specializes in radio broadcasting through subsidiary Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. and division Clear Channel Media and Entertainment (formerly Clear Channel Radio); and billboard advertising through subsidiary Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.. Clear Channel is the largest owner of full-power AM, FM, and shortwave radio stations and twelve radio channels on XM Satellite Radio, and is also the largest pure-play radio station owner and operator. The group was in the television business until it sold all of its TV stations to Newport Television in 2008. The term "clear channel" comes from AM broadcasting, referring to a channel (frequency) on which only one station transmits. In U.S. and Canadian broadcasting history, "clear channel" (or class I-A) stations had exclusive rights to their frequencies
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    1 votes
    74

    English Touring Theatre

    English Touring Theatre is a major touring theatre company based in London, England. ETT is the only touring company subsidised to produce work for larger theatres in England. English Touring Theatre was founded in 1993 by Stephen Unwin. In 2008, the directorship of the company was taken over by Rachel Tackley, making ETT the first producer-led touring theatre company in the UK. Recent awards for English Touring Theatre include: 2011 The Sacred Flame (play) by W. Somerset Maugham (Autumn 2012) Touring from September 2012 to the following venues: Rose Theatre, Kingston, Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne, Oxford Playhouse, New Wolsey Theatre, Liverpool Playhouse, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Theatre Royal, Brighton, The Nuffield Theatre Southampton, and Cambridge Arts Theatre. Directed by Matthew Dunster ETT was one of the organisations which collaborated in the launch of Digital Theatre, a project of recording and distributing theatre performance digitally. The first performance filmed and released was 'Far From the Madding Crowd'.
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    1 votes
    75
    Great Canadian Theatre Company

    Great Canadian Theatre Company

    The Great Canadian Theatre Company, known for short as GCTC, is a professional theatre company based in Ottawa, Canada. It was established in 1975 by a group of professors and graduate students at Carleton University. Riding a wave of cultural nationalism, founders Robin Matthews, Larry McDonald, Bill Law, Greg Reid and Lois Shannon envisioned a theatre company that would produce only Canadian plays, especially those with social and political relevance. Driven by a dream to place Canadian stories and Canadian history front and centre in our country’s universities and theatres, the company launched its first production in August of 1975. The group has its origins in a season of Canadian theatre produced by the Sock 'n' Buskin Theatre Company at Carleton University. From Carleton, the company moved to a converted firehall in Ottawa South (presently the Ottawa South Community Centre) and then, in 1982, to the Gladstone Theatre on Gladstone Avenue. In September 2007 the company moved into a larger venue called the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre The Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre, which includes a 262-seat mainstage theatre, a flexible black box studio theatre, and two spacious
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    1 votes
    76
    Huntington Theatre Company

    Huntington Theatre Company

    • Plays Produced: Stick Fly
    The Huntington Theatre Company is a non-profit professional theatre company in Boston, Massachusetts. The Huntington has garnered six Elliot Norton Awards and three Tony Award nominations for productions that were transferred to Broadway after critically acclaimed productions in Boston. The Huntington produces its season in the 890-seat Boston University Theater and in the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. Past productions include Wishful Drinking with Carrie Fisher, Patrick Barlow's The 39 Steps, Two Men of Florence by Richard Goodwin, She Loves Me directed by Nicholas Martin, and Radio Golf, Gem of the Ocean, and seven other plays by August Wilson. The Calderwood Pavilion opened in 2004, and is operated by the Huntington Theatre Company. It houses the 360 seat Virginia Wimberly Theatre, the Nancy and Edward Roberts Studio Theatre, Carol G. Deane Hall, and Hall A. The Huntington also operates BostonTheatreScene.com where tickets are sold for productions at the Boston University Theatre, the BCA Theatres on the Plaza, and Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The 2009-2010 Season of American plays includes August Wilson's Fences, Maureen McGovern's A Long
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    1 votes
    77
    Junior University Musical Theater

    Junior University Musical Theater

    The Junior University Musical Theater (also known as Junior University of San Bernardino, Inc.) began in 1962 as a children's summer activity in the backyard of Robert and Barbara Henley. 150 people saw the first show. After a second production in 1963, Henley met with William and Patricia Dixon and a non-profit corporation was formed. Junior University's popular productions were soon moved to a larger venue and, in 1965, found a home in San Bernardino's Perris Hill Park. Audiences now average over 14,000 playgoers for each summer show. Since then, Junior University has provided live family entertainment for the residents of San Bernardino and surrounding communities while giving young people and their families the opportunity to learn and participate in every phase of theatrical production. Open vocal auditions are held each May. A cast of 65 to 80 is selected with ages ranging from 10 up. Rehearsals begin in late May and the show opens in mid-July for a 14 night run. Since 1963, Junior University's musical shows have been original adaptations of familiar children's stories adapted and scored by the late William R. Dixon. Mr. Dixon received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the
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    1 votes
    78
    Old Globe Theatre

    Old Globe Theatre

    The Old Globe Theatre is a professional theatre company located in Balboa Park in San Diego, California. It produces about 15 plays and musicals annually in summer and winter seasons. Plays are performed in three separate theatres in the complex, which is collectively called the Simon Edison Centre for the Performing Arts: The Old Globe Theatre was built in 1935, designed by Richard Requa as part of the California Pacific International Exposition. The theatre was based on a copy of one built for the Chicago Century of Progress, which in turn was a copy of the Globe Theatre in London, England, where many of William Shakespeare's plays were performed during his lifetime. Like the original Globe, the theatre was open in the center with a roof over the seating on the sides. During the exposition, it hosted 50-minute versions of Shakespeare plays. At the end of the exposition, the Globe had been received so well that a nonprofit organization called the San Diego Community Theatre was formed to save the temporary structure from demolition. The committee leased the structure from the city, produced full-length plays, and created a more permanent structure by roofing over the theatre and
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    1 votes
    79

    UP Repertory Company

    The UP Repertory Company (or UP Rep) is a non-stock, non-profit theater group based in the University of the Philippines - Diliman. Founded in 1968 through the leadership of Behn Cervantes, the Company produces and stages socially relevant plays. The UP Repertory Company was founded in 1968 by Behn Cervantes and a handful of his theater students. The Company was then a venue for the production of classical plays. The founders, espousing a more holistic theater experience, encouraged and trained students who exhibited any inclination to the theater arts. Unfortunately, due to the lack of support from the UP administration and financial difficulties, the programs and plans of the Company was put to an abrupt end. The Company was re-established in 1972, mostly as an answer to the declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines. Due to deteriorating social conditions prevalent during those days, the Company decided to produce plays relevant to the Philippine context. Performances outside the campus were given emphasis to bring theater closer to the masses. This was also the main avenue used by the Company to express its sentiments on social events. Thus, it acquired its reputation as a
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    1 votes
    80
    Walk the Plank

    Walk the Plank

    Walk the Plank are a British group of artists, theatre makers, pyrotechnicians and event engineers who specialise in outdoor arts/theatre, touring performance and pyrotechnics. Their shows are on land and on water and often mix performance, music, lighting, visual images, fire, and fireworks. The company was established by John Wassell and Liz Pugh in 1991, who identified a niche market for a touring theatre ship, and other aquatic shows on the waterways. The company's work began when the pair purchased a touring theatre ship, the MV Fitzcarraldo. The company's work has now extended far beyond the ship and they work on delivering shows and events, varying in scale from intimate to epic. Walk the Plank have produced work for Toronto’s Wintercity Festival, Singapore Festival, Euro 2004, Tall Ships 2005, Centerparcs, Sir Paul McCartney, the Commonwealth Games, as well as multiple city and local councils. Perhaps their most well known credit are the opening and closing ceremonies for Liverpool's Capital of Culture celebrations. Their administrative base is in Salford, Greater Manchester and they have workshop facilities in Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall. Their work often involves community
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    4 votes
    81
    Beacon Pictures

    Beacon Pictures

    • Plays Produced: Bring It On: The Musical
    Beacon Pictures (formerly Beacon Communications, LLC) is the name of an American production company co-founded in 1990 by Armyan Bernstein. The company produces motion pictures for major Hollywood studios. Bernstein is the chairman of this company and produces the movies for the Beacon Pictures label, working with such studios as Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group, Universal Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Beacon also has a family film division, Beacon Family Films; it only produced one film to date, Uncle P.
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    2 votes
    82
    Ilkley Upstagers' Theatre Group

    Ilkley Upstagers' Theatre Group

    Ilkley Upstagers' Theatre Group, or simply Upstagers, is a well-known amateur theatre group based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. Upstagers perform primarily at Ilkley's King's Hall, Bradford Alhambra and occasionally Guiseley Theatre. The group is a registered charity (no. 1041989) and received substantial National Lottery funding in the late 1990s to acquire a purpose-built headquarters. 'The Barn' comprises two dance studios, a set and materials workshop and a large wardrobe department. Upstagers have been generally well received by local and national press for over twenty years. Most recently they managed to earn the opportunity to perform "Stars Look Down" from Billy Elliot the Musical as part of the Billy Youth Theatre at the Victoria Palace Theatre in the West End. They met and worked with the resident cast and creatives in doing so. The company's reputation was recognised in 2006 by Sir Cameron Mackintosh, who hand-picked the group to be one of just 12 amateur companies in the UK to stage The Witches of Eastwick fresh from the West End. Upstagers is renowned locally for producing energetic, spectacular musical theatre to large audiences. In the past, it has been suggested that
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    2 votes
    83
    Juniper Productions

    Juniper Productions

    The theatre was opened on May 30th 1900 Victorian with a beautiful proscenium arch of Doulton tiles by W.J. Neatby, depicting two pre-Raphaelite figures which face East & West, as the Theatre faces True North & South. It was built for Staff & Patients of the Hospital. The theatre was used to put on shows and also dances, with a sprung dance floor made from maple. Below this floor there is also a full sized orchestra pit, not used today but could be if part of the front of stage was removed as this has been extended recently covering the orchestra pit up. In the early 1920s a projection room was added at the back of the building, so films could be shown housing at least two projectors which are still there today but are not used now. A cinema screen was also purchased and could be flown in, in front of the proscenium arch, this came in a large wooden box on a large steel roller and was wound up from the roof space to its full height with lead weights, we also still have the original screen and its box. There are two doors leading into the theatre from the corridor next to each other, this was because in those days the hospital was divided up men at one end and women at the other,
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    2 votes
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    Known World Players

    Known World Players

    The Known World Players is a small theater troupe based out of Nashville, Tennessee. Officially founded in 2001 as an in-house troupe for the Drachenburg Renaissance Festival, the Known World Players (also known as KWP), began performing at other Renaissance Fairs around the country. KWP focuses on stage combat and uses the Society of American Fight Directors style of choreography. Creative costuming and completely tailored shows have been a hallmark of KWP since its inception. Popular productions have included the Pirate/Shakespeare human chess match, and many iterations of fantasy shows involving a bevy of fairies, trolls, elves, goblins, and sprites. In recent years, the troupe has shifted focus from Ren Faires to Science Fiction Conventions and Anime conventions. Some past locations of shows by KWP include:
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    2 votes
    85
    Mask and Wig

    Mask and Wig

    The Mask and Wig Club, founded in 1889 by Clayton Fotterall McMichael, is the oldest all-male collegiate musical comedy troupe in the United States. Founded as an alternative to the existing theatrical and dramatic outlets at the University of Pennsylvania, Mask and Wig has presented comedy, music, and dancing to the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and audiences across the country. The club's performers, or "The Cast" put on two all-original shows each year in collaboration with the Club's own Stage Crew, Band, and Business Staff. Many Mask and Wig originals were made famous on the radio by mid 20th century luminaries. The well-known "Route 66" was composed by club member Bobby Troup and launched to the height of popularity by Frank Sinatra. Troup's song "Daddy" was written for a Mask and Wig show. Other Mask and Wig songs, such as "The Gypsy in My Soul," written by Clay Boland and Moe Jaffe, have been performed by the likes of Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, and Ella Fitzgerald. The first electrically recorded album ever released was Mask and Wig's “Joan of Arkansas,” in April 1925. After nearly a century and a quarter at the cutting edge of American musical comedy, the
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    2 votes
    86
    Portland Center Stage

    Portland Center Stage

    Portland Center Stage (PCS) is a theater company based in Portland, Oregon, United States. Theater productions are presented at the Gerding Theater at the Armory in Portland's Pearl District. PCS was founded in 1988 as the northern sibling of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon. It became an independent theater in 1993 and in 1994 Elizabeth Huddle became producing artistic director. Chris Coleman took over in 2000 as the company's fourth artistic director, and hired design firm Sandstrom Design to help refocus the marketing strategy of PCS. He also increased the variety of productions, and brought in talented actors. The company began a capital campaign in 2004, and in 2006 moved in to its current location at the Portland Armory, which includes two theaters, production facilities and office space. PCS puts on between seven and ten productions annually between September and June, and productions include classical, contemporary and premiere pieces. PCS has received positive commentary in regional guidebooks including Best Places Northwest, Best Places Portland, and Moon Handbooks Oregon. Portland Center Stage was founded in 1988, and was the "northern sibling" of the
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    2 votes
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    Lord Chamberlain's Men

    Lord Chamberlain's Men

    The Lord Chamberlain's Men was a playing company for whom William Shakespeare wrote for most of his career. Richard Burbage played most of the lead roles, including Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth, while Shakespeare himself performed some secondary roles. Formed at the end of a period of flux in the theatrical world of London, it had become, by 1603, one of the two leading companies of the city and was subsequently patronised by James I. It was founded during the reign of Elizabeth I of England in 1594, under the patronage of Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon, then the Lord Chamberlain, who was in charge of court entertainments. After its patron's death on 23 July 1596, the company came under the patronage of his son, George Carey, 2nd Baron Hunsdon, for whom it was briefly known as Lord Hunsdon's Men until he in turn also became Lord Chamberlain on 17 March 1597, whereupon it reverted to its previous name. The company became the King's Men in 1603 when King James ascended the throne and became the company's patron. The company held exclusive rights to perform Shakespeare's plays. From 1594, the players performed at The Theatre, in Shoreditch. Problems with the landlord caused
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    3 votes
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    National Youth Music Theatre

    National Youth Music Theatre

    • Plays Produced: 13
    The National Youth Music Theatre (NYMT) is an arts organisation in the United Kingdom providing pre-professional education and musical theatre stage experience for young people. Based in London, it is constituted as a private limited company (originally named Children's Music Theatre Limited) and as a registered charity. NYMT was founded in 1976 by director and playwright Jeremy James Taylor. Since its inception, it has produced over fifty productions at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, premièred thirty new musical theatre works, toured several times outside the United Kingdom, and had runs in the West End and on Broadway. Amongst the many alumni of the National Youth Music Theatre who have gone on to careers in the performing arts are Jude Law (one of its patrons), Jonny Lee Miller, and Matt Lucas. The NYMT's primary activity is the education of young people in theatre production and performance. It produces and commissions musical theatre works in which young people between the ages of 11 and 23 perform as actors, musicians, and stage crew under the guidance of theatre professionals. The company tours both in the UK and abroad performing established musicals such as Sweeney Todd
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    3 votes
    89
    Tokyo International Players

    Tokyo International Players

    Tokyo International Players, also known as "TIP," is an English-language theatre troupe based in Tokyo, Japan. TIP productions range from classics to musicals to contemporary and original pieces, in venues including Theater Sun-mall Shinjuku, Ebisu Echo Theater, and Our Space of Hatagaya. It is an all-volunteer group. Tokyo International Players is the oldest English-language theatre group in Asia. February 10, 1896 marked the first general meeting of the Tokyo Dramatic and Musical Association—known today as Tokyo International Players. The group was formed at the original Imperial Hotel, Tokyo. Prominent among the roughly hundred people in attendance were the Chief of Mission of Belgium, Baron Albert D'Anethan, and his wife, the Baroness, who was one of the committee of nine Japanese and European men and women voted into office. The first committee meeting was held the following week at the Belgian Legation. A Lesson in Love by Charles Smith Cheltnam was TIP's first production, with support from the Imperial House of Japan. Opening night was November 6, 1896, the theater was a university hall, and audience members arrived by rickshaw. The family of Academy-award winning actress
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    Know Theatre Tribe

    The Know Theatre Tribe is a theatre company located in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, that produces cultural and contemporary theatre while making the theatrical experience more accessible for all. The Know is housed at 1120 Jackson Street located in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati. The Know Theatre is best known for its 2003 production of Terrence McNally's play Corpus Christi. The production drew praise by winning a 2003 Post-Corbett Award and drew protests from religious groups, including a letter writing campaign in which over 20,000 post cards were mailed to the theatre.
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    Yale Dramatic Association

    The Yale Dramatic Association, also known as the "Dramat," is the second-oldest college theater company in the country. Founded in 1900 by undergraduates at Yale University, the Dramat has been producing some of the finest student theatre in the United States for over a century. Though no formal theatre company existed at Yale during its first two centuries of existence, dramas and comedies were enjoyed by students from the earliest days. When Professor William Lyon Phelps, '87, commenced his teaching during the 1890s, he began a literary Renaissance that culminated in his sponsorship of the Dramatic Association, founded by Henry D. Wescott, Class of 1901, as a club for students interested in public performances of plays. The first meeting of the organization, chaired by Wescott, occurred on February 2, 1900. As archivist Gerasimos Tsourapas described its first days: "For its premiere production, the new organization chose The Second Shepherd's Play, the medieval English comedy that offers both sacred and profane variation on the birth of Christ: the religious could take comfort in the play's theological interests; the secular could delight in the naughty pranks of the protagonist.
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    Acacia Theatre Company

    Acacia Theatre Company

    Acacia Theatre Company is a Wisconsin-based professional theater company that integrates art and faith by presenting theatre from a Christian view. Acacia is a non-profit, interdenominational Christian ministry not affiliated with any particular denomination or church. Acacia was founded in 1980 by several local theatre artists who shared a common desire to produce plays that would express the experiences and positive moral values important to us as members of the Christian faith. The name Acacia was chosen because the Acacia tree, as mentioned in Isaiah, is a symbol of stability and resilience, for its deep roots which help it survive and its wood, which was used to build the Ark of the Covenant. Beginning as a touring company, shows were taken to schools and churches all over Milwaukee. The touring aspect of the theatre continues to this day. Acacia produces a season of four plays at a resident theatre, performs a special Christmas production each year and tours a repertoire of plays to various churches and community organizations. Performances are at Concordia University's Todd Wehr Auditorium in Mequon, Wisconsin.
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    Avon Players

    Avon Players

    Avon Players is a nonprofit community theatre located along the banks of Stony Creek in the Historic District of Rochester Hills, Michigan. Located two miles from the heart of downtown Rochester, Michigan. Avon players has served the Metro Detroit Area since 1947. Avon Players was founded in 1947. Many of the original members had earlier been part of a church theatre group. The name "Avon Players" was inspired by Avon Township and Stratford-upon-Avon. The Avon Players theatre group was established when Rochester Hills, Michigan was still called Avon Township. Avon Players owns its own playhouse, a unique multiple A-frame design, built in 1965. The governing body for the group consists of a nine member Executive Board elected by active members at an annual meeting. The playhouse is located in the Historic district of Rochester Hills. Volunteers bring to the stage five full-scale productions. Full scale means a computerized lighting system, sound effects equipment, costumes, live orchestra, completely constructed sets, and scenic backdrops painted by local talented artists. Seasons have included award-winning dramas, British farces, Broadway musicals, and mysteries. In addition to
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    Marin Shakespeare Company

    The Marin Shakespeare Company was re-established in 1989 at the Dominican College’s Forest Meadows Amphitheatre by Lesley Currier and Robert Currier. The original Marin Shakespeare Festival, founded by John and Ann Brebner, produced outdoor Shakespearean theatre at the Ross Art and Garden Center for 6 seasons from 1961 to 1967. That year the Forest Meadows amphitheatre was built for the Shakespeare Festival where it remained until 1973. In 2001 Marin Shakespeare Company celebrated the 40th anniversary of the founding of California's first outdoor Shakespeare festival. Marin Shakespeare Company is listed as a Major Festival in the book Shakespeare Festivals Around the World by Marcus D. Gregio (Editor), 2004. The Marin Shakespeare Company is part of the Shakespeare Theatre Association of America (STAA).
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    Primavera Productions

    • Plays Produced: Saturday Night - London's Arts Theater
    Primavera is a professional theatre company founded in 2003 by Tom Littler, who is also the Artistic Director. It is based in London, UK. Primavera is particularly noted for its revivals of rarely performed plays, although this does not seem to be its exclusive focus. This has included the "Forgotten Classics" series of rehearsed readings at The King's Head Theatre, Islington. These have featured a performance of Byron's Manfred starring young British actor Harry Lloyd, of Virginia Woolf's Freshwater starring Edmund Kingsley, John Lyly's Gallathea starring Mary Nighy, and Charles Dickens's No Thoroughfare starring Loo Brealey, all directed by Tom Littler. Other plays in the series not directed by Tom Littler included the first play in English by a woman (Mariam) and early works by American playwrights. In 2008 Primavera Productions announced a second "Forgotten Classics" series, including the 50th anniversary reading of T.S.Eliot's The Elder Statesman, starring Christopher Timothy, Harry Lloyd, Joanna Christie, and David Burt; an unperformed play by John Osborne, "A Place Calling Itself Rome", which rewrites Shakespeare's Coriolanus; and Wilkie Collins's The Woman in
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    3 votes
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    Provincetown Players

    Provincetown Players

    The Provincetown Players was a theater company located in Provincetown, Massachusetts on Cape Cod, and famous for producing the plays of American playwright Eugene O'Neill. It was also associated with the work of Edna St. Vincent Millay, William Carlos Williams, e. e. cummings, Edmund Wilson and Djuna Barnes. In 1916, the company produced O'Neill's Bound East for Cardiff. It disbanded in 1929.
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    San Francisco Mime Troupe

    San Francisco Mime Troupe

    The San Francisco Mime Troupe is a theatre of political satire which performs free shows in various parks in the San Francisco Bay Area and around California. The Troupe does not, however, perform silent mime, but each year creates an original musical comedy that combines aspects of Commedia dell'Arte, melodrama, and broad farce with topical political themes. The group was awarded the Regional Theatre Award at the 41st Tony Awards. The group was founded in 1959 by R. G. Davis as a medium of expression of his divergent theatrical concepts. The group debuted with Mime and Word (1959) and The 11th Hour Mime Show (1960). However, by 1961, the group transitioned to the Commedia dell'Arte format to more thoroughly comment on perceived political repression in the United States of America, the growing American Civil Rights Movement and military and covert intervention abroad. In the mid-1960s the group started to rely less on the direct Commedia dell'Arte format and transitioned into a more rambunctious, satirical style. It also began integrating elements of Jazz into its musical composition, eventually leading to the inclusion of a jazz band within the troupe. The group gained significant
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    3 votes
    99
    San Jose Repertory Theatre

    San Jose Repertory Theatre

    The San Jose Repertory Theatre (or San Jose Rep, SJ Rep or, locally, just the Rep) was founded in 1980 by James P. Reber as the first resident professional theatre company in San Jose, California, and is currently the largest non-profit, professional theatre company in the South Bay. The theatre's mission is "to engage, entertain and inspire people". The 2011-2012 season is the Rep's 30th anniversary, which it is celebrating with a World Premiere, two West Coast Premieres and three Regional Premieres. San Jose Rep was founded by James P. Reber in 1980 (originally as San Jose Repertory Company). James Reber was born in Butte, Montana, but raised in Santa Clara Valley. He returned home after having been the first employee of the Berkeley Shakespeare Festival (now California Shakespeare Theatre in Orinda, California) as Business Manager and General Manager. San Jose Rep was formed as San Jose’s first resident professional theatre (originally called San Jose Repertory Company), the Rep soon became the fastest growing regional theatre in the country. Mr. Reber led a group of young artists, technical staff, and administrative staff, most of them based in the Bay Area. The Rep's opening
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    Stenborg Troupe

    Stenborg Troupe

    The Stenborg Company was a Swedish Theatre Comedy troupe, active in Sweden and Finland in the 18th century. It was also called Stenborgska skådebanorna (The theatres of Stenborg), Svenska komeditruppen (Swedish Comedy Troupe) and Svenska Comedien (The Swedish Comedy) or Svenska Teatern (The Swedish Theatre). It is one of the most famous theatre troupes in its country's history. In the period of 1754–73, between the closure of the first national Swedish theatre in Bollhuset and the foundation of the next, The Royal Swedish Opera and the Royal Dramatic Theatre, it was the only Theatre performing in the native language in Stockholm. It also has an importance for the history of Finland, being the first professional secular theatre troupe in this country. It was a traveling troupe in 1756–80 and then housed in several buildings. When the Swedish troupe, active on the theater since 1737, was fired in 1753 and replaced with the French Du Londel Troupe, half of the staff left for the country side to work as a traveling theater company under Peter Lindahl and Johan Bergholtz, while the other remained in Stockholm in an attempt to start a new theatre. In 1756, The actor Petter Stenborg
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    Working Man's Clothes

    Working Man's Clothes

    Working Man's Clothes Productions is a New York City theater company that was founded in January 2005. It is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas. It has won a number of awards including IT-Awards. The company name was taken from a line of Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Common sense is genius dressed in working man's clothes." The company focuses on new works by emerging playwrights. The company has produced at such venues as 59East59, Under St. Mark's, Gene Frankel Theatre, and The Ohio Theatre in SoHo. The company is a member of OOBCOM, a community of Off-Off Broadway Theatre Artists. The company is well known for its developmental series, which has workshopped staged readings of numerous plays including Boom Vang by Larry Pontius, Breath and Grandma's Box, The Life of Mary Berry, Double Hernia by Mark Charney, Handicapping by James McClindon, 37 Stones by Mark Charney, Night by David Carr-Berry, The Woodpecker by Samuel Brett Williams, "The Authorities" by Andrew Rosendorf,Heartless by Eric Sanders, "She Like Girls" by Chisa Hutchinson. In May 2007 the company launched its Lost Works Series with the New York City premiere of Anthony Neilson's Penetrator.
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    Sydney Theatre Company

    • Plays Produced: Top Girls
    The Sydney Theatre Company (STC) is one of Australia's best-known theatre companies operating from The Wharf Theatre at Dawes Point near The Rocks area of Sydney, as well as the Sydney Theatre and the Sydney Opera House Drama Theatre. The Sydney Theatre Company was formed by a grant from the New South Wales State Government in 1979, with Richard Wherrett as artistic director and productions followed the year after. The Wharf Theatre opened in 1984 and has produced notable international and local plays, such as works by David Williamson. The company also uses the Sydney Theatre nearby, and the Drama Theatre in the Sydney Opera House. Many Australian actors who would later find wider success both locally and internationally such as Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush and Toni Collette have grounded their careers in Sydney Theatre Company productions. NIDA considers that its standing company, the Old Tote Theatre Company (1963-1978), was the precursor to the Sydney Theatre Company. Wayne Harrison became artistic director in 1990, followed by Robyn Nevin A.M.. In 2009, Cate Blanchett and her husband, playwright Andrew Upton took command of the company. Directors working
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    The Naples Players

    The Naples Players

    The Naples Players (TNP) is a nationally recognized community theatre company located in Naples, Florida. The company was founded January 19, 1953 and performs in the Sugden Community Theatre at 701 5th Avenue South in downtown Naples. It has been named the "Best Live Theatre" in Southwest Florida (including professional theaters) ten times by the readers poll of The Naples Daily News. The Naples Players Organization was founded on January 19, 1953. Its first production, I Remember Mama by John Van Druten, was staged in the auditorium of what is now Gulfview Middle School the night of March 20, 1953. The company staged its first musical, HMS Pinafore in 1958. The group performed where it could in its first 22 years of existence in the Naples area, from local schools and storefronts to homes. In 1975, they established a home base for the next decade when a 40-seat playhouse was opened at 2363 Davis Boulevard. In 1985, TNP converted the now demolished Kon-Tiki movie theatre on Goodlette-Frank Road. As the years passed, both the membership and audience for the company grew. However, as TNP entered its fourth decade of existence in the mid-1990s, the Kon-Tiki Playhouse began to suffer
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    5 votes
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    Teatro Campesino

    Teatro Campesino

    El Teatro Campesino ("farmworkers' theater"—see also campesino), is a theatrical troupe founded in 1965 as the cultural arm of the United Farm Workers. The original actors were all farmworkers, and El Teatro Campesino enacted events inspired by the lives of their audience. Early performances were on flat bed trucks in the middle of the fields in Delano, California, and the theater is now located in San Juan Bautista, California. Luis Valdez, a Chicano from a migrant farmworker family, founded the troupe after attending San Jose State University and working briefly with the San Francisco Mime Troupe. Teatro Campesino's early performances drew on varied traditions, such as commedia dell'arte, Spanish religious dramas adapted for teaching Mission Indians, Mexican folk humor, a century-old tradition of Mexican performances in California, and Aztec and Maya sacred ritual dramas. Although the troupe began by entertaining the farmworkers, within a year of their founding they began to tour to raise funds for the striking farm workers. By 1967, their subject matter had expanded to include aspects of Chicano culture that went beyond the fields: education, the Vietnam War, indigenous roots,
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    29th Street Rep

    The 29th Street Rep is a New York, New York-based theatrical company whose productions qualify as Off-Off-Broadway. Founded by actors in April 1988, the 29th Street Rep has staged 78 fully staged productions through 2007. The company's motto is "29th St Rep - Where Brutal Theater Lives!" Among the highlights of the theater's history are the appearance of actor Edward Norton in the 1993 production of playwright Bill Nave's allegory Bible Burlesque, the 1994 New York première of Tracey Letts' Killer Joe (which was revived in 1998 at the commercial Soho Playhouse), and Tracers by John DiFusco and the ensemble, which received recognition from American Theatre Magazine as a "Top Ten Play of 1997" and a Drama Desk nomination for Best Revival of a Play. Other important productions including Christopher Durang's Titanic/Actor's Nightmare and Beth Henley's The Wake of Jamey Foster. The 29th Street Rep's 2000 production of its adaptation of nine short stories from Charles Bukowski's South of No North (Tales of the Buried Life) was a big hit, running over 100 performances. This was followed by ts revival of Sam Shepard's Fool for Love enjoyed a 19-week run of 122 total performances, ranking
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    Columbia Pictures

    Columbia Pictures

    • Plays Produced: Death of a Salesman
    Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (CPII) is an American film production and distribution company. Columbia Pictures now forms part of the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment, a subsidiary of the Japanese conglomerate Sony. It is one of the leading film companies in the world, a member of the so-called Big Six. It was one of the so-called Little Three among the eight major film studios of Hollywood's Golden Age. The studio, founded in 1919 as Cohn-Brandt-Cohn Film Sales by brothers Jack and Harry Cohn and Joe Brandt, released its first feature film in August 1922. It adopted the Columbia Pictures name in 1924 and went public two years later. The name is derived from "Columbia", a national personification of the United States, which is used as the company's logo. In its early years a minor player in Hollywood, Columbia began to grow in the late 1920s, spurred by a successful association with director Frank Capra. With Capra and others, Columbia became one of the primary homes of the screwball comedy. In the 1930s, Columbia's major contract stars were Jean Arthur and Cary Grant (who was shared with RKO Pictures). In the 1940s, Rita Hayworth
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    La MaMa, E.T.C.

    La MaMa, E.T.C.

    La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club (La MaMa E.T.C.) is an off-off Broadway theatre founded in 1961 by Ellen Stewart, and named in reference to her. Located on Manhattan's Lower East Side, the theatre grew out of Stewart's tiny basement boutique for her fashion designs; the boutique's space acted as a theatre for fledgling playwrights at night. La MaMa has evolved during its almost fifty-year history into a world-renowned cultural institution. In its earliest days, La MaMa was a theatre dedicated to the playwright, encouraging young playwrights and primarily producing new plays, including works by Paul Foster, Jean-Claude van Itallie, Lanford Wilson, Sam Shepard, Adrienne Kennedy, Harvey Fierstein, and Rochelle Owens. La MaMa also acted as an international ambassador for off-off Broadway playwriting by touring downtown playwriting abroad during the 1960s. La MaMa is the only theatre of the 1960s off-off Broadway movement's four core theatres that continues to thrive today. The other three off-off Broadway theatres that composed this core included Joe Cino's Caffe Cino, Al Carmines' Judson Poets Theatre, and Ralph Cook's Theatre Genesis. More than any other off-off Broadway
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    2 votes
    108
    Pan Asian Repertory Theatre

    Pan Asian Repertory Theatre

    Founded in 1977 and led by Artistic Producing director Tisa Chang, the Pan Asian Repertory Theatre is a New York based theatre group that explores the Asian American experience. Pan Asian Rep provides professional opportunities for Asian American artists to collaborate and create unique works where quality and excellence are key criteria. Mel Gussow of The New York Times noted that "Before Pan Asian Rep, Asian Americans had severely limited opportunities in the theater…(now) heartened by Ms. Chang's example, similar companies have sprung up around the United States." Pan Asian Rep has opened doors and paved the way for many who have formed their own companies or enjoy careers in film, television and on Broadway. For 30 years Pan Asian Rep has created opportunities for minority artists to compete equally and bring to the stage modern classics that give insight into the evolution of Asians in America. Specializing in intercultural productions of Asian American new plays, Asian masterworks in translation and innovative adaptations of Western classics, its many presentations and contributions to the canon of Asian American plays include: Stagings of the early works of Asian American
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    Purple Monkey Theatre Company

    Purple Monkey Theatre Company

    Purple Monkey is a now-defunct theatre company, formerly based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. The group was disbanded in December 2005, with some of the members forming the Stageworks Theatre company. Performed at the YMCA Theatre, Scarborough Ebeneezer Scrooge - Rob Lupine Jacob Marley / Ghost of Christmas Present - Allan Thorndyke Fred / Ghost of Christmas Future - Richard Bellinger Bob Cratchitt / Undertaker - Jamie McKeller Belle / Narrator - Beth Stephenson Old Joe / Topper - Craig Robson Mrs. Cratchitt - Vicky Hollings Charwoman - Marie Greenley Mini Cratchitt - Poppy Boland Mr. Edwards - John Forde Clara / Ghost of Christmas Past - Megan Owenson Performed at the YMCA Theatre, Scarborough Seymour - Jamie McKeller Audrey - Charlotte Stanley Mr. Mushnik / Skip Snip - Allan Thorndyke Orin - Craig Robson Audrey II / Flower Guy - Nathan Bottomley Chiffon - Marie Greenley Crystal - Beth Stephenson Ronette - Vicky Hollings Mr. Bernstein / Chorus - Stuart Metcalfe Mrs. Luce / Chorus - Poppy Boland Performed at Wydale Hall, Brompton-by-Sawdon, North Yorkshire Alice - Megan Owenson Narrator 1 / Mock Turtle / Card - Beth Stephenson Narrator 2 / King of Hearts / Guard - Stuart
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    Intiman Playhouse

    Intiman Playhouse

    • Plays Produced: The Kentucky Cycle
    Intiman Theatre in Seattle, Washington, was founded in 1972 by Margaret "Megs" Booker, who named it for August Strindberg's Stockholm theater. With a self-declared focus on "a resident acting ensemble, fidelity to the playwright's intentions and a close relationship between actor and audience", the Intiman soon called itself as "Seattle's classic theater". Its debut season in 1972 included Rosmersholm, The Creditors, The Underpants, and Brecht on Brecht. The theater has been host to Tony-nominated Director Bartlett Sher (who served as both a director and artistic director), Tony-nominated actress Celia Keenan-Bolger, and movie actor Tom Skerritt. It was also home to the world premieres of the Tony-winning Broadway musical The Light in the Piazza and Craig Lucas's Singing Forest. Lucas also served as the Associate Artistic Director. Intiman won the 2006 Regional Theatre Tony Award. On April 18, 2011, the theater announced that, after the run of its first scheduled production, its financial situation had forced it to cancel the four productions scheduled for the rest of the 2011 season. The theater has stated that it intends to use the hiatus to develop a new strategic plan, and
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    1 votes
    112
    Theatre Zone

    Theatre Zone

    TheatreZone is a Professional Equity Theatre Company located in Naples, Florida. It performs in the G&L Theatre on the Campus of The Community School of Naples at 13275 Livingston Road. TheatreZone is Collier County Florida's only resident Professional Equity Regional Theatre Company. The company concentrates on performing what it calls "The Lost Treasures Of Broadway", shows that are rarely performed and deserve to be seen. TheatreZone was founded in 2005 as not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation. The company then obtained a Small Professional Theatres Contract with the Actors Equity Association. TheatreZone's inaugural season opened with the musical Mack and Mabel on March 16, 2006. The production starred Gary Sandy, most famous for his role on the 1970s and early 80's CBS Sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. The show needed to be updated and TheatreZone was able to get in contact with composer Jerry Herman who allowed the rework of the show with his approval. Their second season included the play "Miracle in Rwanda," about a woman who survived the Rwandan genocide by hiding in a bathroom with seven other women for 91 days. The world premiere took place at TheatreZone on February 9, 2007.
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    Working Title Films

    Working Title Films

    • Plays Produced: Billy Elliot: The Musical
    Working Title Films is a British film production company, based in London. The company was founded by Tim Bevan and Sarah Radclyffe in 1983. It produces feature films and several television productions, including films starring comic actor Rowan Atkinson. Eric Fellner and Bevan are now the co-owners of the company. Working Title Films was co-founded by producers Tim Bevan and Sarah Radclyffe in 1983. In 1992, PolyGram became the company's corporate backer. Radclyffe left Working Title, and Eric Fellner, a fellow independent film producer, joined the company. The company produced a variety of films for PolyGram's London-based production company PolyGram Filmed Entertainment. An Anglo-Dutch film studio, PolyGram Films became a major Hollywood competitor. In 1999, PolyGram was sold to Seagram and merged with MCA Music Entertainment, to form Universal Music Group. PolyGram Films was sold and folded into Universal Studios in 1999. Although contractually allowed to produce any film with a budget of up to $35 million, on a practical basis, Bevan and Fellner consult with studio executive at Working Title's parent company NBCUniversal. Working Title is located in London, and is known for
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    1 votes
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    Princeton Triangle Club

    Princeton Triangle Club

    The Princeton Triangle Club is a theater troupe at Princeton University. Founded in 1891, it is the oldest touring collegiate musical-comedy troupe in the United States, and the only co-ed collegiate troupe that takes an original student-written musical on a national tour every year. The club is known for its tradition of featuring an all-male kick line in drag. The troupe presents several shows throughout the year. In September at the end of the University's Freshman Week it presents a revue of popular material from previous years. In autumn it puts on an original student-written musical comedy in McCarter Theatre, then takes this show on tour over the Winter holiday season. In spring it puts on another original show in a smaller venue. During reunions after the end of the spring semester, it relaunches the previous autumn's show at McCarter. Among the club's notable alumni are F. Scott Fitzgerald, Booth Tarkington, Russel Wright, Joshua Logan, Brooks Bowman, Jimmy Stewart, José Ferrer, Wayne Rogers, Clark Gesner, Jeff Moss, David E. Kelley, Nicholas Hammond, and Brooke Shields. The history of the Princeton Triangle Club reflects many major social, cultural, economic, political,
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    3 votes
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    Shelterbelt Theatre

    Shelterbelt Theatre

    The Shelterbelt Theatre is a nonprofit theater organization located in Midtown Omaha, Nebraska that specializes in producing original works for the stage. The theatre won best musical and nine more awards at the 2007 Omaha Metropolitan Area Theatre Arts Guild Awards, and won several categories in the 2007 Omaha World-Herald Entertainment and Arts Awards. The Shelterbelt Theatre is a nonprofit theater organization specializing in producing original works for the stage. Known for its intimate setting at 33rd and California Streets, it is a black box theatre where audience members are never more than 20 feet away from the stage. The mission of the Shelterbelt Theatre is to provide a safe and nurturing environment in which to focus the development of original work and to provide for the practical education of writers, performing artists, creative and technical staff, and the general public in the art and science of moving an idea from the mind to the stage. In 1993 an Omaha playwright named Scott Working brought a script, V OF GEESE, into a local coffee shop and lounge called Kilgore's. After performing the play there Working, along with Alicia McGarr, L. Scott Blankenship, and Ken
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    116
    Showtime

    Showtime

    • Plays Produced: Laugh Whore
    Showtime is an American premium cable television service featuring programming that consists primarily of theatrically released motion pictures, along with original series, made-for-cable movies, and occasional boxing and mixed martial arts matches. The channel is owned by Showtime Networks, Inc., a division of CBS Corporation. As of January 2012, Showtime's programming reaches 21.3 million subscribers in the United States. The Showtime brand is used by a number of channels and platforms around the world, but primarily refers to the group of channels in the United States. Showtime, originally a service of Viacom, went on the air on July 1, 1976, first shown on a local cable system in Dublin, California. Its first program was Celebration, a concert special featuring Rod Stewart, Pink Floyd and ABBA. On March 7, 1978, Showtime expanded to the national market via satellite, competing with HBO and other pay cable networks. In 1979, Viacom sold 50% of Showtime to TelePrompTer. In 1982, Westinghouse, who had acquired TelePrompTer the previous year, sold its share of Showtime back to Viacom. In 1983, Viacom and Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment merged Showtime and The Movie Channel to
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    McCarter Theatre

    McCarter Theatre

    McCarter Theatre is a not-for-profit, professional company on the campus of Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. It is one of the most active cultural centers in the nation, offering over 200 performances of theater, dance, music and special events each year. Over 200,000 people come to McCarter each season. McCarter Theatre Center is recognized as one of the leading regional theaters in the United States, and is the only organization in the country that is both a professional producing theater and a major presenter of the performing arts. The theater creates, develops and produces new work for the stage, produces classical theatrical repertoire, and hosts performing artists. Built as a permanent home for the Princeton University Triangle Club (who continue to perform at McCarter) with funds from Thomas N. McCarter, class of 1888, McCarter Theatre opened on February 21, 1930 with a special performance of the 40th annual Triangle show, The Golden Dog. One of its stars was Joshua Logan, a junior, and a sophomore named James Stewart was in the chorus. During the 1930s, McCarter gained popularity as a pre-Broadway showcase, due to its large seating capacity, its 40 foot
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    American Company

    The Hallam Company, which later became the American Company and then the Old American Company, was the first fully professional theatre company to perform in North America. The company was organised by William Hallam, former proprietor of the New Wells Theatre in London, and was led by his brother Lewis Hallam. Their company consisted of 12 adults and 3 children, drawn from English actors of "modest accomplishment". They arrived by the vessel Charming Sally at Yorktown, Virginia, on 2 June 1752, and made their early performances in nearby Williamsburg. Their first performance, The Merchant of Venice, is generally considered to be the first professional staging of Shakespeare in America. In 1753 the Hallam company moved to New York, and in 1754 they played in Philadelphia and in Charleston, South Carolina. In 1755 the company moved to the West Indies, and merged with the company of David Douglass. On Lewis' death, Douglass married his widow. Three years later, the company returned to tour the mainland, as the "American Company". Lewis' son, Lewis Hallam, Jr., eighteen at the time of the American Company's first tour, took leading roles alongside Douglass. Lewis Jr.'s style was
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    Anthony Bean Community Theater

    Anthony Bean Community Theater

    Anthony Bean Community Theatre & Acting School (ABCT) was established in the Spring of 2000 to meet the demands of New Orleans, Louisiana area residents interested in learning and participating in dramatic art.ABCT is a non-profit, charitable, educational and literary school dedicated to promoting information and education about the dramatic arts. The founder strongly believe that if the community is exposed continually to many facets of the fine arts, it will be able to deal more effectively with negative forces imposed each day. One of the major goals for this theater/school is to awaken the community to an appreciation of what man can accomplish through a positive awareness of self. The plays produced by ABCT are all housed at 1333 South Carrollton Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana; inside the school*s 300 seat auditorium.The theater has presented numerous hit plays such as August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone and a stage version of Stephen King's Misery and an original musical called 'Simply Irma', starring New Orleans own queen of soul Irma Thomas,and a host of others. The company still continues to teach and perform despite the damage done to the New Orleans community by
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    2 votes
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    East Lynne Theater Company

    The nonprofit Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company was founded in 1980 by Warren Kliewer. At the time, there was no theater company in the United States dedicated to American Stage Classics. Mr. Kliewer saw the need to change this, by creating a company where theater-goers, actors, and directors, alike, could experience entertaining and provocative plays by American masters such as Washington Irving, Rachel Crothers, and Eugene O’Neill. Many of the company's productions have not been produced for over fifty years, and in some cases, almost ninety. Still, the topics, characters, and situations, are relevant to today. ELTC gives voice to the current generation of playwrights by producing World and NJ Premieres based on American literature and history, many of which have gone on to other stages and/or become part of the company's touring show offerings. ELTC’s intern and artist-in-residence programs teach students acting, playwriting, and production. In 1996, Ohio State University asked to house the company’s archives at its “Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute.” Playbills, reviews, photographs and other memorabilia are sent to Ohio State every
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    Eugene O'Neill Theater Center

    The Eugene O'Neill Memorial Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit theater company founded in 1964 by George C. White. The O'Neill is the recipient of the 2010 Regional Theater Tony Award. The O'Neill is a multi-disciplinary institution that has had a transformative effect on American theater. The O'Neill pioneered play development and stage readings as a tool for new plays and musicals, and is also home to the National Theater Institute (est. 1970), an intensive study-away semester for undergraduates. Its major theater "conferences" include: the National Playwrights Conference (est. 1965); the National Critics Conference (est. 1968), the National Musical Theater Conference (est. 1978), the Puppetry Conference (est. 1990), and the Cabaret & Performance Conference (est. 2005). The Monte Cristo Cottage, Eugene O'Neill's childhood home in New London, Connecticut, was purchased and restored by the O'Neill in the 1970s and is maintained as a museum. The company also received a Special Tony Award in 1979. The theater's campus, overlooking Long Island Sound in Waterford Beach Park, has four major performance spaces: two indoor and two outdoor. The O'Neill
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    Ford's Theatre

    Ford's Theatre

    • Plays Produced: Our American Cousin
    Ford's Theatre is a historic theatre in Washington, D.C., used for various stage performances beginning in the 1860s. It is also the site of the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865. After being shot, the fatally wounded president was carried across the street to the Petersen House, where he died the next morning. The theatre was later used as a warehouse and office building, and in 1893 part of it collapsed, causing 22 deaths. It was renovated and re-opened as a theatre in 1968. During the 2000s it was renovated again, opening on February 12, 2009, in commemoration of Lincoln's bicentennial. A related "Center for Education and Leadership" museum experience opened February 12, 2012 next to Petersen House. The Petersen House and the theatre are preserved together as Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, administered by the National Park Service; programming within the theatre and the "Center for Education" is overseen separately by the Ford's Theatre Society in a public-private partnership. Ford's Theatre is located at 511 10th Street, NW. The site was originally a house of worship, constructed in 1833 as the second meeting house of the First Baptist
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    Spiral Q Puppet Theater

    Spiral Q Puppet Theater

    Spiral Q Puppet Theater is a puppet troupe that was founded in 1995 by Matthew "Mattyboy" Hart in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After traveling the country he was inspired by the street performance work of the Radical Faeries and the Bread and Puppet Theater in Glover, Vermont. On his return to Philadelphia, Hart founded Spiral Q as a way to use his newfound interest in puppetry, street theatre and pageantry to promote social and political change. To this day, Spiral Q seeks to bring the storytelling techniques of giant puppetry, pageantry, and toy theater to the urban backdrop of Philadelphia. Initially, Spiral Q was a shadow puppet theater that staged performances throughout the community. Local activist groups came to Hart to make puppets, props and effigies for demonstrations and educational campaigns. Spiral Q's identity springs from this early work in Philadelphia's HIV/AIDS activist and queer communities, particularly with AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power (ACT UP). In 1997 and 1998 Hart organized the week-long Full-On Puppet Festival in Philadelphia. showcasing puppeteers from around the country. Spiral Q also organized an annual Day of the Dead parade on South Street up
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    Royal National Theatre

    Royal National Theatre

    • Plays Produced: Fela!
    The Royal National Theatre (generally known as the National Theatre) in London is one of the United Kingdom's two most prominent publicly funded theatre companies, alongside the Royal Shakespeare Company. Internationally, it is styled the National Theatre of Great Britain. From its foundation in 1963 until 1976, the company was based at the Old Vic theatre in Waterloo. The current building was designed by architects Sir Denys Lasdun and Peter Softley and contains three stages, which opened individually between 1976 and 1977. It is located next to the Thames in the South Bank area of central London. In addition to performances at the National Theatre building, the National Theatre company continues to perform touring productions at theatres across the United Kingdom. Since 1988, the theatre has been permitted to call itself the Royal National Theatre, but the full title is rarely used. The theatre presents a varied programme, including Shakespeare and other international classic drama; and new plays by contemporary playwrights. Each auditorium in the theatre can run up to three shows in repertoire, thus further widening the number of plays which can be put on during any one season.
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    Berkeley Repertory Theatre

    Berkeley Repertory Theatre

    • Plays Produced: American Idiot
    Berkeley Repertory Theatre is a regional theater company located in Berkeley, California. It was founded in 1968, as the East Bay’s first resident professional theatre. Michael Leibert was the founding artistic director, who was then succeeded by Sharon Ott in 1984. The company runs seven productions each season from its two stages in Downtown Berkeley. The company won the Regional Theatre Tony Award in 1997. The theater added the 600-seat proscenium Roda Theatre next door to its existing 400-seat asymmetrical thrust stage in 2001, as well as opening its Berkeley Rep School of Theatre the same year. Its current artistic director is Tony Taccone who has been the artistic director since 1997. Managing Director Susan Medak is the current president of the League of Resident Theatres. Productions are a mix of classic modern plays such as Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts and Terrence McNally's Master Class, the latter featuring Rita Moreno as opera diva Maria Callas, significant recent plays with many West Coast premieres such as Moisés Kaufman's The Laramie Project and Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul and even world premieres such as Kushner's Hydriotaphia and Charles Mee's Fetes De La Nuit. In the
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    Elephant Theatre Company

    Elephant Theatre Company

    The Elephant Theatre Company is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Theatre located in Los Angeles' Theatre Row District. It has over 75 members including actors, designers, directors, and stage managers. In 1995, The Elephant Theatre Company was created in downtown Los Angeles. Artistic Directors, David Fofi and Lindsay Allbaugh, along with other graduates from the California State University, Long Beach Theatre Arts program moved into a space at the Angel City Brewery artist complex. The space doubled as a Studio Theater and the loft apartment for the original founders. Focused on their desire to continue their craft after graduation they renovated the space creating a small theatre and living quarters and gave it the name of: Elephant Off Main (see story of the name below). The mission of the company and its founders was to produce a new brand of quality original theatre in Los Angeles. In the summer of 1997, the small 45-seat theater could no longer accommodate the advancing production needs or the increasing audience attendance. The Company then moved to Hollywood (and dropped the “Off Main”). David Fofi along with founding member Don Cesario continued to produce Elephant productions in
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    HBO

    HBO

    • Plays Produced: Caroline, or Change
    HBO (Home Box Office) is an American premium cable television network, owned by Time Warner, under the operating subsidiary Home Box Office Inc. As of January 2012, HBO's programming reaches 29 million subscribers in the United States, making it the second largest premium network in the United States (Encore's programming reaches 33.2 million subscribers as of March 2012). In addition to its U.S. subscriber base, HBO also broadcasts in at least 151 countries worldwide. HBO's programming consists primarily of theatrically released motion pictures and original series, along with made-for-cable movies and documentaries, boxing matches, and occasional stand-up comedy and concert specials. In 1965, Charles Dolan, who had already done pioneering work in the commercial use of cables, won a franchise to build a cable system in Lower Manhattan in New York. The new system, which Dolan called "Sterling Manhattan Cable", became the first urban underground cable system in the United States. Rather than stringing cable on telephone poles or using microwave antennas to receive the signals, Sterling laid underground cable beneath the streets of Manhattan — because the multitude of tall buildings
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    ImprovBoston

    ImprovBoston

    ImprovBoston is a nonprofit improvisational theater, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It offers shows five nights per week at its theater in Central Square and training programs in improvisation, stand-up comedy and sketchwriting. In 1982, Ellen Holbrook, a former student of Second City, put together the first incarnation of ImprovBoston along with Nicholas Emanuel and Katy Bolger. Ellen had encouragement of former members of The Proposition, an earlier improv-comedy troupe, and also guidance from David Shepherd, the founder of the Compass Players. At first, Holbrook organized several loosely knit bands of improvisers into teams that competed in an “Improv Olympics” at Reilly’s Beef and Pub near Government Center, though this venue was later changed to Satch's near Copley Square and even later to Ryles Jazz Club at Inman Square. As the shows grew in popularity, the group's name was changed to 'ImprovBoston' and a lease was acquired to the Back Alley Theater near Inman in 1993. Under the artistic direction of Nancy Howland Walker, the ImprovBoston Mainstage cast performed late night weekend shows for several years, eventually expanding to prime time slots. Walker was just as
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    Reps Theatre

    Reps Theatre

    Reps Theatre (also known as The Repertory Players or simply Reps) is a multi-racial Zimbabwe theatre and theatrical company based in the capital city of Harare. It is one of Zimbabwe's oldest amateur theatrical companies. The first performance (17 February 1931) comprised two works - "Fame and the Poet" (Lord Dunsany) and "Magic" (G K Chesterton). The society mostly performs European or American Theatre. The Repertory Players is an amateur society operating with paid staff - a theatre manager, secretary, book-keeper, workshop, security, bar and cleaning staff. But all actors, actresses and technical personnel are unpaid volunteers. In 1960, it became involved in a legal dispute because of its non-racial policies. This incident was nicknamed as "The Battle of the Toilets" (see below). The Company was formed as a 'play-reading group' with four members. Then, in February 1931, the group started doing performances in the Duthie Hall. Over the next five years, numerous productions were performed under difficult conditions. In 1936, they were offered the Prince Edward School Beit Hall. The stage was better equipped, and patrons could hire out a cushion for 3d each. The society would
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    The Actors Studio

    The Actors Studio

    • Plays Produced: Marathon '33
    The Actors Studio is a membership organization for professional actors, theatre directors and playwrights at 432 West 44th Street in the Clinton neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. It was founded October 5, 1947 by Elia Kazan, Cheryl Crawford, Robert Lewis and Anna Sokolow, who provided training for actors who were members. Lee Strasberg joined later and took the helm in 1951 until his death on February 17, 1982. It is run by Al Pacino and Ellen Burstyn. The Studio is best known for its work refining and teaching method acting. The approach was originally developed by the Group Theatre in the 1930s based on the innovations of Constantin Stanislavski. While at the Studio, actors work together to develop their skills in a private environment where they can take risks as performers without the pressure of commercial roles. The group initially met in rehearsal space in the Princess Theatre. In 1955 it moved to its current location in the former Seventh Associate Presbyterian Church, built in 1859. From September 1994 through May 2005, the Studio collaborated with The New School in the education of masters-level theatre students at the Actors Studio Drama School (ASDS). After
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    The Shakespeare Project

    The Shakespeare Project

    In October 1983, the Riverside Shakespeare Company, then New York City's only year-round professional Shakespeare theatre company, inaugurated The Shakespeare Project, based at the theatre company's home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, The Shakespeare Center. The Shakespeare Project was the first major New York residency of actors from the Royal Shakespeare Company - with Edwin Richfield, Heather Canning, Christopher Ravenscroft, Jennie Stoller and John Kane (the later two from Peter Brook's A Midsummer Night's Dream) - for a week of public workshops, panel discussions, seminars and performances at the company's Upper West Side theatre, The Shakespeare Center. The event was launched at a luncheon in the Shakespeare Room of the Algonquin Hotel attended by Joseph Papp, Helen Hayes, Frank Rich, Gloria Skurski, W. Stuart McDowell, and members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in mid October 1983. According to the New York Times, over one thousand actors, students, teachers and stage directors, from the ages of 15 to 87, signed up for 22 sessions taught by some of the leading actors from London's Royal Shakespeare Company. At the launching of The Shakespeare Project, Marilyn Stasio
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    Tidza Guisers

    Tidza Guisers

    The Tidza Guisers are a group of mummers who perform in the Peak District village of Tideswell in Derbyshire. They were formed in the late 1980s to revive the ancient tradition of guising (or "guisering"), in which people dressed up in elaborate costumes, blackened their faces, and went round the village asking for food and money. During the Tideswell Wakes, a week-long local festivity held around St John's Day in midsummer, the Guizers (dressed in colourful costumes and masks) perform a local mummers' play known as Tidza Saw Y'eds which tells of a farmer whose cow gets her head stuck in a gate. The farmer tries to solve the problem by sawing off the cow's head but then a doctor comes along, sews the animal's head back on and she is miraculously restored to life. The Guizers also recite the local ballad known as The Drunken Butcher of Tideswell. The Guisers sprang to national fame by being runners up on the CBBC programme The Wonderful World of Weird and were featured, with a photograph, in the May 2012 edition of Country Walking magasine.
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    Black Theatre

    The National Black Theatre was a theatre company run by a small group of Aboriginal people based in the Sydney suburb of Redfern. The original concept for the theatre grew out of political struggles, especially the land rights demonstrations which at the time were being organised by the Black Moratorium Committee. The centre held workshops in modern dancing, tribal dancing, writing for theatre, karate and photography, and provided a venue for new Aboriginal drama. It also ran drama classes under Brian Syron who conducted the first of a planned series of six-week full-time workshops for his students who included Jack Davis, Freddie Reynolds, Maureen Watson, Lillian Crombie, and Hyllus Maris. These people went on to become known in the Aboriginal community for their work in the Australian theatre and film industries. Street theatre was organised by the Aboriginal community in Redfern by 1972 as a form of political action. Its value in publicising issues was used to support many protests and rallies in the early 70s. Gary Foley recalls one action to support the establishment of a legal service. Informal and formal theatrical performances were staged to raise awareness about the tent
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    Folkestone & Hythe Operatic & Dramatic Society

    Folkestone & Hythe Operatic & Dramatic Society

    Folkestone & Hythe Operatic & Dramatic Society, FHODS, is a charitable organization that holds performances and events at its theatre in Shorncliffe, the Tower Theatre. A theatre which has been beautifully developed by FHODS from what used to be a church, it is a perfect setting for all types of performances. The society includes a very active Youth Section who perform three shows a year and meet every Sunday between 7pm and 9:30pm at the Tower Theatre. The Folkestone Dramatic & Music Club was formed in 1902, performing at the Woodward Institute. This was later changed to the Folkestone Operatic Society in 1913 performing at the Pleasure Gardens Theatre. The society closed for the duration of World War I (1914–1918), then continued to present plays up until World War II (1939–1945) when it closed once more. In 1947 Hythe was added to the name and the society held productions at the Leas Pavilion Theatre, Folkestone Town Hall, and Chichester Hall in Sandgate. FHODS Youth Section caters for young people aged between 14 and 21 who are interested any aspects of theatre. They put on 3 shows a year: They meet every Sunday at the Tower Theatre between 7pm and 9:30pm. Their meetings
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    Horse and Bamboo Theatre

    Horse and Bamboo Theatre

    Horse and Bamboo Theatre or Horse + Bamboo Theatre is a British theatre company founded in 1978 by Bob Frith. The company works using visual, puppet, physical, and music-based forms rather than text. In particular it uses distinctive full-head masks. It works internationally as well as from The Boo in Waterfoot, Rossendale, Lancashire, UK. Frith taught in the early 1970s at Manchester School of Art (later Manchester Metropolitan University). Unhappy with the prevailing abstraction of the period he experimented with extending purely visual forms to include live performance and music, influenced by Allan Kaprow, Red Grooms and Claes Oldenburg, and working with groups of his students. At the Bede Gallery, Jarrow, he worked on a large scale project with his friend Dave Pearson, filmmakers and artists, and including the musician Alan Price, as well as engineers from the local shipbuilding industry. In the mid 70s he met Welfare State and worked with that company for two years. He formed Horse + Bamboo Theatre in 1978, with a group of ex-students, musicians and members of Matrogoth Theatre from Leiden, Netherlands. For the past decade or more Frith has worked closely with Alison Duddle,
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    Kansas City Repertory Theatre

    Kansas City Repertory Theatre

    Kansas City Repertory Theatre, the premier professional resident theater company of the Kansas City metropolitan area, is now in its 45th year. During its long history, there have been only four artistic leaders: founder Dr. Patricia McIlrath guided the theater from 1964 until she retired in 1985; George Keathley was artistic director from 1985–2000; producing artistic director Peter Altman, who retired in July 2007; and the current artistic director Eric Rosen. Appointed chairman of the University of Kansas City (now UMKC) Theatre Department and director of the University Playhouse in 1954, Dr. McIlrath, believing in the importance of exposing theatre students to the rigors and demanding standards of professional theatre, long dreamed of establishing a company that could provide them such opportunities and also give Kansas City a notable stage company of its own. In 1964, she formed the UMKC Summer Repertory Theatre in the same era when many other companies destined to be recognized as leaders of the nationwide not-for-profit resident theatre movement (such as the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles) were also
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    Royal Court Theatre

    Royal Court Theatre

    • Plays Produced: No Quarter
    The Royal Court Theatre is a non-commercial theatre on Sloane Square, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London. It is noted for its contributions to modern theatre. In 1956 it was acquired by and is home to a resident company, the English Stage Company. The first theatre on Lower George Street, off Sloane Square, was the converted Nonconformist Ranelagh Chapel, opened as a theatre in 1870 under the name The New Chelsea Theatre. Marie Litton became its manager in 1871, hiring Walter Emden to remodel the interior, and it was renamed the Court Theatre. Several of W. S. Gilbert's early plays were staged here, including Randall's Thumb, Creatures of Impulse (with music by Alberto Randegger), Great Expectations (adapted from the Dickens novel), and On Guard (all in 1871); The Happy Land (1873, with Gilbert Abbott à Beckett; Gilbert's most controversial play); The Wedding March, translated from Un Chapeau de Paille d'Italie by Eugène Marin Labiche (1873); The Blue-Legged Lady, translated from La Dame aux Jambes d'Azur by Labiche and Marc-Michel (1874); and Broken Hearts (1875). By 1878, management of the theatre was shared by John Hare and W. H. Kendal. Further alterations
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    Royal Shakespeare Company

    Royal Shakespeare Company

    • Plays Produced: The Secret Garden - West End
    The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is a major British theatre company, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. The company employs 700 staff and produces around 20 productions a year from its home in Stratford-upon-Avon and plays regularly in London, Newcastle upon Tyne and on tour across the UK and internationally. The company’s home is in Stratford-upon-Avon, where it has recently redeveloped its Royal Shakespeare and Swan theatres as part of a £112.8-million "Transformation" project. The theatres re-opened in November 2010, having closed in 2007. The new buildings attracted 18,000 visitors within the first week and received a positive media response both upon opening, and following the first full Shakespeare performances. Performances in Stratford-upon-Avon continued throughout the Transformation project at the temporary Courtyard Theatre. As well as the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, the RSC produces new work from living artists and develops creative links with theatre-makers from around the world, as well as working with teachers to inspire a lifelong love of William Shakespeare in young people and running events for everyone to explore and
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    Seattle Repertory Theatre

    Seattle Repertory Theatre

    Seattle Repertory Theatre (familiarly known as "The Rep") is a major regional theatre located in Seattle, Washington, at the Seattle Center. It is a member of Theatre Puget Sound and Theatre Communications Group. Founded in 1963, it is led by Artistic Director Jerry Manning and Managing Director Benjamin Moore. It received the 1990 Regional Theatre Tony Award. The first home of the Seattle Rep was the Seattle Playhouse, built as part of the fair grounds for the 1962 Century 21 Exposition, Seattle's 1962 World's Fair. The building, extant as of 2009, was renovated in 1987 as a home for the Intiman Theatre. Actor Hal Holbrook had appeared at the Playhouse during the fair, and is believed to be the person who suggested it as a home for a repertory theater company. Seattle businessman and arts patron Bagley Wright and others raised money and recruited artistic leadership to found what became the Seattle Repertory Theater ("The Rep"). Stuart Vaughan was the founding artistic director and directed the first production, King Lear, which opened the new company's first season on November 14, 1963. The original acting company included Seattle native Marjorie Nelson and a young associate
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    Stage Entertainment

    Stage Entertainment

    • Plays Produced: Sister Act the Musical
    The live entertainment company Stage Entertainment is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It has a very successful subsidiary in Germany based in Hamburg which almost has a monopoly in Germany. Stage Entertainment emerged from the Live Entertainment Division of Endemol to become its own company led by Joop van den Ende. The international group owns and licenses more than 70 productions worldwide, employs nearly 4000 employees and owns or runs theaters in eight countries, including the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Russia and the United States. In 2002 the German subsidiary took over the insolvent Stella AG. Through Stella AG they acquired many productions and theaters, including the Theater im Hafen and the Neue Flora in Hamburg. On June 1 2005 the German division took over the Ticket Online Software GmbH. Ticket Online run a booking system for tickets and is used by several hundred ticket agencies in Germany. In 2005 Stage Entertainment founded along with Dutch dance event organiser ID&T the company ID&T Germany. The first production welcomed about 15.000 visitors in July 2005 to Sensation White in Veltins-Arena (Gelsenkirchen), which was an
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    The Groundlings

    The Groundlings

    • Plays Produced: The Pee-Wee Herman Show
    The Groundlings are an improvisational and sketch comedy troupe and school based in Los Angeles, California. The troupe was formed by Gary Austin in 1974 and uses an improv format influenced by Viola Spolin to produce sketches and improvised scenes. Its name is taken from Shakespeare's Hamlet, Act III, Scene II: "...to split the ears of the groundlings, who for the most part are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumbshows and noise." The troupe moved into its current location on Melrose Avenue in 1979. The Groundlings School holds new sessions every six weeks with over 300 students per session, with over 2,000 students per year going through the program. The competitive program consists of 4 levels (Basic, Intermediate, Writing Lab and Advanced). Participants must be successfully advanced from each level by the instructor. Students must pass an audition to get into Basic. Auditions are run by a Groundlings teacher and are mini versions of a first day of class. The audition is free, a group audition and is all improvisation. Auditions are held every week and can be scheduled by calling the school office. If one does pass the audition, their results are valid for one year. If a
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    The Shakespeare Center

    The Shakespeare Center

    The Shakespeare Center was the home of the Riverside Shakespeare Company, an Equity professional theatre company in New York City, beginning in 1982, when the then six-year-old theatre company established its center of theatre production and advanced actor training at the 90 year-old West Park Presbyterian Church on Amsterdam at West 86th Street. The Shakespeare Center's facilities consisted of the main offices of the Riverside Shakespeare Company, costume and set construction and storage rooms, a main lobby (shared with the church), and a theatre in the balcony of the church equipped with lighting and sound amplification. Within the theatre itself (right), two wooden towers were constructed to the sides of the audience area for follow spots and, on occasion, musicians. Seating surrounded the thrust stage on three sides, with no seat more than 18 feet from the stage. There was a crossover under the upstage edge, with traps under the stage. Although the theatre was an Off Off Broadway venue, limited to 99 seats by the company's contract with Actors Equity Association, the Riverside Shakespeare Company often launched major productions to Off Broadway status, as with its summer tours
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    Act Too Group

    Act Too Group

    The Act Too Group is a Mid-Sussex based amateur theatre company who produced the first amateur European production of Mel Brooks' musical The Producers. Tony Flook Review The group also produced one of 8 limited release amateur runs of The Witches of Eastwick prior to general release winning them their second NODA award following Copacabana in 2006. They followed this up with a 3rd in 2007 with their production of We Will Rock You.
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    Lookingglass Theatre Company

    Lookingglass Theatre Company

    Lookingglass Theatre Company is a non-profit, ensemble-based theater company located in Chicago, Illinois. Their pieces tend to focus on the spectacular and the physical. As of June 2011, Lookingglass has won 42 Joseph Jefferson Awards. From its inception, Lookingglass has shown an interest in image-heavy, physical theatrical pieces. An early critic noted that "[m]ost Lookingglass work has revolved around explorations of the mythic and ritual roots of theatre and the symbolism of storytelling" and their "utiliza[tion of] live music and film, ritual movement and acrobatics, heightened language (and long stretches of silence), and non-realistic visual imaging that are characteristic of its technique". Each Lookingglass season is chosen by the ensemble members, who vote yearly on submitted proposals. According to ensemble member Andy White, their decision ultimately rests on which story most needs to be told. He emphasizes that "'need' is the operative word... [t]here has to be a real imperative for telling each story". Lookingglass is currently in its 22nd season, and its present Artistic Director is founding ensemble member Andy White. Lookingglass was founded in 1988 by David
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    Miracle Theater

    Miracle Theater

    Miracle Theatre, sometimes known by the Spanish translation of its name Teatro Milagro, is the only Hispanic theater production company in the Pacific Northwest. Its home is in Portland, Oregon, United States, though it often tours regionally and nationally. It was founded in 1985. The theater operates through three arms: the Miracle Mainstage, with English language productions at the company's theater in southeast Portland, Teatro Milagro, the international touring company, with bilingual English/Spanish productions, and Bellas Artes, a multidisciplinary company that stages community-based events, such as annual Dia de Los Muertos, Posada festivals, and educational programs. The Miracle Theatre generally produces about a half-dozen productions of original and revival plays annually, along with related programs.
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    The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

    The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company was founded in 2002 and quickly received a great deal of attention for its high-energy approach to the works of Shakespeare and other classics. Performing both in its indoor and outdoor homes in Ellicott City, the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company attracts a regional audience from Howard County, Baltimore, Washington and beyond. The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is listed as a Major Festival in the book Shakespeare Festivals Around the World by Marcus D. Gregio (Editor), 2004. The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is the theatre company in residence at the Howard County Center for the Arts and performs at the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park in Ellicott City, MD, where their summer Chesapeake Shakespeare Company-in-the-Ruins productions attract steadily increasing audiences. CSC has won a number of awards in its short history including six Greater Baltimore Theater Awards including Outstanding Production of 2004 (Much Ado About Nothing) and Outstanding Production of 2006 (King Lear), The BroadwayWorld.com's Reader's Choice Award for Best Classical Production of 2007 (Macbeth) and a Best of Baltimore from the City Paper for their 2005 production
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    Almighty 12th Street Players

    Almighty 12th Street Players

    The Almighty 12th Street Players (TPN) are a Chicago based street gang located. The 12th Street Players have been a member of the People Alliance since it's incorporation in the late 1970's. As a mostly white gang, the Players chose to side with the People Alliance, as did the Almighty Gaylords, Noble Knights, and southside Insane Popes, all gangs with a proud Stoned Greaser heritage. The only major white gangs to join the mostly black and Latino Folks Alliance were the Simon City Royals and the Northside Insane Popes(not to be confused with the Southside Insane Pope's, who were allied with the People conglomerate of street gangs). The 12th Street Players were formed in the late 1960's in Cicero, Il., on the corners of Roosevelt Road and Austin Avenue. They were comprised mostly of Italian-Americans, and later, Slavic-Americans. Territory extended from Roosevelt Road to the North, to 16th Street on the South, and from Cicero Avenue to the East, and Ridgeland Avenue to the West. Although they originated from Roosevelt and Austin, the gang had expanded into a number of different territorial areas. The early 80's saw the Players spread into Berwyn ( Freedom Park and 37th and
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    Berliner Ensemble

    Berliner Ensemble

    The Berliner Ensemble (German pronunciation: [bɛʁˈliːnɐ ãˈsãːbəl]) is a German theatre company established by playwright Bertolt Brecht and his wife, Helene Weigel in January 1949 in East Berlin. In the time after Brecht's exile, the company first worked at Wolfgang Langhoff's Deutsches Theater and in 1954 moved to the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm, built in 1892, that was open for the 1928 premiere of The Threepenny Opera (Die Dreigroschenoper). His students Benno Besson, Egon Monk, Peter Palitzsch, and Manfred Wekwerth were given the opportunity to direct plays by Brecht that had not yet been staged. The stage designers Caspar Neher and Karl von Appen, the composers Paul Dessau and Hanns Eisler as well as the dramaturge Elisabeth Hauptmann were among Brecht's closest collaborators. After her husband died in 1956, Weigel continued managing the Berliner Ensemble until her death in 1971. The Berliner Ensemble achieved successful theater through long and meticulous rehearsals, often spanning several months. Each production was documented with a Modellbuch or preview album containing 600 to 800 action photographs. Die Dreigroschenoper and Happy End premiered in Berlin in 1928 and 1929
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    Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club

    Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club

    Founded in 1855, the Amateur Dramatic Club (or ADC) is the oldest University dramatic society in England - and the largest dramatic society in Cambridge. The club stages a diverse range of productions every term, many of them at the fully equipped ADC Theatre in Park Street, where they are the resident company. They also regularly stage shows at other Cambridge venues, annually at the Edinburgh Fringe and occasionally on tour abroad. The ADC puts on around 20 shows every year. These cover a huge range of subject matter and playwrights, from comic to tragic, from Chaucer to Stoppard via Shakespeare and Beckett to name just a few. Although many are performed at the 228-seater ADC Theatre, where the Club is the resident performing company, recent venues have also included the Corpus Christi Playroom, The Octagon at St Chad’s, King's College Lawn and the Round Church. Constitutionally, the club also has an obligation to spread interest in the theory and practice of theatre, in all its aspects, by every possible means amongst those qualified to be members of the Club; to encourage the active involvement of the same regardless of previous experience; and to maintain interest in the
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    Comédie-Française

    Comédie-Française

    The Comédie-Française (French pronunciation: [kɔmedi fʁɑ̃sɛz]) or Théâtre-Français (IPA: [teatʁ fʁɑ̃sɛ]) is one of the few state theaters in France. It is the only state theater to have its own troupe of actors. The company's primary venue is the Salle Richelieu. The theatre is part of the Palais-Royal complex and located at 2 rue de Richelieu on the Place André-Malraux in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. The theatre has also been known as the Théâtre de la République and La maison de Molière (English: House of Molière). It inherited the latter name from the troupe of the best-known playwright associated with the Comédie-Française, Molière. He was considered the patron of French actors. He died seven years before “La maison de Molière” was rechristened the “Comédie-Française,” and the company continued to be known popularly by the former name even after the official change of name. The Comédie-Française was founded by a decree of Louis XIV on 8 August 1680 to merge the only two Parisian acting troupes of the time, the troupe of the Guénégaud Theatre and that of the Hôtel de Bourgogne. On the death of Molière in 1673, the troupe at the Guénégaud had been formed by a merger of the
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    Community Theatre of Little Rock

    Community Theatre of Little Rock

    Community Theatre of Little Rock is a non-profit organization based in Little Rock, Arkansas and founded in 1956. It is a completely volunteer-driven organization. MISSION STATEMENT: Striving to Enlighten, Educate and Entertain the community. Founded in 1956, Community Theatre of Little Rock (CTLR) is Central Arkansas' Oldest and finest theater tradition. Since its inception, CTLR has performed in many venues in Little Rock. In the very early years, The Parish Hall at 9th and Louisiana, Trinity Parish Hall, Robinson (Center) Auditorium, a renovated feedstore at 609 Center Street and The Medical Center Auditorium provided performance stages. In the 1960s and 1970s, National Investors Life Building, the Arkansas Arts Center, Student Union became venues. The 1980s found the troupe performing again in the Arkansas Arts Center, UALR, the UALR, The Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Little Rock Garden Council and Hall High School. Capital Keyboard Theatre became home until the Arkansas School for the Blind offered the use of Woolly Auditorium from 2002 to 2008. In 2008 Community Theatre of Little Rock moved into a new home at the PUBLIC Theatre, located in the heart of Downtown Little Rock,
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    German Reed Entertainment

    German Reed Entertainment

    German Reed Entertainment was founded in 1855 and operated by Thomas German Reed (1817–1888) together with his wife, Priscilla Reed née Horton (1818–1895). At a time when the theatre in London was seen as a disreputable place, the German Reed family provided family-friendly entertainments for forty years, showing that respectable theatre could be popular. The entertainments were held at the intimate Royal Gallery of Illustration, Lower Regent Street, and later at St. George's Hall, Langham Place, in London. Thomas and Priscilla German Reed usually appeared in them, together with a small group of players. They engaged talented newcomers, such as Frederic Clay, W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Law, as well as established writers like F. C. Burnand, to create many of the entertainments. Thomas German Reed composed the music for many of the entertainments himself. This form of entertainment consisted of musical plays "of a refined nature". During the early Victorian era, visiting the theatre was considered distasteful to the respectable public. Shakespeare was played, but the London stage became dominated by risque burlesques and bad adaptations of French operettas. Jessie Bond wrote, The
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    King's Men

    King's Men

    The King's Men was the company of actors to which William Shakespeare (1564–1616) belonged through most of his career. Formerly known as The Lord Chamberlain's Men during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, it became The King's Men in 1603 when King James ascended the throne and became the company's patron. The royal patent of May 19, 1603 that charters the King's Men names the following players, in this order: Lawrence Fletcher, William Shakespeare, Richard Burbage, Augustine Phillips, John Heminges, Henry Condell, William Sly, Robert Armin, Richard Cowley, "and the rest of their associates...." The nine cited by name became Grooms of the Chamber. On March 15, 1604, each of the nine men named in the patent was supplied with four and a half yards of red cloth for the coronation procession. In their first winter season, between December 1603 and February 1604, the company performed eight times at Court. In their second, from November 1604 through February 1605, they performed eleven times at Court, including seven plays that Shakespeare acted in (The Merchant of Venice twice), and two by Ben Jonson. This represented a workload twice as great as was typical under Elizabeth. The King's Men
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    Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society

    Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society

    The Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society of Georgetown University is the oldest continuously running collegiate theatre troupe in the United States. Today, the Society is one of five theatre groups on the Georgetown campus and is entirely student-run. In its 161st Season, the group continues to provide an opportunity for students to develop artistic, technical, and administrative skills, while performing high-quality theatre. Mask and Bauble was founded in 1852 as The Dramatic Association of Georgetown College, staging its first show, Pizarro, a play by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, on February 27, 1853. World War I priorities caused a suspension of its activities, and after the war the group was revived with the new name of Mask and Bauble. The society was the first of its kind to use female actresses in 1922, as female roles were previously filled by male actors. It formally accepted female members in 1934. During this time the Society had a close relationship with the Roosevelt White House, with Eleanor Roosevelt as a society patron. During the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations, student technicians from the group assisted with the technical aspects of some of the nation's first
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    Montgomery Playhouse

    Montgomery Playhouse

    The Montgomery Playhouse is Maryland's oldest continually-running community theatrical performance group. Formed in 1989 from a merger between through a joint effort of the Board of Directors of both The Kensington/Garret Players and The Montgomery Players, The Montgomery Playhouse, in some form, has been providing theater performances for 79 years. The oldest community theater in Maryland, The Montgomery Players have been in existence since 1929, where they performed regularly in the Chevy Chase, Maryland area at Leland Junior High and the Landon School. In 1962 the group relocated to Inverness Playhouse in North Bethesda, Maryland, where they spent the next ten years performing there. In 1972 The Montgomery Players once again moved and took up residence at 1201 Quince Orchard Boulevard in Gaithersburg, Maryland in a newly renovated 305-seat theater that they would call their own. This group, up through the merger in 1989, had produced 60 continuous seasons of community theater. The Garrett Park Players organization originated in 1949. In their early years they performed on rented stages in local schools and recreation centers throughout Montgomery County, Maryland. In 1960 they
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    Pacific Repertory Theatre

    Pacific Repertory Theatre

    The Pacific Repertory Theatre is a non-profit California corporation, based in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, that produces theatrical productions and events, including the annual Carmel Shake-speare Festival, and is the only year-round professional Equity theatre in the Central California Coast. It is one of eight major arts institutions in Monterey County, as designated by the Community Foundation of Monterey County, and is supported in part by grants from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, the Berkshire Foundation and the Monterey Peninsula Foundation. The company was founded in 1982 as GroveMont Theatre by Carmel-by-the-Sea resident Stephen Moorer, who served as its artistic director from 1983 to 2008, and its Executive Director since 2009. The organizational name changed to Pacific Repertory Theatre in 1994 when the company acquired the historic site of the Golden Bough Playhouse in downtown Carmel, and announced intentions to establish a professional theatre for the region. In 2001, in order to facilitate an appearance by Olympia Dukakis and Louis Zorich in Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, the company entered into a seasonal agreement with Actors
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    Pangs Theater Ensemble

    Pangs Theater Ensemble

    Pangs Theater Ensemble is a performance company founded in San Francisco in 2003. It began by performing several classic plays, including Woyzeck, Faust, and Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing in San Francisco. Pangs Theater has been involved with the San Francisco Theater Festival and performed at the festival annually from 2004 to 2008. Since 2006, Pangs Theater has ventured into a new direction by performing multi-genre pieces written by its Artistic Director, Wolfgang Thompson. As of 2007, Mr. Thompson has directed all the Company's productions. Mr. Thompson's direction incorporates a number of original concepts and approaches, including physical tension, realism, and shared line. His direction and work can be described as emotional, violent, real, and physical. Mr. Thompson conducts workshops teaching his approach to acting and directing. Pangs Theater's first original multi-genre production, Resolved, was performed at Gallery One in San Francisco's Embarcadero in December 2006. Resolved incorporated the performance of the poetry of Andrew Marvell, music, modern and classical dance, and architecture into an emotionally evocative performance piece. The San Francisco Chronicle, the
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    Public Theater

    Public Theater

    • Plays Produced: See What I Wanna See
    The Public Theater is a New York City arts organization founded as The Shakespeare Workshop in 1954 by Joseph Papp, with the intention of showcasing the works of up-and-coming playwrights and performers. It is headquartered at 425 Lafayette Street in the former Astor Library in the East Village section of Lower Manhattan. The venue opened in 1967, mounting the world-premiere production of the musical HAIR as its first show. It currently is led by Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham. The Public is dedicated to embracing the complexities of contemporary society and nurturing both artists and audiences, as it continues Joseph Papp's legacy of creating a place of inclusion and a forum for ideas. In addition to five theater venues – the Shiva, the Martinson, the LuEsther Hall, the Anspacher and the Newman – the site is home to Joe's Pub, a cabaret-style setting used for new work, musical performances, spoken-word artists and soloists. The Public also operates the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, where it presents Shakespeare in the Park, one of New York City's most beloved summer traditions. New York natives and visitors alike have been enjoying
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    Rodgers and Hammerstein

    Rodgers and Hammerstein

    • Plays Produced: Pipe Dream
    Richard Rodgers (1902–1979) and Oscar Hammerstein II (1895–1960) were an influential, innovative and successful American musical theatre writing team, usually referred to as Rodgers and Hammerstein. They created a string of popular Broadway musicals in the 1940s and 1950s, initiating what is considered the "golden age" of musical theatre. With Rodgers composing the music and Hammerstein writing the lyrics, five of their shows, Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music, were outstanding successes. Among the many accolades their shows (and film versions) garnered were thirty-four Tony Awards, fifteen Academy Awards, the Pulitzer Prize, and two Grammy Awards. Prior to their partnership, both Rodgers and Hammerstein had enjoyed success independently. Rodgers had collaborated for more than two decades with Lorenz Hart. Among their many Broadway hits were the shows A Connecticut Yankee (1927), Babes in Arms (1937), The Boys from Syracuse (1938), Pal Joey (1940), and By Jupiter (1942), as well as many successful film projects. Hammerstein, a co-writer of the popular Rudolf Friml 1924 operetta Rose-Marie, and Sigmund Romberg operettas The Desert Song (1926)
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    RPI Players

    RPI Players

    The RPI Players is the premiere student-run theater organization on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. The Players normally produce three to four shows a year in the RPI Playhouse including a straight play in the fall and a musical in the spring. Membership is open to any member of the RPI community, and auditions are open to all. Founded as the RPI Dramatic Club on November 8, 1929, by a group of dedicated students led by professors Jay Reid Gould and Richard W. Schmelzer, the RPI Players is one of the oldest organizations still existing on RPI's campus. In 1933, the ᅫヤᅫ゙ cast of Alpha Psi Omega was founded from within the Players and remains an active honor society on campus.
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    Stage 88 Theatre

    Stage 88 Theatre

    Stage 88 Theatre was a community theatre company located in Bonita Springs, Florida. The company was founded in 2004 and performed in the Bonita Springs Community Hall at 27381 Old US 41. It was, from 2006 to mid 2008, the official community theatre company of the City of Bonita Springs.. The City made an initial investment to improve community hall for the company, which moved into residency there in 2006 after spending 2004 through 2006 at the Norris Center Theatre in Cambier Park in Downtown Naples. Productions staged by the company included Moonlight And Magnolias, The Vast Difference, Apartment 3A, and Escanaba in Da Moonlight by Jeff Daniels, Four Part Thunder,Pump Boys and Dinettes, Fridays, and Anton in Show Business. The Company Officially Collapsed on August 27, 2008, as stated in an e-mail sent to company subscribers and volunteers, and this information was then confirmed by the city of Bonita Springs. The collapse of the company was attributed to, among other issues, the economic downturn experienced in Southwest Florida after the most recent housing and real estate bubble peaked and began to slide in late 2007 through the middle of 2008. The City of Bonita Springs
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    Takarazuka Revue

    Takarazuka Revue

    The Takarazuka Revue (宝塚歌劇団, Takarazuka Kagekidan) is a Japanese all-female musical theater troupe based in Takarazuka, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Women play all roles in lavish, Broadway-style productions of Western-style musicals, and sometimes stories adapted from shōjo manga and Japanese folktales. The troupe takes its name from the Hankyu Takarazuka rail line in suburban Osaka. The company is a division of the Hankyu Railway company; all members of the troupe are employed by the company. The Takarazuka Revue was founded by Ichizo Kobayashi, an industrialist-turned-politician and president of Hankyu Railways, in Takarazuka, Japan in 1913. The city was the terminus of a Hankyu line from Osaka and already a popular tourist destination because of its hot springs. Kobayashi believed that it was the ideal spot to open an attraction of some kind that would boost train ticket sales and draw more business to Takarazuka. Since Western song and dance shows were becoming more popular and Kobayashi considered the Kabuki theater to be old and elitist, he decided that an all-female theater group might be well received by the general public. The Revue had its first performance in 1914. Ten
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    Duke's Company

    Duke's Company

    The Duke's Company was one of the two theatre companies (the other being the King's Company) that were chartered by King Charles II at the start of the English Restoration era, when the London theatres re-opened after their eighteen-year closure (1642–60) during the English Civil War and the Interregnum. The Duke's Company had the patronage of the King's younger brother the Duke of York, the future King James II. It was managed by Sir William Davenant. The company started at the old Salisbury Court Theatre, and occasionally used the Cockpit in Drury Lane. After a year, the actors moved to a new theatre in Lincoln's Inn Fields, a building on Portugal Street that had previously been Lisle's Tennis Court (it opened on June 18, 1661). There they were joined by Thomas Betterton, who quickly became their star. In December 1660, the King granted the Duke's Company the exclusive rights to ten Shakespearean plays: Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, Measure for Measure, Henry VIII, and Pericles, Prince of Tyre. In 1661, their first year at Lincoln's Inn Fields, the company revived Hamlet, in a production that employed the
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    Het Filiaal

    Het Filiaal' is a Dutch theater company, founded in 1994 by director Monique Corvers. Characteristic is the collaboration between director Monique Corvers and Canadian/Hungarian composer Gábor Tarján. The loving precision and sense of humour with which text, music, acting and visuals are then integrated, has come to be the trademark of Het Filiaal. In their productions, Corvers and Tarján greatly enjoy just touching on styles such as musical, world music, vaudeville or a classical concert, while maintaining their own unmistakable signature. The company's work is highly appreciated by both adults and children. Het Filiaal gets rave reviews from the (national) press and is recognized and structurally supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture & Science, and by both the Province and City of Utrecht. Het Filiaal creates various forms of music theatre for family audiences. The productions of Het Filiaal tour with great success not only in Dutch and Flemish theaters, but internationally as well, the group continues to receive much acclaim. Het Filiaal is its own producer Innovative educational projects and art lessons for elementary schools are custom-made by Het Filiaal for each
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    No Fog West Theater Company

    No Fog West Theater Company

    Founded in December 2006, No Fog West Theater is a non-profit theater company run by students from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. The company "believe[s] that theater is an ideal and underused forum in which to inspire social change and self-awareness [and] attempt[s] to use [its] productions as an instrument in promoting pro-compassion, non-confrontational discussions about pertinent and important issues affecting us as human beings." No Fog West Theater's first production was The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman and Tetonic Theater Project in Sheridan, Wyoming in July 2007. Ten students from around the country came to perform and direct: five from Vassar College, one from the University of Puget Sound, and four from the Sheridan area. Although the play is one of the most frequently performed in the country, it had been staged in Wyoming only a few times . No Fog West Theater's show ran for two weeks at the Carriage House Theater in Sheridan in July 2007. In addition to the play, the company hosted a community forum on the community's responsibility towards the prevention of hate and prejudice. They invited a minister, a state legislator, a school board member, and a
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    Shakespeare Theatre Company

    Shakespeare Theatre Company

    The Shakespeare Theatre Company is a regional theatre company located in Washington, D.C. The theatre company focuses primarily on plays from the Shakespeare canon, but its seasons include works by other classic playwrights such as Euripides, Ibsen and Wilde. The company manages and performs in the Harman Center for the Arts, consisting of the Landsburgh Theatre and Sidney Harman Hall. In cooperation with George Washington University, they run the Academy for Classical Acting. The company is a member of the League of Resident Theatres. The Folger Shakespeare Library included a replica of an Elizabethan theatre, which was originally used for lectures and tours. In 1970, it was transformed into a functioning playhouse. The Shakespeare Theatre Company began as the Folger Theatre Group, organized to perform in this space. In 1982 the name was changed to The Folger Theatre. In 1988 the company was reincorporated as The Shakespeare Theatre at the Folger and Michael Kahn assumed its leadership. The company stayed at the Folger for six more years. Changing its name to The Shakespeare Theatre, the troupe moved in 1992 to the newly built Lansburgh Theatre in the Penn Quarter. At the start of
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    Corner Theatre ETC

    Corner Theatre ETC

    • Plays Produced: The White Whore and the Bit Player
    Corner Theatre E.T.C. (Corner Theatre) was an American experimental theater in operation from 1968–1987, a not-for-profit cultural organization located in Baltimore, Maryland, which provided resources for new playwrights, designers, directors, actors, dancers, and other artists seeking alternative means and avenues for self-expression, and social and political commentary. Throughout most of its nineteen year existence, Corner Theatre ETC remained dedicated to the presentation of original plays, while encouraging a confrontational approach to production. The Corner Theatre Experimental Theatre Club (Corner Theatre E.T.C.) was created in the immediate aftermath of a Monday night lecture given by New York's La MaMa founder/artistic director Ellen Stewart at Center Stage, Baltimore's resident Equity theatre. The major thrust of Ms. Stewart's discussion was a challenge, directed at those in attendance, to create a Baltimore version of her own New York - based experimental theatrical facility. Local producer/director Leslie Irons subsequently met with Ms. Stewart and was granted Cafe LaMaMa's repertoire of original plays. This accomplished, Irons next assembled a group of artists who
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    English Stage Company

    • Plays Produced: The Mulberry Bush
    The English Stage Company (also known as The Royal Court) first formed at the beginning of 1956 under its first artistic director, George Devine. It's first stage production was "The Mulberry Bush" written by Angus Wilson and opened on April 2, 1956 at the Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London. The English Stage Company Limited has an alternate working name of "Royal Court Theatre" which is taken from the name of the theatre venue itself where most of the company's plays have been performed at. It has also been a registered charity in the UK since November 5, 1963. Company Number 539332 and Charity Number 231242.
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    Miramax Films

    Miramax Films

    • Plays Produced: The Real Thing
    Miramax Films is an American entertainment company known for distributing independent and foreign films. For its first 14 years the company was privately owned by its founders, Bob and Harvey Weinstein. In 1993, the company was acquired by The Walt Disney Company. Founded in 1979 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein and headquartered in New York City and Cambridge, Massachusetts, Miramax was a leading independent film motion picture distribution and production company before it was acquired by The Walt Disney Company in 1993. The Weinsteins operated Miramax with more creative and financial independence than any other division of Disney, until 2005 when they decided to leave the company and founded The Weinstein Company. Miramax was sold by Disney to Filmyard Holdings in 2010, ending Disney's 17-year involvement with the studio. Founded by the brothers Harvey and Bob Weinstein in Buffalo, New York in 1979, the company was named by combining the first names of their parents Max and Miriam, and was originally created to distribute independent films deemed commercially unfeasible by the major studios. The company's first major success came when the Weinstein's teamed up with British producer
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    Nambassa Winter Show with Mahana

    Nambassa Winter Show with Mahana

    The Nambassa Winter Show with Mahana was all about a bunch of aspiring young hippie entertainers who moved into a youth camp in west Auckland out of which this community of 60 people produced and directed two musical theatrical productions and toured the North Island of New Zealand in a convoy of Mobile homes, buses and vans, performing at major centres and theatres throughout September and October 1978. While initially 4 main shows were schedule for this collective theatre company, repeat and spontaneous performances around the nation saw this number of live performances increased to over 10. This theatrical extravaganza was organised by the Nambassa Trust as part of its national promotion of the arts and towards promoting its 1979 3 day music, crafts and Alternative lifestyle festival which was held in Waihi attracting 70,000 people. The Winter Show production had two parts. The Mahana rock opera, a live rock-theatre production made up of both Māori and Pākehā, combining traditional Māori songs and dances with modern rock music, and depicting early white European colonisation of New Zealand and the impact this had on its local indigenous Māori people. The second part a high
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    The Flea Theater

    • Plays Produced: Job
    The Flea Theater, founded in 1996, is a theatre in the TriBeCa section of New York City. It presents primarily new American theatre, and provides a venue for film stars to act on a very small (74-seat) stage. It is the home of "The Bat Theater Company", an Obie Award winning resident acting troupe of primarily young actors that presents new and classical works. The theater was founded by distinguished downtown theater artists: director Jim Simpson, playwright Mac Wellman, and designer Kyle Chepulis. Known primarily for original productions of post-9-11 play "The Guys" and political works by A. R. Gurney. The Flea Theater, under Artistic Director Jim Simpson and Producing Director Carol Ostrow, is one of New York’s leading off-off-Broadway companies. Founded in 1996, the award-winning Flea Theater was originally formed out of the purely artistic impulse to create “a joyful hell in a small space”. Since its inception in 1996, The Flea has presented over 90 plays and numerous dance and live music performances. Highlights include Anne Nelson’s The Guys, A.R. Gurney’s Mrs. Farnsworth (New York Times Best Play List 2004), Will Eno’s Oh, The Humanity..., Elizabeth Swados’ JABU and Kaspar
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    American Shakespeare Theatre

    The American Shakespeare Theatre was a theater company based in Stratford, Connecticut, United States. It was formed in the early 1950s by Lawrence Langner, Lincoln Kirstein, and philanthropist Joseph Verner Reed. The American Shakespeare Shakespeare Festival Theatre was constructed and the program opened on July 12, 1955 with Julius Caesar. Plays were produced at the Festival Theatre in Stratford from 1955 until the company ceased operations in the mid-1980s. The company focused on American interpretations of William Shakespeare's plays, but occasionally produced plays by other playwrights. It was the home of the American Shakespeare Festival. The last full season of the festival as a producing organization was 1982. The last production on the theater stage was a one-person show of The Tempest in September 1989. Actors involved with American Shakespeare Theatre include Earle Hyman, David Groh, Katharine Hepburn, Fred Gwynne, Morris Carnovsky, Will Geer, John Houseman, James Earl Jones, Christopher Plummer, Hal Miller Lynn Redgrave, Christopher Walken, Rene Auberjonois, David Birney, Meredith Baxter, Michael Moriarty, Jan Miner, Kate Reid, Fritz Weaver, and Charles Siebert. One of
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    Atlantic Theater Company

    Atlantic Theater Company

    • Plays Produced: The Lieutenant of Inishmore
    Atlantic Theater Company is an Off-Broadway non-profit theater, whose mission is to produce great plays "simply and truthfully utilizing an artistic ensemble." The company was founded in 1985 by David Mamet, William H. Macy, and 30 of their acting students from New York University, inspired by the historical examples of the Group Theatre and Stanislavsky. Atlantic believes that the story of a play and the intent of its playwright are at the core of the creative process. The company operates two theaters in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. First, the 165-seat mainstage Linda Gross Theater, which is located at 336 West 20th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, in the parish hall of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, built in 1854 and currently under renovation. And second, the 99-seat black-box theater, Stage 2 at 330 West 16th Street, also between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, in the former Port Authority building. Stage 2, which opened in June 2006, is the home of Atlantic’s new play development program which includes the commissioning of new works, readings, workshops, and fully staged productions. Since its inception, Atlantic has produced more than 120 plays,
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    Beeston Musical Theatre Group

    Beeston Musical Theatre Group

    Beeston Musical Theatre Group (BMTG for short), based at Beeston, Nottinghamshire, are an amateur, non-profit organisation that perform musical shows and concerts at venues in and around Nottingham, UK. Until the end of 2002 the Group was known as Beeston Operatic Society or BOS for short. It was thought that the "operatic" part of the name was becoming misleading - an opera had never been performed by the Society in all its 35 years! Since 1967 Beeston Operatic Society has been entertaining Nottingham audiences with musicals and concerts. 1967 saw the Society putting on a performance of The White Horse Inn (later revived in 1977 and 1989) at a local school. It was to a very local audience but as popularity grew a move was made to the Co-op Arts Theatre in George Street, Nottingham. There they stayed until 2000, when the future of the theatre was in doubt. A move to the Duchess Theatre in Long Eaton was finally made until a fire ravaged the building in 2003. Making a temporary move to Round Hill School in Beeston. In 2010, the decision was made to move back to the newly rebuilt and refurbished Duchess Theatre (Now known as The Chatsworth Centre). My Fair Lady saw the return of BMTG
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    Naked Angels

    Naked Angels

    Naked Angels is an American theater company founded in 1986 and based in New York City. It was named after John Tytell’s book about the Beat Generation, Naked Angels. It is notable for having produced plays on controversial social topics, such as the critically acclaimed Broadway transfer Next Fall, and for featuring many Hollywood stars. Naked Angels was originally based out in a former picture-frame factory on West 17th Street in Manhattan. It "soon became the 'it' place for a generation of about-to-be famous young actors and playwrights." One of the company's longtime efforts is "The Issues Project", featuring plays or groups of plays focusing on socially relevant issues, often in collaboration with organizations like Amnesty International, The Center for American Progress, Project A.L.S. and The Culture Project. Also known are the group's long-running "Tuesdays@9" cold reading series, where new playwrights, novelists, short-story writers, and actors get together to review work that is still being written. Known for "glamorous parties" and "provocative productions", after the first decade the group seemed to have lost the focus on theater. In 1995 the venue on 17th Street (often
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    Plain Clothes Theatre Productions

    Plain Clothes Theatre Productions

    Plain Clothes Theatre Productions is a Bristol-based theatre company producing contemporary plays from around the globe. Formed in 2003 by artistic director Sam Berger, the company has produced work in London, Bristol, Cheltenham, Toronto and Vancouver. Their work has included plays by Joe Orton, Laura Wade and David Mamet, and their style is based around the teachings of American acting coach Sanford Meisner. The company was formed in 2003 by Sam Berger to coincide with his graduation from the MA Directing course from Goldsmith's College, London. The company initially consisted of three core members - as well as Sam Berger, Catherine Hoare designed set and costume and Dirk Mandlebrot produced sound effects and chose music for their shows. Their first production was Joe Orton's 'Entertaining Mr. Sloane' which ran at the White Bear Theatre in Kennington, London. After their inaugural production Plain Clothes Theatre's work moved to Canada in conjunction with Sam Berger's move there. A number of co-productions took place, including development of a new musical, Plane Crazy, in Toronto with M. Rubinoff Productions and Closer by Patrick Marber with Paige 18 Productions in Vancouver. In
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    Second Stage Theatre

    Second Stage Theatre

    • Plays Produced: Next to Normal
    Second Stage Theatre is an award-winning contemporary Off-Broadway theater company in New York City. The theatre's mission is to give new life to contemporary American plays and to produce the world premiers of new plays by both established and emerging playwrights. A fundamental part of its purpose is theatre education, which is accomplished through special performances for New York City school children, subscriber discussions with theatre artists, and an internship program. Second Stage Theatre was founded by Carole Rothman and Robyn Goodman with the purpose of giving renewed life to existing plays. Second Stage’s first season kicked off in 1979 with a production of Bits and Pieces . The company utilized multiple venues throughout New York City until 1984 when 2ST found a permanent home, the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, an intimate 108 seat theatre at Broadway and 76th Street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Although the original idea of Second Stage was to avoid competition for new plays, Rothman and Goodman fell in love with productions that they couldn’t resist introducing to their audiences. In 1999, Second Stage moved into a new home on the corner of West 43rd Street and
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    Sixth Sense Theatre Company

    Sixth Sense Theatre Company

    Sixth Sense Theatre Company is an amateur touring company, from Downham Market High School and Sixth Form College, in Norfolk. Sixth Sense was set up in 1997 by Cate Markwell and a group of Sixth Form students. The annual tours they run gives students an idea of the pressures that go with working on a touring production as well as giving them an experience they will never forget. Several former members of the company have gone on to become graduates in the industry with degrees in acting, direction and costume. Many come back to tour with the company to share their expertise. Most of the performers are aged 15 to 18 and are studying AS / A2 Level Theatre Studies or GCSE Drama at the school. The company is run entirely by volunteers and the students take an active part in the running of the company and fund-raising for the tour. Sixth Sense come together annually to learn the art of putting on a show, touring it to varied audiences and gaining experience of being “on the road”, and is particularly useful for students considering a career in professional theatre. The production is often one of the set texts from the A-Level syllabus, although in recent years has been a Shakespearian
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    The Aerospace Players

    The Aerospace Players

    The Aerospace Players, or TAP, is a theater organization based in El Segundo, California, founded in 1988 as part of the Aerospace Employee's Association. TAP enables and encourages Aerospace employees, Air Force personnel, and members of the community to participate with high-quality musical productions. In other words, The Aerospace Players puts rocket scientists on stage. The Aerospace Players are a founding member of the Torrance Performing Arts Council, supporting performing arts in the City of Torrance, California. The AEAMCC (Aerospace Employees Association Musical Comedy Club) was formed in 1988, with the intent of providing a forum for The Aerospace Corporation and Los Angeles Air Force Base employees, their friends, and their families to participate in the "lively arts." This troupe was founded on the belief that working hard to produce quality shows increases the enjoyment of its members. The troupe's first musical, Grease, was performed in the TRW forum (a cafeteria), on a tile floor with wooden risers, minimal sets and lighting, and the music was largely pre-recorded, with a single musician playing accompaniment to the tapes on certain songs. No admission was charged
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    United Company

    United Company

    The United Company was a London theatre company formed in 1682 with the merger of the King's Company and the Duke's Company. Both the Duke's and King's Companies suffered poor attendance during the turmoil of the Popish Plot period, 1678–81. When the King's Company fell into difficulties due to mismanagement, the Duke's Company joined with them to form the United Company in 1682, managed by the Duke's Company leaders. The United Company began performances in November 1682. The King's Company theatre, the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, was used mainly for plays, while the Duke's Dorset Garden Theatre was devoted to operas and spectaculars. The company began performing in November 1682 at Drury Lane. In February 1685 the theatre was closed by the death of Charles II, and reopened in January 1688 under the patronage of James II. The succession of William and Mary in 1689 brought no Royal patronage and a decline in interest in theatre. The company formed a monopoly of theatre in London, and this left both actors and playwrights in a weak position in respect to the management. When two companies had competed, many new plays were performed each year, but with the monopoly the number
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    University Players

    The University Players was primarily a summer stock theater company located in West Falmouth, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, from 1928 to 1932. It was formed in 1928 by eighteen college undergraduates. Notable among them were Eleanor Phelps of Vassar, two undergraduates at Princeton, Bretaigne Windust and Erik Barnouw, and several undergraduates at Harvard, Charles Crane Leatherbee (grandson of American diplomat and philanthropist Charles Richard Crane), Kent Smith, Kingsley Perry, Bartlett Quigley (father of American actress Jane Alexander), and John Swope (son of GE President Gerard Swope and later Hollywood and Life Magazine photographer and husband of actress Dorothy McGuire). Several others of its members who had their first professional experiences with the University Players went on to achieve fame in the theater and film industry, including Joshua Logan, James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Margaret Sullavan, Mildred Natwick, Aleta Freel, Barbara O'Neil, Myron McCormick, Charles Arnt, Karl Swenson, Kent Smith, Norris Houghton, Frieda Altman, Elsie Schauffler, and Philip Faversham. Romances born of the University Players led to four marriages: Barbara O'Neil to Joshua Logan for a few years
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    Genesis Theatre

    Genesis Theatre

    Genesis Theatre were an amateur theatre group that existed from 1975 to 1982 in the Greater Manchester area. The name was taken from the book of Genesis, because when they started out they were literally at their beginning. The group were known for attempting large productions more commonly associated with professional theatre groups (such as the Who's Tommy and an aborted first attempt at Jeff Wayne's the War of the Worlds) as well as several original musicals. They had several premieres amongst their productions, some being Amateur World Premieres, others simply Amateur North West Premieres. The two key members were Chris Fogg (Writer and Director) and Chris Dumigan (Musical Director). However the most well known former members are Mike Shaft (who has a radio show on BBC GMR) and Louis Emerick (who appeared in the Channel 4 soap opera Brookside and more recently BBC's Casualty). The most critically well received show was the Who's Tommy, which was the first North West stage presentation of the concept album and was approved by Pete Townshend. At the same time Townshend had given his sanction for a Southern Amateur company to present Tommy; they beat Genesis Theatre to the stage
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    Cleveland Play House

    Cleveland Play House

    • Plays Produced: Born Yesterday
    Cleveland Play House (CPH) is a professional regional theater company located in Cleveland, OH. As of 2005, the artistic director is Michael Bloom, the eighth artistic director since its inception. In 2011 they moved operations to the Allen Theatre in Playhouse Square Center. Cleveland Play House is organized like most American theater companies, with a board of directors and a number of administrators. The Board of Directors is chaired by Sandra Kolb. The Artistic Director is Michael Bloom, Managing Director is Kevin Moore, and the Associate Artistic Director is Laura Kepley. The theater's national directors are Alan Alda, Austin Pendleton, and Joel Grey. In the early 1900s Cleveland theatre featured mostly vaudeville, melodrama, burlesque and light entertainment. But a select group of eight Clevelanders, among them Charles and Minerva Brooks, sought plays of substance on timely topics. Together, they formed Cleveland Play House. They found a home in a farmhouse donated by Cleveland’s industrialist Francis Drury located at East 85th and Euclid Avenue which ultimately became the site of a long-lasting home of CPH. Founded in 1915, Cleveland Play House is America’s first permanently
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    La Fura dels Baus

    La Fura dels Baus

    La Fura dels Baus (Catalan pronunciation: [ɫə ˈfuɾə ðəɫz ˈβaws]) is a Catalan theatrical group founded in 1979 in Barcelona, known for their urban theatre, use of unusual settings and blurring of the boundaries between audience and actor. "La Fura dels Baus" in Catalan means "The ferret from Els Baus". (Els Baus is a toponym from two of the founders birthplace, Moià). La Fura dels Baus was founded in 1979. Since the early 1990s, it has diversified its creative efforts, moving into the fields of written drama, digital theatre and street theatre, performing contemporary theatre and opera, and producing major corporate events. La Fura produced the opening ceremony for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, which was broadcast and watched live by more than 500 million viewers. Since this first large show, companies such as Pepsi, Mercedes Benz, Peugeot, Volkswagen, Swatch, Airtel, Microsoft, Absolut Vodka, Columbia Pictures, Warner Bros, the Port of Barcelona, Telecom Italia and Sun Microsystems have commissioned it to produce large promotional shows for them around the world. From 2000 to 2010, La Fura dels Baus performed street theatre, evolving towards a concept of theatre that combines a
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    Loft Theatre Company

    Loft Theatre Company

    The Loft Theatre Company is a troupe of actors based in Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom, founded in 1922. The company has a strong reputation nationally for the professional quality of productions. The company was founded on 5 May 1922 by a local reverend, Mr W. A. Constable, and his wife, after a meeting in the neighbouring town of Warwick. The original group was called The Warwick and Leamington Dramatic Study Club and its intention was the study of plays and poems, just as much as the performance of them. In these early days the company did not have their own premises so they used various locations around Leamington including the local college, the town hall and The Jephson Gardens. The company moved into its first home, a barn, in 1932. It was from this venue that it got its affectionate name, now its official name, The Loft (after the hay loft in the barn). The barn was used for nine years after which the company again went 'on tour' until a suitable new venue, the Victorian Grand Pavilion, was found. Situated by the River Leam in the centre of the town this is the current site of the Company although two fires in 1958 and 1964 meant that the current theatre building was
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    Modjeska Youth Theater Company

    The Modjeska Youth Theater Company is a nonprofit theater company based out of the Modjeska Theater on 12th and Mitchell in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The theater puts on shows that are performed and crewed solely by students. The program serves also as an outreach and afterschool program for inner city kids. The Modjeska Youth Theater Company puts on four shows in a normal season. They are most often musicals with a large cast so that they can get as many young people involved as possible. A typical show runs for two weekends plus the company puts on shows during the week so that schools can come in and experience the theater. For auditions, current productions, ticket prices, and show dates, phone the theatre at 414-384-4550. The shows they have done include: The Wizard of Oz, Starmites, Peter Pan, Guys and Dolls, Annie, Anything Goes, The Wiz, The Sound of Music, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Seussical the Musical, Fame, Aida, Beauty and the Beast, Cats, Grease, Dreamgirls, The Me Nobody Knows, High School Musical, A Chorus Line, Oliver!, Fiddler on the Roof, and Once on This Island. The 2008-2009 season features many musicals including West Side Story in early fall
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    New Line Cinema

    New Line Cinema

    • Plays Produced: The Wedding Singer
    New Line Film Productions Inc., often simply referred to as New Line Cinema, is an American film studio. It was founded in 1967 by Robert Shaye and Michael Lynne as a film distributor, later becoming an independent film studio. It became a subsidiary of Time Warner in 1996 and was merged with larger sister studio Warner Bros. in 2008. New Line Cinema was established in 1967 by the then 27-year-old Robert Shaye as a film distribution company, supplying foreign and art films for college campuses in the United States. Shaye operated New Line's offices out of his apartment at 14th Street and Second Avenue in New York City. One of the company's early successes was its distribution of the 1936 anti-cannabis propaganda film Reefer Madness, which became a cult hit on American college campuses in the early 1970s. New Line also released many classic foreign-language films, like Stay As You Are, Immoral Tales and Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (which became the first New Line film to win an Oscar). The studio has also released many of the films of John Waters. In 1976, New Line secured funding to produce its first full-length feature, Stunts, an action thriller about murders of a number of
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    People's Light and Theatre Company

    People's Light and Theatre Company

    The People's Light & Theatre Company is a non-profit, professional theatre founded in 1974 in Malvern, Pennsylvania. People's Light produces 8-9 productions per season, as well as plays performed by the Summerstage school program. There is a holiday show each season, and the past 7 years have been comedies in the British pantomime style. Within the PLTC campus there are two buildings, including the Main Stage (350 seats available) and the Steinbright Stage (170 seats available). People's Light employs approximately 25 resident actors, many of whom have received numerous Barrymore Awards in multiple categories, along with a total of over 200 guest actors from all over the country. Several notable actors have appeared at People's Light, including David Strathairn and Amy Van Nostrand. The current People's Light campus is located on 4.7 acres (19,000 m) of what was once a 1,000-acre (4.0 km) tract granted by William Penn to the Malin family in 1709. Part of this tract of land was occupied by the Washington's troops after the Battle of Brandywine. The barn that houses the Main Stage of the theatre was renovated in 1978 by Knabb Assiciates. The residence located on the property today
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    Playwrights Horizons

    Playwrights Horizons

    • Plays Produced: Clybourne Park
    Playwrights Horizons is a not-for-profit Off-Broadway theater located in New York City dedicated to the support and development of contemporary American playwrights, composers, and lyricists, and to the production of their new work. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, Playwrights Horizons continues to encourage the new work of veteran writers while nurturing an emerging generation of theater artists. Writers are supported through every stage of their growth with a series of development programs: script and score evaluations, commissions, readings, musical theater workshops, Studio and Mainstage productions. Playwrights Horizons was founded in 1971 at the Clark Center Y by Robert Moss, before moving to 42nd Street where it has been instrumental in the revitalization of Theater Row. The current building was formerly a burlesque. André Bishop served as Artistic Director from 1981 to 1991, followed by Don Scardino who served through 1995. Playwrights Horizons' auxiliary programs include the Playwrights Horizons Theater School, which is affiliated with NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and Ticket Central, a central box office that
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    Habima Theater

    Habima Theater

    The Habima Theatre (Hebrew: הבימה - התיאטרון הלאומי‎, lit. "The Stage"), is the national theatre of Israel and one of the first Hebrew language theatres. It is located in Habima Square in the center of Tel Aviv. Habima was founded by Nahum Zemach in Moscow soon after the 1905 revolution. Because its performances were in Hebrew and it dealt with issues of the Jewish people, it met with persecution by the Czarist government. Beginning in 1918, it operated under the auspices of the Moscow Art Theatre, which some consider its true beginning. It encountered difficulties under the Soviet government as well after the Russian Revolution. Stanislavski arranged for the mainly Jewish Polish actors to be trained by Yevgeny Vakhtangov. The People's Commissar of Nationalities Affairs, Joseph Stalin, also authorized the theatre's creation. In 1926, the theatre left the Soviet Union to tour abroad, including in the United States. Zemach and some actors stayed in New York City, where their productions had met with success. Their productions included plays from the Jewish folk tradition, and they were performed in Hebrew. The company split up, with some members choosing to stay in New York. The
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    Milwaukee Repertory Theater

    Milwaukee Repertory Theater

    The Milwaukee Repertory Theater ("The Rep") was originally founded by Mary Widrig John, as the Fred Miller Theatre Company. It is home to an eleven-member resident acting company. The current power plant-converted location houses the 720-seat Quadracci Powerhouse Theater, the 218-seat Stiemke Theater, and the 118-seat Stackner Cabaret. After its construction, the theater's name was changed to the Milwaukee Repertory Theater in the late 1950s, to reflect its growing catalogue of classic and contemporary plays, as well as a commitment to develop the resident acting community. The company has been relocated twice, and in 1968 it moved from its original Oakland Ave space to the Todd Wehr Theater at the Performing Art Center in downtown Milwaukee. In 1974, a small warehouse was converted into the experimental Court Street Theater, which served as a laboratory for creative exploration and a testing ground for new playwrights. The Milwaukee Repertory Theater moved to its current location in 1987 and closed its Court Street operations. The theater is now located on the east bank of the Milwaukee River in the Patty and Jay Baker Theater Complex at 108 E Wells St, Milwaukee,
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    Talking Birds

    Talking Birds is a theatre company based in Coventry, England. It works across art forms but is known primarily for making site-specific theatre. It was founded in 1992. Website:
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    The Crooked Codpiece Company

    The Crooked Codpiece Company

    The Crooked Codpiece Company is a professional theatre company in Lincoln, Nebraska that specializes in presenting comedies. Founded in 2001 by veteran actors and long-time friends, Tom Crew and Patrick Lambrecht, when asked to put together a fund-raising production for the Lincoln Community Playhouse. Along with fellow actor Brad Boesen, they created the fake comedy trio "The Crooked Codpiece Company" to present the hilarious "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)" to capacity houses and critical acclaim. Soon after the fundraiser was completed it was decided to convert the facade into reality, and the CCC was born. The mission statement for the CCC reads as follows (from the CCC web site): Our mission is to give our patrons a thoroughly enjoyable and inspiring evening of theatre. We do this by: Productions by the CCC include: Patrick Lambrecht Thomas Crew
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    The Living Theatre

    The Living Theatre

    The Living Theatre is an American theatre company founded in 1947 and based in New York City. It is the oldest experimental theatre group still existing in the U.S. For most of its history it was led by its founders, actress Judith Malina and painter/poet Julian Beck; after Beck's death in 1985, company member Hanon Reznikov became co-director with Malina. From its conception, The Living Theatre was dedicated to transforming the organization of power within society from a competitive, hierarchical structure to cooperative and communal expression. The troupe attempts to do so by counteracting complacency in the audience through direct spectacle. They oppose the commercial orientation of Broadway productions and have contributed to the off-Broadway theater movement in New York City, staging poetic dramas. The primary text for The Living Theatre is The Theater and Its Double, an anthology of essays written by Antonin Artaud, the French playwright. It was published in France in 1937 and by the Grove Press in the U.S. in 1958. This work deeply influenced Julian Beck, a bisexual painter of abstract expressionist works. The troupe reflects Artaud's influence by staging multimedia plays
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    Barrington Stage Company

    Barrington Stage Company

    • Plays Produced: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
    Barrington Stage Company (BSC) is a regional theatre company in The Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. It was co-founded in 1995 by Artistic Director, Julianne Boyd, and Managing Director, Susan Sperber, in Sheffield, Massachusetts. BSC has committed itself to a three-fold mission: to produce top notch, compelling work; to develop new plays and musicals; and to find fresh, bold ways of bringing new audiences into the theatre, especially young people. In 2004, BSC developed, workshopped and premiered the hit musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Following the successfully Broadway run, which nabbed two Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Featured Actor, BSC made the move to a more permanent home in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Previously housed in the Consolati Performing Arts Center at Mount Everett High School in Sheffield, Massachusetts, BSC purchased and renovated the Berkshire Music Hall in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Its 520-seat Mainstage Theatre is now located on 30 Union Street. In 2008 it signed a 5 year lease on an old VFW to house its Stage 2 venue, a small black box space. In 2012 the company secured the purchase of the VFW turning it into the
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    Chelsea Theatre

    Chelsea Theatre

    Chelsea Theatre is a studio theatre located on the Kings Road in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London. It presents, commissions, and produces new work and is the only theatre in London dedicated to Live Art. The theatre also does work with the local community. Since 2006 Chelsea Theatre has presented the Sacred Festival, a programme of Live Art. The 2006/7 season, SACRED, consisted of new work commissioned by artists including: Goat Island (performance group), Ron Athey, Mem Morrison, Kazuko Hohki of Frank Chickens, Gary Carter and Third Angel. These artists mentored emerging theatre makers, including: Silke Mansholt, Dominic Johnson, Sheila Ghelani, Meline Danielewicz, Helena Hunter and Action Hero. In 2007 Chelsea Theatre presented work from live artists including Roland Loomis and Annie Sprinkle. In April and May 2008 Chelsea Theatre produced and presented a new season of contemporary performance, with works from Curious, Richard Dedomenici, Marcella Puppini of the Puppini Sisters, Lois Weaver, Dries Verhoeven, Gustavo Ciriaco & Andrea Sonnberger, Julia Bardsley, Yara El-Sherbini, Rajni Shah, Dr Roberts' Magic Bus (including Olivier Award winner Miss High Leg
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    Haifa Theatre

    Haifa Theatre

    The Haifa Theatre (Hebrew: תיאטרון חיפה‎; Teatron Hefa) is the municipal theater company of Haifa, Israel. Haifa Theater, Israel's first municipal theater, was established by Haifa mayor Abba Hushi.Founded in 1961, the Haifa Theater employs Jewish and Arab actors, and has an international reputation for performing provocative works. Its first director was Yosef Milo. The troupe performs eight to 10 plays a year to a subscription audience of more than 30,000. It performs in cities, kibbutzim and settlements throughout Israel, and regularly presents works of modern theater in Hebrew and Arabic. The troupe's home base is the Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Theater of Haifa in Haifa's Hadar Hacarmel neighborhood.
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    Shopfront

    Shopfront

    Shopfront contemporary arts centre (also known as Shopfront Theatre For Young People) has members between the ages of 8 and 25, located in Carlton, New South Wales, Australia. Shopfront provides a place, resources, training, and development opportunities for young artists. The Shopfront building is a theatre facility, with three rehearsal studios, sound studio and digital film editing suite. Shopfront was formed in 1976, by Errol Bray and Garry Fry- two theatre directors with a goal in mind that young people needed their own space to create work with independence and creative freedom. Shopfront started running workshops in Hurstville under the name St George Theatre for Young People. In 1977 Shopfront started renting a venue on Carlton Parade with a dancehall, adjacent house and two shops and renamed itself as Shopfront Theatre for Young People. Thirty years later Shopfront is still at this venue but have since shortened its name to Shopfront. In 1979 the co-operative raised money to buy the building – through 50 hour Actathons, costume parades, raffles, income from show, donations they raised $43,000, and with the additional help of Rockdale and Hurstville Council, the NSW
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    Gesher Theater

    Gesher Theater

    Gesher Theater is an Israeli theater company founded in 1991 by new immigrants from Russia . Gesher Theatre was founded in Israel in 1991 with the support of the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Jewish Agency, the City of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, The Tel Aviv Development Foundation and the Zionist Forum. Gesher Theatre consists mostly of new immigrants from Russia, and is now regarded as an inseparable part of Israeli culture. Yevgeny Arye, Gesher Theatre’s Founder and Artistic Director to this very day, was a reputable and successful stage and screen director in Moscow, laureate of many prizes in Russia and elsewhere. Gesher Theater is one of the only bi-lingual theaters in the world, performing with the same troupe in Russian and in Hebrew alternately. Nowadays most of the productions are staged in Hebrew. The unique quality of the theater may also be attributed to its artistic conception, which combines the principles of traditional Russian theater with an original and innovative approach. Gesher’s first production, Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, debuted in April 1991, immediately after the Gulf War. The headline “The Russian Miracle of Israeli Theatre” (Dvar
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    Jujamcyn Amusement Corporation

    Jujamcyn Amusement Corporation

    • Plays Produced: Clybourne Park
    The Jujamcyn Theaters ( /ˈdʒuːdʒæmsɨn/), formerly the Jujamcyn Amusement Corporation, is a theatrical producing and theatre-ownership company in New York City. For many years Jujamcyn was owned by James H. Binger, former Chairman of Honeywell, and his wife Virginia McKnight Binger. The organization is now owned by its President, Jordan Roth, and President Emeritus, Rocco Landesman. The third-largest theatre owner on Broadway, behind the Shubert Organization and the Nederlander Organization, Jujamcyn owns five of the 40 Broadway district playhouses, but has created a much-envied business model that has, at times, accounted for as much as one-third of the gross revenues on Broadway. This business model has involved the combination of real estate – Broadway theatre ownership – and producing –active development of new shows and scripts. Jujamcyn has had some notable successes with this model, which has prompted other theatre operators to emulate this approach, to varying degrees. William L. McKnight, former chairman of 3M owned several theatres, two in New York and one in Boston. McKnight's daughter, Virginia McKnight Binger and her husband, James H. Binger, a top executive at
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    Vereinigte Bühnen Wien

    • Plays Produced: Dance of the Vampires
    Vereinigte Bühnen Wien (VBW), or United Stages Vienna, is a musical production company based in Vienna, Austria which produced several own musicals that were very successful. This is a list of productions that were originally produced by Vereinigte Bühnen Wien. Some of the productions were later produced by other companies. Current and future productions are highlighted. This list contains musical productions played in the VBW's theaters Theater an der Wien (TadW), Raimund Theater (RT) and Etablissement Ronacher (ER) in alphabetical order. Current and future productions are highlighted.
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    Du Londel Troupe

    Du Londel Troupe

    The Du Londel Troupe was a French 18th-century theatre troupe. From 1753 to 1771, it was active as the French Theatre of Sweden, where it played a great part in that country's theatre history. The French troupe performed in Copenhagen in Denmark in 1748–53. They also performed in Oslo in Norway during the king's stay there in 1749. The troupe was under the leadership of Jeanne Du Londel, widow of Jean Du Londel, and Pierre de Laynay in 1753, when they were invited to Sweden by the initiative of the Swedish queen, Louisa Ulrika of Prussia. The troupe followed the royal court between the royal palaces and performed on the court- theatres, such as the Drottningholm Theatre and Confidencen, but they also performed for the public in the theatre of Bollhuset in Stockholm during the Winter. After the season of 1753-54, the Stockholm theatre was reserved for them and the Swedish actors were turned out, which interrupted the development of the Swedish language theatre; the Swedish theatre formed the Stenborg Troupe. The Du Londel Troupe performed the latest plays from Paris and also ballets, but they largely remained a pleasure for those who could speak French. In 1771, the French Theatre
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    Goodspeed Musicals

    Goodspeed Musicals

    • Plays Produced: The Most Happy Fella
    Goodspeed Musicals, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and advancement of musical theater and the creation of new works, was formed in 1959 to restore the Goodspeed Opera House, located in East Haddam, Connecticut, to its original Victorian appearance. Each year, Goodspeed produces a total of 6 professional musicals. The Goodspeed reopened in 1963 and, under the direction of Michael P. Price since 1968, has sent 19 productions to Broadway. Goodspeed productions have won more than a dozen Tony Awards, while Goodspeed Musicals itself has won two special Tonys. A distinctive feature of the view from the Connecticut River, the Goodspeed Opera House is the birthplace of some the world's most famous musicals, including Annie, Man of La Mancha and Shenandoah. The opera house was originally built by a local merchant and banker, William Goodspeed. Construction began in 1876 and finished in 1877. Despite the name, it was not in fact an opera house, but rather a venue for presenting plays. Its first play, Charles II, opened on October 24, 1877. After William Goodspeed's death, the opera house fell into disrepair, facing a series of less glamorous uses—from a militia base
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    Houston Grand Opera

    Houston Grand Opera

    • Plays Produced: Hello, Dolly!
    Houston Grand Opera (HGO) Houston Grand Opera (HGO) was founded in 1955 through the joint efforts of Maestro Walter Herbert and cultural leaders Mrs. Louis G. Lobit, Edward Bing and Charles Cockrell. From its modest beginnings – HGO's inaugural season featured a mere two performances of two operas, Salome and Madame Butterfly HGO has grown into a company of international stature that presents six to eight productions per season. HGO's mission is to contribute to the cultural enrichment of Houston and the nation by producing and performing world-class opera, and by creating a diverse, innovative, and balanced program of performances, events, and community and education projects that reach the widest possible public. Its core values are excellence, relevance and affordability. With an operating budget of $20 million in fiscal year 2011 (the 2010/11 season), HGO is a true cultural service provider to the greater Houston area and the Gulf Coast region, serving over 5 million people annually. One of the country's principal commissioners and producers of new works, HGO has introduced 43 world premieres and six American premieres since 1973. HGO has received a Tony Award, two Grammy
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    Moscow Art Theatre

    Moscow Art Theatre

    The Moscow Art Theatre (Russian: Московский Художественный академический театр, МХАТ; Moskovskiy Hudojestvenny Akademicheskiy Teatr, МАТ) is a theatre company in Moscow that the seminal Russian theatre practitioner Constantin Stanislavski, together with the playwright and director Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, founded in 1898. It was conceived as a venue for naturalistic theatre, in contrast to the melodramas that were Russia's dominant form of theatre at the time. The theatre, the first to regularly put on shows implementing Stanislavski's system, proved hugely influential in the acting world and in the development of modern American theatre. At the end of the 19th century, Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko both wanted to reform Russian theatre to high-quality art that was available to the general public. They set about creating a private theatre over which they had total control (as opposed to trying to reform the government operated Maly Theatre, a move which would have given them far less artistic freedom). On June 22, 1897, the two men met for the first time at the Slavyanski Bazar for a lunch that started at 2 PM and did not end until 8 AM the next morning. While
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    Riksteatern

    Riksteatern

    Riksteatern is the name of the popular "National Touring Theatre"/"National Theatre Company" (~Eng. transl.) in Sweden. It's the biggest theatre company on tour in Sweden and can, in one way, almost be described as Sweden's national stage on tour. Riksteatern is financed and owned by 240 local economic associations throughout Sweden and the goal is to promote and produce quality theatre for all of Sweden, outside the city regions. Riksteatern was established in 1933 and has been on-tour all over Sweden since. The Royal Dramatic Theatre (the national stage) and the Cullberg Ballet, for example, toures regularly with Riksteatern with many of their most popular productions. Riksteatern (or "the Riksteater") was established in 1933 by Arthur Engberg. "Not only the citizens of the capital city in Sweden should be granted the privilege of first class theatre productions. The rest of the nation also has the right to claim this!" - with these words, after a long public debate, Riksteatern was given the proper state funding and support. At first Riksteatern, in the 1930s, was supposed to be the touring section of Sweden's Royal Dramatic Theatre, in an effort to reach an audience in Sweden
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    Bristol Old Vic

    Bristol Old Vic

    Bristol Old Vic is a British theatre company based at the Theatre Royal, Bristol. The present company was established in 1946 as an offshoot of the Old Vic in London. It is associated with the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, which became a financially independent organisation in the 1990s. Bristol Old Vic runs a popular, and highly successful Young Company for young people aged 7–25. The Theatre Royal, the oldest continually-operating theatre in England, was built during 1764–66 on King Street in Bristol. The Coopers' Hall, built 1743-44, was incorporated as the theatre's foyer during 1970–72. Together, they are designated a Grade I listed building by English Heritage. The theatre complex is currently undergoing a £19 million refurbishment, which will increase seating capacity and provide up to ten flexible performance spaces. Besides the main Theatre Royal auditorium, the complex includes the Studio theatre and the Side Stage, Paint Shop and Basement performance areas. The main redevelopment is planned to complete by mid 2012. Whilst the theatre is closed, the company has continued to present work in the Studio and Basement spaces, as well as at other sites around Bristol. The
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    Day Oot Theatre Company

    • Plays Produced: Peter and the Pirate
    Business Name Day-Oot Theatre Company (The) Address 1 404A Glasgow Road Town CLYDEBANK Postcode G81 1PN Authority West Dunbartonshire Business Activity We exist to promote and develop the arts in it's various forms by increasing access and participation in and by the local community Business Category Leisure and Tourism Business Type Sport and Recreation Employee Band A (1 – 10) Contact Name Mrs Beverly Campbell Designation Administrator Telephone 0141 952 0437 Mobile 07979470174
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    Meiningen Ensemble

    The Meiningen Ensemble, also known as the Meiningen Company, was the court theatre of the German state of Saxe-Meiningen, led by Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen. Its principal director was Ludwig Chronegk. The Ensemble was a great influence on Ibsen, Antoine, and Stanislavski. The Duke admired Charles Kean's attempts to stage Shakespeare's plays in a manner that was historically accurate for the place and period in which each drama was set. The Ensemble that he created, which toured Germany and Europe in 1874–1890, became famous across Europe for its detailed, archeologically authentic reproductions of locations and its realistic, fully individuated crowd scenes. Its productions offered a model of an integrated, unified theatrical aesthetic and a demonstration of the potential of a tightly controlled, director-focused mode of theatre-making.
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    Theatre of N.O.T.E.

    Theatre of N.O.T.E.

    • Plays Produced: Marat/Sade
    Theatre of NOTE is an award-winning, critically acclaimed theatre company located in Los Angeles, California. The Theatre of NOTE describes itself as a non-profit democratic company. Founded in 1981, the ensemble produces an average of four mainstage productions per year, with a focus on world, West Coast, California and Los Angeles premieres, such as their world premiere of Bertolt Brecht's adaptation of The Duchess of Malfi and the Los Angeles premiere of Tony Kushner's A Bright Room Called Day, as well as Bill Robens' stunningly successful 2009 noir send-up, Kill Me Deadly. NOTE has earned consistent commendation from the Los Angeles press and national acclaim from such publications as American Theatre magazine, as well as dozens of accolades, nominations and honors from every award-granting theater alliance in Southern California. NOTE was founded in 1981 by Kevin Carr, along with Kitty Felde, Marc Gordon, Melanie MacQueen, Heather Carr, & Ted Parks as a forum for original one-act plays (N.O.T.E. stood for “New One-Act Theatre Ensemble”), and to provide a stimulating environment for new playwrights. Since its inception, NOTE has been through several transitions, but the
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    Windmill Performing Arts

    Windmill Performing Arts

    Windmill Performing Arts (also known as Windmill Theatre Company) established in 2002 as a South Australian Government initiative is Australia's flagship professional theatre company for child and young adult audiences. The current artistic director is Rosemary Myers. Since 2002, it has grown into a leading national company. The founding director and creative producer was Cate Fowler (through 2007). The founding patron was children's author Mem Fox (through 2007). Windmill performs a season in Adelaide yearly, with shows also touring through regional South Australia and interstate. Internationally, Windmill have performed in many countries, including in the US (including Off-Broadway), New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea.
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    Contemporary American Theatre Company

    CATCO (formerly known as Contemporary American Theatre Company) is a regional professional theatre company in Columbus, Ohio. Operating under an Actors' Equity SPT 6+ contract, it produces a five- to six-show season that commonly runs from October through June and consists of contemporary, classic, and new works. In January 1985, founding artistic director Geoffrey Nelson financed a production of Bill C. Davis's Mass Appeal at the YWCA under the company name Columbus Theatre Project. In 1986, CATCO was incorporated as a non-profit and the company converted a warehouse on Park Street in the Short North to a theatre. The Park Street location remained CATCO's home until 1997 when CATCO became a resident theatre company in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts in downtown Columbus. CATCO produces a biennial Shorts Festival. The company chooses a common setting (recent settings include a gate at Port Columbus International Airport and a suite in the Great Southern Hotel) and accepts previously unproduced 10- to 15-minute plays. According to the company's 2006 call for submissions, "Playwrights who are Ohio residents or who have Ohio roots will be given preference, but any
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    Disney Theatrical Productions

    Disney Theatrical Productions

    • Plays Produced: The Lion King
    Disney Theatrical Productions Limited, also known as Disney on Broadway, is the flagship stageplay and musical production company of the Disney Theatrical Group, a self-contained division of The Walt Disney Company. Founded in 1993, as Walt Disney Theatrical, the division has gained a reputation within the industry for creating professional and popular (both critically and financially) performances, starting with the acclaimed Beauty and the Beast in 1994 and most recently with Newsies in 2012. The company is a division of Disney Theatrical Group, led by Thomas Schumacher. The show began previews in New York City on March 9, 1994 and officially opened at the Palace Theatre on April 18, 1994. The musical was the first Broadway adaptation by Disney, based on the 1991 animated film by Linda Woolverton and with music and lyrics by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Several new songs were written for the Broadway musical, including Home, a ballad sung by Belle which quickly became the signature song of the musical. It had a continuous run and the final performance took place on July 29, 2007 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre to make room for another Disney production, The Little
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    Theatre Suburbia

    Theatre Suburbia

    Theatre Suburbia is a theatre company in the Oak Forest area of Houston, Texas. It presents a full year of theatrical productions in a community-operated theatre. Theatre Suburbia has been the longest-running all-volunteer playhouse in Northwest Houston, celebrating its 46th season during 2006-2007. In 2008, the theater moved from its original location just northwest of the Heights at 1410 West 43rd Street to 4106 Way Out West Drive near the intersection of West 43rd Street and the Hempstead Highway.
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    American Repertory Company

    American Repertory Company

    The American Repertory Company was founded in the 1980s and continued on until 2004, when founder Manu Tupou died on June 5. Manu Tupou not only was the founder but remained artistic director until his final days. The American Repertory Company has a cherished heritage as it is a product of the great teachers of New York from the mid to late 20th Century. Tupou, being the Artistic Director, shared his wealth of knowledge that had been passed down from his teachers. He studied with Lee Strasberg for 15 years at The Actors Studio, where he remained a senior lifetime member. Although his primary teacher was Strasberg, he also studied with the other greats such as Uta Hagen, Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner, and Harold Clurman. His studies with the aforementioned as well as his collegiate studies coupled with his understanding of nature as a life force in itself that benefits the artist, was the core of what The American Repertory had to offer for its select students. It was a private company which offered classes limited to no more than 12 or 15 at the very maximum at a time as well as private training. This allowed Tupou to give focus on his students in detail and find their working
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    Curious&Company

    Curious&Company

    Curious&Company is a theatre company founded in 2006 in London, England. The founder members of the company were Hetty Abbott, Jane Angharad, Jo Ayre, Peter Langdon and Julie Tallis. The group mainly focuses on producing work set in historical time periods which have not previously been widely presented on stage. Curious&Company's first production, in September 2006, was Habagat, a darkly comic horror set in the 1840s on the crumbling, remote Pacific island of Habagat. This was a new story created and devised by the company and written and directed by Peter Langdon, with original music by Julie Tallis. It starred Hetty Abbot, Jane Angharad, Jo Ayre, and Julie Tallis. Lighting design was by Ciaran Cunningham. The company then presented Afterwards, a one-act comedy based around four female variety performers in the shadow of World War I, at the Hen and Chickens Theatre, Islington in December 2006. The play again starred Hetty Abbot, Jane Angharad, Jo Ayre, and Julie Tallis, and was written and directed by Peter Langdon. Most recently, the company produced Paris, a new play written and directed by Peter Langdon which aimed to tell the whole history of Paris in one play, through the
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    Guthrie Theater

    Guthrie Theater

    • Plays Produced: End of the Rainbow
    The Guthrie Theater is a center for theater performance, production, education, and professional training in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is the result of the desire of Sir Tyrone Guthrie, Oliver Rea, and Peter Zeisler to create a resident acting company that would produce and perform the classics in an atmosphere removed from the commercial pressures of Broadway. The Guthrie Theater has performed in two main-stage facilities. The first building was designed by architect Ralph Rapson, included a 1,441-seat thrust stage designed by Tanya Moiseiwitsch, and was operated from 1963-2006. After closing its 2005-2006 season, the theater moved to its current facility designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. In 1982, the theater won the Regional Theatre Tony Award. In 1959 Tyrone Guthrie published a small invitation in the drama page of The New York Times soliciting communities' interest and involvement in a resident theater. Out of the seven cities that responded, the Twin Cities showed not only interest but also eagerness for the project. Frank Whiting, the director of the University of Minnesota Theater introduced Guthrie to the arts community in the Twin Cities and helped gather support
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    Midnite Youth Theatre Company

    The Midnite Youth Theatre Company is a youth theatre company based in Perth, Western Australia. It was founded in 1987 by Antony Howes, Sir Peter Gadsden and the then-Headmaster of Perth's Christ Church Grammar School, AJ de V Hill. Consequently the theatre company operates out of Christ Church Grammar School. In 1988 the Midnite Youth Theatre Company toured the United Kingdom as a celebration of Australia's Bicentenary, with a musical version of Randolph Stow's Midnite, adapted by Richard Tulloch and with music by John Bates. Since 1988 the Midnite Youth Theatre Company has mounted an international tour almost every two years, including musicals such as "The Song of the Seals"The Rose and the Ring and straight dramas such as "Dead White Males"The Trial of Thomas Cranmer. Members of the Midnite Youth Theatre Company who have gone on to make a mark beyond youth theatre include Tim Minchin , Emma Pearson, Stuart Halusz and Rebecca Davis. Notable guest actors who have worked with the Midnite Youth Theatre Company include Jill Perryman, Jenny Davis, Tedd Bull, Michael Loney and Caroline McKenzie. Italics represent an international tour season.
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    Royal de luxe

    Royal de luxe

    Royal de Luxe is a French mechanical marionette street theatre company. They were founded in 1979 by Jean-Luc Courcoult. Based in Nantes, the company has performed in France, Belgium, England, Germany, Iceland, Chile, Australia and Mexico. Many of their spectacles use gigantic puppets:
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    Steppenwolf Theatre Company

    • Plays Produced: The Song of Jacob Zulu
    Steppenwolf Theatre Company is a Tony Award-winning Chicago theatre company founded in 1974 by Gary Sinise, Terry Kinney, H.E. Baccus and Jeff Perry in the basement of a church in Highland Park, Illinois. It has since relocated to Chicago's Halsted Street, in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Its name comes from the Hermann Hesse novel. Martha Lavey, long-time ensemble member, has been artistic director since 1995 and David Hawkanson has been executive director since 2003. In 1980, the theater company moved into a 134-seat theater at the Jane Addams Hull House Center on Broadway Avenue in Chicago proper. Two years later, the company moved to a 211-seat facility at 2851 N. Halsted Street, which was their home until 1991, when they completed construction on and moved into their current theater complex at 1650 N. Halsted Street. With its current subscription base of just under 20,000, the company has helped make Chicago a leading city in the performing arts. In its inaugural season, the company presented Paul Zindel's And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little, Grease, Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, and Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. In 1982, Sam Shepard's True
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    The Oxford Revue

    The Oxford Revue

    The Oxford Revue is a comedy group featuring students from Oxford University, England. Founded in the early 1950s, The Oxford Revue has produced many prominent comedians and satirists. The Revue writes, produces and performs several shows each term. Shows are traditionally held in local pubs, colleges and playhouses. Former members include Michael Palin, Terry Jones, (who later became members of Monty Python), During the academic year 2009-10, the Oxford Revue performed regular 'Write Off's at the Wheatsheaf pub, airing new sketches in front of an intimate audience. In February 2010, the Revue ran for a week at the Burton-Taylor Studio, Oxford, in their Brighton-themed show "The Oxford Revue Goes To Blighty". The show was rated 5 stars by The Oxford Theatre Review. The following term, the Oxford Revue invited the Durham Revue and the Cambridge Footlights for the trio's annual show, "The Oxford Revue and Friends" at the Oxford Playhouse. The show sold out all 600 seats and was well received. Aside from the shows at the Wheatsheaf, Burton-Taylor Studio and Oxford Playhouse, the Revue regularly performed at various college charity nights and balls, including the ball at the Oxford
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    Theatre Three

    Theatre Three

    Theatre Three occupies Athena Hall in Port Jefferson, New York as a fully functioning, non-profit theatre company. Begun in the late 1960s, Theatre Three has become one of the premier theatre houses on Long Island. Athena Hall has occupied many uses in its long lifetime. It was built in Port Jefferson as a common meeting place for the town and at one point functioned as the high school gymnasium after a fire. The building that was built as basically a large cube was finally cut in half to produce the theatre upstairs with raked seating and lobbies and a second stage underneath. Athena Hall ultimately became a popular vaudeville house where a number of famous acts would pass through weekly. As vaudeville waned, Athena Hall became used more as a movie theatre. The famous "Griswold Film Splicers" were manufactured in the very shop of the building that is now used as a second stage. This piece of machinery was used for virtually every motion picture, professional and amateur and was considered the latest technology at the time. After its use for motion pictures, it fell into disuse until it was acquired by Theatre Three. Theatre Three is a year-round, non-profit community theatre that
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    New York Theatre Workshop

    New York Theatre Workshop

    • Plays Produced: Peter and the Starcatcher
    New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) is an Off-Broadway theatre noted for its productions of new works. Located at 79 East 4th Street between Second Avenue and the Bowery in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, it houses a 198-seat theatre for its mainstage productions, and a 75-seat black box theatre for staged readings and developing work in the building next door, at 83 East 4th Street. Founded by Stephen Graham, New York Theatre Workshop seeks to "provoke, produce and cultivate the work of artists whose visions inspire and challenge all of us." Its mission is to "explore perspectives on our collective history and respond to the events and institutions that shape our lives." NYTW presents five to seven new productions, over 80 staged readings, and numerous workshop productions to an audience of over 60,000 patrons. Some of the theatre's progeny – such as Rent and Dirty Blonde – have transferred to commercial productions. The new works of well-established playwrights, such as Caryl Churchill, Doug Wright, and Tony Kushner – a former NYTW associate artistic director – have also been produced at NYTW. In keeping with its mission, NYTW continues to bring new work
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    American Musical Theatre of San Jose

    American Musical Theatre of San Jose

    The American Musical Theatre of San Jose (AMTSJ) was a professional non-profit musical theatre company in San Jose, California. It was founded in 1934 as the San Jose Light Opera Association, a light opera company. Before its abrupt demise in December 2008, it was the largest member of the San Jose arts and culture community with an annual attendance exceeding 150,000. The American Musical Theatre of San Jose has been through many name changes, providing a rough outline of the company's history. In 1934, a group of community volunteers formed the San Jose Light Opera Association (SJLOA), performing works by Gilbert and Sullivan. The first production was The Mikado, held at the Victory Theatre on North First Street near Santa Clara Avenue in downtown San Jose, where they would perform for several more years. Shows were later held at Theodore Roosevelt Junior High School Auditorium, the Montgomery Theatre downtown, and then the Santa Clara University Theatre. For the 1957/1958 season, SJLOA shifted from light opera to musical theatre. (Light opera is light-hearted opera usually with a happy ending; musical theatre can be thought of as a play with singing.) Also, performances were
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    Belarus Free Theatre

    Belarus Free Theatre

    Belarus Free Theatre is a Belarusian underground theatre group. Under the current political system the Belarus Free Theatre has no official registration, no premises, nor any other facilities. Rehearsals and performances (always free of charge for the public) are normally held secretly in small private apartments, which, due to security and the risk of persecution, must constantly be changed. On several occasions, performances were given in street cafes and in the countryside, in the woods. Staffs members have been repeatedly harassed by the authorities for their participation in the Belarus Free Theatre activities and the stage director together with other people were sacked from their jobs at state-run theatres. The group was established in March 2005 by human rights activists Nikolai Khalezin, playwright and journalist, and Natalia Koliada, a theatre producer and Khalezin's wife. The theatre was meant to be an artistic form of resisting the pressure and censorship of the authoritarian regime of president Alexander Lukashenka in Belarus. In May 2005 the team was joined by stage director Vladimir Scherban, who has produced the majority of Free Theatre performances. Currently the
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    Circle X Theatre

    Circle X is an award winning not-for-profit ensemble theatre company located in Hollywood, California. Circle X's productions have been described by critics as "refreshingly original and imaginative" and "consistently stellar". Circle X is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which is staffed by volunteers. Circle X was founded in 1996 by seven artists and to date has produced 27 plays in the Los Angeles area. Circle X's current artistic director is Tim Wright. Circle X is part of the Los Angeles 99-Seat Equity Waiver theatre community, a group of theatres that may employ members of the Actors' Equity Association without paying them union wages. Similar theatres include Sacred Fools Theater Company and The Actors' Gang. They produce out of Atwater Village Theatre along with Ensemble Studio Theatre-LA.
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    Georgia Shakespeare

    Georgia Shakespeare

    Georgia Shakespeare (formerly Georgia Shakespeare Festival) is a professional, not-for-profit theatre company located in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States on the campus of Oglethorpe University. Georgia Shakespeare produces plays annually, primarily between June and November. Each year, it welcomes 60,000 patrons to its performances. Georgia Shakespeare was founded in 1985 by Lane Anderson, Richard Garner and Robert Watson under the name Georgia Shakespeare Festival. The company produced two plays each year, with its first offering being productions of The Taming of the Shrew and King Lear in rotating repertory starting July 10, 1986. The rising theatre company went through several locations in its first years. Its first season was on the Oglethorpe University front athletic field in a rectangular, white 60' X 90' tent with a seating capacity of 300. The theatre changed tents for its second season and was housed in a circular tent with a 90' diameter. This new tent increased the seating capacity by 50. For the theatre's fifth season, it moved into a 110' diameter circular tent that seated 400. In 1991, Georgia Shakespeare expanded to three plays annually, and performed an
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    Goodman Theatre

    Goodman Theatre

    • Plays Produced: American Buffalo
    The Goodman Theatre is a professional theater company located in Chicago's Loop. A major part of Chicago theatre, it is the city's oldest currently active nonprofit theater organization. Its present building occupies the site of landmark Harris and Selwyn Theaters property. The Goodman was founded in 1925 as a tribute to the Chicago playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, who died in the Great Influenza Pandemic in 1918. The theater was funded by Goodman's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William O. Goodman, who donated $250,000 to the Art Institute of Chicago to establish a professional repertory company and a school of drama at the Institute. The first theater was designed by architect Howard Van Doren Shaw (in the location now occupied by the museum's Modern Wing), although its design was severely hampered by location restrictions resulting in a lack of space for scenery and effects and poor acoustics. The opening ceremony on October 20, 1925 featured three of Kenneth Sawyer Goodman's plays: Back of the Yards, The Green Scarf, and The Game of Chess. Two nights later the theater presented its first public performance, John Galsworthy's The Forest. In 2000, the company moved into its new building
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    Riverina Theatre Company

    Riverina Theatre Company

    Riverina Theatre Company (also known as the RTC) was established in 1976 as the Riverina Trucking Company however changed its name to the Riverina Theatre Company in 1983. It was the longest serving theatre company in Regional Australia. In 2005 Riverina Theatre Company lost $150,000 in funding from The Australia Council after the Council's director of theatre found that the application for funding wasn't strong enough. Charles Sturt University took over ownership of the after the theatre company which was $90,000 in debt and also lost $300,000 in State and Federal Government funding for its operation. On 17 March 2009, the board members of the Riverina Theatre Company deiced to place the RTC into liquidation after the RTC lost government grants of up to A$300,000 and the failure of last two productions to being in income.
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    Sussex's Men

    The Earl of Sussex's Men was a playing company or troupe of actors in Elizabethan and Jacobean England, most notable for their connection with the early career of William Shakespeare. Thomas Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex was one of the most powerful aristocrats during the middle years of Queen Elizabeth's reign; he was named Lord Chamberlain in 1572. Like other prominent noblemen of the period, he kept a troupe of players among his retainers. The limited records of the era reveal the existence of such troupes of actors, like Leicester's Men, Pembroke's Men, or Worcester's Men, mainly in the documents of the cities they visited during their tours of the country; similarly, Sussex's Men enter the historical record when they performed in Nottingham in March 1569. From then through the 1570s they also played in Maldon, Ipswich, Canterbury, Dover, Bristol, and other towns; the troupe had six members during this era. Since their patron was serving as Lord Chamberlain, they were sometimes called the Lord Chamberlain's Men — though they should not be confused with the more famous Lord Chamberlain's Men of the 1590s, the company of Shakespeare and Richard Burbage. Given their patron's
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    The Immediate Gratification Players

    The Immediate Gratification Players

    The Immediate Gratification Players (IGP) are a collegiate improvisational comedy troupe based out of Harvard College. They specialize in long form, free-form improvisation and are recognized as one of the top college troupes in the nation. The Immediate Gratification Players were founded by Harvard freshmen in the fall of 1986. Unlike the majority of collegiate troupes, the Immediate Gratification Players do not charge for admission to their on-campus shows. Their red-and-yellow striped ties are one of the troupe's hallmarks. Each year, the Immediate Gratification Players host the Laugh Riot improvisational comedy festival at the American Repertory Theater. The invitational festival, begun in the spring of 1999 and now entering its 14th year, includes many troupes from other colleges, such as Cornell, Wesleyan University, and Columbia University. On the weekend of the annual Harvard-Yale football game, the Immediate Gratification Players either host or travel to a show which also stars an improvisational comedy troupe from Yale. Along with on-campus shows, they frequently play at Boston's Improv Asylum and at comedy clubs in New York City. Beyond the Northeast, the Immediate
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    Vineyard Theatre

    Vineyard Theatre

    • Plays Produced: The Scottsboro Boys
    The Vineyard Theatre is an Off-Broadway non-profit theatre company, located at 108 East 15th Street in Manhattan, New York City, near Union Square. Its first production was in 1981. It is best known for its productions of the Tony award-winning musical Avenue Q, Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned to Drive, and Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell's Obie Award-winning musical [title of show]. The Vineyard describes itself as "dedicated to new work, bold programming and the support of artists." The company is the recipient of special Obie, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel awards for Sustained Excellence, and the 1998 Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Grant. It celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2007. Other notable productions include Edward Albee's Three Tall Women, Nicky Silver's Pterodactyls, Becky Mode's Fully Committed, Craig Lucas's The Dying Gaul, Christopher Shinn's Where Do We Live, Cornelius Eady's Brutal Imagination, Gina Gionfriddo's After Ashley, the Laura Nyro musical Eli's Comin, and Kander and Ebb's The Scottsboro Boys. The Vineyard is also home to the Vineyard Community of Artists, an alliance of playwrights, composers, actors, designers, and
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    Chickenshed

    • Plays Produced: The Rain That Washes
    Chickenshed (also known as Chicken Shed or the Chicken Shed Theatre Company) is a British theatre company based in Cockfosters, London. It was founded in 1974 in a disused chicken shed by Mary Ward and Jo Collins. The company produces theatrical and musical productions, performed by children, teenagers and adults of all backgrounds and abilities. It was the first company to start the idea of "inclusive theatre" – theatre that is open to everyone of all backgrounds and abilities. It doesn't hold auditions for any of its shows, and instead relies on previous knowledge of how hard working the members are. As well as its London base, the company also has several other theatre workshops (known as "sheds") across and beyond The British Isles as part of its "Outreach" project. It is registered as a charity under the name The Chickenshed Theatre Trust. Their Christmas show in December 2008/January 2009 was The Twelve Days of Christmas. In June 2009, it was announced that the following Christmas show for December 2009/January 2010 would be Pinocchio, which was actually the second time that Chickenshed had done that show. The show for December 2010/January 2011 was Badjelly's Bad Christmas,
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    Impro Melbourne

    Impro Melbourne is an improvisational theatre company in the Australian city of Melbourne. Formed by Russell Fletcher and Christine Keogh in 1996 it is now run by Artistic Director Karl McConnell, General Manager Rik Brown and Committee chaired by Michelle Nussey. Since 1996 Impro Melbourne has expanded its activities to produce varied forms of theatre, all using improvisation as a base, alongside a programme of shows and workshops for schools. Impro Melbourne currently produces the popular Theatresports™, along with Keith Johnstone's two other competition formats Micetro and Gorilla Theatre. Impro Melbourne regularly performs formats from improvisation companies in North America and Canada and has also developed and produced its own improvised formats, including long-form plays, often in a particular genre. Impro Melbourne has performed in theatres across the city of Melbourne, including Theatreworks, La Mama Theatre, Carlton Courthouse and Melbourne Town Hall, and has been a regular feature at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. As well as theatre performances Impro Melbourne has a programme of demonstration shows and workshops for secondary schools, which tours the
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    Kinematic Theatre

    Kinematic Theatre

    Kinematic Theatre, often abbreviated to 'Kinematic', is a small theatre company operating in London, England. The company which was formed early in 2006 and was founded by Andy Sinclair-Harris, who is the artistic director along with Karl Lawton, Radica Anikpe and Antoinette Lester. The company was formed within Rose Bruford College, where the group met whilst studying for their Masters Degrees. Although with only three productions currently staged, Kinematic has already earned a reputation for creating challenging and evocative theatre. The productions created by Kinematic are: The Autumn of His Years When The Light Goes Out Zoetrope Kinematic are currently at work on their next production.
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    Los Topos

    Los Topos

    Los Topos was a subversive, community theater group in California during the 1970s. They named themselves after the Spanish word for "mole" (topo), referring to their undergroup activities. One member of this group even adopted Topo as his stage name. He later specialised in 'robotics' miming mechanical robots. Together with Jimini Hignett he formed his own fringe company 'Christians from Outer Space' performing satirical theatre together, and on July 29, 1981 (the same day as Prince Charles and Lady Diana) they were married - he dressed as Diana, Jimini as Charles. At the wedding - dubbed ‘The Royal Drag’ by the Soho News - all guests are also cross-dressed (the Queen Mum sporting an enormous hairy back and a hat made from pizza boxes). The preacher at first refuses to conduct the ceremony, thinking they were both men. The event is shown on the Channel 7 TV-news.
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    Magic Theater

    • Plays Produced: Fool For Love
    The Magic Theatre is a theatre company founded in 1967, presently based at the historic Fort Mason Center on San Francisco's northern waterfront. For forty years, The Magic Theatre has been one of the most prominent theatre companies in the United States solely dedicated to development and production of new plays. The Magic Theatre originated in 1967 when John Lion, a student of Jan Kott at the University of California, directed a production of Eugène Ionesco's The Lesson at the Steppenwolf Bar in Berkeley. The theatre's name came from a crucial location in Herman Hesse's novel Steppenwolf: "Anarchist Evening at the Magic Theatre, For Madmen Only, Price of Admission Your Mind". The Magic's first real success came with plays written by renowned Beat poet Michael McClure, who sustained an eleven-year residency. The theatre reached a turning point when company members wanted to restructure it as a collective. Lion responded by moving the theatre across the bay to San Francisco, where it resided in a series of low-rent venues including another bar, the Rose and Thistle. In 1976 Lion learned of plans to convert a historic military base into an arts center with a view of Alcatraz and the
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    Milwaukee Public Theatre

    Milwaukee Public Theatre

    The Milwaukee Public Theatre is a professional outreach theatre company based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was founded in 1974 as Friends Mime Theatre by Barbara Leigh and Michael John Moynihan and has since created over 400 productions. The Public Theatre performs at over 400 events a year attended by 100,000 to 150,000 people.
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    Nevada Shakespeare Company

    Nevada Shakespeare Company

    The Nevada Shakespeare Company (NSC) is an activist theatre based in Reno, Nevada, near Nevada's border with California. It defines its mission to be to "meeting the needs of our uniquely challenging and diverse community. Embracing principles of Universal Access, we serve more than 100,000 children, youth and adults each year with theatre outreach." While NSC has produced non-Shakespearean works since 1989, each season continues to include at least one of Shakespeare’s plays. Currently, the company’s focus is on A Single Woman (play) by NSC artistic director Jeanmarie Simpson and also the new work, On Track based on the life of peace activist S. Brian Willson. A Single Woman is also a film in-process, directed by Kamala Lopez-Dawson. In 2007, NSC will present the American premiere of Shakespeare's Will, a solo-work by Canadian playwright Vern Thiessen about Anne Hathaway, wife of Shakespeare. 1989 – 1999 Founded in May 1989 by Jeanmarie Simpson and Roderick Dexter, Nevada Shakespeare Company produced artist-driven theatre in venues throughout Nevada. NSC’s work has ranged from the Greek classics to Shakespeare to modern playwrights to new work. In 1993 Nevada Shakespeare Company
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    Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama

    Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama

    • Plays Produced: Ending It
    The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Conservatoire Rìoghail na h-Alba; formerly Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama) is a conservatoire of music, drama, and dance in the centre of Glasgow, Scotland. Founded in 1845 as the Glasgow Educational Association, it is the busiest performing arts venue in Scotland. The current Principal is Professor John Wallace, CBE, a trumpet player, the President is Sir Cameron Mackintosh, and the Patron is HRH The Duke of Rothesay. The Royal Conservatoire has occupied its current purpose-built building on Renfrew Street in Glasgow since 1988. Its roots lie in several different organisations. It began with the establishment of the Glasgow Educational Association in 1845, which formed to provide courses in competition with the University of Glasgow. The Association later became the Glasgow Commercial College, and this in turn became part of the Glasgow Athenaeum in 1847. The Glasgow Athenaeum provided training in commercial skills, literature, languages, sciences, mathematics and music. Charles Dickens gave its inaugural speech, in which he stated that he regarded the Glasgow Athenaeum as "...an educational example and encouragement
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    Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

    The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is an independent, professional theatre company located on the Drew University campus. One of the leading Shakespeare theatres in the USA — serving 100,000 adults and children annually — it is New Jersey's only professional theatre company dedicated to the works of Shakespeare and other classic masterworks, including works not often performed by other groups. Under the leadership of artistic director Bonnie J. Monte since 1990, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues to draw audiences. Having its 45th season in 2007, it is the longest-running Shakespeare theatre on the east coast and is listed as a Major Festival in the book Shakespeare Festivals Around the World by Marcus D. Gregio (Editor), 2004. In both 2002 and 2006, The Star-Ledger named the company "Regional Theatre of the Year." In 2002, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation awarded the Theatre a Strategic Partnership Grant in the amount of $1 million, "in recognition of the artistry, achievements and leadership of this acclaimed Madison, New Jersey-based performing arts and education organization." The annual Main Stage season, presented in the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre in
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    The Shubert Organization

    The Shubert Organization

    • Plays Produced: The Real Thing
    The Shubert Organization is a theatrical producing organization and a major owner of legitimate theatres based in Manhattan, New York City. It was founded by the Shubert brothers, Sam S. Shubert, Lee Shubert, and Jacob J. Shubert of Syracuse, New York – colloquially and collectively known as "The Shuberts" – in the late 19th century in upstate New York, entering into New York City productions in 1900. The organization produced a large number of shows and began acquiring theaters. Sam Shubert died in 1905; by 1916 the two remaining brothers had become powerful theater moguls with a nationwide presence. By 1929 the Shubert Theatre chain included Broadway's most important venues, the Winter Garden, the Sam S. Shubert, and the Imperial Theaters, and owned, managed, operated, or booked nearly a thousand theaters nationwide. The company continued to produce stage productions in New York until the 1940s, returning to producing Broadway productions in the 1970s after a hiatus. The company was reorganized in 1973, and as of 2008 owned or operated seventeen Broadway theaters in New York City, an off-Broadway theater – the Little Shubert – the Forrest Theatre in Philadelphia and the National
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    Theatre de la Jeune Lune

    Theatre de la Jeune Lune

    The Theatre de la Jeune Lune was a celebrated theater company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company, in operation from 1978 to 2008, was known for its visually rich, highly physical style of theatre, derived from clown, mime, dance and opera. Theatre de la Jeune Lune (French for Theater of the New Moon) was founded in France in 1978 by Dominique Serrand, Vincent Gracieux and Barbra Berlovitz, who were later joined by Robert Rosen, all graduates of the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq school in Paris. Actor Steven Epp joined Jeune Lune in 1983. For the first years of operation, Jeune Lune split its time between performing between Paris and in Minneapolis. The company permanently settled in Minneapolis in 1985 and, in 1992, moved into the renovated Allied Van Lines building in Minneapolis' Warehouse District. In 2001, the five original members officially took on duties as co-artistic directors. In 2005, the Theatre de la Jeune Lune was awarded the Regional Theatre Tony Award By 2007, the company faced a crisis. Four of the original five members had either left the company or stepped down from their co-artistic director positions, with Dominique Serrand remaining
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    Theatre X

    Theatre X

    Theatre X was an American theater company based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Until its demise in 2004, it was one of the oldest operating experimental theater ensembles in the U.S. The company formed in 1969 as an informal workshop by a group of UW–Milwaukee faculty and students. It became a professional company by 1971, touring throughout the United States and to Europe and Japan. It was named for the algebraic symbol x, which means an unknown quantity, thus implying a theater of unlimited possibility. The ensemble was a resident company at the Water Street Art Center in Milwaukee, where they rehearsed, performed and hosted traveling productions from other theater companies. The site soon included an art gallery and small press bookstore that years later became Woodland Pattern Book Center, as well as a grass roots outreach company, Friends Mime Theatre, which evolved into the Milwaukee Public Theatre. Finally, it moved into offices in the Broadway Theater Center in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward and remained there until its collapse. Much of its early work was created improvisationally as an ensemble, with influences including The Living Theatre and Jerzy Grotowski. The company
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    Universal Studios

    Universal Studios

    • Plays Produced: Seussical
    Universal Studios (also known as Universal Pictures), a division of NBCUniversal, is one of the six major movie studios and is one of the longest-lived motion picture studios to be located outside of Hollywood. Founded in 1912 by Carl Laemmle, it is the oldest movie studio in the United States of America. It is also the third oldest in the world that is still in continuous production; the first being Gaumont Pictures, the second oldest is Paramount Pictures. On May 11, 2004, the controlling stake in the company was sold by Vivendi Universal to General Electric, parent of NBC. The resulting media super-conglomerate was renamed NBC Universal, while Universal Studios Inc. remained the name of the production subsidiary. In addition to owning a sizable film library spanning the earliest decades of cinema to more contemporary works, it also owns a sizable collection of TV shows through its subsidiary NBCUniversal Television Distribution. It also acquired rights to several prominent filmmakers' works originally released by other studios through its subsidiaries over the years. Selected clips and footage shot by Universal Studios are available for purchase from the NBCUniversal
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    University College Players

    University College Players

    • Plays Produced: The Comedy of Errors
    The University College Players (or Univ Players for short) are the theatrical society of University College, Oxford. The first production was in May 1941 when Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors was performed in cooperation with Merton College. Peter Bayley was the senior member from the start till the 1960s. After the Second World War, Univ Players was re-founded with a production of Measure for Measure in 1946. In 1953, a young Maggie Smith appeared in a production of He Who Gets Slapped by the Russian playwright Leonid Andreyev, after attending a theatrical training scheme at the Oxford Playhouse. Michael York was a Univ Players member in the early 1960s, before graduating with a degree in English in 1964. Peter Sissons, later to become a newscaster, was Treasurer of the Univ Players during his time studying at University College in the 1960s. John Albery took over from Peter Bayley as the senior member of the Players during the 1960s, after his appointment as a chemistry don at University College. He organized the Univ Revue for many years. The March 1963 production of A Man for All Seasons at the Oxford Playhouse was especially successful. In 1974, Jon Plowman directed a
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    Valley Youth Theatre

    Valley Youth Theatre

    Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) is a regional theatre located in Phoenix, Arizona. Established in 1989, VYT produces between six and seven mainstage shows each season. Two of those are produced at the Herberger Theater Center and the others at the VYT stage at 525 N 1st Street in the revitalized Copper Square area of downtown Phoenix. Professional directors, choreographers, and technicians train the cast and crew of each show. Participation in the shows is fee-free, making its programs accessible to all young people who have an interest. Approximately 900 young people, representing all socio-economic backgrounds and diverse communities, audition each season; more than 350 participate as actors, technicians and musicians. Artistic and Technical leadership consists of professional designers, directors, choreographers and technicians. On a fee-for-services basis, VYT offers classes to children ages 3 years old and up to help with their development and to establish an appreciation for the performing arts at a young age. In addition, VYT offers opportunities for young people to participate in Performance Troupes, a Teen Improv troup; Fall, Spring and Summer Workshops, and VYTeens, a
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    Yermolova Theatre

    Yermolova Theatre

    The Yermolova Theatre (Russian: Москóвский теáтр им. М. Н. Ермóловой) is a theatre company in Moscow, under the artistic direction of Vladimir Andreyev (Russian: Владимир Андреев). The building itself, built in the 1830s, is one of the largest on Tverskaya Street. The theatre company was founded by graduates of the Maly Theatre studio in 1925, and named after the great Russian actress Maria Yermolova, with her blessing. It started out like most theatres did back then: as a school at first, then a travelling company and eventually became a stationary company. It was one of Moscow's most popular dramatic theatres in 1940-60. Tickets cost about 50-300 roubles.
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    Za Kabuki

    Za Kabuki

    Za Kabuki (Japanese: ザ歌舞伎), founded in 1976 at the Australian National University, is the longest running Kabuki troupe outside of Japan. Directed by Mr. Shun Ikeda of the ANU Japan Centre, with a cast and crew consisting mainly of ANU Japanese students, the troupe performs traditional Kabuki plays almost entirely in classical Japanese, with some English translation and ad-libs inserted to assist the mainly English-speaking audiences. The tradition of annual Japanese performances at the ANU began in 1976, with the first shows taking place in the walkway between the Sports & Recreation building and the Union building. During the 1980s and 1990s, productions became increasingly elaborate, with authentic makeup and costumes, original sets and musical accompaniment, hosted at a number of the theatre facilities around the ANU campus. In 1999, Producer Suzy Styles led the Za Kabuki troupe on their first tour of Japan, with performances in Nara and Kobe. On September 11, 2001, a troupe from Kobe's Konan University returned the favor by performing at the ANU's Llewellyn Hall. The 2006 production of Yukio Mishima's "Iwashiuri Koi no Hikiami", for the first time in Za Kabuki history,
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