Showing posts from September, 2021

News: Remastered "Loveville High" and Songs from the Podcast Re-Released, Streaming Free

Loveville High: A Prom in Nine Musical Podcasts , in association with the Broadway Podcast Network, has announced that a re-release of the remastered audio musical plus songs from the podcast will be available free on streaming services. With book and lyrics by David Zellnik (Drama Desk-nominated Yank! ) and music by Eric Svejcar (Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. with Zellnik),  Loveville High  takes place on prom night in the fictional town of Loveville, Ohio. Each ten-minute episode tells a love story – new love, old love, romantic love, friend love, gay and straight, cis and genderqueer; each is a self-contained musical while also connecting with the other episodes to form a glimpse into the biggest night in the lives of one high school class. The first five remastered episodes and a special bonus episode were released together, with the final four remastered episodes released weekly on subsequent Wednesdays. Episodes are available exclusively from the Broadway Podcast Network on the BPN AP

Review: “Give Me Away” Broadens and Deepens to Close Out Season One

Give Me Away (Season One, Part Two) Written by Mac Rogers Directed by Jordana Williams Presented by Gideon Media , with distribution from PRX Episode 5: September 17; episode 6: September 24; episode 7: October 1; episode 8: October 8; episode 9: October 15 on all podcast platforms; or, all episodes available September 17 on Stitcher Premium Cover art by Kate Kosma Give Me Away , the multi-season sci-fi audio drama from multimodal writer Mac Rogers, has returned to close out its first season. Individual episodes will be available for free on Gideon Media’s website and all podcast platforms, with release dates from September 17th through October 15th. Audience members who don’t want to wait that long to find out what happens next—and there are a few significant cliffhangers—can listen to all episodes ad-free on Stitcher Premium beginning the same day that the first episode of the back half of this season is released. Listeners can obtain a free month of Stitcher Premium by visiting ww

News: Hedgepig Ensemble and Partners "Expand the Canon" Again Beginning Sep. 13

  Concepts such as the "canon" and "classic" works have been sites of struggle, in both academics and performance, for some time now, leading to some seismic changes both in who is considered a canonical writer and in who gets to shape that conversation. Of course, while undeniable advances in decentering White male writers and in increasing equity and representation have been made, the process of rethinking the canon remains contested and ongoing. In 2020, perceiving an inflection point in the New York City theater arts community, Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre , a Brooklyn-based collective founded in 2012, launched Expand the Canon , which focuses on furthering the inclusion of diverse women playwrights among what theater artists and audiences consider to be the classics. Having had success in influencing the works that have appeared not only on stages large and small but also in higher education classrooms nationwide, Hedgepig will shortly be highlighting a new set of

News: Krista Knight's "Crush" Named a Finalist for the Broadway On Demand Film Festival

Image courtesy Emily Owens PR Crush , a VR puppet play by Krista Knight , is a finalist for the Broadway on Demand Film Festival, a short film festival to honor the groundbreaking ways in which creators approach theater in a digital age and socially-distant world. The short film with the most views by September 13 will be live-streamed on the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Emmy® OTT platform this fall. To watch Crush , just create a free account at Broadway On Demand . Crush  is a six-part video puppet play created by No Puppet Co. using virtual reality. Picking up roughly from where Kafka left off—a loner, squatter, and rebel dares to love. We follow the anti-morphosis through a series of beat poetry performances as our hero draws nearer to the object of his desire and his undoing.  When  Crush , a finalist for the 45th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, was canceled due to COVID-19, Knight and Barry Brinegar decided to use the virtual