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LA’s Center Theatre Group Promises All-Female-Playwright Season Next Year (And Gets ‘Slave Play’ Back)

After criticism for programming few plays by women this season, culminating in Jeremy O. Harris pulling Slave Play from the schedule there, CTG says that the entire 2022-23 season at Mark Taper Forum will be plays by female or nonbinary writers, mostly BIPOC. – Yahoo! (Los Angeles Times)
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Playwright Jeremy O. Harris Withdraws “Slave Play” From L.A. Run

The 12-time-Tony-nominated play was to open in February at the Center Theater Group’s Mark Taper Forum. But the CTG has only one play by a woman in its entire season; in response, Harris suggests filling his slot a work by a female playwright. – Yahoo! (Los Angeles Times)
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Jeremy O. Harris Pulls ‘Slave Play’ From L.A. Run Over Center Theatre Group’s Lack of Women Playwrights

Jeremy O. Harris is in the process of removing “Slave Play” from its upcoming Los Angeles run at the Center Theatre Group due to the organization’s lack of female playwrights showcased this season. Harris took to Twitter on Oct. 5 to share an email titled “Slave Play at CTG” with the following text: Dear all, […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, HARRIS, Ctg, Center Theatre Group, Jeremy O. Harris, Slave Play, Center Theatre Group 's Lack of Women Playwrights

‘Slave Play’ Sets Broadway Return Despite Tony Awards Snub

“Slave Play,” Jeremy O. Harris’ searing look at racism and sexuality, will return to Broadway this fall. The show, which was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, a record for a non-musical, was completely shut out at Sunday’s ceremony. The snub was widely decried on social media and was a surprise given that many pundits thought […]
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Tony Awards Winners List (2021)

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Jeremy O. Harris' Met Gala outfit was an homage to Aaliyah

One of America's brightest young storytellers talks about fashion, identity and his Aaliyah-inspired Met Gala outfit.
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‘Zola’ Director Janicza Bravo on Processing Female Trauma Through Fantasy [Interview]

Zola is a comedy. No, it’s a fantasy. No, it’s strange, dreamlike thriller meets ode to scumbag Florida. But to Zola director Janicza Bravo, the most important thing is that her new A24 dark comedy is a portrait of female trauma. Which might sound like a weird thing to say about a movie based on a Twitter thread about two strippers who take a wild trip down to Florida that ends in murder, mayhem, and a few jail convictions. “It does feel like it’s drenched in fantasy, because the original re...
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The New Group – Director of External Affairs

The New Group is seeking an experienced arts professional to serve as its Director of External Affairs. This executive-level position provides a unique opportunity to work at one of New York City’s leading nonprofit Off-Broadway theaters, alongside its Board of Directors, donors, audience base, and staff to strengthen the organization for the future and position it for long-term success. Position Profile About The New GroupThe New Group, led by founding Artistic Director Scott Elliott an...
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Tony Nominee Jeremy O. Harris on Redirecting Awards Campaign Budgets to ‘People Who Needed Them Most’

Broadway, still shuttered, finds itself at the crossroads of several economic and political crises. Just this month, an exposé on Scott Rudin re-illuminated the industry’s long codependent relationship with the volatile producer, prompting Tony nominee Karen Olivo to step down from her leading role in “Moulin Rouge.” And this week, spurred by a growing frustration […]
Tags: News, Awards, Broadway, Scott Rudin, Tony, Human Rights Campaign, Tony Awards, Karen Olivo, Jeremy O. Harris, Tony Nominee Jeremy O Harris

A24 Debuts First Trailer & Poster for Biographical Dramedy Zola

A24 debuts first trailer & poster for biographical dramedy Zola Over a year after the film first debuted to rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival, A24 has finally debuted the first poster and trailer for the biographical dramedy Zola based on the wild tale the titular woman revealed over the course of a Twitter thread in 2015. The trailer and poster can be viewed below! RELATED: Exclusive Beast Beast Trailer & Poster For Sundance Breakout Dramedy You think you know #TheStory? Watch t...
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‘Zola’: Movie Based on Viral Twitter Thread Gets First Trailer

A24 has released the official trailer for “Zola,” which will release theatrically on June 30. Based on the infamous Twitter thread posted by A’Ziah Wells King, the film follows a Detroit waitress named Zola (Taylour Paige) who strikes up a new friendship with a customer, Stefani (Riley Keough), who convinces her to join a weekend of […]
Tags: News, Detroit, A24, Zola, Janicza Bravo, Jeremy O. Harris, Zola Taylour Paige, Stefani Riley Keough

How Did American Theater Deal With The Trump Era? Urgently

“For the most part, it didn’t aim straight at the president. … Rather, producers elevated formally adventurous, politically incendiary plays — like Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me and Jeremy O. Harris’s Slave Play — that spoke meaningfully to our nation’s troubled soul. Audiences, hungering for that holiest of dramatic experiences, catharsis, used the ritual of theatergoing to think and hurt and heal.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Heidi Schreck, Jeremy O Harris, 01.18.21

‘Ratatouille’ Musical Raised $1.9 Million: Here’s Where The Money Will Go

The rat really raked it in — for a good cause. Inspired by social media and co-produced and co-created by Broadway pros including Lucy Moss (“Six”), Jeremy O. Harris (“Slave Play”), Tituss Burgess and Ashley Park, the digital presentation of “Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical” raised a total of $1.9 million for the Actors Fund. The […]
Tags: News, Broadway, Tituss Burgess, Ashley Park, Actors Fund, Lucy Moss, Jeremy O. Harris, Save Our Stages, Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical

The Generosity Of A Playwright Who Earned Some Unexpected Money

This isn’t exactly a normal year for any playwright, and indeed, Jeremy O. Harris of the multiple-Tony-nominated Slave Play has earned little from his plays. But fashion collaborations and HBO came through – and Harris is coming through for others in return, including numerous “microgrants” to 152 U.S.-based playwrights. “In dire times, he believes, everyone should be committed to ‘protecting, uplifting and sharing,’ adding: ‘Some might call it philanthropy, but I call it upkeep or maintenance....
Tags: Art, Hbo, Theatre, HARRIS, Tony, Jeremy O Harris, 12.23.20

Seven Broadway Stars Who Have Created New Businesses During the Pandemic

The New York theater industry supports more than 96,000 local jobs during a typical Broadway season. But as theaters remain closed, these seven artists have channeled their creativity into new endeavors. Robbie Fairchild Fairchild (picture above right with Adam Perry) made a name for himself as a principal dancer of the New York City Ballet […]
Tags: New York, News, Lifestyle, Broadway, New York City Ballet, Robbie Fairchild, Adam Perry, Jeremy O. Harris, COVID-19

Concord Theatricals Acquires Licensing Rights to ‘Slave Play’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Concord Theatricals has secured exclusive worldwide licensing rights to “Slave Play” by Jeremy O. Harris, the galvanic look at sex, race, and power that scored a history-making 12 Tony Award nominations. “Slave Play” was nothing short of a sensation when it premiered off-Broadway in 2018 and continued to be critically heralded when it transferred to […]
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‘All Arts Organizations Are Media Companies Now’: How the Pandemic Is Transforming Theater

A series of immersive audioplays performed and mixed live, using tech developed by theatrical sound designers and engineers. A summer festival’s entire season of new plays and classics released on Audible. A wild satire of gay identity politics, beamed to your computer in a high-gloss, multicamera broadcast from a theater space in Brooklyn. A playwright’s […]
Tags: News, Digital, Brooklyn, Broadway, Theater, Pandemic, Jeremy O. Harris

Jeremy O. Harris Talks Tony Awards, New Plays and the Movie He Might Direct

Jeremy O. Harris knows exactly how big his plans are: “I think for me to call myself ambitious would be an understatement,” he acknowledged on a recent call from Rome. But the playwright, performer, producer and budding director is building the career to back it up. His Broadway buzzmagnet “Slave Play” earned a whopping 12 […]
Tags: News, Rome, Broadway, Zola, Tony Awards, Euphoria, Jeremy O. Harris, Slave Play

Jeremy O. Harris Has Gotten HBO To Pay For Experimental Theater Stagings

“Harris, who is 31, has moved fast through the New York theater world — in a truncated season, Slave Play garnered 12 Tony nominations — and he now has a contract with HBO, the much-anticipated film Zola in the can, and Hollywood at or near his feet. But he hasn’t dumped the old toy for the shiny new one. As part of his HBO deal, Harris has secured a discretionary fund for experimental-theater production, essentially a weird-art slush fund.” – Vulture
Tags: Art, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, Media, Theatre, HARRIS, Tony, Zola, Jeremy O Harris, 11.02.20

Jake Gyllenhaal, Jeremy O. Harris, Laura Linney and More Celebrate Tony Award Nominations

This year’s Broadway season was cut short by the coronavirus pandemic, limiting the number of shows that were eligible for Tony Awards. However, Jeremy O. Harris, whose buzzy “Slave Play” shattered the record for most nominations for a new play, says that doesn’t make the nominees any less worthy of recognition. “There are obviously going […]
Tags: Broadway, Tony Nominations, Jeremy O Harris, Jake Gyllenhaal Jeremy O Harris Laura Linney

Broadway’s New Voices on How Theater Can Change the World

A while back, someone sent Katori Hall a link to her Wikipedia page, and Hall — the book writer of Broadway’s “Tina” and the creator and showrunner of Starz’ acclaimed series “P-Valley” — was surprised to see herself described as an activist. Listen to this week’s “Stagecraft” podcast below: But really, she recalled during Variety’s “New Voices […]
Tags: News, Podcasts, Wikipedia, Broadway, Starz, Listen, Valley, Tina, Matthew Lopez, Katori Hall, Stagecraft, Jeremy O. Harris, Stagecraft CNB

Katori Hall, Jeremy O. Harris, Matthew López on How Broadway Needs to Change

“Tina: The Tina Turner Musical” was a celebration of the life and legacy of a rock icon who shattered race and gender barriers to rise to the top of the charts. Even as it showcased Turner’s catalog of hits such as “What’s Love Got to Do With It” and “Proud Mary,” the show explored issues […]
Tags: News, Turner, Tina Turner, Tina, Matthew Lopez, Katori Hall, Jeremy O. Harris, Katori Hall Jeremy O Harris Matthew López

VIDEO: Jeremy O. Harris on Why He Doesn't Miss 'Theater in a Building'

Jeremy O. Harris recently chatted with PBS NewsWire about what affect the pandemic is having on the theatre industry, the importance of keeping theatre alive, and more. [Author: Stage Tube]
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Lilli Cooper, Kathleen Chalfant and More Announced for Red Bull Theater's SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for their tenth annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes, featuring two brand new commissions from Jeremy O. Harris and Theresa Rebeck, alongside six brand new plays that have been selected from hundreds of open submissions from playwrights across the country. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Premieres From Jeremy O. Harris, Theresa Rebeck and More Included in Red Bull Theater's SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

Red Bull Theatertoday announced the selections for their tenth annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes, featuring two brand new commissions from Jeremy O. Harris and Theresa Rebeck, alongside six brand new plays that have been selected from hundreds of open submissions from playwrights across the country. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Theresa Rebeck, BWW News Desk, Jeremy O Harris, Jeremy O Harris Theresa Rebeck

Jeremy O. Harris Live Tweets SLAVE PLAY-Inspired Episode of THE GOOD FIGHT

Slave Play Playwright Jeremy O. Harris took to twitter on Thursday evening to live tweet the newest episode of The Good Fight on CBS All Access. The episode was inspired by his Slave Play, and Harris began his live tweeting by saying,'About to do a live watch of the thegoodfight SLAVE PLAY episode. Who wants to join SlavePlayGoodFight.' [Author: TV News Desk]
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