Aaron Loeb wins Glickman for Ideation

Jan 28

Aaron Loeb wins Glickman for <i>Ideation</i>

Ideation was a good idea from the start.

Berkeley-based playwright Aaron Loeb is the winner of the 2013 Glickman Award for the best new play to premiere in the San Francisco Bay Area. Loeb won for Ideation, which had its premiere last fall at San Francisco Playhouse as part of the company's "Sandbox Series" for new work.

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Chen’s Hundred Flowers wins the Glickman

Jan 22

Chen’s <i>Hundred Flowers</i> wins the Glickman

This being awards season, it's nice to temper all the movie accolades with a homegrown theater award. The Glickman Award, presented each year to the best play that had its world premiere in the Bay Area, comes with a $4,000 cash prize and the honor of having your work set alongside other Glickman winners like Tony Kushner, Denis Johnson and Octavio Solis.

This year's winner is...

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Mike Ward’s year of living/dying dangerously

Feb 09

Consider the last couple years in the life of local director Mike Ward. He received a San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award nomination for best director and he was nominated for the prestigious Ockrent Fellowship for Broadway. Oh, and he almost died several times. Ward says he had a “white light” experience during what he calls his...

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`Beach Blanket’ awards scholarships

Jun 13

Last week, Jo Schuman Silver, producer of Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon, awarded the annual Scholarships for the Arts from the Steve Silver Foundation and Beach Blanket Babylon, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this season. From nine high school senior finalists — three in each category of dance, acting and voice — three were selected...

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E.M. Lewis wins major theater award

Apr 05

The American Theatre Critics Association has selected E.M. (Ellen) Lewis’ Song of Extinction to receive the 2009 Harold and Mimi Steinberg /ATCA New Play Award. The announcement was made April 4 at Actors Theatre of Louisville during the Humana Festival of New American Plays. The award includes a plaque and a cash prize of $25,000 –the largest national award for...

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Ramping up to the Tony Awards

Jun 11

This Sunday, the Tony Awards will be handed out. Here’s what you need to know (and get busy organizing your Tony party — we’ve got to get those dismal ratings out of the basement so CBS will continue broadcasting the darn things). For the first time, there will be pre-ceremony Tony Concert chock full of juicy musical numbers from all the nominated...

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