News from Theaters Here and Elsewhere, Collected by Roy Berko

 

*WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR DOBAMA’s 42ND ANNUAL MARILYN BIANCHI KIDS’ PLAYWRITING FESTIVAL

Though the scripts will not get productions this year because of the pandemiv, the competition still went on. To see the Kids’ Playwriting Festival winners go here.

 

*KEEP AWARE OF WHAT’S GOING ON IN CLEVELAND ARTS AND THEATER

What’s going on in theater, and the rest of arts in Cleveland? A free service is now available. Go to the site and sign up for the announcements.

 

*GEAUGA LYRIC THEATER GUILD

The Geauga Lyric Theater Guild’s Board of Trustees issued the following statement:

“It is with profound regret that the remaining four members of the Geauga Lyric Theater Guild’s Board of Trustees have submitted their resignations under the bylaws of the organization. The board has labored to save the organization over the last four months since learning the full scope of the issues and debt burden that we uncovered in January. But in the end, our efforts could not overcome those challenges as well as recent circumstances. It is our sincere hope that the arts and live theater will flourish again in Geauga County, in better times and under better circumstances.”

 

*CPT STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

On Mondays May 25-June 15 @ 6pm, join Cleveland Public Theatre Director of Community Ensembles Faye Hargate and Cleveland Act Now teaching artists as they guide participants in interactive storytelling workshops celebrating creativity, community, and family. These intergenerational workshops are geared for the entire family — parents/guardians are encouraged to attend, but they are not required.

Learn more about this weekly series, find information, and register your household ($1 registration fee) by clicking here.

*BECK CENTER FOR THE ARTS CANCELS REMAINDER OF THEATER SEASON

Beck Center has cancelled all theater productions for the remainder of this season.  This includes Meteor Showers, Disgraced and Something Rotten.  For refunds and information call 216-521-2540 X 10 between 9am-5pm.

 

*TONY AWARDS CELEBRATION

Tony nominee Lonny Price will direct a Tony Awards celebration that will stream live June 7 (the date originally announced for the 2020 ceremony) at 6pm. Produced by the recently launched streaming platform Broadway On Demand with support from the American Theatre Wing and the Broadway League (co-presenters of the annual ceremony), the one-hour event will be available on TonyAwards.com and BroadwayOnDemand.com.

*LIVE STREAMED READINGS OF PLAYS BY AND ABOUT THE LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY

In celebration of Pride, Playbill and Pride Plays will present four live streamed readings of plays by and about the LGBTQIA+ community every Friday in June in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.  Pride Plays will stream readings directly on Playbill.com beginning June 5 with Brave Smiles…Another Lesbian Tragedy by The Five Lesbian Brothers.
 

[Collected by Roy Berko, member: Cleveland Critics Circle, American Theatre Critics Association]

 

 

 

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