This year's winning plays are 18 by Darius M. Buckley, Nub City, USA! by Nicholas Hulstine, The Velociraptor’s Very Good Day by Sarah “Sair” Kaufman and Shane Dittmar, Dugout Daisies by Julissa Mishay Norment, DRAWBRIDGE by Mallory Jane Weiss, and Freestyle Hand Entry by Elise Wien.
If success is measured in creative fulfillment, it has arrived for Mx. Kaufman, who, along with Shane Dittmar... started a nonbinary writing team called They & Them, as well as a Dungeons & Dragons-inspired fantasy musical podcast, “The Reality Shaper.”
EPIC Players' mainstage production of Into the Woods, is a show filled with fairy tales, enchantments, imagination, fanciful beings and valuable moral lessons. It's also EPIC's most inclusive production to date, featuring artists from the Neurodiverse, Deaf, Disabled, Blind and Trans/LGBTQ+ community on- and off-stage.
The Write Out Loud Team - Taylor Louderman (Tony Nominee, Mean Girls), Benjamin Rauhala (Disney Princess - The Concert), Hannah Kloepfer (Pitch In), Sarah Glugatch, Josh Collopy- has announce the finalists of the FOURTH ANNUAL Write Out Loud Contest.
It was the first day of rehearsal for EPIC Player’s New York City production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and we were about to stage the opening number. Aubrie Therrien, our director, was trying to figure out who would hand a prop to Carly Hayes, our Rona-Lisa Peretti.
The stage is set for a talented cast of artists who are proving that diversity goes beyond what you can see, especially when it comes to developmental disabilities. Jean Song reports on how EPIC Players in Brooklyn, New York, is empowering neurodiverse communities.
Shane Dittmar, who is legally blind, clearly sees the meaning of life. The music educator, composer and singer paused during a recent rehearsal of Reprise Choir’s upcoming concert series to sum it all up, and connect it with [their] many pursuits, from classroom to concert stage.