Tag: American Theater Magazine

  • 2010 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas

    Philippine Embassy News Release: President Benigno S. Aquino III hands out 2010 Presidential Awards

    Philippine Embassy News Release 15 December 2010 Aquino exhorts OFWs to continue to instill bayanihan spirit and help victims of calamities MANILA, PHILIPPINES: President Benigno S. Aquino III has urged all Filipino individuals and organizations abroad to continue to instill their “bayanihan” spirit by donating to the Lingkod sa Kapwa Pilipino Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), a program that provides assistance to the victims of natural calamities. Speaking before the awardees of the 2010 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas (PAFIOO) at Malacanang’s Rizal Hall on Tuesday night, the Chief Executive said the donations of overseas Filipino workers is needed to help rehabilitate and build a better future for the families and communities affected by the calamities. The President recalled that in 2009, the DSWD received a total of $91,000 of cash donations from various overseas Filipino communities and organizations, while this year (2010), it raised $23,000. “I want to encourage (all of you) more of these donations,” he said even as he assured them that under his stewardship all donations and assistance that the government would receive will surely go directly at the doorsteps of the intended beneficiaries. He also told them …

  • Théâtre et cité: Cycle de conférences 2010-2011 à l’Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture de Nantes

      Comme dans tous ses spectacles, avec Les Naufragés du Fol Espoir, le Soleil propose au spectateur un voyage dans l’espace et le temps. Un bateau, un naufrage, une île déserte, des émigrants en quête d’un nouveau monde… vu à travers le tournage mouvementé d’un film muet dans une Guinguette nommée Le Fol Espoir, tournage qui nous transporte de Mayerling à l’Ile d’Host près du Cap Horn, de l’assassinat de François-Ferdinand, héritier du trône austro-hongrois à celui de Jaurès, de la paix à la catastrophe. Cinq maquettes réalisées expressément pour l’exposition du Musée des Beaux-arts de Nantes en 2009, Construire pour le temps d’un regard, consacrée au scénographe du Théâtre du Soleil Guy-Claude François, en partenariat avec l’Ensan et le Grand T (un des éléments déclencheur de la venue à Nantes des Naufragés du Fol Espoir), restituent d’autres espaces dramatiques du Théâtre du Soleil: les nefs de la Cartoucherie de Vincennes et leur « vide inspirant , le sol vallonné de L’Âge d’or (1975), le face à face de deux théâtres pour Méphisto (1979), le marbre et la brique de L’Indiade (1987), l’arène des Atrides (1990-1993). Ces maquettes seront à nouveau visibles dans les espaces publics de la Beaujoire lors des représentations en …

  • Randy Gener leads American musical theater conference in Romania

    “Musical Theatre in the USA: American Musical Elements – From Page to Stage” Organized and Moderated by Randy Gener Featuring Michael John LaChiusa and Jose Llana Tuesday, 9th of November 2010 within the International Festival for Musical Performing Arts “Life is Beautiful” 3rd edition Bucharest, Romania BUCHAREST — Randy Gener‘s conference entitled “Musical Theatre in the USA: American Musical Elements — From Page to Stage” will take place within the International Festival for Musical Performing Arts “Life is Beautiful” in Bucharest, Romania.  The festival is one of a kind event in Romania, organized by the National Operetta Theatre “Ion Dacian.”  This third edition of the festival includes number of musical and operetta performances, concerts of international artists like Mariza, Laurie Anderson and The Tiger Lillies, workshops for children, photography exhibitions and conferences, performed by both Romanian and foreign artists, from over 10 countries around the world. The conference entitled “Musical Theatre in the USA : American Musical Elements — From Page to Stage” will take place on the 9th of November 2010, at 6 p.m. at the Intercontinental Hotel – Opera Room, in Bucharest.  The conference is an intimate forum organized and moderated by Randy Gener, the Nathan Award–winning senior editor of American Theatre magazine, who will present a …

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    Randy Gener Wins NLGJA Journalist of the Year

    WASHINGTON, D.C.:  Today the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) announces the recipients of its Excellence in Journalism Awards.      The recipient of this year’s Journalist of the Year is Randy Gener of American Theatre magazine.  The recipient of this year’s Sarah Pettit Memorial Award for Excellence in LGBT Media goes to Kerry Eleveld of The Advocate.    NLGJA’s Excellence in Journalism Awards were established in 1993 to foster, recognize and reward excellence in journalism on issues related to the LGBT community.  In addition to Journalist of the Year and the Sarah Pettit Memorial Award for Excellence in LGBT Media, awards will be presented for excellence in news writing, feature writing, opinion writing, network television, radio, online, photojournalism, HIV/AIDS and student journalism.    The NLGJA Journalist of the Year award recognizes the outstanding professional achievements of an LGBT journalist.  This year, NLGJA will present that honor to Randy Gener of American Theatre magazine, a writer, editor, critic, playwright and visual artist based in New York City.   Of Gener, judges said: “Some of the best journalism is being done outside of traditional newsrooms and by people covering niche areas. Gener’s writing on theater, especially as it interacts with LGBT lives, is beautifully done, knowledgeable and almost …

  • 2010 SPJ Deadline Club Award Goes to Randy Gener

        NEW YORK CITY — The DEADLINE CLUB, the New York City chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, honored the best of the best in New York area journalism June 7 at the Annual Dinner of the DEADLINE CLUB AWARDS, one of New York City’s most prestigious journalism awards. Randy Gener won the 2010 Deadline Club Award for Best Arts Reporting in New York – printed, broadcast or otherwise disseminated in 2009. The judges said, “This category was blessed with exceptional entries overall, which bodes well for the relevance of arts reporting. Gener’s writing had special relevance. He shed light into government censorship and repression of artists. He met the high standards of excellence for journalism and went above and beyond with regards to enterprise, resourcefulness, and overcoming obstacles in pursuit of the story. He demonstrates the effect that spotlighting artistic passion can have. Congratulations!” Beating The Forward and The New York Times in the specialized writing category, Gener received a Rube Goldberg bronze statue from Deadline Club president, Rebecca Baker and keynote speaker Robert Thomson, managing editor of The Wall Street Journal and editor-in-chief of Dow Jones & Co. Gener won for “Fomenting a Denim Revolution,” which appeared in the …

  • Gener Wins 2 Awards for Writing Excellence in Travel Media Competition

    PASADENA, CA — The North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) today announced that Randy Gener won two awards of merit for writing excellence in the 2009 annual awards competition. “The North American Travel Journalists Association honors the best of the best in travel journalism,” says Helen Hernandez, CEO of the membership organization. In the leisure activity category, Gener won a 2009 NATJA Award for “Why are the Dutch Invading Governor’s Island?,” a travel essay about the Terschelling Oerol Festival and de Parade in the Netherlands.  In September 2009, both interdisciplinary festivals from Holland imported to Governor’s Island the New Island Festival. In the personality/profile category, Gener won for “Dreaming in Yoruba Land,” about the African-American playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney whose trilogy The Brother/Sister Plays premiered at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey and The Public Theater in New York City. Both articles were published in the September 2009 issue of American Theatre magazine, published byTheatre Communications Group in New York City. Randy Gener is the senior editor of American Theatre magazine. Adds Hernandez, CEO of NATJA: “This was a banner year for excellence. Given the creativity, writing and vision of the submissions, the judges had a difficult time selecting the winners from the more than 500 entries.” The …