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Rasheeda Speaking Q&A livestream: How we talk to & about ‘other’ people isn’t black & white

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What a provocative play and post-show discussion! Are we all racist? How different are racial relations in 21st-century America versus Britain? How do we get more unheard voices onstage? Can white men tell valid stories about minority groups? Should they?

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NEWS: Female playwrights lead Best New Play nominations in UK Theatre Awards 2017

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Industry body UK Theatre has announced the nominations for the annual UK Theatre Awards, which celebrate creative excellence and the outstanding work seen on stages throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Notably, for the first time in the Awards history, all nominations for Best New Play are written by female playwrights.

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Year in Review: Ian Foster’s Best Supporting Actress in a Play & in a Musical

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In addition to lists of top productions, Mates contributor Ian Foster reviews his reviews from the past year to award his personal prizes for the best performances for Best Actor and Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress in both plays and musicals…

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NEWS: Sweat by Lynn Nottage wins £25k Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

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 The 2016 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded to U.S. playwright Lynn Nottage (pictured above) for her play Sweat, a searing drama about the ravages of America’s industrial decline. The announcement was made at the National Theatre in London on Monday 22 February, as the transatlantic theatre community gathered to honour Ms. Nottage and nine finalists for the annually awarded prize …