CATF Interview with Playwright Chelsea Marcantel | CATF.org

CATF Interview with Playwright Chelsea Marcantel | CATF.org

Interview with Chelsea Marcantel || Researched, interviewed and edited by Sharon J. Anderson, CATF Trustee/Professional Story Listener

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A new $29 million theater complex is opening in midtown. Here are the first plays you’ll see there | Sacramento Bee

A new $29 million theater complex is opening in midtown. Here are the first plays you’ll see there | Sacramento Bee

B Street Theatre’s first season in its new $29 million midtown home will feature a mix of contemporary theater and classic children’s titles. AIRNESS will be part of the 2018 B Street season.

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B Street Theatre Announces 2018 season | American Theatre

B Street Theatre Announces 2018 season | American Theatre

SACRAMENTO, CALIF.: B Street Theatre has announced its 2018 season, the company’s first in its new space, the Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts, which will open in February 2018. The season will include AIRNESS.

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Contemporary American Theater Festival Announces 2017 Company | Broadway World

Contemporary American Theater Festival Announces 2017 Company | Broadway World

The Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) at Shepherd University announces their 130-member company for the 2017 season.

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Competitive Air Guitar on Stage at Humana | HowlRound

Competitive Air Guitar on Stage at Humana | HowlRound

What comes in to replace religion and traditional small town communities may look a lot like the family seen in Airness. Hopefully more writers will present those families with Marcantel’s level of sincerity, attention to detail, and love.

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Humana Theater Festival Report | Santa Barbara Independent

Humana Theater Festival Report | Santa Barbara Independent

If you are looking for an amazing piece of theatre that will get you on your feet tapping, wailing and clapping in mid-air – while also moving you to reflect on and care for yourself – look no further; this bad boy is for you.

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How the play ‘Airness’ and meeting Lt. Facemelter led to an epic air guitar weekend | Leo Weekly

How the play ‘Airness’ and meeting Lt. Facemelter led to an epic air guitar weekend | Leo Weekly

This play stuck in my gut. It was like an ax in my soul, and around its sharpened edges, something was escaping: the need to rock.

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The Humana Festival of New American Plays is thoughtful and superb | LEO Weekly

The Humana Festival of New American Plays is thoughtful and superb | LEO Weekly

Chelsea Marcantel’s “Airness,” directed by Meredith McDonough, is, in a word, dazzling. This may be the most talked-about production of this year’s Humana Festival. It’s a fun, colorful romp set in the world of high-level, air guitar competitions. If you want to see this one, act fast.

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Air-guitar story ‘Airness’ a fabulous play about joy of pretending | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Air-guitar story ‘Airness’ a fabulous play about joy of pretending | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

When those artists are air guitarists, they even compete in annual competitions, several of which form the backdrop for Chelsea Marcantel’s “Airness,” a fabulously fun piece that’s the best of the six full-length plays featured at the 41st Humana Festival of New American Plays concluding here on April 9.

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Humana Fest’s ‘Airness’ is the Most Fun You Will Have at the Theater This Year | Insider Louisville

Humana Fest’s ‘Airness’ is the Most Fun You Will Have at the Theater This Year | Insider Louisville

“Airness” follows Nina O’Neal as she tries to find success in the world of competitive air guitar. This is hands down the most fun you will have at the theatre this year. The world of the play is filled with huge characters and, yes, lots of air guitar performances.

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Playwright takes on world of air guitar in ‘Airness’ | Louisville Courier-Journal

Playwright takes on world of air guitar in ‘Airness’ | Louisville Courier-Journal

Playwright Chelsea Marcantel didn’t set out to write about people who compete playing air guitar — even though she eventually did just that. Her play, “Airness,” about people who do, makes its world premiere at the 41st Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville this week.

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AN INTERVIEW WITH AIRNESS CAST MEMBER MATT BURNS | Actors Theatre of Louisville

AN INTERVIEW WITH AIRNESS CAST MEMBER MATT BURNS | Actors Theatre of Louisville

In 2016, Matt Burns took the world of competitive air guitar by storm — and now the reigning champion can officially call himself a member of Team Actors.

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CATF Previews 2017 Season with Shepherdstown Sneak Peek | Broadway World

CATF Previews 2017 Season with Shepherdstown Sneak Peek | Broadway World

The Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) will host a Shepherdstown Sneak Peek on Friday, March 24th at 8pm at the Frank Center of Shepherd University. The season preview will consist of readings from all six of CATF’s 2017 plays.

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Contemporary American Theater Festival Announces 2017 Summer Season | American Theatre Magazine

Contemporary American Theater Festival Announces 2017 Summer Season | American Theatre Magazine

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.VA.: The Contemporary American Theater Festival has announced its 2017 season (July 7-30), featuring six productions running in repertory, up from their usual five.

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Humana Festival Kickoff Party | The Voice-Tribune

Humana Festival Kickoff Party | The Voice-Tribune

The most exciting time in American theater – the 41st Humana Festival of New American Plays – was launched on February 23 with a bash at Actors Theatre of Louisville.

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