The second play in Schenkkan's two part epic cycle about President LBJ and the morality of power will have
its first reading at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon on July 2nd.
RESIDENCY AT ORCHARD PROJECT
June 24, 2013
Robert was in residence at the Orchard Project in Hunter, New York from June 10th through the 17th,
working with long-time dramaturg, Tom Byrant, on a revision of THE GREAT SOCIETY. Also in residence were Tina Satter and Half Straddle, Pig Pen, Kerrigan/Lowdermilk, Greg Wohead, Krissy Vanderwarker,
ART's Jackie Sibblies Drury, the Nichole Canuso Dance company, and Carey Perloff.
SCHENKKAN HONORED AS A COLLEGE OF FELLOWS IN AMERICAN THEATER
June 5, 2013
Robert Schenkkan was invited to be inducted as a Fellow with the investiture ceremony to be held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC on Sunday, April 20, 2014.
THE TWELVE HOSTS TWO BACKER AUDITIONS AT THE SIGNATURE THEATER, NYC
June 4, 2013
Two performances of the The Twelve for invited guests on June 4th and 5th.
ALL THE WAY WINS STEINBERG AWARD
April 6, 2013
At the conclusion of the ATL Humana Festival, Robert Schenkkan’s ALL THE WAY was announced as the winter of the 2012 ATCA/Steinberg Best New Play Award, recognized as the best new script produced outside of NYC. The play will be excerpted in Best Plays. Runners-up were Johnna Adams and Lucas Hnath.
CEREMONY FOR KENNEDY PRIZE
March 4, 2013
Robert Schenkkan and co-winner, Dan O’Brien, were awarded the first ever EDWARD M. KENNEDY PRIZE FOR DRAMA INSPIRED BY AMERICAN HISTORY at the Low Memorial Library at the Columbia University Campus. Present were Columbia President Lee C. Bollinger, Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, Edward M. Kennedy, Jr, Patrick Kennedy, and Tony Kushner.
DENVER NEW PLAY SLAM
February 8, 2013
Schenkkan attends Denver Theater Center’s New Play Slam.
OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES GREAT SOCIETY FOR 2014 SEASON
February 1, 2013
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival announced today the world premier of Robert Schenkkan’s, THE GREAT SOCIETY, in July, 2014 in the Angus Bowmer Theater to be directed by Bill Rauch and starring Jack Willis as LBJ. Other plays in the season include: The Tempest, The Cocoanuts, The Sign in Sidney Brusteins Window, A Wrinkle In Time, The Comedy of Errors, Water by the Spoonful, Family Album, Richard III, and Two Gentlemen of Verona.
NEW PLAY FESTIVAL AT SEATTLE REPERTORY THEATER
January 5, 2013
For the first time, ALL THE WAY and THE GREAT SOCIETY were read back to back in public as part of the Seattle Repertory Theater’s New Play Festival.
ALL THE WAY NOMINATED FOR STEINBERG AWARD
December 1, 2012
The American Theatre Critics Association announced today that Robert Schenkkan’s ALL THE WAY has been nominated for the 2012 ATCA/Steinberg Award along with five other writers. Past winners include August Wilson, Moises Kaufman, Adam Rapp, Nilo Cruz, Lynn Nottage and Horton Foote.