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2015 NEW PLAY WORKSHOP

2015 NEW PLAY WORKSHOP


THE ENGINE OF OUR RUIN

by Jason Wells | July 17-18 | $20

A routine trade agreement nearly escalates into a declaration of war when a team of American diplomats meets with delegates from an unnamed Arab nation and diplomacy is --literally--lost in translation. A mischievously sharp-tongued comedy of misinformation and misunderstanding.

A routine trade agreement nearly escalates into a declaration of war when a team of American diplomats meets with delegates from an unnamed Arab nation and diplomacy is --literally--lost in translation. A mischievously sharp-tongued comedy of misinformation and misunderstanding. - See more at: http://theater.ciweb.org/index.php/2015-new-play-workshop#sthash.ppGW5uUX.dpuf
A routine trade agreement nearly escalates into a declaration of war when a team of American diplomats meets with delegates from an unnamed Arab nation and diplomacy is --literally--lost in translation. A mischievously sharp-tongued comedy of misinformation and misunderstanding. - See more at: http://theater.ciweb.org/index.php/2015-new-play-workshop#sthash.ppGW5uUX.dpuf

  

Jason Wells Jason Wells’s first play, "Men of Tortuga," had a critically-acclaimed debut at Steppenwolf Theatre's First Look Repertory of New Work, went on to a successful run at the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, and returned to Chicago for a production at Profiles Theatre. It has also received productions at Apollinaire Theatre Company in Massachusetts; Furious Theatre Company in Pasadena; Purple Heart Theatre in Dublin, Ireland; and Street Corner Arts in Austin. Jason’s second play, "Perfect Mendacity," was a commission from Manhattan Theatre Club and the Sloan Foundation. Like "Men of Tortuga," it debuted at Steppenwolf and went on to its official world premiere at the Asolo. In 2010, it was a finalist for the American Theatre Critics Association’s Steinberg/New Play Award, and won the ATCA M. Elizabeth Osborn Award. "The North Plan" debuted at First Look in 2010, and had its official world premiere at Portland Center Stage in Portland, Oregon, followed by numerous productions around the country. All three plays have been published through Samuel French, Inc. Jason's newest play is "The Engine Of Our Ruin."



AFTERLOVE

by David West Read | August 5-7 | $20

A troubled young doctor, struggling with the loss of a patient, finds unexpected tenderness when he's visited by an enchanting female ghost. A funny and poignant look at the afterlife of love.

  


David West Read
is a New York-based playwright and screenwriter. He currently writes for the CBC comedy series Schitt’s Creek, starring Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara. His plays include: The Performers (Longacre Theatre on Broadway; Broadway.com Audience Choice nominee for Best New Play), The Dream of the Burning Boy (O’Neill Theater Conference, Roundabout Underground; Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award nomination for New American Play, Drama League Award nomination for Distinguished Production of a Play), The Great Pretender (Old Globe New Voices Festival, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley; Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for Best Original Script, Theatre Bay Area Award nomination for Outstanding World Premiere Play), Afterlove (Chautauqua Theater Company New Play Workshop, upcoming), Happy Face (Pacific Playwrights Festival) and The Dark Pines (Cape Cod Theatre Project). David is a graduate of the Lila Acheson Wallace Playwrights Program at The Juilliard School and the MFA program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he has also taught in the Department of Dramatic Writing.




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