The residency, partnered with Chicago Dramatists, culminates in a public staged reading of each of the four writer’s new plays in Summer 2020.
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The new play is directed by Roy Steinberg (’78) and features costumes by Jess Goldstein (’78, Former Faculty).
The Shakespeare play will open on August 17 at Old Globe Theater in San Diego and close September 15.
Dwyer most recently served as president of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County, a position he held for 13 years.
“I wanted to play a queer African person…” said Blankson-Wood. “That’s a lot of my lived experience and I wanted to bring that to the stage.”
Zuber, 14-time Tony nominee, describes where she gets her inspiration in designing for the Moulin Rouge! musical.
“Sarah’s experience, acumen, and leadership abilities will be essential as we build our community and educational programs in the East Bay…” said board president Kate Stechschulte.
New York Times calls his play, opening October 6, a “provocative exploration of race relations and sexuality.”
The world premiere is being co-produced by The Sol Project, Baltimore Center Stage, and Playwrights Realm.