“Everyone’s free to invent their own Emily Dickinson, and this is mine,” Smith said.
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The play will be directed by Rory Pelsue (’18) and features costume design by Cole McCarty (’18) and sound by Kathy Ruvuna (’19).
Harris will receive the Paul Green Award for excellence in new professional theatre talent.
“Our judges fell in love with the poetically distilled language of ALMA,” said Arizona Theatre Company’s Playwright-in-Residence Elaine Romero.
The residency, partnered with Chicago Dramatists, culminates in a public staged reading of each of the four writer’s new plays in Summer 2020.
The new play is directed by Roy Steinberg (’78) and features costumes by Jess Goldstein (’78, Former Faculty).
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.
Drury explains her intention behind making audiences uncomfortable in Fairview, her Pulitzer Prize-winning play about race and self-awareness.
The Playwriting Chair, who won an Oscar for the Moonlight screenplay, will appear in his new play Ms. Blakk for President.