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Summer Workshops

The Huntington Theatre Company's Summer Workshops are held each year in July, culminating in public readings of new plays over two days at the end of the month at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. “This annual development retreat is an important cornerstone for our new play activities,” says Artistic Director Peter DuBois. “Boston area playwrights participate in all levels of the process – the original retreat design and the annual selection process. Plays from previous years have gone on to production both by the Huntington and other Boston companies, and I’m excited to see how these plays evolve this summer.” 

All readings are free and open to the public, but not open to reviewing members of the press. 

PLEASE NOTE: The lists to attend the readings are currently full, but we are accepting responses on the waitlist. A number of patrons have already been moved from the waitlist onto the RSVP list, and we will let you know as soon as possible when seats become available for you. Thank you for your interest and support of new plays at the Huntington!

THE MAGICIAN’S DAUGHTER

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by Lila Rose Kaplan
Directed by Meredith McDonough
Featuring: Lonnie Farmer, Tiffany Nichole Greene
Public reading: Saturday, July 23 at 3pm

This play is a Magic Show, Heartwarming and somewhat Formally Adventurous. Discretion for Viewers advised due to Potent Matters such as Fantastic Figurative Fathers addicted to alcohol and Dangerous Damsel Daughters about to grow up. Discretion for Viewers advised if you have a Father or a Daughter (or know anyone who does).

DRIFT

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by Patrick Gabridge
Directed by Marti Lyons
Featuring: Shayna Small, Jeanine Kane, Marc Pierre, Paula Plum
Public Reading: Saturday, July 23 at 6pm

The lives of very different farming families intertwine after a deadly pesticide accident. As two wives find themselves caught between holding on to what was lost and moving forward, Drift finds dark poetry in how we relate to the land around us and how we grow food in contemporary America.

K-I-S-S-I-N-G

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by Lenelle Moïse
Directed by Jenny Koons
Featuring: Shayna Small, Nael Nacer, Ramona Lisa Alexander, Marc Pierre, Mamoudou Athie
Public reading: Sunday, July 24 at 2pm

When “around-the-way-girl” Lala meets brainy and affluent Dani, an instant flirtation grows into an inseparable season of firsts. Their playful debates about everything from visual art to old school music seem romantic. So why haven’t they started K-I-S-S-I-N-G?

K-I-S-S-I-N-G was commissioned by the Clark University Theatre Department.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

The Huntington Theatre Company’s annual Summer Workshop will start rehearsals on July 12 and conclude in public readings of three new plays on July 23 and 24, 2016. The workshop allows selected members of the Huntington Playwriting Fellows program two weeks to focus on developing new plays. The workshop and public readings will take place in the South End at the Huntington’s Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street, Boston.

Modeled after the Sundance Theatre Lab, the Summer Workshop is an extension of the Huntington’s Playwriting Fellows program and Breaking Ground Festival. Huntington staff members Lisa Timmel (Director of New Work) and Charles Haugland (Artistic Programs & Dramaturgy) support the writers in development. The festival is produced by Stephanie LeBolt, Daniel Morris, and Tonasia Jones.

Learn more about past Summer Workshops


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