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Summer Workshop: A Future Perfect

7/20/2013 South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
7:30pm

The Huntington Theatre Company announces our second annual Summer Workshop, a two-week new work retreat for selected members of the Huntington Playwriting Fellows program. The artist-driven workshop will occur July 10 – 21, and will culminate in public readings of four plays in development.

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A FUTURE PERFECT

by Ken Urban
Directed by M. Bevin O’Gara

Claire and Max find their values put to the test when best friends Alex and Elena announce they are having a baby. A dark comedy about friends, babies and success. 

Ken Urban is a Huntington Playwriting Fellow and his plays include A Guide for the Homesick (2017), Nibbler, Sense of an Ending, The Correspondent, A Future Perfect, The Awake, and The Happy Sad. His plays have been produced at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Amoralists Theatre Company, 59E59 Theaters, TheSummer Play Festival at The Public Theater/NYSF, Theatre503 (London), and SpeakEasy Stage Company. His awards include the Weissberger Playwriting Award, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and MacDowell Colony Fellowships. Mr. Urban is a resident playwright at New Dramatists and a corewriter at the Playwrights’ Center. He wrote the screenplay for the feature-film adaptation of The Happy Sad, and his television pilot “The Art of Listening”was optioned by ITV. His upcoming projects include The Remains at StudioTheatre in May 2018. His band Occurrence released The Past Will Last Forever in 2016 and is completing a new album. This fall, he was named a senior lecturer of theatre arts at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he runs the playwriting program.

 

(As of October 2018)

M. Bevin O'Gara is the Associate Producer at the Huntington Theatre Company and directed The Who & the WhatKirsten Greenidge's Milk Like Sugar (Elliot Norton Award nomination for Best Production) and Melinda Lopez's Becoming Cuba. Other directing credits include appropriate, A Future Perfect, Tribes (Elliot Norton and IRNE Awards for Best Production), and Clybourne Park (SpeakEasy Stage Company), Brahman/i, Chronicles of Kalki; You for Me for You; Love Person; and The Pain and the Itch (Company One Theatre), Phedre (Actors’ Shakespeare Project), Fast Company (Lyric Stage Company), Marjorie Prime (Nora Theatre Company), How Soft the Lining and Translations (Bad Habit Productions), Matt and Ben (Central Square Theater), Two Wives in India and Gary (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre), 2.5 Minute Ride (New Repertory Theatre), Melancholy Play (Holland Productions), Tattoo Girl, Painting You, and Artifacts (Williamstown Theatre Festival Workshop), and ANTI-KISS (3 Monkeys Theatrical Productions). She is the recipient of the Lois Roach Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Boston Theatre Community from Company One Theatre. She has a BFA from Boston University in theatre studies. This summer she will be moving to Ithaca, New York to become the Producing Artistic Director of the Kitchen Theatre Company. mbevinogara.com.

(As of October 2018)

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