2012 Summer Workshop

The Huntington Theatre Company hosted its inaugural Summer Workshop from July 10 – 22, 2012. A two-week new work retreat for selected members of the Huntington Playwriting Fellows program, the workshop culiminated in public readings of the four plays in development:

  • Jagun Fly by John Oluwole ADEkoje, directed by Niegel Smith
  • Flight by Patrick Gabridge, directed by Jessica Bauman

**Readings are open to the public, but not open to reviewing members of the press. 

The Summer Workshop is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.


  • Flight by Patrick Gabridge

    by Patrick Gabridge
    Directed by Jessica Bauman
    Saturday, July 21, 2012
    South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA 

    Featuring David Anzuelo*, Cassie Beck*, Patrick Curran, and Philana Mia*.

    Sarah escapes from her life by spending most of her time at the airport, pretending to be someone else but never going anywhere. After a janitor, Carlos, attempts to befriend her, she discovers she isn’t nearly as invisible as she’d hoped. Flight gives us a drama about people lost in a place that’s not really anywhere, trying to salvage lives torn apart by loss. 


  • Becoming Cuba by Melinda Lopez

    by Melinda Lopez
    Directed by M. Bevin O'Gara
    Saturday, July 21, 2012
    South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA 

    Featuring Diane Davis*, Sarah Nina Hayon*, Craig Mathers*, Maria-Christina Oliveras*, Jesse Perez*, Omar Robinson, Ariel Shafir*, and Libby McKnight.

    On the eve of the Spanish-American war, widowed Adela runs a pharmacy, indifferent to the mounting conflict around her. But when the rebellion comes home to Havana, Adela, a loyal Spaniard, is forced to choose between country and family. By turns funny and impassioned, Becoming Cuba asks if freedom is something we all want.


  • Untitled Play About Dead Bodies by MJ Kaufman

    by MJ Kaufman
    Directed by Kara-Lynn Vaeni
    Sunday, July 22, 2012
    South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA 

    Featuring Cassie Beck*, Becca Blackwell*, Diane Davis*, Philana Mia*, Maria-Christina Oliveras*, and Carmen Zilles.

    Lila and Ella met washing dead bodies at a Brooklyn chevra kadisha, a traditional Jewish burial society. When Lila suddenly cuts off their affair on the same day Ella receives an ominous note in the mail, Ella seeks out Brooklyn's only Jewish private eye, Sassy Feigenbaum. MJ Kaufman's new play is about dead bodies and ex-girlfriends.


  • Jagun Fly by John Oluwole ADEkoje

    by John Oluwole ADEkoje
    Directed by Niegel Smith
    Sunday, July 22, 2012
    South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA 

    Featuring Ramona Alexander*, Hampton Fluker, Alvin Terry, and Joe Wilson Jr.*

    One African-American family's experience collides Yoruba traditions with contemporary urban experience. Playwright John Oluwole ADEkoje connects the break-up of the African diaspora to inner-city America through ritual and language.


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