Last week, I had the incredible opportunity to participate in a five-day workshop on Burning with Resonance Ensemble, the company that will produce the play in February. We read, dissected, and wrestled with the text for five days, then presented an informal reading for an invited audience on Sunday. I made some focused but important rewrites that made the story stronger and cleaner—and had a great time, too.
A workshop like this has SO much value for the play’s development and the production process. (Do it, theaters!!) Huge thanks to Eric Parness, Resonance AD and director of the upcoming production, and to the extremely awesome actors who gave their time and energy so generously.
Eric Parness, Zachary Clarence, Alberto Bonilla, Vanessa Aspillaga, me, Chris Ceraso, and Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy after the workshop of BURNING. Thank you, amazing people!!
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Burning in New York
I’m on a bit of an adrenaline jag at the moment, and it’s probably because in a few hours I’m taking a bus to New York to start a five-day workshop of Burning with Resonance Ensemble. This fascinating company produces new plays that respond to or reimagine classic works…in repertoire with the originals. In February, Burning opens in rep with an exciting stripped-down version of Cyrano de Bergerac—and it’s going to be tight. I’m feeling thrilled, excited, giddy, and very grateful for the opportunity to get in a room with a bunch of talented people and play around with the piece. Playwright heaven!
The Housekeeper in Boston
And by the way, my new play The Housekeeper opens January 15 as part of Fresh Ink Theatre‘s upcoming season. Fresh Ink produced The Embryos in 2012, and I couldn’t be happier to collaborate once again with this talented team on their in-depth play development process. We had a public staged reading in May, and a three-day workshop is scheduled for September. This is how it’s done, y’all.
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