Jeffry Chastang’s play DAUPHIN ISLAND which just had a production as part of the 21st Annual Seabury Quinn Playfest is on fire!! It recently was named as a semi-finalist for the prestigious Eugene O’Neill Summer Playwrights Conference and also will have a workshop as part of the Southern Writers Project through Alabama Shakespeare this May 8th through 10th! If you are in Alabama this May, go check it out! It is exciting to see the life that a play developed at OU can have! Congrats Jeff!
The Alabama Shakes website describes the workshop series:
Presented by the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the program culminates each year with a lively three-day weekend with an irresistible menu of stimulating, never-before-seen theatre, delicious food, Southern hospitality and opportunities for the audience and professionals to mix and mingle. The Festival of New Plays Weekend is May 8-10, 2015. Founded in 1991, the award-winning workshop explores the rich and diverse experiences of many southern cultures, giving playwrights an opportunity to showcase their talent. Through SWP, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival seeks to create theater that speaks specifically to the people of the region.
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More about Jeff
Jeffry Chastang is a writer/actor who hails from Inkster, Michigan, 15 miles west of Detroit/Motown. He earned a BA in Journalism at Wayne State University. As an actor his professional credits include FENCES, JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE, THE OLD SETTLER, A SOLDIER’S PLAY, and JITNEY. Jeffry’s professional writing credits include FULL CIRCLE, …CONTINUED WARM, 1ST SATURDAY IN SEPTEMBER, and BLOOD DIVIDED. He was a recipient of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Roger L. Stevens Award for FULL CIRCLE which was produced by Detroit’s Plowshares Theater Company. Plowshares’ also produced Jeffry’s second play …CONTINUED WARM which was named Best New Play by the Oakland Press. Jeffry was commissioned by the Alabama Shakespeare Festival to write a play marking the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. The play, BLOOD DIVIDED was produced by ASF in 2011 and received a 2011 Edgerton Foundation New Plays Award.