Ohio alum Reginald Edmund was just selected as an affiliated artist of Merrimack Repertory Theater in Lowell, MA! With the arrival of a new artistic director, Sean Daniels, comes this new exciting affiliated artists “Patriot Program” which has been created to serve over 50 theater artists of all kinds to create new work for the American theater.
Here’s an excerpt from the press release:
Daniels aims to put Merrimack Repertory Theatre and Lowell on the national radar by originating work here that goes onto to have future life in the American Theatre. Part of that means attracting artists to MRT so that it is one of the first places they think of when they have a new project. According to Daniels, “We’re building a national theatre for our town and a local home for these national artists.”
“As we talked to these artists – we kept hearing ‘I’d love to just have a place to come write’, or ‘I’d love to be writing when other writers are there so we gather for dinner for each night and compare notes’ or ‘I’d love to just start with some designers and dream up a project’. This program aims to provide those generative opportunities. As we grow, and have more to offer, these will be the artists we reach out to first.” Read full press release here
Congrats Reginald on this awesome prestigious opportunity! Watch this cool interview with Reginald to find out more about him and his work.
More about Reginald
Reginald Edmund, is a resident playwright of Chicago Dramatists, he was previously a 2009-2010, 2010-2011 Many Voices Fellow playwright. Originally from Houston, Texas, he served Artistic Director for the Silver House Theatre, as well as the founder and producer for the Silver House Playwrights Festival and the Houston Urban Theatre Series. Reggie was the inaugural recipient of the Kennedy Center Fellowship at Soul Mountain Retreat as well as the 2009 National Runner-up for the Lorraine Hansberry and Rosa Parks Playwriting Award, and most recently winner of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award for his play ‘SouthBridge’. He received his BFA in Theatre-Performance from Texas Southern University, and his MFA in playwriting at Ohio University under the guidance of Charles Smith.