Congratulations to one of our newest alums, Jeremy Sony; he was recently announced as one of the four 2013-2014 Ingram New Works Lab Playwrights at Tennessee Repertory Theatre! The program consists of monthly workshops, a lab symposium with this year’s Ingram New Works Fellow, Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright, as well as a new works festival in May.
Reginald Edmund has been nominated for a Black Theater Alliance Best Play Award for writing, for REGINALD EDMUND’S SOUTHBRIDGE, produced earlier this year at Chicago Dramatists. The play, originally developed at OU was the National Runner-up for the Kennedy Center’s Lorraine Hansberry and the Rosa Parks Awards in 2009, Winner of the Southern Playwrights Competition in 2011, and the Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award Winner in 2013. Congratulations!!
N. Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago seems to be a hotspot for OU alums. Fiona Kyle’s I WILL NOT LET YOU GO is being presented Monday, August 5th as part of a night of new works as part of Something Incredibly Marvelous Happens, A Festival of Magical Realism. More details available at http://somethingmarvelous.org/#events
This Sunday, August 4th, in Chicago, alumna Dana Lynn Formby has a reading of her new comedy UNTIL DEATH at Silent Theatre new HQ space, 1914 N. Milwaukee, 3rd floor at 5:00 PM. It’s FREE. Fine spirits will be available for a suggested donation. Until Death is part of the American Demigods Local Heroes reading series, running every Sunday in August.
This Friday, BOXCUTTER HARMONICA by alum J. Merrill Motz opens at the Minnesota Fringe Festival. BOXCUTTER HARMONICA is a collaboration between the Minneapolis-based playwright and his longtime friend, Chicago playwright Randall Colburn, shedding light on obsession, greed, greatness, and the devil’s singular fascination with collecting souls.