Healy Rehearsal Room
Free, reservations required
Cross-country Collaborations: How The Lark is Creating a Movement Around New Plays
Wednesday, April 30 | 6:30 PM
Healy Rehearsal Room | Goodman Theatre
FREE, reservations required.
A dialogue for Chicago theatre-makers and funders. Meet the four Artistic Directors who engaged in producing the rolling world premiere of Andrea Thome's new play Pinkolandia in four cities across the country. Spearheaded by Lark Play Development Center, the Launching New Plays into the Repertoire program puts the playwright at the center of the process in an experiment to “create a movement” around selected plays, ideally changing the narrative of the American Theatre. How can this model be replicated? What is to be gained from cross-country collaboration? How has spending time and resources going "deeper and wider" with this new play impacted these four theater companies and the playwright?
Lisa Rothe, Offsite Programs and Partnerships, Lark Play Development Center, New York, New York
John Eisner, Artistic Director, Lark Play Development Center, New York, New York
Andrea Thome, playwright Pinkolandia
John Dias, Artistic Director, Two River Theatre Company, Red Bank, New Jersey
Lou Moreno, Artistic Director, INTAR, New York, New York
Jenny Larson, Artistic Director, Salvage Vanguard, Austin, Texas
Ann Filmer, Artistic Director, 16th Street Theater, Berwyn, Illinois
Moderated by: Tanya Palmer, Director of New Play Development, Goodman Theatre