The Cape Cod Theatre Project, the eight-year-old summer theatre festival which quickly and briefly offers three polished readings of new works each July, will make its first venture into New York City this fall. The company will present its 2002 summer season in a series of readings in October and November.
The lineup is as follows:
Nov. 11: Almost, Maine by John Cariani, directed by Gabriel Barre, starring Johanna Day, Justin Hagen, Ibi Janko, Larry Nathanson, Tricia Paoluccio and William Ragsdale. The directors and cast mirror those seen in the CCTP's July presentations in Falmouth and Wood's Hole, MA. The three helmsmen drafted to pilot this season's work are Ethan McSweeny, who directed The Best Man on Broadway; Gabriel Barre, who got The Wild Party up on its feet at Manhattan Theatre Club; and Marshall Mason, whose many Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include several premieres by Lanford Wilson.
In past seasons, CCTP has corralled name playwrights such as Paula Vogel, Lanford Wilson and Erin Cressida Wilson.
CCTP was founded by artistic director Andrew Polk and Jim Bracchiatta. The company operates out of the Falmouth Academy and an old dockside community hall in Wood's Hole, in southwestern Cape Cod.
CCTP workshops which went on to full productions include Vogel's The Mineola Twins (at the Roundabout Theatre Company), Ben Bettenbender's Vick's Boy (at Off Broadway's Rattlestick Theatre Company) and David Schulner's The Infinite Ache (at Long Wharf Theatre).
All the New York readings will take place at the DR2 Theatre at 103 E. 15th St. In Manhattan. Call (212) 242 2677 for reservations.
—By Robert Simonson