Readings featured during the Summit include José Cruz González's A.M., a play about two women who want to start an all-female mariachi band; Lauren Gunderson's Book of Will, which tells the story of the creation of Shakespeare's First Folio; Tira Palmquist's Two Degrees, which focuses on the inner life of a scientist who is invited to present about climate change in Washington, D.C.; and Mat Smart's Midwinter, a love story set in Antarctica during the winter.
World premieres include Theresa Rebeck’s The Nest and Tanya Saracho’s Fade, both of which had readings at the 2015 New Play Summit. The Nest will run Jan. 22–Feb. 21. Fade will run Feb. 5–March 13.
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