"Six Feet Under" Creator Alan Ball Working on New Play with New York Theatre Workshop

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Alan Ball, whose critically lauded HBO series "Six Feet Under" recently concluded its run, returned to his theatre roots on Aug. 20 with a workshop of his new play All That I Will Ever Be.

The workshop was part of the "New York Theatre Workshop Works-in-Progress" summer series at the Dartmouth Department of Theater & the Hopkins Center. Jo Bonney directed. "It's a twisted little look at cultural imperialism as refracted through a relationship between a trust-fund stoner and a male prostitute," Ball told Salon.com. "It's really fun."

Prior to achieving Hollywood fame as the screenwriter of the Oscar-winning "American Beauty" and creator of "Six Feet Under," Ball was an Off-Broadway playwright. His most notable credit was Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, which played at MCC Theatre in 1993. The cast included Allison Janney.

Ball also said he was in the process of adapting a novel, "Towelhead," by Alicia Erian, in the hopes of directing it sometime early next year, and was preparing to create another TV series for HBO.

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