Stew to Pen Midsummer Score for Shakespeare on the Sound; Settle Is New Artistic Director

News   Stew to Pen Midsummer Score for Shakespeare on the Sound; Settle Is New Artistic Director
Joanna Settle has been appointed the artistic director of the Connecticut summer theatre company Shakespeare on the Sound.
Passing Strange creator Stew.
Passing Strange creator Stew. Photo by Michal Daniel

Known for her directorial work on 9 Parts of Desire Off-Broadway and the recent Public Theater presentation of In Darfur, Settle succeeds Shakespeare on the Sound founding artistic director Ezra Barnes. Now in its 14th season, Shakespeare on the Sound presents free summer theatre along the Long Island Sound in Rowayton and Greenwich, CT parks. The 2009 summer offering will be A Midsummer Night's Dream, which will feature direction by Settle and boast an original score by Passing Strange Tony Award winner Stew.

A Midsummer Night's Dream will run June 16-28 in Rowayton and July 4-12 in Greenwich. The production will also feature set design by Andrew Lieberman, choreography by David Neumann and sound design by Obadiah Eaves. Casting will be announced at a later date.

Shakespeare on the Sound has also announced its newly-formed artistic advisory board: Oskar Eustis (Public Theater artistic director), Polly K. Carl (Playwrights' Center producing artistic director), Barry Edelstein (Public Theater Shakespeare Lab director), Mandy Hackett (Public Theater associate artistic director), Tony Taccone (Berkeley Rep artistic director), Andrew Lieberman (Head of Set and Film design for NYU), David Neumann (Beginner Group artistic director), as well as singer-songwriter Stew (Passing Strange), actor Alan Tudyk and dramaturg Morgan Jenness.

For further information, visit ShakespeareontheSound.

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