Sundance Selects Bruce Norris, Georgia Stitt and Joshua Schmidt for Ucross Retreat

News   Sundance Selects Bruce Norris, Georgia Stitt and Joshua Schmidt for Ucross Retreat
 
Pulitzer Prize-winning Clybourne Park playwright Bruce Norris and songwriter Georgia Stitt are among the artists selected for the 2012 Sundance Institute Playwrights Retreat at Ucross.

Sundance producing artistic director Philip Himberg and associate artistic director Christopher Hibma will oversee the retreat, which will take place Feb. 6-24, 2012, at the 20,000-acre working cattle ranch in Wyoming.

Norris, whose play Domesticated will be presented by Lincoln Center Theater Off-Broadway next season, is one of the five playwrights selected. They also include Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig (Lidless), Nathan Jackson (Broke-ology, When I Come to Die), Brett Neveu (Megacosm, 4 Murders) and Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning playwright-actress Heidi Schreck (There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature).

Two composers have also been selected. In addition to Stitt (Big Red Sun, Alphabet City Cycle, Hello! My Baby), Lortel Award-winning Adding Machine and A Minister's Wife composer Joshua Schmidt will participate in the retreat.

“The five writers and two composers selected for this year’s Sundance Institute and Ucross Foundation collaboration join a distinguished group of artists that have participated in our previous Playwright Retreats, including Annie Baker, Paula Vogel, Doug Wright, Tracey Scott Wilson, Adam Guettel and Brandon Jacob-Jenkins," Himberg said in a statement. "For both emerging and established artists, Ucross provides a spectacular environment and support, which is critically important in allowing artists inspiration and community."

Mame Hunt will serve as dramaturg for the residents. Visit Sundance.

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