Tony-Nominated Eclipsed Director Heading to Sundance

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Liesl Tommy and Jackson Gay are among the directors selected for the Sundance Institute’s Directors Retreat in Arles, France.
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Tony Award-nominated Eclipsed director Liesl Tommy, along with directors Sulayman Al Bassam, Timothy Douglas, Jackson Gay, Joseph Haj and Theodora Skipitares, have been selected by the Sundance Institute to attend the fourth annual Directors Retreat in Arles, France.

It is co-presented by Sundance and the LUMA Foundation. The retreat runs July 18-21 and provides “specific resources to directors in the field, including meeting the identified need for more opportunities to exchange ideas and practices with other mid-career, freelance directors.”


Sundance Theatre Program artistic director Philip Himberg, producing director Christopher Hibma and program associate Anne Kauffman oversee the retreat.

"We are excited to continue our fourth collaborative year with the LUMA Foundation, which augments our long and deep history supporting playwrights. It is rare for directors to find opportunities to share experiences and find inspiration for upcoming projects. We are also thrilled that this year’s group will attend Festival D’Avignon, an opportunity that dovetails beautifully with the Sundance Theatre Program's ongoing MENA Initiatives, and comes at the heels of our recent U.S./MENA Theatre Lab in Marrakech,” Himberg said.


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