The spring will include the new play-meets-poetry-slam series Rough Draft and classes that include a Bouffon Performance Workshop and "Beyond Kickstarter: Fundraising for Small Companies."
The Up Close series will feature conversations with costume designer Long April 14, Passion and The King and I star Murphy April 21, Rocky composing team Ahrens and Flaherty April 23, The Lion King director Taymor May 5 and Mothers and Sons star and playwright Daly and McNally May 12.
The Artists-in-Residence Developmental events include Eyes A Surprise: A Gertrude Stein Workshop March 25, Transgender Representation On Stage May 8 and Environmentalism and Theater June 14. The Rough Draft New Play Development Series will include Rough Draft: Shoot The Freak by Lancelot Hamelin April 16 and Rough Draft: More Than 16 Kisses devised by Rebecca Holderness and Ensemble June 6.
Classes and workshops include "Yoga For Artists" with Laura Brandel, a Bouffon Physical Performance Workshop taught by Adam Lazarus and "Beyond Kickstarter: Fundraising for Small Companies" with Toby Banks.
Unless otherwise noted, the performances, events and educational offerings will be held at the new Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.