Neil LaBute, Paul Weitz, Tina Howe and More Featured in Summer Shorts 2013

By Carey Purcell
July 2, 2013

Summer Shorts 2013, the seventh annual festival of new American short plays from established and emerging writers, will be presented at 59E59 Theaters.



The festival will offer six world-premiere one-act plays, presented as two separate evenings. The two series will run in rotating repertory July 19-Aug. 31.

This year's lineup includes Marian Fontana (Falling Short, directed by Alexander Dinelaris), Lucas Hnath (About A Woman Named Sarah, director TBA), Tina Howe (Breaking The Spell, directed by Birgitta Victorson, with music performed by Evan Shinners), Neil LaBute (Good Luck [In Farsi], which he will direct), Paul Weitz (Change, directed by Billy Hopkins) and Alan Zweibel (Pine Cone Moment, directed by Fred Berner).

The creative team will include George Xenos (scenic design), Greg MacPherson (lighting design) and Marios Aristopoulos (sound design) with costume design by Sandra Alexandre (series A) and Tamara Menear (series B).

Festival presenter Throughline Artists is committed to preserving the traditions of the theatre for the next generation by providing opportunities for established professionals to work with and pass on knowledge to emerging artists.

For more information, visit summershortsfestival.com or throughlineartists.org.