Cape Cod Theatre Project Appoints Hal Brooks as Artistic Director

News   Cape Cod Theatre Project Appoints Hal Brooks as Artistic Director
Director Hal Brooks, who staged Nilaja Sun's Obie-winning work No Child… Off-Broadway, has been named the new artistic director of the Cape Cod Theatre Project in Falmouth, MA.

Hal Brooks
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Andrew Polk, who served as artistic director of the CCP for 17 years, announced his departure in July. The non-profit organization works with playwrights and professional actors to develop new American plays each summer.

"I am thrilled by the appointment to become artistic director of The Cape Cod Theatre Project," Brooks said in a statement. "I am passionate about new plays, and CCTP has an outstanding track record as a place where playwrights can develop new work, and then expect to see that play find a production in New York and at regional theaters throughout the country. My hope is to continue and expand the excellent work where Andrew Polk left off: to create an environment where talented professional writers, directors and actors can thrive in a beautiful place and develop vibrant, challenging work that will enrich the landscape of American theater. Unique to CCTP is how important the audience becomes part of the developmental process - and I am eager to engage with them next summer."

Brooks is currently represented Off-Broadway with the Pearl Theatre production of Ionesco's The Bald Soprano. He also served as creative consultant with Jerry Seinfeld on the Broadway production of Colin Quinn: Long Story Short. His directorial credits also include Mona Mansour's Urge for Going, Will Eno's Pulitzer Prize-finalist play Thom Pain (based on nothing) and early stagings of Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's Yale Drama Award-winning work Lidless.

CCP has nurtured plays by Joe DiPietro, Adam Rapp, John Cariani, Itamar Moses, Neil LaBute, Daniel Goldfarb, Paula Vogel, Anna Ziegler, Lanford Wilson, Mike Daisy and Jeff Daniels.

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