Tina Howe will pen a new one-person play for actress Elizabeth Franz. The as-yet-untitled drama will fill the final slot in the 2002-03 season at Syracuse Stage, confirmed SS artistic director Robert Moss.
Moss, who will direct, said that Howe had only recently begun to write the work. Thus, the play has no title and no established story. Moss introduced the two artists, who had never met before. "I've know Elizabeth for 30 years" said Moss, adding that he'd been friends with Howe for nearly as many years. The play is solely a Syracuse Stage production.
Franz is currently a Tony nominee for Morning's at Seven. She won the Tony a couple seasons back for her Linda Loman in the Brian Dennehy Robert Falls revival of Death of a Salesmen.
Howe is the author of such plays as Pride's Crossing and Coastal Disturbances.
—By Robert Simonson