Lisa Peterson, Mark Wing-Davey Among Directors in O'Neill Conference; Deb Laufer Play Added

News   Lisa Peterson, Mark Wing-Davey Among Directors in O'Neill Conference; Deb Laufer Play Added
Directors have been announced for the 2011 Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwrights Conference, which develops new works in a summer session in Waterford, CT.

Lisa Peterson
Lisa Peterson Photo by Fred Hayes

NPC artistic director Wendy C. Goldberg also announced that Leveling Up, a play by Deb Laufer, will take the place of Tell Us of the Night by Keith Huff. Goldberg will direct. Performance dates and times for the Laufer play are July 22 at 7:15 PM; and July 23 at 3:15 PM.

Here are the directors for plays previously selected for NPC's 47th season, running July 6-30, are:

Lisa Peterson, joining the O'Neill artistic staff once again, directing The Nether by Jen Haley.

Eddie Torres, co-founder and current artistic director for Teatro Vista…Theatre with a View, will direct The Happiest Song Plays Last by Quiara Alegría Hudes, a collaboration with the Goodman Theatre.

Mia Rovegno will direct Good Goods by Christina Anderson. Giovanna Sardelli, who directed the West Coast premiere of The Whipping Man at The Old Globe, will direct An Incident by Anna Ziegler.

Mark Wing-Davey, whose recent directing credits include the world premiere of Carson Kreitzer's Behind the Eye at Cincinnati Playhouse, will direct Acquainted with the Night by Keith Reddin.

Adam Greenfield, currently serving as the director of new play development at Playwrights Horizons, will direct The Troublemaker Project by Dan LeFranc.

Martin Damien Wilkins will direct How We Got On by Idris Goodwin.

The O'Neill, which received the 2010 Regional Theater Tony Award, was founded in 1964 in honor of Eugene O'Neill, the four-time Pulitzer Prize winner and America's only playwright to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. It's the country's premier organization dedicated to the development of new works and new voices for the American theatre. The National Playwrights Conference is one of the O'Neill's cornerstone programs.

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