Leigh Silverman, Carolyn Cantor, Jean-Michele Gregory and Cape Cod Theatre Project's Artistic Director Hal Brooks will be developing new plays this summer with The Cape Cod Theatre Project.
Leigh Silverman ("Chinglish", "Well") will team with playwright Bess Wohl to work on her newest play, AMERICAN HERO, a hilarious tale of abandoned workers at a fast food restaurant who will do whatever it takes to keep their jobs. AMERICAN HERO will be presented July 12, 13 and 14.
Carolyn Cantor ("After the Revolution", "The Talls") will work with Neil LaBute on THE MONEY SHOT, a comedy in which two Hollywood actors must find a way to tell their respective partners about the love scene they are filming the following day. Cantor previously directed LaBute's IN A DARK DARK PLACE at MCC. Presentations of THE MONEY SHOT are July 26, 27 and 28.
Jean-Michele Gregory ("The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs", "How Theater Failed America") continues her collaboration with Mike Daisey. The master storyteller returns to CCTP to devise a brand new piece. Presentations of Mike Daisey's New Work are July 5, 6 and 7.
Artistic Director Hal Brooks will direct CHRYSALIS, by Joshua Allen, a darkly comic coming-of-age story about Violet, a precocious young girl in love with her step-brother, Ian. With their parents mysteriously vanished, who can Violet turn to when a new woman enters Ian's life? Staged readings for CHRYSALIS are July 19, 20 and 21.
All presentations of staged readings are at 8pm at Falmouth Academy in Falmouth, MA. Tickets (suggested donation of $20) may be purchased by calling the box office at (508) 457-4242 or online at www.capecodtheatreproject.org
For the past 17 years, The Cape Cod Theatre Project has brought top theater artists together to present staged readings to help develop the best new American plays and playwrights in the country. Of the 60 plays developed, 44 have gone on to Broadway, Off-Broadway, to the country's finest regional theaters and to other theaters around the world. Plays developed at The Cape Cod Theatre Project have later been produced at The Manhattan Theater Club, Playwrights Horizons, The Roundabout Theater, The Daryl Roth Theater, The Rattlestick Theater, The Public Theater, The La Jolla Playhouse, Rep Theater of St. Louis, Dallas Theater Center, and many, many others.
The Cape Cod Theatre Project consistently hosts topflight theater artists including: Bill Pullman, Anna Paquin (Academy Award Winner), Amy Ryan (Academy Award Nominee), Neil LaBute, Lanford Wilson (Pulitzer Prize Winner), Frank Wood (Tony Award Winner), Rip Torn, Lois Smith, Jimmy Breslin (Pulitzer Prize Winner), Didi O'Connell (Obie Winner), JohAnna Day (Tony Award Nominee), Josh Hamilton, Christopher Ashley, Pam MacKinnon, Marshall Mason (5 time Tony Nominee, Obie Award Winner), Adam Rapp (Pulitzer Prize runner up in 2006), Annie Baker (Obie Award Winner) and many, many others.
For more information, please take a look at our website at www.capecodtheatreproject.org.