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Sundance and SPACE

1 Jun

© 2018 Sundance Institute | Photo by Lahcen Mella

I’m baaaaaaack!

As anticipated, the Sundance Theatre Lab in Morocco was amazing, and productive. It was also completely exhausting — in the good, “I did so much work while also learning about a whole new culture/country” way.

It’s a good thing I had another residency right afterward so I could recover from that one.

As announced while I was on the other side of the ocean, I will be a Working Farm resident at SPACE on Ryder Farm for summer 2018. I’m working on a whole new piece that’s all kinds of ambitious, which I hope to tell you more about when more of it is done. With all the large cast pieces I’ve done before (Out of Joint, A Spare Me, A Power Play; Or, What’s-its-name), this one breaks even more boundaries, so wish me luck.

While I miss with all those amazing, creative, and generous souls in the picture way up top, it has been soothing to nurse my heartache with this new crew of amazing, creative, and generous souls in upstate New York. I hope you’ll join us for our roving dinner in September! Or, if you’re a resident in one of the many other programs here, perhaps I’ll see you at SPACE, too.

I am so grateful to all the folks at Sundance and SPACE. It’ll be tough to ever top Summer 2018.

Finally, a little fall teaser for you… Details are still being ironed out, but I’ll be headed back to Actors Theatre of Louisville this fall to work with the Professional Training Company once again. More on that soon!

Blood in Your Blood at Sundance

4 May

We leave for Morocco tomorrow night, and I’m beyond excited that I’m heading over with an amazing company!

As announced at last, the company for Blood in Your Blood will be Amy Hill, Teresa Avia Lim, Alano Miller, Jeffrey Omura, and Micah Stock. I’m thrilled that the lovely Lisa Peterson will be directing and honored to be paired with Janice Paran as dramaturg. I’m so lucky to be hanging in North Africa with some old friends and such distinguished new colleagues. In fact, everything about this workshop seems like a gift from heaven at this point.

I can’t wait to get to work!

While there are no public presentations at the Lab, I’ll do my best to keep you posted on future developments, and here’s another tree troll for your enjoyment.

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Blood in Your Blood

by A. Rey Pamatmat

Directed by Lisa Peterson

Star-crossed lovers, fractured time, and a lusty troll are all connected to the violent, buried history of Cora’s family. In her quest to find out how, Cora discovers an enchanted tree that might have the answers tangled up in its roots. But once she digs up the past, what will she do with it?

with Amy Hill, Teresa Avia LimAlano MillerJeffrey Omura, and Micah Stock

Sundance Theatre Lab
Fellah Hotel, Marrakech, Morocco
May 5 – 27, 2018

Morocco, Here I Come!

11 Apr


The secret is out, thank god (because let’s be frank: I was so excited that I was pretty crap at keeping this secret. So thank you, all of you, who kept it for me after I whispered it to you)!

I am so grateful, excited, and all kinds of other emotions to be joining the Sundance/MENA crew at the Theatre Lab in Morocco this summer. Lisa Peterson and I are reuniting to take apart and put back together Blood in Your Blood, an early draft of which you may have caught at a past LabFest. And since this year’s lab is filled with so many friends, I know we’re going to have a fun and super productive time.

Casting is still underway, but I’ll keep you posted on how that all turns out.

Snowy Wyoming

16 Feb

IMAG1796As you may already know, I’ve been tucked away in Wyoming since the beginning of this month thanks to the wonderful people at the Sundance Theatre Institute and the Ucross Foundation. I don’t think I’ve ever needed a retreat more in my life, and I don’t think I’ve ever been on a retreat quite as wonderful as this one in my life, either. Thank you to any and everyone who made this possible.

One of my goals coming out here was to recover from an overwhelming winter and to prepare for a busy spring. Now that I finally feel more myself, I thought it was probably a good idea to update my website and emerge from hibernation! Thanks for checking in even though I haven’t kept you posted about my activities. I’m going to be much more diligent in the coming weeks.

To start, when the Ucross retreat ends this Friday, I’m heading directly to Chicago where Andrew Volkoff and the folks at About Fact Theatre are already in rehearsals for the Chicago premiere of after all the terrible things I do. I’m so excited for this cast and production. While I’m only in town for this weekend of rehearsals, I’ll be back for previews on March 11th. Get your tickets now and join us at Theater Wit!

terrible PostcardWe’ll leave it there for now. I’m going to post a couple of historical things just because I use this website as a record of plays sometimes, and I’ll also post soon about Ma-Yi’s world premiere of House Rules, for which we’re starting rehearsals next week.

More soon!


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