about the show:
Leighton's simple life is upended when he learns his beloved forest of petrified trees, which he has spent years painstakingly unearthing, is priceless. His nephew, a prodigy in particle physics, has just been expelled for "academic sabotage" and the university is demanding its six-digit scholarship money back. Leighton can save his family from bottomless debt if only he will sell. Why then can't he let go?
about the playwright:
Plays produced at Summer Play Festival, Hangar Theatre, Prospect Theatre Company; Samuel French Short Play Festival, Stageworks/Hudson, Stella Adler Studios, American Blues Theater (upcoming 2014). Plays developed/presented at The Public Theater, New Harmony Project, Lark Play Development Center, hotInk International Festival, Luna Stage, Westport Country Playhouse, Squeaky Bicycle Productions. Affiliations/awards: Samuel French Short Play Festival winner; New York Foundation for the Arts fellow; Ensemble Studio Theater New Voices fellow; The Public Theater inaugural Emerging Writers Group; Women’s Project Playwrights Lab; Harold Clurman Playwright-in-Residence.
the quick and dirties: pump up the play:
The Quick and Dirties is an annual play series presented by |the claque| that gives six plays an opportunity to get pumped up! Each play is past the point of a developmental reading but not yet ready for a full production; a ten-day rehearsal intensive, design elements, a full creative team and two public showings at The Tank will pump up each play's potential. The QuaDs 2013 will take place throughout April and May and feature Rob Askins, Christina Gorman, Willie Orbison, Frank Paiva, Jen Silverman and Crystal Skillman.