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Sundance Institute Announces Eight Projects for 2006 Summer Lab

By Indiewire | Indiewire April 20, 2006 at 10:58AM

The Sundance Institute has selected eight projects from emerging and established playwrights to participate in the Sundance Institute Summer Laboratory held at the Sundance Resort in Utah July 10-30. Also attending the lab will be this year's Playwright-in-Residence Tanya Barfield and Russian director/producer Eduard Boyakov. The eight plays selected include: "Asymmetrical Battlefield," by Stephen Belber and directed by Lucie Tiberghien about an American reservist just back from Iraq and a Saudi-American citizen investigating a mysterious death; "Citizen Josh," an autobiography about rescuing democracy by Josh Kornbluth and directed by David Dower; "Current Nobody," a loose adaptation of Homer's Odyssey but with a female main character by Melissa James Gibson and directed by Daniel Aukin; "The Evildoers," by David Adjmi and directed by Rebecca Taichman about a man whose marriage falls apart and is taken in by his best friend with unorthodox views on Christian Ethics; "...And Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi," a poetic retelling of the Demeter myth set during the Civil War by Marcus Gardley and directed by Matt August; "Kind Hearts and Coronets," a musical based on the 1949 film classic by Robert Freedman and Steven Lutvak and directed by Nicholas Martin; "Steve and Idi," by David Grimm and directed by Eleanor Holdridge about a man whose life is spinning out of control until the ghost of a Ugandan dictator comes into his life; and "The Tallest Girls in the Class," by Hilly Hicks (director to be announced) about the shifting legacy of a black woman who was the first student to integrate the high school that her daughter now attends. For more information, visit the Sundance Institute's website. [Helen Silfven]
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The Sundance Institute has selected eight projects from emerging and established playwrights to participate in the Sundance Institute Summer Laboratory held at the Sundance Resort in Utah July 10-30. Also attending the lab will be this year's Playwright-in-Residence Tanya Barfield and Russian director/producer Eduard Boyakov. The eight plays selected include: "Asymmetrical Battlefield," by Stephen Belber and directed by Lucie Tiberghien about an American reservist just back from Iraq and a Saudi-American citizen investigating a mysterious death; "Citizen Josh," an autobiography about rescuing democracy by Josh Kornbluth and directed by David Dower; "Current Nobody," a loose adaptation of Homer's Odyssey but with a female main character by Melissa James Gibson and directed by Daniel Aukin; "The Evildoers," by David Adjmi and directed by Rebecca Taichman about a man whose marriage falls apart and is taken in by his best friend with unorthodox views on Christian Ethics; "...And Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi," a poetic retelling of the Demeter myth set during the Civil War by Marcus Gardley and directed by Matt August; "Kind Hearts and Coronets," a musical based on the 1949 film classic by Robert Freedman and Steven Lutvak and directed by Nicholas Martin; "Steve and Idi," by David Grimm and directed by Eleanor Holdridge about a man whose life is spinning out of control until the ghost of a Ugandan dictator comes into his life; and "The Tallest Girls in the Class," by Hilly Hicks (director to be announced) about the shifting legacy of a black woman who was the first student to integrate the high school that her daughter now attends. For more information, visit the Sundance Institute's website. [Helen Silfven]







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