2016 Season Announcements
Running June 24 to July 31 the upcoming 32nd Powerhouse Season will be headlined by two fully-staged productions of new plays written and directed by women: Transfers (June 30 – July 10) written by Lucy Thurber and directed by Jackson Gay, and The Wolves (July 21 – July 31) written by Sarah DeLappe and directed by Lila Neugebauer.
The musical workshop presentations will include Taylor Mac’s first-ever 12-hour marathon performance of material from A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, co-directed by Mac and Niegel Smith, for one day only, July 30, noon to midnight. In this wildly ambitious, multi-year project, Mac charts the history of popular music in America from the nation’s founding in 1776 to the present day.
Another major feature of the musical workshops at Powerhouse will be a new adaptation of Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley’s The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd by Santino Fontana, best known on Broadway for his Tony® nominated work in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella as well as acclaimed work in Act One, among many others. Fontana has been commissioned by Roundabout Theatre Company to adapt this classic work. He will also star in the workshop.
Artists with extensive stage and screen backgrounds will also be featured this summer, including Emmy-nominated star of “Mad Men” John Slattery who will direct a reading of Lorien Haynes’ new play Good Grief; and “How I Met Your Mother” star Josh Radnor, a Powerhouse regular who will bring his first-ever play, Sacred Valley, to the Reading Series.
Members of the noted Powerhouse Theater Training Program will presentVirginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway, adapted and directed by Mark Lindberg while Andrew Willis-Woodward will direct a reimagining of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.
Check back for additional season announcements, casting and schedules.
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