Staged Readings: Works by Drama Winners
Tuesday, September 20
The Yale School of Drama presents an evening of staged readings of short scenes by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Hannah Moscovitch, and Abbie Spallen, directed by Lileana Blain Cruz. Playwrights, director, and actors will answer audience questions afterwards.
Lileana Blain Cruz's recent projects include Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins War (LCT3, Yale Rep), Alice Birch's Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again (Soho Rep), Lucas Hnath's Red Speedo (New York Theater Workshop), Much Ado About Nothing at Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Arabian Nights at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival; Christina Anderson’s Hollow Roots at the Under the Radar Festival at The Public Theater; a new translation of The Bakkhai at the Fisher Center of Performing Arts at Bard College; A Guide to Kinship and Maybe Magic, a collaboration with Jacobs-Jenkins and choreographer Isabel Lewis at Dance New Amsterdam, and Awe/Struck which was developed at the Sundance Theater Lab Institute. She was an Artistic Associate of The Exchange and The Orchard Project, a member of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, and an Allen Lee Hughes Directing Fellow at Arena Stage. She received her MFA in directing from the Yale School of Drama. She was recently a 2050 Directing Fellow at New York Theater Workshop where she developed Tristan Tzara's The Gas Heart and an adaptation of Alejandro Jodorowsky's ﬁlm El TOPO. Upcoming projects include a devised production of SALOME on Governor's Island, Suzan-Lori Park's The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World at Signature Theater, Henry IV Part 1 at OSF, and The Bluest Eye at the Guthrie.
Co-sponsored by the Yale School of Drama and the Yale University Art Gallery.