Hamish Linklater, Johanna Day, Michael Zegen and More Set for Cape Cod Theatre Project's 20th Season

Hamish Linklater, Johanna Day, Michael Zegen and More Set for Cape Cod Theatre Project's 20th Season

Artistic Director Hal Brooks has announced that the 20th Season of the Cape Cod Theatre Project, featuring staged readings of new work by Cory Hinkle, Hamish Linklater, Seth Moore and the Lobbyists, and Alena Smith is now cast. Obie Winner and Tony Nominee Johanna Day will be joined by Girls star Michael Zegen and others.

These playwrights and actors will be joined in Falmouth, Massachusetts by writers-in-residence Sarah Burgess, Mona Mansour and Stella Fawn Ragsdale.

Hamish Linklater (The Vandal, currently starring in Free Shakespeare in the Park's Much Ado About Nothing), arrives with his play Just Lean Out Your Window and Shout, to be directed by CCTP Artistic Director Hal Brooks. Performances are on July 10, 11 and 12. Obie Winner Johanna Day will be joined by Justin Hagan and Liam Craig (The Killer).

McKnight Fellow Cory Hinkle will develop The End of Beauty, directed by Michael Donahue (Red-handed Otter). Stage readings for The End of Beauty are on July 3, 4 and 5 and features Quentin Mare (Yale Rep's Happy Now?), Danielle Slavick (A Bright New Boise) and Daniel Abeles (NBC's Smash).

Folk Rock group The Lobbyists present their seafaring musical SeaWife, by The Lobbyists and Seth Moore, directed by Naked Angels Artistic Director Liz Carlson. SeaWife performs on July 17, 18 and 19. The Lobbyists are Tommy Crawford, Will Turner, Eloise Eonnet, Alex Grubbs, Douglas Waterbury-Tieman & Tony Vo.

Alena Smith (author of Tween Hobo, and a writer for HBO's The Newsroom) will develop The New Sincerity directed by Stella Powell-Jones (17 Orchard Point). The New Sincerity performs on July 24, 25 and 26 and features HBO's Girls star Michael Zegen, Elvy Yost, Clare Barron and Damon Daunno.

The 2014 writers-in-residence are Sarah Burgess, Mona Mansour and Stella Fawn Ragsdale. Previous Writers in Residence include Sharr White, Halley Feiffer, Academy Award© Nominee Lucy Alibar (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Jackie Sibblies Drury (We Are Proud to Present a Presentation..., Soho Rep).

All presentations of staged readings are at 8 p.m. at Falmouth Academy in Falmouth, Mass. Tickets (suggested donation of $20 each or a season subscriptions for $70) may be purchased by calling the box office at (508) 457-4242 or online at www.capecodtheatreproject.org.

Additionally, Cape Cod Theatre Project will be holding a twentieth season celebration on Sunday, July 13, at 6 p.m. at Falmouth Academy, with guests Johanna Day and Hamish Linklater. Tickets to the benefit celebration on July 13 are $30 and are available at www.capecodtheatreproject.org.

For the past 19 years, The Cape Cod Theatre Project has brought top theater artists together to present staged readings to help develop the best new American plays and playwrights in the country. Of the 64 plays developed, 46 have gone on to Broadway, off-Broadway, to the country's finest regional theaters and to other theaters around the world. Plays developed at The Cape Cod Theatre Project have later been produced at The Manhattan Theater Club, Playwrights Horizons, The Roundabout Theater, The Daryl Roth Theater, The Rattlestick Theater, The Public Theater, The La Jolla Playhouse, Rep Theater of St. Louis, Dallas Theater Center, and many, many others.

The Cape Cod Theatre Project consistently hosts topflight theater artists, including Bill Pullman, Anna Paquin (Academy Award winner), Amy Ryan (Academy Award nominee), Neil LaBute, Lanford Wilson (Pulitzer Prize winner), Frank Wood (Tony Award winner), Rip Torn, Lois Smith, Jimmy Breslin (Pulitzer Prize winner), Didi O'Connell (Obie winner), Johanna Day (Tony Award nominee), Josh Hamilton, Mike Daisey, Christopher Ashley, Pam Mackinnon, Marshall Mason (five-time Tony nominee, Obie Award winner), Adam Rapp (Pulitzer Prize runner up in 2006), Annie Baker (Pulitzer Winner) and many others. For more information, take a look online at www.capecodtheatreproject.org.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

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