2017 American Theatre Master Makes His Visit on the Road Less Traveled
Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) is excited to announce its newest member to its National Advisory Board, Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright, Donald Margulies. On Saturday May 6, the company welcomed its 2017 American Theatre Master, Donald Margulies, on the road less traveled. The day began with a Q&A session with Mr. Margulies, moderated by RLTP Literary Director Jon Elston at the Road Less Traveled Theater. That evening, Mr. Margulies was guest of honor during a sold-out performance of The Country House.
Mr. Margulies' work is featured twice, bookending the company's 2016-2017 season, beginning with Dinner with Friends (fall 2016) and closing with The Country House (on-stage through May 21). In 2014, RLTP Artistic & Executive Director Scott Behrend had the pleasure of working alongside Mr. Margulies and Director Dan Sullivan to assistant direct the world-premiere of The Country House at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles starring Blythe Danner and Scott Foley.
Mr. Margulies' induction into the National Advisory Board joins fellow members, Alec Baldwin (actor), Eric Bogosian (actor/playwright), Scott Ellis (director), Stephen Mckinley Henderson (actor, professor), A.R. Gurney (playwright), and James Rebhorn (actor, in memoriam 1948-2014).
A little bit more about the American Theatre Masters series: Road Less Traveled Production (RLTP) selects an American drama of great merit - generally one previously unseen in WNY - and produces it as an American Theatre Master selection. A high-profile theatre artist closely associated with that play (usually the playwright) is then invited to visit the Road Less Traveled Theater during the run of the production. Our American Theatre Master presides over a lengthy afternoon Master Class session with RLTP's New Play Workshop playwrights, Ensemble, and area students, enjoys an evening performance of their play, and is the Guest of Honor at RLTP's Spring Gala. Past American Theatre Masters include Eric Bogosian (actor/playwright), A.R. Gurney (playwright), Edward Albee (playwright), James Rebhorn (actor), Scott Ellis (director), Stephen Adly Guirgis (playwright), and Pam McKinnon (director).
About Road Less Traveled Productions
Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) is a professional, non-profit theatre company dedicated to the development and production of new theatrical works by Western New York playwrights, as well as presentations of esteemed modern dramas of outstanding literary merit. RLTP, a member of the National New Play Network and Theatre Communications Group, is currently at 500 Pearl Street in the Theatre District of Downtown Buffalo, NY. For more information about RLTP and to purchase tickets, please visit www.RoadLessTraveledProductions.org or call (716) 629-3069. RLTP's work is made possible through public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.