Dorset Theatre Festival to Stage New Lucy Thurber Musical

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Dorset Theatre Festival to Stage New Lucy Thurber Musical

Dorset Theatre Festival will present the song cycle from Dillingham City by the exciting writing team of Lucy Thurber and Matt Gould, as part of their New Play Reading Series on August 9th at 3 pm. The presentation, which will include songs from the show in development as well as a talk with the writers about their process, will be directed by Kent Nicolson, the acclaimed Director of Musical Theater and Literary Associate for Playwrights Horizons in New York City. A talk-back with the writers, cast and director will occur directly after the presentation.

Dillingham City is a hip and poignant new musical that marks the exciting collaboration of one of New York's top playwrights, Lucy Thurber, with the 2014 Richard Rodgers Award recipient, Matt Gould. In a land of independent city states, Dillingham City is a place of heat and spice with the richest of the rich and the poorest of the poor. It is a place rich with resources and ripe for revolution. Dillingham City is a story about love, revolution and corporate greed.

Lucy Thurber is the author of ten plays, and won this year's Obie Award for her hit Hill Town Plays cycle which performed simultaneously in five theatres in NYC last year. Thurber is an alumna of New Dramatists and a member of 13P and Labyrinth Theater Company. She has been commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, The Contemporary American Theatre Festival, House on The Moon, and Yale Rep. She is the recipient of a Manhattan Theatre Club Playwriting Fellowship, and a proud recipient of a LILLY AWARD. Lucy currently teaches at NYU.

Matt Gould's music has been performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Saban Theatre (LA), Symphony Space (NYC), Joe's Pub, New World Stages, Huntington Theatre Company (Boston), Rattlestick and The Duplex (NYC). He is the recipient of the Richard Rodgers Award in 2014 for his musical, Witness Uganda.

The workshop and presentation has been underwritten with support from the Richard Rodgers Foundation and Craig Roberts. This special one-time event will be presented August 9th at 3 pm. Tickets and info are available at www.dorsettheatrefestival.org or by calling the Box Office at 802-867-2223.
Brian JonesMedia Contactpress@dorsettheatrefestival.org 802-867-2223

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