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Point-Du Jour, Williams et all Lead Sundance Institute 2010 Acting Company Lab


Sundance Institute announced today The Acting Company for its 2010 Theatre Lab on Governors Island, which began yesterday June 1 and runs through June 12. Under artisitc direction of Philip Himberg, Producing Artistic Director of the Sundance Instittute Theatre Program, the Lab will provide these projects with guidance in the development of new work for the stage.

The 2010 ensemble company includes Wade Allain-Marcus, Vanessa Aspillaga, Aya Cash, Caroline Clay, Shana Dowdeswell, Jane Leslie Harding, Daoud Heidmi, Neal Huff, Jake Lacy, January La Voy, Christopher Larkin, Rory Lipede, Maryann Plunkett, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Karen Pittman, Karen Young and Laurie Williams.

As announced in February, the three playwrights and their works participating in the lab are Jason Grote, Laura Jacqmin, and Harrison Rivers.

The Sundance Institute Theatre Lab provides a protected environment, without the pressure of production and an ensemble of prosessional actors, dramaturgs and mentors to help shape the participant' work. Pricss is tailored to the projuect's individual needs and stage of developement, including readings, text analysis, blocking rehearsals, music rehearsals, meetings with artisitc staff and private presentations to the assembled artistic community.

Creative Advisors for the Lab on Goverors Island include Beverly Emmons and Lynn Nottage. The dramaturgy team consists of Morgan Jenness, Christian Parker and Lisa Timmel. In addition, David Nelson will be the production manager and William 'Peppy' Biddy, Cole Boneberger and Christine Lemme will serve as stage managers. A team of assistant managers wil also be on hand, Charles Bales, Alston Brown, Kate Dial, and Oleg Jnanov. Lily Whitsitt will act as Assistant to Producing Artistic director.

The Sundance Institue was founded by Robert Redford in 1981. Sundance Institute is a not-for-profit organization that fosters the development of original storytelling in film and theatre and presents the annoual Sundance Film Festival. Internationally recognized for its artistic development programs for director, screenwriters, producers, fiom composers, playwrights and theatre artists, Sundance has nurtured such projects as Angels in America, Spring Awakening, Boys Don't Cry, Sin Nombre, Born Into Brothels, and Trouble the Water.

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