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K. Todd Freeman, Glenn Davis, Samantha Soule and More Round Out Casting for Cape Cod Theatre Project's 2015 Season

Artistic Director Hal Brooks announced that casting is now complete for the 2015 season of Cape Cod Theatre Project, featuring new works by Lucas Hnath, Laura Jacqmin, Kevin Armento and Ryan King each weekend in July. Two-time Tony Award nominee K. Todd Freeman will be joined by Broadway veterans Glenn Davis, Samantha Soule, and Obie winner Marc Damon Johnson to complete the casting of staged readings in Falmouth, MA.

Lucas Hnath (The Christians; Humana Festival), a resident playwright at New Dramatists and recipient of the 2015 Whiting Award, opened the season with Hillary & Clinton on July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in a presentation featuring Liam Craig, Rachel Botchan, K. Todd Freeman and Matthew Saldivar. Hillary & Clinton will find new life in Chicago at director Chay Yew's Victory Gardens Theater in the coming year.

Laura Jacqmin (Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, 16th Street Theater), winner of the Wasserstein Prize, a writer on the hit Netflix show Grace and Frankie, and founding member of the Kilroys, developed Residence in a presentation led by artistic director Hal Brooks. Performances took place on July 9th, 10th, and 11th. Residence featured Armando Riesco, Danielle Skraastaad, Tiffany Rachelle Stewart, Jessica Love and Debargo Sanyal.

Playwright, screenwriter, and essayist Kevin Armento (Good Men Wanted, Ars Nova), whose works have been performed at Naked Angels and the Seattle Repertory Theater, presents a way to reach me. Ben Kamine (resident director, Flea Theater) directs the presentation, performances of which are on July 16th, 17th, and 18th. a way to reach me features Glenn Davis, Julian Cihi, Dina Shihabi and Keilly McQuail.

Ryan King (Giant F***ing Worms, Naked Angels), an actor and playwright, has written for Naked Angels and Clubbed Thumb, and has appeared onstage at regional theaters such as Second Stage and the Atlantic Theater Company. He presents Love Shack in '87, directed by Stella Powell-Jones (17 Orchard Point), on July 23rd, 24th, and 25th. Love Shack features Bobby Moreno, Marc Damon Johnson (You Can't Take it With You, Sweet and Lowdown), Hubert Point-du Jour, Quincy Dunn Baker and Samantha Soule.

Lauren Port is the resident casting director for the staged readings.

Brooks also announced that this year's 2015 writer-in-residence is Hilary Bettis, a recent graduate of the Lila Acheson Wallace Playwrights' Fellowship at The Juilliard School. Her works include Blood & Dust, The Ghosts of Lote Bravo, and The History of American Pornography.

All presentations of staged readings are at 8 p.m. at Falmouth Academy in Falmouth, MA. Tickets (suggested donation of $23 each or season subscriptions for $80) may be purchased by visiting us at at www.capecodtheatreproject.org.

For the past 21 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 72 plays developed, more than 50 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), Bess Wohl, Heidi Schreck, Adam Rapp (Pulitzer Prize runner up in 2006), Annie Baker (Obie Award winner) and many others.

For more information, take a look at our website at www.capecodtheatreproject.org.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride


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