Lincoln Center's LCT3 To Present Healy's WHAT ONCE WE FELT 10/26 - 11/21

LCT3, Lincoln Center Theater's new initiative devoted to producing work of emerging playwrights, directors and designers, will present the world premiere of WHAT ONCE WE FELT, a new play by Ann Marie Healy, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll, as the first of three productions during the 2009-2010 season. WHAT ONCE WE FELT will be presented Monday, October 26 through Saturday, November 21 at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street® project, (229 W. 42 Street). The second and third LCT3 productions, to be announced, are scheduled for Spring 2010 and will also be presented at The Duke on 42nd Street.

Set in a darkening future, WHAT ONCE WE FELT follows a writer's journey through the political world of publishing, as her novel becomes the last print published novel ever. Casting and designers for this production will be announced at a later date.

Ann Marie Healy is the author of the plays The Legend of Minne Willet (developed at the O'Neill Playwrights Conference), The Gentleman Caller, Have You Seen Steven (developed at the Sundance Theater Institute and subsequently produced by 13P, directed by Anne Kauffman), The Night That Roger Went To Visit The Parents Of His Old High School Girlfriend, (which premiered at the EST Marathon of One Acts directed by Andrew McCarthy), Now That's What I Call A Storm, (developed by MCC and subsequently produced by Edge Theater Company where it was directed by Carolyn Cantor and featured Mary Louise Burke) and Dearest Eugenia (developed as part of LAByrinth Theater's summer intensive and published in the anthology Funny, Strange, Provocative: Seven Plays by Clubbed Thumb.)

KEN RUS SCHMOLL directed Kristen Kosmas' Hello Failure at P.S. 122 this spring, the NY premiere of Jordan Harrison's Amazons and Their Men for Clubbed Thumb at the Ohio Theatre and Anne Washburn's The Internationalist, first at 13P and then the Vineyard Theater. His other directorial credits include productions for 13P, the Long Wharf Theatre, NY Stage & Film, NY Fringe, The Culture Project and Primary Stages.

Citing the need to develop strong relationships with a new generation of artists, and recognizing the frustrations that young playwrights have with the current system of readings and workshops, Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Artistic Director Andre Bishop and Executive Producer, Bernard Gersten) created LCT3 to offer new artists fully staged productions. All tickets to LCT3 productions are priced at an affordable $20.00. Lincoln Center Theater's long term plans for LCT3 call for the creation of a permanent venue to present the work of these artists; to that end a 99-seat theater will be built in or near Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Paige Evans is the Director of LCT3.

This fall, in addition to WHAT ONCE WE FELT and its long-running Tony award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific, directed by Bartlett Sher at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Center Theater, which is currently celebrating its 25th Year, will also present In The Next Room or the vibrator play, a new play by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Les Waters, beginning Thursday, October 22 on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45 Street) and Broke-ology, a new play by Nathan Louis Jackson, directed by Thomas Kail, beginning Thursday, September 10 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.

For additional information on LCT3 please visit www.lct3.org.

Founded in 1990, The New 42nd Street is an independent, nonprofit organization charged with long-term responsibility for seven historic theaters on 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. In addition to running The New Victory®, The New 42nd Street built and operates the New 42nd Street Studios - a ten-story building of rehearsal studios, offices and a 199-seat theater named The Duke on 42nd StreetSM - for national and international performing arts companies. Since its opening on June 21, 2000, the New 42nd Street Studios has been fully occupied by both nonprofit and commercial theater, dance and opera companies. With these institutions and the other properties under its guardianship, The New 42nd Street plays a pivotal role in fostering the continued revival of this famous street at the Crossroads of the World.

Designed by Charles Platt and Ray Dovell of Platt Byard Dovell Architects, the New 42nd Street Studios opened on June 21, 2000. This 84,000 square foot building consists of five floors of rehearsal studios, three floors of office space for nonprofit performing arts companies; and a 199-seat theater appreciatively named The Duke on 42nd StreetSM in recognition of a generous grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The largely glass building was conceived as a "structure of light" in collaboration with lighting designer Anne Militello. An innovative system of multicolored lights play across the façade of the building, with a translucent "light screen" encasing the space for The Duke on 42nd Street and a 175-foot wand of light soaring skyward at the west end of the building. By day, the building stands as a work of post-modern architecture; by night, it is a fantasy of light and motion, hinting at the creative processes transpiring within.

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