terraNOVA Collective's 2014-15 Season to Feature Works by Alexandra Collier, Steve Diubaldo & More
terraNOVA Collective, under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Jennifer Conley Darling, continues to develop work with and nurture playwrights in its 2014-15 season. Now in its 12th season, terraNOVA Collective is delighted to work with 10 playwrights this year, presenting new work by ALEXANDRA COLLIER, STEVE DIUBALDO, ANDREA LEPCIO, and CHRISTINA MASCIOTTI, as well as developing six brand new plays with emerging and mid-career playwrights selected for the 6th annual Groundbreakers Playwrights Group. The selected playwrights are ELIZA BENT, EMILY BOHANNON, CHANEL GLOVER, GEORGETTE KELLY, DAN KITROSSER, and ENRIQUE URUETA.
Jennifer Conley Darling says, "The 10 playwrights we will work with this season embody the vision and goals under which terraNOVA thrives - - risk-taking, insightful, form-bending, disciplined, and all around brave, big-hearted, passionate creators. We're thrilled to showcase work in all stages of development from early drafts through to production."
Groundbreakers Playwrights Group is an 18-week playwriting intensive, through which terraNOVA Collective develops work in early stages of development. The work developed through the program is presented to industry and general audiences as part of the New Play Series in winter 2015.
Continuing terraNOVA Collective's commitment to Groundbreakers alumni, two staged readings will be presented as part of the Groundworks: New Play Series.
• ME YOU US THEM by ANDREA LEPCIO, will be presented as a staged reading as part of Cherry Lane Theater's TONGUES series on October 28 at 2pm. ME YOU US THEM was developed through the Groundbreakers Playwrights Group in 2011-12, and features Angelina Fiordellisi, Martina Heimann, Alain Lauture, and Brian Quijada, and is directed by Jo Cattell.
• BOOMER'S MILLENNIAL HERO STORY by STEVE DIUBALDO, will be presented as part of A Red Orchid Theatre's Incubator Series in Chicago, IL on November 9-10. The play features original music by Rich Campbell, and is directed by Jo Cattell.
In spring 2015, terraNOVA will present two mainstage productions:
• SOCIAL SECURITY by CHRISTINA MASCIOTTI, a co-production with the Bushwick Starr, directed by Paul Lazar. terraNOVA Collective previously presented ADULT by Ms. Masciotti at Abrons Arts Center in 2013-14.
• UNDERLAND by ALEXANDRA COLLIER will receive its world premiere production at 59E59 Theaters in April 2015, with direction by Mia Rovegno. Ms. Collier is a Groundbreaker Playwrights Group alum from 2013-14.
For more information, visit www.terraNOVAcollective.org.