January 15th Wednesday at 8pm FREE PUBLIC READING in MCA 232
written by Pia Wilson.
Directed by Michole Biancosino
Featuring: Trey Atkins, Emily Ballou, Madeline Ciocci, Molly Dorion, Cooper Kelley, Ryan Kirby, Emily Ma, Wynn McClenahan, Cole Merrell, Steph Miller, Luke Robins, and Gabby Valdivieso.
J-term Playwright Commission and Residency – Award-winning playwright, Pia Wilson comes to Middlebury to workshop a new play commission with students over the course of January. The play will be rehearsed and then produced in a public reading. Directed by Michole Biancosino.
Pia Wilson is a 2017 NJPAC Stage Exchange commissioned playwright, 2017 resident with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Process Space program, 2015 Sundance fellow, and a recipient of the 2014 Sarah Verdone Writing Award. She is a 2012-2013 resident with LMCC’s Workspace program, a member of the 2008 Emerging Writers Group at The Public Theater, and a 2009 playwriting fellow with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Her plays have been produced by Crossroads Theatre, Workspace Collective, Drew University, Adelphi University, Horse Trade Theater Group, and The Fire This Time play festival. She was a staff writer for the upcoming season of National Geographic’s Genius series, GENIUS — Aretha Franklin. Twitter & Instagram: @pwilson720
Spring Playwright Commission and Residency –Bixby Elliot, Artistic Director of The Brooklyn Generator, will come to Middlebury to run a “generator.” Students are invited to take part in a soiree where Bixby will ask questions to generate material for a new play. He will then go back to NYC and take 30 days to write a full-length play. He’ll return to Midd to rehearse and then produce this new play (born out of the questions and answers of the generator session) in a public reading. Directed by Claudio Medeiros.