Sunday, June 12, 2011

Works by Metzler, Zacarías part of SCR’s 2011-12 season

Karen Zacarías
Plays by two BPT alums will be part of South Coast Rep’s 2011-12 season!

Molly Smith Metzler’s Elemeno Pea, which had its world premiere – and was a massive hit – this spring at the Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival of New Plays is scheduled to open on the main stage next January. Karen Zacarías’ Jane of the Jungle (a musical commissioned by SCR and written in collaboration with Deborah Wicks La Puma) will be part of SCR’s Theatre for Young Audiences programming next spring.

[A shout-out to Catherine Trieschmann as well, who is on the SCR calendar this fall with her new play How the World Began. A Kansas-based playwright, she is not an alum herself, but we can consider Catherine part of BPT’s extended family: She is the cousin of alum Werner Trieschmann, and also happened to go to high school with this writer.]

On this coast, a couple of quick updates: Zayd Dorhn’s Outside People will have its world premiere at Naked Angels this fall (dates TBA). Wes Savick’s Remembering H.M. will be at Central Square Theater next spring (produced by Underground Railway Theater and MIT), followed by his musical Car Talk (his collaboration with Michael Wartofsky, which this spring had a student production at Suffolk University) next summer at URT.

Big congrats to all!!!