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Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival


The Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival is devoted to expanding the canon of plays that meet the needs of production in a university setting, specifically plays that feature dynamic characters in their teens and twenties, have robust roles for female actors, and have reasonably mid- to large-sized casts. The festival also places a value on plays that have the potential to provide performance opportunities to actors from under-represented groups.

Additionally, the festival provides a practical laboratory for the training for student actors in the skills and ethics specific to working on new plays with a living playwright.


Allright Productions


Allright Productions, LLC is a New York City-based company dedicated to developing dynamic fiction and non-fiction productions for stage, film, and television.

Led by award-winning directors, writers, and producers Lonny Price, Matt Cowart, and Kitt Lavoie, Allright Productions brings expertise in every stage project development, from initial conception through final execution.

Allright Productions produced Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened.  This feature-length documentary tracks the journey of the original teenaged cast of the 1981 Stephen Sondheim/Hal Prince musical Merrily We Roll Along, from their “big break” on Broadway through growing up, families, and careers in and out of show business. The film is directed by Merrily original cast member Lonny Price, and produced in partnership with Atlas Media Corp.

Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened premiered as an official selection of the the 2016 New York Film Festival, and was included on New York Times’ Ten Best Films of 2016, The Wrap’s Best Films of 2016, Newsweek’s Favorite Documentaries of 2016, Slate’s Best Films of 2016, and Esquire’s 20 Best Documentaries of All Time, and it was called by several critcs "the best theater documentary ever made."

To learn more about Allright Productions, visit www.allrightproductions.com.


The CRY HAVOC Company


The CRY HAVOC Company is a not-for-profit theater in New York City committed to creating raw, provocative, and humane theater by approaching all plays – both comedy and drama – as conflicts between individuals struggling to do what each desperately believes is right.

Since its founding in 1997, CRY HAVOC has developed more than 750 new plays, screenplays, and musicals through its active Workshop, Lab, and Studio programs. In that time, CRY HAVOC has also brought more than 50 of these projects to the New York stage, including the world premieres of more than a dozen new plays. Projects developed with CRY HAVOC have also been published, made into award-winning films, and produced in major venues in New York, across the United States, and on every continent around the world.

CRY HAVOC is also committed to supporting the development of the next generation of theater artists – with its slate of classes, free early career seminars, and its highly sought-after Apprentice Program. Through its Open Workshop program and its bi-weekly podcast, CRY HAVOC also seeks to elucidate the theater-making process for theater-goers by offering a glimpse into parts of the development and rehearsal process that audiences rarely get to see.

The CRY HAVOC artistic community is comprised of more than 250 actors, writers, directors, and designers at all levels of training and professional advancement – from college students to seasoned Broadway professionals.

CRY HAVOC has been Artist in Residence at the New School for Drama since 2016.

To learn more about The CRY HAVOC Company, visit www.cryhavoccompany.org.


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