So, we're announcing our sophomore season, and if all goes to plan, this will be our last season before our final hurrah. But I've learned enough to not look that far ahead. Don't focus on the hurrah. Season by season, play by play, is steady as she goes.
No one said this was going to be easy. I don't mean theater, though that's not easy either. Theater is hard. But it's also so darn fun most of the time you don't see how hard it is. What's hard is putting seven playwrights in a room and saying, ok, we're going to form a company. We're going to work together and we're going to make some cutting-edge theater. On paper that's seems simple, until you try to define cutting-edge. Or even theater. It's been a long time since I can say I've grown as a person as much as I did last year. And there were people who were kind enough, in Boston and New York and the farther reaches of the theater world in the United States, who I admire for their own theaters, who were kind and supportive enough to talk to me and listen and offer advice, telling me all the questioning and even sometimes, unfortunately, the harsh words were all normal, keep going, you're doing fine. So, yeah, I can say with a hint of a smile: We're announcing our second season. And yes, we are darn excited about it.
The second season consists of original plays by Jess Foster, Kevin Mullins, and Jim Dalglish. These three were working in the trenches for the other playwrights last year, and now it's their time to step up and showcase their work. The three plays that make up this season are, just like last year's plays, the ones these three playwrights feel the world has to see. Right now, as I type, they are all in various stages of production. Hard and Fast: a love story, our fall production, is about to step into the rehearsal room, and the designers are working together to build a world that centers around cars and a garage. Citizens of the Empire is partially cast. Unsafe probably has the biggest challenge of any of our plays, starting at the Cotuit Center for the Arts on Cape Cod, then moving to Boston.
Please cruise around our site to learn more about us and our work. And for those of you who are so inclined, here is a copy of our press release announcing the season.
See you in the theater.