Savage Umbrella is pleased to announce the 2015-16 participants of the Night of New Works project development series:
Through the Night of New Works series, Savage Umbrella will offer support to emerging theater makers interested in creating new work for the stage through collaborative processes. These three participants will be paired with a Savage Umbrella co-pilot, who will provide their participant with critical response and conversation as well as reflection in the form of artist-to-artist feedback.
In addition to the artistic sounding board, participants will have access to Savage Umbrella’s technical resources, set, costume and prop stock, and rehearsal space, as well as a split of the total box office profits.
“Our Twin Cities community is brimming with talented, emerging theatre makers, and we are thrilled to help support the continuation of new work in our community,” says Artistic Director Laura Leffler-McCabe. “We value collaboration, fresh voices and new plays, and want to create a supportive structure to make those things happen through the Night of New Works program. The projects that Harrison, Katie, and David and Katherine proposed are exciting and also reflect our values of sensitivity to social, environmental, and historical context. We can’t wait to see what happens.”
What a mind-bending couple of weeks it's been! SWEET DREAMS, ALFIE has been up and running (for its life) and the reviews are killer!
Ed Huyck of the City Pages says "...Alfie is a harrowing, immersive ride that offers more genuine, heartfelt scares than a hundred haunted houses packed with zombies, ghouls, and animated skeletons."
... and Talkin' Broadway's Arty Dorman asserts that "...for those with the stamina to live, even for an hour, in Alfie's nightmare, it is an important, well-wrought work of theater."