Building on the success of last season's inaugural Locally Grown: Community Supported Art Festival, Theater J continues its celebration of Washington, D.C.'s burgeoning playwriting community with an expanded Locally Grown Festival and new Locally Grown Year-Round Initiative.
The year round initiative includes:
Fully staged premieres of Ari Roth's Andy and The Shadows (April 3 - May 5) and Jacqueline E. Lawton's The Hampton Years (May 29 - June 30)
There will be workshop readings of newly minted work by a new crop of D.C.-based playwrights including Randy Baker, Allyson Currin, DW Gregory, Liz Maestri, and Malcolm Pelles.
Two other local playwrights will collaborate with Theater J during the 2012-2013 season as part of Locally Grown Year-Round Initiative: Helen Hayes Award winner Norman Allen, whose new adaptation of George Elliot's novel Daniel Deronda will be read in Theater J's Tea@2 Series this October, and veteran scribe Ernie Joselovitz, whose work will be presented in a Tea@2 Reading in April 2013.