WHITEFIELD, NH - June 7, 2021 - New Hampshire’s award-winning Weathervane Theatre and acclaimed Off-Broadway theatre company Out of the Box Theatrics (OOTB) are proud to announce the cast and creative team for the inaugural OOTB Residency at Weathervane Theatre. The OOTB Residency plays at the Weathervane June 10-12 with a Q & A following the evening performances on the 10th and 11th with the director, cast, and dramaturgist.
Sponsored by Aunt Sadie’s Candles and The Lancaster Motel, the OOTB Residency at Weathervane Theatre is a week-long residency program where the two organizations will collaborate on supporting works in development. These emerging plays will receive rehearsals and a fully-staged reading at the Weathervane. As previously announced, Renn’s Mulatto Boy and Tiv’s Threads were selected from a nationwide search.
Mulatto Boy is about Noah Goodmore, a student running for student body president, and rumor in the teachers lounge is he might win. High school has its challenges, but for Noah, the school's only student of color; paying for a private education is the least of his problems. Mulatto Boy plays in person and virtually June 10th and June 12th at 7pm. Mulatto Boy features Kevin Renn and Jewell Noel and is directed by Timothy Douglas.
Tiv’s Threads plays in person and virtually June 11th at 7PM June 12th at 4pm. Three Iranian women of different generations remember their distant relationship with Iran in their eyebrow threading shop in Southern California. Maryam wants to return to the only place she belongs, Gelareh loves indulging in her 90's punky femininity in the US, and young Delara, Maryam's American-born teenage daughter, just wants to go to her school's homecoming dance. Threads features Liz Flemming, Nicole Fluegge, Soha Gourang, Afsheen Misaghi, Nava Namdar and is directed by Melissa Mowry.
“After a challenging year of zoom theatre, we could not be more excited to welcome these two playwrights to the Weathervane,” said Jorge Donoso, Weathervane’s Director of Development and OOTB’s Director of New Works. “Along with OOTB, we advance our mission of amplifying inclusive voices and producing new works. These plays are an incredible exploration of identity in a world that tries to dictate what we should become, when it should instead encourage us to dream.”
Creative team for the residency is Ruby Berryman (Dramaturg), Hayley Christensen (Associate Production Manager/Sound Designer), Scout Hough (Lighting Designer), Ellen Houlden (Properties Designer), Ira Kramer (Director of Media Production), Rien Schlecht (Production Manager/Resident Designer), and Lew Whitener (Photographer).
Administrative team for the residency is Liz Flemming (OOTB Producing Artistic Director), Ethan Paulini (Weathervane Producing Artistic Director, OOTB Associate Artistic Director), Jorge Donoso (OOTB Director of New Works and Weathervane Director of Development), Carrie Greenberg (OOTB & Weathervane Marketing Director), Kelly Kirkley (OOTB Inclusivity Director), Grace Livingston Kramer (Weathervane Company Manager) and Colin Keating (Weathervane Box Office Manager).
In person and livestream access is currently available at https://www.weathervanenh.org/ootbresidency. This is a “Pay What You Can” event with suggested donations of $12-$20. Reservations can also be made via phone at 603-837-9322. Please check the website for current in person COVID-19 seating policies. For pay what you can options please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE WEATHERVANE
The Weathervane Theatre was founded in 1965 by Gibbs Murray and the late Tom Haas and is under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini. For over half a century, it has presented high quality professional productions of plays and musicals. One of the few remaining alternating rep companies in the United States, the Weathervane is recognized as a historical institution nationwide, boasting among its alumni Elizabeth Stanley, Tally Sessions, four-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn and recent Tony Award Winner Ari’el Stachel.
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