Dan DietzJerome Fellowships 2010 // Core Writers 2011 // Core Writers 2012 // Core Writers 2013
Dan Dietz’s plays include tempOdyssey, Tilt Angel, Americamisfit, and The Sandreckoner. His work has been commissioned, developed and presented at such venues as Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Guthrie Theater, the Public Theater, the Kennedy Center, Curious Theatre, NJ Rep, Salvage Vanguard Theater, Studio Theatre, the Playwrights’ Center, and Tiyatro-Z (Istanbul, Turkey). Dietz has been an NEA/TCG Theatre Residency Program for Playwrights recipient, a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere recipient, a Josephine Bay Paul Fellow, and a James A. Michener Fellow, and has been nominated for the Weissberger Award and the ATCA Steinberg Award. Dietz has twice been a recipient of the Heideman Award.
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Clementine in the Lower NineAn adaption of Aechylus' Agamemnon
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When Katrina blew her way across New Orleans, Clementine’s family scattered to the winds. Nine months later, everyone’s coming back home. But when her husband shows up with a strange young girl, the past roars back in with a vengeance. Will they manage to rebuild their beloved home? Or will they tear each other apart first? A blues-infused story of hope and survival in the Lower Ninth Ward, adapted from Aeschylus’ Agamemnon.
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Khaled has traveled from Iraq to Minnesota to find his best friend, Jeff. Problem is, an IED attack has left Jeff in a coma—and Jeff's father blames Khaled and everyone who looks like him. The two men wait it out together, and in the long silence an unexpected common language emerges, unleashing centuries of rage and resentment … and music. A heavy metal clash between Midwest and Middle East.
Directed by HAYLEY FINN
Dramaturgy by JOHN OLIVE
Featuring BOBAK BAKHTIARI, DUSTIN BRONSON, PETER CHRISTIAN HANSEN, TERRY HEMPLEMAN, and ANNA SUNDBERG
Stage Directions read by EJ SUBKOVIAK
Live Drumming by JOSEPH SCRIMSHAW
This new play reading is presented as part of the 2011-12 RUTH EASTON NEW PLAY SERIES.
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