Monday, January 14, 2013

BABEL a Finalist for Source Festival

With much enthusiasm, I share news that THE BABEL PROJECT is one of 25 finalists selected for Source Festival, a new works festival in Washington DC.

The Babel ensemble from the 2012 WordBRIDGE Playwrights Lab.  Photo by Phoebe Troiani.
Source Festival, which began in 2008, is one of my favorite new works festivals, as it has a wonderful history of generosity and artistic experiment.  Featuring several different forms of live theatrical works, BABEL is under consideration for one of the three works to be selected in their "full-lengths plays" programming.

Big congratulations to my collaborator, electronic music composer Mike Vernusky, whose work on this piece is completely thrilling.

Congratulations as well to the entire roster of finalists, whose works and bios can be viewed here.

Mike and I both hope to continue working on this project, and to create and sustain a long, unpredictable life for this play and for our relationships with the people who collaborate with us.

Huge thank yous to Source Festival, to the 2012 WordBRIDGE Playwrights Laboratory (whose developmental process was truly excellent, and whose collaborating artists were even more truly excellent), and to the awesome student-ensemble at Drexel University (where we developed a very early version of this work).

much love,