Free Online Seminar: Q&A about New Work Development at Regional Theatres

taught by PWC Friend Michael Evan Haney
Tuesday, June 2 6:00pm - 8:00pm Central Time
Online via Zoom

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Playwrights’ Center is taking action to connect people with their communities and create income streams for theater artists who are out of work. Any and all are welcome to join!

Class Type: Beyond The Play Class Level: All Experience Levels Welcome

When: Tuesday, June 2, 6:00pm - 8:00pm CDT (4pm PDT, 5pm MDT, 7pm EDT)

Where: Online via Zoom, check out this quick video on the process.

Structure: Q&A

Participants must register to join this class, Sign Up at the bottom of the page

In this seminar, Michael Haney will answer questions and provide insight into New Work Development at regional theatres. Drawing on his many years as an actor, director, and the Associate Artistic Director of Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park he'll offer advice on the process. Participants will leave with a better sense of the what and the how of new work development. Your questions are welcome in advance to help provide a basis for the format of the class. When you register you'll receive a form to submit questions too, we will also take questions during the class. 

Important Things to Note:

  • This class is offered free of charge
  • This class will be offered online only

PostScript: Michael is celebrating his 49th year in professional theatre during which time he has acted in and directed more than 250 productions including directing Around the World in 80 Days for the Irish Rep. Off-Broadway appearing in Elie Wiesel’s Zalmen and the National Tour of Nicholas Nickleby. His regional directing credits include Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville,The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Westport Country Playhouse and Kansas City Rep. Internationally: The English Theatres of Vienna and Frankfurt as well as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 

He was Associate Artistic Director with The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park for 15 years, where he directed over 50 productions including the award winning TheClean House, Blackbird, The Syringa Tree, Crime & Punishment, Speaking In Tongues and the world premieres of The History of Invulnerability by David Bar Katz (a play about Superman and the Holocaust), Hiding Behind Comets by Brian Dykstra, A Delicate Ship by Anna Ziegler and Summerland by Arlitia Jones.  

Recently he has appeared on screen with Cate Blanchett in Carol and Mark Ruffalo in Dark Waters both directed by Todd Haynes.

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