#LosAngeles: Join us on September 4 for a FREE evening of conversation with some of LA’s most exciting #Latinx writers as we explore language as a storytelling device through theatre, film, and TV. ⠀ Local artists and Sundance alumni discuss how the creative process for bilingual stories on the stage might differ from the screen and how writers maintain their independent voices in the industry without compromising their culture. Click the link in our bio to RSVP.
Los Angeles: From August 22 till 29, we are bringing #Sundance 2019 Short Film Tour to Alamo Drafthouse Los Angeles ( @drafthousela). The lineup features a variety of storytelling including fiction, documentary, and animation from around the world. Get your tickets by clicking on the link in our bio. The 2019 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is presented by @youtube. ⠀ 📸: MUTEUM (film still)
Filmmakers: Yesterday we launched our new Documentary Short Film Fund, where we partnered with The Marshall Project ( @marshallproj) on a series of short film projects aimed at finding, nurturing, and elevating documentary stories about the U.S. criminal justice system. Applications are open till September 30, 2019. ⠀ We are looking for filmmakers or teams with an individual in a key creative position (director, producer, director of photography, or editor) who has been impacted by the U.S. criminal justice system to develop stories that take a fresh approach to criminal justice narratives. ⠀ Non-recoupable grants of up to $25,000 USD per project will be awarded to support up to five nonfiction short films, which will be launched on The Marshall Project website and a streaming or broadcast partner. ⠀ Click the link in our bio for more info!
Six directors have convened in Arles, France for the sixth annual Sundance Institute | Luma Foundation (@luma_arles) Directors Retreat in Arles, France, from August 1-12, 2019. Founded in 2013 as a creative collaboration between Sundance Institute’s Theatre Program and Luma Foundation, the Retreat is an opportunity for directors to meet, share best and emerging practices, and work self-directed on their upcoming projects. #SundanceTheatre The Fellows selected for this year's Retreat are: 1. Omar Abusaada 2. Steve Cosson 3. Anne Kauffman 4. Laura Penn 5. Laura Poitras 6. Hana S. Sharif For more info, click the link in our bio
Congrats to the 9 science-focused independent projects selected for this year's Science Sandbox Nonfiction Initiative, which aims to elevate the voices of independent artists working at the intersection of science and nonfiction storytelling, as well as to encourage critical thinking, promote educated discourse and highlight the overlap of science and art. The selected projects will receive non-recoupable grants, access to Sundance Institute’s year-round continuum of support, and receive opportunities for engagement events. ⠀ ⚗️ x 🎥: Science Sandbox Nonfiction Initiative is a collaboration between Sundance Institute and @sciencesandbox. The recipients of the grants are: ▪️EDGE OF TIME, directed by Stephanie Spray ▪️THE EYES TO SEE, directed by Ian Cheney and Sharon Shattuck ▪️FATHOM, directed by Drew Xanthopoulos ▪️THE LAST KIDNEY DONOR, directed by Penny Lane ▪️MISSING MICROBES, directed by Steven Lawrence and Sarah Schenck ▪️RAISING KHAN, directed by Melissa Leshand Trevor Frost ▪️RED HEAVEN, directed by Lauren DeFilippo and Katherine Gorringe ▪️UNTITLED BLACK HOLE FILM, directed by Peter Galison ▪️USERS, directed by Natalia Almada. More info on each of these projects, click the link in our bio. ⠀
📸 #1: @abualhayja and @alaa_shehada_ in rehearsals for LONDON-JENIN, a piece they devised in collaboration with @khawlaibrah and @oliverbutler based on their own experiences as traveling comics. 📸 #2: @yesimwhitneywhite, writer-director-composer-performer of DEFINITION, rehearses new music with her band. 📸 #3: L to R: @rpgnyc , @its_daveed, @yettita, and @instamarbles working through a scene in DON’T EAT THE MANGOS, a haunting family drama set in Puerto Rico. 📸 #4: @bassemyoussef, doctor turned salsa dancer turned political icon, writes his first play THE MIDDLE BEAST, at the Theatre Lab in collaboration with @oliverbutler (director) and Lisa Peterson (dramaturg).
📸 #1: L to R: Farai Malianga, @somimusic, and Hervé Samb rehearsing their new work based on the life of Miriam Makeba, DREAMING ZENZILE. 📸 #2: @sarahlunnie and @davidadjmi developing ideas for David's new play, THE BLIND KING. 📸 #3: The women of THE GARDEN by @asaleayo in rehearsal! From L to R Brenda Pressley, Cherise Boothe, Kate Carolan, and Kristin M. Herrick. 📸 #4: @theabubakrali and Eston Fung sharing a sweet moment in rehearsal for Clarence Coo's ON THAT DAY IN AMSTERDAM, directed by @kareemdirector.
📸 #1: The company of Whitney White's DEFINITION, a concert play, warms up before rehearsing. 📸 #2: Dramaturgy in action! Lisa Peterson in rehearsal with Bassem Youssef and Oliver Butler for THE MIDDLE BEAST. 📸 #3: 2019 Theatre Lab Company takes a "fun one!" ⠀ 📝 The projects selected for the Theatre Lab are: ⠀ ▪️THE BLIND KING: Written by @davidadjmi & directed by @sarahlunnie ▪️DEFINITION: Written & directed by @yesimwhitneywhite ▪️DON'T EAT THE MANGOS: Written by @rpgnyc & directed by @its_daveed ▪️DREAMING ZENZILE: Written by @somimusic & directed by @_lbcnyc_ ▪️THE GARDEN: Written by @asaleayo & directed by Liz Diamond ▪️LONDON-JENIN: Devised and performed by @abualhayja & @alaa_shehada_ , written by @khawlaibrah & directed by @oliverbutler ▪️ON THAT DAY IN AMSTERDAM: Written By Clarence Coo & directed by @kareemdirector ▪️THE MIDDLE BEAST: Written by @bassemyoussef & directed by @oliverbutler ⠀ ⠀ 📝Artists-in-Residence: ▪️.@riteshbatra_2666 ▪️.@hcarbornauts ▪️.@dimamatta ▪️.@faditoufiq ⠀ 📸 Credit: Jen Fairchild
Liz Manashil, manager of our Creative Distribution Initiative interviews @inreality_film, writer/director/star Ann Lupo (@ann_lupo) and producer Holly Meehl. In part one of this interview, Ann and Holly Meehl shared how they got their anti-romantic comedy feature off the ground. In this second and final part, we explore how they navigated self-distribution. Link in bio to read more ⠀ 📸: IN REALITY
Indigenous filmmakers: Join us and Oneida Indian Nation on August 9 in Sherrill, NY for a one-day workshop with Erica Tremblay (Seneca-Cayuga Nation), where she will focus on storytelling for film—guiding participants through the process of identifying a narrative and then producing it for the screen. A FREE film screening will be held a day before and is open for ALL. #Indigenousfilm Link in bio for more info. ⠀ 📸: LITTLE CHIEF
"When I arrived at the 2019 Native Filmmakers Lab, I was nervous to tell my peers that my story was about a Native dominatrix for hire. I knew I had a story that was intimate in many ways, as it’s my personal channel to my frustrations as an Indigenous woman in Trump’s America, my sexual life, and my right to protect and defend Indigenous women."—Peshawn Bread ( @thepbread), 2019 Native Filmmakers Lab Fellow. Learn more about Peshawn Bread’s experience at the lab, where surrounded by upcoming Indigenous filmmakers and experienced Indigenous mentors, motivated her to stay true to herself, own her story, and take even bigger risks. #Indigenousfilm
Liz Manashil ( @lizmanashil), manager of our #CreativeDistro Initiative and a filmmaker herself, was struck by the filmmakers’ energy and commitment to their work—as they dedicated several years to bringing their story to life. In part 1 of this interview, Liz asked writer/director/star Ann Lupo (@ann_lupo) and producer Holly Meehl to walk her through how they got @inreality_film film off the ground. Link in bio to read the full interview. Part 2 coming soon! ⠀ 📸: IN REALITY
“Creating a sustainable future where independent producers can continue to develop bold storytelling and take risks is a key priority for the Lab and Summit.”⠀ ⠀ Click the link in our bio to meet the independent producers and industry advisors attending the 2019 Creative Producing Labs & Summit. #SundanceLabs #CreativeProducer
Photos from the 2019 Directors Lab #SundanceLabs⠀ ⠀ 1. A.V. Rockwell ( @avrockwell) with actor Dante Brown on set⠀ 2. Ihab Jadallah ( @ihabjad) sitting with advisor Joan Darling at the 2010 Directors Lab.⠀ 3. Aristotle Torres ( @aristotlebam) on set. ⠀ 4. Mounia Akl (@Mounia.akl) with advisors Gyula Gazdag and Keith Gordon. ⠀ 5. ACTION! 🎬⠀ ⠀ Photos 1-3 by Jen Fairchild⠀ Photo #4 by Jonathan Hickerson⠀ Photo 5 by Dan Campbell
We caught up with a few of the 2019 Directors Lab fellows to get their quick takes on what it was like to fine-tune their projects with support from world-renowned creative advisors and fellow directors in the Utah mountains. #SundanceLabs⠀ ⠀ 🎬 Click the link in our bio to read more ⠀ 1. Barbara Cigarroa ( @barbaracigarroa) at the 2019 Directors Lab⠀ 2. Joey Ally works with actress Whitney Palmer on set.⠀ 3. Kobi Libii ( @kobilibii) works with editor Paul Frank at the lab. ⠀ 4. Dionne Edwards ( @dionceknowles) on set. ⠀ 5. Fellows and advisors pose for a group photo. ⠀ Photos 1, 3-5 by Jen Fairchild ⠀ Photo 2 by Dan Campbell
#Grandrapids: Join us on July 29 at @wealthytheatre for a FREE community screening of Indigenous short films straight from the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Please RSVP to attend. Click the link in our bio. Local filmmaker and Sundance Institute Indigenous Program alumnus @shane.mcsauby (Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians) will be premiering his latest work alongside the 2019 Festival shorts from the Native Forum. The screening will be followed by a Q&A. #Indigenousfilm ⠀ 📸: BIRDS IN THE EARTH
📢 Supporters of independent film! We are looking for people who want to join our community as volunteers for the #Sundance 2020 (January 23-February 2). Must be 18+ by the start of the Festival. ⠀ Click the link in our bio to apply today!
🍿 This month, escape the heat—in theaters or on the couch—and catch three brand-new Festival releases. Click the link in our bio to see all the films to watch in July. #sundance ⠀ ⠀ 📸: SHARE directed by Pippa Bianco
From the screening to the after-party audience members enjoyed the experience of the #SundanceBenefit. Credit 1. © 2019 Nalani Hernandez for Sundance Institute 2. © 2019 Nalani Hernandez for Sundance Institute 3. © 2019 Nalani Hernandez for Sundance Institute 4. © 2019 Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Sundance Institute 5. © 2019 Aaron Farley for Sundance Institute Event hosted by @Acura. Major Sponsor @Wellsfargo. Media sponsor @Variety. #TheFarewell
Celebrating the visionary filmmaker @thumbelulu at the Sundance Institute presents L.A. premiere of @thefarewell hosted @Acura. Credit 1. © 2019 Nalani Hernandez for Sundance Institute 2. © 2019 Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Sundance Institute 3. © 2019 Shannon Segura for Sundance Institute 4. © 2019 Aaron Farley for Sundance Institute 5. © 2019 Shannon Segura for Sundance Institute Event hosted by @Acura. Major Sponsor @Wellsfargo. Media sponsor @Variety.
Last night we celebrated the L.A. premiere of @TheFarewell at @theatre_acedtla. Check out a few shots from the night! Photo Credit 1. © 2019 Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Sundance Institute 2. © 2019 Shannon Segura for Sundance Institute 3. © 2019 @n8thesk8 for Sundance Institute 4. © 2019 Shannon Segura for Sundance Institute 5. © 2019 Shannon Segura for Sundance Institute ⠀ Event hosted by @Acura. Major Sponsor @Wellsfargo. Media sponsor @Variety. #AboutLastNight #TheFarewell #SundanceBenefit
After 30 years on #Sundance staff and 11 years as Festival Director, @cooperdance will move to the newly created Emeritus Director role following the #Sundance. ⠀ ⠀ “This journey has been exhilarating. I’ve been lucky to find my perfect job. l always had the founding principles, passed down by Robert Redford, to guide me. I attribute any success I have had to being part of an amazing staff (past and present) who strive together to help storytellers follow their dreams and launch careers. I’ve got such confidence and pride in the team, and am excited by all that the future holds. I look forward to remaining a part of this fantastic organization in my new role, and creating a seamless transition for new Festival leadership.” - John Cooper, Festival Director ⠀ Click the link in our bio to read more.
🎼 Excited to announce the Composers and Directors for 2019 #FilmMusic and Sound Design Lab heading to the legendary @skywalkersound facilities. ⠀ “Working with sound designers and both fiction and documentary filmmakers, we will explore the different ways that music and sound contribute to the storytelling process of filmmaking." —Peter Golub, Director of the #FilmMusic Program ⠀ ⠀ Click the link in our bio to learn about the new Fellows. #SundanceLabs
#SundanceVolunteer Johnathan Luster shares his experience from watching the film HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE at #Sundance 2012. ⠀ ⠀ "I have such a vivid, powerful memory from the 2012 Festival. I sat down to watch a screening of HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE at the Egyptian Theatre, not knowing what a profound impact this film would have on my life. This documentary tracks the AIDs epidemic in the US in the 1980s and 1990s, which was largely associated with the queer community. I'm a gay man, and while I had a basic idea of what happened in the 80s and 90s surrounding the discovery of HIV, how it could be transmitted, and that it was positioned as primarily a gay issue, I had never heard the story of what it might have felt like to watch friends and family all around you die; to live in such fear and uncertainty; and to be compelled to take such agency in trying to solve the problem, from medicine to policy to what became a social movement. This was a slice of history that touched my community so closely, and it was powerful and so meaningful for me to have this education in the Sundance community. The Q&A was just as impactful as the film as many of the subjects, including family members of subjects who passed away in the 90s, were in attendance. This has been the most moving storytelling experience I've been part of at Sundance to date, and has offered me such important perspective on this era in gay, US, and world history. I found heroes I didn't even know I had, and had the opportunity to meet them - those who are still with us - after the Q&A. I still tear up a bit by simply recalling this experience." #PrideMonth ⠀ 📸: Courtesy of HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE
💥 Congrats to the 5 boundary-pushing nonfiction film project teams for getting into the 2019 Documentary Edit & Story Lab. The lab will provide them with time and space to go deep into the language, form, and meaning of their independent nonfiction films. ⠀ “By gathering these filmmakers together with some of the field’s most compelling creators, we hope to not only advance their projects through the revelatory process of editing but also to build community and meaningfully expand the realm of imaginative possibility for the film teams themselves.”—Tabitha Jackson, our Documentary Film Program Director. Click the link in our bio to read more about the teams and their projects. ⠀ 📸: Jonathan Hickerson
☀️ Summer has finally arrived! It’s time to celebrate the season and Utah’s outdoor movie tradition with FREE screenings of eleven Sundance Film Festival favorites plus special guests, fun activities, delicious food and many surprises. #sundancelocals Click the link in our bio to see the lineup.🍿
Congrats to the 8 incredible directors in the first cohort of #ReFrameRise: @akhavandesiree, @haifaa.almansour , @patriciacardosofilm, @hanelleculpepper, @sydneyfreeland, Zetna Fuentes, @tinamabry, and @meeraonthewall. #ReFrameRise is a 2-year program that provides high-level industry sponsorship to help experienced female filmmakers advance to the next stage in their career. It was born from a collaborative initiative of @womeninfilmla and Sundance Institute. Read full article published by @hollywoodreporter by clicking on the link in our bio. ⠀ 📸: Jeong Park
Even in film, celebratory and proud LGBTQ+ stories still feel rare —so we wanted to highlight the rare films that joyously celebrate LGBTQ+ identities. Click the link in our bio to see a few of our favorite independent films and series that truly own and celebrate queer identities. #PrideMonth 🌈 ⠀ 📸: PARIS IS BURNING directed by Jennie Livingston
Congratulations to all the @thetonyawards winners, including 6 #SundanceTheatre alumni @andre_deshields, Rachel Hauck, @rachel.chavkin on their project [ @hadestown], @celiakb for [ @mockingbirdbway], @santinofontana for [ @tootsiemusical], and Terrence McNally for lifetime achievement in the theater. Click the link in our bio to read more. 📸: HADESTOWN
"With the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and the WorldPride festival colliding in New York this #PrideMonth, it’s an especially momentous time to look to the past to consider what Pride means today, and cinema...can be an important tool." Via @nytimes ⠀ Click the link in our bio to read: PRIDE IN QUEER CINEMA OF THE PAST MIGHT SHOW US OUR FUTURE
#Macon GA! 🎞 Join us June 28th for a free screening of LUCE, which premiered at #Sundance 2019—followed by a conversation with filmmaker Julius Onah— at Douglass Theatre. Click the link in our bio to RSVP. Event supported by @knightfdn.
Actor Sam Claflin of THE NIGHTINGALE being interviewed at the Filmmakers Studio. #SundanceLondon Photo by @joish81
(L-R) Host Anna Smith, writer Sam Bain, director Patrick Brice and comedian Natasia Demetriou at the Comedy and Collaboration panel discussion. #SundanceLondon Photo by @joish81
We are pleased to announce the six projects selected for the 2019 #NewFrontier Story Lab, which supports independent artists working at the cutting-edge convergence of film, art, media, live performance and technology. ⠀ ⠀ “The relationship between artists and creative technologists develops and expands during the Lab, using emerging and immersive media to find new forms of deeply personal storytelling, this year especially through performance, machine learning, and reimaginings at the intersection of the human and the machine,” - Ruthie Doyle, interim Director of New Frontier Lab Programs Click the link in our bio to view our new fellows.
Creators: Enter Sundance Co//ab’s May challenge for a chance to win a one-year subscription, a one-on-one mentoring session with a Sundance Advisor, and a free Master Class. ⠀ This month’s challenge is in partnership with @the_blackhouse — the theme: FREE SKATE. Using this image as inspiration, write a story or scene, shoot a video, create an animation, or record an audio piece which includes these skates as a central part of your story. Let your imagination flow in the genre of your choice (comedy, horror, thriller, drama, etc.). The work can be fiction, nonfiction, or hybrid. Have fun and bring your unique voice! ⠀ Learn more and enter via our bio link. #SundanceCollab
This #AsianPacificAmericanHeritageMonth, we’re spotlighting some of the creators within the Sundance family whose work you can watch at home—from a darkly funny web series and audience favorite feel-good comedies to feature documentaries about less-explored aspects of the American experience. ⠀ 📺: Megha Kadakia ( @lamegs): Producer, THE TIGER HUNTER 📺: Ciara Lacy ( @ciaraleilacy): Director/Screenwriter/Producer, OUT OF STATE 📺: Andrew Ahn (@insta_ahn): Director/Screenwriter, SPA NIGHT 📺: Tony Vainuku ( @tonyvainuku): Co-Director/Cinematographer, IN FOOTBALL WE TRUST 📺: Susane Lee ( @susanelee): Co-Creator/Co-Writer/Co-Editor/Actor, SUSANELAND 📺: Ryan Koo ( @ryanbkoo): Director/Screenwriter, AMATEUR Click the link in our bio to get links to the films. ⠀ 📸: Co-creator Susane Lee in the dark comedy web series 'susaneLand'
“This year’s cohort of artists from the U.S. and around the world will be supported as they push their boundaries and build their skills—amplifying their distinctive and singular voices within the Lab framework.” — @SundanceSatter, Founding Director, Feature Film Program Click the link in our bio to read more. #SundanceLabs
To kick off this year’s lab season, we thumbed through our archives and picked a few of our lab “graduates” who have gone on to do amazing things—who you might not have known ever went through an Institute lab in the first place. Click the link in our bio to read more. ⠀ ⠀ 📸 From the left: John C. Reilly, Paul Thomas Anderson, and Philip Baker Hall at the 1993 Directors Lab. (Photo by Sandria Miller) ⠀ ⠀ 📸 Alfonso Cuarón( @alfonsocuaron) advising Cory McAbee ( @corymcabee1961) at the 1998 June Screenwriters Lab. (Photo by Fred Hayes) ⠀ ⠀ 📸 Ryan Coogler at the 2012 Screenwriters Lab. (Photo by Alli Barr) ⠀ ⠀ 📸 Euzhan Palcy and Robert Redford at the 1985 Directors Lab. (Photo by Roger Christiansen) ⠀ ⠀ 📸 Darren Aronofsky ( @darrenaronofsky) at the #Sundance 98 awards ceremony. (Photo by Ken Regan) ⠀ ⠀ 📸 From left: LOVE & BASKETBALL’s director of photography Alicia Weber, director Gina Prince-Bythewood ( @gpbmadeit), actors Tamla Jones and Richard Jones, and crew chief Craig Sullivan at a lab in 1998 (Phot by Unknown) ⠀ 📸 Debra Granik at the LEAVE NO TRACE premiere during the #Sundance 2018. (Photo by Stephen Speckman) ⠀ ⠀ 📸 Cary Fukunaga (@cary_fukunaga) at the 2006 Directors Lab. (Photo by Fred Hayes) ⠀ ⠀ 📸 Paul Thomas Anderson at the 1993 Directors Lab. (Photo by Sandria Miller)
The documentary fund is eligible for feature-length documentary projects. Apply by June 2 for September's decision. Grant categories are for development (up to $15,000) and production/post-production (up to $40,000). We fund 40-50 projects per year. Click the link in our bio to apply. Go to open applications >> documentary fund.
The BLACK PANTHER star, @chadwickboseman is set to play the first black samurai in YASUKE. Via @hollywoodreporter. ⠀ “The legend of Yasuke is one of history's best-kept secrets, the only person of non-Asian origin to become a Samurai. That's not just an action movie, that’s a cultural event, an exchange, and I am excited to be part of it."—Chadwick Boseman ⠀ 📸: Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images
"We, as a people in the industry, may not be perfect, but we definitely are a family and are united."— @lenawaithe. ⠀ With @hollywoodreporter, Waithe and her former boss Gina Prince-Bythewood ( @gpbmadeit) open up about their close bond, representation in entertainment, shortcomings of Hollywood diversity programs, and building a mentoring network. ⠀ 📸: @martymoes Click the link in our bio to read full article. Article under ‘In the news’ section.
May is a big month for catching the #Sundance 2019 films you may have missed, with two of the Festival’s top prize winners and a wealth of other films and series making their post-Festival premieres. Click the link in our bio to check out all of the Sundance-supported films coming to theaters and digital platforms—plus one play coming to the stage—this month. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 📸: KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE, directed by Rachel Lears
Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with our Director of Programming @kyutani for being selected—by the nonprofit collective @goldhouseco—as one of the 100 most impactful Asians in culture from the past year with the inaugural #A100. #AAPIHM
Congratulations to all @TheTonyAwards nominees being recognized for excellence in New York Broadway theatre, including 20 #SundanceTheatre alumni #TonyAwards ⠀ Best Play ▪️CHOIR BOY by Tarell Alvin McCraney ▪️ GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS by Taylor Mac ▪️WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME by Heidi Schreck Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical ▪️Alex Brightman, BEETLEJUICE ▪️Santino Fontana, TOOTSIE Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical ▪️Kelli O’Hara, KISS ME, KATE Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play ▪️Adam Driver, BURN THIS Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play ▪️Heidi Schreck, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Best Book of a Musical ▪️AIN’T TOO PROUD, Dominique Morisseau Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre ▪️TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, Adam Guettel Best Direction of a Musical ▪️Rachel Chavkin, HADESTOWN ▪️Daniel Fish, OKLAHOMA! Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical ▪️Andre De Shields, HADESTOWN ▪️Andy Grotelueschen, TOOTSIE Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical ▪️Mary Testa, OKLAHOMA! Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play ▪️Gideon Glick, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play ▪️Celia Keenan-Bolger, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD ▪️Kristine Nielsen, GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS Best Orchestrations ▪️Daniel Kluger, OKLAHOMA! Best Scenic Design of a Musical ▪️Rachel Hauck, HADESTOWN Best Costume Design of a Play ▪️Clint Ramos, TORCH SONG A number of honorary 2019 Tony Award recipients have already been announced. One of them is Terrence McNally—a #SundanceTheatre alumnus. ⠀ 📸: CHOIR BOY
Congrats to the nineteen artists who will convene to develop new work at the annual #SundanceTheatre Lab at the Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah July 8-28. Eight genre-spanning pieces, encompassing plays, musicals, and interdisciplinary work for the stage, are among the works being developed by fifteen Fellows and four Artists-in-Residence. ⠀ The 2019 Sundance Institute Theatre Lab Fellows and projects are: THE BLIND KING By David Adjmi Directed by Sarah Lunnie 2. DEFINITION Written & directed by Whitney White 3. DON'T EAT THE MANGOS By Ricardo Pérez González Directed by David Mendizábal 4. DREAMING ZENZILE By Somi Kakoma Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz 5. THE GARDEN By Charlayne Woodard Directed by Liz Diamond 6. LONDON-JENIN Devised and Performed by Faisal Abu Alhayjaa & Alaa Shehada Written & Directed by Khawla Ibraheem 7. ON THAT DAY IN AMSTERDAM By Clarence Coo Directed by Kareem Fahmy 8. UNTITLED By Bassem Youssef Director TBD Artists-in-Residence 1. Ritesh Batr 2. Heather Christian 3. Dima Mikhayel Matta 4. Fadi Toufiq This year’s Theatre Lab Advisory Committee comprised Maria Goyanes, Janice Paran, Clint Ramos, Liesl Tommy, Stephen Wadsworth and Stephanie Ybarra. Link in bio to read more about the fellows and their projects.