Playwright – Meg Miroshnik

Sunday, June 4 at 3:30pm

No. Six Depot Roastery and Café
6 Depot Street, West Stockbridge, MA

$20

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The Droll by Meg Miroshnik

A new play about the end of theatre. Our protagonist, young Nim Dullyn, seeks to join an underground theatrical troupe– being pursued by the controlling and unjust government Roundheads, who deem theater an abomination. WAM Theatre invites you to join the resistance in this daring and darkly funny world as the last remaining Players risk everything to perform one last Hamlet against all odds. The Droll is a love letter to actors and an exploration of art and politics. Through the lens of 17th Century Puritan England, the play explores artists living lives of creativity when doing so was a crime. Through this reading, WAM ask our audiences: What would you risk for your passions, your art?

MEG MIROSHNIK (Playwright) WAM Theatre: Fresh Takes Reading Series 2015: The Tall Girls. Plays: The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls; The Droll {A Stage-Play about the END of Theatre}; The Tall Girls; Old Actress; and an adaptation of the libretto for Shostakovich’s Moscow, Cheryomushki. Venues: La Jolla Playhouse, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Center Theatre Group, South Coast Rep, the McCarter Theatre Center, Yale Rep, Alliance Theatre, Yale Rep, the Kennedy Center, Lark New Play Development Center, Chicago Opera Theater, the Moscow Playwright and Director Center, Washington Ensemble Theatre, Circle X, The Wilma Theater, Perishable Theatre, WordBRIDGE Playwrights Laboratory, and One Coast Collaboration. Awards: She is the recipient of a 2012 Whiting Award. Her play The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls was a finalist for the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn prize and winner of the 2011-2012 Alliance/Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Award. Training: MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama where she studied with Paula Vogel. Et Cetera: Meg hails from Minneapolis and currently lives in Los Angeles, where she is a member of the Playwrights Union and The Kilroys.

kristenKRISTEN VAN GINHOVEN (Director) WAM Theatre: The Bakelite Masterpiece, In Darfur (New England Premiere), Emilie (New England Premiere), The Old Mezzo (World Premiere), The Attic, The Pearls and Three Fine Girls and Melancholy Play Elsewhere: Waxworks (Williams College), The Whale (Adirondack Theatre Festival), 10 Minute Play Festival (Barrington Stage Company), Petticoats of Steel (Capital Repertory Theatre), Footloose (Cohoes Music Hall), Children’s Hour (Siena College), Vendetta Chrome (Emerson College). Selected assistant directing: The Physicists, 42nd Street (Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada), Two Men of Florence (Huntington Theatre) Sleuth, Absurd Person Singular (Barrington Stage Company). Training: Dalhousie University (BA), Queen’s University (BEd), Emerson College (MA). Et cetera: Kristen is an associate member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and a theatre artist for the International Schools Theatre Association. She was a member of the 2013 Lincoln Center Director’s Lab and is a member of the Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction at the Stratford Festival of Canada. Kristen is the co-founder and Artistic Director of WAM Theatre. Website: www.WAMTheatre.com

Stay tuned for casting announcement.