ATC Reduces Season Plans, Announces “Open Residency” Program

ATC Reduces Season Plans, Announces “Open Residency” Program

American Theater Company (ATC) has restructured its 2016-17 Season, postponing the world premiere of Basil Kreimendahl’s WE’RE GONNA BE OKAY to the following season. The other three previously announced plays will run on an updated production schedule.

Led by newly appointed Artistic Director Will Davis, the season now includes the regional premiere of Jaclyn Backhaus’ MEN ON BOATS under Davis’ direction, Jan. 6-Feb. 12, 2017, a reimagined PICNIC by William Inge, directed by Davis, March 17-April 23, 2017; and the world premiere of Dan Aibel’s T., an exploration of the Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding saga, directed by Margot Bordelon, May 19-June 25, 2017.

“ATC remains fully committed to the projects and artists we’ve invited to work with us, and we will produce all four of those works on a restructured timeline between this season and next,” says Artistic Director Will Davis. “As the incoming artistic director, it is my job and privilege to shepherd ATC into its next chapter, which must be defined not just by virtuosic artistry but also by fiscal responsibility. It is imperative that I consider this moment of transition carefully to ensure that the work being made in our small but mighty warehouse continues to grow over my tenure, and this season that means we will reimagine our producing footprint. I intend for ATC to be a thriving non-profit and a home base for powerful new works for the American Theater.”

This fall, ATC will host the new “Open Residency Program”. The Residency will be interdisciplinary and open to project proposals in all stages of development. Accepted artists will be awarded rehearsal hours and a presentation slot at ATC at the end of their residency. More details and a call for proposals for ATC’s Open Residency Program are promised to be released next month.

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