[h2]Novel Workshop Series[/h2]
Book-It Repertory Theatre and the UW School of Drama are collaborating again in a series that explores potential adaptations for future main stage productions at Book-It.
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The 2014 Novel Workshop Series schedule has not yet been announced.
[/tab][tab title=”ABOUT THE SERIES”]Watch the creative process unfold onstage as PATP students explore a series of works-in-progress with Book-It Repertory Theatre. This collaboration aims to expose students and audiences to the process of play development through readings in the Book-It Style™.
Every Book-It show is a world-premiere adaptation of a work of fiction. Co-Artistic Director Myra Platt explains, “Bringing a novel adaptation to the stage cannot be rushed, and an early reading of a fledgling adaptation with a discerning audience can shortcut development time and help steer a new work through the process—it can also tell the company what won’t work as a Book-It Style™ production.”
The inaugural year’s reading series led to Jim Lynch’s Border Songs and Ivan Doig’s Prairie Nocturne being selected for full production on Book-It’s main stage.
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[tab title=”UW SCHOOL OF DRAMA”]The University of Washington School of Drama is one of the country’s leading training institutions for theatre artists and scholars. Sixteen faculty and 20 staff members serve 150 undergraduate majors and 45 graduate students. The School offers a four-year undergraduate liberal arts education, Masters of Fine Arts degrees in acting, design, and directing, and a PhD in theatre history and criticism.
Internationally, students study and present work at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland and in Pontlevoy, France as The Drama Collective. Faculty and alumni have founded theatres such as ACT (Seattle), Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Empty Space Theatre, and most recently, the Washington Ensemble Theatre, Emerald City Scene, Wing-it Productions, and Next Stage.
[/tab][tab title=”PRESS”]Book-It Repertory Theatre and UW School of Drama to Host Novel Workshop Series
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[h3]Past Novel Workshop Series[/h3]
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (père),
Adapted by Rachel Atkins and directed by David Quicksall
Run by Ann Patchett
Adapted and directed by Myra Platt
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
Adapted by Jeff Schwager and directed by Josh Aaseng
Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
Adapted and directed by Annie Lareau
She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
Adapted and directed by Kelly Kitchens
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Adapted and directed by Annie Lareau
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Adapted by Rachel Atkins and directed by Jane Jones
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
Adapted by Jeff Schwager and directed by Josh Aaseng[/toggle]
The Gravedigger’s Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates
Adapted and directed by John Vreeke
Baby Todd and the Rattlesnake Stradivarius by Teresa Kennedy
Adapted by Melanie White and directed by Myra Platt
The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty
Adapted by Sonya Schneider and directed by Kate Godman
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Adapted by Don Fleming and directed by John Hill
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime by Oscar Wilde
Adapted by Brandon J. Simmons and directed by Carys Kresny
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Adapted by Rachel Atkins and directed by George Mount
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
Adapted by Myra Platt and directed by Annie Lareau[/toggle]
[toggle title=”2010″]Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
Adapted by Mischa Willett and directed by Carol Roscoe
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Adapted by Barb Lachman and directed by Annie Lareau
Ulysses by James Joyce, Rights Pending
Adapted by Wendy Joseph and directed by Mary Machala
Border Songs by Jim Lynch
Adapted by Bryan Willis and directed by Jane Jones
Prairie Nocturne by Ivan Doig
Adapted by Elena Hartwell and directed by Myra Platt
Explorations in Literary Works Originating from Magazines
Adapted by Daniel Brockley and directed by Makaela Pollock
Cousin Bette by Honoré de Balzac
Adapted and directed by David Quicksall[/toggle]
Made possible, in part, through the generosity of The Boeing Company Charitable Trust.