Waterwell, one of the Village Voice’s Best Arguments for Devised Theater and creators of GOODBAR and #9, continues its annual New Works Lab series of developmental workshop productions with a commission by Dael Orlandersmith (Forever, Yellowman, Beauty’s Daugther) for its senior Drama Class of 2016 at the Professional Performing Arts School (PPAS). The new play, Some of the Things Inside, is directed by Allison Talis.
Designed to stimulate the creation of high-quality new plays for young artists, Waterwell’s New Works Lab @ PPAS presents stripped down, actor-centric productions that add to the canon of thematically rich, complex and original scripts and roles for student actors. Previous NWL playwrights have been Qui Nguyen (Begets: Fall of a High School Ronin, 2015), Nick Jones (Salomé of the Moon, 2014), A. Rey Pamatmat (A Spare Me, 2013), Bekah Brunstetter (Nothing Is The End Of The World (except for the end of the world), 2012) and Stephen Karam (Emma, 2011); the latter three are published by Playscripts and have gone on to dozens of productions worldwide.
Some of the Things inside features the Waterwell Drama Program's graduating class of 2016.