In the Open
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School - 120 W 46th St, New York, NY
Apr 26 - 29, 2017
At an elite high school for high achievers, an Incident happens, an escalation of violence, something that never ever happens there. We see some of the lead up to it, as well as some of the fallout, and we see different entry points and accountings of the same incident, making us wonder if one truth matters more, or if the truth underneath it all - that such a thing could happen here – is possibly more disturbing than the incident itself.
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.
The 2017 writer is playwright Mona Mansour (The Way West, The Hour of Feeling). Mona has worked at some of the greatest theater companies in the world including Steppenwolf, The Public, Sundance, Goodman, Center Theater Group, Humana, Center Stage, La Jolla Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and many more. Her award-winning work delves into the political world, the comedic world and always engages with its audience in a thoughtful and original way.
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