Neil LaBute
Neil LaBute
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Summer Shorts 2013, the seventh annual festival of new American short plays from established and emerging writers, has announced the works that will be part of the July 19-August 31 festival. All productions will take place at 59E59 Theaters.

The playwrights of this year's six world premieres include Marian Fontana (Falling Short, directed by Alexander Dinelaris), Lucas Hnath (About A Woman Named Sarah, director to be announced), Tina Howe (Breaking The Spell, directed by Birgitta Victorson, with music performed by Evan Shinners), Neil LaBute (Good Luck [In Farsi], which he will direct), Paul Weitz (Change, directed by Billy Hopkins), and Alan Zweibel (Pine Cone Moment, directed by Fred Berner).

The design team will include George Xenos (set design), Sandra Alexandre (series A costume design) and Tamara Menear (series B costume design), Greg MacPherson (lighting design), and Marios Aristopoulos (sound design).

Festival presenter Throughline Artists is committed to preserving the traditions of the theater for the next generation by providing opportunities for established professionals to work with and pass on knowledge to emerging artists.