Cherry Lane Mentor Project, now in its fifth season, engages emerging playwrights (Fellows) in one-to-one working relationships with accomplished dramatists (Mentors) for an entire theater season. During this period, mentors help the fellows hone their writing skills and respective scripts as each moves toward the final phase- a three-week workshop production. This season's new playwrights receiving workshop productions are:
March 12th - 29th:
Urgent Fury by Allison Moore, mentored by Marsha Norman
Fort Sam Houston, Texas, October 1983. Reagan is in The White House, Air Supply is on the radio, and the Bensons have just been assigned the house next door to the Hutchinsons. But don't let the regulation lawns fool you: this isn't the suburbs.
With, in alphabetical order: Patrick Boll, Halley Feiffer, Carol Halstead, Kathryn A. Layng, Peter Scanavino, John Speredakos, Lindsay Wilson
April 9th - 26th:
Slag Heap by Anton Dudley, mentored by Ed Bullins
This fast-paced, acidic 'BritGrit' comedy set in Northern England, follows the lives of three working-class Raver Generation prostitutes struggling to survive on a street corner forgotten since the Industrial Revolution.
With, in alphabetical order: Brienin Bryant, Caroline Clay, Nina Zoie Lam, Andy Powers, Debargo Sanyal, Yvonne Woods
May 7th - 24th:
The Parents Evening by Bathsheba Doran, mentored by Michael Weller
A painfully witty, perceptive exploration of the landmines of parenting in modern marriage.
With, in alphabetical order: Lisa Emery and Ken Marks