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Waterwell Announces New Works Lab Production of June July August

The new play, performed by teens, is written by Sinead Daly.

Sinead Daly is the author of June July August.
(photo provided by DKC/O&M)

Waterwell has announced the 2019 New Works Lab world premiere of June July August by Sinead Daly, directed by Heather Lanza. Performances run April 10-13 at the PPAS Auditorium.

The cast is made up of Waterwell Drama Program Students: Michelle Baum, Abigail Cooley, Melisa Escamilla, Andre Gulick, Skylar Harbour, Alexyss Hadden, Imani Hinnant, Jada Jackson, Eliza Koster, Victoria Morales, Arielle Moses, Fatou Niang, Thomas Padden, Ava Patino, Andrea Perez Espinoza, Violet Prete, Noa Solomon, Madai Williams, Miguel Batista, and Jasper Newell. The production has scenic design by Bryce Cutler, costume design by Deanna R. Frieman, lighting design by Megan Lang, sound design by Ben Scheff, and prop design by Sonya Plenefisch.

June July August is a coming-of-age story set in the Junior Counselor Bunk at an all-girls summer camp that explores critical moments of no-turning-back that these teenagers experience as they transition from childhood to adulthood. The play explores the strength and resiliency of teenage girls, and how the layered relationships play out between them as they test their ideas of who they are and who they are becoming. The production is part of an annual commission by Waterwell that is written specifically for the actors in their senior year at the PPAS drama program.

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