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Westport Country Playhouse Launches Initiative To Develop New Plays

Mark Lamos, Westport Country Playhouse artistic director.
Mark Lamos, Westport Country Playhouse artistic director. Photo Credit: Bruce Plotkin Photography

WESTPORT, Conn. -- The Westport Country Playhouse has launched a “New Works Initiative” to develop new plays and musicals through workshop and reading opportunities involving playwrights and other artists.

“Brand new plays and musicals by both new and veteran playwrights and composers will be given a chance to grow,” said Mark Lamos, the Playhouse’s artistic director. “Our goal is to nurture and nourish new writing and seek exciting projects for our five-play seasons, as well.”

The program will make possible the development of two new works at the Playhouse in February: “Out of the Mouths of Babes” by Israel Horovitz, in partnership with New York’s Cherry Lane Theatre, and “The Rivals,” with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg, music by Peter Weiner, based on the 1775 play by Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

The Playhouse will host workshops with the playwrights, actors, and other creatives in each project, culminating with a reading before an audience.

Dates and details will be announced soon.

The program is funded by the Playhouse’s New Works Circle.

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