COHESION THEATRE COMPANY IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE PLAYWRIGHTS AND DIRECTORS FOR OUR 2019 PLAYWRIGHTS FELLOWSHIP!
The 2019 Playwrights Fellowship will feature works developed by local playwrights Laura Fuentes and David J. Hills directed by Dani Turner and Kat Kaplan, respectively.
Laura Fuentes is a Baltimore/DC based librettist, playwright, musician, and mom. Her musical works, written with composer Sean Pflueger, have been produced in DC, Cape Cod, and the Twin Cities. Locally, Laura was a commissioned writer for Interrobang Theatre's Heavy Hors D'oeuvres in 2017. Laura's Fellowship play follows a medieval small businesswoman struggling to keep her transit ship on the water while a certain something is rotting in the state of Denmark.
Director Dani Turner is a Baltimore-based director, producer, and dramaturg with extensive new play development experience at various organizations in New York City including New York Stage and Film. She recently directed a reading of Lipstick: a Queer Farce by Cohesion Founding Artistic Producer, Alice Stanley.
David J. Hills is a playwright, director, and puppeteer local to Baltimore. A recent graduate of Goucher College, David has served as the Artistic Fellow at Single Carrot Theatre an the President of Goucher's Open Circle Theatre. His Fellowship play has the working title A Meditation on Home and Leaving Using Geese as a Metaphor for Both, and will be this and so much more.
Director Kat Kaplan is a director, collaborator, and deviser with the Oven Theatre Company. Their work was last seen on Cohesion's stage with Men on Boats, for which they were the Assistant Director.
Beginning in January 2019, the Fellowship cohort will meet regularly to workshop the playwrights' progress on their new works. Private table readings will be held in early June with public, final staged readings in late September 2019.
Stay tuned for updates as these fantastic artists develop these brilliant ideas into stunning new plays!