PLAY IN THE GARDEN: Weekend of Wasserstein (Program B) - Guild Hall
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Weekend of Wasserstein (Program B)

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Saturday, June 5
8PM - 9PM
$100 per Lawn Circle (seats 1-2 people)
158 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937 United States
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Directed by Jackson Gay

During her prolific career, which spanned nearly four decades, playwright Wendy Wasserstein wrote eleven plays, winning a Tony Award, a Pulitzer Prize, a New York Drama Critics Circle Award, a Drama Desk Award, and an Outer Critics Circle Award. She was also a member of Guild Hall’s Academy of the Arts, where she accepted a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997. Her stunning accomplishments include such monumental works as The Heidi Chronicles, The Sisters Rosensweig and An American Daughter; along with a robust assortment of shorter, lesser known plays that all manage to capture her uniquely warm, irreverent and very human voice. We are delighted to present this mini-fest of Wendy’s plays – two separate, distinctive evenings filled with smart and shining treats from the voice of one of America’s most beloved playwrights, and a great friend and neighbor to Guild Hall.

  • Jackson Gay

    Jackson Gay is a freelance theater director, writer and co-Producing Artistic Director of New Neighborhood New Neighborhood recently joined forces with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and The Commissary to produce Why Would I Dare:  The Trial of Crystal Mason. In collaboration with Dan Butler and DMNDR, New Neighborhood produced the first 24-hour reading of Filibustered and Unfiltered: America Reads the Mueller Report which inspired more than a dozen other events across the country. Featured everywhere from the Los Angeles Times (“a live-theater summer sensation!”) to Breitbart News (“the single most boring and pointless way to waste your time!”), the tidal wave of public readings reached its apex when it was name-checked in Congress during Robert Mueller’s nationally televised public testimony. Jackson’s directing work includes Lucy Thurber’s Transfers for Audible, MCC and New York Stage & Film; The Seagull (Juilliard); Kleptocracy by Kenneth Lin (Arena Stage); These Paper Bullets! by Rolin Jones with music by Billie Joe Armstrong (New Neighborhood, Atlantic, Geffen, Yale Rep - Critics Pick Time Out NY, Best Production and Adaptation LA Sage Awards, Time Out Los Angeles, Connecticut Critics Circle Award Best Production and Best Director). Jackson is working with Wendy Weckwerth on a book project and is a 2021 Guild Hall Artist-in-Residence in East Hampton, NY.

    Artist-in-Residence (Winter 2021)


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Theater Programming supported in part by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Barbara Slifka, The Schaffner Family Foundation, Brown Harris Stevens, Michael Balmuth, Lang Insurance, and funding from The Ellen and James S. Marcus Endowment for Musical Programming and The Melville Straus Family Endowment
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Special thanks to Marty and Michele Cohen, Ben Krupinski Builder, Hollander Design, and Groundworks Landscaping 
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