The 2018 writer is playwright Charise Castro Smith. Charise is a playwright, television writer and actor from Miami, currently splitting her time between NYC and LA. Playwriting credits include: Feathers and Teeth (Goodman Theatre/developed at Atlantic Theater Company), Estrella Cruz [The Junkyard Queen] (Ars Nova/Yale Cabaret/Halcyon Theatre), The Hunchback of Seville (Washington Ensemble Theatre/Trinity Repertory Company), Washeteria (Soho Rep.), and Boomcracklefly (Miracle Theatre). She is currently under commission by South Coast Repertory and Trinity Repertory Company. Select acting credits include Antony and Cleopatra (Royal Shakespeare Company/The Public Theater), An Enemy of the People (Baltimore Center Stage), and The Good Wife (CBS). Smith is the recipient of a Van Lier Fellowship at New Dramatists, and is an alumna of Ars Nova's Play Group and The New Georges Jam. She holds an M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama and a B.A. from Brown University.
By Charise Castro Smith
Directed by Jesca Prudencio
Set Design by Justin Humphreys
Costume Design by Deanna R. Friemann
Lighting Design by Reza Bajat
Sound Design by Pornchanok Kanchanabanca
Stage Management by Kathryn Meister
Featuring the Class of 2018 in the Waterwell Drama Program at PPAS.
Waterwell's New Works Lab @ PPAS was created to stimulate the creation of high-quality new plays for young actors by offering emerging and established playwrights the chance to develop their work with the support of professional directors and designers and a cast of exceptionally talented high school artists. This annual workshop series presents stripped down, actor-centric productions that add to the canon of thematically rich, complex and original scripts and roles for student actors.
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