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Nancy Bannon has written/directed five short films. Original feature screenplays have been recognized by festivals, contests, labs including: Nicholl Fellowship (quarterfinalist 2018, 2017), Sundance Screenwriters & Episodic Labs (second round qualifier multiple years), NYWIFT development lab (fs2p), Slamdance Film Festival (grand prize finalist), more. Her short screenplay, Blood was published in The Southampton Review. Original theater work (she conceived, wrote, directed) includes: Cornfield, Puncture, The Pod Project (immersive events, NYC). As movement director: Romeo and Juliet (w/ Orlando Bloom) on Broadway, more. Off-Broadway includes: Occupied Territories, a play (nominated for five Helen Hayes Awards) which she co-wrote and plays a leading role. Nancy is the recipient of three Princess Grace Awards, a New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Award, multiple prizes and scholarships and is a graduate of The Juilliard School. Faculty: SUNY Purchase, Rutgers University, American University and The Studio Acting Conservatory. Nancy was a professional dancer for over a decade. nancybannon.com
POWERHOUSE 2018 | IN RESIDENCE
FOUNDERS' AWARD RECIPIENT
Korde Arrington Tuttle
Korde Arrington Tuttle is a playwright from Charlotte, NC. His work has been developed and seen at the Ojai Playwrights Conference, Roundabout Underground, 59E59, New York Stage and Film, the Obie Award-winning The Fire This Time Festival, The 24-Hour Plays: Nationals, the Obie Award-winning Harlem 9’s 48 Hours… in Harlem at The National Black Theatre, HomeBase Theatre Collective, and The Movement Theater Company. Korde is a recipient of the Steinberg Playwriting Fellowship, 2018 Falco/Steinman Commission Award at Playwrights Horizons, Playwrights Initiative Fellowship at Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and was selected as a finalist for both the 2017 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Contest and City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting Contest. Korde is a current playwright-in-residence at Lincoln Center Theater, a Resident Artist at Ars Nova, and is a Middle Voice Theatre Company member at Rattlestick Playwright’s Theater. He received his MFA in Playwriting at The New School.
DRAMATISTS GUILD FELLOW
Keelay Gipson is an Activist, Teaching Artist, and Award-winning Playwright whose plays include #NewSlaves (Finalist; The O’Neill, Seven Devils Playwright Conference), CRH, or the placenta play (AADA Main Stage Live!, Semi-Finalist; The O’Neill, Bay Area Playwrights Conference), What I Tell You in the Dark (Finalist; Premiere Stages). He is the recipient of the Van Lier Fellowship at New Dramatists, as well as writing fellowships with Lambda Literary, The Amoralists, Page 73, Dramatist Guild Foundation and The National Endowment for the Arts. He has held residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Cultural Affairs Department of the City of New York and the Administration of Children’s Services of the City of New York. His work has been seen/developed at HERE Arts Center, National Black Theater, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Lark, The Fire This Time Festival, Classical Theater of Harlem, and New York Theatre Workshop.
DASHA EPSTEIN FELLOW
Christine Aucoin is a Brooklyn-based playwright and a recent graduate of Barnard College, where she studied theatre with a concentration in playwriting. Her plays include Asterisk, Delayed, Regulars, Some Hero, and Heartbreak Hill.
In Residence June 26 - July 1
Co-Creator/Actor: Jacqueline Writer
Co-Creator/Director: Larry Biederman
Co-Creator/Assistant Director: Michaela Escarcega
Co-Creator/Actor: Sarah Baskin
Co-Creator/Actor: Albert Dayan
In Residence June 26 - July 1
written and performed by Maddie Corman
directed by Kristin Hanggi
In ACCIDENTALLY BRAVE, actor/playwright Maddie Corman tells the true story of her past 3 years. What happens when your middle aged heart gets shattered? What happens when everything you thought you knew comes undone? How do you rebuild when you don’t know how to take even one step forward? Maddie’s re-telling is raw, unflinchingly honest, filled with unexpected humor, and goes to the core of what it means to be human in a world with no certainty.
In Residence July 24 - 29
co-created by James Lecesne
co-creation and music by Ryan Amador
featuring Monica Albizo, Christopher Adams-Cohen, Max Hoffman, Lauren Strauss, Zachary Infante, Jordan Barrow, Shannon White, Alexis Floyd, Luke Zimmerman
An online community of LGBTQIA+ youth from around the country are connected through an online platform called Q2. When a new member enters the platform with questions, the group begins to reveal themselves to the real world as a way of proclaiming their solidarity. Slammed up against the pressures of tradition & classification, the group decides to incite a revolution.