You're invited: Donuts with the Director @ Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library, San Diego [17 May]

You're invited: Donuts with the Director

10:00 - 11:30

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Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library
5148 Market St, San Diego, California 92114
We are pleased to invite you to this unique behind-the-scenes event. Join Cygnet's Artistic Director Sean Murray and Associate Artistic Director Robby Lutfy along, with the cast for a conversation on Cygnet's World Premiere of The Wind and the Breeze by Nathan Alan Davis.
Learn more about this lyrical drama and get a sneak peak with a preview scene from the play before the general public!
Donuts and coffee provided.
About The Wind and The Breeze: Meet Sam. Sam is the legendary, undisputed, greatest emcee in Rockford, Illinois. Sam is waiting on a bridge for the Independence Day fireworks, but it is February and his closest friends need their hero. Sam is wai...ting on a sign, while his friends and their outsized dreams challenge him to a battle he can't win. Sam is learning that love means letting go and that failure is in the eyes of the beholder. The Wind and the Breeze explores the politics of place, the unspoken expectations of friendship and what happens when we choose to stand our ground on shifting sands.
About the Playwright: Nathan Alan Davis is a playwright from Rockford, Illinois, now living in New York. He is a 2018 Whiting Award winner which recognizes emerging writers based on the criteria of early-career achievement and the promise of superior literary work to come. Past recipients include playwrights August Wilson, Suzan-Lori Parks, Tony Kushner, and Lucas Hnath. He is currently lead writer for a new BET series, American Soul, premiering this year. His plays include Nat Turner in Jerusalem (New York Theatre Workshop; New York Magazine Critic's Pick), Dontrell Who Kissed the Sea (NNPN Rolling World Premiere; Steinberg/ATCA New Play Citation; Los Angeles Times Critic's Choice) and The Wind and the Breeze (Cygnet Theatre; Blue Ink Award; Lorraine Hansberry Award). His work has recently been commissioned and developed by The Public Theater, McCarter Theatre, Arena Stage, Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Lark and the New Harmony Project. Nathan is a Usual Suspect at NYTW and a Lecturer in Theater at Princeton University. He is a graduate of Juilliard’s Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program with an MFA from Indiana University and BFA from the University of Illinois.
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