Parker Posey in The House of Yes, a Wendy McLeod play that was adapted for the screen
Last week The Arden Theatre Company announced that the renowned Wendy MacLeod will be the first playwright to take up residence in The Writer's Room, a new program at the Arden that is supported by the Center through PCMI. MacLeod will begin her residency in April 2012 and, after four months at the theatre, will produce a new, original play that will premiere at the Arden in July.
The Catalyst Grant for the Writer's Room was awarded by PCMI because of the unique, behind-the-scenes access it will provide to audiences, who will be able to view firsthand the creative process behind a theater production. The Arden is not using this program simply as a way to bring in a playwright to produce original work; it is also using the residency as a way to build engagement opportunities for audiences that exist outside of viewing the performance of the play.
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