Posted Dec 9 2015 by Sean Douglass & Bec Willett in Chicago Playwrights,
In this final installment of Chicago Playwrights, we talk to Meghan Beals about the remainder of Chicago Dramatists’s 2015-2016 season. Beals is the new Artistic Director at Chicago Dramatists, having previously worked as the organization’s Associate Artistic Director. She has also directed work for the Goodman, Steppenwolf, Northlight, Collaboraction, Pavement Group, Theatre Seven and, in New York, the Women’s Project, Abingdon Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre and The Pearl. Chicago Dramatists’s upcoming plays for 2016 include Beautiful Autistic by Scott Woldman and American Beauty Shop by Dana Lynn Formby.
Dana Lynn Formby is a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists. Her play JOHNNY 10 BEERS' DAUGHTER was listed on the Kilroys' Honorable mention list for 2015. Her play AMERICAN BEAUTY SHOP was read at Steppenwolf’s First Look 2014. It was also nominated for Kilroy’s 2014’s “The List.” Her plays have been produced, workshopped, and read by Pegasus, Chicago Dramatists, Mortar Theatre Company, Steep, PICT, Victory Gardens, WordBRIDGE, Florida Studio Theatre, The Alliance Theatre of Atlanta, The Kennedy Center, and New York Theatre Workshop. Her short play A DECK OF MONSTERS was featured in Goodman's New Play Bake-Off. Her play UNTIL DEATH was produced in 2015 at Concordia University Chicago in association with Chicago Dramatists. She is represented by The Robert A. Freedman Dramatic Agency in New York. She was a Finalist for the 2015 Princess Grace Award in playwriting. American Beauty Shop is being produced by Chicago Dramatists and published by Bloomsbury Methuen in the Spring of 2016.
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