Douglas P. Langworthy
Playwright, Henry VI, Parts 1, 2, 3
Douglas Langworthy is the Literary Director at the Denver Center Theatre...
Douglas Langworthy is the Literary Director at the Denver Center Theatre Company where he has participated in the development of many plays and musicals, including the world premieres of Lauren Gunderson’s The Book of Will, Karen Zacarías’ Just Like Us, Octavio Solis’ Lydia, Michael Mitnick’s Ed, Downloaded, Lloyd Suh’s Great Wall Story and Jeffrey Haddow and Neal Hampton’s Sense and Sensibility: The Musical. Prior to Denver, Douglas served as Dramaturg and Director of Play Development at McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ for two years and Director of Literary Development and Dramaturgy at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) for seven. While at OSF he developed a new adaptation of Dumas’ The Three Musketeers with Linda Alper and Penny Metropulos and a new translation of Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechuan, both for the 1999 season. In 2007 he again collaborated with Metropulos and Alper to write lyrics and book for the new musical Tracy’s Tiger, based on the novella by William Saroyan, with music by Sterling Tinsley. Douglas has translated over 15 plays from the German, including The Prince of Homburg and Penthesilea by Heinrich von Kleist, Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind, and Medea by Hanns Henny Jahnn. He received a National Theatre Translation Fund Award for his translation of Amphitryon. He was also the dramaturg for Target Margin Theater in New York, which produced his translation of Goethe’s Faust. With Target Margin he also co-wrote the opera The Sandman, with text adapted from E.T.A. Hoffmann. He is currently adapting D.H. Lawrence’s Women in Love for the stage with Art Manke.
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Mead K. Hunter
Dramaturg, Henry VI, Part 1, 2, 3
Mead K. Hunter launched his theater career as playwright in residence at...
Mead K. Hunter launched his theater career as playwright in residence at Storefront Actors Theatre in Portland, Oregon, and like most theater folk, went on to take a turn at nearly everything job description the field encompasses. He earned an MFA in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from Yale University and a PhD in Critical Studies from UCLA. He has taught performance history and text analysis at UCLA, UC San Diego, University of Iowa and the California Institute of the Arts. He also guest lectures on contemporary theater at institutions around the United States, and frequently consults for various art service organizations as well as commercial entities.
For 10 years he served as Director of Literary Programs for A.S.K. Theater Projects in Los Angeles where, among other duties, he commissioned many original scripts, including Naomi Iizuka’s 36 Views, Mayhem by Kelly Stuart, Marlane Meyer’s The Mystery of Attraction, and The Lively Lad by Quincy Long. While in L.A., he also curated the popular Common Ground Festival, which introduced numerous companies to the region including RedMoon Theater and Diavolo Dance Company.
From 2002-2009, Mead was Portland Center Stage’s Director Literary & Education Programs. While at PCS, he was the production dramaturg on many world premieres (including Celebrity Row by Itamar Moses, and Glen Berger’s O Lovely Glowworm), in addition to curating the company’s annual festival of new work. Beloved dramaturgical endeavors elsewhere include the world premieres of Sam Hunter’s The Whale at Denver Center, The Huntsmen (by Quincy Long) for Portland Playhouse, The Monster Builder (by Amy Freed) and Ithaka (by Andrea Stolowitz) for Artists Repertory Theatre, Amy Freed’s Shrew! at SCR’s Pacific Playwrights Festival, and of course getting to work with Doug Langworthy on the Henry VIplays for the Play On! project.
Today Mead is a professor in the Performing Arts Department of the University of Portland, where he teaches theater history, dramaturgy and script analysis, and recently directed Naomi Iizuka’s Good Kids. He is also an associate editor for Methuen Ltd., working currently on the forthcoming Methuen Guide to Contemporary Drama. Mead is especially proud to be the former artistic director of The New Harmony Project, a play development organization dedicated to supporting new works for performance that reflect the resilience of the human spirit.
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Alex Vermillion is a dramaturg, performance artist, and artistic producer....
Alex Vermillion is a dramaturg, performance artist, and artistic producer. Zir dramaturgy credits include HENRY VI, PART III, BLUES FOR MISS LUCILLE, THE SEAGULL, and WAIT…NOW, WHAT?! at the Yale School of Drama; THE RULES and RE:UNION at the Yale Cabaret; COUNTING PEBBLES with Faultline Ensemble; THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, and ROMEO AND JULIET at the University of Utah; and THE TEMPEST at the Utah Children’s Theater. Alex’s recent performance credits include NON-PLAYER CHARACTER and zir new play titled FOR YOUR EYES ONLY at the Yale Cabaret. Over the past year, Alex has served as a Managing Editor at THEATER magazine. In the coming year, Alex will serve as Co-Artistic Director of the Yale Cabaret. Alex will be completing zir M.F.A. in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at the Yale School of Drama in 2020. Alex received zir B.A. in English at the University of Utah in 2016.
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- 7:00pm - Two Gentlemen of Verona
Two Gentlemen of Verona
Translated by Amelia Roper
- 7:00pm - King Henry VI, Part 1
King Henry VI, Part 1
Translation by Douglas P. Langworthy