Running time: TBD

On his 16th birthday, Tate receives a gift he never asked for: Ansel, who was grown to provide him with replacement parts. But as they grow up together, Tate discovers that some gifts aren’t so easy to accept. Set in a dystopia only a heartbeat from today, The Ansel Intimacy asks how far we’ll go to stay human.

A series of new plays presented as individual staged readings, The Construction Zone provides playwrights with opportunities to develop and share new work, while providing audiences with an intimate and meaningful exposure to the process. Curated by Theatre22 with support from ACT's Artistic Director John Langs, four plays will be chosen for the series and each will be of the moment and feature gifted playwrights from around the country. Performed by local professional artists, each reading will be followed by a post-show discussion. Of the four staged readings, one of these new and exciting scripts from 2016 will come to life on the stage in ACTLab and Theatre22's 2017 season.

Read more about Theatre22 and The Construction Zone in American Theatre Magazine.

Part of the series: The Construction Zone

Part of the series: The Construction Zone

Vincent Delaney Vincent Delaney’s plays have been produced, commissioned, and developed at the Guthrie, Humana Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Florida Stage, InterAct, the Magic, New Century, Woolly Mammoth, Source Theatre Festival, Pittsburgh Public, New Harmony, PlayLabs, the Lark, and LAByrinth, among others. Awards include McKnight and Bush fellowships, a Jerome Commission, the Heideman, and Core Membership at the Playwrights Center. He’s a proud alum of the Seattle Repertory Theatre Writers Group.

Ampersand won the Reva Shiner Award from the Bloomington Playwrights Project. The Sequence, commissioned by the Guthrie, has been produced around the country and in the UK, Canada, and Japan. 99 Layoffs premiered at Radial Theatre Project and ACT, and was produced at Orange Tea Theatre in Amsterdam. The script  was a nominee for the Steinberg Award. Foreclosure was developed at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare and Company, and Florida Studio Theatre. Vincent is published by Applause Books, Smith and Kraus, Samuel French, Heineman, Dramatics Magazine, Theatre Forum, and Playscripts.com. 

Upcoming: Las Cruces opens this fall at Premiere Stages, and Fire Station 7 will have its world premiere at Seattle Children’s Theatre next spring.

Theatre22 seeks to be a forum where artists and audiences alike are brought to the experience of awareness, understanding and healing of the human condition and the recovery of the spirit through the gifts of the performing arts and entertainment.

We strive to serve our culturally diverse area as a meeting ground for the enrichment and growth of our community through educational resources and the expression of thought provoking, belief challenging works.

We are here to serve as a home to self-producing artistic and technical visionaries to explore, contribute and expand for the betterment of their crafts and the enrichment of our society.

Learn more about Theatre22 by visiting their website.

Theatre22 seeks to be a forum where artists and audiences alike are brought to the experience of awareness, understanding and healing of the human condition and the recovery of the spirit through the gifts of the performing arts and entertainment.

Learn more about Theatre22 by visiting their website.

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