We are delighted to announce our final play, Mai Dang Lao, written by the exceptionally talented David Jacobi! Portlanders may recognize this play from the 2013 JAW Festival at Portland Center Stage. This play was also a Great Plains Theatre Conference MainStage Selection and a 2013 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference Semifinalist. David Jacobi’s plays have been performed in theaters throughout the U.S. and in China, including the PeterJay Sharp Theater, FringeNYC, Penghao Theatre, and 798 Dashanzi Art District. His work has been developed at Cutting Ball Theater’s RISK IS THIS (Ex Machina), WordBRIDGE (The Monster Below, prev. SDO), the Kennedy Center’s MFA Playwright’s Workshop (Widower), and The Flea (Battlecruiser Aristotle). He is a winner of the Holland New Voices Award and has been nominated for the Weissburger Award. He received a BFA in Dramatic Writing from Purchase College and is currently enrolled in UC San Diego’s MFA Playwriting program under the tutelage of Naomi Iizuka. David is co-founder of the Monster Down! Theatre Company, a collaborative theatre group operating out of NYC and Beijing. Congratulations, David!
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