Delicia in DC with National New Play Network
The office here at MOXIE just got a little quieter. Where is the mad clicking of Delicia’s computer keys or the sound of her laugh as she pores over a script in her zebra print chair? Alas, Mamma (as she’s affectionately known) is in DC directing a reading of a new play for the National New Play Network and their partners at the Kennedy Center and the National Center for New Plays.
People often ask how we find the plays we produce at MOXIE since most of our productions are by playwrights that have rarely, if ever, been produced in San Diego. This workshop is a perfect example of how our Artistic Director keeps her finger on the pulse of up-and-coming names in American theatre.
“It’s hard to find time to leave MOXIE, not to mention my family, to go and work in other places in the country,” says MOXIE’s Artistic Director/Wife & Mother of Two. “But it’s important to me that we’re on the forefront of discovering and promoting new work and opportunities like this are how gems are found. My playwright during this workshop is Nathan Davis from Indiana University-Bloomington, who originally wanted to write a Chekhovian piece about African Americans in a mid-west industrial town. It’s turned out to be a Hip-Hop Greek tragedy instead set in Rockford IL. We start rehearsals tomorrow. “ Learn more about Nathan Davis Here
It’s an honor to be chosen from among directors all over the country to participate in the workshop and so we offer up our fearless leader with a generous heart. Just don’t try to steal her folks, Mamma is all ours.
Learn more about this exciting opportunity in an interview with Gregg Henry, Artistic Director of the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival.