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Sundance Institute Playwrights & Composers Retreat at Ucross Foundation: Seven Theater Makers Convene

Artist-Centered Residency Supports Theatrical Writing in Development

New York, NY — Seven theatre artists have gathered for the twentieth annual Sundance Institute
Playwrights & Composers Retreat at Ucross Foundation in Wyoming, currently underway from February 4 to February 22, 2019. The residency is dedicated to uninhibited creativity, professional growth and peer mentorship.

At the residency, blocks of solo creative time are augmented with organic, collaborative conversations
where participants reflect on process and the world in which they are creating new stories.

“Supporting theatrical writing in its earliest stages is crucial,” said Philip Himberg, Artistic Director of
Sundance Institute’s Theatre Program. “Dedicated creative time, without distraction and amidst a natural landscape provides a rare opportunity to work deeply. This year’s Fellows are not all strictly traditional playwrights, but also include spoken word artists and poets.”

The retreat is one of 25 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content, and is made possible through the generosity of Ucross. Over 90 artists have benefitted from time at Ucross with the Theatre Program in the last nineteen years, including Charlayne Woodard, Jeanine Tesori, Doug Wright, Annie Baker, Adam Guettel, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Tanya Saracho.

The 2019 Sundance Institute Playwrights and Composers Retreat at Ucross is dedicated to the memory of Ucross founder Raymond Plank.

The 2019 Sundance Institute Retreat at Ucross Foundation artists are:

Nathan Alan Davis, Carmel Dean, Mushuq Mushtaq Deen, Hannah Gadsby, Matthew Dean Marsh, Yasmina Reggad, and Raquel Salas Rivera

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