The Royal Court Extends Residency to A. Zell Williams

April 1, 2015


London's Royal Court Theatre will be hosting A. Zell Williams (ND Class of 2021) for a developmental residency this June. Williams and five other US playwrights will spend a week shaping pieces and exploring London's theatre scene. Zell will be working on his play, JUNETEENTH, which was created with support from the Public Theater and the Vineyard Arts Project. The piece will receive a Creativity Fund workshop at New Dramatists in May before it goes overseas.

About JUNETEENTH: A powerful black politician on Chicago's South Side struggles to pull her family together amidst her husband's failing business, her daughter's drug use, and her brother's relationship with a white dominatrix. Will she survive a scandal or go down in history as simply an ex-girlfriend of President Obama?

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