Tim J. Lord
Tim J. Lord is a native of the prairies and suburbs of the Midwest, a playwright & mountaineer. As a member of the Veterans Centers for the Performing Arts Writing Ensemble he is creating a new play, Over Before We Get There, an adaptation of Vietnam vet Nick Corea’s short stories; and he contributed to Red, Black, & Blue, a play about the experience of African-Americans throughout the history of the U.S. Military. His play Peloponnesus received a reading at the VCPA this past November and they are planning to produce it in 2012. Also planned with the VCPA is a reading this fall of Fault & Fold, which follows the lives of two sets of siblings–in Iowa & Afghanistan–and the ways in which they interweave.
“We declare you a terrorist…” received a reading at the Public Theater. It went on to be workshopped at the New Harmony Project and premiered as part of the 2009 Summer Play Festival in New York. Other plays have been developed and produced at The Public Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Lark, Chalk Rep, Rude Mechanicals, HotCity Theatre and the NNPN/Kennedy Center’s University Playwrights Workshop. These titles include Down in the face of God, The View from Mt. Langley, The Secret History of Caleb Caan, Santa Ana Winds, 11 Hills of San Francisco, Better Homes & Homelands, and G-Men!.
Tim studied with Paula Vogel while a resident of Providence, RI, and is a graduate of the MFA playwriting program at the University of California, San Diego.
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Nicole A. Watson
Jamaican by birth and a Brooklynite by choice, Nicole is a freelance director, educator, and marathon runner. She was the 2011 recipient of the League of Professional Theatre Women’s Josephine Abady Award. Upcoming projects include Kirsten Greenidge’s Milk Like Sugar(NYU Tisch School of the Arts) and a new opera, Approaching Ali (Washington National Opera/Kennedy Center). Select directing credits include Eboni Hogan’s Foreign Bodies (2013 Poetic License Festival and 2012 Women’s Center Stage Festival), J. Holtham’s Favored Nations (The Fire This Time Festival), Tim J. Lord’s Geo/Logic (TinyRhino), We Play For the Gods (Women’s Project), Veil’d (Rising Circle), Harrison David Rivers’ Delicious (48 Hours in Harlem), Jack Moore’sKilling John Grisham (2001 NYC Fringe Festival), BlindSight: A Melodic Hypothesis (Co-Wrote and Directed for the Women Center Stage Festival). Homage 3:I llmatic (Black River Performing Arts Center), a workshop of Oyamo’s new musical White Hot Black Spice (New Dramatists, NYC) Derek Walcott’sTi-Jean and His Brothers (NYU-Tisch School of the Arts, NYC), andDaniel McCoy’s Eli and Cheryl Jump (2009 Fringe Festival, NYC). Nicole was the assistant director on August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson at the Signature Theater directed by Ruben Santiago Hudson. In 2012 she was the assistant director on Stew’s new musical The Total Bent directed by Joanna Settle (The Public Theater). Nicole was the Shakespeare Director at the 52nd Street Project where she directed and toured Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona with the Project’s Teen Ensemble (The University of Calgary and the Banff Performing Arts Center). Nicole was an invited artist at the 2011 Voice and Visions Retreat where she worked with Dominique Morisseau onParadise Blue. She is also a co-founder and producer of the Working Theater Directors Lab. A former history teacher, she has taught at the McCarter Theater, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Tribeca Film Institute. Most recently, Nicole is a Women’s Project Lab Alum and a Lincoln Center Director’s Lab Member. BA Yale. MA NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study.
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