Ingram New Works Fellow Announced!


Theresa Rebeck Ingram New Works Fellow

Theresa Rebeck Announced as 2012 - 2013 Ingram New Works Fellow

On opening night of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, René D. Copeland announced Theresa Rebeck as Nashville Repertory Theatre's 2012 - 2013 Ingram New Works Fellow. During her Ingram fellowship at Nashville Rep, she will work with emerging playwrights who are part of the company’s playwright development program, while she works on a new script herself. Rebeck joins a list of illustrious contemporaries including John Patrick Shanely, David Auburn and Steven Dietz as Ingram New Works Fellows.

A Little About Theresa Rebeck...

Theresa Rebeck—the Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright whose latest comedy, Dead Accounts (starring Norbert Leo Butz and Katie Holmes) opens on Broadway November 29—has been named as the newest Ingram New Works Fellow at Nashville Repertory Theatre.

Rebeck, who created NBC’s Smash, was Pulitzer Prize-nominated for her play Omnium Gatherum and is also known for The Bells, The Scene and The Understudy, as well as Seminar, which debuted on Broadway last season. She is a past recipient of the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award, the Peabody Award and the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award. She is a board member of the Dramatists Guild and has taught at both Brandeis and Columbia universities.

Dead Accounts, her latest work, begins previews on Broadway on Saturday, November 3, with its official opening night set for Thursday, November 29 at the Music Box Theatre, 239 West 45th Street. Dead Accounts is directed by three-time Tony Award-winner Jack O’Brien and, in addition to Butz and Holmes, also stars Judy GreerJosh Hamilton and two-time Tony Award nominee Jayne Houdyshell.

Rebeck’s new comedy tackles the timely issues of corporate greed, small town values, and whether or not your family will always welcome you back…with no questions asked.

In Dead Accounts, Jack’s (Norbert Leo Butz) unexpected return throws his family into a frenzy, and his sister Lorna (Katie Holmes) needs answers. Is he coming home or running away? Where is his wife (Judy Greer) everyone hates? And how did he get all that money?

If you are a playwright interested in Nashville Rep's Ingram New Works Program, click here. To get to know the selected playwrights for 2012 - 2013 Ingram New Works Lab, click here. For more information about the Ingram New Works Festival, click here