6660 Manasota Key Road
A Conversation with Playwright George Brant
Presented in collaboration with Venice Theatre
Thursday, April 15, 6 p.m.
Hermitage Artist Retreat Beach, 6660 Manasota Key Road, Englewood, FL 34223
Celebrated American playwright George Brant (Grounded; Into the Breeches!) will talk about his work and the state of the American theater. The conversation and audience Q&A will be moderated by Hermitage Artistic Director and CEO Andy Sandberg and Venice Theatre Producing Executive Director Murray Chase.
Capacity is limited to accommodate safe social distancing. Early reservations are recommended. Masks required at registration, and the Hermitage requests that masks be worn for all live programs, including outdoor events.Audience members are invited to bring their own beach chairs and blankets.
George Brant is a playwright whose plays include Grounded, Marie and Rosetta, Into the Breeches!, Elephant’s Graveyard, The Prince of Providence, Tender Age, The Land of Oz, Dark Room, Grizzly Mama, Good on Paper, The Mourners’ Bench, Salvage, Three Voyages of the Lobotomobile, Any Other Name, Defiant, Miracle: A Tragedy, Ashes, NOK, The Lonesome Hoboes, All Talk, One Hand Clapping, The Royal Historian of Oz, Lovely Letters, Three Men in a Boat, Borglum! The Mount Rushmore Musical, Tights on a Wire and Night of the Mime. Brant’s work has been produced internationally by such companies as The Public Theater, Atlantic Theater Company, Trinity Rep, Cleveland Play House, The Alley Theatre, Studio Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory, City Theatre, Gate Theatre of London, Page 73, Traverse Theatre, Dobama Theatre, and the Disney Channel, among others. His scripts have been awarded a Lucille Lortel Award, an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, a Scotsman Fringe First Award, an Off-West End Theatre Award for Best Production, an NNPN Rolling World Premiere, the Smith Prize, the Keene Prize for Literature, a Theatre Netto Festival Prize, a Creative Workforce Fellowship, the David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award from the Kennedy Center, and three Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards. He has received writing fellowships from the Hermitage Artist Retreat, the James A. Michener Center for Writers, the McCarter Theatre, and the MacDowell, as well as commissions from the Metropolitan Opera, and Trinity Rep. Brant received his M.F.A. in Writing from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin and is a member of the Dramatists Guild.