APSU Theatre & Dance Acuff Premiere:
Five Savory Dishes
A World Premiere Evening of One-Acts
Nov. 21-24, 2019
by Oscar, Tony, and Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright
John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Suzi Award Winning and Artistic Director of Actors Express
John Patrick Shanley - Playwright
A graduate of NYU and a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre. He received the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for his 1987 film Moonstruck. In 1990, Shanley directed his script of Joe Vs. the Volcano starring Tom Hanks and also wrote two songs for it. In 1995, he wrote the screenplay for the film Congo. In 2005 Shanley’s play Doubt: A Parable was awarded the Pulitzer prize for Drama, and the Drama Desk and Tony awards for Best Play. He wrote and directed the film version of Doubt in 2008 starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, and Viola Davis. This film was nominated for 5 Oscars, BAFTAS, Critics Choice Awards, SAG Awards, and Golden Globes. It won SAG and Critics Choice Awards. Mr. Shanley is the author of more than 23 plays which are frequently produced in the USA and Europe. For a full list of projects visit: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0788234/
Schedule: Please note that these events have been cancelled.
Monday Feb. 10 - Guest Lecture in Directing Class - Margaret Fort Trahern Lab Theatre - 2:20 PM
Tuesday Feb. 11 - Five Savory Dishes Masterclass Part 1 - Margaret Fort Trahern Lab Theatre - 6 - 8 PM - Come watch as Mr. Shanley works with the cast of the fall world premiere production of his new one-act plays that were produced by APSU.
Wednesday Feb. 12 - Guest Lecture in Script Analysis - Margaret Fort Trahern Lab Theatre - 11:15 AM & Guest Lecture in Playwriting - Margaret Fort Trahern Lab Theatre - 2:20 PM
Thursdsay Feb. 13 - Five Savory Dishes Masterclass Part 2 - Margaret Fort Trahern Lab Theatre - 6 - 8 PM - Come watch as Mr. Shanley works with the cast of the fall world premiere production of his new one-act plays that were produced by APSU.
Friday Feb. 14 - Public Lecture/Moderated Q&A with Mr. Shanley - Trahern Main Stage 7:30 - 9:00 - Followed by a public reception.