The 4 Seasons Residency, a partnership between Ignition Arts (PA), Tofte Lake Heart (MN), Seven Devils New Play Foundry (ID), Nationwide Winter Playwrights Retreat (HBMG Basis, CO), and in collaboration with Nationwide New Play Community, has introduced the second yr of programming in help of playwright Franky D. Gonzalez.
Constructing on the impression of its inaugural course of with playwright Jessica Huang, these 5 nationally famend organizations will once more collaborate in help of a single artist over the course of 18 months. Comprised of 4 intensive, seasonal retreats, adopted by an immersive networking expertise with new play producers across the nation, the 4 Seasons Residency takes a holistic, artist-centered, and long-term method to new play growth, using an revolutionary mannequin of deep collaboration between establishments towards the skilled and inventive progress of a person artist.The 4 Seasons Residency is dedicated to supporting writers who’re inspecting the American Expertise, to investing in numerous voices, and to giving time and house to writers who will add to the canon significant roles for ladies artists.Beginning in Summer season 2021, Franky D. Gonzalez will expertise every group’s distinctive method to new play growth and inventive help over 4 seasons, culminating in Nationwide New Play Community’s Nationwide Showcase of New Performs in Winter 2022. The nominees for this yr’s program signify a number of the most compelling voices in up to date American theater. In recognition of the status of this group of finalists, every group is providing all candidates the chance for continued submission and engagement. The 4SR Finalists are Sun Mee Chomet, Alexandra Espinoza, Ramón Esquivel, Candrice Jones, k. lyons, Megan Tabaque, Noelle Viñas, and Mike Wiley.From Gonzalez: “There are few issues extra thrilling than the chance to develop work within the nurturing environments crafted by these arts organizations – be they digital or on-site. Thanks 4SR for vanquishing the loneliness and welcoming me into your tales.”
ABOUT FRANKY D. GONZALEZ
Franky D. Gonzalez is a playwright and TV author of Colombian descent primarily based in Dallas, Texas. Franky was a recipient of the 2020 Charles Rowan Beye New Play Fee, co-recipient for the 2018 MetLife Nuestras Voces Latino Playwriting Award, he gained the 2020 Crossroads Mission Various Voices Playwriting Initiative Award, the Quick+Candy Theatre Pageant Manila Greatest General Manufacturing Prize, and was a workers author for the fourth season of 13 Causes Why. His work has been learn or seen at The Lark, Sundance Institute, Goodman Theatre’s Stay@5 Collection, HBMG Basis’s Nationwide Winter Playwrights Retreat, The New Concord Mission, Ojai Playwrights Convention, Nice Plains Theatre Convention, Bishop Arts Theatre Heart, Repertorio Español, LAByrinth Theater Firm, Dallas Theater Heart, Austin Latinx New Play Pageant, Levels Repertory Theatre’s Sin Muros Latinx Theatre Pageant, Ammunition Theatre Firm, Antaeus Playwrights Lab, The Mid-America Theatre Convention, The Highway Theatre Firm, Kitchen Canine Theater, Prop Thtr, The Midwest Dramatists Convention, Imprint Theatreworks, and the One-Minute Play Pageant. Franky holds a BA in Theatre from the College of North Texas, and his work has been featured all through the Dallas Ft. Value metroplex the place he served proudly because the 2018 Dramatists Guild Regional Consultant. @Phatthedd | New Play Exchange