March 13, 2017
The Wind and the Breeze
by Nathan Alan Davis
Please note: This reading will be held in the small theatre. Reservations are suggested. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve seats. All reservations must be picked up by 7:15pm on the 13th or the seats will be released.
Sam, the legendary, undisputed greatest emcee in Rockford, Ill., plans to rest on his laurels all winter and, if possible, stake out an early spot to watch the Independence Day fireworks - but his closest mentees and their outsize dreams challenge him to a battle he can't win. 'The Wind and the Breeze' explores the politics of place, the unspoken expectations of friendship and what happens when we choose to stand our ground on shifting sands.
Nathan Alan Davis' play Nat Turner in Jerusalem received its world premiere at New York Theatre Workshop in the Fall of 2016 and was a New York Magazine Critic's Pick. In 2015, his play Dontrell Who Kissed the Sea received a Steinberg/ATCA New Play Citation and was produced in five cities in an NNPN Rolling World Premiere. His play The Wind and the Breeze was developed at the New Harmony Project and will receive its world premiere at Cygnet Theatre in May of 2018. Recent commissions and development include: Arena Stage, McCarter Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Public Theatre, Seattle Rep., Theatre @ Boston Court and The Lark. Nathan is a Lecturer in Theatre at Princeton University, a Usual Suspect at NYTW and a 2016 graduate of Juilliard's Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program. He received his MFA from Indiana University and his BFA from the University of Illinois.