2017 Development - "Thirst" by C.A. Johnson
On April 20th the staged reading of the 2016/17 Playwrights Program recipient, "Thirst" by C.A. Johnson, was held at the rehearsal studio at Signature Theater.
Noted artist Danya Taymor both directed and collaborated with Ms. Johnson during the course of a two week intensive development sponsored by DVRF. The invited industry audience was given a chance to see how this powerful script benefited from rehearsals in which actors and Ms. Taymor worked alongside the playwright to shape later revisions.
It was our immense privilege to work on "Thirst" this year. We are convinced that C.A. Johnson's work, and this piece in particular, deserve to be brought to a wider public audience.
We would also like to thank everyone involved and those who submitted their work for consideration.