National Showcase of New Plays selects Nathan Alan Davis’s DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA

The NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK (NNPN), the country’s alliance of non-profit theatres that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, will produce six  new plays in staged reading format at its National Showcase of New Plays, hosted December 6 – 8 in San Diego, CA by San Diego REP.  A committee of artistic, managing and literary leaders from across the country selected plays by Nathan Alan Davis, Diana Grisanti, Reina Hardy, James Ijames, Stephen Spotswood, and David Wells for the eleventh installment of the Showcase.

Nathan Alan Davis’s Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea, which was part of our At First Sight new play festival last semester, has been nominated by Baltimore’s Centerstage for the NNPN’s 11th annual new play reading. Here is the NNPN’s summary of Dontrell, published on the web page about the showcase:

Eighteen-year-old Dontrell Jones the Third decides that it is his duty and destiny to venture into the Atlantic Ocean in search of an ancestor lost during the Middle Passage. But his family is not at all ready to abandon its prized son to the waters of a mysterious and haunting past.  Blending poetry, humor, wordplay and ritual, Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea explores the lengths and depths we must go in order to free ourselves from history’s wrongs.

Congratulations, Nathan!

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