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AMERICAN THEATRE | Aniello Fontano Receives Clifford Odets Ensemble Fee

AMERICAN THEATRE | Aniello Fontano Receives Clifford Odets Ensemble Fee


Playwright Aniello Fontano.

NEW YORK CITY: The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Movie Institute and the Lee Strasberg Inventive Heart have chosen playwright and screenwriter Aniello Fontano to be the recipient of the 2023 Clifford Odets Ensemble Play Fee. Began in 2012, this annual initiative commissions an rising playwright to develop a completely authentic work for college-age college students. The fee, produced by the Inventive Heart and supported by the Institute, will culminate in a manufacturing on the Marilyn Monroe Theatre Dec. 7-9, directed by Ben Villegas Randle and that includes a solid of graduating NYU Tisch College of the Arts drama college students.

“Lee’s dedication to the American theatre permeated all points of his life, and is on the very basis of the Institute’s mission,” stated Anna Strasberg in an announcement. “Supporting rising skills—not simply the subsequent era of actors, however playwrights and administrators—ensures a vibrant future for the American theatre. We stay up for one other decade fostering younger artists and watching Lee’s imaginative and prescient come alive.”

The fee expands on the legacy of the Group Theatre, the work of Lee Strasberg, and playwright Clifford Odets, whose performs for this ensemble remodeled the American theatre. By partnering rising playwrights, administrators, and Methodology-trained actors, this fee goals to create an incubating area for the event of true ensemble performs in New York Metropolis, and to develop the subsequent era of collaborating artists. Greater than a dozen playwrights have been supported by means of this initiative together with Lucy Thurber, Lila Feinberg, Crystal Skillman, Sarah Gancher, Frank Winters, Calamity West, and Dylan Guerra, amongst others.

Aniello Fontano is a playwright, screenwriter, and educator initially from Little Italy in Chicago. He acquired his B.A. in directing and design from the College of Illinois at Chicago and his MFA in dramatic writing on the College of New Mexico. Previous to the present Writers Guild of America strike, he was writing for a present in growth at Netflix and creating a undertaking with author/producer christopher oscar peña and actor/director Ty Molbak. Past his work as a author, he’s a board member of Prop Theater in Chicago, a volunteer with BUILD Chicago, an artwork division lead individual in IATSE Chicago Native 476, a writers room assistant in IATSE Los Angeles Native 871, and a member of SAG-AFTRA. He continues to be mentored by director Jude Weng.

Established in 1969, the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Movie Institute is an appearing college that makes a speciality of educating Strasberg’s Methodology. The curriculum seeks to supply college students with a craft that helps them create a actuality and reply honestly in imaginary circumstances. The Lee Strasberg Inventive Heart is a nonprofit devoted to the preservation of Lee Strasberg ‘s legacy by means of the event of outreach applications, the preservation of archival supplies, the incubation of younger artists, and the fostering of a neighborhood of alumni and professionals dedicated to Lee Strasberg’s work.

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