Another exciting playwright that will be joining Theater J this season is Darrah Cloud, playwright of Our Suburb. Our Suburb is a modified adaptation of the classic play Our Town by Thornton Wilder and Cloud is no stranger to innovating these classics stories. She has had her most recent project take shape in the stage adaptation of Disney’s classic Snow White, now playing at Disneyland. In addition, Cloud tackles more classic stories in her adaptations of O Pioneers! and The Boxcar Children, with composer Kim D. Sherman. Cloud’s production of O Pioneers! was filmed for American Playhouse with Mary McDonnell in the lead role.
Cloud has also had much success in developing musical theater productions as well. Her most noted musicals are Hearts Are Wild (Pittsburgh at City Theater), a rock musical created in collaboration with composer George Griggs, Sabina, and HeartLand, an original musical, also devised with composer Kim D. Sherman, which has been produced in regional theaters since 2000.
Cloud has won numerous awards due to her theatrical achievements. Her success has lead her to write for television in addition to her theatrical pursuits. She is also an alumna of the Writer’s Workshop at the University of Iowa and New Dramatists in New York City.
Theater J is thrilled to be producing this world premiere production of Our Suburb, which will take place between December 19, 2013 thru January 12, 2014. Under the direction of Tony Award winning actress and Broadway director, Judith Ivey, this production is one not to miss!