2014 PLAYLAB PLAY

Jordan Seavey

Brooklyn, NY


Jordan Seavey is Co-Artistic Director of NYC theatre company CollaborationTown, an alum of the 2009 Emerging Writer’s Group at The Public Theater, and a Usual Suspect at the New York Theatre Workshop. With CTown, he’s presently the inaugural recipient of the 2-year Archive Alliance Residency at The New Ohio Theatre and IRT Theater developing their newest devised piece, Family Play (1979 to Present). His other plays include Listening For Our Murderer, The Momentum (with CTown; 2012 GLAAD Media Award nomination), The Funny Pain, The Truth Will Out, Children At Play, 6969 and This Is A Newspaper. His work has been developed with New York Theatre Workshop, The Public Theater, The Old Vic, Roundabout Theatre Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, Lark Play Development Center, Oslo Internasjanole Teater, Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, 59E59 Theaters, terraNOVA Collective, The Amoralists, Huntington Theatre Company, About Face Theater, Williamstown, hotINK Festival, The MacDowell Colony, The Orchard Project, Dartmouth College, Edward F. Albee Foundation, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.



The Third Thing


It’s Father’s Day two months after the worst oil spill in history, and though the site is still pouring thousands of gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico every hour, BP chief executive Tony Hayward is on holiday, racing his yacht on the other side of the Atlantic. As a hurricane hits, though, Tony’s nowhere to be found, and his wife and daughters quickly learn the only thing more slippery than oil is a family on vacation.



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