Cape Cod Theatre Project appoints new artistic director

Hal Brooks will succeed Andrew Polk as artistic director of The Cape Cod Theatre Project.

In July 2011 Polk announced plans to depart The Cape Cod Theatre Project following the completion of the 2011 season in order to pursue other artistic opportunities. Polk served as artistic director of the organization for 17 years. Brooks will assume the title of artistic director immediately.

In recent years, Hal Brooks staged the national tour of Nilaja Sun’s Obie Award Winning No Child… which, after a year-long critically-lauded run at both the Barrow Street Theatre and Epic Theatre in New York City, toured nationally and internationally. He also directed the acclaimed Off Broadway hit and Pulitzer Finalist Thom Pain (based on nothing) by Will Eno, and has spent several seasons as the associate artistic director of the Ojai Playwrights Conference. He also served as artistic director of the Rude Mechanicals of New York. In April, he directed Mona Mansour's Urge for Goingas part of Public Lab at the Public Theater. He is currently at work on The Bald Sopran0 for The Pearl Theater Company in New York.

"I am thrilled by the appointment to become artistic director of The Cape Cod Theatre Project. I am passionate about new plays, and CCTP has an outstanding track record as a place where playwrights can develop new work, and then expect to see that play find a production in New York and at regional theaters throughout the country. My hope is to continue and expand the excellent work where Andrew Polk left off: to create an environment where talented professional writers, directors and actors can thrive in a beautiful place and develop vibrant, challenging work that will enrich the landscape of American theater. Unique to CCTP is how important the audience becomes part of the developmental process - and I am eager to engage with them next summer."

For information about The Cape Cod Theatre Project, you can visit their website at capecodtheatreproject.org or contact them at 508-457-4242.

Courtesy of the Cape Cod Theatre Project.

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