DORSET — Dorset Theatre Festival incubates new works for the American stage through its
New Play Reading series, which continues with Paola Lázaro, playwright of “Tell Hector I Miss
Him” and Atlantic Theater Company’s 2016/2017 Tow Playwright-in-Residence. A public reading
of Lázaro’s newest work, titled “There’s Always the Hudson,” will take place on Tuesday,
Aug. 15 at 7 p.m.
The reading will be held in the Dorset Playhouse, located at 104 Cheney Road.
General admission tickets start at $20 and may be purchased online at
dorsettheatrefestival.org or by calling the box office at (802) 867-2223 ext. 2.
“Paola’s a multitalented theatre artist. She first came to Dorset Theatre Festival as an actor in
Martyna Majork’s 2015 New Play Reading, and we’re thrilled to welcome Paola back for a New
Play Reading of her own. There’s Always the Hudson was part of Labyrinth Theater Company’s
2016 Up Next Series, and we’re excited to see the next iteration of this work come to life,” says
Artistic Director Dina Janis.
Lázaro will spend three days in residence at Dorset Theatre Festival developing “There’s Always
the Hudson.” She will be joined by actors Eden Marryshow (Film: The Normal Heart, Bruce!!!),
Emma Ramos (Scenes from a Marriage at New York Theatre Workshop), and Neil Tyrone
Pritchard (Film: Falling South, Evelyn’s Song), who will present her play with her on Aug. 15.
“I’m looking forward to continuing the development and the journey of this play in such a
beautiful and welcoming environment,” says Playwright Paola Lázaro.
Paola Lázaro is a playwright and actress born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She holds a
BFA in Dramatic Writing from SUNY Purchase College and an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia
University. Paola is Atlantic Theater Company’s 2016/2017 Tow Playwright-in-Residence,
supported by The Tow Foundation. She was a member of the Public Theater’s 2015 Emerging
Writers Group and was selected as Playwright-in-Residence for the 2016 Sundance Theatre Lab
in Morocco. Some of her plays include Tell Hector I Miss Him, Contigo and There’s Always the
Hudson, which was selected as part of Labyrinth Theater Company’s Up Next Series. Paola is the
recipient of the Arts Entertainment Scholarship Award (2011) from the National Hispanic
Foundation for the Arts. In 2015, she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding
Featured Actress in a Play for her role in “To the Bone” at the Cherry Lane Theatre.
Dorset Theatre Festival’s New Play Reading Series is supported by the National Endowment for
the Arts, The Shubert Foundation, Harold and Mimi Steinberg Trust, and the Rodgers Family Foundation.
Dorset Theatre Festival’s 2017 mainstage summer season includes Downstairs by Theresa
Rebeck, running June 22—July 8; Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, running
July 13—29; The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez, running August 3—19; and
American Buffalo by David Mamet, running August 24—September 2. All performances take
place at the Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset, VT.
Single tickets and subscriptions for the 2017 Summer Season are on sale. The box office may
be reached by calling (802) 867-2223 ex. 2 Tuesday through Saturday 12-6pm (8pm on
performance days). For more information, or to purchase tickets and subscriptions online, visit
Dorset Theatre Festival’s website at dorsettheatrefestival.org.