Published On: Wed, Apr 23rd, 2014

Scott Schwartz to direct the world premiere of Carey Crim’s “Conviction” for the Bay Street Theatre

For Schwartz, who recently signed up to become Bay Street’s new Artistic Director, Conviction  will be his project for the international theater group.

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Scott Schwartz, one of the most experienced theatre directors, has been handed a world-class cast for his first director’s role with the Bay Street Theatre in their production of Carey Crim’s play “ Conviction”, which will be the first production of the Sag Harbor venue’s 2014 Mainstage season.

The cast of Conviction is indeed impressive made up from  two of the leading stars from this year’s Academy Awards Best Picture  winner “Twelve Years a Slave” Garret Dillahunt  and Sarah Paulson in the leading roles, ably backed up by Elizabeth Reaser, Brian Hutchinson and Daniel Burns.

Conviction,   is a joint production, which centers on the relationship between a loving husband, neighbor and teacher, whose individual and joint reputations are put under  question in a smalltown community. As well as  the Bay Street Theatre in New York, also involved in the production are the Rubicon Theatre in California, Dead Posh Productions, London and the  Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre in Canada.

The play is scheduled to make its World Premiere on  May 27th in New York, later hitting the road to all these venues before wrapping up in August.

 

Looking forward  to what will be his first season as  Artistic Director of Bay Street Theatre,  Scott Schwartz stated that the summer of 2014 at Bay Street will be a season of art and revolution, marked by the production of two world premieres,  a modern classic, as well as some innovative new programming based around the theatre group’s Mainstage production, with other projects planned including the first annual Bay Street New Works Festival in April and Literature Live due to be held in the fall.

“As the new Artistic Director of Bay Street and also as a new member of the East End community, I am deeply committed to making this theater a home for local artists. I hope everyone who is interested in working with Bay Street comes to these auditions, and I look forward to this opportunity to continue to get to know our artistic community.” Summed up Scott.

 

Scott, a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, comes from a family with a strong theatrical heritage, is the  son of Stephen  Schwartz the well known musical theatre lyricist and composer.

Scott Schwartz, a graduate of Harvard University,  is an internationally known director whose work has been presented on and off Broadway, as well as across the United States, in the United Kingdom and as far away as Asia.

 

 

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