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.