Columbia University’s School of the Arts will host INDIAN SUMMER

Columbia University School of the Arts will present Jacob Sexton’s (Columbia MFA Directing Candidate 2022) production of Indian Summer by Gregory S. Moss. Live performances will be Thursday, March 10 at 8 p.m., Friday, March 11 at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 12 at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 12 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 13 at 2 p.m. Click on here for tickets.

Sent to stay with his step-grandfather in a Rhode Island beach town for a summer, Daniel collides with feisty local Izzy. In a duel of fiery wits that plays on rom-com tropes, Indian Summer explores what connection is, romantic and otherwise. The play stars Spencer Gonzalez, Clara Napolitano, Haythem Noor and Julian Socha.

The production team includes playwright Begum “Begsy” Inal, producer and casting director Aaron Keller, production manager Vanessa Rebeil, assistant production manager Kyle RonyecsEntrepreneur Cristina Gerlaset designer Sarah Karl, costume designer Lukas Pirmin Wassmann, lighting designer Josh Martinez-Davis, sound designer Lawrence Schober, associate sound designer Joe DiBernardo and property designer Cassy Spaduzzi.

Jacob Sexton’s directing thesis will be presented at the Lenfest Center for the Arts.

Jacob Sexton (Director) (he/him) is a director and playwright of new and experimental plays, with an interest in interdisciplinary collaborations. He is currently an MFA candidate at Columbia University, where he recently directed Evie Mason’s Echo, In a Diner, Tré Calhoun’s If You Like Me at My Worst and his own feature film. Hurricane.

Jacob has directed new plays at the Actors Theater of Louisville, La MaMa ETC, Studio Theater Ensemble / Youngblood, Primary Stages MFA, the Brick, the Tank and the Arkansas New Play Festival at TheatreSquared; other dramatizing collaborators have included Clarity Bian, Kari Barclay, Aidan Holmes Carr, Rick Ehrstin, Cory Finley, Gracie Gardner, Keiko GreenFiona Gorry-Hines, david jacksonKate Dakota Kremer, Arika Larson, Kate Mickere, Edward Precht, Will Snider, jay stullBlake Sugarman and Kanika Vaish.

Jacob also assisted directors Anne Bogart, Water, Leigh Silverman, Jon JoryMortiz von Stuelpnagel, and Lila Neugebaueramong others, and more recently Michael Mayer on Swept Away, a new musical inspired by and featuring the music and lyrics of The Avett Brothers with book of John Logan at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Former workshop assistant at Clubbed thumb, including SuperLabs with Playwrights Horizons, and trainee director at the Actors Theater of Louisville. Coming soon: new plays by Evie Mason and Emily Garrison as well as projects by Chekhov and Shakespeare at Columbia MFA, and a new site-specific holiday musical by Bandits on the Run at Little Island NYC (December 2022 ). BA: Fordham. @surrianbased

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