Most Happy in Concert, a new production of Frank Loesser’s score to the musical The Most Happy Fella, will include Maya Lagerstam, April Matthis, Kiena Williams, and Gwynne Wood. The concert, which also stars Tony nominee Mary Testa, will play the Main Stage July 13-31. Leading the creative team: Tony-nominated director Daniel Fish with newly announced hair and makeup designer Anika Seitu and lighting designer Thomas Dunn joining the team.
Joining the cast of Anna Ouyang Moench's Man of God are Kristen Lee and Helen J Shen. The new feminist comedy thriller about four teenage girls whose pastor tries to spy on them in the bathroom during a mission trip will play the Nikos Stage July 5-22.
Harrison David Rivers' new play we are continuous will make its world premiere August 2-14 on the Nikos Stage with Leland Fowler, Tom Holcomb, and Brenda Pressley. Joining the show's creative team are costume designer Devario Simmons, lighting designer Amith Chandrashaker, and composer Mykal Kilgore.
The festival weekly new play reading series Fridays@3 has announced the addition of Rachel Lynett's Abortion Road Trip, directed by Jess McLeod, to its July 8 lineup with Rami Margron, Emma Ramos, and Carmen LoBue starring. Following a reading of the first act will be a panel sharing resources and information on reproductive rights. Following in the series will be Zackary Grady's God Save the Queer, directed by Portia Krieger, July 15. Sebastian Beacon, Carol Mazhuvancheril, and Alison Pill join the cast.
The previously announced July 22 reading of Tim Blake Nelson's And Then We Were No More will star David Aaron Baker, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Bree Elrod, Henry Stram, and Maura Tierney under the direction of Mark Wing-Davey. The August 5 reading of Mike Lew's tiny father will include Maureen Sebastian with direction by Moritz von Stuelpnagel.
Recipients have also been announced for Williamstown's 2022 fellowships, including Nailah Harper-Malveaux for the Bill Foeller Directing Fellowship, Jean Carlo Yunen for the Boris Sagal Directing Fellowship, and Isabel Rodriguez for the J. Michael Friedman Fellowship.