Claire Tow Theater

LCT3, Lincoln Center Theater's programming initiative devoted to producing the work of new artists and developing new audiences, will present the world premiere of production of Slowgirl, a new play by Greg Pierce, which will be directed by Anne Kauffman. Casting is still to be announced.

Slowgirl, playing from 4 Jun to 15 Jul 2012 - opening night 18 Jun 2012 - will be the inaugral proudction at th Lincoln Center Theatres new venue, the Claire Tow Theater.

The Claire Tow Theater, named after the wife of long-time LCT Board of Directors member Leonard Tow, will become LCT's third stage at Lincoln Center, joining the Vivian Beaumont and Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. The venue is now the official home of the Lincoln Center Theater's LCT3 programming initiative.

LCT3 was established in 2008 as a programming initiative devoted to producing the work of new artists as well as developing new audiences. Since its inception, LCT3 has presented nine productions at The Duke on 42nd Street. All tickets to all LCT3 productions are $20. Paige Evans is Artistic Director/LCT3.

Slowgirl is the story of a young woman who flees to her reclusive uncle's retreat in the Costa Rican jungle to escape the aftermath of a horrific accident.. The week they spend together forces them both to confront who they are as well as what it is they are running from.

The creative team features sets by Rachel Hauck, costumes by Emily Rebholz, lighting by JaphyWeideman and sound by Leah Gelpe.

Playwright Greg Pierce's first professional production, an adaptation of Haruki Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, which he co-authored, was seen at last year's Edinburgh International Festival. He is currently collaborating with composer John Kander, writing the book and lyrics for a new musical 'The Landing.' Slowgirl will mark his New York debut.

Director Anne Kauffman directed the LCT3 production of David Adjmi's 'Stunning.' She was nominated for a 2011 Lucille Lortel Award for her direction of 'This Wide Night' and won an Obie Award for her direction of 'The Thugs.' Her other credits include 'Maple and Vine,' 'God's Ear,' 'Sides: The Fear is Real' and 'The Antigone Project.'

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