Theresa Rebeck will direct her most recent work, DIG, which she describes as “a dying plant shop in a dying urban neighborhood receives a visitor from the past: Meghan, the neighborhood screw-up, whose suicide attempt followed a terrible tragedy. Roger, the store owner, wants nothing to do with this situation, but Meghan is improbably clinging to life. Can a soul beyond saving be saved? A play about courage, redemption and photosynthesis.”
In 2018 Forbes Magazine called Rebeck “the most Broadway-produced female playwright of our time” while she had two smash-hit productions running simultaneously in New York City. And with a movie deal writing a new spy thriller (355 with Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz, and Lupita Nyong’o) in the works, we are honored to be part of her momentum and to welcome the Festival’s Resident Playwright “home” for the summer.