September 10, 2015

Exciting News for Daniel Robert Sullivan’s Play, Prospect High: Brooklyn!

September 10th, 2015


Exciting news for Dan Sullivan, current Tommy DeVito in JERSEY BOYS Las Vegas (and formerly in JB Toronto)!

The Roundabout Theatre Company and Daniel Robert Sullivan have helped a team of New York City teenagers develop a brand-new play that will be seen in high schools across the country before an Off-Broadway production next spring.

Prospect High: Brooklyn was developed in partnership with Education at Roundabout and the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships and will premiere in 23 high school productions from September 2015 through May 2016. It will then receive an Off-Broadway premiere at Roundabout’s black box theatre.

“After much research, we chose 23 of the boldest high school theatre departments from across the country and can use this first-ever high school rolling world premiere to recognize them and expose their power at a national level,” said Sullivan in a press statement.

The play, which can be performed by a cast of up to 18, is set in a large Brooklyn high school. Co-written by Sullivan and the team of adolescents over nine months of collaboration, the play focuses on four students and their apathetic teacher. According to Roundabout, it was created with the “intent of offering a new collection of serious, true-to-life material for teenage actors.”

Prospect High: Brooklyn explores themes of apathy, revenge, friendship, trans acceptance, racism, self-harm and the power of our teachers in giving us good and bad advice. It was recently awarded semi-finalist status for the 2015 National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Center

For the full story and news about the high schools where Dan’s play will be performed, click HERE.

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