Nell Gwynn

September 20

November 4, 2018

CST’s Courtyard Theater

by Jessica Swale
directed by Christopher Luscombe

Emily Gardner Xu Hall

Lady Castlemaine/Louise de Keroualle

EMILY GARDNER XU HALL CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE: Debut. NEW YORK: Stockholm (Stageworks Hudson); Black Is Beautiful But It Ain’t Always Pretty (The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival); I Am This For You (Ars Nova ANT Fest); readings and workshops at: The Public Theater, Signature Theatre, Ma-Yi Theater Company, Red Bull Theater, Page 73; commission for Cornerstone Theater Company. REGIONAL: Snow Queen (Triad Stage); The Light Princess (Arden Theatre Company). AWARDS: inaugural Lilly Award for the Stacey Mindich “Go Write a Musical Award.” EDUCATION: BA in music and English, Wellesley College; MFA in acting, New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Ms. Hall’s work as a playwright and composer centers on feminist perspectives inclusive to people of color. She is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writing Workshop, Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project, New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio, Catwalk Institute residency program, and the Rising Circle INKtank. Her work has been featured at 54 Below, New York Musical Festival, and Joe’s Pub.

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