Directing Thesis: Indian Summer
March 13, 2022
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March 12, 2022
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March 10, 2022
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 West 129th Street
New York, NY 10027
(enter on 125th Street, west of Broadway)
March 10–13, 2022
By Gregory S. Moss
Directed by current student Jacob Sexton
Columbia University School of the Arts is proud to present Indian Summer by playwright Gregory S. Moss and directed by current student Jacob Sexton.
Sent to stay with his step-grandfather in a Rhode Island beach town for a summer, Daniel collides with Izzy, a feisty local. In a spirited dueling of minds that plays off the tropes of romantic comedy, Indian Summer explores what connection is, romantic and otherwise.
There is a limit of one (1) ticket per person, per performance and each ticket must be held in the name of the guest attending the event. A limited number of walk-ups will be available for each performance. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate late seating.
All guests are required to wear a surgical or higher quality mask while inside the building. The Lenfest Center for the Arts is subject to the Key to NYC Executive Order. All guests entering the building will be required to show proof of vaccination. Visitors 18 and older are also required to show an accompanying ID. Children under age 5 cannot be admitted at this time. For more information, see here.
Please be aware that this production contains racially-charged language.
2 hrs (approximate), intermission
Spencer Gonzalez, Paige Griffith, Michael Tyler Jennings, Clara Napolitano, Haythem Noor, and Julian Socha.
Production Team & Crew
Playwright Gregory S. Moss
Director Jacob Sexton (student)
Dramaturg Begum “Begsy” Inal (student)
Producer/Casting Director Aaron Keller (student)
Production Stage Manager Vanessa Rebeil (student)
Assistant Stage Manager Kyle Ronyecs (student)
Company Manager Cristina Gerla (student)
Scenic Designer Sarah Karl
Costume Designer Lukas Wassmann
Lighting Designer Josh Martinez-Davis
Sound Designer Lawrence Schober
Associate Sound Designer Joe DiBernardo
Properties Designer Cassy Spaduzzi
Run Crew/Backstage Veda Baldota
Run Crew/Light Board Op. Miguel Bregante
Run Crew/Wardrobe Danny Brown
Run Crew/Props Sam Gibbs
About the Director
Jacob Sexton (Director) (he/him) is a director and playwright of new and experimental plays, with an interest in interdisciplinary collaborations. He is currently an MFA candidate at Columbia University, where he recently staged Evie Mason's Echo, In a Diner, Tré Calhoun's If You Like Me at My Worst, and his own full-length Hurricane (video links available upon request). Jacob has directed new plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville, La MaMa E.T.C., Ensemble Studio Theatre / Youngblood, Primary Stages MFA, the Brick, the Tank, and the Arkansas New Play Festival at TheatreSquared; additional playwright collaborators have included Clarity Bian, Kari Barclay, Aidan Holmes Carr, Rick Ehrstin, Cory Finley, Gracie Gardner, Keiko Green, Fiona Gorry-Hines, David Jackson, Kate Dakota Kremer, Arika Larson, Kate Mickere, Edward Precht, Will Snider, Jay Stull, Blake Sugarman, and Kanika Vaish. Jacob has also assisted directors Anne Bogart, Les Waters, Leigh Silverman, Jon Jory, Mortiz von Stuelpnagel, and Lila Neugebauer, among others, and most recently Michael Mayer on Swept Away, a new musical inspired by and featuring the music and lyrics of the Avett Brothers with book by John Logan at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Former Workshop Assistant with Clubbed Thumb, including SuperLabs with Playwrights Horizons, and Directing Intern at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Upcoming: New plays by Evie Mason and Emily Garrison as well as Chekhov and Shakespeare projects at Columbia MFA, and a new site-specific holiday musical by Bandits on the Run at Little Island NYC (December 2022). BA: Fordham. www.jacobmsexton.com @basedonnothing