SPF 11: All The Good in the World
In Williston, North Dakota, a pastor opens his church to the many unemployed men who have come north looking for work during the fracking oil boom. But when he invites a convicted felon to live in his guest bedroom it threatens to destroy his family. A play about faith and how hard it is to know if you are doing the right thing.
Cory is a Los Angeles based playwright who has been the recipient of the McKnight
Advancement Grant, two Jerome fellowships, a MAP Fund Grant and a Jerome Travel and Study Grant. He was the recipient of the Heideman Award for his play This Quintessence of Dust andwas a recipient of the Humanitas Play LA Award. His recent plays include The End of Beauty (premiere at Playwrights’ Arena, LA Times Critics’ Choice); Apocalypse Play (premiere at Moving Arts, Stage Raw Top Ten); Uncovered Cities (developed with Circle X and Humanitas); Golden (commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville, workshopped with Chalk Rep) and The Killing of Michael X (premiere at Jackalope Theatre in Chicago). He has written two musicals: The Hurricane (developed at Theatre @ Boston Court and Nautilus Music-Theatre) and Clandestino (developed at Sundance Theatre Lab and New York Theatre Workshop). He was a co-writer of That High Lonesome Sound and Fissures (lost and found) both of which premiered at the Humana Festival. His other work has been produced or developed at the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Cape Cod Theatre Project and Workhaus Collective, among others. He has been in residence at the Hermitage Artist Retreat, Space on Ryder Farm, and at the MacDowell Colony. He is currently a member of Skylab at the Skylight Theatre and a member of the Under Construction Writers Group at the Road. He is an affiliated writer at the Playwrights’ Center and earned his MFA in Playwriting from Brown University where he studied with Paula Vogel.
Cameron Watson was heralded by the Los Angeles Times as “one of our finest contemporary directors.” His extensive and varied body of work garnered him the 2018 Distinguished Achievement in Directing Award from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle. A multiple award-winning theatre director and filmmaker, Cameron has carved a unique career that crosses over many genres and formats.
Cameron created, wrote and directed the comedy series BREAK A HIP, now streaming at www.breakahip.com. Christina Pickles won the 2018 Primetime Emmy Award for her work in the series. Cameron wrote and directed the Miramax feature film OUR VERY OWN, starring Allison Janney, Jason Ritter, Cheryl Hines and Keith Carradine. Ms. Janney received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her work in the film.
A prolific and much sought after theatre director, Cameron has achieved widespread critical praise, with the Wall Street Journal citing his work as “the best in the country.” He is known for his much lauded and box office hits at Antaeus Theatre Company (THE LITTLE FOXES, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, PICNIC and TOP GIRLS) as well as work at Rogue Machine Theatre (COCK), The Fountain Theatre, The Pasadena Playhouse, Ensemble Theatre Company, The Colony Theatre (the now legendary production of TRYING starring Alan Mandell and Rebecca Mozo), The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, The Road Theatre and The New American Theatre. Known as an “actor’s director,” Cameron has shepherded many actors to award wins. He has had five actors win the coveted Ovation Award in Los Angeles (Don Robb, Alan Mandell, Beth Grant, Rebecca Mozo and Harry Groener) in addition to numerous other awards.
Current work while in quarantine includes LOVE LETTERS with Martin Sheen and Melissa Fitzgerald and a nationwide/virtual production of Caryl Churchill’s LOVE AND INFORMATION with the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket.