Lia Chang: Daniel Morgan Shelley to portray Nat Turner in Lucy Thurber’s The Insurgents at the Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF)
Daniel Morgan Shelley is rehearsing in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, for the world premier of Lucy Thurber’s The Insurgents, in which he portrays slave rebellion leader Nat Turner. Directed by Lear deBessonet, The Insurgents runs in repertory at the Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) at Shepherd University, along with new plays by Kyle Bradstreet, David Mamet, Sam Shepard and Tracy Thorne. The four-week festival, consisting of 93 performances, will be held July 8 – 31, 2011.
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