Sun Valley Playwrights’ Residency: David Cale

October 4, 2021 – The Sun Valley Playwright’s Residency welcomes for its first resident: Obie Award-winning playwright David Cale. To kick off his residency, the Library is hosting an outdoor reception on its Cimino Plaza to welcome David to Ketchum…

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October 4, 2021 – The Sun Valley Playwright’s Residency welcomes for its first resident: Obie Award-winning playwright David Cale.

To kick off his residency, the Library is hosting an outdoor reception on its Cimino Plaza to welcome David to Ketchum and to invite the community to view his photography exhibition, “The Smiling Squirrels of Tompkins Square Park.” The exhibit features more than a dozen images taken by Cale near his home in Manhattan.

The exhibition premiered in 2021 at The Wild Project Gallery in New York City and will be on display in the Library’s Treehouse throughout the month of October.

David Cale is a performance artist, playwright, songwriter and actor. His most recent works include the solo play, Harry Clarke, starring Billy Crudup, for which Cale received the 2018 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show. His solo musical memoir We’re Only Alive for A Short Amount of Time, for which he wrote the book and lyrics, co-composed the music with Matthew Dean Marsh, and starred, received the 2019 Jeff Award for Best New Musical, a 2020 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, and a 2020 Obie Award, among others. As an actor, Cale has appeared in television and film, and he performed on Broadway in The Threepenny Opera and Off Broadway, most notably in The Total Bent and Mouth to Mouth.

Photo by Albie Mitchell.

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