Nick Gandiello is on fire right now.
Just a few weeks after we closed our production of his New York debut The Wedge Horse, Nick announced that he received the 2015 David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize winner for his play Sunrise Highway. This award is presented by Marin Theatre Company to “a new work that shows outstanding promise and a distinctive new voice for the American theatre.”
Excited to hear more about Sunrise Highway? So are we! Here’s how Nick describes the show:
“Mid-90’s Long Island: an African-American family and an Italian-American family come together in a budding relationship. But when the teenagers in either family discover danger in the relationship between their younger siblings, they make a secret pact that jeopardizes everyone. Identity is stretched across family, race, history, and sexuality in this bittersweet drama.”