Longtime Collaborators Raising the Curtain on a New Era for Playwriting at BU

Feature from BU Today

As Megan Sandberg-Zakian tells it, her collaboration with Nathan Alan Davis began over ice cream.

She was directing the world premiere of his play Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea at the Cleveland Public Theatre in 2015, and she became intrigued by an old-fashioned ice cream shop down the street.

After rehearsal one day, “People were like, let’s go out to the bar, and he said, ‘No, we should go to the ice cream shop,’” Sandberg-Zakian says. “This is my person, who wants to go have a hot fudge sundae instead of a drink right now, which is very, very much me.”

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