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Former Inge House Playwright has Broadway Show

Former Inge House Playwright has Broadway Show

Previous William Inge House playwright-in-resident Jeremey Kareken is the co-writer of a new play that will star Daniel Radcliffe on Broadway.

Kareken lived in Independence in 2004 as part of Independence Community College William Inge Center for the Arts playwright residency program. Kareken also taught playwriting at Independence High School and ICC during his stay in town, living at the historic William Inge house, which is used as an artist residency.

Kareken’s play is titled, “The Lifespan of a Fact,” and it will be performed at Studio 54 in New York City. Radcliffe stars as a magazine fact checker who clashes with a writer (Bobby Carnevale) and his boss (Cherry Jones). Previews begin September 20, and the show opens October 18. It is based on a novel by Jim Fingal and John D’Agata.

Kareken has engaged collaborators David Murrell and Gordon Farrell in the writing of this piece, which will be directed by Leigh Silverman, a past Tony Award nominee.

Since its establishment in 2002, the Inge Center has welcomed more than 40 playwrights-in-residence to the William Inge House. During their stays, the residents spend time developing their scripts and also teach writing at area high schools and at ICC.