Fall One Act: The Lottery

About the Director

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Bailey Nassetta graduated from Yorktown High School in 2011. She went on to study acting at the NYU Tisch Experimental Theater Wing, where she graduated in 2015 with an awarded honor in her acting studio.

Since graduation, she has been writing, directing and producing award-winning original work of her own and of others in New York City, Washington, DC, and Edinburgh, Scotland. Ms. Nassetta is currently working in DC as the Assistant to the Director of Folger Shakespeare Theater’s Sense and Sensibility, directed by Eric Tucker.

Bailey is very excited to have the opportunity to return to Arlington to direct The Lottery at her high school alma mater. Ms. Nassetta would like to thank Carol Cadby for being an incredible mentor and a guiding light.

 

Don’t miss one more chance to see the award-winning performance of Yorktown Theatre’s The Lottery, on February 17, at 7 pm in the Yorktown auditorium!

This compelling production won 2nd place at the district level of the VHSL One Act Play Conference Competition last month, so the Yorktown Theatre III and IV students will be competing again, at the regional level, on February 18th in Nokesville, VA.

This is your opportunity to experience riveting theatre, directed by Bailey Nassetta, a Yorktown graduate! The performance is free and open to the public.

The Lottery is a one-act play by Brainerd Duffield that was adapted from the original short story by Shirley Jackson. It tells the story of a small town that holds a grisly lottery every year in June to insure a plentiful harvest for the following year.

Yorktown Theatre Arts’ production of The Lottery explores the struggle between individuality and groupthink in a community, and the animal urges in all human beings.

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois