Myriam Cyr, Artistic Director
Poet Laureate, critically acclaimed writer, award winning actress Myriam Cyr co-founded the Black Box Lab in 2014, an organization that specialized in developing new works. Since 2014 she has developed 20 new plays. In 2018 she co-founded PUNCTUATE4, a production company devoted to developing new works and bringing art to socio-economically diverse communities. Their first project, Saltonstall: One Man’s Stand Against the Salem Witch Trials will be produced in the fall of 2018. Cyr is currently developing, among others, NPR and former editor in chief for the Atlantic Jack Beatty’s The Battle Not Begun, Munich 1938, Paul Saba’s No Victors No Vanquished and Lorraine Liscio’s City of Ladies. She directed Simon Says at the Linda Redgrave Theater in New York to critical acclaim. (NYT called it “Thrilling”) I Am Antigone (Theater for the New City in Last year’s Dream Up Festival). Her book, Letters of a Portuguese Nun, was named book of the Month for the Guardian and translated into 8 languages. She was nominated best director by Broadway World for her production of Mary Poppins. Myriam was a member of Steven Berkoff’s company at the Royal National Theatre under Richard Eyre and played ‘Salome’ opposite Al Pacino. She is currently producing Hedda Gabler for Universal Studios in a screenplay adaptation by Oscar and Tony award winner Christopher Hampton and developing The Confession based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Beverly Lewis, book by Martha Bolton and Myriam Cyr, lyrics and music by Wally Nason for Blue Gates Musical in Nashville Tennessee. She will be directing Moving Bodies, La Marquise du Châtelet and Voltaire’s Laws of Attraction for this year’s Dream Up Festival at the Theater for the New City.