The Day of the Picnic (PlayPenn, 2007)
Russell Davis’ plays include Appointment With a High Wire Lady, The Last Good Moment of Lily Baker, The Second Death of Priscilla, The Day of the Picnic, Mahida’s Extra Key to Heaven, and Sally’s Gone, She Left Her Name. They have been produced at various theatres, including People’s Light & Theatre, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, Long Wharf Theatre, Center Stage, Yale Repertory, and Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival. They have also been presented at the Mark Taper Forum’s New Work Festival, the Sundance Institute Playwrights Lab., O’Neill Center’s National Playwrights Conference, Playpenn, National New Play Network’s Showcase of New Plays, and New Harmony Project. Russell was resident playwright at People’s Light for the Theatre Residency Program of the National Endowment for the Arts/Theatre Communications Group. He was a recipient of a 2008-10 Pew Fellowship in the Arts and has received playwright fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, McKnight Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York Council on the Arts, and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. He is also a juggler.