A number of artists and writers have made their home in the enclave of Lovett’s Court, which is in the foreground of almost any town panorama painted from Miller Hill. The painter Malcolm Paul Newman lived at No. 6 in the 1990s. More recently, the artist Neva Hansen has lived and painted here, as has the playwright Myra Slotnick (pictured). Her play The Weight of Water had its premiere at the Provincetown Theater in 2011, under the direction of David Drake. It then moved off-Broadway. Slotnick was the founding artistic director of Universal Theatre, from 2004 to 2011. This annual midwinter festival of short plays at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House draws participants from around the country. “I wanted to get these playwrights the gift of Provincetown,” Slotnick said.
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