2021-2022 season of work announced at Signature Theatre

The season includes five New York premieres and world premieres.

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Signature Theatre’s Artistic Director Paige Evans and Executive Director Harold Wolpert have announced shows in the 2021-2022 season. The season will include rescheduled performances originally billed for spring 2020, as well as world premieres until spring 2022.

“It feels especially exciting to announce the artists who will usher in Signature’s 30th Anniversary Season” said Paige Evans. Harold Wolpert said, “While theatre as we once knew it continues to undergo massive changes, Signature’s mission remains the same. We will always live up to our commitment to our Resident Playwrights while doing everything in our power to make sure their work is accessible to all.”

The season will begin with the world premiere of On the Uses of Pain for Life, written and directed by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Annie Baker. Staged at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, the production will look at what illness does to the body, especially when there is no end in sight.

Anna Deavere Smith will star in her play, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 at the Irene Diamond Stage. After interviewing over 350 Los Angeles residents about the 1992 L.A. riots, the play examines the verdict of Rodney King’s police brutality case changed the course of history.

The world premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s A Case for the Existence of God will also be staged at the Irene Diamond Stage. Set at an office in Idaho, two men clash over the terms of a loan.

Dominique Morrisseau’s Confederates will receive its New York premiere at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre. Directed by Kamilah Forbes, the two-man play sees two Black woman; a Union spy and a professor, explore the impact of gender bias in the American schooling system.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins stars in and directs the world premiere of Grass. He’ll play an out-of-work actor who heads to his father’s house in Texas. Performances will be staged at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre.

Dates for the 2021–2022 Season productions, as well as casting and creative teams are to be announced.

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