Playwrights Horizons announces upcoming season, ahead of September reopening

Five plays have been confirmed.

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Details of the reopening season at Playwrights Horizons have been announced. Five shows are confirmed as part of the season, including two previously postponed productions and three world premieres.

“This past year, my first as Artistic Director, has been filled with uncertainty and loss and an acute call to interrogate how and why we work” said Playwrights Horizons artistic director Adam Greenfield. “The plays in our upcoming season pull us through a wild range of styles and stories that speak to our current moment. Each reveals a fresh perspective and is written with a singular, indelible voice.”

The season begins with Aleshea Harris’ What to Send Up When It Goes Down. Whitney White directs a new homecoming play, created in response to the deaths of Black Americans as a result of racist violence. What to Send Up When It Goes Down runs from September 24 - October 17, with casting to be announced.

Selling Kabul will receive its New York premiere, with performances from November 17 - December 23. Sylvia Khoury’s political drama follows Taroon, an interpreter for the US army who spends his life in hiding. Tyne Rafaeli directs Selling Kabul, with casting to be announced.

The world premiere of Dave Harris’ Tambo & Bones runs from Jan. 12 - Feb. 20, 2022. The play is inspired by minstrel shows, with two actors trying to escape and break free from their current reality. Taylor Reynolds will direct the “rags-to-riches hip-hop journey.”

Sanaz Toossi’ Wish You Were Here continues the Playwrights Horizons season.Gaye Taylor Upchurch directs the world premiere, following five women affected by the aftermath of the Iranian Revolution. Wish You Were Here runs from April 13 - May 22, 2022.

The season is rounded off with Will Arbery’s Corsicana. Set in the small Texas city, Corsicana follows a woman with Down syndrome and her half-brother as they come to terms with their mother’s death. Sam Gold directs, with performances from Jun. 2 - Jul. 10, 2022.

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