Second Stage announces new plays by Lynn Nottage and Rajiv Joseph for 2021

The world-premiere productions will join the previously announced Broadway revival of Take Me Out. 

Lynn Nottage and Rajiv Joseph

Second Stage Theater will bring new plays by Lynn Nottage and Rajiv Joseph to the stage as part of the theatre’s 2021 season, joining the previously announced revival of Richard Greenberg’s Take Me Out.

In fall 2021, Nottage will bring her latest work to Broadway. Directed by her frequent collaborator Kate Whoriskey, who staged both of Nottage’s Pulitzer-winning works Ruined and Sweat, the play is set at a truck stop sandwich shop, where the formerly incarcerated workers are caught between their demanding boss and their dreams for a better life.   

In spring 2021, Second Stage will produce the world premiere of Pulitzer winner Joseph’s Letters of Suresh, directed by May Adrales. The play, which is a companion piece with Joseph’s Animals Out of Paper, follows correspondence between strangers and friends as they struggle to find human connection. The show will premiere off Broadway at the Tony Kiser Theater.

These two productions join the previously announced Take Me Out, which was postponed due to the Broadway shut down. The revival of the Tony-winning play, which will star Patrick J. Adams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Jesse Williams, is scheduled to open in April 2021