The Language Archive, by Julia Cho, at Laura Pels Theatre




The Roundabout Theatre Company are to present Julia Cho's play The Language Archive, which won the 2010 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, at the Laura Pels Theatre in the fall of 2010. Dates to be announced.

The Language Archive: George is a man consumed with preserving and documenting the dying languages of far-flung cultures. Closer to home, though, language is failing him. He doesn't know what to say to his wife, Mary, to keep her from leaving him, and he doesn't recognize the deep feelings that his lab assistant, Emma, has for him.

The cast and design team will be announced shortly.

Roundabout commissioned The Language Archive, which won the 2010 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize awarded to an outstanding new English-language play by a woman.

Julia Cho (Playwright) is the author of 'The Piano Teacher,' 'Durango,' 'The Winchester House,' 'BFE,' 'The Architecture of Loss' and '99 Histories,' which have been produced at SCR, The Vineyard Theatre, The Public Theater, Long Wharf Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, East West Players and The Theatre @ Boston Court among others. An alumna of the Juilliard School and NYU's Graduate Dramatic Writing Program, Ms. Cho is a member of New Dramatists.

Mark Brokaw (Director). For the Roundabout: 'After Miss Julie,' 'Distracted,' 'Suddenly Last Summer,' 'The Constant Wife.' Other Broadway credits: 'Reckless' and the musical 'Cry-Baby.' New York premieres include 'Mouth to Mouth,' 'This is Our Youth' (New Group); 'The Long Christmas Ride Home,' 'Stranger,' 'The Dying Gaul,' 'How I Learned to Drive,' (Vineyard Theatre); 'The Busy World is Hushed' and 'Lobby Hero '(Playwrights Horizons), 'As Bees in Honey Drown' (Drama Dept.), 'The Good Times are Killing Me' (Second Stage), 'Old Money' (Lincoln Center) and '2.5 Minute Ride' (Public). Mark is the Artistic Director of the Yale Institute for Music Theatre, and is an Associate Artist of the Roundabout Theatre.

Julia Cho