Dael Orlandersmith returns to NYTW with Forever

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Dael Orlandersmith returns to the New York Theatre Workshop for the NY Premiere of her self-penned, semi-autobiographical tale Forever, directed by Neel Keller. Previews begin on 22 April 2015, before an official opening on 4 May and a limited run through to 31 May 2015.

Synopsis: "Long-time New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect Dael Orlandersmith returns to the Workshop with a semi-autobiographical exploration of the family we are born into and the family we choose. Forever draws from Orlandersmith's own pilgrimage to the famed Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris - the final resting place of legendary artists such as Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison. At the graveside of these timeless artists, Orlandersmith finds unexpected grace in a tale of the legacy a daughter inherits from her mother."

Forever features scenic design by Takeshi Kata, costumes by Kaye Voyce, lighting by Mary Louise Geiger, and sound design by Adam Phalen.

- by Tom Millward

Dael Orlandersmith

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