New York Theatre Workshop sets 2023-24 season
The season will include four new plays, three of which are making their world premieres and one of which makes its New York debut after a San Diego premiere.
New York Theatre Workshop has set its full 2023-24 season at its theatre in the East Village. The season will include four new plays that will premiere between fall 2023 and spring 2024.
The first show in the season is Nathan Alan Davis's The Refuge Plays, a co-production with Roundabout Theatre Company. The show follows one Black family over the course of 70 years, beginning with the night a ghost tells Gail she will die in 24 hours while in the Illinois woods. Directing is Patricia McGregor, NYTW's newly appointed artistic director. The show will premiere in fall 2023.
Also in fall 2023 is Merry Me, by Lucille Lortel Award-winning Wolf Play playwright Hansol Jung. Putting a ridiculous spin on restoration comedies and ancient Greek tales, the play follows Lieutenant Shane Horne, who bides her time during a blackout by having affairs with the other women on the base — including the general's wife — while, elsewhere, a Navy psychiatrist goes on a quest to save the world following an Angel's prophecy. Leigh Silverman directs.
Mona Pirnot's theatrical concert I love you so much I could die will come next in winter 2024. Directed by Lucas Hnath (A Doll's House, Part 2), the show sees Pirnot publicly deal with private truths. A computer will perform monologues, while Pirnot will perform songs.
The final show in the season is Here There Are Blueberries, which premiered at San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse in 2022. The show is co-written by Emmy Award nominee Amanda Gronich and Tony and Emmy nominee Moisés Kaufman, who also directs. In 2007, a U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum archivist receives a mysterious album of Nazi-era photos, which sparked widespread debates as the truth behind them came out. The play explores what the photos reveal about the Holocaust and humanity.
Performance dates, casting, and additional creative team members have yet to be announced.
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