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Playwrights Horizons sets 2023-24 Off-Broadway season

The six-show season will feature two world premieres and a series of solo performances.

Allison Considine
Allison Considine

Playwrights Horizons has announced its 2023-24 season, featuring six productions. The programming includes two world premieres and a residency program with the Movement Theatre Company.

The season will kick off in October with the world premiere of David Adjmi’s Stereophonic, directed by Daniel Aukin. The play follows a band’s contentious process of recording a new album over the course of two years. The show will feature original music by Arcade Fire’s Will Butler, and the actors will perform music live on stage.

Next up will be the New York premiere of School Pictures by Milo Cramer, a song cycle featuring stories about New York City students Cramer tutored. Morgan Green, who directed the world premiere at Philadelphia’s Wilma Theater last year, returns to direct. Performances begin in November.

Running in repertory will be the Off-Broadway premiere of Sad Boys in Harpy Land by Alexandra Tatarsky. The semi-autobiographical play starring Tatarsky is part clown show, part cabaret performance. The production will open in November.

The solo show repertory series will also include comedian Ikechukwu Ufomadu’s Amusements, a stand-up performance fusing music and storytelling. Previews will begin in November.

The season will continue with the world premiere of Teeth, with book and lyrics by Michael R. Jackson (A Strange Loop, White Girl in Danger) and book and music by Anna K. Jacobs. The musical, based on the comedy horror film of the same name, is a humorous exploration of the vagina dentata myth. Sarah Benson will direct and Raja Feather Kelly will choreograph. Previews will begin in February 2024.

Next up will be the world premiere of Abe Koogler’s Staff Meal, a comedy about restaurant staff attempting to keep service running without a hitch and build community in the dining room as the world crumbles outside. Morgan Green will direct, and performances will begin in April 2024.

The season will also include programming with The Movement @ Playwrights, a residency with the Movement Theatre Company. The Harlem-based organization, comprised of theatre artists of color, is best known for its 2021 production of Aleshea Harris’s What to Send Up When it Goes Down. The residency will begin in May 2024.

Performance dates will be announced at a later date.

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