St. Ann's Warehouse completes 2023-24 season

The Off-Broadway venue in Brooklyn's DUMBO neighborhood is hosting, between now and July 2024, the U.S. premieres of six shows that premiered around the world.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

St. Ann's Warehouse has set the complete lineup for its 2023-24 Off-Broadway season, which is currently underway. The season features six shows, all of which are making their U.S. premieres at the Brooklyn venue.

Currently in performances through November 5 is Michael Keegan-Dolan’s How to Be a Dancer in Seventy-Two Thousand Easy Lessons, an autobiography in dance that premiered in Ireland. Next up, also hailing from Ireland, is The Life & Times of Michael K, which tells the story of a young man who travels through war-torn South Africa to return his dying mother to her childhood farm. Puppetry by the Tony Award-winning Handspring Puppet Company features in this production, which runs from November 29 to December 23.

The next production is Luke Murphy's Volcano, a sci-fi dance/theatre thriller about two men participating in a social experiment in space, where they reenact pop culture references, comedy, game shows, and more while trapped in an enclosed room. Murphy performs in the show himself alongside Will Thompson. The production, also from Ireland, runs at St. Ann's from January 10-21.

Beginning February 16 is The Hunt, a stage adaptation of the 2012 Thomas Vinterberg film Jagten. The show interrogates mob justice through the story of a schoolteacher accused of misconduct in a Danish hunting town. Tobias Menzies makes his U.S. stage debut as the teacher under the direction of Rupert Goold. The production arrives from a London premiere at the Almeida Theatre and features set design by Tony winner Es Devlin (The Lehman Trilogy).

London's National Theatre presented the world premiere of St. Ann's next show: Grenfell: in the words of survivors. Phyllida Lloyd and Anthony Simpson-Pike co-direct this show, inspired by the true story of a community who rallied to action during and after a devastating fire that killed 72 people. Playwright Gillian Slovo compiled the show from verbatim testimonies from survivors and the loved ones of those who died. Performances run from April 13 to May 12.

The final show in the season is Fix + Foxy’s Dark Noon, a retelling of the American Wild West from the point of view of the conquered, rather than the victors as often portrayed in old Hollywood films. Seven South African actors play all the roles under the direction of Tue Biering and Nhlanhla Mahlangu, who also choreographs the show. Dark Noon runs from June 7 to July 7.

Photo credit: St. Ann's Warehouse. (Photo by Caroline Culler via Wikimedia Commons)

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