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2017/18 Readings

I Was Most Alive With You
Written and directed by Craig Lucas
Director of Artistic Sign Language, Sabrina Dennison
July 22–26, 2017

Florida *
By Lucas Hnath
August 22-24, 2017

This Flat Earth
By Lindsey Ferrentino
Directed by Rebecca Taichman
August 24, 2017

Musical Theater reading: Two Cities
Co-conceived & Music, Book, Lyrics by Todd Almond
Co-conceived & Directed by Lear deBessonet
Music Direction by Todd Almond
September 14–20, 2017

Writer Army
in residence at Playwrights Horizons
September 25–October 1, 2017

Dance Nation
By Clare Barron
Directed by Lee Sunday Evans
October 4–5, 2017

Tranquil *
By Ariel Stess
Directed by Ken Rus Schmoll
October 6–10, 2017

Theater Wit: The Antelope Party
By Eric John Meyer
Directed by Jeremy Wechsler
October 11–13, 2017

You Mean To Do Me Harm
By Christopher Chen
Directed by Kip Fagan
October 23, 2017

SuperLab: The Thanksgiving Play
By Larissa FastHorse
Directed by Moritz von Stupelnagel
October 23–27, 2017

The Care and Feeding of Adults *
Written by Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen
Developed and directed by Oliver Butler
November 7–10 & 13, 2017

Dance Nation
By Clare Barron
Directed by Lee Sunday Evans
November 11–12 & 14–16, 2017

This Flat Earth
By Lindsey Ferrentino
Directed by Rebecca Taichman
November 27–December 1, 2017

The Jokers
By Greg Keller
Directed by Maggie Burrows
December 4–8, 2017

Slave Play
By Jeremy O. Harris
Directed by Rachel Chavkin
December 12–13, 2017

SuperLab: Evanston Salt Costs Climbing
By Will Arbery
Directed by Dustin Wills
December 11–15, 2017

Romeo and Juliet and Me *
By Bathsheba Doran
December 18, 2017

Musical Theater reading: Two Cities
Co-conceived & Music, Book, Lyrics by Todd Almond
Co-conceived & Directed by Lear deBessonet
Music Direction by Julie McBride
Choreography by Chase Brock 
January 2–12, 2018

New York Deaf Theatre residency: Sam Edwards New Play Reading Series
Collaborating Artists: JW Guido, Lewis Merkin, Chrissy Cogswell, Seth Gore, Monique Holt
January 8–12, 2018

Ann, Fran, and Mary Ann *
By Erin Courtney
Directed by Adam Greenfield
January 18–19, 2018

An Old Way To Pay Off New Debts
Written and directed by Keith Reddin
February 9, 2018

SuperLab: Catch As Catch Can
By Mia Chung
Directed by Ken Rus Schmoll
April 2–6, 2018

TJ Loves Sally Forever
By James Ijames
Directed by Saheem Ali
April 12–14, 2018

I Was Most Alive With You
By Craig Lucas
Directed by Tyne Rafaeli
Director of Artistic Sign Language, Sabrina Dennison
April 30–May 4, 2018

Tranquil *
By Ariel Stess
Directed by Ken Rus Schmoll
May 21–25, 2018

The Idiopathic Toewalker *
By Julia Jordan
Directed by Kate Whoriskey
May 30, 2018

Writers Shift
in residence at Playwrights Horizons
June 4–10, 2018

Guest Curator Series: How to Raise a Freeman  ◊
By Zakiyyah Alexander
Directed by Awoye Timpo
June 11, 2018

Guest Curator Series: Refrigerator  ◊
By Lucas Baisch
Directed by Hutch Pimentel
June 13, 2018

Guest Curator Series: how to make an american son  
By christopher oscar peña
Directed by Leigh Silverman
June 14, 2018

Guest Curator Series: Hatefuck  ◊
By Rehana Lew Mirza
Directed by Margot Bordelon
June 18, 2018

Guest Curator Series: Rebels Till Death  ◊
By Gina Femia
Directed by Saheem Ali
June 19, 2018

Guest Curator Series: DoubleThink  ◊
By Hansol Jung
Directed by Dustin Wills
June 20, 2018

Guest Curator Series: Power Strip  ◊
By Sylvia Khoury
Directed by Noa Egozi
June 21, 2018

Guest Curator Series: Blood Special  ◊
By Alex Lubischer
Directed by Zi Alikhan
June 22, 2018

 

*  denotes Playwrights Horizons commission
◊ the 2017-18 Guest Curator was A. Rey Pamatmat

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