Playwrights debut. Broadway: Be More Chill (Lyceum Theater). Off-Broadway: Be More Chill (Signature and Two River Theaters), The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical (Theaterworks USA/National Tour), Buyer & Cellar (Rattlestick and Barrow Street Theaters/National Tour/London’s Menier Chocolate Factory), The Mad Ones (Prospect Theater), Ultimate Beauty Bible (Page 73), Wringer (NYCCT), Carnival Kids (Lesser America), The Correspondent (Rattlestick), After (Partial Comfort), The Material World(Dixon Place), Be A Good Little Widow (Ars Nova), and The Tenant (Woodshed Collective). Regional: Significant Other (Geffen Playhouse), I Now Pronounce (Humana Festival), Le Switch (About Face), The Great Pretender (TheatreWorks Silicon Valley). Upcoming: Fall Springs at Barrington Stage.
(Updated May 2019)
Raja Feather Kelly
Playwrights debut. Off-Broadway: Funnyhouse of a Negro, The Death of The Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, Everybody (Signature); Fairview, The Chronicles of Cardigan and Khente (Soho Rep.); The House That Will Not Stand, Hurricane Diane (NYTW); Fireflies (Atlantic); The Good Swimmer (BAM). Regional: Lempicka (Williamstown). Awards: New York Live Arts 2019/20 Randjelovi/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist, Breakout Award from SDCF, Dance Magazine’s Harkness Promise Award (2018), Solange MacArthur Award for New Choreography (2016), Princess Grace Award (2017, 2018). Raja is the artistic director of New Brooklyn Theatre, and founder of the feath3r theory, which merged in 2018.
(Updated Feb 2019)
A full-on laparoscopy of the heart, soul, and loins — A Strange Loop is a gutsy, jubilantly anguished musical with infectious melodies by the very deft Michael R. Jackson.—Ben Brantley, The New York Times
Exhilarating and wickedly funny. A triumph!—Sara Holdren, New York Magazine