Melissa James Gibson's PLACEBO, Robert O'Hara's BOOTYCANDY & More Set for Playwrights Horizons' 2014-15 Season
Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, has announced the six productions of its 2014/2015 Season. The six works will be presented at the theater company's home at 416 West 42nd Street. In season order, they will be:
BOOTYCANDY - the New York premiere of a new play written and directed by Robert O'Hara (In the Continuum, Antebellum, Insurrection: Holding History), presented at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater. BOOTYCANDY will be the first production of the season, beginning previews on Friday, August 22, 2014. Writing on the World Premiere at Woolly Mammoth Theater Company in Washington, DC, Peter Marks of The Washington Post called it, "A toxically satiric portrait of American life."
GRAND CONCOURSE - the World Premiere of a new play by Heidi Schreck (There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature), directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion) presented at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater, beginning October 2014. Ms. Schreck was recently named the theater company's first Tow Foundation Playwright in Residence, the centerpiece of which is her work on Grand Concourse.
POCATELLO - the World Premiere of a new play by Obie and Lortel awards winner Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale at PH, A Bright New Boise), directed by Davis McCallum (The Whale at PH, the current London Wall, A Bright New Boise, Water By the Spoonful), presented at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater, beginning November 2014.
PLACEBO - the World Premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Melissa James Gibson (This at PH, What Rhymes with America, Suitcase, the FX series The Americans), directed by Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (This at PH, Bad Jews, 4,000 Miles, [sic]), presented at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater, beginning February 2015.
IOWA - the World Premiere of a new musical play by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Commendation winner (2008) and finalist (2013) Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music and lyrics by Todd Almond (the current Stage Kiss at PH, The Tempest, On the Levee), directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt), presented at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater, beginning March 2015.
The 2014/2015 Season will conclude with a new play to be announced by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Bruce Norris (Clybourne Park and The Pain and the Itch at PH, Domesticated), presented at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theatre, beginning May 2015.