Lauren Weigel News

The Play Company to Close 15th Season with Christopher Chen's CAUGHTThe Play Company to Close 15th Season with Christopher Chen's CAUGHT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel,presentsthe New York premiere of Christopher Chen's Caught (August 17-September 17), the final production in the company's 15th Anniversary Season. (more...)

The Play Company to Stage Christopher Chen's CAUGHT This SummerThe Play Company to Stage Christopher Chen's CAUGHT This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, is pleased present the New York premiere of Christopher Chen's Caught (August 17-September 17), the final production in the company's 15th Anniversary Season. (more...)

The Play Company Sets Cast of Christopher Chen's CAUGHTThe Play Company Sets Cast of Christopher Chen's CAUGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, has announced casting for the New York premiere of Christopher Chen's Caught (August 17-September 17), the final production in the company's 15th Anniversary Season. The stellar cast includes Jennifer Lim (Chinglish), Murphy Guyer (The King & I),Louis Ozawa Changchien (The Bourne Legacy) and Leslie Fray. (more...)

PlayCo Executive Producer to Step DownPlayCo Executive Producer to Step Down
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Play Company (PlayCo)'s Founding Producer Kate Loewald announced today that fellow Executive Producer Lauren Weigel will step down from her position on June 30, 2016. The Play Company will begin the search for a new team member this week. Under Lauren Weigel's leadership as Executive Producer, PlayCo has become the only New York theater to regularly produce international contemporary plays alongside new American work. Weigel has been intrinsic in advancing PlayCo's unique commitment to premiering work from around the world to advance a dynamic, international experience of contemporary theater in New York. (more...)

PlayCo to Present Christopher Chen's CAUGHT, 8/17-9/18PlayCo to Present Christopher Chen's CAUGHT, 8/17-9/18
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, closes its 15th Anniversary season with the New York premiere of Caught (August 17-September 18). In this irreverent new genre-bending piece, theatre makers Christopher Chen and Lee Sunday Evans apply their playful imaginations to the work of a Chinese dissident artist. This hybrid work instigates an exploration into the nature of authority and authenticity, inviting you to navigate the labyrinthine relationships between truth and perception, illusionary art and real jeopardy. (more...)

Sky-Pony's Rock Fairy Tale 'THE WILDNESS' Opens Tonight at Ars NovaSky-Pony's Rock Fairy Tale 'THE WILDNESS' Opens Tonight at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Theworld premiere of THE WILDNESS: SKY-PONY'S ROCK FAIRY TALE, with text by Obie Award winner Kyle Jarrow and Lauren Worsham and songs by Kyle Jarrow, opens tonight, February 29, 2016.Presented by Ars Nova in collaboration with The Play Company, a limited Off-Broadway engagement is slatedthrough March 19. (more...)

Japan Society Presents Haruki Murakami's SLEEP, Beginning TonightJapan Society Presents Haruki Murakami's SLEEP, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

As part of its 2015-2016 Performing Arts Season, Japan Society presents Haruki Murakami's SLEEP, in a first look, work-in-progress showing from Ripe Time and PlayCo. (more...)

Lilli Cooper, Kyle Jarrow, Lauren Worsham and More Lead Sky-Pony's 'THE WILDNESS' at Ars NovaLilli Cooper, Kyle Jarrow, Lauren Worsham and More Lead Sky-Pony's 'THE WILDNESS' at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

The world premiere of THE WILDNESS: SKY-PONY'S ROCK FAIRY TALE, with text by Obie Award winner Kyle Jarrow and Lauren Worsham and songs by Kyle Jarrow, presented by Ars Nova in collaboration with The Play Company, plays a limited Off-Broadway engagement, tonight, February 16, through March 19, with an official opening night on Monday, February 29, 2016. (more...)

Japan Society to Present Haruki Murakami's SLEEP This MonthJapan Society to Present Haruki Murakami's SLEEP This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

As part of its 2015-2016 Performing Arts Season, Japan Society presents Haruki Murakami's SLEEP, in a first look, work-in-progress showing from Ripe Time and PlayCo. (more...)

Lilli Cooper, Kyle Jarrow, Lauren Worsham and More to Lead Sky-Pony's 'THE WILDNESS' at Ars NovaLilli Cooper, Kyle Jarrow, Lauren Worsham and More to Lead Sky-Pony's 'THE WILDNESS' at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report the full cast for the world premiere of THE WILDNESS: SKY-PONY'S ROCK FAIRY TALE, with text by Obie Award winner Kyle Jarrow and Lauren Worsham and songs by Kyle Jarrow. (more...)

PlayCo to Open 15th Season with ABYSSPlayCo to Open 15th Season with ABYSS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding ProducerKate Loewaldand Executive ProducerLauren Weigel,kicks off its 15th Anniversary season with the U.S. premiere of Abyss, which marks the U.S. debut of the award-winning German playwright Maria Milisavljevic. Abyss, directed by Maria Mileaf, is a poetic thriller centered on the mysterious disappearance of a young woman. The play exemplifies PlayCo's unique commitment to premiering work from around the world to advance a dynamic, international experience of contemporary theater in New York. Abyss is an exploration of what it means to be an outsider. Speaking about the play Milisavljevic says, "making a new home means finding a new kind of honesty. Otherwise the old lies will follow you." (more...)

The Play Company's 15th Anniversary Season to Feature Milisavljevic's ABYSS, SLEEP & MoreThe Play Company's 15th Anniversary Season to Feature Milisavljevic's ABYSS, SLEEP & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel celebrates its 15th Anniversary season with programming that exemplifies its unique commitment to premiering plays from around the world, including the U.S., to advance a dynamic, international experience of contemporary theater as part of the American repertoire. (more...)

PlayCo to Stage World Premiere of Aya Ogawa's LUDIC PROXYPlayCo to Stage World Premiere of Aya Ogawa's LUDIC PROXY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, will present the world premiere of writer-director Aya Ogawa's Ludic Proxy, which PlayCo commissioned after producing Ogawa's translation of Toshiki Okada's play Enjoy (2010) to acclaim. (more...)

The Play Company Announces Extension of THE SONIC LIFE OF A GIANT TORTOISE Through 7/3The Play Company Announces Extension of THE SONIC LIFE OF A GIANT TORTOISE Through 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

In 'The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise: Youth Is Not the Only Thing That's Sonic,' Rothenberg and Okada Reunite with PlayCo, Following Acclaimed Production of 'Okada's Enjoy' (2010), to explore the discontentment bubbling just underneath a generation of urban 30-somethings (more...)

PlayCo Presents the US Premiere of Toshiki Okada's 'THE SONIC LIFE OF A GIANT TORTOISE', Now thru 6/29PlayCo Presents the US Premiere of Toshiki Okada's 'THE SONIC LIFE OF A GIANT TORTOISE', Now thru 6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, is unique in its commitment to producing plays from around the world, including the U.S., to advance a dynamic, international experience of contemporary theater as part of the American repertoire. They conclude their 2013-14 season with the U.S. premiere of The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise: youth is not the only thing that's sonic, which reunites them with award-winning Japanese writer Toshiki Okada, director Dan Rothenberg (Pig Iron), and translator Aya Ogawa, following their collaboration on Okada's critically lauded Enjoy in 2010. The new production will run today, May 24 - June 29 at Jack in Brooklyn. (more...)

PlayCo to Present the US Premiere of Toshiki Okada's 'THE SONIC LIFE OF A GIANT TORTOISE', 5/24-6/29PlayCo to Present the US Premiere of Toshiki Okada's 'THE SONIC LIFE OF A GIANT TORTOISE', 5/24-6/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, is unique in its commitment to producing plays from around the world, including the U.S., to advance a dynamic, international experience of contemporary theater as part of the American repertoire. They conclude their 2013-14 season with the U.S. premiere of The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise: youth is not the only thing that's sonic, which reunites them with award-winning Japanese writer Toshiki Okada, director Dan Rothenberg (Pig Iron), and translator Aya Ogawa, following their collaboration on Okada's critically lauded Enjoy in 2010. The new production will run May 24 - June 29 at Jack in Brooklyn. (more...)

Play Company Premieres Jonas Hassen Khemiri's I CALL MY BROTHERS, Now thru 2/23Play Company Premieres Jonas Hassen Khemiri's I CALL MY BROTHERS, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

The Play Company (PlayCo) presents the U.S. premiere of I Call My Brothers, a bold new work about race, suspicion and identity by celebrated young Swedish writer Jonas Hassen Khemiri. Running today, January 22-February 23 at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street), the production continues PlayCo's relationship with both Khemiri and director Erica Schmidt, whose multiple collaborations with the company include the Obie-winning 2011 premiere of Khemiri's Invasion! With I Call My Brothers, Khemiri moves to even more powerful and personal terrain, spinning a bold story out of a tragic event and asking: 'What happens when we start to see ourselves as others see us?' (more...)

Play Company to Premiere Jonas Hassen Khemiri's I CALL MY BROTHERS, 1/22-2/23Play Company to Premiere Jonas Hassen Khemiri's I CALL MY BROTHERS, 1/22-2/23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

The Play Company (PlayCo) presents the U.S. premiere of I Call My Brothers, a bold new work about race, suspicion and identity by celebrated young Swedish writer Jonas Hassen Khemiri. Running January 22-February 23 at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street), the production continues PlayCo's relationship with both Khemiri and director Erica Schmidt, whose multiple collaborations with the company include the Obie-winning 2011 premiere of Khemiri's Invasion! With I Call My Brothers, Khemiri moves to even more powerful and personal terrain, spinning a bold story out of a tragic event and asking: "What happens when we start to see ourselves as others see us?" (more...)

THIS IS MY OFFICE, I CALL MY BROTHERS and More Set for PlayCo's 2013-14 SeasonTHIS IS MY OFFICE, I CALL MY BROTHERS and More Set for PlayCo's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2013

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, is unique in its commitment to premiering plays from around the world, including the U.S., to advance a dynamic, international experience of contemporary theater as part of the American repertoire. The New York-based company has garnered awards and critical acclaim for its productions of works by Jonas Hassen Khemiri (Sweden), Toshiki Okada (Japan), Marius von Mayenberg (Germany), Vijay Tendulkar (India), Lloyd Suh (United States) and the Presnyakov Brothers (Russia), among many others. Today PlayCo announces its 2013-14 season, which includes three productions that epitomize the company's global view of contemporary theater. (more...)

THIS IS MY OFFICE, I CALL MY BROTHERS and More Set for PlayCo's 2013-14 SeasonTHIS IS MY OFFICE, I CALL MY BROTHERS and More Set for PlayCo's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, is unique in its commitment to premiering plays from around the world, including the U.S., to advance a dynamic, international experience of contemporary theater as part of the American repertoire. The New York-based company has garnered awards and critical acclaim for its productions of works by Jonas Hassen Khemiri (Sweden), Toshiki Okada (Japan), Marius von Mayenberg (Germany), Vijay Tendulkar (India), Lloyd Suh (United States) and the Presnyakov Brothers (Russia), among many others. Today PlayCo announces its 2013-14 season, which includes three productions that epitomize the company's global view of contemporary theater. (more...)

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