BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Women's Project Theater's BRIGHT HALF LIFE!

By: Feb. 25, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of newly-appointed Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, is pleased to present the World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE - a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Tanya Barfield and directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman - in a five-week limited engagement at New York City Center Stage II (131 W. 55th Street) from Tuesday, February 17 to March 22, 2015. Opening night is set for Wednesday, February 25.

Erica meets Vicky. Vicky marries Erica. Lives collide. Rewind. Pause. Fast forward. Starring Rebecca Henderson (Appropriate Behavior) and Rachael Holmes (Ruined), BRIGHT HALF LIFE is a kaleidoscopic new play about love, skydiving and the infinite moments that make a life together. Completing the creative team are Set Designer Rachel Hauck (This Wide Night), Costume Designer Emily Rebholz (If/Then), Lighting Designer Jen Schriever (The Other Josh Cohen) and Sound Designer Bart Fasbender (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson).

BRIGHT HALF LIFE marks the fifth collaboration between Barfield - described by the Los Angeles Times as an "unfailingly thought-provoking" playwright with "a vision that is both fearless and humane" - and Silverman, whose work on last season's Violet earned Tony Award nominations for Best Direction and Best Musical Revival. The duo recently partnered on the critically acclaimed plays The Call and Blue Door the latter earning Barfield a nomination for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. BRIGHT HALF LIFE continues WP Theater's mission as the nation's oldest and largest company dedicated to developing, producing and promoting the work of theater artists who identify as women.

BRIGHT HALF LIFE was developed during a residency at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwrights Conference in 2014 (Preston Whiteway - Executive Director; Wendy C. Goldberg - Artistic Director).

The playing schedule for BRIGHT HALF LIFE is as follows: Tuesday- Friday at 7:30PM, Saturday at 2:30PM & 7:30PM, Sunday at 2:30PM. Tickets start at $60 and can be purchased by calling CityTix at 212-581-1212, by visiting the Box Office at 131 West 55th Street in NYC, or online at