LCT3 to Present New Play MARYS SEACOLE
This winter, Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 will produce the world premiere of MARYS SEACOLE, a new play by Jackie Sibblies Drury, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street). MARYS SEACOLE will begin performances Saturday evening, February 9 and run for six weeks only through Sunday, March 24. Opening night is Monday, February 25.
MARYS SEACOLE's cast of six will feature Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Karen Kandel, and Lucy Taylor. The production will havesets by Mariana Sanchez, costumes by Kaye Voyce, lighting by Jiyoun Chang, and sound by Palmer Hefferan. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
In MARYS SEACOLE, Mary (to be played by Quincy Tyler Bernstine) is an ambitious Jamaican woman determined to live a grand life; her adventures take her across oceans and eras, from a battlefield of the Crimean War to a contemporary nursing home, and many times and places in between. MARYS SEACOLE is an exploration of what it means to be a woman who is paid to care.
JACKIE SIBBLIES DRURY is a Brooklyn-based playwright. Her critically acclaimed play Fairview premiered this past summer at Soho Rep. Other plays include We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915, Really, and Social Creatures. Sibblies Drury's plays have been presented by New York City Players and Abrons Arts Center, Soho Rep, Victory Gardens, Trinity Rep, Matrix Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, Undermain Theatre, InterAct Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Available Light, Company One, and The Bush Theatre in London, among others. Her work has been developed at Sundance, The Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep, Manhattan Theatre Club, Ars Nova, A.C.T., The Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, New York Theatre Workshop, PRELUDE.11&14, The Civilians, The Bushwick Starr, The LARK, The Magic Theatre, The Bay Area Playwrights Festival, and The MacDowell Colony. Sibblies Drury was a dramaturg for Futurity by Cesar Alvarez and The Lisps, Zero Cost House by Pig Iron Theatre Company and Toshiki Okada, and The Garden by Nichole Canuso Dance Company. Sibblies Drury is a NYTW Usual Suspect, a United States Artists Gracie Fellow, and has received a Van Lier Fellowship at New Dramatists, a Jerome Fellowship at The LARK, and a Windham-Campbell Literary Prize in Drama.
Lileana Blain-Cruz returns to Lincoln Center Theater where she directed Dominique Morisseau's play Pipeline and the LCT3 production of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' War. Her other credits include The House That Will Not Stand, Red Speedo (New York Theatre Workshop); The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World (Obie Award; Signature Theatre Company); Salome(Governors Island); Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again (Soho Rep.); The Bakkhai (Fisher Center at Bard College); Much Ado About Nothing (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Christina Anderson's Hollow Roots (Under the Radar Festival, The Public); Project Realms(La Sala); A Guide to Kinship and Maybe Magic (with choreographer Isabel Lewis and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins; Dance New Amsterdam); and the Yale Rep production of War. Yale School of Drama: Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights, The Taming of the Shrew,Tall Skinny Cruel Cruel Boys, Buffalo Maine, Cavity, Fox Play (Carlotta Festival of New Plays). She was one of the co-artistic directors of the 2011-2012 Yale Cabaret and is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab. Education: Princeton University; M.F.A. in directing, Yale School of Drama.
LCT3 is dedicated to producing the work of new playwrights, directors, and designers and engaging new audiences. Evan Cabnet is Artistic Director of LCT3.
The LCT3 season program is supported by generous grants from The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, The Howard Gilman Foundation, Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation, Time Warner Foundation, the Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, The SHS Foundation, the Tony Randall Theatrical Fund, the J & AR Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Endowment support is generously provided by Daryl Roth.
This season, in addition to Marys Seacole, LCT is also producing the ongoing run of its award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady, directed by Bartlett Sher, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater; The Hard Problem, a new play by Tom Stoppard, directed by Jack O'Brien, beginning performances Thursday, October 25 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater; the LCT3 production of Plot Points in our Sexual Development, a new play by Miranda Rose Hall, directed by Margot Bordelon, currently in previews at the Claire Tow Theater; and is a co-producer of the Broadway production of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, a new play by Aaron Sorkin, also directed by Bartlett Sher, which will begin performances Thursday, November 1 at the Shubert Theatre.