Lincoln Center Theater's PLATFORM SERIES Continues With Joshua Harmon And Daniel Aukin
Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, continues on Wednesday, March 7th at 6pm with Joshua Harmon and Daniel Aukin, the playwright and director of LCT's production of the new play ADMISSIONS, which begins previews tomorrow, Thursday, February 15 and opens on Monday, March 12 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.
Platform Series events take place in the early evening in the lobby of the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65th Street). The Platform is free and open to all; however, seating in the lobby is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis only, beginning at a half hour before the talk. (Speakers and schedules are subject to change. Call 212-501-3100 to confirm on the day of the event.)
ADMISSIONS is a new play that explodes the ideals and contradictions of liberal white America.
In ADMISSIONS, Sherri Rosen-Mason (played by Jessica Hecht) is head of the admissions department at The Hillcrest School, fighting to diversify the student body. And alongside her husband (Andrew Garman), the school's Headmaster, they've largely succeeded in bringing a stodgy institution into the twenty-first century. But when their only son (Ben Edelman) sets his sights on an Ivy League university, personal ambition collides with progressive values, with convulsive results.
Joshua Harmon's play Bad Jews received its world premiere at Roundabout Underground, transferred to the Roundabout's Laura Pels Theatre, and has since become one of the most produced plays in the United States. International productions include Australia, Canada, Germany, Israel, South Africa, and London's West End, following sell-out runs at Theatre Royal Bath and the St. James. Other plays include Significant Other, which had its world premiere at Roundabout and opened on Broadway in Spring 2017, and Ivanka, which had readings at theatres across the country on Election Eve 2016. Joshua's new play Skintight will also premiere this season at Roundabout. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School, and has been awarded fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and NNPN.
Daniel Aukin returns to Lincoln Center Theater where he directed the LCT3 and Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater productions of Amy Herzog's 4000 Miles. His recent work includes the acclaimed Broadway revival of Sam Shepard's Fool for Love, Dan LeFranc's Rancho Viejo, Abe Koogler's Fulfillment Center, Melissa James Gibson's Placebo, a musical version of the Jonathan Lethem novel The Fortress of Solitude, Joshua Harmon's Bad Jews, Melissa James Gibson's What Rhymes With America, Sam Shepard's Heartless, Marius von Mayenburg's The Ugly One, Itamar Moses' Back Back Back, Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge, and Elmer Rice's The Adding Machine. As artistic director of Soho Rep (1998-2006) his premieres of new work included Mark Schultz's Everything Will Be Different, Melissa James Gibson's Suitcase and [sic], Mac Wellman's Cat's Paw, Quincy Long's The Year of the Baby, and Maria Irene Fornes' Molly's Dream.