Playwrights Horizons' 2018 Annual Online Auction Opens Today 5/23
Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced details for its 2018 Online Auction. Bidding for the auction, which features an eclectic array of items, getaways, theater tickets, sports items, celebrity meet and greets, celebrity experiences, and unique opportunities, begins today, Wednesday, May 23 at www.CharityBuzz.com/PlaywrightsHorizons. A second wave of additional items will be up for bidding beginning Wednesday, June 6. Funds raised from the evening will provide far-reaching opportunities for playwrights, composers, and lyricists to develop their new plays and musicals; for audiences to experience the most exciting new works onstage; and for young people to train for arts careers.
Playwrights Horizons is an award-winning, not-for-profit theater dedicated to the support and development of contemporary American Playwrights, composers, and lyricists and to the production of their new plays and musicals. In its 47-year history, Playwrights has been distinguished by its steadfast and unyielding dedication to the American writer; a history of acclaimed productions that have earned six Pulitzer Prizes; the recognition of the national theater community as a leader in the field of new play development and production; a commitment to new work and new voices which has resulted in the launching of hundreds of playwriting careers; and the production of more than 400 plays and musicals, with hundreds more commissioned and developed at the theater.
Some of the top items include: tickets to Mean Girls on Broadway including meeting stars Kerry Butler and Taylor Louderman with complimentary hotel stay and dinner; Tickets to Log Cabinand meeting star Jesse Tyler Ferguson; a one week stay at Casa Al Revés in Argentina; two tickets to the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors; and two passes to the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Party.
All interested bidders must go to www.CharityBuzz.com/PlaywrightsHorizons to register to bid.
Playwrights Horizons is a writer's theater, dedicated to cultivating the most important American Playwrights, composers, and lyricists, as well as developing and producing their bold new plays and musicals. Under Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, Playwrights builds upon its diverse and renowned body of work, counting 400 writers among its artistic roster. In addition to its onstage work each season, Playwrights' singular commitment to nurturing American theater artists guides all of the institution's multifaceted initiatives: its acclaimed New Works Lab, a robust commissioning program, an innovative curriculum at its Theater School, and more. In its 47 years, Playwrights has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including six Pulitzer Prizes, 13 Tony Awards, and 39 Obie Awards. Notable productions include six Pulitzer Prize winners - Annie Baker's The Flick (2013 Obie Award, 2013 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize), Bruce Norris's Clybourne Park (2012 Tony Award, Best Play), Doug Wright's I Am My Own Wife (2004 Tony Award, Best Play), Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles(1989 Tony Award, Best Play), Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy and Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George. Prior artistic directors include André Bishop and Don Scardino. Robert Moss founded Playwrights Horizons in 1971 and oversaw its first decade, cementing the mission that continues to guide the institution today.
Currently playing at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater is the critically-acclaimed hit DANCE NATION, the world premiere of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winning new play by Obie Award winner Clare Barron. Directed and choreographed by Obie Award winner Lee Sunday Evans, the limited engagement has just been extended a third and final time through July 1. Following DANCE NATION, the 2017/2018 Season concludes with LOG CABIN, the world premiere of a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Jordan Harrison, directed by Tony Award and Obie Award winner Pam MacKinnon, featuring Phillip James Brannon, Cindy Cheung, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ian Harvie, Talene Monahon and Dolly Wells (previews begin June 1).
Playwrights Horizons 2018/2019 Season will feature (in season order): I WAS MOST ALIVE WITH YOU, the New York premiere of a new play written by three-time Tony Award nominee and three-time Obie Award winner Craig Lucas, directed by Tyne Rafaeli, with Sabrina Dennison serving as Director of Artistic Sign Language, featuring Marianna Bassham, Tad Cooley, two-time Obie Award winner Lisa Emery, Theatre World Award winner Russell Harvard, two-time Tony Award nominee Lois Smith and Gameela Wright, and simultaneously performed in American Sign Language by a shadow cast of Deaf actors, including Beth Applebaum, Kalen Feeney, Seth Gore, Dickie Hearts, Amelia Hensley, Anthony Natale and Alexandria Wailes (previews begin August 31, 2018); THE THANKSGIVING PLAY, the world premiere of a new play by Larissa Fasthorse, directed by Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel(October 2018); NOURA, the New York premiere of a new play written by and featuring Lucille Lortel Award winner Heather Raffo, directed by Joanna Settle, produced in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company (November 2018); IF PRETTY HURTS UGLY MUST BE A MUHFUCKA, the world premiere of a new play by Tori Sampson, directed by Tony Award nominee and Obie and Lucille Lortel awards winner Liesl Tommy (February 2019); THE PAIN OF MY BELLIGERENCE, the world premiere of a Playwrights Horizons commissioned new play written by and featuring Halley Feiffer, directed by Obie Award winner Trip Cullman (April 2019) and conclude with A STRANGE LOOP, the world premiere of a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Michael R. Jackson, directed by Stephen Brackett, with choreography by Raja Feather Kelly, produced in association with Page 73 (May 2019).