Primary Stages' 2015-16 Season to Feature Works by Deborah Zoe Laufer, Dan O'Brien & Ike Holter

Primary Stages announces initial lineup for its 31st Season (2015/16) to be performed at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. In their upcoming season, the award-winning company will present three premieres:

New York City Premiere by DEBORAH ZOE LAUFER
July-September, 2015

An electrifying new play by one of the most exciting voices in American theater, Informed Consent is an "urgent, challenging, and of-the-moment" (Cleveland Plain Dealer) drama about one woman's quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life, based on a landmark court case between the Havasupai tribe and the University of Arizona. In the past year alone, Deborah Zoe Laufer has had over 20 productions of her plays performed throughout the country and we are thrilled to present Informed Consent in its Off-Broadway Premiere in a co-production with Ensemble Studio Theatre as part of their Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project.

New York premiere by DAN O'BRIEN
February-March, 2016

Winner of the 2014 Horton Foote Prize for Outstanding New American Play and the Inaugural Edward M. Kennedy Award (shared with All The Way). The Body of an American tells the true story of an extraordinary friendship as two men, a war photojournalist and playwright, journey from some of the most dangerous places on earth to the depths of the human soul. Winning rave reviews for its previous productions in London and elsewhere, The Body of an American by Dan O'Brien is "a play that tightens its grip as it probes where war lives, and discovers we each carry it inside ourselves." (The Guardian, UK)

New York premiere by IKE HOLTER
March - May, 2016

A fiery, riveting work from the award-winning writer of Hit the Wall, about the chaotic final days of a Chicago public school, Exit Strategy is a taut edge-of-your-seat drama about the future of public education from a vital new voice in American playwriting. Named "Chicagoan of the Year in Theater" by the Chicago Tribune, Ike Holter brings his "thrilling, beautiful" new play to Primary Stages for its New York Premiere after winning rave reviews for a thrice-extended sold-out run in Chicago.

Primary Stages will announce a fourth production for Fall 2015 in the coming months.

"After embarking upon a tremendous season of new work from playwrights Theresa Rebeck, Billy Porter and David Ives over the past year," says Primary Stages Founder & Executive Producer, Casey Childs, "we are eager to announce our 31st season of new and exciting American plays. These plays simply need to be produced in New York City right now and the team here at Primary Stages is thrilled to bring them to the foreground of the Off-Broadway scene, where they so rightfully deserve to be experienced."

Subscriptions for the Primary Stages 2015/16 season range from $140 to $180. Flex Pass subscriptions are also offered and begin at $45 per ticket (with a minimum purchase of 5 Flex Pass tickets for the season.) Subscription packages including the upcoming Primary Stages production of Lives of the Saints by David Ives,playing February 3- March 27 at The Duke on 42nd Street, are also available. All subscription packages can be purchased by visiting or by calling Ticket Central at 212.279.4200. Single tickets for all productions will go on sale at a later date with The Duke on 42nd Street box office.

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