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Summer Solos Series Launches 6/18 At Soho Playhouse

Producers Scott Morfee and Darren Lee Cole have announced the debut of  the new Summer Solos Series, a celebration of the best in solo performance and shows by acclaimed playwrights and performers.  The one-night-only performance series begins June 18, 2009, continuing through August 4, 2009 at Soho Playhouse (15 Vandam Street).  A special benefit performance of
Spalding Gray: Stories Left To Tell is scheduled for July 16, 2009 with proceeds going to the Spalding Gray Scholarship Fund.  All performances begin at 8:00 p.m.  Immediately following each
performance there will be a brief reception with the artist in the Huron Club, located inside the Soho Playhouse.

The Summer Solos Series will run in conjunction with the solo production of Krapp 39, written and performed by Michael Laurence and directed by George Demas, currently in performance at the Soho Playhouse.  The performance schedule for Krapp 39 is Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 5:00 p.m., with a special added performance Wednesday, June 10 at 3:00 p.m.

Summer Solos Series producers Morfee and Cole hope to make the series an annual summer event.

All tickets are $35 with a portion of the proceeds from each performance going to benefit the Spalding Gray Scholarship Fund, and may be purchased by visiting the Soho Playhouse website at, or by calling (212) 691-1555.  For group sales, please email:, or call (212) 691-1555.

The Soho Playhouse is located at 15 Vandam Street, one block north of Spring Street, just west of 6th Avenue. C/E Train to Spring Street, or 1 train to Houston.

2009 Summer Solos Series Lineup:

Thursday, June 18

mother load

Written & Performed by Amy Wilson

Directed by Julie Kramer

Monday, June 22

The Tricky Part

Written & Performed by Martin Moran

Directed by Seth Barrish

Thursday, June 25


Written & Directed by Adam Rapp

Performed by Dallas Roberts

Monday, June 29

Bukowski from Beyond

By Leo Farley & Stephen Payne

Directed by Leo Farley

Performed by Stephen Payne

Tuesday, June 30

Tales from the Faucet, and Other Stories, An Evening of Solo Shorts

By Glen Berger

(cast to be announced)

Tuesday, July 7

The Unbearable Lightness of Being Taylor Negron

Written & Performed by Taylor Negron,

With music by Logan Heftel

Directed by David Schweizer

Thursday, July 9

No Child…

Written & Performed by Nilaja Sun

Directed by Hal Brooks

Tuesday, July 14

Life in a Marital Institution

(20 years of monogamy in one terrifying hour)

Written & Performed by James Braly

Directed by Hal Brooks

Thursday, July 16

Special benefit performance

Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell

Words by Spalding Gray

Concept by Kathleen Russo

Directed by Lucy Sexton

With Ain Gordon

(additional artists to be announced)

Tuesday, July 21

El Conquistador

Written & Performed by Thaddeus Phillips

Directed by Tatiana Mallarino

Thursday, July 23

Jamaica Farewell

By Debra Ehrhardt

Directed by Wallace Norman

Tuesday, July 28

Sakina’s Restaurant

Written & Performed by Aasif Mandvi

Thursday, July 30

In Concert: Sounds of Desire

a concert adaptation of Nine Parts of Desire

Written & Performed by Heather Raffo

Co-Created & Composed by Amir ElSaffar

Tuesday, August 4

Underneath the Lintel

By Glen Berger

(cast to be announced)

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