The Public Theater AnnouncementMar 11, 2014
The Public Theater Announces New Initiative to Support Emerging Artists and New Work Public Studio.
The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced an exciting new writers’ initiative today, PUBLIC STUDIO, which will present two new plays this spring by emerging and up-and-coming playwrights. The two plays will run in repertory from May 15 to May 25 in The Public’s Shiva Theater and will be presented as pared-down productions with the low ticket price of only $10. Following in the footsteps of the acclaimed Public Lab series, PUBLIC STUDIO is conceived as a way to build on The Public’s mission to support new and emerging artists and to continue making new work accessible to all audiences.
In this inaugural year, PUBLIC STUDIO will present THE URBAN RETREAT by A. Zell Williams, directed by Liesl Tommy, in repertory with MANAHATTA, written by Public Theater Emerging Writers Group alumni Mary Kathryn Nagle and directed by Kate Whoriskey. In its inaugural year, the two Public Studio plays will rehearse for two weeks then run in repertory with each piece receiving seven performances over the course of ten days…