American Conservatory Theater Taps Caryl Churchill, Will Eno, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins for 2019–2020 Season

Regional News   American Conservatory Theater Taps Caryl Churchill, Will Eno, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins for 2019–2020 Season
 
Also announced are The Rocky Horror Show and the world premiere of Kate Attwell’s Testmatch.
Caryl Churchill, Will Eno, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Caryl Churchill, Will Eno, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

The American Conservatory Theater has announce the lineup for its 2019–2020 season, which will launch this fall with Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls, directed by Tamilla Woodard.

Tony Award winner and A.C.T. Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon will direct Kate Attwell’s Testmatch, a world premiere about two time-traveling stories centered on the game of cricket.

Will Eno’s Wakey Wakey, seen Off-Broadway in 2017, will follow, starring two-time Emmy Award winner Tony Hale (Veep). Also planned is Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Gloria, an intense drama about workplace violence and the rush to capitalize off the story in the aftermath.

Lydia R. Diamond’s bioplay Toni Stone, about the trailblazing female African-American baseball player, is also on the docket, directed by MacKinnon with choreography by Camille A. Brown.

In the fall, The Great Comet Tony Award nominee Sam Pinkleton will direct Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show. Playwright Qui Nguyen teams up once again with director Jaime Castañed for Poor Yella Rednecks: Vietgone Part 2, the second play in his hip-hop trilogy about a Vietnamese family who swap war-torn Saigon for rural ’70s Arkansas.

A.C.T. is also planning the return of its annual holiday tradition A Christmas Carol.

Dates of production for the 2019–2020 season will be announced at a later date.

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