New York City-based theatre company Colt Couer has unveiled its 2018–2019 programming. Kicking off the season in the spring will be the world premiere of Joan, by Emmy-nominated writer Stephen Belber (Match, The Laramie Project), with direction by Artistic Director Adrienne Campbell-Holt.
Joan will play at HERE Mainstage January 19–February 16, 2019, with casting to be announced. The play follows the life of a woman named Joan: "She is restless. She is loving. She is gracious. She's a jerk," read production notes. Among other things she is also described as a daughter, a mother, and a wife.
Belber's plays include Geomtery of Fire (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater); Fault Lines (Naked Angels/Cherry Lane Theater); A Small, Melodramatic Story (LAByrinth Theater Company); McReele (Roundabout Theatre Company); and Match, seen on Broadway in 2004.
In March, Colt Coeur teams up with WP Theater for the previously announced world premiere of Hatefuck by Rehana Lew Mirza. Billed as a "thornily clever antidote to a 'meet-cute' romance," the play follows the collision—and attraction—between Layla, a literature professor, and Imran, a novelist she has accused of trading in anti-Muslim stereotypes. The production will be directed by Campbell-Holt, for a run scheduled March 3–31 at WP Theater.
Colt Coeur will also return to WP for a second year of the Parity Plays Festival, which will celebrate new work by female and trans playwrights and directors. The festival will run January 31–February 4 at HERE.
The company also announced its third commission to playwright Lily Padilla (Pass Over playwright Antoinette Nwandu is playwright commission of 2017–2019); and welcomes new playwright and director residents Melissa Crespo, Natalie Margolin, Whitney White, Justice Hehir, and Will Arbery.
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