Off-Broadway’s New York Theatre Workshop has announced the inaugural season of Next Door at NYTW, a new works program that provides a creative home for artists and theatre companies who produce their own work.
Performances will take place in NYTW’s Fourth Street Theatre, a newly renovated 65-seat black box theatre that serves as a flexible work and performance space.
Ten productions will be featured in the first season, which launches October 5–31 with Ghost Quartet, the haunting song cycle written by Tony-nominated Great Comet creator Dave Malloy. Ghost Quartet was first seen at the Bushwick Starr in 2014 and returned in 2015 for a run at the McKittrick Hotel. Annie Tippe will direct a cast that features Great Comet cast members Brittain Ashford and Gelsey Bell, who are joined by cellist Brent Arnold, and designer Christopher Bowser.
Season highlights include Houses on the Moon’s De Novo, a documentary play based on immigration court transcripts, letters, and interviews about a teenaged boy from Guatemala who faced deportation after fleeing to the U.S. to escape gang life (December 1–22); Monk Parrots Terminus, the second chapter in Gabriel Jason Dean’s semi-autobiographical collection of plays about the decline of the American mill town (February 18–March 11, 2018); and This Is What You Shall Do, from the theatre collective I Am A Boys Choir, which is described as a spectacular live history show that opens up a queer past hundreds of centuries old (May 10–26, 2018).
For complete details visit NYTW.org.
View highlights from Malloy's Great Comet on Broadway below: