The dark comedy, to be presented in a translation by Paul Schmidt, will be directed by Kathryn Hamilton and feature a 26-member cast.
The play will feature Adele Jayle, Amanda Boekelheide, Amira Nader, Brandt Adams, Caitlin H. Michener, Chongsi Chang, Christine Ryndnak, Cyrus Moshrefi, devin Burnam, Elsa Carette, George Frye, Isabel Sanchez, James "Face" Yu, Jeancarlo Gutierrez, Jennifer La Fleur, Jenny Gomez, Julien Marcland, Madeleine James, Malo De La Tullaye, Nick Lehane, Pooja Karina, Seth Miller, Tania Garrido and Terence Mintern.
The Screens was written to be Genet's commentary on the Algerian War. Columbia University notes describe it as "a sharply humorous exorcism of today’s taboos seen through Genet’s subversive glee."
The creative team will include Damon Pellletier as set designer, Bruce Steinberg as lighting designer, Melissa Trn as costume designer, Jude Traxler as sound designer and Kjersti Kveli as vocal designer.
The Riverside Theatre is located at 91 Claremont Ave. For tickets visit the box office or ColumbiaStages.org. Admission is free for students, subject to availability. *
Columbia Stages is the production wing of the Oscar Hammerstein II Center for Theatre Studies of Columbia University’s School of the Arts, producing a season of graduate productions showcasing acting and directing students and an annual festival of new plays by student playwrights. For more information, visit ColumbiaStages.org.