Godless’ Samantha Soule, Juan Castano, Ato Blankson-Wood Tapped for Transfers at MCC

Off-Broadway News   Godless’ Samantha Soule, Juan Castano, Ato Blankson-Wood Tapped for Transfers at MCC
 
The world premiere from Lucy Thurber finds its cast.
Samantha Soule, Juan Castano, and Ato Blankson-Wood
Samantha Soule, Juan Castano, and Ato Blankson-Wood

MCC Theater's world premiere of Lucy Thurber’s new play Transfers has found its cast.

The cast will feature Lucille Lortel Award nominee Ato Blankson-Wood, The Knick's Leon Addison Brown, Juan Castano (who recently starred in Off-Broadway's Oedipus El Rey), Steppenwolf ensemble member Glenn Davis (You Got Older), and Godless star Samantha Soule.

Leon Addison Brown
Leon Addison Brown Monica Simoes

Transfers is directed by Jackson Gay and will begin previews at the Lucille Lortel Theatre April 5. Opening night is set for April 23.

Inspired by young artists participating in MCC’s Theater Youth Company, Transfers tells the story of two gifted young men (Blankson-Wood and Castano) from the South Bronx competing for a life-changing scholarship at an elite university. During a campus visit, the two students are confronted with their shared past.

Transfers was originally presented by New York Stage and Film and Vassar in the Powerhouse Season, summer 2016. Castano is reprising his starring role from that production.

Transfers will feature scenic design by Tony Award winner Donyale Werle, costume design by Drama Desk Award nominee Jessica Ford, lighting design by Obie Award winner Russell H. Champa, sound design by Broken Chord, and casting by Telsey + Company/Adam Caldwell, CSA, William Cantler, CSA, Karyn Casl, CSA. Production stage manager is Lori Ann Zepp, and the stage manager is Veronica Lee.

Thurber’s plays include The Insurgents, Ashville, Stay, Scarcity, Killers and Other Family, and Where We’re Born. A playwright and educator, she runs MCC’s Playwriting Lab, which provides young writers the support and training to develop original scripts in weekly workshops.

For tickets and more information on Transfers or the MCC Theater Youth Company, visit MCCTheater.org.

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