The newly announced plays of the slate are:
Inked Baby (spring 2009, Peter Jay Sharp Theater): The world premiere of a new play by 2007 Susan Smith Blackburn nominee Christina Anderson in her Off-Broadway playwriting debut, directed by Kate Whoriskey (Fabulation at Playwrights Horizons, The Piano Teacher). "Stuck for money and unable to conceive, Gloria enlists the aid of her sister to make the child that she and her husband can't. As they uneasily await the baby's arrival, a mysterious contamination spreads outside. But consumed by their own struggles, is anyone paying attention? In this imaginative, other-worldly new drama, one family fights to find its place in a neglected neighborhood." The theatre company also announced the addition to the season of Tony Award-winning director Mayer (Spring Awakening). He'll direct the New York premiere of the previously announced New York premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Our House.
Initial casting was announced for three previously announced productions:
Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Annette O'Toole (Best Original Song for "A Mighty Wind," plus The Seagull at CSC, Martha Kent on TV’s "Smallville"), Obie Award winner Ray Anthony Thomas (Forced Continuum) and Katherine Waterston will appear in the world premiere of Kindness, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award winner Adam Rapp (Essential Self-Defense at Playwrights Horizons, Red Light Winter). Subscriptions to Playwrights Horizons' 2008-09 season are now available, in six-show (four Mainstage productions and two productions in The Peter Jay Sharp Theater) or four-show (four Mainstage productions) packages.
For subscription and ticket information call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200, or visit Playwrights Horizons website at www.playwrightshorizons.org.