No dates or cast have been set. Greif, best known as the director of Rent, has piloted such past Public productions as Jessica Hagedorn's Dogeaters, Sophie Treadwell's Machinal (Obie Award), Tony Kushner's A Bright Room Called Day, Connie Congdon's Casanova, Jose Rivera's Marisol and Shakespeare's Pericles. Recent credits include Spatter Pattern at Playwrights Horizons, Neil Bell's Monster at CSC, Never Gonna Dance on Broadway, John Guare's A Few Stout Individuals at New York's Signature Theatre and Neil LaBute's The Distance From Here at Manhattan Class Company.
Satellites will be Son's first production at the Public since her breakthrough work, 1999's Stop/Kiss, which starred Jessica Hecht and Sandra Oh.
The new play is about "Nina and Miles, an interracial couple, and their new baby move into a brownstone in a transforming Brooklyn neighborhood. A window gets smashed. Their house opens up to strangers. Hilarious and heart-rending complications ensue around questions of parenting, racial identity, community and the way we live now."
The 2005-2006 season at the Public Theater will also feature world premieres by José Rivera's School of the Americas, David Grimm's Measure for Pleasure and Anna Deavere Smith's Let Me Down Easy; and the New York premiere of Rinne Groff's The Ruby Sunrise and Michael John LaChiusa's new musical, See What I Wanna See. Academy Award winner Meryl Streep will star in a production of Mother Courage at the outdoor Delacorte Theater in summer 2006. Two productions have also been announced for the 2006-2007 Public Theater season: John Guare's Free Man of Color and David Henry Hwang's Yellowface.