Roundabout Theatre Company will launch its 12th season of Roundabout Underground with the world premiere of Ming Peiffer’s play Usual Girls, directed by Tyne Rafaeli. The new drama, which follows the story of a girl named Kyeoung—from a schoolyard tackle and beyond—is billed as a "hilarious, explicit gut-punch of a play."
Usual Girls was originally presented as part of the 2017 Underground Reading Series at Roundabout, a month-long series of new play readings by Underground playwrights.
Roundabout Underground showcases new plays in Roundabout’s 62-seat Black Box Theatre. The initiative is dedicated to introducing and cultivating emerging writers by giving them their first Off-Broadway production or a reading of a new work.
Peiffer’s Usual Girls will be staged in the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre and will kick off the 2018–2019 season. Production dates and casting will be announced at a later date.
Underground alumni include Jireh Breon Holder (Too Heavy For Your Pocket), Stephen Karam (The Humans on Broadway), Joshua Harmon (Significant Other on Broadway), Meghan Kennedy (Napoli, Brooklyn), and Lindsey Ferrentino (Ugly Lies the Bone).