The NYTW will present a four-show roster for its upcoming 27th season. One production, scheduled for spring 2010, will be announced shortly.
The 2009-2010 season (subject to change) follows:
Blank directs the show based on interviews of Iraqi civilians who fled to Jordan. Show notes read: "March 20, 2003. A date that the ordinary people of Iraq will never forget. A day that changed their lives forever. The day the Americans arrived in their country." Blank and Jensen (The Exonerated) took their conversations from their trip to Amman, Jordan (in June 2008) and culled them into this theatrical event.
Doug Hughes (Doubt) directs this NYTW co-production with The Acting Company, which is based on the novel by Carson McCullers. The stagework "follows the story of deaf John Singer as he navigates the world without his dearest friend who has been committed to an insane asylum," according to a synopsis. "When Singer moves to a small Southern town, the locals flock to him as a newfound confidant, seeking compassion and understanding from the one person who needs it the most. Singer's isolation in the world is mirrored in a few of the townspeople he meets along the way—a café owner, a rebellious teenager, a black physician, and an idealistic labor organizer—whose dreams have been shattered."
As part of its current season, NYTW will next present Delroy Lindo, Garret Dillahunt and Roslyn Ruff in the Ruben Santiago-Hudson staging of Naomi Wallace's Things of Dry Hours (May 22-June 28). Memberships and tickets to NYTW, located at 79 East Fourth Street, are available by calling the box office at (212) 460-5475 or on the website. For more information visit nytw.org.