According to a spokesman, the Off-Broadway nonprofit, committed to shepherding playwrights and staging new works, will offer Rebeck's comedy, The Butterfly Collection, as the season-opener, followed by Tolan's The Wax, and a yet-untitled play by Lonergan, author of This is Our Youth and The Waverly Gallery. A fourth production will be announced.
Casts, dates and directors have not been announced. The Playwrights season will also include works in the company's studio theatre.
Rebeck won a Peabody Award for her teleplays for "NYPD Blue." Her plays include Sunday on the Rocks, Spike Heels, A View of the Dome, Loose Knit and Abstract Expression. Tolan's A Girl's Life, a coming-of-age drama, has been seen regionally and was a finalist in 1997's Susan Smith Blackburn Prize competition. She was a member of Andre Gregory's Manhattan Project in the early 1970s. Her work has been produced at Playwrights Horizons, the Public Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville and elsewhere.
For information about Playwrights Horizons, check out the web site at www.playwrightshorizons.org.
-- By Kenneth Jones