Hwang will be joined by Fever Chart playwright Naomi Wallace, journalist Alisa Solomon and performance artist Savitri D for the April 29 discussion. On May 11, playwright Kia Corthon joins Civilians founder Steven Cosson and director Robert O'Hara for a discussion on creating new and unfamiliar work.
The Fever Chart, set in three different locations in the Middle East, "explores political tensions by grounding them in the human issues of love, life, and death," according to Public LAB notes. The cast includes Lameece Issaq (The Black Eyed, Stuff Happens), Omar Metwally (Sixteen Wounded), Arian Moayed (Queens Boulevard) and Waleed F. Zuaiter (Betrayed). Jo Bonny directs the production, which runs through May 11.
Bonney's directorial credits include All That I Will Ever Be, subUrbia, Fat Pig. Wallace's previous works include One Flea Spare and The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek.
Creative duties for The Fever Chart are handled by Rachel Hauck (scenic design), Ilona Somogyi (costume design) and Lap Chi Chu (lighting design).
The Public LAB productions – uniting the Public and LAByrinth Theater companies – are staged following brief rehearsal periods and utilize minimal design for the stage. Upcoming works in the series include The Good Negro by Tracey Scott Wilson (May 16-June 1); Rebecca Cohen's Penalties & Interest (June 10-28); and Scott Hudson's Sweet Storm (June 28-29). Tickets, priced $10, are available by calling (212) 967-7555 or by visiting www.publictheater.org.
The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street.