Rattlestick Announces 2017–2018 Season

Off-Broadway News   Rattlestick Announces 2017–2018 Season The Off-Broadway theatre lines up new works by Dael Orlandersmith, Diana Oh, Mashuq Mushtaq Deen, and more.
Dael Orlandersmith
Dael Orlandersmith

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced its 2017–2018 season. The lineup features a new play by Dael Orlandersmith written in response to Michael Brown’s tragic death; a new take on gender transitioning from Mashuq Mushtaq Deen; and a part-concert, part-installation, part-play by Diana Oh.

The season will kick off September 29 with Oh’s {my lingerie play} 2017: Installation #9 THE CONCERT AND CALL TO ARMS!!!!!!!!!, written and composed by Oh. The new work is billed as a play, a protest, a concert, and an installation all at once, in which Oh and her band explore gender politics and mainstream culture’s relationship to the female and gender-queer body. Co-directed by Stephanie Ryan Johnstone and Oh, and presented in association with Rosalind Productions, Inc., the New York premiere will run September 29–October 28.

The new year will launch with the Off-Broadway premiere of Orlandersmith’s solo play Until the Flood, performed by the playwright and directed by Neel Keller. The monologue piece was written following dozens of interviews with St. Louis residents after the death of Brown. Performances are slated for January 2018.

In February, Rattlestick will present Deen’s Draw the Circle, directed by Chay Yew. The solo show shines a light on the experiences of family and friends when a person transitions from one gender to another.

The season will also feature New Songs Now, an unplugged concert series (July 23–July 27), and workshop productions of The Parlour, by Xavier Galva (September 1–10), and Arthur Laurents’ The Enclave (March 2018), both directed by Victor Cervantes Jr.

For more information visit Rattlestick.org.

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