Ken Rus Schmoll directs the play, billed this way by Off-Broadway's NYTW: "A box of old letters and a father's dying wish leads Michael Kiriakos to dig up the buried memories of his hidden family history. After meeting Rose, his father's now-elderly, Armenian pen pal, Michael slowly learns of a past he never knew existed — one of exile, sacrifice and, ultimately, redemption. Written by Alexander Dinelaris (Still Life), Red Dog Howls explores the horrors of human atrocities, the enduring strength of the human spirit, and how the choices we make as husbands, sons, wives, and daughters will — for better or worse — reverberate for generations."
Chalfant is a 1993 Tony nominee for Angels in America: Millennium Approaches. She won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress for Wit in 1999.
Full casting will be announced at a later date.
In collaboration with Noor Theatre, Food and Fadwa begins performances at NYTW on May 18.
New York Theatre Workshop is led by artistic director James C. Nicola and managing director William Russo.
For more information, visit nytw.org.