Soho Rep Becomes Off-Broadway Company With Expanded 2007-2008 Line-Up

News   Soho Rep Becomes Off-Broadway Company With Expanded 2007-2008 Line-Up The multiple Obie Award-winning theatre company Soho Rep will officially become an Off-Broadway company after 32 years in the Off-Off-Broadway world.

Under the new artistic direction of Sarah Benson, Soho Rep will expand its mainstage season to three productions for the 2007-2008 calendar year. Throughout the season Soho Rep will offer 99-cent admission for all Sunday performances of main stageproductions. In addition, Soho Rep Studio, the developmental workshop division, will present free performances of developmental works.

The productions scheduled for the Soho Rep season include:

The New York premiere of John Jesurun's Philoktetes, Oct. 11– 28. The play is a contemporary retelling of Sophocles' Trojan War play. The production is written, directed and designed by Jesurun, who utilizes the integration of text, direction, set and media to shape his work.

Up next will be No Dice by Nature Theater of Oklahoma, Dec. 8- 31. With its idiosyncratic physical style, the production is culled from hours of taped conversation covering a variety of subjects within everyday life. No Dice is directed by Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper.

Concluding the main stage season will be Sarah Kane's Blasted, April 3-27, 2008. Sarah Benson directs the production, which stirred controversy in its 1995 London premiere for its depiction of rape, torture and violence. The new developmental arm, Soho Rep Studio, will present David Adjmi's Caligula Sept. 17; Born Bad by Debbie Tucker Green on Sept. 19-20; Theatre of a Two-Headed Calf's Macbeth Sept. 24; and Sybil Kempson's Crime or Emergency Jan 11-13, 2008.

Finally, Jenny Schwartz will be present at Soho Rep this season as the inaugural recipient of the Soho Rep Dorothy Strelsin Playwriting Fellow for the 2007-2008 season. Ms. Schwartz will develop her new work Somewhere Fun as part of the Strelsin Playwriting Fellowship from May 20-21; performances are free and open to the public.

For information about the Soho Rep season, call (212) 941-8632 or visit www.sohorep.org Soho Rep is located at 46 Walker St. in Manhattan.