"DR2 Theatre was created to offer a nurturing and inviting environment for artists working in the Off-Broadway community," producer Daryl Roth in a statement. "terraNOVA Collective is a wonderful group of artists who have devised an impressive format that gives many new voices an opportunity to be heard. Their thought provoking productions are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of traditional theatre. DR2 is very pleased to have the company as our newest theatre-in-residence, joining The Women's Expressive Theatre. terraNOVA's upcoming contributions to our venue will certainly offer our audiences a unique experience with each visit."
terraNOVA Collective's 2008-2009 season in residence at DR2 begins with Kate McGovern's Blue Before Morning, Oct. 18-Nov. 8. Gia Forakis directs the dramatic journey that begins when "a New York cabbie picks up a teenage girl headed for the bus station. Before long, they're driving to South Carolina, accompanied by a very pregnant, foul-mouthed hitchhiker. The three strangers hit I-95 and find themselves on a journey of unusual coincidences and second chances that straddle past and present while leading them toward an unlikely future."
DR2 will also host terraNOVA's Groundbreakers Writer's Workshop later this month, as well as the biennial Groundbreakers Reading series in the spring of 2009, and the 6th Annual soloNOVA Arts Festival in May of 2009.
Previous terraNOVA productions include Baby Steps by James Carter, Buck Fever by Juan C. Sanchez, Baby Love by Christen Clifford, Feeder: A Love Story, as well as the touring production of Masquerade: calypso and home, written and performed by Roger Bonair-Agard.
For additional information, visit terraNOVAcollective. The DR2 is located at 103 East 15 Street, east of Union Square in Manhattan.