Women Writers Lead Playwrights Realm's New Season

News   Women Writers Lead Playwrights Realm's New Season The Off-Broadway theatre will present new works by Sarah DeLappe, Jen Silverman and Mfoniso Udofia.
Mfoniso Udofia
Mfoniso Udofia

The Playwrights Realm has announced its 2016-17 season. The 10th anniversary slate is billed as having a “nuanced focus on the female experience” and features new works by female playwrights Sarah DeLappe, Jen Silverman and Mfoniso Udofia.

Lila Neugebauer
Lila Neugebauer

The season will kick off August 29 with the world premiere of DeLappe’s award-winning debut play, The Wolves, directed by Lila Neugebauer. The new play about an all girls soccer team was the recipient of the Relentless Award, a new prize honoring Philip Seymour Hoffman. Performances will run through September 24 at The Duke on 42nd Street.

In the new year, the theatre will present the New York premiere of Silverman’s The Moors, directed by Mike Donahue. According to press notes, the dark comedy is inspired by the “lives and works of certain 19th-century novel-writing sisters.” Performances are scheduled to run February 27-March 25.

In spring 2017, Playwrights Realm teams up with New York Theatre Workshop to present Udofia’s Sojourners and Her Portmanteau, performed in repertory and directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. The two plays are chapters of Udofia’s nine-part saga about the trials and tribulations of a tenacious Nigerian woman.

For more information visit playwrightsrealm.org/