The season will open with Greenidge's Milk Like Sugar, under the direction of Rebecca Taichman, Oct. 13-Nov. 20 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater. The production is presented in association with Playwrights Horizons and the La Jolla Playhouse.
The play, according to the Women's Project, finds "savage humor and gritty poetry in one sixteen-year-old, inner-city girl's struggle between the pregnancy pact she made with her friends and her need to carve out a life beyond the only one she knows."
Following will be Trieschmann's How the World Began, which will be directed by Daniella Topol. It will run Dec. 28-Jan 29, 2012, at the Sharp Theater. The work will first debut at South Coast Rep prior to its New York bow.
How the World Began focuses on "a high school biology teacher who leaves Manhattan for a job in rural Kansas unprepared for the firestorm after she makes an off-handed comment about the origins of the universe."
The final work will unite 16 artists from the Women's Project Lab, who will collaborate on a theatre project titled We Play for the Gods. The lab includes playwrights Charity Ballard, Alexandra Collier, Andrea Kuchlewska, Dominique Morisseau, Kristen Palmer, Melisa Tien and Stefanie Zadravec; directors Tea Alagic, Jessi D. Hill, Sarah Rasmussen, Mia Rovegno and Nicole A. Watson; and producers Elizabeth R. English, Manda Martin, Roberta Pereira and Stephanie Ybarra. The work, which will aim to "connect theater history, current impulses and the unique vision of the 16 artists of the Women’s Project Lab," takes its title from the words of late La Mama founder Ellen Stewart, who said, "We play for the gods and in return the gods play for us." It will be presented in June 2012 at a location to be announced.
For further information visit WomensProject.
Founded in 1978 by Julia Miles, and now under the leadership of producing artistic director Julie Crosby, Women's Project provides a stage for women playwrights and directors.