Plesent has previously served as producing director of the Working Theatre since 1995. He will be joined by Laura Smith, who has been named managing director, and playwright Lisa Ramirez, who joins as artistic associate.
The 2010-2011 season promises a new work featuring De Shields (Prymate, Impressionism) as well as a new interpretation of a working class classic that will be directed by Domingo (Scottsboro Boys, Passing Strange). Titles and performance dates will be announced at a later time.
Additional programming includes the New York premiere of Stefanie Zadravec's Honey Brown Eyes in January 2011. Erica Schmidt will direct the Bosnian-set work that offers an unflinching look at civilians attempting to survive a war.
Works in development in the coming season include Ramirez's The Poultry Play (directed by Lisa Peterson); Song to a Child Like Me by Manuel Borras (directed by Arin Arbus); La Ruta by Ed Cardona, Jr.; Visible Cities by Chay Yew; and Call Me Waldo by Rob Ackerman.
The Working Theatre season will be presented on Theatre Row. Visit WorkingTheatre.