The Equity troupe's new season was announced by artistic director Jasson Minadaskis and managing director Ryan Rilette. Dohrn's play won The Sky Cooper New American Play Prize, which comes with a $10,000 award and the Marin Theatre Company (MTC) staging in the 99-seat Lieberman Theatre.
The Sky Cooper New American Play Prize is awarded to an established or emerging playwright for an outstanding new work.
MTC's main stage is the 231-seat Boyer Theatre.
The 2008-09 season also includes: Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune by Terrence McNally, directed by Jasson Minadakis, Sept. 11-Oct. 5. The "touching, often hilarious romantic comedy by one of the country's leading playwrights. Frankie, a waitress, and Johnny, a short order cook, fall into bed together at the end of their first date. Johnny knows this is love; Frankie thinks he's nuts. ….Their one night stand begins to offer the promise of something much more."The Seafarer by Conor McPherson, Nov. 13-Dec. 7. A Bay Area premiere. The Broadway and London play about a group of misfit gamblers who welcome a sinister player to their card game on a boozy Christmas Eve. (This replaces the previously announced 1001, which Playbill initially reported.)My Children! My Africa! by Athol Fugard, Jan. 15-Feb. 8, 2009. "This heartfelt and moving play by Nobel Prize winner Athol Fugard follows the friendship of two teenagers — one black, one white — in apartheid-torn South Africa."Lydia by Octavio Solis, directed by Jasson Minadakis, March 19-April 12, 2009. A Bay Area premiere. "A 1970s Mexican immigrant family is mired in grief, rage and guilt over a daughter's debilitating accident on the eve of her quinceanera. When the undocumented Lydia arrives in El Paso from Mexico to work as a maid for the family, her nearly miraculous bond with the brain-damaged girl elates, then angers, and finally destroys the troubled family — and Lydia herself."
What the Butler Saw by Joe Orton, June 4-28, 2009. "When psychiatrist Dr. Prentice tries to seduce an aspiring secretary, his botched efforts leads to comic bedlam involving his insatiable wife, a randy bellhop, a befuddled police officer, and ultimately, the formidable manhood of Sir Winston Churchill." MTC, in San Francisco's North Bay area, is now in its 41st year. For more information visit www.marintheatre.org.