Hamilton Tony winner Daveed Diggs, Sheria Irving (Romeo and Juliet on Broadway), and Zoë Winters (recently seen Off-Broadway in Last Match), will be part of the world premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks' play White Noise at The Public Theater. As previously reported, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and the Public’s Master Writer Chair returns to the Off-Broadway theatre in March 2019 with a new play about race, friendship, and our rapidly unraveling social contract.
White Noise, helmed by Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, will begin performances March 5, 2019, for a run scheduled through April 14. Complete casting will be announced at a later date.
Diggs, Irving, and Winters will play long-time friends and lovers Leo, Misha, and Dawn, respectively. Along with Ralph (yet to be cast), the four are educated, progressive, cosmopolitan, and woke. When a racially motivated incident with the cops leaves Leo shaken, he decides extreme measures must be taken for self-preservation.
“Suzan-Lori Parks, our Master Writer Chair, has written extraordinary roles and we are blessed in extraordinary actors to play them,” said Eustis. “Sheria, Zoë, and Daveed are brilliant actors and the core of a great ensemble.”
Parks returns to The Public following her critically acclaimed trilogy Father Comes Home From The Wars, Parts 1, 2, & 3. Her other plays include Topdog/Underdog, In The Blood, Fucking A, and The Death of The Last Black Man In The Whole Entire World aka The Negro Book Of The Dead.
Parks is the author of the novel Getting Mother’s Body, and the writer of the sceenplays for Girl 6; Their Eyes Were Watching God; and Anemone Me. She has penned the screenplays for the following two films, currently in production: The United States vs. Billie Holiday and an adaptation of Richard Wright’s Native Son.