MCC Theater celebrates the official opening of Lucy Thurber’s new play Transfers, directed by Jackson Gay, April 23. Thurber is MCC Theater’s Youth Company Playwriting Lab Director, and her newest work is inspired by some of the young artists who participate in the program.
Transfers tells the story of two gifted young men (Ato Blankson-Wood and Juan Castano) from the South Bronx competing for a life-changing scholarship at an elite university. During a campus visit, the two students are confronted with their shared past.
The cast is completed by The Knick's Leon Addison Brown, Steppenwolf ensemble member Glenn Davis (You Got Older), and Godless star Samantha Soule.
Transfers began performances April 5 and is scheduled to play through May 13.
The production features scenic design by Tony Award winner Donyale Werle, costume design by Drama Desk Award nominee Jessica Ford, lighting design by Obie Award winner Russell H. Champa, sound design by Broken Chord, and casting by Telsey + Company/Adam Caldwell, CSA, William Cantler, CSA, Karyn Casl, CSA. The production stage manager is Lori Ann Zepp, and the stage manager is Veronica Lee.
Thurber’s plays include The Insurgents, Ashville, Stay, Scarcity, Killers and Other Family, and Where We’re Born.
Transfers was originally presented by New York Stage and Film and Vassar in the Powerhouse Season, summer 2016. Castano is reprising his starring role from that production.