Soho Playhouse Summer Series Launches June 18 with Amy Wilson's Mother Load

News   Soho Playhouse Summer Series Launches June 18 with Amy Wilson's Mother Load
Producers Scott Morfee and Darren Lee Cole present "Summer Solos Series," solo performances and shows by acclaimed playwrights and performers, June 18-Aug. 4 at the Soho Playhouse in Manhattan.

The series kicks off with mother load, written and performed by Amy Wilson. Julie Kramer directs.

Among the other artists who will offer solo shows are Nilaja Sun, Aasif Mandvi, Adam Rapp, Heather Raffo, Stephen Payne and Glen Berger. All shows begin at 8 PM, and following each performance is a brief reception with the artist in the Huron Club, located inside the Soho Playhouse.

In addition to the solo shows a special benefit performance of Spalding Gray: Stories Left To Tell will be presented July 16. Proceeds will benefit the Spalding Gray Scholarship Fund.

The complete line-up for the "Summer Solos Series" follows:

Thursday, June 18
mother load
Written & performed by Amy Wilson
Directed by Julie Kramer Monday, June 22
The Tricky Part
Written & performed by Martin Moran
Directed by Seth Barrish

Thursday, June 25
Written & directed by Adam Rapp
Performed by Dallas Roberts

Monday, June 29
Bukowski from Beyond
By Leo Farley & Stephen Payne
Directed by Leo Farley
Performed by Stephen Payne

Tuesday, June 30
Tales from the Faucet, and Other Stories, An Evening of Solo Shorts
By Glen Berger
(cast to be announced)

Tuesday, July 7
The Unbearable Lightness of Being Taylor Negron
Written & performed by Taylor Negron
With music by Logan Heftel
Directed by David Schweizer

Thursday, July 9
No Child…
Written & performed by Nilaja Sun
Directed by Hal Brooks

Tuesday, July 14
Life in a Marital Institution
(20 years of monogamy in one terrifying hour)
Written & Performed by James Braly
Directed by Hal Brooks

Thursday, July 16
Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell
Words by Spalding Gray
Concept by Kathleen Russo
Directed by Lucy Sexton
With Ain Gordon
(additional artists to be announced)

Tuesday, July 21
El Conquistador
Written & performed by Thaddeus Phillips
Directed by Tatiana Mallarino

Thursday, July 23
Jamaica Farewell
By Debra Ehrhardt
Directed by Wallace Norman

Tuesday, July 28
Sakina's Restaurant
Written & performed by Aasif Mandvi

Thursday, July 30
In Concert: Sounds of Desire
A concert adaptation of Nine Parts of Desire
Written & performed by Heather Raffo
Co-Created & composed by Amir ElSaffar

Tuesday, Aug. 4
Underneath the Lintel
By Glen Berger
(cast to be announced)

The "Summer Solos Series" runs in conjunction with the solo production of Krapp 39, written and performed by Michael Laurence and directed by George Demas, currently in performance at the Soho Playhouse.

The Soho Playhouse is located at 15 Vandam Street, one block north of Spring Street, just west of 6th Avenue. All tickets are $35 with a portion of the proceeds from each performance going to benefit the Spalding Gray Scholarship Fund, and may be purchased by visiting the Soho Playhouse website at or by calling (212) 691-1555.

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