Directors Jessi D. Hill, Sarah Rasmussen, Mia Rovegno and Nicole A. Watson will stage the piece that has been developed over the past year and a half. It is based on the quote by late La Mama founder Ellen Stewart, who said, "We play for the Gods and in return, they play for us."
Previews will begin June 1 towards a June 11 opening. Performances will continue through June 23 at the Cherry Lane Theatre.
Here's how the play is billed: "The copier coughs. The air conditioner stutters. Your Post-It supply is running low. Don't dismiss the notion that you may be reckoning with forces divine. In the world premiere production of We Play for the Gods, four women go to work on a seemingly ordinary day only to find that a trickster god has slid through the cracks and cubicles of their office to take them on a journey to the other side of ordinary. Who knows? Today, the same could happen to you."
The contributing playwrights are Alexandra Collier, Charity Henson-Ballard, Andrea Kuchlewska, Kristen Palmer, Dominique Morisseau, Melisa Tien and Stefanie Zadravec. The production will have scenic design by Jennifer Moeller, costume design by Moria Sine Clinton, lighting by Scott Bolman and sound design by Stow Nelson.
The Cherry Lane Theatre is located at 38 Commerce Street. For tickets, phone (866) 811-4111, or visit WomensProject.
Founded in 1978 by Julia Miles, and now under the leadership of producing artistic director Julie Crosby, Women's Project provides a stage for women playwrights and directors.