The world premiere of Accidentally Brave, written and performed by Maddie Corman (Appropriate, Next Fall), opened March 25 at the DR2 Theatre Off-Broadway. In the autobiographical solo play, Corman shares her story of perseverance and hope when the unthinkable tests her family and values.
Presented by Tony-winning producer Daryl Roth, Accidentally Brave is directed by Tony nominee Kristin Hanggi (Rock of Ages, bare). Performances began March 11 for a run scheduled through July 14.
Flip through photos from opening night below:
“Maddie is a wonderfully thoughtful person, actor and writer,” says producer Roth. “Accidentally Brave is her story, personal yet universal, and goes to the core of what it means to be human in a world with no certainty. I am proud to bring Maddie’s beautiful play to the stage, and trust audiences will respond to it as strongly as I have.”
“I have been so moved by the honesty and bravery of those who have shared their deeply personal stories with the world, and privately with me, over the past year and a half,” says Corman. “Their strength has helped so many people begin to heal and feel less alone. My hope is that sharing my story—in all its messy glory—will open people’s hearts and help shine a light on things we feel must be kept secret.”
The design team for Accidentally Brave includes scenic designer Jo Winiarski (Late Night with Seth Meyers; Love, Loss, and What I Wore), lighting designer Jamie Roderick (Red Roses, Green Gold; Afterglow), sound designer Bart Fasbender (The Other Josh Cohen, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), and projection designer Elaine J. McCarthy (Into the Woods, Spamalot).