Josh Pais Steps Into Downtown Race Riot With Chloë Sevigny | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Josh Pais Steps Into Downtown Race Riot With Chloë Sevigny
The actor replaces Daniel Oreske, who has departed the show due to a scheduling conflict.
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Josh Pais will replace Daniel Oreskes in the New Group staging of Seth Zvi Rosenfeld’s Downtown Race Riot, the Off-Broadway company has announced. The fall production, helmed by Artistic Director Scott Elliott, features a cast led by Chloë Sevigny.

Oreskes departs due to a scheduling conflict.

The world premiere of Downtown Race Riot is set to begin performances November 14 in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center. The production will officially open December 3.

Completing the cast are Cristian DeMeo, David Levi, Moise Morancy, Sadie Scott, and Daniel Sovich.

Downtown Race Riot recalls a summer day in New York City in 1976 when a mob of young men descended on Washington Square Park and attacked people of color. In a cramped apartment in the Village, as the riot rages, a single mother, her son, and his best friend wrestle to find their place in the conflict.

The production features set design by Derek McLane, costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Yael Lubetzky, sound design by M.L. Dogg, and fight direction by UnkleDave’s Fight-House.

The New Group previously presented the world premieres of Rosenfeld’s The Flatted Fifth, directed by Jo Bonney (1997), and Everythings Turning Into Beautiful, directed by Carl Forsman (2006).

For ticket information call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200, visit the box office at 416 West 42nd Street, or go to


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