Michael Yates Crowley's The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias will be presented by Playwrights Realm.
Michael Yates Crowley's The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias will be presented by Playwrights Realm.
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The Playwrights Realm has announced the productions for its 2017-18 season.

The season will kick off with the world premiere of Michael Yates Crowley's The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias, directed by Tyne Rafaeli. It will run August-September 2017 at the Duke on 42nd Street. The organization's second production will be Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth, by Don Nguyen and directed by Jade King Carroll. It will also run at the Duke, February-March 2018.

Over the past 11 years, the Realm has continually produced work by brave new voices and worked to introduce new initiatives to expand its commitment to providing holistic support to playwrights as they strive to make a life in the arts.

The cornerstone of the company's work is its Page One Residency, which, over the course of that year, provides playwrights with services including $10,000, health insurance, internal readings, travel and professional development funds, theater tickets, and a desk in the Playwrights Realm offices, and an off-Broadway production. The 2017-18 season is the first in which the Realm will be supporting two Page One residents, both Crowley and Nguyen.

Additional information about the productions will be announced.