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Drama League Announces Casting for DirectorFest 2019

Jordan Barbour, Aaron Costa Ganis, and others will act in plays directed by Jennifer Chang, Whitney White, and more.

Whitney White will present songs from work-in-progress Three Sisters, the Music as part of DirectorFest 2019.
(© Tricia Baron)

The Drama League has announced casting for the 2019 edition of DirectorFest, taking place January 11-28 at various locations around New York City. As previously announced, this year's lineup will include six fully staged productions, a showcase evening of a new musical, discussion forums, and conversations with notable directors.

The casting for the six productions are as follows:

Jordan Barbour and Jon-Michael Reese will star in a reimagined new staging of Stephen Sondheim's Marry Me a Little (January 11 and 12 at New Ohio Theatre), directed by Kemar Jewel.

Robin Abramson, Tony Carlin, and Aaron Costa Ganis will star in the New York premiere of Mara Nelson-Greenberg's The Clitorish, directed by Jennifer Chang. The Clitorish will run on a double bill January 18 and 19 at New Ohio Theatre with Caryl Churchill's Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?, starring Deven Kolluri and Quentin Mare, directed by Tara Elliott.

Dennis Holland, Anne O'Sullivan, and Charlotte Rosenberg will star in Charles L. Mee's First Love, directed by Seonjae Kim. It will run on a double bill January 25 and 26 at New Ohio Theatre with Jean Genet's Deathwatch, starring Jorge Luna, Arash Mokhtar, and Christian Elan Ortiz, and directed by Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li.

Dimitar Krumov and Ivan Nikolov will star in the North American premiere of Boyan Kracholov's This Is NOT Hamlet (January 23 and 24 at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center), directed by Kracholov.

And Cherrye Davis, Deonte Goodman, and Denise Manning will star in Whitney White's Three Sisters, the Music (January 28 at Joe's Pub), directed by White.

DirectorFest is the only festival in the United States exploring the art of contemporary stage directing. In addition to the six productions, the festival will include master director conversations with Lear deBessonet and Ruben Santiago-Hudson.