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Pre-Existing Condition, a New Play by Marin Ireland, Will Premiere in NYC This Summer

The cast will include Tatiana Maslany, Maria Dizzia, Tavi Gevinson, Deirdre O’Connell, and Julia Chan on a rotating basis.

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Producers Jesse Eisenberg, Charlie Kaufman, OHenry Productions, The Cohn Sisters, Jessica Chase, and Taylor Williams announced that Tony Award nominee Marin Ireland’s new play Pre-Existing Condition will premiere this summer at the Connelly Theater in the 60-seat Upstairs space. Directed by Maria Dizzia, Pre-Existing Condition runs June 7-August 3.

In the aftermath of a life-altering event, Pre-Existing Condition explores the challenges, shared community, and everyday indignities of learning to move forward.

The production will star, sharing the role of “A” in rotation, Emmy Award winner Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Tony Award nominee Maria Dizzia (In the Next Room), Tavi Gevinson (American Horror Story), Tony Award winner Deirdre O’Connell (Dana H.), and Julia Chan (Uncle Vanya). Maslany will be the first “A,” scheduled to perform June 7-June 14 and June 17-19. Chan is scheduled to perform June 15 and June 20-22. Performance dates for O’Connell, Gevinson, and Dizzia are to be announced.

The cast will also include Sarah Steele (The Humans), Dael Orlandersmith (Pulitzer Prize Finalist, Yellowman), Greg Keller (Staff Meal). Understudies will be Raquel Chavez (Uncle Vanya) and Gregory Connors (The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window).

Anne Kauffman (Mary Jane) will serve as creative consultant. The creative team also includes set designer Louisa Thompson, costume designer Enver Chakartash, lighting designer Isabella Byrd, and sound designer Palmer Hefferan.

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Final performance: August 3, 2024