Meet the Team Behind Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj
Guards at the Taj, a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph, is on deck for its world premiere at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theatre. The drama begins previews on May 20, with opening night set for June 11. The limited engagement is scheduled to conclude on June 28.
Helmed by Tony nominee Amy Morton (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) in her New York directorial debut, the two-character work stars Tony Award nominees Omar Metwally (Munich) and Arian Moayed (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo). Set in 1648 India, Guards at the Taj finds Metwally and Moayed as a pair of Imperial Guards who must watch over the completed Taj Mahal, and are forced to perform an unthinkable task that changes their lives forever. It was awarded the 2015 Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award, given annually for an unproduced, full-length play of social relevance by an emerging American playwright.
Guards at the Taj will feature scenic design by Timothy R. Mackabee, costume design by Bobby Frederick Tilley II, lighting design by David Weiner, original music and sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen, special effects design by Jeremy Chernick, and fight direction by J. David Brimmer.
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