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MTC Announces New Plays by Dominique Morisseau, Rajiv Joseph, and Joshua Harmon

These three productions complete MTC’s 2024-25 off-Broadway season, along with the previously announced Vladimir by Erika Sheffer.

Dominique Morisseau
Dominique Morisseau
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Manhattan Theatre Club has announced three Off-Broadway productions for the upcoming 2024-25 season, with two productions taking place at New York City Center and a co-production at Signature Theatre.

In the fall at the Pershing Square Signature Center, Signature Theatre and Manhattan Theatre Club will present Dominique Morisseau’s world premiere play Bad Kreyol, about interrogating cultural identity and global impact. Simone, first-generation Haitian American, and her cousin Gigi, Haitian-born and raised, reunite to honor their grandmother’s dying wish for them to reconnect.

Performances for the world premiere of Dakar 2000 by Rajiv Joseph will take place in the winter of 2025 at New York City Center – Stage I. In this thriller commissioned by Manhattan Theatre Club, an idealistic Peace Corps volunteer survives a mysterious car accident in Senegal on the eve of Y2K. An imposing State Department operative arrives at his hospital where she immediately takes command of the situation and his safety. Though they couldn’t be more different, they form an unlikely relationship.

The world premiere of We Had a World by Joshua Harmon will be at New York City Center in 2025. A dying woman calls her grandson and asks him to write a play about their family, but she wants him to make it as bitter and vitriolic as possible. In this comedic and personal play, Harmon recreates thirty years of family fights, monstrous behavior, enormous cruelty, and enduring love.

The casts, creative teams, and performance dates for all three plays will be announced at a later date.