Sojourners, The Object Lesson, and More Set for New York Theatre Workshop Season
New York Theatre Workshop has announced its 2016-17 season.
The season will open in fall 2016 with Nathan Alan Davis' Nat Turner in Jerusalem, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian. The drama imagines Turner's final night in a Virginia jail cell as he reckons with his past after leading the 1831 slave uprising that shook the conscience of the nation.
Next up, in winter 2016, is Sam Gold's previously announced production of Shakespeare's Othello, starring David Oyelowo (Selma) in the title role and Daniel Craig (Spectre) as Iago. Further casting will be announced.
Spring 2017 will bring Geoff Sobelle's The Object Lesson, directed by David Neumann. The immersive production turns the theater into a storage facility, with the audience free to roam and poke through the clutter. Steven Dufala provides the scenic installation.
The season will conclude with a repertory presentation of Mfoniso Udofia’s Sojourners, presented earlier this year at the Playwrights Realm, and Her Portmanteau, both directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar.
Additional information about these productions will be revealed in the coming months.