Summer Shorts will return to 59E59 Theaters for its 11th season, running from July 21-September 2. The annual festival of six short plays is divided into two series presented as two separate evenings of three each. The two series run in rotating repertory.
This year's series features new one-act plays from Chris Cragin-Day, Lindsey Kraft & Andrew Leeds, Neil LaBute, Academy Award winner Graham Moore (The Imitation Game) in his playwriting debut, Melissa Ross, and multiple Emmy Award winner Alan Zweibel. Casting will be announced in the coming weeks.
Series A will consist of Alan Zweibel's Playing God, directed by Maria Mileaf; Jack, by Melissa Ross and directed by Mimi O’Donnell; and Acolyte, by Graham Moore and directed by Oscar winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman, On Your Feet!).
Series B will include Break Point, written and directed by Neil LaBute; A Woman, written by Chris Cragin-Day and directed by Kel Haney; and Wedding Bash, written by Lindsey Kraft and Andrew Leeds, and directed by J.J. Kandel.
The design team includes Rebecca Lord-Surratt (set design), Greg MacPherson (lighting design), Amy Sutton (costume design), Nick Moore (sound design/composer), Elisabeth Orr (prop design), and Nicholas Hussong (projection design). The stage manager is Jenna R. Lazar and the production stage manager is Dee Dee Katchen.