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New York Theatre Workshop Announces 2018-19 Next Door Season

New plays by Eliza Bent, Liza Birkenmeier, and others will play at NYTW’s black-box Fourth Street Theatre.

Leah Gardiner will direct Dead Are My People as part of the 2018-19 season of New York Theater Workshop's Next Door at NYTW.
Leah Gardiner will direct Dead Are My People as part of the 2018-19 season of New York Theatre Workshop's Next Door series.
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New York Theatre Workshop has announced the 2018-19 season of Next Door at NYTW, this series's second season.

Ten productions will be presented at the Fourth Street Theatre, NYTW's 65-seat black-box space. First is This American Wife (July 25-August 4), created and performed by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley. Next is 1969: The Second Man (August 24-September 9), a musical featuring a concept, music, and lyrics by Jacob Brandt and a book by Dan Giles; Jaki Bradley directs. And October will bring Dead Are My People, a play with music by Ismail Khalidi, featuring original compositions by Hadi Eldebek and direction by Leah Gardiner.

Intelligence, a semi-immersive play written by Helen Banner and directed by Jess Chayes, kicks off 2019, running January 10-February 2. Bonnie's Last Flight, written by Eliza Bent and directed by Annie Tippe, follows, running February 4-March 3. Little Lord's Skinnamarink, directed by Michael Levinton, will play March 8-23. Then comes another musical: Eh Dah? Questions for My Father (March 28-April 14), featuring book, music, and lyrics by Aya Aziz, and directed by Arpita Mukherjee.

The season will end with Tragedy in Spades: A Crime Documentary (April 14-May 4), created by Katie Brook and Liza Birkenmeier, written by Birkenmeier, and directed by Brook; and the world premiere of [Veil Widow Conspiracy], written by Gordon Dahlquist and directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar.