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Public Studio Productions to Feature Shakina Nayfack and More

Public Theater will present Masculinity Max by M.J. Kaufman and Ain't No Mo' by Jordan E. Cooper.

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Shakina Nayfack will be seen in M.J. Kaufman's Masculinity Max at the Public Theater.
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The Public Theater has announced its Public Studio productions of the new plays Masculinity Max and Ain't No Mo'.

M.J. Kaufman's Masculinity Max, directed by Dustin Willis, will run March 15-18. The company will include Ty Defoe, Patrena Murray, Shakina Nayfack, Mary Neufeld, Aneesh Sheth, and Luke Zimmerman. The production is set to have scenic design by Kimie Nishikawa, costume design by Ntokozo Fuzunina Kunene, lighting design by Kate McGee, and sound design by Emma Wilk.

Ain't No Mo', written by Jordan E. Cooper and directed by Stevie Walker-Webb, will run March 29-April 1. The company will include Fedna Jacquet, Christian O. Jiménez, Crystal Lucas-Perry, Ebony Marshall-Oliver, Blake Anthony Morris, and Simone Recasner. It will feature scenic design by Kimie Nishikawa, costume design by Ásta Bennie Hostetter, lighting design by Kate McGee, sound design by Emma Wilk, and hair and wig design by Cookie Jordan.

Public Studio is a performance series dedicated exclusively to developing the work of emerging writers. In a laboratory environment, writers rehearse with actors and a director, incorporate bare-bones design elements, and open the process to an audience over a series of performances. More than a reading or workshop, but not a full production, this middle step affords early-career writers the important opportunity to deepen their experience of working collaboratively over an extended rehearsal period and to see their work staged in front of an audience.

For tickets to Ain't No Mo', click here.

For tickets to Masculinity Max, click here.

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