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Pam MacKinnon Announces Her Inaugural A.C.T. Season Lineup

Plays by Lynn Nottage, Mfoniso Udofia, and more will run at the San Francisco theater.

Mfoniso Udofia play Her Portmanteau joins A.C.T.'s 2018-19 season.
Mfoniso Udofia's play Her Portmanteau joins A.C.T.'s 2018-19 season.
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Tony winner Pam MacKinnon has announced the lineup for her inaugural season as artistic director of American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.

The 2018-19 season includes Lynn Nottage’s 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Sweat (September-October), directed by Loretta Greco; Jaclyn Backhaus’s Men on Boats (October-December), directed by Tamilla Woodard; Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Seascape (January 2019-February 2019), directed by Pam MacKinnon; Mfoniso Udofia’s Her Portmanteau (February 2019-April 2019), directed by Victor Malana Maog; Lauren Yee’s The Great Leap (March 2019), directed by Lisa Peterson; and Kate Hamill’s new stage adaptation of William Thackeray’s Vanity Fair (April 2019-May 2019), directed by Jessica Stone. A.C.T. will also present Paul Walsh and Carey Perloff's adaptation of A Christmas Carol for the holiday season. Domenique Lozano will direct.

"Inspired by Carey Perloff’s amazing legacy, I am thrilled to share my inaugural season with San Francisco Bay Area audiences," says MacKinnon. "Featuring diverse new voices alongside American master playwrights, this season is full of big stories, memorable characters, rich language, and bold leaps of imagination. Each production explores who we are, where we come from, and what we aspire to be, while also offering insight into lives beyond our own."

The final production of the 2018-19 season will be announced at a later date.