Play Yourself

Text Harry Kondoleon
Direction Craig Lucas

June 19, 2002—August 4, 2002

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Scenic Design John McDermott
Costume Design Catherine Zuber
Lighting Design Ben Stanton
Original Music and Sound Design David Van Tieghem
Stage Manager Antonia Gianino
Assistant Stage Manager Erika Timperman

with Ann Guilbert, Juan Carlos Hernandez, Elizabeth Marvel and Marian Seldes

Vienna: Lusthaus

Conception and Direction Martha Clarke
Music Richard Peaslee
Text Charles L. Mee

April 17, 2002—July 21, 2002

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Scenic and Costume Design Robert Israel
Lighting Design Paul Gallo
Musical Direction Jill Jaffe
Stage Manager Jennifer Rae Moore
Assistant Stage Manager Greg Tito

with Vivienne Benesch, Erica Berg, Elzbieta Czyzewska, George de la Pena, Philip Gardner, Richmond Hoxie, Mark Nelson, Jimena Paz, Andrew Robinson, Paola Styron and Julia Wilkins

Throw Pitchfork

Text Alexander Thomas
Direction Lenora Pace

February 22, 2002—March 12, 2002

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Production Design Troy Hourie
Lighting Design Ben Stanton
Sound Design Jerry Yager
Stage Manager Jonathan Donahue

with Alexander Thomas


Text Tony Kushner
Direction Declan Donnellan

December 5, 2001—March 3, 2002

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Tony Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul was the story of a lonely London housewife, the Homebody, and the far-reaching effects of her fascination with Afghanistan, set off by an outdated guidebook. Set in 1998, and written long before “September 11th” and “Taliban” became part of our lexicon, Homebody/Kabul began with a forty-five minute monologue flawlessly performed by Linda Emond as the Homebody. After the Homebody disappears into Afghanistan, her husband and daughter desperately search for her, becoming ever more ensnared in a culture ripped apart by centuries of war and turmoil. Michael Kuchwara of the Associated Press called Homebody/Kabul, “an eerily prescient play [that] blazes with an intensity and commitment that define Kushner’s best work.” Declan Donnellan and his collaborator, designer Nick Ormerod, came from London to NYTW, bringing a global perspective to Kushner’s sweeping work. In The New York Observer, John Heilpern said, “I cannot think of a more important drama in the last decade. A magnificent achievement on a very challenging, deeply compassionate level.” With Homebody/Kabul, Tony Kushner continued a long relationship with New York Theatre Workshop, which dates back to 1986 when Kushner was an Artistic Associate; in 1994, NYTW presented Kushner’s play Slavs!.

Production Design Nick Ormerod
Lighting Design Brian MacDevitt
Sound Design Dan Moses Schreier
Movement Direction Barbara Karger
Dramaturgy Oskar Eustis, Mandy Mishell Hackett
Dialect Coaching Deborah Hecht, Gillian Lane-Plescia
Stage Manager Martha Donaldson
Assistant Stage Manager Antonia Gianino

with Dylan Baker, Firdous Bamji, Yusef Bulos, Jay Charan, Linda Emond, Joseph Kamal, Dariush Kashani, Sean T. Krishnan and Rita Wolf

Finally Flannery

Text Barbara Suter
Direction Michael Sexton

October 19, 2001—November 18, 2001

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Production Design Marsha Ginsberg
Lighting Design Stephen Brady
Stage Manager Anthony Detrano

with Nancy Robinette and Barbara Suter

Everything that Rises Must Converge

Text Flannery O'Connor
Direction Karin Coonrod

October 17, 2001—November 11, 2001

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3 Short Stories: A view of the Woods, Greenleaf and Everything That Rises Must Converge

Scenic Design Marina Draghici
Costume Design P.K. Wish
Lighting Design Christopher Akerlind
Sound Design Tony Geballe
Stage Manager Jennifer Rae Moore
Assistant Stage Manager Traci Timko

with Ledlie Borgerhoff, Ayeje Lavonne Feamster, Laura Hicks, John McAdams, Michael Moran, Kelli Rae Powell, Michael Rogers, Michael Moran

First Love

Text Charles Mee
Direction Erin Mee

September 9, 2001—September 23, 2001

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Scenic Design Klara Zieglerova
Costume Design Christine Jones
Lighting Design Christopher Akerlind
Sound Design Bo Bell

with Jennifer Hall, Ruth Maleczech and Frederick Neumann