Internationally renowned Flemish director Ivo van Hove, returns to the city for his seventh collaboration with New York Theatre Workshop. Van Hove has received critical acclaim for his fresh interpretations of familiar dramatic works, including, most recently, Roman Tragedies at BAM, as well as productions of The Little Foxes, A Street Car Named Desire and Hedda Gabler at NYTW. In this highly theatrical production of Ingmar Bergman's popular 1974 film Scenes from a Marriage, an ensemble of virtuosic actors invites audiences into an intimate space to experience collectively the human dynamics of a relationship through all the stages of a life- from youth, to middle age to maturity. Van Hove's interpretation illuminates the universal themes of love, identity and vulnerability that are at the heart of Bergman's timeless film.
Production Design by Jan Versweyveld
Dramaturgy by Bart ven den Eynde
Stage Manager Terri K. Kohler
with Tina Benko, Susannah Flood, Erin Gann, Arliss Howard, Alex Hurt, Mia Katigbak, Emma Ramos, Dallas Robers, Roslyn Ruff, Carmen Zilles
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced, The Who & The What) makes his New York Theatre Workshop debut with The Invisible Hand, directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls). The Invisible Hand follows an American investment banker, kidnapped and held for ransom in Pakistan, as he trades for his life. This suspenseful new play is a chilling and complex look at how far we will go to save ourselves and the devastating ramifications of our individual actions on global power and politics.
Scenic Design Riccardo Hernandez
Costume Design ESOSA
Lighting Design Tyler Micoleau
Sound Design Leah Gelpe
Dialect Coach Stephen Gabis
Fight Direction Thomas Schall
Stage Manager Megan Schwarz Dickert
with Jameal Ali, Usman Ally, Dariush Kashani and Justin Kirk
Award-winning Scottish playwright David Greig's The Events follows a community's search for compassion, peace and understanding in the wake of unthinkable violence. Delving into faith, politics, and reason, Ramin Gray's internationally acclaimed and theatrically inventive production features a soaring soundscape and a different community choir at each performance, drawn from diverse communities throughout the tri-state area. The hit of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it garnered five-star reviews, along with a Fringe First and the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, the Actors Touring Company production of The Events has gone on to international acclaim and comes to New York for a strictly limited engagement in February and March 2015.
Design Chloe Lamford
Lighting Design Charles Balfour
Sound Design Alex Caplen
Pianist Magnus Gilljam
Company Stage Manager Sarah Tryfan
Stage Manager Laura Kim
with Neve McIntosh and Clifford Samuel
Long-time New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect Dael Orlandersmith (Monster, The Gimmick) returns to the Workshop with an uplifting semi-autobiographical exploration of the family we are born into and the family we choose. Forever draws from Orlandersmith’s own pilgrimage to the famed Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris — the final resting place of legendary artists such as Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison. At the graveside of these timeless artists, Orlandersmith finds unexpected grace in a gripping tale of the legacy a daughter inherits from her mother.
Scenic Design Takeshi Kata
Costume Design Kaye Voyce
Lighting Design Mary Louise Geiger
Sound Design Adam Phalen
Dramaturg Joy Meads
Stage Manager Sunneva Stapleton