Proof of Love


By Chisa Hutchinson
Directed by Jade King Carroll

2018/19 Season

May 7, 2019—June 16, 2019

Approximately 75 minutes
(lobby opens 30 minutes prior to the performance)

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Constance thought she had a happy life and a loving husband. Suddenly, a tragic accident splinters her upper-class black family—and forces Constance to face uncomfortable truths about her marriage and herself. PROOF OF LOVE is the explosive, funny, and moving new one-woman play by Chisa Hutchinson, member of the first class of talent supported by the Audible Playwrights Fund; Jade King Carroll directs.

Produced by Audible in association with New York Theatre Workshop.

PROOF OF LOVE is included in 2018/19 season memberships. NYTW Member, Usual Suspect, and Repeat Defender tickets are available online by logging into your account, by phone at 212-460-5475 or in-person at the NYTW Box Office. Book now for the best date and seating availability!

To purchase single tickets, visit, call 1-800-982-2787 or visit the Minetta Lane Box Office.

PROOF OF LOVE will be performed at the Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane, between MacDougal & 6th Avenue).

  • Constance Daley

    Broadway credits include The LyonsThe American Plan, Cats, Dreamgirls and The Moony Shirpiro Songbook. Off-Broadway Brenda starred in Almost HomeThe First Breeze of Summer, Seven Guitars, Fran’s Bed, Marvin’s Room, And The World Goes ‘Round (Outer Critics Circle Award), and Blues In The Night. Regional theatre appearances include Intimate Apparel, Black Odyssey, Trouble in Mind, The Old Settler (Barrymore Award), Blues For An Alabama Sky and A Raisin In The Sun. On film, Pressley has appeared in Third Street Blackout, Detachment,16 Blocks, Cradle Will Rock and It Could Happen To You. On television, Brenda has guest-starred on such shows as “The Path,” “The Good Wife,” “Elementary,” “Mysteries of Laura,” “Body of Proof,” “Law and Order: Deadline,” “Law and Order: SVU,” “Harambee,” “Lifestories” and “Brewster Place” with Oprah Winfrey.


CHISA HUTCHINSON is an acclaimed playwright raised and currently residing in Newark, New Jersey. She holds a B.A. in Dramatic Arts from Vassar College and an M.F.A. in Playwriting from NYU. Her work has been presented at such venues as the National Black Theater and Second Stage Theater. She is a current member of New Dramatists and former staff writer for the Blue Man Group.


alondra was here (The Wild Project); From the Author of (Delaware Rep); Sex on Sunday (BE Company @ Urban Stages); Detroit ’67 (McCarter Theatre & Hartford Stage); Intimate Apparel, The Piano Lesson (McCarter Theatre); The Piano Lesson (Hartford Stage); Having Our Say (Hartford Stage & Long Wharf Theatre); Autumn’s Harvest (Lincoln Center Institute); A Trouble in Mind (Two River Theater & Playmaker’s Rep); Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Whipping Man (Portland Stage); The Revolutionists, Sunset Baby (City Theatre); A Raisin In The Sun (Juilliard & Perseverance); The Tempest (Chatauqua); King Hedley II (Portland Playhouse); Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money (Atlantic Theater); Janice Underwater (Premiere Stages); The Etymology of Bird (CitiParks Summer Stages); Cherry Smoke (Theatre Row); Skeleton Crew (Dorset Theater, Theatreworks- Palo Alto & Marin Theatre); The Basset Table (Adelphi); Topdog/Underdog (WVU); Marisol (NYCDA); Black Girl, You’ve Been Gentrified, The Pussy Grabber Plays (Joe’s Pub); Radio Golf (Penn State); The History of Light, Samuel J&K, The Summer House (Passage Theatre); Seven Guitars, The Persians, Splittin’ the Raft (People’s Light & Theatre); Spit (Intar); A Member of the Wedding (Tennessee Williams Theater Festival); Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth (Playwright’s Realm); Associate Director for A Streetcar Named Desire and The Gin Game (Broadway), The Children’s Monologues (Carnegie Hall).