Studio supports new writing from inception to first production. We commission new work from both writers and directors, give artists time and resources to develop their work, and host them in residence during the rehearsal process. Through the Studio R&D: Work in Process, we’re opening up the creative process a little early to another critical component of artmaking—the audience.
Work in Process introduces our audiences to some of the country’s most talented playwrights through rehearsed readings and facilitated conversation about their work. The series features plays we want to nurture, by artists we believe in.
Work in Process is part of Studio R&D, Studio’s incubator for new plays that encompasses the full range of our commissioning and new work development activities.
Scenes from Good Bones by James Ijames
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Aisha’s moved back to the block, but the neighborhood’s changed. Boomeranging across the country with her husband, she’s renovating their new house in a post-industrial city on the rise. But the neighborhood’s still loud at night and Aisha’s homecoming is more complex than she expected, so when their contractor is caught up in an act of violence a block away, Aisha finds herself in the crosswinds of legacy and responsibility, haunting and belonging.
This event will include scenes from Good Bones and a conversation with James Ijames about changing neighborhoods, the sounds of a city, and what makes a home.
Works in Process events are free and open to the public, however registration is required.