It might not quite be business as usual, but I think it’s fair to say we’re back in business. The 2022-2023 season has seen Studio mount English (a now Pulitzer Prize-winning play that stands as the second-best-selling show in Studio history), collect 13 Helen Hayes award nominations, and produce the world premiere of Good Bones, a Studio-commissioned show by Pulitzer-winning and Tony-nominated playwright James Ijames. I’d call that a pretty good year, especially in a post-lockdown world that we’re all still learning to navigate. We’ve had a chance to work with some of the theatre world’s most promising new artists and produced works by some of its greatest established names, and next year we plan to do it all again.
The season opens with Christine Quintana’s Espejos: Clean, a bilingual play presented in both English and Spanish, with Spanish and English supertitles. Playwright James Ijames will return to Studio’s stages for a second consecutive season with Fat Ham, his award-winning comedic take on Hamlet. Then as the weather turns chilly, audiences can warm up with two biting comedies, Mike Bartlett’s Love, Love, Love and Bryna Turner’s At the Wedding. Both will take on romantic relationships and explore the carnage left in the wake of explosive love affairs—Love, Love, Love pits a Baby Boomer couple against their Gen X kids, and At the Wedding offers a Millennial take on matrimony and heartache.
Family takes center stage in Studio’s world premiere of Problems Between Sisters by Julia May Jonas, the author of acclaimed novel Vladimir and an exciting up-and-coming talent. A genderbent response to Sam Shephard’s True West, Problems Between Sisters presents a portrait of the relationship between two heavily pregnant sisters as it careens towards an explosive confrontation.
Finally, Studio will cap its season with a revival of George C. Wolfe’s The Colored Museum, a surreal odyssey through Black American history. Director Psalmayene 24 will present audiences with an immersive experience unlike any Studio has presented before.
The season is a wild ride of ghosts and portents, love and heartbreak, guilt and reckoning. Don’t miss out.
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