NEW YORK CITY: Theatre company and artist training ground The Barrow Group has announced its 2015–16 season, which marks a return to play production, including a devised work and two short-play festivals.
The theatre will launch its season with the Pulitzer-nominated play The Pavilion (June 10–28) by Craig Wright, about a man who returns to his hometown determined to win back his high school sweetheart. The show will be codirected by Barrow Group co-artistic director Lee Brock and Alyson Schacherer. It will star co-artistic director Seth Barrish, Dusty Brown and Julie Voshell.
The Pavilion will be the first production the theatre has produced since 2013. “We’re producing again, and beyond thrilled to kick off things with Craig Wright’s extraordinary play The Pavilion,” said Barrish in a statement. “Rarely have I seen an entire production team as excited about a project. It feels like something extremely special is in the works.”
In November, the Barrow Group will present their eighth annual Short Stuff, a night of new works. This year’s participants will be announced at a later date.
In January 2016, Anthropological Theatricals will present a newly devised theatre piece, True Hazards of Childhood, in association with Barrow Group. The play follows an archaeologist investigating a mysterious artifact recently excavated from her mom’s basement. The show will be performed by Jean E. Taylor and Andres Petersen and directed by Eric Nightengale.
The Barrow Group will host its third annual 24-Hour Play Fest in August with writers, directors and actors creating new short plays. Further details will be announced at a later date.