Midori Francis in "The Wolves" at the Playwrights Realm in 2016. (Photo by Daniel J. Vasquez)

Studio Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season

The season will include works by Dominique Morisseau, Rachel Bonds, Sarah DeLappe, and Qui Nguyen.

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Studio Theatre has announced its 2017-18 season, featuring five main stage productions and four projects as part of its new works program.

“The writers of this season’s plays have created compelling, distinct, and emotionally resonant works particularly suited to the intimacy of Studio’s spaces, and to our times,” said artistic director David Muse in a statement.

The season will open with Skeleton Crew, by Dominique Morisseau, about a makeshift family of auto workers at a Detroit auto company amidst the 2008 recession. Patricia McGregor will direct.

Next up will be Rachel Bonds’s Curve of Departure, about a family wrestling with the uncertainty of the future on the eve of a funeral in New Mexico. Mike Donahue will direct.

Following will be Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves, about a team of high school girls on an indoor soccer team as they prepare for the playoffs and for adulthood. This production will be part of the 2018 Women’s Voices Theater Festival.  Marti Lyons will direct.

The season will continue with the world premiere of Ken Urban’s The Remains, a comedy about a couple who host a dinner for their families in honor of their 10-year wedding anniversary. Maulik Pancholy will star, and David Muse will direct.

There will be an additional production for the main stage season that is yet to be announced.

The programming will also include works for the theatre’s new work program, Studio X.

The Studio X season will start with The Effect, by Lucy Prebble, about two people who fall for each other, but it may just be a side effect of an experimental depressant from a clinical trial. Muse will direct.

Next will be the world premiere of a new work by Daniel Kitson.

Following will be Qui Nguyen’s Vietgone, a retelling of Nguyen’s parents love story that began in an Arkansas refugee camp in 1975 through a hip-hop and pop culture lens. Natsu Onoda Power will direct.

A final project will be announced at a later date.

Studio Theatre, founded in 1978, develops new work and produces contemporary plays.

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