NEW YORK CITY: Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced its 2018-19 season, which will feature three productions: two from Samuel D. Hunter and one from Cori Thomas.
“These plays are wrestling with what it means to be American today,” said artistic director Daniella Topol in a statement. “In what ways has the American Dream left certain individuals behind? How do we overcome our emotional, physical, and spiritual isolation? How do we relate to our families and how do we make our own communities? Samuel D. Hunter and Cori Thomas are honest, poignant, funny, and captivating writers telling essential and relevant stories.”
The season will begin in fall 2018 with the double bill of Lewiston and Clarkston by Samuel D. Hunter. Davis McCallum will direct. The plays take place in Idaho and Washington, respectively, and follow two modern day descendants of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.
Then in spring 2019, Rattlestick will present Lockdown by Cori Thomas, directed by Kent Gash. The play is inspired by Thomas’s time at San Quentin Prison, where she agreed to help an inmate craft a statement for his parole hearing.
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater is an Obie-winning theatre dedicated to developing and producing diverse, challenging, and provocative plays.