Next season at the Mark Taper Forum and the Kirk Douglas will feature world premieres by Lucas Hnath and Eliza Clark, plus works by Tracy Letts, Lynn Nottage, and Luis Valdez.
Center Theatre Group’s smallest house will also present works by Paul Rudnick and Quiara Alegría Hudes.
Also included are new works by Stein | Holum Projects, Tim Crouch, Jon Robin Baitz, Ngozi Anyanwu, and three local companies.
The roster at CTG’s small Westside space also includes Geoff Sobelle and Samuel Beckett.
Some theatres are finding ways to coach audiences into the world of the play before the curtain ever goes up.