Performances began April 5 at the Lucille Lortel Theater for the world premiere of Lucy Thurber’s new play Transfers, directed by Jackson Gay in a production from MCC Theater. Thurber is MCC Theater’s Youth Company Playwriting Lab Director, and her newest work is inspired by some of the young artists who participate in the program.
Transfers tells the story of two gifted young men (Ato Blankson-Wood and Juan Castano) from the South Bronx competing for a life-changing scholarship at an elite university. During a campus visit, the two students are confronted with their shared past.
Flip through photos of the show below:
First Look at Lucy Thurber’s Transfers at MCC
The cast is completed by The Knick's Leon Addison Brown, Steppenwolf ensemble member Glenn Davis (You Got Older), and Godless star Samantha Soule.
Transfers is set to officially open Off-Broadway April 23.
The production features scenic design by Tony Award winner Donyale Werle, costume design by Drama Desk Award nominee Jessica Ford, lighting design by Obie Award winner Russell H. Champa, sound design by Broken Chord, and casting by Telsey + Company/Adam Caldwell, CSA, William Cantler, CSA, Karyn Casl, CSA. The production stage manager is Lori Ann Zepp, and the stage manager is Veronica Lee.