The Revived Soho Rep. Will Return to Its Longtime Home in 2018 With 2 World Premieres

Off-Broadway News   The Revived Soho Rep. Will Return to Its Longtime Home in 2018 With 2 World Premieres The downtown theatre company was forced to vacate its space in 2016, but will open its doors once more.
Aleshea Harris
Aleshea Harris Costa Ciminiello and Andrew Wofford

As previously announced, downtown theatre company Soho Rep. is set to return to its longtime space at 46 Walker Street for its 2017–2018 season, following an abrupt closing in 2016 due to a series of building regulations. The lineup is now set for the company’s return home, including two world premieres.

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The season begins February 6, 2018, with the premiere of Is God Is, which earned playwright Aleshea Harris the 2016 Relentless Award from the American Playwriting Foundation. The play, about twin sisters who travel from the south to the California desert in an irreverent revenge mission will run through March 11. Taibi Magar will direct.

Read: ALESHEA HARRIS NAMED WINNER OF 2016 RELENTLESS AWARD

The season continues May 29–July 1 with Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Fairview, helmed by Artistic Director Sarah Benson. The new play follows Soho Rep.’s previous staging of Sibblies Drury’s We Are Proud to Present… Here, she explores the genre of naturalistic family drama and how audiences perceive these people.

Prior to the staging of these two titles, Soho Rep. will continue its Writer/Director Lab in the fall with new co-chairs Sibblies Drury and William Burke. Additionally, the theatre company plans to expand its Studio program by promising to commission, develop, and produce at least nine new plays between 2018 and 2022 from artists including Carmelita Tropicana, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Alice Birch, Becca Blackwell, Narcissister, and Kate Tarker.

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