The Effect (Off-Broadway, The Shed, 2024) | Playbill

The Effect



What impulses define who we really are? As Connie and Tristan settle into their participation in a clinical drug trial, they begin to fall in love. But how can they be sure it’s the real thing and not an exhilarating side effect of the new antidepressant they’re taking? The supervising doctors begin to ask themselves questions too: where do they draw the line between love and ethics?

Directed by Jamie Lloyd
Scenic and Costume Design by Soutra Gilmour
Lighting Design by Jon Clark
Composition by Michael "Mikey J" Asante
Sound Design by George Dennis

Cast Includes Paapa Essiedu, Taylor Russell, Michael Austin, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith


Drama Desk Award
2024 Outstanding Music in a Play Nominee
Drama League
2024 Outstanding Revival of a Play Nominee
2024 Outstanding Direction of a Play Nominee
2024 Distinguished Performance Nominee

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