Long Wharf Theatre's New Season: , Minus One, Plus One (Kind Of), New Voices
New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre will be producing five instead of six plays as part of its 2019-2020 season, its 55th, but will include a community-created event, too.
It will also include its first world premiere in two years.
Jacob G. Padron is the new artistic director of the theatre, who began his new role last month and participated as an advisor to this new season. The 2020-21 season season will be the first fully-selected Padron season
The line-up is:
— ON THE GROUNDS OF BELONGING by Ricardo Pérez González, directed by David Mendizábal running Oct. 9 to Nov. 3.
— A modern adaptation of a classic work, to be announced at a later date.
— The one-person play, I AM MY OWN WIFE by Doug Wright, running Feb. 5 to March 1 oin the main stage. Director to be named later,
— THE CHINESE LADY by Lloyd Suh, directed. by Ralph B. Peña The play will run on Stage II March 18 to APRIL 12, 2020
— THE GREAT LEAP by Lauren Yee, directed by Madeline Sayet, running May 6 to 31, 2020 on the main stage.
Long Wharf will also produce the New Haven Play Project – “a city-wide celebration rooted in joy, inclusivity, and imagination built through a network of local partnerships that culminates with a free performance at Long Wharf with, for, and by those who call New Haven their home.”
Reaching 6,000 students of all ages annually, the season includes four Student Theatre Series productions, Theatre for Young Audiences, school partnerships, year-round studio school classes, a newly formed Young Adult Council, and the third annual New Haven Regional August Wilson Monologue Competition in collaboration with Yale Repertory Theatre.