2017 - 18 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT

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AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2017
When Grace B. Matthias is raped, her world spirals into chaos. Between navigating emotionally unstable guidance counselors, overbearing lawyers, an angry championship football team, and useless Wikipedia answers, Grace tries to make sense of her world anew. A complex collision of satire and dark comedy, The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias fearlessly explores rape culture in America. Written by Michael Yates Crowley and directed by Tyne Rafaeli, this world premiere was developed as part of The Realm’s Writing Fellowship in the 2014-2015 season.

FEBRUARY - MARCH 2018
Don Nguyen’s Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth is a comedy about conception and deep-space travel. As partners Betsy and Shoshana try to have a baby, friends William and Freddy try to ensure Voyager 1 makes it to interstellar space. With careers on the line and life choices looming, when is the right time to go all in? Jade King Carroll directs this world premiere. Nguyen was part of The Realm’s Writing Fellowship in the 2012-13 Season.


Michael Yates Crowley is a Brooklyn-based writer and performer whose work has been produced in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Berlin, Edinburgh, and elsewhere. His works for theater include The Rape of the Sabine Women, by Grace B Matthias (O’Neill National Playwrights Conference finalist, UMASS New Play Lab); School Shooting IV (developed at NYTW and Ars Nova); Song of a Convalescent Ayn Rand Giving Thanks to the Godhead (American Repertory Theater, Joe’s Pub); temping (premiered at the 53rd New York Film Festival, A.R.T.); The Dead, Inc. (Schlosstheater Moers); Evanston: A Rare Comedy (2013 O’Neill NPC selection, 2015 Alliance/Kendeda Finalist); and The Ted Haggard Monologues (published by S. Fischer Verlag; filmed by HBO). He is a member of Ars Nova's Play Group, a former NYFA Playwriting fellow and member of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, and a graduate of the Lila Acheson Wallace Playwrights Program at Juilliard. Together with the director Michael Rau, he founded the narrative technology company Wolf 359.

Don Nguyen’s plays include The Supreme Leader (Roundabout Underground Reading Series, January 2017), Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth (world premiere production in 2018 to be announced), Sound (Azeotrope/ACT Seattle, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Playwrights Realm Fellowship, Princess Grace Award finalist), Red Flamboyant (World Premiere - Firebone Theatre Company, 2015 GAP Prize Winner, Ojai Playwrights Conference), The Commencement Of William Tan (Yale Cabaret, 2G), The Man From Saigon (developed at A.C.T in San Francisco, Naked Angels, NYSAF Founders Award). Don’s work has been developed or produced at The Public Theater, Roundabout Theatre Company, Labyrinth Theatre, The Flea, Ojai Playwrights Conference, New York Stage & Film, Naked Angels, Naked Radio, The Civilians, Ma-Yi Theatre, The Playwrights Realm, The Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Joe’s Pub, SPACE on Ryder Farm, and Tofte Lake. Don is the recipient of the 2015 GAP Prize from the Aurora Theatre and New York Stage & Film Founder’s award and has been a finalist for The O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, The Princess Grace Award, and the Woodward International Playwriting Prize. Nominations include: the Laurents/Hatcher award and the L. Arnold Weissberger Award. Don is a proud member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, the Public Theater’s inaugural Emerging Writers Group, The Civilians inaugural R&D Group, frequent volunteer at the 52nd Street Project, and a co-founder of Mission to (dit)Mars, a Queens based theatre arts collective. For more information, please visit: thenuge.com

Join us for both shows with a Season Pass!

Season Pass holders get first access to Premium Seats before tickets go on sale to the public! Our 2017-2018 season includes two World Premieres you won’t want to miss: Michael Yates Crowley’s The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias and Don Nguyen’s Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth.

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FAQs
What is a Season Pass, and where can I buy one?
You can purchase a season pass here. The Season Pass includes one ticket to THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN, BY GRACE B. MATTHIAS in September 2017 and one ticket to HELLO, FROM THE CHILDREN OF PLANET EARTH in March 2018 - you’ll get first dibs on premium seats before tickets go on sale!

How long are Season Passes available?
Season Passes are available through August

I bought a Season Pass, when and how do I redeem my tickets?
You will receive an email 6-8 weeks before each show with instructions - keep an eye out for emails from tickets@playwrightsrealm.org!

Do I need to print my tickets?
You can print them for reference/confirmation, but the box office will have your ticket under your name at the theater on the performance date you selected.

Can I use my Season Pass ticket(s) for someone else?
Sure! But the tickets can only be booked by the Season Pass holder. If you’d like them to be held under a different name at the box office, please contact tickets@playwrightsrealm.org.