NEA OUTSTANDING NEW AMERICAN PLAY SELECTIONS
Project Description: Rajiv Joseph's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo is a lyrical, haunting new play set against the backdrop of the Iraq War. Told from the viewpoint of an old Bengal tiger caged in a bombed-out Baghdad zoo, the production features combatants, citizens, and otherworldly spirits who discuss life, death, and the pursuit of hope, as they roam the streets of Iraq, trying to find what has been lost in the ruins. Bengal Tiger was previously developed at the Lark Play Development Center and the State University of New York at Purchase.
Center Theatre Group, a non-profit arts organization, is one of the largest and most active theatrer companies in the nation, programming seasons year-round at the 739-seat Mark Taper Forum and the 1,600 to 2,000-seat Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center of Los Angeles, and the 317-seat Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City.
McCarter Theatre Center (Princeton, NJ)
Project Description: Set in fictionalized San Pere, Louisiana, and drawing from images of life in the American Urban South and Yoruban cosmology, Tarell Alvin McCraney's Brother/Sister Plays are stunning modern-day tales of family and legacy.
McCarter Theatre Center is recognized as one of the nation's premier theater companies and performing arts centers. Led by Emily Mann, Artistic Director since 1990, McCarter is renowned for its major contributions to the theatrical canon. McCarter offers more than 300 performances of theater, dance, music, and special events annually.
NEA OUTSTANDING NEW AMERICAN PLAY FINALISTS
Actors Theatre of Louisville (Louisville, KY)
Alliance Theatre (Atlanta, GA)
Berkeley Repertory Company (Berkeley, CA)
The Children's Theatre Company (Minneapolis, MN)
Playwrights Horizons (New York, NY)
SpeakEasy Stage Company (Boston, MA)
Vital Theatre Company (New York, NY)
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