Shows & Events

Play Club

When

Feb 9, 2022

7:00 pm

Where

Online

About Play Club

A book club – but plays! Join Long Wharf Theatre’s Artistic Associates Cheyenne Barboza & Kate Moore Heaney, along with guest artists, as we discuss a featured play each month. Play Club scripts dive into Long Wharf Theatre’s archive as well as provide a glimpse into its future. Come join this virtual discussion with fellow LWT theatre lovers from the comfort of your own home!

We are delighted to announce that Play Club, where members and our artistic team discuss the plays close to our heart, will be held on Wednesday, February 9 at 7:00 PM EDT. Registration is open now.

This is an exclusive member event. Not a member? Become one today!


Feb 9th, 2022 – WHITE by James Ijames

Gus is an artist. Vanessa is an actress. Gus wants to be presented in a major exhibition for artists of color, so he hires Vanessa to perform as Balkonaé Townsend, a brash and political artist that will fit the museum’s desire for “new voices.” Everything is great, until Balkonaé takes over and Gus has to deal with the mess he’s made. This plays spins out of control as it explores issues of race, gender, sexuality, and art.


March 9th, 2022 – HI, ARE YOU SINGLE? by Ryan Haddad

Ryan has a higher sex drive than you. He also has cerebral palsy. You can often find him on Grindr or at your local inaccessible gay bar. Join writer/performer Ryan J. Haddad on his search to find love. Or a date. Or at least a hookup. From encounters with drag queens to platonic lap dances, Ryan will guide you through the gay dating scene with his provocative take on intimacy, rejection, and judgment. His one request? Please bring an attractive male friend with you.


April 13th: SOVEREIGNTY by Mary Katheryn Nagle

Sovereignty unfolds over two parallel timelines. In present-day Oklahoma, a young Cherokee lawyer, Sarah Ridge Polson, and her colleague Jim Ross defend the inherent jurisdiction of Cherokee Nation in the U.S. Supreme Court when a non-Indian defendant challenges the Nation’s authority to prosecute non-Indian perpetrators of domestic violence. Their collaboration is juxtaposed with scenes from 1835, when Cherokee Nation was eight hundred miles to the east in the southern Appalachians. That year, Sarah’s and Jim’s ancestors, historic Cherokee rivals, were bitterly divided over a proposed treaty with the administration of Andrew Jackson, the Treaty of New Echota, which led to the nation’s removal to Oklahoma on the infamous Trail of Tears.


RSVP Details

Registration for this members-only opportunity opens on Tuesday, December 28 at 10:00 AM EDT. If you know someone who may be interested, please invite them to become a member and join the club. Space is limited, but we’ll send a friendly reminder to register once registration is live.

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Show Credits

James Ijames

he/him Playwright

Ryan J. Haddad is an actor, playwright, and autobiographical performer based in New York. His acclaimed solo play Hi, Are You Single? was presented in The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival and continues to tour the country. Other Theatre Credits include My Straighties (Ars Nova/ANT Fest), Noor and Hadi Go to Hogwarts (Theater Breaking Through Barriers), Falling for Make Believe (Joe’s Pub/Under the Radar), The Maids, Lucy Thurber’s Orpheus in the Berkshires (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Hi, Are You Single? (Guthrie Theater, Cleveland Play House, Williamstown Theatre Festival). TV/Film:  “The Politician.” Additional television: “Bull,” “Madam Secretary,” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” Haddad is a recipient of IAMA Theatre Company’s Shonda Rhimes Unsung Voices Playwriting Commission and Rising Phoenix Repertory’s Cornelia Street American Playwriting Award. His writing has been published in the New York TimesOut Magazine, and American Theatre. Ryan is an alum of The Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group and a former Queer|Art Performance and Playwriting Fellow, under the mentorship of Moe Angelos.

Mary Katheryn Nagle

she/her Playwright