SEATTLE— Intiman Theatre Artistic Director Kate Whoriskey and Managing Director Brian Colburn announce the lineup of plays for Intiman’s 2011 Season. Additional information, including dates and casting, will be announced soon.
Subscriptions for five-, four- and three-play packages are available now from www.intiman.org or 206.269.1900; Subscriptions for preview performances range in price from $150 to $180; subscriptions for performances after opening range in price from $175 to $200. Special pricing is available for educators, youth and groups.
“Intiman is dedicated to making well-crafted work that speaks to our times,” says Artistic Director Kate Whoriskey. “It has been wonderful this season to see how happily Seattle audiences have responded to the eclectic programming of my first year as artistic director. Next season, I am excited to work with directors Valerie Curtis-Newton, Andrew Russell and Anne Kauffman, and playwrights Tanya Barfield, Julia Cho and Chloe Moss, on a lineup of plays that is equally diverse as we investigate how theatre can be on the forefront of issues that people are thinking about in their own lives and in our community.”
ALL MY SONS
Written by Arthur Miller and Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton
Intiman will open its season with Arthur Miller’s Tony Award-winning drama about an ordinary family pushed into extraordinary circumstances in the aftermath of World War II. Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton, Artistic Director of The Hansberry Project at ACT, All My Sons is the first production of a Miller play in Intiman’s history.
Written by Tanya Barfield and Directed by Andrew Russell
The Call, Tanya Barfield’s moving and often uproariously funny world premiere about international adoption, probes the complexities of marriage, friendship, loyalty and betrayal. Intiman Associate Producer Andrew Russell (The Thin Place) directs this world premiere, which asks, what would it really mean to be responsible for a child from another culture?
THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD
Written by J. M. Synge and Directed by Kate Whoriskey
A man with a mysterious past enters a small town bar and seduces the spirited barmaid, and the entire town, with his storytelling. J.M. Synge’s Irish masterpiece The Playboy of the Western World—an “extravagant comedy,” in the words of its author, with a darkly modern undercurrent—is rich with language, imagination and spirit. Kate Whoriskey directs and Daniel Breaker (A Doctor in Spite of Himself at Intiman and a Tony nominee for Passing Strange) stars.
THE PIANO TEACHER
Written by Julia Cho / Director TBA
When a retired piano teacher—seemingly gentle, warm and generous—is visited by two former students, the hidden secrets of the past send shock waves through Julia Cho’s drama, which was produced to great acclaim Off-Broadway. Cho received the 2010 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for The Language Archive.
THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW
By Washington Irving / New Adaptation by Chloe Moss / Directed by Anne Kauffman
Intiman will end its season with a new version of Washington Irving’s classic for multigenerational audiences written by Chloe Moss, winner of the 2009 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her play This Wide Night. Capping off a season filled with metaphorical mysteries, this great American ghost story will provide chills and thrills.
The 2011 Season is subject to change; additional information about the season will be announced at a later date.
Seasonal support for Intiman Theatre is provided by ArtsFund; Intiman Theatre Foundation; Kreielsheimer Remainder Foundation; The Leading National Theatres Program, a joint initiative of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; The Shubert Foundation; and Washington State Arts Commission.