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Early’s House
by Nathan Alan Davis
directed by Timothy Bond

During the 1950s, Early’s independent way of life out in the forests of Southern Illinois is challenged when Crazy Eddie returns from the war. Early's House is a part of Davis' The Refuge Plays trilogy, a narrative about an eccentric, mystically inclined black family, traced through four generations, as they carve out an existence for themselves over a 60-year span.

Nathan Alan Davis’ play Nat Turner in Jerusalem received its world premiere at New York Theatre Workshop in the Fall of 2016 and was a New York Magazine Critic’s Pick. In 2015, his play Dontrell Who Kissed the Sea received a Steinberg/ATCA New Play Citation and was produced in five cities in an NNPN Rolling World Premiere. His play The Wind and the Breeze received the 2016 Blue Ink Playwriting Award and was selected for Cygnet Theatre’s inaugural Finish Line Commission. Nathan is a Lecturer in Theatre at Princeton University, a Usual Suspect at NYTW, and a 2016 graduate of Juilliard’s Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program. He received his M.F.A. from Indiana University and his B.F.A. from the University of Illinois.


Dirty Crusty
by Clare Barron
directed by Ken Rus Schmoll

A play about dance, sex, bad hygiene, and the attempt to reclaim big dreams.

About the Playwright:
Clare Barron is a playwright and actress from Wenatchee, WA, who now resides in New York. She received the Obie Award for Playwriting in 2014 for her play You Got Older. She was also a co-winner of the inaugural Relentless Award.

Director Ken Rus Schmoll is a two-time Obie winner. Recent credits include the premieres of Will Eno’s Middletown at Vineyard Theatre and Anne Washburn’s The Internationalist for 13P at the Vineyard.


Hannah Moscovitch Project

Moscovitch is considered an “indie sensation” and “Canada’s hottest young playwright.” Her plays include East of Berlin, The Russian Play, and This is War.


Qui Nguyen Project

Besides being known to Rep audiences as the author of Vietgone, Nguyen is the co-founder of Obie Award-winning theatre company Vampire Cowboys and is credited as one of the pioneers of “geek theatre.” He is currently a writer for Marvel Studios.