2018-2019 Season

Announcing Our 2018-19 Season!

A Pulitzer Prize winner, two Best Musical Tony Award Winners, two New York Times Top Play Picks, and one of the brightest contemporary musicals await you in Season 28.

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The Boston Project

2019 Call for Proposals

The Process 1. Proposals for unwritten full-length plays meeting the requirements on the following page will be accepted through June 1st, 2018. 2. From the submitted proposals, SpeakEasy will select two projects, and invite the playwrights to spend the 2018-2019 season writing and developing their plays with us. 3. Once proposals are selected, SpeakEasy will […]

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The View UpStairs

The View Upstairs

2018 Off-Broadway Alliance Nominee – Best Musical! When Wes, a young fashion designer from 2017, buys an abandoned building in the French Quarter of New Orleans, he finds himself transported to the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant seventies gay bar. As this forgotten community comes to life, Wes embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-exploration that spans two generations of gay history. Featuring a gritty, glam rock score and a tight-knit ensemble of unforgettable characters, The View UpStairs asks what has been gained and lost in the fight for equality, and how the past can help guide us through an uncertain future.

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2018-2019 Season, School Girls

School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play

WINNER! 2018 Lortel Award for Best Play! Paulina’s reign as the haughty ‘queen bee’ at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school may be over when Ericka, the daughter of a local cocoa tycoon, transfers in from Ohio for her senior year. Throwing unsparing light on questions of ambition, deceit, and the ultimate value of a fair-skinned complexion, this biting comedy by Jocelyn Bioh reinvents the American “Mean Girl” genre to explore the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage women across the globe.

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2018-2019 Season, Once

Once

Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical! An exceptional ensemble of actor/musicians bring to life this enchanting tale of an unexpected romance between a down-on-his-luck Dublin streetmusician and a lively, determined Czech immigrant. Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Once is an unforgettable story that reminds us of the importance of going for our dreams, and the power of music to connect us all.

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2018-2019 Season, Small Mouth Sounds

Small Mouth Sounds

One of the New York Times’ Top Ten Plays of 2015! Six strangers in search of serenity meet at a wellness retreat for what they all hope will be a life-changing five-day experience in this hit Off-Broadway comedy by Bess Wohl. In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, they attempt to abandon technology and observe a vow of silence while being guided by an unseen guru, who challenges them to confront internal demons and seek peace. Though it employs very little dialogue, there is definitely nothing quiet about Small Mouth Sounds, a luminous and compassionate new play that asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us.

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2018-2019 Season, Fun Home

Fun Home

Winner of Five Tony Awards, including Best Musical! Fun Home is a heartbreaking and fiercely funny new show about seeing one’s parents through grown-up eyes. Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling memoir, this groundbreaking musical introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories that celebrate the curiosity of childhood and the complexities of family.

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2018-2019 Season, Between Riverside and Crazy

Between Riverside and Crazy

Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama! This dark urban comedy from Stephen Adly
Guirgis explores, with both disarming tenderness and street-smart wit, the slippery nature
of justice, and the grit it takes to move on. In an effort to hang on to one of Manhattan’s
last great rent-stabilized apartments, ex-cop Walter “Pops” Washington does battle with a
dazzling array of outlandish characters, each one a celebration of the glorious contradictions
that make up human nature.

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