We are proud to announce MORNING IN AMERICA, NOVEMBER 9, 9:00AM - a series of one-minute monologues created by the Primary Stages community of playwrights in response to the 2016 election. A presentation of the full series of monologues, performed by Primary Stages Artists, will be held February 18th and 19th on the set of FADE at the Cherry Lane Theatre as a benefit for The Actors' Fund.
Beginning one week after the election, Primary Stages commissioned a collection of over 70 pieces written by a diverse array of playwrights from their artistic community. Each artist crafted a short monologue from the perspective of a character in America on the morning of November 9th.
The recent election has brought to the forefront a deep divide in principles, as well as a startling amount of animosity and prejudice in our nation. Along with our audience, we seek to support the voices of immigrants, members of the LGBTQ community, and people of color in hopes of creating a space of understanding, inspiration, and healing.
Playwrights for MORNING IN AMERICA include Dan Ahearn, Kristin Anderson-Lopez, Courtney Baron, Alex Beech, Stephen Belber, Brooke Berman, Lee Blessing, Emily Bohannon, Stephen Brown, Bekah Brunstetter, Matthew Capodicasa, Jonathan Caren, Nat Cassidy, Kathleen Clark, Cynthia L. Cooper, Kate Cortesi, Cusi Cram, Emily Daly, David Davila, Eisa Davis, Richard Dresser, Laura Eason, Bruce Faulk, Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy, Kate Fodor, Daisy Foote, Julian Giat, Judy Gold, Jason Grote, Michael Hollinger, Willy Holtzman, Tina Howe, Rachael Jenison, Yanna Jurado, Russell Kaplan, Boo Killebrew, Alessandro King, Deborah Zoe Laufer, Brandon Marianne Lee, Rehana Lew Mirza, Michele Lowe, Jessica Luck, Mariah MacCarthy, Cheri Magid, Michael McKeever, Terrence McNally, Winter Miller, Leah Nanako Winkler, Dan O'Brien, Topher Payne, Mike Poblete, Brian Pracht, Kat Ramsburg, Theresa Rebeck, Janet Reed, Kristine M. Reyes, Karina Richardson, Edwin Sanchez, Julian Sheppard, Crystal Skillman, Mat Smart, Tommy Smith, Susan Soon He Stanton, Samantha Stone, Tatiana Suarez-Pico, Caridad Svich, Daniel Talbott, Jonathan Tolins, Ken Urban, Richard Vetere, Eljon Wardally, Jenny Rachel Weiner, Sheri Wilner, and Stefanie Zadravec.
Performances for MORNING IN AMERICA, NOVEMBER 9, 9:00AM will take place at 2PM on Saturday, February 18 and at 7PM on Sunday, February 19.
Tickets, priced $10, are now on sale. Click here to purchase your tickets today.
All proceeds will benefit The Actors' Fund.