Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) announces the third world premiere production of its 2011-2012 season: GOOD GOODS by Christina Anderson, selected by American Theatre magazine as an up-and-coming artist "whose work will be transforming America's stages for decades to come." Acclaimed director Tina Landau, an award-winning ensemble member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company who recently staged Superior Donuts on Broadway, makes her Yale Rep debut with the production, which will run February 3-25, 2012 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 9.
Amidst the cluttered shelves of a family-owned general store in a small Black town that doesn't appear on any map, four lost souls reunite. Partnerships dissolve, alliances shift, and romances ignite as a tragic accident unleashes the town's mysterious history. Blurring the line between body and spirit, GOOD GOODS is an otherworldly love story of the (dis)possessed.
Christina Anderson (Playwright) Plays include: Drip, Hollow Roots, Blacktop Sky, Inked Baby, and Man in Love. Her work has been produced by or developed with Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons, Crowded Fire, American Conservatory Theater, About Face, The Public Theater, Penumbra Theatre, and other theatres all over the country. Awards and honors include the ASCAP Cole Porter Prize (Yale School of Drama), Schwarzman Legacy Scholarship awarded by Paula Vogel, Susan Smith Blackburn nomination, Lorraine Hansberry Award (American College Theater Festival), Van Lier Playwriting Fellowship (New Dramatists), Wasserstein Prize nomination (Dramatists Guild), Lucille Lortel Fellowship (Brown University), Core Writer (Playwrights' Center). American Theatre magazine selecTed Anderson as one of fifteen up-and-coming artists "whose work will be transforming America's stages for decades to come." Born and raised in Kansas City, KS, she obtained her B.A. from Brown University and her M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama. Through the National New Play Network, Anderson is currently a playwright-in-residence with Magic Theater in San Francisco, CA. www.christinaranderson.com.
Tina Landau (Director) is a writer and director and an ensemble member at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where her directing credits include Hot L Baltimore, The Brother/Sister Plays, Superior Donuts, The Tempest, The Time of Your Life (also at Seattle Rep, American Conservatory Theater), The Diary of Anne Frank, The Cherry Orchard, and Chuck Mee's Berlin Circle and Time to Burn. New York credits include Tarell Alvin McCraney's Wig Out! (Vineyard Theatre) and In the Red and Brown Water (The Public Theater), Mee's Iphigenia 2.0 (Signature Theatre Company), and the Broadway productions of Superior Donuts and Bells Are Ringing (revival). Tina's original writing work includes the upcoming musical Beauty with composer Regina Spektor and lyricist Michael Korie, Floyd Collins with Adam Guettel (Playwrights Horizons, Prince Theatre, The Old Globe, Goodman Theatre), Dream True with Ricky Ian Gordon (Vineyard Theatre), and her plays Space (The Public, Mark Taper Forum, Steppenwolf) and Beauty (La Jolla Playhouse). She is a USA Fellow and is the author, with Anne Bogart, of The Viewpoints Book.