Orlando

04.02.24–05.12.24 / Tue–Sun

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Show

Orlando

2023.24 Season

Written by

Sarah Ruhl

Directed by

Will Davis

Photo by Rebecca Greenfield

About this Event

Orlando’s adventures begin as a young man, when he serves as courtier to Queen Elizabeth. Through many centuries of living, he becomes a 20th-century woman, trying to sort out her existence. An adaptation of the “longest and most charming love letter in literature,” written by Virginia Woolf for her lover, Vita Sackville-West, Orlando is a theatrical, wild, fantastical trip through space, time, and gender.

Date

04.02.24–05.12.24 / Tue–Sun

Location

The Irene Diamond Stage

Residency

Spotlight Residency

About the
Playwright

Sarah Ruhl is an award-winning American playwright, author, essayist, and professor. Her plays include Letters from Max; The Oldest Boy; Dear Elizabeth’ Stage Kiss; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play (Pulitzer Prize finalist, 2010); The Clean House (Pulitzer Prize finalist, 2005; Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, 2004); Passion Play (PEN American Award, Fourth Freedom Forum Playwriting Award from the Kennedy Center); Dead Man’s Cell Phone (Helen Hayes Award for Best New Play); Melancholy Play; Demeter in the City (nine NAACP Image Award nominations); Scenes From Court Life; How to Transcend a Happy Marriage, For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday; Eurydice; Orlando; and Late: a cowboy song. Her plays have been produced on Broadway and across the country as well as internationally, and translated into fourteen languages. Originally from Chicago, Ms. Ruhl received her M.F.A. from Brown University, where she studied with Paula Vogel. She is the recipient of a Helen Merrill Emerging Playwrights Award, a Whiting Writers’ Award, a PEN Center Award for mid-career playwrights, a Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award, and a Lilly award. She is a member of 13P and New Dramatists and won the MacArthur Fellowship in 2006. She teaches at Yale School of Drama and lives in Brooklyn with her family. Photo by Rebecca Greenfield

Photo by Rebecca Greenfield

The Cast

Taylor Mac

Taylor Mac

Orlando

Janice Amaya

Janice Amaya

Chorus

Nathan Lee Graham

Nathan Lee Graham

Chorus

Lisa Kron

Lisa Kron

Chorus

Jo Lampert

Jo Lampert

Chorus

TL Thompson

TL Thompson

Chorus

Behind the Scenes

Plan Your Visit

Make plans to visit the Signature Cafe and Bar for a selection of sandwiches, salads, hot flatbreads, beer, wine, and a full bar.

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