CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR NEXT PERFORMANCE OF WATERWELL’S “THE COURTROOM” – MARCH 9 AT SYMPHONY SPACE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR
THE NEXT PERFORMANCE OF WATERWELL’S
A RE-ENACTMENT OF ONE WOMAN’S DEPORTATION PROCEEDINGS
IN A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE MARCH 9 AT SYMPHONY SPACE
TRANSCRIPTS ARRANGED BY ARIAN MOAYED
DIRECTED BY LEE SUNDAY EVANS
THE INTIMATE ENCOUNTER WITH OUR NATION’S IMMIGRATION COURTS
IS PLAYING MONTHLY PERFORMANCES AT CIVIC VENUES
BETWEEN NOW AND THE 2020 ELECTION
EMMY AWARD®, TWO-TIME GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD®, AND TWO-TIME TONY AWARD® NOMINEE PATRICK WILSON TO PERFORM ONE NIGHT ONLY
New York, NY (March 2, 2020) – Waterwell today announced the complete cast for the next performance of The Courtroom, which is coming to Symphony Space in a special evening amplifying this intimate encounter with our nation’s immigration court system. For this performance on Monday, March 9, Emmy Award®, two-time Golden Globe Award®, and two-time Tony Award® nominee Patrick Wilson will join members of the original cast.
The performance at Symphony Space caps a run of more than a year in regular, special engagements at civic venues throughout New York City. Guests from across the entertainment and immigration legal communities will be in attendance to celebrate as the show prepares for a new phase, including performances beyond New York, with details to be announced soon.
The Courtroom comes to Symphony Space (2537 Broadway) in the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre on Monday, March 9 at 7:00pm. Tickets are available at symphonyspace.org.
With text arranged from real court transcripts by Waterwell co-founder and Tony Award nominee Arian Moayed, and featuring direction by Waterwell Artistic Director and Obie Award® winner Lee Sunday Evans, The Courtroom is a verbatim of re-enactment of one woman’s deportation proceedings. The production is included in The New York Times’ Best Theater of 2019 list.
The Courtroom features a rotating cast throughout the year. The complete cast for the performance on March 9 is Happy Anderson, Michael Braun, Hanna Cheek, Michael Bryan French, Mick Hilgers, Tony Award and Obie Award winner Jayne Houdyshell, Linda Powell, Kristin Villanueva, and Emmy Award®, two-time Golden Globe Award®, and two-time Tony Award® nominee Patrick Wilson.
Waterwell (Lee Sunday Evans, Artistic Director; Adam J. Frank, Managing Director; Heather Lanza, Director of Education; Arian Moayed, co-founder and Board Chair) is a civic-minded theater and education company creating and teaching contemporary performance that grapples with pressing social, economic and political questions of our time. The company’s most recent production, The Courtroom, which The New York Times called “theater as civic meditation,” was a verbatim re-enactment of deportation proceedings performed in active legal spaces around New York City, including the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse. Each Memorial Day weekend, Waterwell produces Fleet Week Follies, a festival of food and family activities for active duty and veteran members of the military and their families. Waterwell’s education program, the Waterwell Drama Program, has been in residence at the Professional Performing Arts School (PPAS) since 2010, where it delivers top-quality, year-round, in-school theater training to over 200 NYC public school students.
ABOUT SYMPHONY SPACE
Symphony Space is a multi-disciplinary performing arts center where bold programming, presented in a uniquely warm and welcoming environment, forges indelible relationships between artists and audiences.
Symphony Space’s fundamental mission is to connect art, ideas, and community through their programs and their commitment to literacy and education through the arts. Known for an array of ground-breaking programs, including the immersive Wall to Wall concerts, the Selected Shorts literature-in-performance series, and their innovative Global Arts education program, Symphony Space presents a full slate of original, affordable (and free) programming within New York City and in communities throughout the country through tours, public radio broadcasts, and podcasts. On their stages and in the classrooms they serve, Symphony Space fosters access to the arts through all the disciplines.
Symphony Space was founded in the belief that the arts bring people together, transcend barriers, and celebrate both our similarities and differences. Through adventurous and impactful performances, commissions, and conversations, Symphony Space continues to invigorate these guiding principles, harnessing the power of the arts to engage, inspire, and build community.
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