“Sex In A Coma” a new play by Susan Eve Haar premieres off Broadway December 1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
“ S E X I N A C O M A”
A NEW PLAY BY SUSAN EVE HAAR
WILL PREMIERE OFF BROADWAY THIS WINTER
AT HERE ARTS CENTER’S DOROTHY B. WILLIAMS THEATRE
DIRECTED BY OBIE AWARD WINNER
AND MACARTHUR FELLOW LEE BREUER
TICKETS NOW ON SALE TO PERFORMANCES
DECEMBER 1ST THROUGH DECEMBER 11TH
New York, NY – It was announced today that Sex In A Coma, a new play by Susan Eve Haar, will make its New York City debut directed by renowned director Lee Breuer, in his first collaboration with a living American playwright. The play stars Tony® Award nominee Paul Kandel (The Who’s TOMMY, Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame), David-Julian Melendez (User 927 and Romeo & Juliet at HERE), Obie Award winner Maude Mitchell (Mabou Mines Dollhouse, The Laramie Project), Obie Award winner Ching Valdes-Aran (Oresteia, Flipzoids), Jessica Weinstein (Mabou Mines DollHouse, The Best), and Wendy vanden Heuvel (The Barbie Project, Resurrection Blues). Music for the play will be composed by Eve Beglarian (Mabou Mines DollHouse, Animal Magnetism).
The show will play performances from December 1st through December 11th, at HERE Arts Center (145 Sixth Avenue, NYC).
About their collaboration, Susan Eve Haar said, “Working with Lee Breuer is a privilege. He gets the characters, he gets the play, he gets me. His work with actors is phenomenal. There is a continuous kaleidoscope of invention and experimentation. He invites collaboration, watching with a third eye for what works and there is always the surprise; brilliant intuition that comes seemingly out of nowhere.”
Sex In A Coma explores what it means to live in a body; what is the self and what is the soul. It is also a love story, a Romeo and Juliet of alternative consciousness. Inspired by a newspaper headline, “Girl Raped in Coma,” the play explores neuroscience, belief, and the complications that arise when the two conflict.
Tickets for Sex In A Coma, priced $18, are now on sale at here.org, and via phone at 212-352-3101. The performance schedule is as follows: December 1-2 at 6:00 p.m., December 3 at 1:30 and 6:00 p.m., December 4 at 1:30 p.m., December 6-9 at 6:00 p.m., December 10 at 1:30 and 6:00 p.m., and December 11 at 1:30 p.m.
This production is a part of HEREstay, HERE’s curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical and administrative support.
SUSAN EVE HAAR (Playwright). Productions: The Suitcase Play (80 St. Mark’s Theatre, 2011), Tilted House (Chester Theatre, 2008), Saugerties (Sanford Meisner Theatre, 2005), The Darlings (Miniature Theatre of Chester, 2003), Pit of Desire (The Women’s Project, 2003), Izzy (The Women’s Project, 2002), Replacing Max (The Looking Glass Theatre, 2000), No Time For Baby (The Women's Project, 2000), Trust Me (Contemporary Dance Theatre NY Lincoln Center, 1999), The Lump and Me (Primary Stages, 1998). Film/Television: Big City (Pilot). Publications: The Darlings (Broadway Publishing, 2006), George (Best Men’s Monologues 2007). Member Affiliations: Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYC; HB Playwrights Unit; NYC Writers Guild of America, East; New River Dramatists, North Carolina. Related Experience: Writer's Lab, Women's Project 1999-2003; Residency North Carolina New River Dramatists; Panelist HB Studio Playwrights and Actors June 2007; Participating Artist Cherry Lane Theatre; Consultant, President New York University and Law School – Present; Assistant District Attorney, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; Deputy Director Mayor’s Office of Operations, Boston Special Projects, Mayor's Office, New York City. Education: Harvard Law School, 1978; Harvard College, 1974 with honors.
LEE BREUER (Director). Books: La Divina Caricatura, Animations, Sister Suzie Cinema, The Gospel at Colonus, The Warrior Ant, Getting Off (forthcoming). Productions: The Gospel at Colonus, The Lost Ones, Mabou Mines DollHouse, Peter and Wendy, Un tramway nommé Désir, Hajj, A Prelude to Death in Venice, The B. Beaver Animation, The Red Horse Animation, An Epidog, Mabou Mines Lear, The Warrior Ant, Red Beads, Ecco Porco. Upcoming: La Divina Caricatura, Glass Guignol and others. Films: Mabou Mines DollHouse (ARTE), The Gospel at Colonus (PBS), Moi-meme (forthcoming). Awards: MacArthur, Guggenheim, Bunting, Fulbright, Golden Herald Angel Award for Sustained Achievement (Edinburgh), OBIES for writing, directing, and Sustained Achievement, The Kennedy Center-American Express Award for Best New American Play, Chevalier de France and others. Nominations: Pulitzer, Tony, Emmy, Grammy. Lyrics for music by: Bob Telson, Eve Beglarian, Johnny Cunningham, John Margolis, Jimmy Harry, Jay Ansill, Lincoln Schleifer and others.
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145 6th Ave. (Enter on Dominick, 1 Block South of Spring)
For Tickets & Information, visit here.org or call 212-352-3101, or visit www.sexinacoma.com