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Atlantic Theater Company Announces Anne Kauffman to Direct THE BEDWETTER
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 06:35 pm EDT 08/13/19

Atlantic Theater Company Announces

Obie Award Winner Anne Kauffman

To Direct

The Bedwetter

Book by Joshua Harmon & Sarah Silverman

Lyrics by Adam Schlesinger & Sarah Silverman

Music by Adam Schlesinger

Directed by Anne Kauffman

New Dates Announced for Spring 2020

at the Linda Gross Theater

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce that Obie Award recipient and Drama Desk Award winner Anne Kauffman (Mary Jane, The Lucky Ones) will direct the world premiere production of The Bedwetter, a new musical with a book by Drama Desk Award winner Joshua Harmon (Admissions, Bad Jews) and Emmy Award winner Sarah Silverman (Hulu’s “I Love You, America”), lyrics by Grammy Award and Emmy Award winner Adam Schlesinger (CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” Fountains of Wayne) and Sarah Silverman, and music by Adam Schlesinger.

Based on the bestselling memoir of the same name, The Bedwetter will begin performances on April 25th, 2020 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 14th, 2020 Off-Broadway at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). Opening Night, casting, and creative team will be announced at a later date.

Meet Sarah. She's funny. She's dirty. She's 10. And she's got a secret that you'll never guess (unless you read the title). Based on the bestselling memoir of the same name, The Bedwetter is a world premiere musical by multi-award-winners Sarah Silverman, Adam Schlesinger, and Joshua Harmon.

Tickets for The Bedwetter will go on sale February 14, 2020. For more information visit www.atlantictheater.org

Biographies:

ANNE KAUFFMAN (Director). Fire in My Mouth (NY Philharmonic), The Lucky Ones (Ars Nova), Hundred Days (NYTW, Under the Radar Festival/The Public Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Z Space, The Know Theater), Mary Jane (NYTW & Yale Rep), Marvin’s Room (Roundabout Theatre Company), Assassins (Encores! Off-Center), Sundown, Yellow Moon (Women’s Project/Ars Nova), A Life (Lortel nomination, Drama League Nomination), Marjorie Prime (Lortel Nomination, Drama League Nomination); Detroit, Your Mother’s Copy of the Kama Sutra and Maple and Vine (Playwrights Horizons); The Nether, Smokefall (MCC); Buzzer (The Public); Belleville (Lortel Nomination, NYTW, Yale Rep, Steppenwolf); You Got Older(Drama Desk Nomination, P73 Productions); The Muscles in Our Toes (Labyrinth Theater Company);Somewhere Fun, God’s Ear (New Georges and Vineyard Theater); Stunning, Slowgirl (LCT3). She is the Artistic Director of Encores! Off Center, Resident Director at Roundabout Theater, Artistic Associate and Founding Member of The Civilians, a Sundance Program Associate, a Clubbed Thumb Associate Artist and co-creator of the CT Directing Fellowship, a New Georges Associate Artist, an SDC Executive Board Member and Trustee of SDCF. Kauffman’s awards include three Obies, the Joan and Joseph Cullman Award for Exceptional Creativity from Lincoln Center, the Alan Schneider Director Award, two Barrymore Awards, a Lucille Lortel Award, and the Callaway.

ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director; Mary McCann, School Executive Director). At Atlantic, our aim is singular—to empower simple and honest storytelling that fosters greater understanding of our shared world. We are a family of artists dedicated to exploring essential truths onstage, be it a show at Atlantic Theater Company or a class at Atlantic Acting School. As a producer, presenter, and educator of theater, we are driven by the belief that theater can challenge and transform our ways of thinking and urge us to reflect on our role in society. From our Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning productions to our community-based education programs, we are committed to uncovering and celebrating the stories of our varied human existence. Founded as an ensemble of impassioned artists in 1985, Atlantic Theater Company has grown into a powerhouse Off-Broadway company. We challenge, inspire, and awaken audiences with truthful storytelling presented across our two venues, the Linda Gross Theater and the intimate Stage 2 black-box. As a producer of compelling new works, we are committed to championing the stories from new and established artists alike, amplifying the voices of emerging playwrights through our deeply collaborative programs and initiatives. We have produced more than 200 plays and musicals including Tony Award-winning productions of The Band’s Visit (David Yazbek, Itamar Moses), now on tour; Spring Awakening (Steven Sater, Duncan Sheik); and The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Martin McDonagh); Pulitzer Prize recipient Between Riverside and Crazy (Stephen Adly Guirgis); New York Drama Critics’ Circle winner for Best New Play The Night Alive (Conor McPherson) and Best Foreign Play Hangmen (Martin McDonagh); Obie Award winner for Best New American Play Describe the Night (Rajiv Joseph); and Obie Award Special Citation recipient Skeleton Crew (Dominique Morisseau). For more information, visit atlantictheater.org.

Tickets:

Atlantic members receive first access and savings of up to 37% on tickets, plus exclusive member benefits including premium seats, unlimited exchanges, discounted guest tickets, no additional fees, and more. Member tickets for The Bedwetter will go on sale January 17, 2020. For information on Atlantic Memberships starting at just $65, visit http://www.atlantictheater.org/membership/ or email membership@atlantictheater.org.

Atlantic is committed to connecting deeply and authentically with audiences from a broad range of economic backgrounds, ages, ethnicities and perspectives. Its accessible ticket initiative makes $25 tickets available to every announced run performance in the 2019|2020 season.

Regular tickets for The Bedwetter will go on sale February 14, 2020. Tickets and memberships can be ordered online at www.atlantictheater.org, by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111, or in person at the Linda Gross Theater box office (336 West 20th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), Tuesday through Saturday 12:00pm – 6:00pm.

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