NEWS: The Yard Theatre Announces Two Premieres by American Playwrights

The theatre will present two new plays by female American
playwrights for 2019 to follow their production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible opening next week.

Opening from the 30th May and running until the 22nd June, The Yard Theatre will present Srah Kosar’s new play Armadillo that explores the dangerous lengths we will go to to keep ourselves safe. It is set to be directed by Sara Joyce (Dust).

A teenage girl disappears from a small town in America where fifteen years earlier, another teenage girl was kidnapped. Now a woman, she watches the news. She reaches for her gun. She holds it close.

Talking about the news Sarah Kosar, writer of Armadillo said: “I write plays because they are live experiences that can’t compete with any other mode of entertainment, and no other theatre in London does this as well as The
Yard. I couldn’t feel more excitement in my body to have this story told in this space.”

Meanwhile Director Sara Joyce commented: “Armadillo is the most exciting play I’ve come across in a very long time: at any point it could go any way. Anything truly innovative comes from a fearless playroom, and The Yard wants you to take risk – it’s absolutely thrilling to be encouraged to push thoughts and ideas right over the edge.”

It has also been announced that The Yard Theatre will present the premiere of Dirty Crusty by Clare Barron directed by The Yard’s Artistic Director Jay
Miller in October.

Jeanine is determined to improve her life. With sex. With dance. With new
hobbies, like horticulture. But self-improvement is hard. Reclaiming your dreams is hard. And personal hygiene is really, really hard.

Full dates have yet to be confirmed, with tickets set to go on sale at 1pm on Thursday 16 May.

Talking about the announcement of both productions Founder and Artistic Director Jay Miller said: “I am thrilled that in 2019 The Yard will be home to the premieres of these two brilliant new plays by two incredibly exciting voices from the USA. Both tell deeply contemporary stories in contemporary ways. This is new writing and its best and most exciting.”

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