Orchard Project On Stage: September 2019 Edition | The Orchard Project
Orchard Project On Stage: September 2019 Edition

Greetings from the Orchard Project!

As the the 2019-20 theatre season kicks off, we are amazed to say that our 2020 application procress is already underway for our various programs. For more information, please visit www.orchardproject.com.

Orchard Project-created works are also opening on stages in NYC and beyond in the coming months. As we enter this new year, we're so proud that we've now supported more than 250 projects and 1,300 artists. Find out about more upcoming productions of OP projects on our website and below. 

Best wishes,
The Orchard Project

Great Society
The Great Society on Broadway
Developed at the Orchard Project in 2013 and already having had multiple productions around the country, Robert Schenkkan's follow up to his TONY-winning ALL THE WAY finally comes to Broadway. Capturing Lyndon B. Johnson's passionate and aggressive attempts to build a great society for all, the new play follows his epic triumph in a landslide election to the agonizing decision not to run for re-election just three years later. It was an era that would define history forever: the rise of the Civil Rights Movement, the deaths of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, the destruction of Vietnam and the creation of some of the greatest social programs America has ever known—with one man at the center of it all: LBJ. Featuring Bryan Cox as LBJ.
Passion Project
Developed as part of our inaugural NYC Greenhouse and over the 2018 and 2019 Orchard Projects, singer-songwriter Angela Sclafani reimagine the love song.Twelve unsung women from history sing to their great loves: the object of their careers. An aviator sings to her airplane, an acrobat to her tightrope, an astronomer to her comet. Directed by Greenhouse Curator Mary Birnbaum and featuring a stellar cast including Tony winner (and OP alum) Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change, "All My Children"), Arielle Jacobs (Aladdin, In The Heights), Lexi Lawson (Hamilton), Grace McLean (Alice by Heart, The Great Comet of 1812), Katie Thompson (Giant, Renascence), Shoba Narayan (Hamilton, The Great Comet of 1812), Kim Blanck (Alice By Heart, Octet), and Ashley Perez Flanagan (Hadestown, The Great Comet of 1812).
Let Me Die
Let Me Die in Philadelphia
Joseph Keckler brings his rich voice and vision to this world premiere, developed at the OP in 2018, which combines death sequences drawn from the canon of tragic opera, along with original narratives and music. Absurd yet affecting, this ensemble performance collage is at once a festive meditation, strange ritual, and morbid medley of epic proportions. Using fragmentation as a poetic strategy, Let Me Die borrows its title from “Lasciatemi morire,” the Monteverdi aria which is itself a fragment—a death song from a lost opera.