Join us for our upcoming free new work presentations:
Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes by Hannah Moscovitch
Director Richard E.T. White
Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
PONCHO Forum at Seattle Repertory Theatre
Followed by a reception in the PONCHO Forum.
This event and Hannah Moscovitch's residency are made possible through the generous support of Consulate General of Canada in Seattle.
Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes charts a love affair between a star author in his late 30s, who's garnered wide praise for his authentic and at times shocking portrayals of gender relations, and a “bright young woman” in her early 20s named Annie, who's just trying to figure it all out. Their student-teacher affair is sordid, ugly, and surprising. The play poses the question: can love be a conduit for learning? Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes offers a meta-theatrical satire on the increasingly complex gender politics of our times.
About the Playwright:
Hannah Moscovitch is an acclaimed Canadian playwright. Her work for the stage includes East of Berlin, The Russian Play, Little One, This is War, Infinity, What a Young Wife Ought to Know, and Bunny. Her plays have been produced across Canada, as well as in the United States, Britain, Ireland, Greece, Austria, Germany, Japan, and Australia. She's won multiple awards for her work, including the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, the Toronto Critic's Award for Best New Canadian Play, the Trillium Book Award, and the prestigious international Windham-Campbell Prize administered by the Beinecke Library at Yale University. She is a playwright-in-residence at Tarragon Theatre in Toronto.
Moscovitch rose to international prominence in the 2000s and was dubbed “the wunderkind of Canadian theatre” by CBC Radio. Recently, her lauded play Bunny appeared at the Stratford Festival. She's received numerous accolades, including the auspicious 2016 Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama. Through the generous support of Consulate General of Canada in Seattle, Moscovitch has been in residency with Seattle Repertory Theatre, working on her new play Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes.
Mexican Consulate Partnership
Summer 2017: Date TBA
This project is an exciting new partnership between Seattle Rep and the Mexican Consulate in Seattle made possible by the generosity of Consulate General Roberto Dondish and the head of the Consulate's Cultural Affairs department Moises Himmelfarb.
We look forward to announcing the 2017/18 lineup for The Other Season later this spring! Check back here for information.