Weathervane Productions and Rising Phoenix Repertory, in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Present:
The World Premiere of
By Jessica Dickey
Directed by Daniel Talbott
January 24 - February 17, 2019
A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street)
In Dickey's new play, a group of women go on a retreat to live like nuns in the Middle Ages and are baptized with 80s pop, female mysticism, hallucinogens and sex. The Convent is a toothy dark comedy about desire, devotion, and the mystery of intrinsic divinity.
Casting and ticket information will be announced in coming weeks.
Scenic Design: Raul Abrego
Costume Design: Tristan Raines
Lighting Design: Joel Moritz
Sound Design: Daniel Melnick
Projection Design: Katherine Freer
Executive Producer: Kendra Bator
General manager: Snug Harbor Productions, Inc. (Steven Chaikelson)
Dickey has been hailed as "a playwright to watch" by The New York Times. Her one-woman show, The Amish Project, went from the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival to a critically heralded production at Rattlestick in 2009, and has since been produced all across the US and all over the world. She was also acclaimed for Charles Ives Take Me Home, produced in 2013 by Rattlestick