The season will kick off with the U.S. premiere of a play by Betrayal star Zawe Ashton, directed by Whitney White.
Soho Rep. will launch its 2019–2020 season this fall with the American premiere of for all the women who thought they were Mad, a play by writer-actor Zawe Ashton, who is currently starring on Broadway in Harold Pinter’s Betrayal. The season will continue in the spring with the New York premiere of Wolf Play by Wild Goose Dreams playwright Hansol Jung.
First up, in October, will be Ashton’s for all the women who thought they were Mad, directed by Whitney White (What to Send Up When It Goes Down). Described as a “feverish inquiry and exposé,” the play explores the impact of work, expectations around childlessness and motherhood, and the chasm between the healthcare system and the mental wellness of women of color. Featuring an intergenerational cast of women from ages 8–65, as well as interludes of Lugandan song, for all the women… sees African diasporic voices gather around a woman named Joy.