Tectonic Theater's Here There Are Blueberries Begins Performances at New York Theatre Workshop April 17 | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Tectonic Theater's Here There Are Blueberries Begins Performances at New York Theatre Workshop April 17

The co-production is directed by Moisés Kaufman.

Cast of Here There Are Blueberries Rich Soublet II

Here There Are Blueberries begins performances Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop April 17. The co-production with the Tectonic Theater Project is directed by the play's conceiver and co-writer Moisés Kaufman. Performances will run through June 16, with an official opening night set for May 13. 

Depicting the human realities of the Holocaust from an unexpected vantage point, the play explores an album of never-before-seen World War II-era photographs found on the desk of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum archivist Rebecca Erbelding, and the shocking story of true events behind them intersecting with the Holocaust and the lives of Nazi descendants.

The cast includes Scott Barrow, Nemuna Ceesay, Tony Award nominee Kathleen Chalfant, Noah Keyishian, Jonathan Raviv, Erika Rose, Anna Shafer, Elizabeth Stahlmann, Charlie Thurston, and Grant Varjas.

Conceived and directed by Kaufman, Here There Are Blueberries is co-authored by Kaufman and Amanda Gronich, and devised with Scott Barrow, Amy Marie Seidel, Frances Uku, Grant James Varjas, and members of Tectonic Theatre Project.

The New York Theatre Workshop production features scenic design by Tony Award winner Derek McLane (Purlie Victorious), costume design by Tony Award nominee Dede Ayite (A Soldier’s Play), lighting design by Tony Award nominee David Lander (Torch Song), sound design by Bobby McElver, and projection design by David Bengali (Water for Elephants). Ann James (How to Defend Yourself) serves as intimacy coordinator and sensitivity specialist, with Amy Marie Seidel as dramaturg. Jacob Russell is the production stage manager. Casting is by Stephanie Yankwitt of TBD Casting. Tectonic Theater Project is co-producing Here There Are Blueberries in partnership with Brian and Dayna Lee.

The Tectonic Theater Project and NYTW are also partnering with the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) as the production's content and conversation partner to curate a series of post-show discussions and engagement events for the play. These discussions will be held following performances April 25, May 1, May 7, May 16, May 23, and May 29.

For tickets and more information, visit here.

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