News & Updates.
Your 22/23 PROGRAMMING.
The renowned theater company Elevator Repair Service returns to The Public with BALDWIN AND BUCKLEY AT CAMBRIDGE, a profoundly relevant presentation of the legendary debate between virtuosic writer James Baldwin and father of American conservatism William F. Buckley, Jr.
Lorraine Hansberry’s A RAISIN IN THE SUN comes to Astor Place this fall in Hansberry's Public Theater debut. Directed by Tony Award nominee Robert O’Hara, this fresh look at a classic proves to be as provocative and powerful today as it was in 1959.
In this intimate and exhilarating solo piece, Madeline Sayet echoes a journey to England braved by Native ancestors in the 1700s following betrayals of treaties — and forces us to consider what it means to belong in an increasingly globalized world.
On March 13, 2020, as theaters shut their doors and so many of us went into lockdown, celebrated playwright Suzan-Lori Parks picked up her pen and set out to write a play every day.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and The Public’s Writer-in-Residence, Suzan-Lori Parks, returns with a new musical adaptation of THE HARDER THEY COME.
Ryan J. Haddad’s newest autobiographical play is a series of unforgiving vignettes about the strangers he encounters while navigating a city (and a world) not built for his walker and cerebral palsy.
Playwright Erika Dickerson-Despenza returns to The Public with a stunning live production of SHADOW/LAND. Magalee is faced with a question of legacy when her daughter, Ruth, coaxes her to sell their Black, family-owned business amid the ongoing devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
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Pictured Above: Logo, THE HARDER THEY COME in bold black text over a orange starbusrt and white background.