Primary Stages

Primary Stages is an Off-Broadway not-for-profit theater company dedicated to inspiring, supporting, and sharing the art of playwriting. We operate on the strongly held belief that the future of American theater relies on nurturing playwrights and giving them the artistic support needed to create new work. Since our founding in 1984, we have produced more than 130 new plays, including In Transit by James Allen-Ford, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Russ Kaplan, and Sara Wordsworth (on Broadway last season); Horton Foote’s The Roads to Home, The Day Emily Married, Harrison, TX, and Dividing the Estate (two 2009 Tony Award nominations); David Ives’ All in the Timing (original 1993 production and 2013 revival) and Lives of the Saints; Donald Margulies’ The Model Apartment (1995 premiere and 2013 revival); Billy Porter’s While I Yet Live; Deborah Zoe Laufer’s Informed Consent; Charles Busch’s The Tribute Artist and Olive and the Bitter Herbs; Ike Holter’s Exit Strategy; A.R. Gurney’s Black Tie; Daisy Foote’s When They Speak of Rita and Him; Theresa Rebeck’s Poor Behavior; Tanya Barfield’s The Call; Brooke Berman’s Hunting and Gathering; Terrence McNally’s Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams and The Stendhal Syndrome; Dan O’Brien’s The Body of an American; Danai Gurira and Nikkole Salter’s In the Continuum (which went on to tour the U.S., Africa, and Scotland); and Conor McPherson’s St. Nicholas (which marked the playwright’s U.S. debut).

Our productions and artists have received critical acclaim, including numerous Tony, Obie, Lortel, Off-Broadway Alliance, AUDELCO, Outer Critics’ Circle, Drama League, and Drama Desk awards and nominations. Primary Stages supports playwrights and develops new works through commissions, workshops, readings, and our education, access, and training programs: The Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group, the Marvin and Anne Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA), the Fordham/Primary Stages MFA in Playwriting, Teenwrights, the Free Student Matinee Program, the Internship Program, TixTeen, PS35, and the newly launched Primary Stages Off-Broadway Oral History Project. Through these programs, Primary Stages advocates for our artists, helping them make important—and often transformative—connections within the theater community. (Biography dated 02/09/2018 )
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Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Feeding the Dragon Cherry Lane Theatre 04/02/2018 Producer
2 A Walk With Mr. Heifetz Cherry Lane Theatre 02/20/2018 Producer
3 Pride and Prejudice Cherry Lane Theatre 11/19/2017 Producer
4 The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord Cherry Lane Theatre 10/01/2017 Producer
5 Daniel's Husband Cherry Lane Theatre 04/04/2017 Producer
6 Fade Cherry Lane Theatre 02/08/2017 Producer
7 The Roads to Home Cherry Lane Theatre 10/05/2016 Producer
8 Exit Strategy Cherry Lane Theatre 03/30/2016 Producer
9 The Body of an American Cherry Lane Theatre 02/23/2016 Producer
10 Perfect Arrangement The Duke on 42nd Street 10/15/2015 Producer
11 Informed Consent The Duke on 42nd Street 08/18/2015 Producer
12 While I Yet Live The Duke on 42nd Street 10/12/2014 Producer
13 Poor Behavior The Duke on 42nd Street 08/17/2014 Producer
14 The Tribute Artist 59E59 Theater A 02/09/2014 Producer
15 The Model Apartment 59E59 Theater A 10/15/2013 Producer
16 Bronx Bombers The Duke on 42nd Street 10/08/2013 Producer
17 Harbor 59E59 Theater A 08/06/2013 Producer
18 The Call Peter Jay Sharp Theater (at Playwrights Horizons) 04/14/2013 Producer
19 All in the Timing 59E59 Theater A 02/12/2013 Producer
20 Him 59E59 Theater A 10/09/2012 Producer
21 Harrison, TX: Three Plays by Horton Foote 59E59 Theater A 08/14/2012 Producer
22 The Morini Strad 59E59 Theater A 04/03/2012 Producer
23 Rx 59E59 Theater A 02/07/2012 Producer
24 Motherhood Out Loud 59E59 Theater A 10/04/2011 Producer
25 Olive and the Bitter Herbs 59E59 Theater A 08/16/2011 Producer
26 Black Tie 59E59 Theater A 02/08/2011 Producer
27 In Transit 59E59 Theater A 10/05/2010 Producer
28 Secrets of the Trade 59E59 Theater A 08/10/2010 Producer
29 Happy Now? 59E59 Theater A 02/09/2010 Producer
30 Love Child New World Stages Stage V 10/31/2009 Produced in Association
31 The Night Watcher 59E59 Theater A 10/06/2009 Producer
32 A Lifetime Burning 59E59 Theater A 08/11/2009 Producer
33 Chasing Manet 59E59 Theater A 04/09/2009 Producer
34 Shipwrecked! An Entertainment - The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told By Himself) 59E59 Theater A 02/08/2009 Producer
35 Love Child 59E59 Theater A 10/26/2008 Producer
36 A Body of Water 59E59 Theater A 10/14/2008 Producer
37 Buffalo Gal 59E59 Theater A 08/05/2008 Producer
38 Something You Did 59E59 Theater A 04/01/2008 Producer
39 Hunting and Gathering 59E59 Theater A 02/03/2008 Producer
40 Dividing the Estate 59E59 Theater A 09/27/2007 Producer
41 Opus 59E59 Theater A 08/07/2007 Producer
42 Exits and Entrances 59E59 Theater A 04/04/2007 Producer
43 Adrift in Macao 59E59 Theater A 02/13/2007 Producer
44 Southern Comforts 59E59 Theater A 10/18/2006 Producer
45 Indian Blood 59E59 Theater A 08/09/2006 Producer
46 A Safe Harbor for Elizabeth Bishop 59E59 Theater A 03/30/2006 Producer
47 The Right Kind of People 59E59 Theater A 02/09/2006 Producer
48 In the Continuum 59E59 Theater A 10/02/2005 Producer
49 Dedication or The Stuff of Dreams 59E59 Theater A 08/18/2005 Producer
50 Going to St. Ives 59E59 Theater A 03/29/2005 Producer
51 Sabina 59E59 Theater A 02/02/2005 Producer
52 String of Pearls 59E59 Theater A 09/28/2004 Producer
53 The Day Emily Married 59E59 Theater A 08/03/2004 Producer
54 Boy Primary Stages 05/18/2004 Producer
55 The Stendhal Syndrome 59E59 Theater A 02/16/2004 Producer
56 The Fourth Wall Primary Stages 11/13/2002 Producer
57 One Shot, One Kill Primary Stages 05/20/2002 Producer
58 No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs Primary Stages 03/21/2001 Producer
59 When They Speak of Rita Primary Stages 05/17/2000 Producer
60 An Empty Plate in the Cafe du Grand Boeuf Primary Stages 03/08/2000 Producer
61 Barefoot Boy with Shoes On Primary Stages 10/20/1999 Producer
62 This Lime Tree Bower Primary Stages 05/05/1999 Producer
63 Lips Primary Stages 04/14/1999 Producer
64 The Turn of the Screw Primary Stages 03/10/1999 Producer
65 High Life Primary Stages 01/03/1999 Producer
66 The Old Settler Primary Stages 10/07/1998 Producer
67 Nasty Little Secrets Primary Stages 05/20/1998 Producer
68 St. Nicholas Primary Stages 03/17/1998 Producer
69 Scotland Road Primary Stages 01/27/1998 Producer
70 Brutality of Fact Primary Stages 11/05/1997 Producer
71 Mere Mortals and Others Primary Stages 05/06/1997 Producer
72 Hate Mail Primary Stages 04/02/1997 Producer
73 Not Waving Primary Stages 03/05/1997 Producer
74 Second-Hand Smoke Primary Stages 01/16/1997 Producer
75 Nightmare Alley Primary Stages 11/16/1996 Producer
76 Missing/Kissing: Missing Marisa/Kissing Christine Primary Stages 10/17/1996 Producer
77 Ancient History/English Made Simple Primary Stages 05/08/1996 Producer
78 Sabina Primary Stages 03/06/1996 Producer
79 The Preservation Society Primary Stages 01/10/1996 Producer
80 The Model Apartment Primary Stages 10/11/1995 Producer
81 2: Goering at Nuremberg Primary Stages 05/10/1995 Producer
82 Don Juan in Chicago Primary Stages 03/03/1995 Producer
83 I Sent a Letter to My Love Primary Stages 01/18/1995 Producer
84 You Should Be So Lucky Westside Theatre (Upstairs) 12/08/1994 Producer
85 Final Curtain Primary Stages 09/11/1994 Producer
86 The Hyacinth Macaw Primary Stages 05/14/1994 Producer
87 Crackdancing Primary Stages 04/06/1994 Producer
88 All in the Timing Primary Stages 11/24/1993 Producer
89 Breaking Up Primary Stages 09/29/1993 Producer
90 A Normal Guy Primary Stages 05/09/1993 Producer
91 Washington Square Moves Primary Stages 04/29/1993 Producer
92 Bargains Primary Stages 02/04/1993 Producer
93 The Dolphin Position Primary Stages 10/01/1992 Producer
94 A Murder of Crows Primary Stages 04/26/1992 Producer
95 Making Book Primary Stages 02/04/1992 Producer
96 Joy Solution Primary Stages 11/24/1991 Producer
97 Better Days Primary Stages 01/17/1991 Producer
98 Lusting After Pipino's Wife Primary Stages 09/06/1990 Producer
99 Swim Visit Primary Stages 06/08/1990 Producer
100 Bovver Boys Primary Stages 02/16/1990 Producer
101 Black Market Primary Stages 11/21/1989 Producer
102 Hollywood Scheherazade Primary Stages 09/15/1989 Producer
103 Algerian Romance Primary Stages 02/09/1989 Producer
Award Production Function
1 NOMINATED 2018 Off Broadway Alliance Award, Best Unique Theatrical Experience Pride and Prejudice Producer
2 NOMINATED 2013 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Revival All in the Timing Producer
3 NOMINATED 2011 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Musical In Transit Producer
4 NOMINATED 2010 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Play Happy Now? Producer
5 NOMINATED 2009 Drama League Award, Outstanding Production of a Play Shipwrecked! An Entertainment - The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told By Himself) Producer
6 NOMINATED 2009 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play Shipwrecked! An Entertainment - The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told By Himself) Producer
7 NOMINATED 2008 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Play Opus Producer
8 NOMINATED 2008 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Revival Dividing the Estate Producer
9 WON 2008 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Body of Work    
10 NOMINATED 2008 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Play Dividing the Estate Producer
11 WON 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play Dividing the Estate Producer
12 NOMINATED 2007 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Play Indian Blood Producer
13 NOMINATED 2005 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Play Going to St. Ives Producer