Playwright Will Eno, part of the Residency Five programme supported by the Genesis Foundation, has his new play Wakey, Wakey premiered at Signature Theatre from Tuesday 7 February 2017.
Signature Theatre launched its innovative Residency Five programme in 2012, guaranteeing a group of playwrights three new productions over the course of a five-year residency. The Genesis Foundation’s two-year grant has supported these playwrights over two seasons enabling them to build a body of work.
Written and directed by Will Eno, Wakey, Wakey challenges the notion of what really matters and recognizes the importance of life’s simple pleasures with humorous, emotional and thought-provoking questions. Michael Emerson, well-known for his TV and film work in the US and January Lavoy star in the play, alongside an impressive creative team including Tony Award winning set designer Christine Jones, costume designer Michael Krass and lighting designer David Lander.
This marks Will Eno’s fourth year as a Residency Five playwright and his third original play at Signature Theatre, since he was awarded this residency in 2012. Title and Deed, Eno’s first play premiered at Signature Theatre in 2012, and was on The New York Times and The New Yorker’s Top Ten Plays of 2012. After the premiere of his next play, The Open House, he won the 2014 Obie Award, the Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, and a Drama Desk Award, and was included in both the Time Out New York and Time Magazine Top 10 Plays of the Year.
Wakey, Wakey will run from Tuesday 7 February through to Sunday 19 March 2017 in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre.
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