Commissioned works from the Hermitage Major Theater Award will be presented by Off-Broadway's MCC Theater with a set of industry presentations planned for November 17 and 20.
Up first will be Madeleine George's The Sore Loser, presented November 17 at 4 PM. The comedy will feature a cast including Adam Chanler-Berat, Lynda Gravatt, Allison Guinn, Greg Hildreth, James Jackson Jr., Matthew Maher, T Mitsock, Shannon Tyo, and Joel Van Liew.
Shariffa Ali's Hero is getting an in-process presentation November 20 at 4 PM. The work is a newly devised piece.
George and Ali are the first and second (respectively) winners of the Hermitage Major Theater Award, which comes with a $35,000 commission to create an original work. The award also includes residency at the Hermitage's Florida campus and a NYC workshop for the piece.
Both presentations will have invite-only audiences.