Photos: Maya Werner
The creative team of MCC Theater’s World Premiere production of Relevance was celebrated last night at the Lucille Lortel Theater with members of the press and included Tony Award nominated director Liesl Tommy (Eclipsed) and playwright JC Lee (“How To Get Away With Murder,” “Looking”); the cast including Tony Award winner Jayne Houdyshell, Tony Award nominee Pascale Armand, Molly Camp, Emmy Award nominee Richard Masur; as well as MCC Theater’s Artistic Directors Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, & William Cantler and Executive Director Blake West.
Guests included: Stephanie J. Block, Brandon Victor Dixon, Geneva Carr, Jennifer Mudge, Jocelyn Bioh, Leigh Silverman, Zainab Jah, Walter Bobbie, Austin Smith, Will Davis, Paige Gilbert, Nike Kadri, Abena Mensah-Bonsu, Mirirai Sithole, Jessie Nelson, and more!
Relevance officially opens on February 25.
In Relevance, Theresa Hanneck is a celebrated author and veteran feminist warrior; Msemaji Ukweli is a promising young writer who is quickly becoming the leading cultural critic on race, class, and gender for a new generation. When a heated exchange between the two women goes viral, Theresa finds herself ill-equipped to manage her message in the social media era-especially against a rival whose time may have come. A collision of ideals within the feminist movement propels this riveting drama from breathless start to surprising finish.
Maya Werner – on the scene for Theater Pizzazz.