The Shed presents a newly commissioned production of The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, freshly revisited by playwright Jane Wagner.  Tony nominated director Leigh Silverman (Lifespan of a Fact, Violet) will stage the iconic play starring Cecily Strong (Saturday Night LiveSchmigadoon!) in her theatrical debut.  James Alsop (“Girls 5 Eva”) will choreograph. 

Performances begin on December 21, 2021 and opening night is January 11, 2022 at the Shed’s intimate 500-seat Griffin Theater (545 West 30th Street).

This award winning, timely one-woman play The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe explores American society, art, power, and the feminist movement through a comedic and quick-witted investigation.

The creative team includes Christine Jones and Mary Hamrick (Co-Set Design), Anita Yavich (Costume Design), Stacey Derosier (Lighting Design), Elisheba Ittoop (Sound Designer/Composer), Justin Scribner (Production Stage Manager).  Lily Tomlin, who originated the role, serves as executive producer with Wagner.