In the offices of a hip New York magazine, where the banter is more poisonous than the pens, a group of twentysomething editorial assistants scrap it out for their bosses’ jobs – and a book deal before they’re thirty.
In a culture powered by status and Starbucks, a regular work day suddenly turns into anything but, and these aspiring journalists are presented with a career-defining shot at the best-seller list.
In this razor-sharp dark comedy that set both New York and London abuzz, award-winning playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins skewers ambition, office warfare and the cutthroat opportunistic culture of the modern workplace.
Directed by 2018 Sydney Theatre Award-winning director Alex Berlage (Hayes Theatre Company’s Cry Baby), Gloria will star Justin Amankwah (The Flick), Annabel Harte (QTC’s Blackrock), Reza Momenzada (Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s The Sound of Waiting), Michelle Ny (Belvoir’s The Wolves), Georgina Symes (The Catherine McGregor Story at STC) and Rowan Witt (The Book of Mormon).
Gloria was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, adding to Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ long list of honours including the MacArthur Fellowship, Benjamin Danks Award from the American Academy of Arts, and the Steinberg Playwriting Award.
His other plays include Appropriate and An Octoroon (both Obie Award-winners for Best New American Play). He is a graduate of Princeton University, New York University and The Juilliard School. He worked in the fiction department at The New Yorker magazine for almost three years.
“A whip-smart satire. Sharp-toothed comic drama with lots to say.” – New York Times
Director: Alex Berlage Featuring: Justin Amankwah, Annabel Harte, Reza Momenzada, Michelle Ny, Georgina Symes, Rowan Witt Assistant Director: Mikala Westall Set Designer: Jeremy Allen Design Associate: Veronique Benett Lighting Designer: Alex Berlage Sound Composition & Design: Ben Pierpoint Dialect Coach: Amanda Stephens Lee SFX Coordinator: Alexi Creecy Production Manager: Katherine Shearer Stage Managers: Ellen Castles, Bronte Schuftan Producer: Jeremy Waters
Reginald Theatre – Seymour Centre, Corner City Road and Cleveland Street, Chippendale
Season: 8 – 22 June 2019
Information and Bookings: www.seymourcentre.com
Image: Outhouse Theatre Co presents Gloria – photo by Marnya Rothe