Public Studio

We are thrilled to announce that in its fourth year, PUBLIC STUDIO will present two new works from emerging writers Ricardo Pérez González and Hansol Jung:

ON THE GROUNDS OF BELONGING by Public Theater Emerging Writers Group alumnus Ricardo Pérez González, directed by David Mendizábal, is a shattering new take on an old-fashioned love story.

WILD GOOSE DREAMS by Hansol Jung, directed by Leigh Silverman, is a strikingly original play about two people, and two cultures, forced to choose between family and freedom.

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PUBLIC STUDIO was founded with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and The Time Warner Foundation. Continued support for Public Studio is provided by The Time Warner FoundationThe Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Development Fund at The Public Theater supports the creation and development of new plays.

PUBLIC STUDIO is a performance series dedicated exclusively to developing the work of emerging writers. In a laboratory environment, writers rehearse with actors and a director, incorporate bare-bones design elements, and open the process to an audience over a series of performances. 

More than a reading or workshop, but not a full production, this middle step affords early-career writers the important opportunity to deepen their experience of working collaboratively over an extended rehearsal period and to see their work staged in front of an audience. 

Previous Public Studio plays include Pretty Hunger by Patricia Ione Lloyd, Teenage Dick by Mike Lew, Ping Pong by Rogelio Martinez, Fidelis by Christina Gorman, Manahatta by Mary Kathryn Nagle, and The Urban Retreat by A. Zell Williams.