The 2022/23 Kirk Douglas Theatre season will begin with the L.A. Writers’ Workshop Festival, including a variety of stories from women playwrights ranging from female magicians, the exploration of American singer/songwriter and activist Nina Simone, the kinship of teachers, trademarking African culture, as well as Cherokee circular storytelling, to name a few. Next, 2022 Pulitzer Finalist Kristina Wong will return to the Douglas stage from February 12 to March 12, 2023, in a co-production with East West Players in Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord. Emmy® Award winner Debbie Allen will make her Center Theatre Group directorial debut with Will Power’s Fetch Clay, Make Man, produced in association with SpringHill from June 4 to July 2, 2023. Rounding out the 2022/23 Season is the West Coast premiere of Alexis Scheer’s Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, from August 20 to September 17, 2023. 

 “The Kirk Douglas Theatre presents bold, authentic, and engaging works and this season our Artistic Team has created a thrilling lineup of innovative artists making work that breaks boundaries and unites people through the power of their storytelling,” said Center Theatre Group Managing Director/CEO Meghan Pressman. “These three vibrant productions, paired with works from the outstanding playwrights in our L.A. Writers’ Workshop Festival, centers human connection and celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of Los Angeles.”  “We believe that theatre creates the energy that feeds a city, a culture, and a society. This season’s programming at the Douglas focuses on using the art of theatre to broaden horizons and illuminate new perspectives,” the five Associate Artistic Directors stated.  “We are grateful to our theatre community for challenging and engaging with us as we set out to honor the commitments to our global majority community. This season, we have also intentionally partnered with like-minded organizations on each production, as we believe that collaboration is vital to our L.A. theatre ecology.”

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