Mark Taper Forum 2022/23 Season
Join us for our historic and groundbreaking 2022/23 Season at the Mark Taper Forum. This season features an incredible lineup of all woman-identifying, transgender, or non-binary playwrights, veteran artists and new voices alike, including Emmy® award winner Jane Wagner, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, and the award-winning team behind A Transparent Musical. Playwright and scholar Anna Deavere Smith will return to the Taper with her groundbreaking play, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 in a reimagined production, and Larissa FastHorse will be the first Native American playwright to write for the Taper stage with her World premiere of Fake It Until You Make It. As we continue to welcome back our audience—from first-time ticket buyers to long-time subscribers—we invite you to experience timeless plays, cutting-edge premieres, and provocative and lively stories that uplift artists and inspire and challenge our community.
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About the Season
Cecily Strong in
By Jane Wagner
Directed by Leigh Silverman
Presented in Association with The Shed
September 21–October 23, 2022
Weaving together the seemingly disparate tales of a punk-rock rebel, wealthy Californian socialites, feminist reactionaries, and a woman who roams the streets in search of aliens, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, is a hilarious and timeless play about what makes us human. Emmy-nominated Saturday Night Live cast member Cecily Strong stars in this one-woman show originally written for Lily Tomlin.
By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Kate Whoriskey
A co-production with Goodman Theatre
November 15–December 18, 2022
In this electric, Tony award®-nominated Best New Play from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Sweat), the West Coast premiere of Clyde’s serves up the story of ordinary characters with big dreams. The formerly incarcerated staff of Clyde’s truck stop diner are in pursuit of the perfect sandwich under the pressure of their owner’s fiery rule in this deeply felt, quirky, and urgent new play.
Conceived, Written and Revised by
Anna Deavere Smith
March 8–April 9, 2023
Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 returns home to the Mark Taper Forum to be reimagined with an ensemble cast for a new generation of audiences. A powerful piece of living record and one of the most important works in the history of the Taper, Twilight... is a stunning and seminal play that explores the devastating human impact of the five days of uprising following the Rodney King verdict. Originally commissioned and produced at the Mark Taper Forum, this 30th Anniversary Production is set to captivate our city once again.
Based on the Amazon series “Transparent”
Book by Joey Soloway and MJ Kaufman
Music and Lyrics by Faith Soloway
Choreography by James Alsop
Directed by Tina Landau
May 20–June 25, 2023
The uplifting new musical comedy tells the story of the Pfefferman family, whose patriarch is finally allowing their true selves to emerge as Maura, the transgender matriarch she always knew she was. Maura’s ex-wife is left questioning a lifetime of partnership, her oldest daughter unravels her own perfect life, her son runs the other way, and her youngest child begins to discover who they really are. Based on the hit Amazon Prime original TV show by Joey Soloway.
By Larissa FastHorse
August 2–September 3, 2023
A bold World premiere comedy from Larissa FastHorse about being whoever you want to be, even when it’s not who you are. This critically acclaimed Native writer focuses her keen sense of satire to examine Native American perspectives on contemporary life. Her new work shines a hilarious light on ‘shifters’ who exist in a world of self-determined identity. This thought-provoking comic play asks what happens when you don’t believe you are the race you want to be?
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