Breach Theatre’s It’s True It’s True It’s True – which won at The Stage Edinburgh Awards in 2018 – will be performed in New York as part of the Brits Off Broadway festival this year.
The festival is co-curated with the New Diorama Theatre, marking the first a British theatre has co-curated the festival.
Held in conjunction with New York’s 59E59 venue, the festival sees eight theatre companies present their work and has been running since 2008.
This year’s British line-up includes A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad), which will run from 14 April to 3 May. Written by Jon Brittain with music and lyrics by Matthew Floyd Jones, the story unfolds over 10 years in the life of Sally, who lives with depression.
Wild Swimming by FullRogue Theatre will follow this, performing from April 14 to May 10.
The Incident Room by Olivia Hirst and David Byrne will open on April 23, running to May 24. The play, which tells the true story of the police hunt for the Yorkshire ripper, premiered at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and is currently playing at the New Diorama Theatre.
Following this, the Original Theatre Company will revive Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art, and Breach Theatre will stage It’s True It’s True It’s True. The play was recently shown on the BBC, and will have a run at the Barbican before playing in New York.
New Diorama artistic director David Byrne said: “At New Diorama, we’re always looking to unlock new opportunities for our artists.
“The chance to co-curate Brits Off-Broadway with 59E59’s brilliant Val Day, and transfer some of our best NDT supported work to New York, has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience – and I can’t wait to share some of the best new, contemporary British theatre with Off-Broadway audiences.”
Brits Off Broadway begins on April 14 and runs to June 28 at 59E59.
Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) by Jon Brittan and Matthew Floyd Jones
April 14 to May 3
Wild Swimming by Marek Horn
April 14 to May 10
The Incident Room by Olivia Hirst
New Diorama Theatre
April 23 to May 24
It’s True It’s True It’s True by Billy Barrett and Ellice Stevens
May 6 to May 31
Ladykiller by Madeline Gould
May 12 to June 7
The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett
The Original Theatre Company
May 29 to June 28
Dinomania devised by Kandinsky theatre company
June 3 to 28
Orlando by Lucy Roslyn
June 10 to 28