we, the invisibles

Sponsored by:
  • The Humana Foundation

by Susan Soon He Stanton
directed by Dámaso Rodríguez

March 23 – April 8, 2018
in the Victor Jory Theatre

Stirred by a controversial case in which a West African maid’s accusation against a powerful man is dismissed, Susan, a playwright working a survival job at a luxury hotel, starts interviewing fellow employees from around the world. She feels compelled to give voice to other hotel workers’ rarely heard stories—but as her investigation deepens, this documentary project becomes an unexpectedly personal journey. Funny, poignant, and brutally honest, we, the invisibles explores the complicated relationship between the movers and shakers and the people who change their sheets.

About the Playwright

Susan Soon He Stanton’s plays include Today Is My Birthday (Page 73), Takarazuka!!! (Clubbed Thumb and East West Players), Cygnus (WP Theater Lab), Solstice Party! (Live Source Theatre Group), and The Things Are Against Us (Washington Ensemble Theatre). She is a two-time Sundance Theatre Lab Resident Playwright, and she was recently awarded the inaugural Venturous Playwright Fellowship at The Lark, as well as the Leah Ryan Prize. Her work has been included on The Kilroys List from 2015-2017, and she is currently under commission at Yale Repertory Theatre, South Coast Repertory and Ensemble Studio Theatre. Writing groups past and present include Page 73’s Interstate 73, The Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group, and the Soho Rep. Writer/Director Lab, among others. She writes for Succession (HBO). She received an M.F.A. in playwriting from Yale School of Drama and a B.F.A. from New York University.

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