Candis C. Jones, Arya Shahi, and More Join Chautauqua Theater Company's 2024 Season | Playbill

Regional News Candis C. Jones, Arya Shahi, and More Join Chautauqua Theater Company's 2024 Season

The New York company has revealed creative teams for their upcoming summer season.

Candis C. Jones

New York's Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC) has announced the lineup and creative teams for its upcoming season, which coincides with the 150th anniversary of the Chautauqau Institution.

Directed by Arya Shahi, Noah Haidle’s Birthday Candles will open the season, with previews beginning July 5 before a July 9 opening night. The production will run through July 21. The creative team will include scenic designer Brittany Vasta, costume designer Afsaneh Aayani, lighting designer Anshuman Bhatia, sound designer Ben Truppin-Brown, with original compositions by Jane Lui.

Second will be Lynn Nottage’s Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine, which will be directed by Candis C. Jones. Previews will begin July 27, with its opening set for July 30. The production will run through August 4, and feature Brittany Vasta’s scenic design, Azalea Fairley’s costume design, Anshuman Bhatia’s lighting design, and DJ Potts’s sound design.

Lastly, the world premiere of Kate Hamill’s The Light and The Dark (the life and times of Artemisia Gentileschi) will close the season under the direction of CTC’s own producing artistic director, Jade King Carroll. Previews wil begin on August 10, with the opening set for August 1. The production will run through August 23, and feature scenic design by Brittany Vasta, costume design by Jen Caprio, lighting design by Anshuman Bhatia, sound design by Fan Zhang, and projection design by S Katy Tucker. Hamill’s longtime collaborator, Kristin Leahey, will also join the team as dramaturg.

"I am thrilled to invite such an incredible group of brilliant artists to Chautauqua this summer, including many who specialize in new work,” shares Producing Artistic Director Jade King Carroll in a statement. “The plays we are producing and the caliber of talent we have this season will surely create an unforgettable experience. I can’t wait to share what all of these amazing creative teams are cooking up."

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