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Roundabout Underground

Roundabout Underground® fosters new works by emerging theatre artists. It allows Roundabout to take artistic risks that are not viable on its larger stages, whether giving a debut production to an emerging writer or allowing an experienced director to go back to his or her creative roots.

In addition to receiving an opportunity to debut their works as full-scale productions, up-and-coming playwrights receive the significant artistic and financial support of the country's largest not-for-profit theatre and a nurturing environment in which to debut their work.

Roundabout Underground productions are produced in Roundabout's Black Box Theatre located within the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Note: Roundabout Underground productions cannot be purchased as part of a season package.

Major support for the Roundabout Underground is generously provided by Jodi Glucksman. 

 

 

NEW PLAY INITIATIVE

Click here to learn more about Roundabout's commitment to supporting and developing the creation of new works through our New Play Initiative.
 
Upcoming Underground Productions

Roundabout Underground hosts the premiere of 2016 Yale School of Drama graduate Jiréh Breon Holder’s award-winning work. Tennessee-born Holder takes us back to Nashville in the summer of 1961. The Freedom Riders are embarking on a courageous journey into the Deep South. When 20-year-old Bowzie Brandon gives up a life-changing college scholarship to join the movement, he’ll have to convince his loved ones—and himself—that shaping his country’s future might be worth jeopardizing his own. Don’t miss this brave new play about the personal costs of public crusades. Learn more
 

Bobbie killed Casey in the middle of a cornfield in Milton, Nebraska. Two years later, Milton’s residents are ready to tell you their side(s) of the story. This comedy-about-a-tragedy pushes the boundaries of our Black Box Theatre, with a sprawling cast of eccentric characters and an ambitious narrative that pulls back the husk of rural life. Written by Nebraskan Alex Lubischer, a second-year candidate in the Playwriting Program at Yale School of Drama and the newest playwright discovered by Roundabout Underground. Learn more
 
 

Roundabout Underground PRODUCTION HISTORY

On the Exhale, by Martín Zimmerman, 2017
Kingdom Come, by Jenny Rachel Weiner, 2016
Ugly Lies the Bone, by Lindsey Ferrentino, 2015
Little Children Dream of God, by Jeff Augustin, 2015 
Too Much, Too Much, Too Many, by Meghan Kennedy, 2013 
Bad Jews, by Joshua Harmon, 2012
Suicide, Incorporated, by Andrew Hinderaker, 2011
The Dream of the Burning Boy, by David West Read, 2011
Tigers Be Still, by Kim Rosenstock, 2010
Ordinary Days, by Adam Gwon, 2009

The Language of Trees, by Steven Levenson, 2008
Speech & Debate, by Stephen Karam, 2007

Pictured above: James Rebhorn and Rebecca Henderson in Too Much, Too Much, Too Many. Photo by Joan Marcus.