born bad

by debbie tucker greene

U.S. Premiere - Obie Award, Best Direction - NY Times Critics Pick - Top 10 plays of 2010, NY Times

“Acted with fiery feeling by a superb cast, and directed with incisive clarity by Leah C. Gardiner, the play unfolds as a series of taut, brief scenes separated by blackouts and the occasional throb of music. …(In its sensitivity to the style and tone of individual texts, the directing and design at tiny Soho Rep regularly outclasses the work done on many of the city’s larger stages.)”
- New York Times

“Director Leah C. Gardiner's sculptural staging enhances Green's work at every turn…As the play gathers force, anticipation of the next stage picture provides important dramatic thrust. Gardiner elicits precisely etched performances from the superb six-person cast… Dealing trenchantly in universal truths, born bad is one of the most exhilarating evenings of theater in recent memory.”
- Backstage

SET Mimi Lien
LIGHTS Michael Chybowski
Paul Tazewell
Matt Sherwin