“ Washburn has a good ear for ripped-from-the-op-ed-page outrage.” –  Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker   
“The radio play features compelling deliveries of the figures, their attitudes, and the playwright’s descriptive, articulate, and often elevated poetic language by the excellent cast.” – Deb Miller, DC METRO

Now available! SHIPWRECK is the new collaboration between playwrightAnne Washburn and Public Theater Associate Artistic Director, Saheem Ali. You can find the audio play at publictheater.org or wherever you get your podcasts.

New York Premiere Audio Play
By Anne Washburn 
Directed by Saheem Ali
In a co-production with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

This fall, as the election draws near, tune in to a searing and searching new audio drama from acclaimed playwright Anne Washburn about America’s present-day divisions, seen through the eyes of the very recent past. SHIPWRECK centers on a group of liberal friends gathered at an upstate farmhouse on a day of crystalline beauty. While the weather outside grows increasingly apocalyptic and the conversation within grows precariously honest, the group discovers that in turbulent times, every dinner invitation comes at a cost. Slated to be a stage production in The Public’s 2020 season, SHIPWRECK has been re-worked specifically for an audience listening from home or headphones. Saheem Ali directs this harrowing and hilarious masterpiece about race, religion, family and the nightmarish fallout of the American experiment.

Listen now.

The complete cast of SHIPWRECK features:

SHIPWRECK will be made available with Closed Captions. For additional information or if you have questions, need assistance, or an accommodation not mentioned above, please contact us at accessibility@publictheater.org.

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Additional Digital Season support provided by The Harold & Mimi Steinberg New Play Development Fund, The Shubert Foundation, The Tow Foundation, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, and David Rockefeller Foundation.