Richard Nelson and Jonathan Marc Sherman are among the scribes tapped for the 2010-11 season of the Public Lab, the Public Theater’s developmental program of new works that launched the Broadway trajectory of tuner “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.”
Mona Mansour, an alum of the Public’s emerging writers group, also has a play in the lineup, which launches next month with “That Hopey Changey Thing,” the latest by Nelson.
“Hopey Changey” (Oct. 26-Nov. 14), which takes place on Election Day in November, centers on a family gathering where talk turns to memories and politics. Nelson also directs the world preem.
Hal Brooks helms Mansour’s “Urge for Going” (March 25-April 17), another world preem, about a Palestinian teen growing up in the Lebanese refugee camp.
Season finishes with the New York bow of Sherman’s “Knickerbocker” (May 6-May 29), about a man confronting his impending fatherhood. Pippin Parker directs the Public Lab incarnation of the play, which had a run earlier this year at the Williamstown Theater Festival.