Sanaz Toossi’s English wraps up its Off-Broadway run at the Atlantic Theater Company on March 20

Tala Ashe, Marjan Neshat and Hadi Tabbal direct the world premiere.

The world premiere of Sanaz Toossi English wraps up its Off-Broadway tour at the Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater on March 20. Production began previews on February 5 and opened on February 22. Read reviews of the world premiere here.

Featured in the cast are Tala Ashe (The CW’s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow)Ava Lalezarzadeh, Pooya Mohseni (Hotel Chonburi and the Butterfly Club), Marjan Neshat (NYSF Julius Caesar), and Hadi Tabbal.

Knud Adams directs the play, about a group of adults in Iran preparing for the TOEFL (test of English as a foreign language) in an “English only” classroom. The work won the Toossi Williamstown Theater Festival’s 2020 L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award, which came with a $20,000 prize and the option of publication through Concord Theatricals’ French imprint Samuel. The production of Atlantic, which is co-produced with the Roundabout Theater Company, is the work’s world premiere.

The creative team also includes set designer Marsha Ginsberg, costume designer Enver Chakartash, lighting designer Reza Behjat and sound designer Sinan Refik Zafar. Alex H. Hajjar is production manager and Gracie Carleton is assistant manager. The casting is provided by Stephen Kopel.

The Atlantic Theater Company’s 2021-2022 season will end with the musical’s world premiere Bedwetting, written by Joshua Harmon, Sarah Silverman and Adam Schlesinger. Production begins at the Linda Gross Theater on April 30.


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