Leslye Headland’s Layover Will Make World Premiere Off-B’way

first_img The Layover View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 18, 2016 Related Shows Leslye Headland and director Trip Cullman, who collaborated on Second Stage Uptown’s hit comedy Bachelorette, will return to Second Stage Theatre next summer with the world premiere of Layover. The play will be the final production of the 2015-16 mainstage season, with previews scheduled to begin on August 2 at off-Broadway’s Tony Kiser Theatre. The opening night date, casting and complete creative team will be announced later.Ever wonder who that stranger is sitting next to you? What is their story? What are they hiding? Shellie and Dex dare to answer these questions after their flight is delayed on a snowy Thanksgiving night. What they discover about themselves, and each other, sends both of their lives into upheaval. Layover asks the question: Can you ever really get to know somebody when you’re hiding so much yourself?Headland is a playwright, screenwriter, and director. She started her writing for the theater, with such plays as Bachelorette (Second Stage), Assistance (Playwrights Horizons), and the rest of the Seven Deadly Plays series (IAMA Theatre Company).  Several of these plays would later serve as the basis for her film and television projects. In 2010, Headland became a staff writer for FX’s television series Terriers; two years later, her play Assistance was acquired by NBC for television.  She made her feature directorial debut with another of her plays, Bachelorette, starring Kirsten Dunst and Rebel Wilson. Additional screen projects include About Last Night and Sleeping with Other People.Layover was commissioned by Second Stage as part of the Time Warner Commissioning Program.last_img

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