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Fairview (play)

Written byJackie Sibblies Drury
Date premieredJune 17, 2018 (2018-06-17)
Place premieredSoho Repertory Theatre
Original languageEnglish

Fairview is a 2018 play written by Jackie Sibblies Drury. The play was co-commissioned by Berkeley Rep and Soho Repertory Theatre.[1]

The play premiered Off-Broadway at Soho Repertory Theatre, running from June 17, 2018 through August 12, 2018.[2] The play was produced at Berkeley Rep, Berkeley, California in October and November 2018, again directed by Sarah Benson (the Artistic Director of Soho Rep) and choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly.[1]

The play is produced at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, Brooklyn, New York by Theatre for a New Audience starting on June 2, 2019, directed by Sarah Benson and choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly.[3][4] The play's run has been extended from June 30 to July 28.[5]

The play was produced in London at the Young Vic from November 28 2019 to January 18 2020. The production was directed by Nadia Latif.[6][5]

Awards and honors

In April 2019, Fairview won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Pulitzer committee called the play "a hard-hitting drama that examines race in a highly conceptual, layered structure, ultimately bringing audiences into the actors' community to face deep-seated prejudices."[7]

The play was nominated for the 2019 Drama Desk Awards: Outstanding Play; Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Charles Browning), Outstanding Director of a Play (Sarah Benson), Outstanding Set Design of a Play (Mimi Lien), Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play (Amith Chandrashaker) and Outstanding Sound Design in a Play (Mikaal Sulaiman).[8][9]


  1. ^ a b McNulty, Charles. "Review: Playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury daringly deconstructs the theater of black identity in 'Fairview' at Berkeley Rep" Los Angeles Times, October 15, 2018
  2. ^ Clement, Olivia (July 6, 2019). "Jackie Sibblies Drury's Acclaimed Fairview Extends Again at Soho Rep". Playbill. Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  3. ^ Clement, Olivia (February 4, 2019). "Fairview to Return Off-Broadway". Playbill. Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  4. ^ "Fairview". Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Clement, Olivia. "Encore Off-Broadway Run of 'Fairview' Extends at TFANA" Playbill, May 16, 2019
  6. ^ Clement, Olivia. "Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning 'Fairview' Begins Off-Broadway" Playbill, June 2, 2019
  7. ^ "Jackie Sibblies Drury's 'Fairview' Wins 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  8. ^ McPhee, Ryan (April 25, 2019). "Nominations for the 2019 Drama Desk Awards Announced; 'Oklahoma!', 'Tootsie', 'Rags Parkland' Lead the Pack". Playbill.
  9. ^ Fierberg, Ruthie (June 2, 2019). "Tootsie, Hadestown, and The Ferryman Lead 2019 Drama Desk Award Winners". Playbill.