New York Theatre Workshop
New York Theatre Workshop 2019 Residency

Look Upon Our Lowliness

August 10, 2019

This event occurred as part of the 19/20 Theater Department season. This is an archived view.

The touching, unexpectedly funny story of seven men who, in the wake of a tragic loss, choose to embrace life

New York Theatre Workshop

By Harrison David Rivers
Directed by David Mendizábal

When a young gay man is found dead in his New York apartment, his best friends are left wondering why. Part meditation and part celebration, Look Upon Our Lowliness is the story of a group of friends who, in the wake of a tragic loss, choose to embrace life. In a world inundated by technology and constant communication, the play examines the interconnectedness of love, loss, faith and healing.


Harrison David RiversHarrison David Rivers’s plays include the bandaged place (Relentless Award), When Last We Flew (GLAAD Award), This Bitter Earth (MN Theatre Award for Exceptional New Work), Where Storms Are Born (Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, Berkshire Theatre Award Nom), Sweet (AUDELCO Nom), And She Would Stand Like This (with David Mendizábal) and the musical Five Points (MN Theatre Award for Exceptional New Work, Broadway World Award for Best New Work). He has received McKnight and Many Voices Jerome Fellowships, a Van Lier Fellowship, an Emerging Artist of Color Fellowship and New York Stage & Film’s Founders’ Award. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Playwrights' Center.


David MendizábalDavid Mendizábal is a director/designer, a Producing Artistic Leader of The Movement Theatre Company, and the Associate Artistic Director of The Sol Project. Select directing credits include: Then They Forgot About The Rest (INTAR), iNegro (Mentor Project), And She Would Stand Like This (The Movement), On the Grounds of Belonging (Public/Public Studio) and Tell Hector I Miss Him (Atlantic/Drama League Nomination). Former Artistic Associate at Atlantic Theater Company, current member of Latinx Theatre Commons, & Wingspace. Alumnus of Drama League, LCT Director's Lab, NALAC, & artEquity. BFA NYU/Tisch.

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