New York Theatre Workshop
New York Theatre Workshop 2019 Residency

You Hateful Things

August 03, 2019

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

A wild and terrifying play about compartmentalization, whiteness, fragility and rage involving three siblings and their white father.

New York Theatre Workshop

By Will Arbery
Directed by Taylor Reynolds

Nicole, Crystal and Lawrence lost their mother last year. But they still have their white dad. They love their white dad. Their white dad feels like he's made of love. One day, while they're renovating his house, they discover Dad's got a white dude in a box. This white dude in a box says he hates them. Needless to say, they don't love this white dude in a box.


Will ArberyWill Arbery is a playwright from Texas and Wyoming whose plays include Plano (Clubbed Thumb 2018/2019), Heroes of the Fourth Turning (Playwrights Horizons 2019), Evanston Salt Costs Climbing (New Neighborhood 2018) and Wheelchair (3 Hole Press). He’s a resident at New Dramatists, a member of I-73, alum of The Working Farm at SPACE on Ryder Farm, a resident at Colt Coeur, a member of Youngblood, and an alum of Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writers Group. His plays have been developed at Clubbed Thumb, Playwrights Horizons, New York Theater Workshop, The Vineyard, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Ojai Playwrights Conference, Cape Cod Theater Project, The New Group, EST/Youngblood, The Bushwick Starr, Alliance/Kendeda and Tofte Lake Center. Dance work: Pioneer Works, MCA Chicago, Watermill Center. MFA: Northwestern. BA: Kenyon College.


Taylor ReynoldsTaylor Reynolds is a New York-based director and theatermaker from Chicago and one of the Producing Artistic Leaders of The Movement Theatre Company in Harlem. She has worked as a director, assistant and collaborator with companies including Clubbed Thumb, Signature Theatre Company, Page 73, Ars Nova, New Georges and the Atlantic Acting School. Selected directing credits: Plano by Will Arbery, ALLOND(R)A by Gina Femia, Songs About Trains (co-directed with Rebecca Martinez), Think Before You Holla (creator/deviser), FOOD by Rhonda Marie Khan. She is a New Georges Affiliated Artist, member of NY Madness and the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, and 2017-2018 Clubbed Thumb Directing Fellow. BFA, Carnegie Mellon University.

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