The Trees at Playwrights Horizons
February 12, 2023–March 19, 2023
Use discount code TREESCM for $40 tickets.
Co-produced with Page 73 Productions
This event is recommended by the Polish Cultural Institute New York.
Late one night, drunk-stumbling home through a neighborhood park, two siblings’ feet take root in the earth. Literally. Word of this extraordinary event spreads and brings together an otherwise disparate group of strangers, each seeking renewed purpose. The Trees by Agnes Borinsky asks us to consider: in our mercenary world, how can we have a more expansive notion of what change is possible? What of our old lives do we hold onto?
The Trees is the result of a Jody Falco and Jeffrey Steinman Commission for Emerging Playwrights.
Set and costume design for The Trees is generously supported by the Tobin Theatre Arts Fund.
“Kinder Kinder” by Joseph White and Agnes Borinsky.
Polish translations by Wiesław Górski, with additional translation by Danusia Trevino.
Yiddish translation by Yelena Shmulenson.
“Agnes Borinsky can write like blazes.”
—Time Out New York
Danusia Trevino is an actress and a storyteller born in Poland. She is a double Moth Grand slam winner and a regular with the mainstage Moth. Theater credits: The Wooster’s Group A Pink Chair (Centre de Pompidou, Performing Garage), Polish director Krzysztof Garbaczewski’s VR project Exegesis (La MaMa) and Ginsberg/Bialoszewski (Warsaw’s New Theater), SITI company (National Tour). She was a part of the New York literary salon Women of Letters and This Alien Nation (Joe’s Pub).
Playwrights Horizons is a writer’s theater dedicated to the development of contemporary American playwrights, and to the production of innovative new work. In a city rich with cultural offerings, Playwrights Horizons’ 52-year-old mission is unique; we have distinguished ourselves by a steadfast commitment to centering and advancing the voice of the playwright. It’s a mission that is always timely, and one that’s necessary in the ongoing evolution of theater in this country.
We believe that playwrights are the great storytellers of our time, offering essential contributions to civic discourse and illuminating life’s greatest paradoxes. And we believe in the singularity of a writer’s voice, valuing the broad, eclectic spectrum and diversity of American writers. Here, writers are supported in every stage of their growth through our New Works Lab, PoP Master Class series, Soundstage audio program; the Lighthouse Project; and Almanac, our digital magazine.
We present a season of productions annually on our two stages, each of which is a World, American or New York premiere. Much like our work, our audience is risk-taking and adventurous; and we’re committed to strengthening their engagement and feeding their curiosity through all of our programming, onsite and online.