“That bed. King-sized, at least. With space for visitors, and belongings and much much more. We used to lay towels on it and have Chinese food. We used to play Scrabble… I know you love me. That you are doing your best.”

Late at night, while his baby daughter sleeps, a son makes notes on his mother’s daily life and scenes from their complicated relationship. He is shaping a play, and a perspective. Two blocks away, his mother naps, and smokes, and reads, and drinks coffee. She is shaping her existence within encroaching confines. This New York story asks how we come to know one another as parents and as children. How do we care for those we love, and what does it take to live with – and without – them?



The Fourth Street Theatre is not an ADA-compliant venue. However, we do our best to accommodate all theatre guests.

The only entrance to the theatre is up a flight of eight stairs from the street level. Restrooms are located on the lower level down a flight of stairs. Fully accessible restrooms are available on the street level in NYTW’s adjacent venue. For more information about accessibility at New York Theatre Workshop, please visit the NYTW site.

OCT 6 – 27, 2019

Written by:
Andy Bragen

Directed by:
Knud Adams

Ari Fliakos
Caroline Lagerfelt

Set Design:
Marsha Ginsberg

Costume Design:
Sophia Choi

Lighting Design:
Oona Curley

Sound Design:
Peter Mills Weiss

Production Stage Manager:
Molly Shea

Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop

Fourth Street Theatre
79 East 4th St.
New York, NY 10003

A co-production with Andy Bragen Theatre Projects