(Via David Gibbs, DARR Publicity)


New York, NY – The Amoralists has announced their 2016-2017 season, which will include the world premiere of Ken Urban’s NIBBLER, directed by Benjamin Kamine, and ‘Wright Club’s ‘Wright Nights, featuring six new authors in the company’s year-long playwright development program.

NIBBLER runs from February 23 – March 18, 2017 in a limited engagement at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, located at 224 Waverly Place between Perry & West 11th Streets in New York City. Previews begin February 23 for a February 27 opening. Tickets will go on sale in January 2017 at or by calling 1-866-811-4111.

In the summer of 1992 in Medford, New Jersey, Adam and his gang of friends face life after high school. But when the fivesome encounter a mysterious visitor from another world, their lives are forever changed. A dark comedy with music about that time when everything and nothing seems possible.

The cast and design team for NIBBLER will be announced at a later date.

‘Wright Club is The Amoralists year-long playwright development program, in which six authors face off with their harshest critics, themselves, through guided artistic challenges and structured peer support. They are a community of playmakers bound by the principles, and strengthened in the practice, of courageous vulnerability.

The Amoralists ‘Wright Club mission is to build a community of artists, focusing primarily on writers for the theatre; To deepen authors’ understanding of their own process through production; And to broaden the theatre community’s conversation about playmaking.


This season’s six authors include Lawrence Dial, Tanya Everett, Jessica Hinds, Stacey Rose, Becca Schlossberg and Lizzie Vieh.

All ‘Wright Club ‘Wright Night events begin at 7pm and are free to the public. For venue information and to reserve seats visit


Monday, November 21 – ‘Wright Night 1: CIRCLE MIRROR ALTERCATION
Monday, January 9 – ‘Wright Night 2: ABRASION IN THE SUN
Monday, March 6 – ‘Wright Night 3: ‘FIGHT, MOTHER
Monday, April 17 – ‘Wright Night 4: HOW I LEARNED TO PILE-DRIVE
Monday, June 5 – ‘Wright Night 5: IN THE NEXT ROUND, or THE FLY-WEIGHTER PLAY
Monday, July 17 – ‘Wright Night 6: KUNG FU AND HER FRIENDS

Dedicated to an honest expression of the American condition, THE AMORALISTS produce work of no moral judgment. From New York Times’ Critics’ Pick productions and world premiere work from writers including Adam Rapp, Emily Schwend and Ken Urban, THE AMORALISTS bring audiences stories that are incisive, at times outrageous, and always entertaining. With a cadre of artists known for their raw and visceral performance style, “nobody else weds old-fashioned realist structure to working-class-hero lunacy quite this way” (Time Out New York).

Now in their tenth season and third residency at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, “THE AMORALISTS have cemented their reputation as the most promising, crowd-pleasing ensemble to emerge downtown” (The New York Times). For info visit, Like them on Facebook at, and follow on Twitter at and Instagram at



Ken Urban is a playwright and screenwriter based in New York. His plays have been produced Off-Broadway at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 59E59 Theatres, The Summer Play Festival at The Public, and Studio 42. He has developed new work at a number of theaters including Playwrights Horizons, Huntington Theatre Company, Theatre @ Boston Court, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Donmar Warehouse (London) and Primary Stages. In 2015, A Future Perfect received its World Premiere at SpeakEasy Stage Company in Boston. Sense of an Ending opened in London at Theatre503 in May, then in New York at 59E59 Theatres in August. He wrote the screenplay for The Happy Sad, which screened internationally at over 25 film festivals, and is now available on iTunes and Amazon. His plays are published by Dramatists Play Service in the United States and Methuen in the United Kingdom and Europe. Awards include the Weissberger Playwriting Award, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for Playwriting, Huntington Theater Playwriting Fellowship, Headlands Artist Residency, Djerassi Artist Residency, Dramatist Guild Fellowship, and MacDowell Colony Fellowships. He is a member playwright at New Dramatists in New York, and a Core Writer at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis.

Benjamin Kamine is a Manhattan-based stage director with a focus on new work. His recent credits include the world premieres of Carlyle by Thomas Bradshaw (Goodman Theatre) and A Comedy of Manors by Zoe Samuel (Adirondack Theatre Festival), the New York premiere of Washer/Dryer by Nandita Shenoy (Ma-Yi Theatre Company), and the world premiere of a cautionary tail by Christopher Oscar Pena (Flea Theater). Kamine is an Associate Artist at The Flea Theater and the Resident Director at the Jewish Plays Project. He has developed new work with Ars Nova, Berkeley Rep, Cape Cod Theatre Project, the Civilians, Ensemble Studio Theater, the Goodman Theatre, the Lark, Ma-Yi Theater Company, New York Theatre Workshop, PlayPenn, Playwrights Realm, Primary Stages, and Soho Rep among many others. Kamine has been a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, the 15-16 and 16-17 Civilians R&D Group, the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, and he is a 16-17 LABA Fellow.

Photo of Ken Urban:  Credit Kevin Thomas Garcia.  All rights reserved.


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