May 31, 2023

Announcing the January 2024 World Premiere of Munich Medea: Happy Family

Why did you tell them about our secrets?
Why share things with them that they cannot understand?

Munich Medea: Happy Family surrounds two childhood friends, Caroline and Alice, who reestablish contact after more than 20 years. As they begin to unravel shared memories, they discover the part that Caroline’s father, a renowned theatre actor, played in both their lives and how it affects them to this very day. Corinne Jaber's new play captures the wild vulnerability of youth and the heavy armature of adulthood in unsparing, theatrical detail, led by award-winning director Lee Sunday Evans (Oratorio for Living Things, Dance Nation, [PORTO], A Beautiful Day in November… (both at WP) and at PlayCo Caught and Intractable Woman.).

A co-production between PlayCo and WP Theater premiering in January 2024.

Meet the Artists:

Corinne Jaber (Writer) is of Syrian/German heritage and was born in Munich and raised in Canada and Germany. She is an award-winning actress as well as a writer/director. She has been part of many international theatre
productions in English as well as in French, such as - to name but a few -
Peter Brook’s The Mahabharata, A Dybbuk for 2, by and with the late Bruce
Myers, Irina Brook's Beast on the Moon (for which she obtained a “Molière”
the best actress award in France) and more recently Oh My Sweet Land, a
monologue which she conceived and co-authored together with Amir Nizar
Zuabi as well as acted in. For many years she has worked with Afghan
actors in Kabul on Shakespeare. Their work culminated in a production of
Comedy of Errors at the “Globe to Globe Festival” for the Globe Theatre in
London. Her play The Bus that didn’t stop on the Partition of India has now
developed into her very first film Borderlines which she also produced and

Lee Sunday Evans (Director) is a two-time Obie Award winning director and choreographer. She is also the Artistic Director of Waterwell. Recent credits include: Oratorio for Living Things by Heather Christian (Ars Nova), Dance Nation by Clare Barron (Playwrights), and The Courtroom by Arian Moayed (Waterwell), which she also directed as a feature-length film.