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Company member Maggie Siff performs a reading of Anne Carson’s classic poem, “The Glass Essay,” as part of 92Y’s Christopher Lightfoot Walker Reading Series on Thursday, May 12. The event is available both in person and streaming online.

Company member Mark H. Dold joins a new production of the Tony award-winning play The Inheritance by Matthew López and directed by Paul Daigneault, now playing at Speakeasy Stage in Boston. A generation after the peak of the AIDS crisis, what is it like to be a young gay man in New York?  What do we owe the future and each other? The show takes place in two parts, running concurrently through June 11.

Company member Nathan Hinton joins the cast of Chekhov + Turgenev, two Russian classics presented in repertory and scored in jazz, Turgenev’s About Love and Chekhov’s Three Sisters. Both productions are adapted and directed by Will Pomerantz, and feature an original score by Nancy Harrow, performed nightly by a live jazz quartet. A limited engagement from Blueprint Productions that runs through June 10. Nathan appears in About Love, a musical play with songs, inspired by Ivan Turgenev’s novella, First Love. 

Company members Lizan Mitchell and Nikkole Salter are featured in The Huntington Theatre’s world premiere of Kirsten Greenidge’s Our Daughters, Like Pillars, about a whirlwind week in the life of a contemporary Black Boston family. Directed by Kimberly Senior, performances finished May 8, with digital access to a filmed performance available through May 22. Hear Greenbridge speak about the play on WBUR. 

Marjan Neshat plays Nazanin in the world premiere of Wish You Were Here, written by Sanaz Toossi and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch at Playwrights Horizons, on stage now through May 29. The New York Times also ran a Sunday arts feature: “Marjan Neshat on Her ‘Kind of Miraculous Season’ Onstage” recognizing her performances this season in three works by playwrights of Middle Eastern descent, including Sylvia Khoury’s Selling Kabul, followed by Sanaz Toossi’s English and the current production of Wish You Were Here.

Company member Madeline Wise plays Jean-Luc Picard’s mother, Yvette, in the second season of Star Trek: Picard, appearing in five episodes in flashbacks to Picard’s childhood. The series stars Sir Patrick Stewart and is the follow-up series to Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002). The entire second season is now available to stream on Paramount+.

Dee Pelletier and Kathleen McNenny have joined the Broadway cast of Tracy Letts’ The Minutes as understudies. From the award-winning Steppenwolf Theatre, The Minutes follows the inner-workings of a city council meeting in the small town of Big Cherry—and the hypocrisy, greed, ambition and devious doings that ensue. The production initially played 19 preview performances in March 2020 before closing due to Covid, and is now scheduled to run through July 24.

The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced that the Asian American Performers Action Coalition (AAPAC) are recipients of 2022 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre, in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the Broadway industry.  Company members Pun Bandhu, Cindy Cheung, Angel Desai, Julienne Hanzelka Kim and Kenneth Lee, sit on AAPAC’s steering committee and founded the organization in 2011.