Maia Novi's Invasive Species Opens Off-Broadway Encore Run May 15; Get a 1st Look at the Show | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Maia Novi's Invasive Species Opens Off-Broadway Encore Run May 15; Get a 1st Look at the Show

Pulitzer Prize finalist Michael Breslin is back to direct the limited run after staging the 2023 world premiere at The Tank.

Alexandra Maurice, Maia Novi, Julian Sanchez, Raffi Donatich, and Sam Gonzalez Julieta Cervantes

Maia Novi's Invasive Species officially opens its Off-Broadway encore run at The Vineyard's Dimson Theater May 15 after beginning previews May 7. The run will continue through June 30.

Pulitzer Prize finalist Michael Breslin (Circle Jerk) is back directing after staging the work's 2023 world premiere at The Tank. The piece was written as a response to debates around mental health policies on campus at Yale, following the mental journey of a Latine acting student navigating the American entertainment industry as an immigrant artist.

The full 2023 cast is reprising its performances, including Novi, Raffaella Donatich, Sam Gonzalez, Alexandra Maurice, and Julian Sanchez. Rounding out the company for the encore run are Paloma Aisenberg and Tyler Cruz.

Take a look at production photos in the gallery below.

Photos: Invasive Species Off-Broadway

The production features costume design by Cole McCarty, lighting design by Yichen Zhou, movement direction by Beth Gill, and sound design and original music by Jessie Char and Maxwell Neely-Cohen. Amauta M. Firmino serves as dramaturg and producer, with Shannon Molly Flynn as production manager and line producer, Molle Shea as production stage manager, Eva Shannon-Dabek as stage manager, and Brandon Brooks as general manager.

Folk Productions, Danielle Perelman, and Arterial Projects are producing, with Jeremy O. Harris serving as executive producer. Co-producers include Vaughn Feighan and Chase Landow, Tira Harpaz, Brandon Sanchez, and Rachel Weiss, with David Thomas Tao and Benjamin Nelson as associate producers, and Sophia Englesberg as assistant producer.


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