“A whip-smart satire. Sharp-toothed comic drama with lots to say."
New York Times
Get ready for the play that will have everyone talking: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ explosive Pulitzer Prize finalist, Gloria.
In the offices of a hip New York magazine, where the banter is more poisonous than the pens, a group of twentysomething editorial assistants scrap it out for their bosses’ jobs. And, a book deal before they’re thirty. In a culture powered by status and Starbucks, a regular work day suddenly turns into anything but and these aspiring journalists are presented with a career-defining shot at the best-seller list. In this razor-sharp dark comedy, MacArthur “Genius” grant winner Jacobs-Jenkins skewers ambition, office warfare and the cutthroat world of modern media.
From the company behind Seymour smash hits, The Flick and The Rolling Stone, comes the Sydney premiere of a play that has set New York and London abuzz. Jacobs-Jenkins’ other plays include An Octoroon, which won the Obie Award for Best New American Play in 2014.
★★★★ “A Major New Talent” The Telegraph London
★★★★ “Sharp, Witty & Inventive” The Guardian London
★★★★★ “Gloria is just Glorious” The Stage London
With Justin Amankwah, Annabel Harte, Reza Momenzada, Michelle Ny, Georgina Symes and Rowan Witt
Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Director Alexander Berlage
Assistant Director Mikala Westall
Producer Jeremy Waters
Production Manager Katherine Shearer
Stage Managers Ellen Castles & Bronte Schuftan
Set Designer Jeremy Allen
Design Associate Veronique Benett
Lighting Designer Alex Berlage
Sound Composition & Design Ben Pierpoint
Dialect Coach Amanda Stephens Lee
SFX Coordinator Alexi Creecy
Photography Marnya Rothe
Graphic Design 51 Watts Design