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Playwright Bathsheba Doran’s The Mystery of Love and Sex received its world premiere at Lincoln Center this spring under the direction of Sam Gold, starring Diane Lane and Tony Shalhoub. Her critically acclaimed play Kin received its world premiere in spring 2011 at Playwrights Horizons, directed by Sam Gold. Her play Parents’ Evening premiered at The Flea Theater, directed by Jim Simpson; and her play Ben and the Magic Paintbrush premiered in spring 2010 at South Coast Repertory Theater. She is a 2009 recipient of the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award and three Lecomte du Nouy Lincoln Center playwriting awards. She is also a Cherry Lane Mentor Project Fellow and a Susan Smith Blackburn Award finalist.  Doran served as a writer/producer for the second season of Showtime’s hit series Masters of Sex. She also wrote on season two of the acclaimed Martin Scorsese/HBO series Boardwalk Empire (for which her episode received a WGA nomination). Doran’s first play Feminine Wash was produced at the Edinburgh Fringe festival while she was a student at Cambridge University, from which she holds a BA and an MA. She then went on to Oxford University, where she received an MA before working as a television comedy writer with the BBC. Doran then moved to the United States on a Fulbright Scholarship in 2000, received her M.F.A from Columbia University and went on to become a playwriting fellow of The Juilliard School. 


Director Rebecca Longworth is a director, theatremaker, and teacher. She is delighted to return to NCTC, having directed J. Conrad Frank in Buyer & Cellar in 2016. Other Bay Area directing credits include: A Streetcar Named Desire and Buried Child at Boxcar Theatre; ...And Baby Makes Seven and Lips Together, Teeth Apart for Theatre Q; and many others. Rebecca also creates ensemble plays with her company, Idiot String (, and its fictional troupe of eccentric thespians, the Samuel Peaches Peripatetic Players ( Catch their shows touring to Bay Area parks each summer with FluxWagon, a folding mobile stage. Rebecca also creates devised and site-specific work with the Hatch Collective, and recently wrote her first full-length play.




Lighting Designer ... Sophia Craven

Props Designer ... Christopher Daroca

Stage Manager ... Emma Gifford

Intimacy Choreographer ... Maya Herbsman

Costume Designer ... Nikki-Anderson Joy

Fight Choreographer ... Kristen Matia

Sound Designer ... Ryan Lee Short

Scenic Designer ...  Ting na Wang