By Jackie Sibblies Drury
Directed by Sarah Benson
Choreography by Raja Feather Kelly
In association with Soho Rep.
Limited Season · Peet’s Theatre
October 4–November 4, 2018
World premiere production

Running time: 1 hour and 40 minutes, no intermission

Witness the work of Jackie Sibblies Drury—one of the brightest voices in American theatre today—as she tackles our thorniest questions about society and race in a fully unpredictable and thrilling theatrical experience.

It begins simply enough: It’s Grandma’s birthday, and Beverly needs the family’s celebration to be perfect. But her husband is no help, her brother hasn’t arrived, and her teenage daughter may be in trouble. What’s more, they are being watched…and judged. Soon, the attitudes and assumptions of these watchers begin to manifest in the family’s celebration, forcing them to fight for their very identities.

Fairview was originally commissioned by Berkeley Rep and Soho Rep., and developed in The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work.

Creative team

Jackie Sibblies Drury · Playwright
Sarah Benson · Director
Raja Feather Kelly · Choreographer
Garrett Allen · Associate Director
Mimi Lien · Scenic Design
Montana Levi Blanco · Costume Design
Amith Chandrashaker · Lighting Design
Mikaal Sulaiman · Sound Design
Cookie Jordan · Hair & Wig Design
J. David Brimmer · Fight Director
Madeleine Oldham · Dramaturg
Stephanie Yankwitt & Margaret Dunn, TBD Casting · Casting
Leslie M. Radin · Stage Manager
Peiyi Wong · Assistant Scenic Designer
Jessica Crawford · Assistant Costume Designer
Abby Hoke Brady · Assistant Lighting Designer
Nathan Rubio · Assistant Sound Designer
Ryan Courtney · Props Designer, Soho Rep.
Ben Furey · Dialect Coach
Dave Maier · Fight Director (Berkeley)
James McGregor · Production Assistant
Terri K Kohler · Stage Manager, Soho Rep.


Natalie Venetia Belcon · Beverly
Brooke Bloom · Suze
Charles Browning · Dayton
Chantal Jean-Pierre · Jasmine
Natalia Payne · Bets
Jed Resnick · Mack / Fight Captain
Luke Robertson · Jimbo
Monique Robinson · Keisha

Leaping manEssential viewing…[an] electrifying contribution to the contemporary theatrical avant-garde…[Director Sarah Benson’s] cast members are masters of technique, their acting as rigorous as ballet, so well-timed, so specific and precise are they with vocal, facial and bodily choices.”

San Francisco Chronicle

Astounding…a mind blowing evening…One of the most electric nights of theater in recent memory…The power of the piece comes from its smarts and its fearlessness.”

Mercury News / Bay Area News Group

Don’t miss it. Jackie Sibblies Drury’s brilliant new play, excellently directed by Sarah Benson, illustrates the power of theater…its deep impression lingers on afterward.”


Watch now

Official trailer: Fairview

Get a look at Jackie Sibblies Drury’s new play and see why critics are calling the show “enlightening and provocatively fun.”

Behind the scenes: Jackie Sibblies Drury and Sarah Benson

The playwright and director of Fairview reveal their thoughts on this unpredictable and critically acclaimed play.

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